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Visual and Performing Arts Events for the 2016-2017 Academic Season
Unless otherwise noted, admission is free to all main campus events on a first-come, first-served basis. Admission may be charged for performances in the downtown Performing Arts Center. Reservations are advised for University Theatre and Performing Arts Center events. These listings are being updated frequently and events are subject to change -- we urge you to check local publicity or contact University Communications Services (843-661-1220), the Department of Fine Arts (843-661-1385), or the Francis Marion University Performing Arts Center (843-661-4444) to assure accuracy.

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July 2016

July 1 - August 11, 2016
Connection - Recent Work by Stephanie Imbeau.
Francis Marion University Art Gallery Series.
8:00 am - 5:30 pm Mon-Thurs, Hyman Fine Arts Center Gallery.

July 12, 2016
Timber Cabins open for public viewing.
10:30 am - 2:30 pm (weather permitting) the second Tuesday of every month, March-November.
For more information call Karl McAlister (843) 661-1311.

July 24, 2016
New Horizons - Journey to Pluto
.
University Astronomy Program.
3
:00 pm, Dooley Planetarium, Cauthen Educational Media Center.

August 2016

August 9, 2016
Hewn Timber Cabins open for public viewing.
10:30 am - 2:30 pm (weather permitting) the second Tuesday of every month, March-November.
For more information call Karl McAlister (843) 661-1311.

August 14, 2016
Sunstruck
.
University Astronomy Program.
3
:00 pm, Dooley Planetarium, Cauthen Educational Media Center.

August 23 - September 22, 2016
Paintings by Paul Yanko.
Francis Marion University Art Gallery Series.
8:30 am - 5:00 pm Mon-Fri, Hyman Fine Arts Center Gallery.

August 23 - November 3 19, 2016
3D Art TBA.
Francis Marion University Art Gallery Series.
8:30 am - 5:00 pm Mon-Thurs, Hyman Fine Arts Center Gallery.

August 28, 2016
Life and Death of a Star
.
University Astronomy Program.
3
:00 pm, Dooley Planetarium, Cauthen Educational Media Center.

September 2016

September 6, 2016
Hewn Timber Cabins open for public viewing.
10:30 am - 2:30 pm (weather permitting) the second Tuesday of every month, March-November.
For more information call Karl McAlister (843) 661-1311.

September 11, 2016
Amazing Universe
.
University Astronomy Program.
3
:00 pm, Dooley Planetarium, Cauthen Educational Media Center.

September 13, 2016
Film TBA.
FMU Cinema Series.

3:35 & 7:30 pm, Lowrimore Auditorium, Cauthen Educational Media Center.


September 25, 2016
Are We Alone?
.
University Astronomy Program.
3
:00 pm, Dooley Planetarium, Cauthen Educational Media Center.

September 27 - November 3, 2016
Abandoned Spaces by Robert O. Keith IV.
Francis Marion University Art Gallery Series.
8:30 am - 5:00 pm Mon-Fri, Hyman Fine Arts Center Gallery.

September 29, 2016
Faculty Recital: Shane Reeves, percussion.
Department of Fine Arts.

7:30 pm, Performing Arts Center, Downtown Florence.
(Call
PAC Box Office 843-661-4444 for reservations.)

October 2016

October 5, 2016
Mörglbl.
Francis Marion University Artist Series Recital.
7:30 pm, Performing Arts Center, Downtown Florence.
(Call
PAC Box Office 843-661-4444 for reservations.)

October 6, 2016
Daniel Maltz, piano.
FMU Artist Series / Burns Memorial Recital.
7:30 pm, Kassab Recital Hall, Hyman Fine Arts Center.
Free admission, no advance reservations.

October 9, 2016
Tales of the Maya Skies
.
University Astronomy Program.
3
:00 pm, Dooley Planetarium, Cauthen Educational Media Center.

October 11, 2016
Hewn Timber Cabins open for public viewing.
10:30 am - 2:30 pm (weather permitting) the second Tuesday of every month, March-November.
For more information call Karl McAlister (843) 661-1311.

October 14, 2016
Concert: FMU Concert Choir and Cut Time Vocalists. Paul Thompson, director. Open to all FMU students, the Concert Choir performs a wide range of choral works. Cut Time is an audition-only vocal group.
Department of Fine Arts.
7:30 pm, Performing Arts Center, Downtown Florence.
(Call
PAC Box Office 843-661-4444 for reservations.)

October 20-22, 2016
Blues for an Alabama Sky by Pearl Cleage, directed by professor D. Keith Best.
7:30 pm Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Fine Arts Theatre, Hyman Fine Arts Center.
(Call Box Office 843-661-1365 between 1pm and 5pm Mon-Fri for Theatre seating availability.)

