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Visual and Performing Arts Events for the 2014-2015 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 2014

May 12 - August 16, 2014
Primitive Arts in the Modern World - Greg Pryor.
Francis Marion University Art Gallery Series.
8:30 am - 5:00 pm Mon-Thurs, Hyman Fine Arts Center Gallery.

July 8, 2014
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 2014
August 10, 2014
Planetarium Show - "Eyes on the Sky"
.
University Astronomy Program.
3
:00 pm, Dooley Planetarium, Cauthen Educational Media Center.

August 12, 2014
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 19 - September 16, 2014
Bits and Pieces - New Works by Adrian Rhodes.
Francis Marion University Art Gallery Series.
8:30 am - 5:00 pm Mon-Thurs, Hyman Fine Arts Center Gallery.

August 24, 2014
Planetarium Show (check with staff as final scheduling is dependent upon delivery/install of new system)
.
University Astronomy Program.
3
:00 pm, Dooley Planetarium, Cauthen Educational Media Center.


September 2014
September 9, 2014
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 14, 2014
Planetarium Show (check with staff as final scheduling is dependent upon delivery/install of new system)
.
University Astronomy Program.
3
:00 pm, Dooley Planetarium, Cauthen Educational Media Center.

September 16, 2014
Putin's Kiss. Lise Birk Pedersen. Denmark/Russia. 2011: 85 mins.
Ambitious 19 year-old begins to question her involvement with a Kremlin political youth group when a dissident journalist friend is savagely attacked. Russian with English subtitles.
FMU Cinema Series.
3:35 & 7:30 pm, Lowrimore Auditorium, Cauthen Educational Media Center.


September , 2014
Assembly Saxophone Quartet. The Assembly Quartet is a professional chamber music ensemble formed in 2003 by graduate students at the University of South Carolina. It is a versatile ensemble, comfortable performing a wide variety of styles from orchestral pops to virtuosic avant-garde.
Francis Marion University Artist Series Recital.

7:30 pm, Adele Kassab Recital Hall, Hyman Fine Arts Center.

September 19 - November 6, 2014
World Consumerism - Bethany Luhman.
Lowcountry Clay Sampler sponsored by cone 10 studios
.

Francis Marion University Art Gallery Series.
8:30 am - 5:00 pm Mon-Thurs, Hyman Fine Arts Center Gallery.

September 23, 2014
The Maltese Falcon. John Huston. USA. 1941: 100 mins.
Hard-noised private detective Sam Spade unravels the tangled plots of an unsavory lot chasing a jewel encrusted statue.  Quintessential film noir: dark alleys, a femme fatale, justified paranoia, and an American culture bereft of a moral compass.  Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Sydney Greenstreet.
English Department Film Series.
3:35 & 7:30 pm, Lowrimore Auditorium, Cauthen Educational Media Center.


September 28, 2014
Planetarium Show (check with staff as final scheduling is dependent upon delivery/install of new system)
.
University Astronomy Program.
3
:00 pm, Dooley Planetarium, Cauthen Educational Media Center.

October 2014
October 14, 2014
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, 2014
5 Broken Cameras. Emad Burnat. Israel/Palestine. 2011: 90 mins.
First-hand account of West Bank non-violent resistance was shot by Palestinian farmer Burnat and edited by Israeli co-director Guy Davidi. Academy Award nominee for Best Feature Documentary.
Hebrew and Arabic with English subtitles.
FMU Cinema Series.
3:35 & 7:30 pm, Lowrimore Auditorium, Cauthen Educational Media Center.


October 16-18, 2014
Circle Mirror Transformation by Annie Baker, directed by Dr. Dawn Larsen.
The University Theatre.
7:30 pm 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 21, 2014
Dallas Buyers Club. Jean-Marc Vallée. USA. 2013: 117 mins.
With 67 awards, including Oscars for best actor and supporting actor, this biopic entertains and challenges audiences.  Suffering from AIDS, Ron Woodroof brings unapproved and illegal drugs into Texas, where he sells them to other AIDS victims and learns compassion for people he had rejected.

English Department Film Series.
3:35 & 7:30 pm, Lowrimore Auditorium, Cauthen Educational Media Center.


October 21, 2014
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.)

November
2014

November 11, 2014
As It Is In Heaven. Kay Pollak. China. 2004: 132 mins.
An international conductor (Michael Nyqvist of Girl With The Dragon Tattoo) returns to his Swedish hometown. He agrees to help the local church choir, and nothing in the village is the same again. A beautiful film about life and love. Oscar nominee for Best Foreign Film. Swedish with English subtitles..

