GPC Fine Arts Department Announces New Season

07/30/2010
Contact: Rebeca Rakoczy
Phone: 678-891=2691
Fax: 678-891-2966
Author: Rebecca Rakoczy

For Immediate Release

Georgia Perimeter College’s Department of Fine Arts hosts music, art and theatrical productions throughout the year at its Clarkston, Decatur, Dunwoody and Newton campuses. The following is a sample of programs in the fall. Hours vary for fine arts galleries and learning resource centers. Go to www.gpc.edu/~clafa/ for more information, directions and hours. Unless otherwise noted, all events are free. (The college is closed Sept. 6.)

Clarkston Campus
Aug. 13-Sept.17--Art Show “Nudes” by Megan Olah. Studio Gallery, Fine Arts Building. A public reception will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 18.

Aug. 16-Sept. 17—“Stone and Metal Sculptures” by Glenn Dasher, Fine Arts Gallery, Fine Arts Building.

Saturday, Aug. 21— Drumagination Workshop. Directed by Dave Holland, this workshop is for music educators, music therapists, drum circle facilitators or rhythm enthusiasts featuring new drum circle games, songs and interactions. The workshop will be held 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Performance Studio, Fine Arts Building. Cost is $95; free for students with GPC ID. Register online at www.interactiverhythm.com

Aug. 23-Oct. 28—“Functional Fun” an invitational group show. Jim Cherry Learning Resource Center Galley. Reception, 6 p.m.to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 1

Monday, Aug. 30—“Composition Recital.” Students of GPC music instructor Jim Stallings perform at 8 p.m. Cole Auditorium, Fine Arts Building.

Saturday, Sept. 11--American Sign Language performing artist Keith Wann presents, “A Night of Storytelling and Deaf Culture,” 7: 30 p.m. Tickets are $10, $5 with GPC ID. Call 678-891-3600 for reservations. Reception follows. Cole Auditorium, Fine Arts Building.

Monday, Sept. 13--Peach State Opera, “Operatizers,” GPC music instructor Evelyn Hughes, artistic director. Musical “appetizers” from popular operas such as “Rigoletto”, “Cosi fan tutte”, “Elixir of Love,” and “Porgy and Bess”. 8 p.m. Cole Auditorium, Fine Arts Building. Tickets are $22; $20 for seniors, and $10 for students; one free ticket with GPC ID. Tickets are available through www.peachstateopera.com or at the door.

Wednesday, Sept. 15—Faculty/Guest Artist Concert, “Lake Trio,” 12:15 p.m. with Paul Vogler, percussion, Dave Back, bass and Ken Cowan, piano. Cole Auditorium, Fine Arts Building.

Monday, Sept. 20—Faculty Recital, Brian Bonin, baritone, with Laurelie Gheesling, piano, 8 p.m. Cole Auditorium, Fine Arts Building

Wednesday, Sept. 22—Faculty Showcase Concert, 12:15 p.m. Cole Auditorium, Fine Arts Building.
Sept. 23-Oct. 29—“Surface Mining,” paintings and drawings by Seana Reilly. Fine Arts Gallery. A public reception will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23.

Monday, Oct. 4—Guest artist concert, John Huston and Richard Todd, Guitar duo. 8 p.m. Performance studio, Fine Arts building.

Oct. 6-Dec. 3--Photography by Ilia Varcev, part of Atlanta Celebrates Photography/ Jim Cherry Learning Resource Galley. Reception and Artist talk, 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6

Saturday, Oct. 23— “Frame Drum Festival and Concert.” North American Frame Drum Association, Inc.-South, featuring renowned artists and the Winthrop University Percussion Ensemble.8 p.m. Cost is $15, free for students with GPC ID. Performance Studio, Fine Arts Building. Register online at www.nafda1.com

Friday through Saturday, Oct. 29-30, Nov. 5- 6, and Sunday, Nov. 7— The Theatre Arts Guild musical “Candide,” with music by Leonard Bernstein, book adapted from Voltaire by Hugh Wheeler, and directed by GPC professor Sally J. Roberston. 8 p.m. Fridays through Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sunday. Cole Auditorium, Fine Arts Building. Tickets are $5-20, one free ticket with GPC ID. For reservations call 678-891-3572.

