Come Play With Us!
A Calendar of Events~&Page More, 1 ~ Feb. thru June 2014
Search: Our Partners 583-2776, ext. 518 SpartanburgRepertoryCompany.org 764-9568 artistsguildofspartanburg.com 583-0339 balletspartanburg.com
461-3050 TakeCarolinaHome.com 948-9020 spartanburgphilharmonic.org 582-7616 spartanburgartmuseum.org 596-3501 spartanburghistory.org
585-8278 spartanburglittletheatre.com 583-2777 spartanburgsciencecenter.org
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Soaring into 2014
With a great 2013 behind us, we look forward to a fantastic 2014 for Arts Education at The Arts Partnership and Chapman Cultural Center! I am so grateful for the corporate and private donors who believe in our mission of giving children an arts advantage and who make our education programs possible! We have lots of artist residencies and Muse Machine performances coming up! The STEM to STEAM Arts Integration Institute (powered by Milliken) is planned for June 23-27 and will focus on arts and mathematics. Ava Hughes Arts Education Director aHughes@SpartanArts.org
Smile for Arts Education (lower corner) Don and Tut Harrell (Orisirisi African Folklore) perform for students at Cannons Elementary School. (left) Bluegrass musician Charles Pettee presents history through music at Jesse Boyd Elementary School. (below) Actor/playwright Mike Wiley performing “Jackie Robinson — A Game Apart” for students at Campobello Gramling School.
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Actor/Playwright Mike Wiley with faculty members at Campobello-‐Gramling School after his performance of “Jackie Robinson – A Game Apart” on Tuesday, November 12, 2013.
Search: Leadership The Arts Partnership Board of Trustees Executive Committee Betty Montgomery, Chair Muffet Chapman,Vice Chair Troy Hanna, Secretary Jaime Wall, Treasurer
Martin S. Cornelson Marsha H. Gibbs Beth Hrubala Dr. Colleen Keith
Jeffrey Lehrer Judy McCravy Tom McLeod Thomas R.Young III
Trustees Dr. Wes Alexander Dr. Ashley Allen Ingo Angermeier William Barnet III Virginia Benintende Ethan R. Burroughs Dr. Fritz Butehorn Dr. Louis Buttino Beth Cecil
Hon. J. Derham Cole, Jr. Christopher Crowley Trey Finney Dr. Ron Garner Hon. Jeff Horton J. Michael Kohler, Jr. Julie Lowry Hon. Shane Martin Tom Nederostek
Karyn A. Page-Davies Sharon Porter Paige K. Rousey Hon. Jan Scalisi Pete Weisman Dr. Charles White Mike Wilson Vicki Yeatman
Staff Jennifer Evins President/CEO Kathy Campbell Office & Event Services Janice Carpenter Volunteer Services Karen Parrott Annual Giving Director
Sandi DuprĂŠ Database Administrator, Executive Assistant, Outreach Coordinator Melissa Earley Ticketing Manager Jeff Pickens Facilities Manager
Cody Owens Marketing Assistant Ava J. Hughes Arts Education Director Angela Geter Finance Director Stephen E. Smith Theater Director Steve Wong Marketing Director
Mission Statement The mission of The Arts Partnership of Greater Spartanburg is to provide cultural leadership for Greater Spartanburg by developing, strengthening and promoting the scope, excellence and educational role of the arts, humanities and sciences and to further their significance in the life of our community and all of its citizens. This organization is funded in part by the South Carolina Arts Commission, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts
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Soar into 2014 with STEM As Spartanburg’s only hands-on education center connecting students to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), Spartanburg Science Center is dedicated to offering programs in all major fields of science that are interactive, student participatory, and fun kinetic experiences for learners of every age. Special Events… January 18
2014 Kickoff. Come see the cool new exhibits.
Soar with STEM. Soar into National Engineering Week.
2nd annual Jr. FLL Upstate Robotics Expo. It was great last year; it’ll be even better this year!
Go Fly a Kite – Spartanburg Soaring! … a kid-friendly program (12:30-2 p.m.) about Benjamin Franklin and his famous kite-flying experience.
Boys & Girls Clubs’ STEM celebration. Not your average Science Fair.
“Technology, like art, is a soaring exercise of the human imagination.”