October 23, 2016
The Evening Sky
.
University Astronomy Program.
3
:00 pm, Dooley Planetarium, Cauthen Educational Media Center.

November 2016

November 1, 2016
Film TBA.
FMU Cinema Series.

3:35 & 7:30 pm, Lowrimore Auditorium, Cauthen Educational Media Center.


November 1, 2016
Concert: FMU Concert Band. Dr. Terry Roberts, director.
Department of Fine Arts.

7:30 pm, Performing Arts Center, Downtown Florence.
(Call
PAC Box Office 843-661-4444 for reservations.)

November 2, 2016
Concert: FMU Music Industry Ensemble, Dr. Brandon Goff, director. The M.I.E. is a workshop ensemble devoted to the development of individual performance and improvisation skills through the preparation and staging of music for small groups representing a variety of classic and modern jazz, pop, rock and soul styles.
Department of Fine Arts.

7:30 pm, FMU campus, location TBA.
(Call
PAC Box Office 843-661-4444 for reservations.)

November 8, 2016
Hewn Timber Cabins open for public viewing.
10:30 am - 2:30 pm (weather permitting) the second Tuesday of every month, March-November.
For more information call Karl McAlister (843) 661-1311.

November 10, 2016
Enrique Graf, piano.
Francis Marion University Artist Series Recital.
Concert: 7:30 pm, Performing Arts Center, Downtown Florence.
(Call
PAC Box Office 843-661-4444 for reservations.)

November 10-11, 2016
Pee Dee Fiction & Poetry Festival
.
FMU English Department and Lecture Series.
Lowrimore Auditorium, Cauthen Educational Media Center.

November 13, 2016
Secret Lives of Stars
.
University Astronomy Program.
3
:00 pm, Dooley Planetarium, Cauthen Educational Media Center.

November 14 - December 17, 2016
Senior Shows by Graduating FMU Visual Arts Majors
.
Francis Marion University Art Gallery Series.
8:30 am - 5:00 pm Mon-Fri, Hyman Fine Arts Center Gallery.
Reception TBA.

November 18, 2016
Concert: FMU Percussion Ensemble. The percussion ensemble performs music written expressly for percussion. The works performed by the ensemble utilize a variety of percussion instruments and encompass a multitude of musical styles.
Department of Fine Arts.

7:30 pm, Performing Arts Center, Downtown Florence.
(Call
PAC Box Office 843-661-4444 for reservations.)

November 21, 2016
Concert: FMU String Ensemble, Dr. Terry Roberts, director.  This ensemble is open to all university students and faculty interested in learning and performing chamber music.
Department of Fine Arts.

7:30 pm, Performing Arts Center, Downtown Florence.
(Call
PAC Box Office 843-661-4444 for reservations.)

November 27, 2016
The Christmas Star
.
University Astronomy Program.
3
:00 pm, Dooley Planetarium, Cauthen Educational Media Center.

November 29, 2016
Concert: FMU Jazz Combo. Paolo André Gualdi, directorConcert: FMU Jazz Combo. Paolo André Gualdi, directorConcert: FMU Jazz Combo. Paolo André Gualdi, director.
Department of Fine Arts.

7:30 pm, Performing Arts Center, Downtown Florence.
(Call
PAC Box Office 843-661-4444 for reservations.)

December 2016

December TBA, 2016
Concert: FMU Guitar Studio. Alma Sehic, director.
Department of Fine Arts.

7:30 pm, Performing Arts Center, Downtown Florence.
(Call
PAC Box Office 843-661-4444 for reservations.)

December 5, 2016
Concert: FMU Concert Choir and Cut Time Vocalists. Paul Thompson, director. Open to all FMU students, the Concert Choir performs a wide range of choral works. Cut Time is an audition-only vocal group.
Department of Fine Arts.
7:30 pm, Performing Arts Center, Downtown Florence.
(Call
PAC Box Office 843-661-4444 for reservations.)

December 6-17, 2016
Works by FMU 3D Design and Ceramics Classes
.
Francis Marion University Art Gallery Series.
8:30 am - 5:00 pm Mon-Fri, Hyman Fine Arts Center Gallery.

December 11, 2016
The Christmas Star
.
University Astronomy Program.
3
:00 pm, Dooley Planetarium, Cauthen Educational Media Center.

December 18, 2016
The Christmas Star
.
University Astronomy Program.
3
:00 pm, Dooley Planetarium, Cauthen Educational Media Center.

January 2017

January 10, 2017
Lamps of Atlantis
.
University Astronomy Program.
3
:00 pm, Dooley Planetarium, Cauthen Educational Media Center.