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


November 11, 2014
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 11 - December 13, 2014
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 14, 2014
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 including classic works for percussion ensemble, world music, transcriptions, and contemporary percussion music.
Department of Fine Arts.
Downtown Florence, in conjunction with the Pecan Festival.


November 18, 2014
The Seventh Seal. Ingmar Bergman. Sweden. 1957: 96 mins.
A cult classic, The Seventh Seal made Bergman an international star and the darling of the European avant-garde.  A medieval knight returns to his native Sweden, where he grapples with existential questions, like the existence and nature of God, and plays chess with Death.  A must see for film buffs.

English Department Film Series.

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


November 18, 2014
Concert: FMU Cut Time Show Choir. Sue Orr, director.

Department of Fine Arts.
7:30 pm, Adele Kassab Recital Hall, Hyman Fine Arts Center.

November 20, 2014
Concert: FMU Music Industry Ensemble. Dr. Brandon Goff, director.
Department of Fine Arts.
7:30 pm, Performing Arts Center, Downtown Florence.

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

November 23, 2014
Concert: FMU Concert Choir. Sue Orr, director.

Department of Fine Arts.
4:00 pm, Adele Kassab Recital Hall, Hyman Fine Arts Center.

November 24, 2014
Concert: University String Ensemble. 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.)

December 2014
December 2-13, 2014
Works by 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 2015
January 13 - February 12, 2015
The African-American Voice - South Carolina Arts Commission State Art Collection.
Francis Marion University Art Gallery Series.
8:30 am - 5:00 pm Mon-Fri, Hyman Fine Arts Center Gallery.

January 15, 2015
Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
.
Francis Marion University.
5:0
0 pm, Chapman Auditorium, McNair Science Building.

January 20, 2015
The Trials of Muhammad Ali. Bill Siegel. USA. 2013: 94 mins.
The controversial boxer joined the Nation of Islam, changed his name and refused to serve in the Vietnam War. The film examines how he risked his fame and fortune to follow his faith.
FMU Cinema Series.
3:35 & 7:30 pm, Lowrimore Auditorium, Cauthen Educational Media Center.



February 2015
February 10, 2015
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FMU Cinema Series.
3:35 & 7:30 pm, Lowrimore Auditorium, Cauthen Educational Media Center.


February 10, 2015
Concert: FMU Concert Band featuring Roderick Brown. 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 - March 26, 2015
Lines of Possibility - Howard Frye.
Francis Marion University Art Gallery Series.
8:30 am - 5:00 pm Mon-Fri, Hyman Fine Arts Center Gallery.

February 18-22, 2015
The Fantasticks by Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt, 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 23-27, 2015
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.)

March 2015
March 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.

March 10, 2015
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FMU Cinema Series.
3:35 & 7:30 pm, Lowrimore Auditorium, Cauthen Educational Media Center.


March 31 - May 9, 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.

April 2015
April 2, 2015
Concert: University String Ensemble. 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 9, 2015
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 including classic works for percussion ensemble, world music, transcriptions, and contemporary percussion music.
Department of Fine Arts.
7:30 pm, Performing Arts Center, Downtown Florence.

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

April 10-12, 2015
'night Mother by Marsha Norman, directed by professor Glen Gourley.
The University Theatre.
7:30 pm 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 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.

April 16, 2015
Concert: FMU Music Industry Ensemble. Dr. Brandon Goff, director.
Department of Fine Arts.
7:30 pm, Performing Arts Center, Downtown Florence.

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

April 21, 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.)

April 23, 2015
Concert: FMU Cut Time Show Choir. Sue Orr, director.

Department of Fine Arts.
7:30 pm, Adele Kassab Recital Hall, Hyman Fine Arts Center.

April 26, 2015
Concert: FMU Concert Choir. Sue Orr, director.

Department of Fine Arts.
4:00 pm, Adele Kassab Recital Hall, Hyman Fine Arts Center.

April 28 - May 9, 2015
Works by 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 2015
May 12, 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.

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




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, book clubs, etc.

~Florence Museum of Art, Science and History: 111 West Cheves Street. Reopens in October 2014. 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.
    2014-2015 Season
       September 5-14, 2014, Fiddler on the Roof
       November 7-15, 2014, Christmas Belles
       January 16-24, 2015 Crowns
       March 6-14, 2015, Noises Off
       April 24-May 2, 2015, Spamalot

~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.
    2014-2015 Season:
      October 13, 2014, featuring Paolo Andre Gualdi, piano
      November 17, 2014, featuring Shane Reeves, percussion
      December 13, 2014, Holiday Pops
      February 16, 2015, featuring Lindsey McKee, soprano
      March 30, 2015, featuring Masterworks Choir
      May 4, 2015, featuring the Assembly Saxophone Quartet

~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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