~ Daniel Bell American sociologist and professor emeritus at Harvard University, known for his seminal contributions to the study of post-industrialism Thurs-Sat, 10-5; Sun, 1-5; by appointment SpartanburgScienceCenter.org 864.583.2777
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An entertaining and stimulating evening of brand new and eclectic dance works featuring ground breaking collaborations with musicians, local artists and brilliant, athletic dancers.
Thursday, March 20, 2014
Photo: Bart Noschese
Chapman Cultural Center
Dancers: Regina Willoughby, courtest of Columbia City Ballet and Jhe Russell
Adults $25, Senior $20, Student $15 Tickets: 864-542-ARTS or ChapmanCulturalCenter.org
CYNTHIA MOSELEY In remembrance of Carlos Moseley GEORGE AND SUSU JOHNSON KURT AND NELLY ZIMMERLI
BALLET SPARTANBURG’S DANCE CENTER
Building Confidence • Inspiring Creativity • Promoting Physical Health • Classes for Ages 2 – Adult • • • •
Toddler Creative Ballet Tap and Jazz
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Lyrical Modern Boy’s only classes Irish Step
• Yoga • Hip Hop • Ballroom
Ballet Spartanburg’s Dance Center is in partnership with the Angelina Ballerina Stars of Tomorrow Program.
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Spartanburg Art Museum is a regional museum promoting the visual arts by: Exhibiting regional, national and international artists Supporting the creative capacities of our area youth through our education outreach programming Offering children and adults studio classes in a variety of art disciplines
Upcoming Events Family Programs 1-4pm 02.09.2014 03.09.2014
Art Walk 5-8pm 02.20.2014 03.20.2014
Upcoming Exhibitions January-March
We Freakshow: The Ceramic Sculpture of Diana Farfan
Contemporary Works by Randy Shull
FREE Admission Gallery is open Tues.- Sat. 10am-5pm, & Sun. 1-5pm For more information please visit our website spartanburgartmuseum.org or call 864.582.7616
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Jan. 10-19, 2014
Mar. 7-16, 2014
May 2-11, 2014
Join us as we announce our
April 3, 2014 7 pm Cocktails and Hors dâ€™oeuvres 8:30 pm Season Reveal Presentation Chapman Cultural Center
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Feb. 7 & 8
Apr. 18 & 19
INDIVIDUAL TICKETS AND SEAT RESERVATIONS MAY BE MADE: In person: Chapman Cultural Center 200 East St. John Street Spartanburg, SC 29306 By phone: (864) 542-ARTS (2787) Online: www.chapmanculturalcenter.org
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Valentine Jazz & Romance Friday, Feb 14th
Twichell Auditorium Featuring Douglas Weeks Piano
Peter and the Wolf March 29 2 & 4 pm Chapman Cultural Center
Prokofiev â€“ Peter and the Wolf Copland â€“ Appalachian Spring Miles Hoffman, Narrator
Ballet Spartanburg Carlos Agudelo, Artistic Director
May 3 2014
Twichell Auditorium www.spartanburgphilharmonic.org Featuring Alan Harrell, Cello Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra and the Spartanburg Festival Chorus, SPOorchestra Keith Jones, Director 864-948-9020 ~ Page 12 ~
Gallery Exhibits each month that are free to the public
Monthly Member Meetings
where artists can share their artwork
Bimonthly programs for
members and the community
Two Juried Shows each year Outreach projects with the community
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Looking for a Little Class? Get Classy at Carolina Foothills
Paper Keepsake Box ............................... Tues., Jan. 7 .............................................. 10:15-noon..............$17 Framing ...................................................... Thurs., Jan. 23 ......................................... 5-6:30pm .................$18 Framing ...................................................... Sat., Jan. 25............................................... 10:30-noon..............$18 Mason Jar Oil Lamp ................................ Tues., Feb. 4 ............................................. 10:15-noon..............$25 Valentine Making ..................................... Sat., Feb. 8................................................ 10:15-11:30am........$5 Jewelry Making ......................................... Tues., March 4 ........................................ 10:15-noon..............$25 Deadline for artist application.............. Fri., March 28.......................................... 5pm...........................$25 Beginning photography I & II................. Tues., April 1 & 4.................................... 10:15-noon..............$25 Easter Egg Dying .................................... Sat., April 5 .............................................. 10am.........................Free Reception: new artists............................ Thurs., April 24 ...................................... 5-7:30pm .................Free Spring Paint .............................................. Tues., May 6............................................. 10:15-noon..............$20 Cake Decorating, I, II & III ..................... Sat., May 24 & June 21& July 19 .......... 10:15-noon..............$15 Glass Making ........................................... Tues., June 4 ............................................ 10:15-noon..............$25 Children celebrate art............................ Every Wed., June 4-July 23 ................... 10-11:30am .............Free Class details vary and change as needed. Please register early by calling (864) 461-3050. Carolina Foothills Artisan Center, located in downtown Chesnee, is a storefront retail shop and art gallery. It carries the works of hundreds of artists from throughout the region. 124 West Cherokee Street Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.14Sat., ~ Page ~ 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Available to Rent A Beautiful Blank Canvas,
Just Waiting For Your Special Event.
