Connections

Join the Florence County Museum on
Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 6:00 pm
for a reception, live musical performance, and artist’s talk
featuring visual artist Nancy Griffin and composer Dr. Sherry Woods.

Connections, an interactive exhibit for children and families, explores the intersection of Visual Art and Music inspired by regional plants and local history.

Learn about the Pee Dee region through a large, sixteen-panel work of visual art created by artist, Nancy Griffin. This work is designed to create one overall composition that can be rearranged to shift the larger image. These visual ideas are similarly reflected in a musical composition by composer Dr. Sherry Woods, made of sixteen short individual works, combined to create a different whole composition as the parts are rearranged.

Children and families will have the opportunity to play historic musical compositions on the Museum’s wall xylophone and dig deeper with a Museum Explorer backpack filled with activities to engage with local history and regional plant life throughout the museum.

Fleur de Lis Strings Concert

There will be a free special concert of young soloists with orchestra at the Methodist Manor chapel Saturday, May 23rd at 3 pm. The Fleur de Lis Strings are the advanced students from the studio of Sherry Woods and will feature concertmaster Olivia Ouyang playing a Beethoven Romance and Schindler’s List, principal violist Neil Dey playing a Bruch Romanze, several students featured in a movement from the Bach Double Violin Concerto, Caroline Surrett playing a movement from a Haydn concerto, and  “little Mozart” Zak Chen playing a movement of a Mozart concerto. Neil Dey and Zachary Zhao will also perform the difficult Passacaglia by Handel/Halvorsen. This is the last concert of the season and one to enjoy immensely. Conductor Dr. Benjamin Woods will lead this gifted group.