Nov. 1-Dec. 2—Annual GPC Visual Arts Faculty Exhibition. Fine Arts Gallery. Reception, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10.

Monday, Nov. 22--GPC Jazz Ensemble Concert, Greg McLean, director. 8 p.m., Cole Auditorium, Fine Arts Building.

Tuesday, Nov. 30-- GPC Chorale Concert, with GPC music instructor, Susan McEwen, director. 8 p.m. Cole Auditorium, Fine Arts Building.

Wednesday, Dec. 1—Jazz Combos Concert, 12:15 p.m. Cole Auditorium, Fine Arts Building.

Thursday, Dec. 2—GPC Wind Ensemble Concert, Slava Prudchenko, conductor. 8 p.m. Cole Auditorium, Fine Arts Building.

Friday, Dec. 3—Student Chamber and Opera Scenes Concert, 12:15 p.m. Cole Auditorium, Fine Arts Building.

Decatur Campus

Wednesday, Sept. 1--Film, “Wings of Desire.” Wim Wenders 1988 film about the people of Berlin who are visited by angels who can hear their thoughts. Building SF, Room 2100.

Sept. 10-Nov. 19 –Drawings, Prints and Paintings by Alexi Torres. Student Gallery, Building SH. Reception from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 15.

Tuesday, Oct. 12 Artist talk: Alexi Torres, “Cuban Artist in America,” 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Building SF, Room 2100

Oct. 14-Nov. 12—“The Chinese Folk Festival,” Photography of Cai Huansong and Zeng Qiuhe, part of metro-wide exhibit, “Atlanta Celebrates Photography.” Deans Hall, Building SA. Reception, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14.

Dunwoody Campus

Aug. 16-Oct. 1—Art show, “Images Between Sleep and Wakefulness,” by GPC Art instructor Cynthia McCauley Boos. Learning Resource Galleries. A public reception will be held 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 25 in the galleries.

Tuesday, Sept. 21—Faculty Showcase Concert, 3 p.m. Auditorium, Building NC, Room 1100.

Friday, Sept. 24— Guest artist recital, Nick Longo, jazz saxophone. 8 p.m. Auditorium Building NC, Room 1100.

Monday, Oct. 4—8 p.m. GPC Jazz Ensemble, Greg McLean, director. Building NB Dining area

Oct. 8-Nov. 24—Art show, “Dual,” by In Soon Kim. Learning Resource Center Galleries. A public reception will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 13 in the galleries.

Wednesday, Oct. 13 – “Mercury Season,” a variety of chamber music for mixed ensemble. 2 p.m. Auditorium, Building NC, Room 1100.

Friday through Sunday, Nov. 12-14 and Nov. 19-21—The Dunwoody PlaycraftersTheatre presents “Oedipus The King,” written by Sophocles and directed by Colin Rust. Performances are 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; with 3 p.m. Sunday performances. Auditorium, Building NC, Room 1100. Tickets are $10; one free with GPC ID.

Newton Campus

Aug. 10-Oct. 8—Art Show, “Exploring the Fractal Mind,” Computer Works by Bruce Berryhill. Learning Resource Center Gallery. Reception and Artist’s talk, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 1.

Oct. 7—Faculty Concert: Lake Trio Jazz, with Greg McLean, trumpet. 1 p.m. Auditorium, Building 2N, Room 1100. (Part of the campus symposium, “New Orleans Before and After Katrina.”)

Oct. 13-16 and Oct. 17—Theatre at Newton presents “A Raisin in the Sun,” by Lorraine Hansberry, directed by Janet Hollier. The struggles and triumphs of a family's fight to own a piece of the American dream. Wednesday through Saturday shows are at 7 p.m.; 3 p.m. Sunday. The Studio, Building 1N, Room 2100. Tickets are $5-$10, one free ticket with GPC ID. For information or to reserve tickets go to newahac@gpc.edu.

Nov. 1-10--Faculty Art Exhibition, Studio Hall, Building 1 N, Room 2140. Reception, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3.

Nov. 12-22—Art Show: Fall Student Exhibition. Studio Hall, Building 1N, Room 2140. Public reception 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 17.

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