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Visual and Performing Arts Events for the 2015-2016 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 2015

May 12 - August 12, 2015
Paintings by Mary Bentz Gilkerson.
Francis Marion University Art Gallery Series.
8:30 am - 5:00 pm Mon-Thurs, Hyman Fine Arts Center Gallery.

May 12 - August 12, 2015
From Our Collection -- 3D Art on Loan from the FMU Family.
Francis Marion University Art Gallery Series.
8:30 am - 5:00 pm Mon-Thurs, Hyman Fine Arts Center Gallery.

July 12, 2015
Voyage to the Planets
.
University Astronomy Program.
3
:00 pm, Dooley Planetarium, Cauthen Educational Media Center.

July 14, 2015
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 26, 2015
Galaxies in the Universe
.
University Astronomy Program.
3
:00 pm, Dooley Planetarium, Cauthen Educational Media Center.

August 2015

August 11, 2015
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 25 - September 24, 2015
Works by Will and Sara South.
Francis Marion University Art Gallery Series.
8:30 am - 5:00 pm Mon-Thurs, Hyman Fine Arts Center Gallery.

August 25 - September 24, 2015
From Our Collection -- 3D Art on Loan from the FMU Family.
Francis Marion University Art Gallery Series.
8:30 am - 5:00 pm Mon-Thurs, Hyman Fine Arts Center Gallery.

September 2015

September 8, 2015
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 9, 2015
Genghis Barbie, French horn quartet. "The leading post post-feminist feminist all-female horn experience, Genghis Barbie is the most innovative and energizing chamber ensemble of its generation and beyond."
Francis Marion University Artist Series Recital.
7:30 pm, Performing Arts Center, Downtown Florence.
(Call
PAC Box Office 843-661-4444 for reservations.)

September 22, 2015
Godzilla (Gojira). Ishiro Honda. Japan. 1954: 96 mins.
The original, 1954 classic (subtitled) won the Japanese Movie Association's Best Special Effects film and was nominated for its Best Picture.  A potent beast, Godzilla spawned 27 Japanese films and Gareth Edwards' 2014 Godzilla, the first in a planned trilogy.  Gojira explores the effects of nuclear war on nature, the Japanese culture, and its people.  The lecture situates the film in its Japanese context.
English Department Film Series.

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


September 24, 2015
Levon Ambartsumian, violin and Evgeny Rivkin, piano. Graduates of the Moscow Conservatory, Ambartsumian and Rivkin have developed international reputations through performance and recordings.
Francis Marion University Artist Series and Burns Memorial Recital.
7:30 pm, Performing Arts Center, Downtown Florence.
(Call
PAC Box Office 843-661-4444 for reservations.)

September 29 - November 5, 2015
Small Islands, Big Landscapes by Ella and Knapp Hudson.
Francis Marion University Art Gallery Series.
8:30 am - 5:00 pm Mon-Thurs, Hyman Fine Arts Center Gallery.

October 2015

October 1, 2015
Jae Sinnett Jazz Trio. In addition to being a gifted band leader and jazz drummer, Jae is also a composer, music educator and radio personality of the popular jazz show Sinnett in Session.
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, 2015
Frozen. Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee. 2013: 102 mins.
Come sing along with Idina Menzel and Kristen Bell in this Oscar and Grammy winner.  After the film, we'll discuss gender issues, the cultural and artistic impact of Disney, the evolution of the Disney Princess, and what makes a popular movie into a cult.  Costumes and kids of all ages welcome at the screenings; discussions intended for adults only.  Snacks at 5:30 and 6:30.
Gender Studies and English Department Film Series.

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


October 13, 2015
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 15, 2015
Xin Jie, soprano and Sumire Worman, piano.
Francis Marion University Faculty Recital.
7:30 pm, Kassab Recital Hall, Hyman Fine Arts Center.

October 27, 2015
Concert: FMU Concert Band. Kelly Jokisch, director.
Department of Fine Arts.

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

October 28-31, 2015
The Tempest by William Shakespeare, directed by 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.)

November 2015

November 3, 2015
Twelve Monkeys. Terry Gilliam. 1995: 129 mins.
This sci-fi thriller explores the nature of memory, the distortion of the human mind by technology, and the fragility of modern culture.  Based on Chris Marker's avant-garde classic, La Jetée (1962). Bruce Willis, Madeleine Stowe, and Brad Pitt (before Angelina and 6 kids).
English Department Film Series and the Pee Dee Fiction and Poetry Festival.

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


November 3, 2015
The Elephant in my Closet by David Lee Nelson.
Francis Marion University Artist Series Performance.
7:30 pm, Performing Arts Center, Downtown Florence.
(Call
PAC Box Office 843-661-4444 for reservations.)