At Chapman Cultural Center we take pride in giving you a beautiful blank canvas for your special event. We have multiple spaces, including meeting rooms, a theater, lobbies, art galleries, even a Science Center. The possibilities are endless. Whether it’s a wedding, corporate party, or community event, you can transform our space into whatever your heart desires. Call Kathy Campbell for details… (864) 278-9688.
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Spartanburg Soaring! 2014 is a community wide initiative lead by The Arts Partnership of Greater Spartanburg and joined by other stakeholders who are working together to build civic pride. Activities and events have been planned to engage cultural curiosity and promote playfulness across generations, while encouraging collaboration and ultimately building civic pride. ♦ Spartanburg, South Carolina, is soaring, and the arts have played a leading role! The arts and culture lift the spirit of our people, bringing them opportunities for creativity and connectivity to one another. The arts and culture lift our economy, attracting new jobs, supporting economic prosperity, encouraging innovation, and returning real dollars to our local and regional economy. ♦ The arts have a unique ability to bring different kinds of people together to share experiences and increase tolerance and understanding. The arts improve student motivation, attitudes, and attendance, making students more likely to succeed. We are inspiring individuals, and our community is aspiring to new heights. Together through the arts we create a great place to live, work, learn, and play! Let’s keep it Soaring! Jennifer Evins, President & CEO
Chapman Cultural Center ♦ Spartanburg County Public Library Headquarters ♦ Spartanburg County Historical Association ♦ City of Spartanburg Parks and Recreation ♦ Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra ♦ Spartanburg Downtown Association ♦ The Marriott at Renaissance Park ♦ Thomas E. Hannah Family YMCA ♦ Spartanburg Photography Guild ♦ The Spartanburg Little Theatre ♦ Spartanburg Science Center ♦ Spartanburg Youth Theatre ♦ Spoken Word Spartanburg ♦ Partners for Active Living ♦ Spartanburg Art Museum ♦ The Johnson Collection ♦ Upstate International ♦ HUB-BUB ♦ Ballet Spartanburg ♦ Hub City Writers’ Project
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Spartanburg Soaring! photo contest with Spartanburg Photography Guild (2/9) Kite-making workshop with Spartanburg Art Museum @ CCC (2/15) Soar With STEM in Spartanburg Science Center @ CCC (2/21) ArtWalk Spartanburg Soaring! Youth Art Exhibit @ CCC
Kite scavenger hunt in downtown Spartanburg (3/1-4/30) Chuck Holmes’ Spartanburg Soaring! Kite Exhibit @ CCC (4/9) Kite-making workshop with Spartanburg Art Museum @ CCC (3/15, 3/21) Community Kite-flying fields @ Various Locations (3/20) ArtWalk (3/20) DanSynergy (3/27) Kite-inspired movie @ Spartanburg County Public Library HQ “Finding Neverland” (3/29) Spartanburg Soaring! International Kite Festival @ Barnet Park Spartanburg Soaring! Youth Art Exhibit @ CCC
(3/1-4/30) Chuck Holmes’ Spartanburg Soaring! Kite Exhibit @ CCC Spartanburg Soaring! Poetry Competition (4/10) Kite-inspired movie @ Spartanburg County Public Library HQ “Mary Poppins” (4/17) ArtWalk Spartanburg @ CCC (4/18, 4/19) Treasure Island by Spartanburg Youth Theatre @ CCC (4/19) Go Fly A Kite in Spartanburg Science Center @ CCC (4/26) Spartanburg Soaring! Poetry Slam with Spoken Word Spartanburg @ CCC Spartanburg Soaring! Youth Art Exhibit @ CCC
Spartanburg Soaring! Photo Contest Finale during Spring Fling Spartanburg Soaring! Youth Art Exhibit @ CCC
See more at… SpartanburgSoaring.com
