Francis Marion University | Fine Arts Studio Voice Recital

Francis Marion University Fine Arts

Studio Voice Recital –

Students of Dr. Fran Coleman

performing at
Adele Kassab Recital Hall, Hyman Fine Arts Center
Monday, April 27, 2020 at 7:30pm

Come celebrate the accomplishments of voice students in Dr. Coleman’s studio as they perform classical as well as contemporary songs.

RESERVATIONS: This performance is free and open to the public. No reservations, general admission.

Francis Marion University | CHAMBER JAZZ ENSEMBLE

Francis Marion University

Chamber Jazz Ensemble

Dr. Paolo André Gualdi, director

Performing at

Francis Marion University Performing Arts Center

Tuesday, April 21, 2020  at 7:30pm

The FMU Chamber Jazz Ensemble allows students in a small group setting to learn and hone improvisational skills within the the jazz idiom. Recently, works have been selected from music by Metheny, Corea, Ritenour, Jobim and others

Tickets to the general public are $5

Tickets available FMU PAC Ticket Office at 201 South Dargan Street

Monday through Friday, 12pm-5pm, or by calling 843-661-4444.

TICKETS are available to FMU students, faculty, and staff at no charge upon showing a FMU ID.

Francis Marion University Concert Choir and Voice

Francis Marion University

Concert Choir and Voice Collective
Dr. Fran Coleman, director

performance

Francis Marion University’s Kassab Recital Hall, Hyman Fine Arts Center
Monday, April 20, 2020 at 7:30pm

Francis Marion University Vocal Collective is a small, audition-only vocal group. Open to all university students, the University Concert Choir has an average enrollment of between 35 and 45 students

RESERVATIONS: This performance is free and open to the public. No reservations, general admission.

Francis Marion University | Colton Parker FMU Artist Series

Francis Marion University presents

Colton Parker, bass

FMU Artist Series

Francis Marion University Kassab Recital Hall, Hyman Fine Arts Center
Tuesday, April 14, 2020 at 7:30pm

Colton Parker is a Nashville based singer-songwriter and musician. The man is talented doing everything from singing, to playing bass, and even running sound. His hard work has made him a recognizable face around Music Row and led to him playing on the road with some of Country Music’s biggest acts.

RESERVATIONS: Free admission, no advance reservations.

Francis Marion University | Dr. Christine Mann Darden

Francis Marion University African American Faculty & Staff Coalition hosts

An Evening with former NASA Engineer

Dr.  Christine Mann Darden

Monday, March 23, 2020

Francis Marion University, McNair Science Building, Chapman Auditorium

This event is free and open to the public

6:30 pm Prelude performance by FMU Young, Gifted and Blessed Gospel Choir

7:30 pm  Program & Lecture Presentation

After nearly 40 years of service, Dr. Darden retired from NASA Langley Research Center in March 2007 as a member of Senior Executive Service.  In 2016, Darden was included in the NY Times Best Seller, “Hidden Figures,” by Margot Lee Shetterly.

 

 

University Place Gallery | Closing Reception |Charlie Mils Solo Exhibition

Francis Marion University’s University Place Gallery in downtown Florence invites you to attend:
Charlie Mills – Painting Blind: Views For The Intuitive Eye
Closing Reception

After Forty-eight years of commercial design work, Charlie Mills now focuses his time on abstract painting. His interest in non-literal expression is fueled by his focus on accessing the intuitive mind or the subconscious. Mills’ large scale paintings express clearly defined shapes and edges, calligraphic shapes and pin-striping. They are a result of the artist finding a balance of the analytical and the intuitive.

Closing Reception
February 21st – 6:00-8:00pm

Event is free and open to the public

University Place Gallery  | 142 North Dargan Street

University Place Gallery | The Jasper Project presents The Supper Table

Francis Marion University’s Downtown Florence

University Place Gallery hosts

The Jasper Project presents The Supper Table

Special Limited Run Installation: February 11 – 18th

The Supper Table, an homage to the 40th anniversary of Judy Chicago’s 1979 epic feminist art exhibition, is a multidisciplinary arts project celebrating the history and contributions of 12 extraordinary South Carolina women and featuring the work of almost 60 of South Carolina’s most outstanding women artists in the visual, literary, theatrical, and film arts.