November 10, 2015
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 - December 19, 2015
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.

November 12, 2015
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 19, 2015
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.)

November 23, 2015
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.)

December 2015

December 1, 2015
Concert: FMU Guitar Studio. Daniel Hull, director.
Department of Fine Arts.

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

December 3, 2015
Concert: FMU Cut Time Show Choir. Sue Orr, director. Francis Marion’s show choir, Cut Time is an audition-only group which combines singing and choreography.
Department of Fine Arts.

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

December 6, 2015
Concert: FMU Concert Choir. Sue Orr, director. Open to all FMU students, the Concert Choir performs a wide range of choral works.
Department of Fine Arts.
4:00 pm, Adele Kassab Recital Hall, Hyman Fine Arts Center.

December 8-19, 2015
Works by FMU Ceramics and 3D Design Classes
.
Francis Marion University Art Gallery Series.
8:30 am - 5:00 pm Mon-Fri, Hyman Fine Arts Center Gallery.

January 2016

January 12 - February 18, 2016
Remix - Mixed Media Works by Mary Robinson.
Metamorphoses - Carvings by Don Murray.
Francis Marion University Art Gallery Series.
8:30 am - 5:00 pm Mon-Thurs, Hyman Fine Arts Center Gallery.

February 2016

February 4, 2016
Rob Tudor and Bobb Robinson, baritones.
Francis Marion University Artist Series Recital.
7:30 pm, Adele Kassab Recital Hall, Hyman Fine Arts Center.
(Call
PAC Box Office 843-661-4444 for reservations.)

February 9, 2016
Concert: FMU Concert Band. Kelly Jokisch, director.
Department of Fine Arts.

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

February 17-21, 2016
bestill - an original musical written and directed by professor Keith Best.
The University Theatre.
7:30 pm Wednesday - Friday; 2:00 pm & 7:30 pm Saturday; 3:00 pm Sunday.
Performing Arts Center, Downtown Florence.

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

February 22-26, 2016
South Carolina Chamber Music Festival.
Department of Fine Arts and Lecture Series.
Performing Arts Center, Downtown Florence, and Lake City.

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

February 23 - March 31, 2016
Art Exhibits TBA.
Francis Marion University Art Gallery Series.
8:30 am - 5:00 pm Mon-Thurs, Hyman Fine Arts Center Gallery.

March 2016

March 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.

March 29, 2016
My Father's War presented by Ponder Anew: Carol Ponder and Robert Kiefer.
Francis Marion University Artist Series Performance.
7:30 pm, Chapman Auditorium, McNair Science Building.

March 31, 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.)

April 2016

April 5 - May 7, 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.

April 7, 2016
Concert: FMU Guitar Studio. Daniel Hull, director.
Department of Fine Arts.

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

April 10, 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.)

April 12, 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.

April 14, 2016
Concert: FMU Cut Time Show Choir. Sue Orr, director. Francis Marion’s show choir, Cut Time is an audition-only group which combines singing and choreography.
Department of Fine Arts.

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

April 14-16, 2016
Dancing at Lughnasa by Brian Friel, directed by professor Allison Steadman.
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 19, 2016
Concert: FMU Concert Band. Kelly Jokisch, director.
Department of Fine Arts.

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

April 21, 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, Performing Arts Center, Downtown Florence.
(Call
PAC Box Office 843-661-4444 for reservations.)

April 24, 2016
Concert: FMU Concert Choir. Sue Orr, director. Open to all FMU students, the Concert Choir performs a wide range of choral works.
Department of Fine Arts.
4:00 pm, Adele Kassab Recital Hall, Hyman Fine Arts Center.

April 26 - May 7, 2016
Works by FMU Ceramics and 3D Design Classes
.
Francis Marion University Art Gallery Series.
8:30 am - 5:00 pm Mon-Fri, Hyman Fine Arts Center Gallery.

May 2016

May 10 - August 11, 2016
Art Exhibit TBA.
Francis Marion University Art Gallery Series.
8:30 am - 5:00 pm Mon-Thurs, Hyman Fine Arts Center Gallery.

May 10, 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.

June 2016

June 14, 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.

 
July 2016

July 12, 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 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.


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. The 2015-2016 Season will feature: Mary Poppins, Crimes of the Heart, Leading Ladies, Love, Loss and What I Wore, Shrek The Musical, and Tuesdays with Morrie.

~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.
    December 5-7, 2014, The Nutcracker Ballet
    March 20-22, 2015, Cinderella  

~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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