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Search: Recurring Events Here is a list of programs that are routinely presented at Chapman Cultural Center… Student Art Exhibits As part of its mission to provide the arts to students in Spartanburg County, Chapman Cultural Center has free and continuous student art exhibits. Normally, a different school district or youth organization is represented each month. For complete details, please visit ChapmanCulturalCenter.org. Jan. 8-Feb. 20… Spartanburg School Dists. 2 & 7 March 2-April 13… Youth Art Month April 23-May 27… Spartanburg Day School, Spartanburg Christian Academy, Montessori Academy, Spartanburg Preparatory School, Oakbrook Preparatory School, St. Paul The Apostle Catholic School, SC School for the Deaf and the Blind, COLORS, Spartanburg Boys & Girls Clubs Ballroom Dance Classes Ballroom and popular dances are taught every Monday night — 7:30-8:30 — at Chapman Cultural Center by Ballet Spartanburg’s Marian Norman. Both singles and couples are encouraged to step on the dance floor. Prices range from $48 for a single person to take four classes to $120 for a couple to take eight classes. No experience is necessary. Call the offices of Ballet Spartanburg at (864) 583-0339 for more information. Jan. 6, 13, 27; Feb. 3… The Hustle, disco Feb. 10, 17, 24; March 3… The Rumba, Latin March 10, 17, 24, 31… The Waltz April 14, 21, 28; May 5… The Cha Cha, Latin May 12, 19… Students’ choice ArtWalk Chapman Cultural Center is a major attraction during the monthly ArtWalks, which happens on the third Thursday of the month, 5-9 p.m. Be sure to visit Spartanburg Art Museum, Artists’ Guild of Spartanburg Gallery, Spartanburg Regional History Museum, and the Student Galleries, all of which are free for public viewing. Mark your calendar for these dates: Feb. 20, March 20, April 17, May 15.
Sundays Unplugged & Singer-Songwriter Concert Series Every Sunday afternoon, Chapman Cultural Center is open 1-5 p.m. for a casual and stress-free cultural experience. All of the museums and galleries are open, and most are free. Adding to the experience, there is always one or more local musicians performing free mini-concerts, 2-4 p.m. Mark your calendar for the following dates of the Singer/ Songwriters Concert Series: Feb. 2… Barley Cove Feb. 9… Anna V Feb. 16… Leather & Lace Feb. 23… Frank Walker March 2… Vince Demor March 9… Nick Evangelista March 16… Not Even Brothers March 23… Jeremy Willis March 30… Rohn Jewell April 6… Five by Two April 13… Mark Miller April 20… Easter Sunday - Closed April 27… Brandon Skipper May 4… Leather & Lace May 11… Not Even Brothers May 18… Barley Cove May 25… Daniel Z June 1… Rohn Jewell June 6… Big Radio ArtMarket During warm weather, Chapman Cultural Center is host to any number of local artists who want to sell their wares in the facility’s Zimmerli Plaza on Sunday afternoons. ArtMarket dovetails with the Sundays Unplugged and Singer-Songwriters Concert Series and is open 1-5 p.m. The official opening date for 2014 will be Sunday, April 6. Parkinson’s Disease Dance Class Ballet Spartanburg sponsors a free outreach class to people with Parkinson’s Disease and other neurological disorders on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at 1:30 p.m.
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Search: Cultural Events in February Spartanburg Soaring! Chapman Cultural Center will spearhead a community-wide celebration during the first four months of 2014. Spartanburg Soaring! will offer a wide range of activities, involving many different and diverse local organizations — all intent on celebrating what is good about Spartanburg. This program was inspired by the extensive kite collection of Chuck Holmes, who will display his kites at Chapman starting March 1. For details about Spartanburg Soaring!, please visit ChapmanCulturalCenter.org.