Imagine a 12′ x 12′ x 12′ triangular-shaped table set with SC-artist-created place-settings each inspired by one of 12 diverse women from SC history whose lives were dedicated to the betterment of humankind.

Around this table 120 tiles, each naming another great SC woman and decorated by a community member, hang on movable walls in an Array of Remarkable SC Women.

Now, listen to essays about each of these women written by SC writers and staged orations theatrically presented by SC theatre artists.
All of the artists are women, and all call South Carolina home.

Finally, watch 12 short films, each featuring one of the honored guests at the table and created by a SC filmmaker.

click here for more information about The Jasper Project 

University Place Gallery Hours

Tuesday-Thursday: 10:00am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-6:00pm

Friday: 10:00am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-7:00pm

Saturday: 10:00am-3:00pm

Sunday- Monday: Closed

 

University Place Gallery | Gallery Talk

Francis Marion University’s University Place Gallery in downtown Florence invites all to attend :
Gallery Talk:
Charlie Mills – Painting Blind: Views For The Intuitive Eye
Saturday, January 25th
11 am – 12 pm
University Place Gallery  | 142 North Dargan Street
The first Gallery Talk of the year will be given by Gallery Coordinator Colleen Critcher. The talk will give insight into the current abstract painting exhibition, Charlie Mills – Painting Blind: Views For the Intuitive Eye. Artist Charlie Mills plans to be in attendance. This event is free and open to the public. Seating will be limited.
Gallery Hours:

Tuesday-Thursday: 10am – 12pm and 1pm-6pm

Friday: 10am – 12pm and 1pm – 7pm

Saturday: 10am – 3pm

Sunday – Monday: Closed

Florence County Museum Public Lecture Series | Green Book Sites

Green Book Lecture Given by Florence County Museum Registrar and Francis Marion University Professor
For thirty years, The Negro Motorist Green Book served as a nationally respected travel guide for African Americans, providing them with advice and recommendations on safe places to eat, drink, sleep, shop, and purchase fuel when traveling in Jim Crow-era America.
Join Cherish Thomas, Registrar of the Florence County Museum and Dr. Meredith Love, Professor of English at Francis Marion University, for a free public lecture, as they explore the history and legacy of The Negro Motorist Green Book and Florence’s “Green Book” sites; including Florence’s most renowned site, the Ebony Guest House, which is still standing today.

The lecture will be held at the Florence County Museum, 111 West Cheves St, on Thursday, January 23, 2020 from 5:30pm to 7:00pm. The event is free and open to the public.

For more information about this and other upcoming exhibits and events, please contact the Florence County Museum at 843.676.1200 or visit the website at flocomuseum.org.

Wild and Wonderful: Creative Sculptural Collaborations by Patz Fowle and Mike Fowle

Kassab Gallery, Hyman Fine Arts Center
January 14 – February 20, 2020
8:30 am – 5:00 pm, Monday-Friday

Award-winning sculptors, Patz Fowle and Mike Fowle share an exhilarating life together that is fully engaged in the arts with works in public and private collections and permanent museum collections.  Exhibiting works at Maddison Square Gardens in New York, to Brookgreen Gardens, this collaborative couple utilizes innovative processes and techniques, working in everything from: natural clay from the earth to post-consumer discarded materials to ¼ inch structural steel plate. Their most notable large-scale, public art sculptures to date are: Big Bleu Birdnanna 25-foot tall, kinetic, metal, located in the heart of the Cultural Arts District in Downtown Florence, and the kinetic, metal sculpture, Upward and Onward designed to honor the life and achievements of NASA astronaut and American Physicist, Ronald E. McNair located at the Dr. Ronald E. McNair Life History Center in Downtown Lake City.

Patz Fowle and Mike Fowle have been International Artists-in-Residence in Tokyo, Japan and have studied abroad in Lacoste, France at the Savannah College of Art & Design. The Fowle’s have taught and inspired countless numbers of educators and students throughout their careers as Approved Teaching Artists through the South Carolina Arts Commission.  In addition to the Fowle’s own studio art practices, they guide, direct and share a love of art at the innovative, art studio they designed and created for High School students at the South Carolina Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics in Hartsville, SC.

For more information visit www.patzfowle.com