January 10 - February 16, 2017
Art Shows TBA.
Francis Marion University Art Gallery Series.
8:30 am - 5:00 pm Mon-Fri, Hyman Fine Arts Center Gallery.

January 24, 2017
Black Holes
.
University Astronomy Program.
3
:00 pm, Dooley Planetarium, Cauthen Educational Media Center.

January 31, 2017
Two Gentlemen of Verona by the American Shakespeare Center.
Sponsored by Bernie and Kathy Campbell and the Francis Marion University Artist Series.
7:30 pm, Chapman Auditorium, McNair Science Building.
Admission free, no advance reservations.

February 2017

February 7, 2016
Film TBA.
FMU Cinema Series.

3:35 & 7:30 pm, Lowrimore Auditorium, Cauthen Educational Media Center.


February 14, 2017
Grand Tour of Earth
.
University Astronomy Program.
3
:00 pm, Dooley Planetarium, Cauthen Educational Media Center.

February 15-18, 2017
Theatre Production TBA, directed by professor L. Dawn Larsen.
The University Theatre.
7:30 pm Wednesday - Saturday.
Performing Arts Center, Downtown Florence.

(Call PAC Box Office 843-661-4444 between 12pm and 5pm Mon-Fri for Theatre seating availability.)

February 20-25, 2017
South Carolina Chamber Music Festival.
Department of Fine Arts and Lecture Series.
Performing Arts Center, Downtown Florence.

(Call
PAC Box Office 843-661-4444 for reservations.)

February 21 - March 30, 2017
Art Shows TBA.
Francis Marion University Art Gallery Series.
8:30 am - 5:00 pm Mon-Fri, Hyman Fine Arts Center Gallery.

March 2017

March 7, 2017
Hewn Timber Cabins open for public viewing.
10:30 am - 2:30 pm (weather permitting) the second Tuesday of every month, March-November.
For more information call Karl McAlister (843) 661-1311.

March 20, 2017
Film TBA.
FMU Cinema Series.

3:35 & 7:30 pm, Lowrimore Auditorium, Cauthen Educational Media Center.


March 24, 2017
Concert: Sarah Horick, composer and vocalist.
Florence Symphony Orchestra and Francis Marion University Artist Series Recital.
Performing Arts Center, Downtown Florence.

(Call
PAC Box Office 843-661-4444 for reservations.)

March 30, 2017
Concert: Francisco Cabŕn, violin.
Francis Marion University Artist Series Recital.
7:30 pm, Kassab Recital Hall, Hyman Fine Arts Center.
Free admission, no advance reservations.



April 2017

April 2, 2017
Concert: FMU String Ensemble, Dr. Terry Roberts, director.  This ensemble is open to all university students and faculty interested in learning and performing chamber music.
Department of Fine Arts.

4:00 pm, Performing Arts Center, Downtown Florence.
(Call
PAC Box Office 843-661-4444 for reservations.)

April 4, 2017
Concert: FMU Concert Band. Dr. Terry Roberts, director.
Department of Fine Arts.

7:30 pm, Performing Arts Center, Downtown Florence.
(Call
PAC Box Office 843-661-4444 for reservations.)

April 4 - May 6, 2017
Senior Exhibition by Graduating FMU Visual Arts Majors
.
Francis Marion University Art Gallery Series.
8:30 am - 5:00 pm Mon-Fri, Hyman Fine Arts Center Gallery.

Reception TBA.

April 11, 2017
Hewn Timber Cabins open for public viewing.
10:30 am - 2:30 pm (weather permitting) the second Tuesday of every month, March-November.
For more information call Karl McAlister (843) 661-1311.

April 11, 2017
Concert: FMU Concert Choir and Cut Time Vocalists. Paul Thompson, director. Open to all FMU students, the Concert Choir performs a wide range of choral works. Cut Time is an audition-only group.
Department of Fine Arts.
7:30 pm, Performing Arts Center, Downtown Florence.
(Call
PAC Box Office 843-661-4444 for reservations.)

April 13, 2017
Concert: FMU Percussion Ensemble. The percussion ensemble performs music written expressly for percussion. The works performed by the ensemble utilize a variety of percussion instruments and encompass a multitude of musical styles.
Department of Fine Arts.

7:30 pm, Performing Arts Center, Downtown Florence.
(Call
PAC Box Office 843-661-4444 for reservations.)

April 13-15, 2017
Always a Bridesmaid by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten, directed by professor A. Glen Gourley.
7:30 pm Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Fine Arts Theatre, Hyman Fine Arts Center.
(Call Box Office 843-661-1365 between 1pm and 5pm Mon-Fri for Theatre seating availability.)