~ February ~ Abstract Invitational Spartanburg Art Museum (SAM) presents a group exhibition featuring abstract paintings and sculptures by eight artists from the Piedmont of North and South Carolina, Jan. 14-March 29. The work is described as spontaneous and emotional, free of any associations with meaning. Call (864) 582-7616 for more information. Peaches & Plates A’Plenty Opening Gala Spartanburg Regional History Museum will celebrate the opening of its spring exhibit, “Peaches & Plates A’Plenty,” with live music, Spartanburg-themed food and libations, an auction, and more on Saturday, Feb. 1, 6-8 p.m. $12/Ages 18+; $10/SCHA Members. Call (864) 596-3501 for details.
Guild Members Awards Show Artists’ Guild of Spartanburg will celebrate the talent of its own members Feb. 3–21 with its second annual Members Awards Show in the Guild Gallery. The public will choose four winners, who will receive cash awards at a reception on Thursday, Feb. 20. Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat The Spartanburg Youth Theatre will present Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat Friday, Feb. 7, at 4:30 and 7 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 8, at 2 and 4:30 p.m. on stage at Chapman Cultural Center. This faithful adaptation of the beloved classic book is sure to delight adults and children of all ages. $12/Adults; $9/ Students. Audition Workshop: Treasure Island The Spartanburg Youth Theatre will present an audition workshop to help kids get rid of those pre-audition jitters, Saturday Feb. 8, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at Chapman Cultural Center. Attendees will learn audition techniques and work with the script. Pre-registration required. $25. Call (864) 585-8278 to register. Studio Workshop Spartanburg Art Museum (SAM) hosts a Valentine card-making studio workshop with community leader and local artist Pat Kabore, Saturday, Feb. 8, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in the 2-D Studio, East Wing, second floor. It is free and open to all ages. Call (864) 582-7616 for details.
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Search: Cultural Events in February The Science of Food Spartanburg Science Center and Spartanburg Regional History Museum will explore the science behind food on this exciting Family Fun Day event, Sunday, Feb. 9, 2-5 p.m. $3/Ages 18+; $2/Ages 5-17; Free to SCHA Members. Call (864) 596-3501 for details. Experiments in Abstraction Spartanburg Art Museum (SAM) will present Experiments in Abstraction, a drop-in workshop for all ages and skill levels, Sunday, Feb. 9, 1- p.m. Family Program workshops serve as hands-on learning extensions of SAM’s current exhibitions. Free/SAM Household members; $2/Non-Members. Call (864) 582-7616 for details. Auditions: Treasure Island The Spartanburg Youth Theatre will hold open auditions for Treasure Island Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 10 and 11, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Chapman Cultural Center. Roles for children in grades 3-12. For specific information, visit SpartanburgYouthTheatre.com or call (864) 583-4891. Guild Member Meeting All Artists’ Guild of Spartanburg members are invited to the monthly meetings on the second Monday of each month. For February, meet in Chapman’s West Wing Conference Room on Monday, Feb. 10. 6 p.m.
Spring Theatre Classes Spartanburg Youth Theatre will begin its 10-week spring semester of classes Monday, Feb. 10. Professional theatre artists will inspire and engage every student, from the beginner to the advanced student, no matter the skill level. Visit SpartanburgYouthTheatre. com for a detailed class schedule, and call (864) 583-4891 to register. Beer Tasting Spartanburg Regional History Museum will host a beer tasting, provided by one of Spartanburg’s newest craft beer venue — Growler Haus — Thursday Feb. 13, while you browse the spring exhibit, “Peaches & Plates A’Plenty: Celebrating Spartanburg’s Food History.” $12/Ages 21+; $10/SCHA Members. (864) 5963501. Soar with STEM Spartanburg Science Center will celebrate Engineers’ Week, starting Saturday, Feb. 15. From 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., you can build your own kite, interact with robots, and take part in great hands-on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) activities. All demonstrations are free with admission fee.