April 20, 2017
Concert: FMU Music Industry Ensemble, Dr. Brandon Goff, director. The M.I.E. is a workshop ensemble devoted to the development of individual performance and improvisation skills through the preparation and staging of music for small groups representing a variety of classic and modern jazz, pop, rock and soul styles.
Department of Fine Arts.

7:30 pm, Performing Arts Center, Downtown Florence.
(Call
PAC Box Office 843-661-4444 for reservations.)

April 25 - May 6, 2017
Works by FMU 3D Design and Ceramics Classes
.
Francis Marion University Art Gallery Series.
8:30 am - 5:00 pm Mon-Fri, Hyman Fine Arts Center Gallery.

April TBA, 2017
Concert: FMU Jazz Combo. Paolo André Gualdi, director.
Department of Fine Arts.

7:30 pm, Performing Arts Center, Downtown Florence.
(Call
PAC Box Office 843-661-4444 for reservations.)

April TBA, 2017
Concert: FMU Guitar Studio. Alma Sehic, director.
Department of Fine Arts.

7:30 pm, Performing Arts Center, Downtown Florence.
(Call
PAC Box Office 843-661-4444 for reservations.)

May 2017

May 9, 2017
Hewn Timber Cabins open for public viewing.
10:30 am - 2:30 pm (weather permitting) the second Tuesday of every month, March-November.
For more information call Karl McAlister (843) 661-1311.

May 9 - August 10, 2017
Art Shows TBA.
Francis Marion University Art Gallery Series.
8:00 am - 5:30 pm Mon-Thurs, Hyman Fine Arts Center Gallery.

June 2017

June 13, 2017
Hewn Timber Cabins open for public viewing.
10:30 am - 2:30 pm (weather permitting) the second Tuesday of every month, March-November.
For more information call Karl McAlister (843) 661-1311.

 
July 2017

July 11, 2017
Hewn Timber Cabins open for public viewing.
10:30 am - 2:30 pm (weather permitting) the second Tuesday of every month, March-November.
For more information call Karl McAlister (843) 661-1311.

 
August 2017

August 8, 2017
Hewn Timber Cabins open for public viewing.
10:30 am - 2:30 pm (weather permitting) the second Tuesday of every month, March-November.
For more information call Karl McAlister (843) 661-1311.


COMPREHENSIVE DISCLAIMER: Although every attempt is made within the constraints of time and information available to assure accuracy of material included in the Fine Arts  website, errors and omissions are inevitable. Please take this into consideration and do let me know when you run across any such errors, and please note the URL for the offending page. Thank you!  jsallenger@fmarion.edu
OTHER PRESENTING ORGANIZATIONS:

~Art Trail Gallery  An all-volunteer art space in downtown Florence, the Art Trail Gallery showcases talent of regional visual artists and hosts a chamber music series. 185 West Evans Street, Florence, 843.672.0729.

~Columbia Museum of Art

~Dooley Planetarium and FMU Observatory:  Two public planetarium shows every month, located in the Cauthen Educational Media Center at Francis Marion University; observatory schedule is posted online and subject to change due to weather.

~Florence County Library: Film Series, computer classes, art exhibits, book clubs, etc.

~Florence Museum of Art, Science and History: 111 West Cheves Street.  843.662.3351.

~Florence Little Theatre: 417 S. Dargan Street. 7:30 pm curtain for evening shows; 3 pm for matinées. Dark Mondays. For seating availability and reservation information call 843.662.3731.

~Florence Regional Arts Alliance / Florence Convention & Visitors Bureau Arts Calendar

~Florence Symphony Orchestra:  Dr. Terry Roberts, Musical Director.  Dr. Roberts also coordinates the Music Industry program at Francis Marion University and directs the University String Ensemble. For additional info and season tickets call (843) 661-2541; for single event tickets, call the Performing Arts Center Box Office at 843.661.4444.

~Francis Marion University Performing Arts Center. This concert hall/theatre facility opened Fall 2011 in downtown Florence to serve the Pee Dee region with a state-of-the-art live performance venue. In addition to supporting the programs offered by the University's Department of Fine Arts, the PAC hosts a variety of performance series catering to patrons of popular and classical music and theatre as well as events specifically for family audiences.

~Hartsville-Coker Concert Series.

~Lake City Concert Series: For info and tickets call Betty Frances Stone (843) 374-2482 or Betty Carter (843) 235-2908.

~South Carolina Dance Theatre: 34th season, for info and tickets call (843) 669-3991.

~Trustus Theatre: A professional theatre company in the heart of the Congaree Vista district in Columbia, SC.
For additional info and tickets call (803) 254-9732.


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