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Search: Cultural Events in February Science Camp Public school might be out on Monday, Feb. 17, but the Science Center is here to keep children active and engaged in hands-on science activities. Choose either the morning (9:30 a.m.-noon) or afternoon (1-4 p.m.) camp, or pack a lunch and stay all day. Registration information is on the website: SpartanburgScienceCenter.org. Winter Jazz Series, No. 2 Chapman Cultural Center presents a Winter Jazz Concerts Series, continuing with Viva La Divas with Whitney Walters and Jean Calvert on Thursday, Feb. 20, (ArtWalk night) 7 p.m. in the Chapman Cultural Center theater. Enjoy two 40-minutes sets. Concessions and ticket proceeds all to benefit Chapman Cultural Center. $10. USC Upstate Concert USC Upstate will presents its Commercial Music Honors Concert Sunday, Feb. 23, at 2:30 p.m. at Chapman Cultural Center. The program will include music in various genres, including pop, jazz, and folk performed by soloists and small ensembles within the Commercial Music major. The USC Upstate Guitar Ensemble, Upstate Vocal Ensemble, and Commercial Music Combo will be featured.
Community Grants The deadline to apply for a community grant from Chapman Cultural Center is Friday, Feb. 21. These grants are for local arts-related projects. Please visit ChapmanCulturalCenter.org for details. Winter Jazz Series, No. 3 Chapman Cultural Center presents a Winter Jazz Concerts Series, concluding with A night of Jazz Singers with Spartanburg Jazz Ensemble on Thursday, Feb. 27, 7 p.m. in the Chapman Cultural Center theater. Enjoy two 40-minutes sets. Concessions and ticket proceeds all to benefit Chapman Cultural Center. $10. James Gregory The Funniest Man in America will return to Chapman Cultural Center Friday, Feb. 28, for a show at 7:30 p.m. Lunch & Learn: A Clifton Mills Story Spartanburg Regional History Museum will host a Lunch & Learn — “A Clifton Mills Story” — Friday, Feb. 28, 12:301:30 p.m. at Chapman Cultural Center. Bring your lunch and learn about one family’s experience working in the Clifton Textile Mills from author Anne Phillips. $5. Call (864) 596-3501 for details.
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Search: Cultural Events in March ~ March ~ Kite Exhibit Local kite enthusiast Chuck Holmes lends his extensive and very beautiful kite collection to Chapman Cultural Center for two months, starting March 1. It is the wind beneath the wings of the community-wide Spartanburg Soaring! program. See the kites daily throughout the facility. Youth Art Month This year, Chapman Cultural Center celebrates Youth Art Month (March) by exhibiting student artwork from every school in Spartanburg County, March 2-April 13. It is free for public viewing, Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 1-5 p.m. Focus on Youth Exhibit Artists’ Guild of Spartanburg celebrates the annual Youth Art Month with a juried exhibit of work from local high school students. The free exhibit is open for public viewing March 3–28, in the Guild Gallery. Cash awards are made at the end of the exhibit. Moonshine Tasting Spartanburg Regional History Museum will host a legal moonshine tasting Thursday, March 6. Sample spirits from Spartanburg’s newest distillery, Motte & Sons Bootlegging, while browsing the spring exhibit, “Peaches & Plates A’Plenty: Celebrating Spartanburg’s Food History.” $12/Ages 21+; $10/SCHA Members. Call (864) 596-3501 for details.
Guild Program/ Demonstration Session Artists’ Guild of Spartanburg will hold its bi-monthly Program/Demonstration Session Thursday, March 6, in the East Wing Conference Room. These member-only sessions include an informative program and/or artist’s demonstration. Sessions are the first Thursday every other month, 6-8 p.m. $10. Visit the website for further details: ArtistsGuildOfSpartanburg.com. Food as Art Spartanburg Regional History Museum will host “Food as Art,” Sunday, March 9, as a Family Fun Day event, 2-5 p.m. Discover how food can be art through crafts and games. $3/Ages 18+; $2/Ages 5-17; Free/SCHA Members. Call (864) 596-3501 for details. 9 to 5: The Musical The Spartanburg Little Theatre will present 9 to 5: The Musical on stage at Chapman Cultural Center, March 7, 8, 14, and 15 at 8 p.m. and March 9, 15, and 16 at 3 p.m. Pushed to the boiling point, three female co-workers concoct a plan to get even with their sexist, egotistical, lying, and hypocritical boss. With music and lyrics by Dolly Parton, this is a hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era. $25/Adults; $24/Seniors; $17/Students.
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Search: Cultural Events in March Upstate Robotics Expo Spartanburg Science Center will host the second annual Jr. FLL Upstate Expo Saturday, March 8, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. It will feature more than 15 teams from local schools and groups that have taken a real-world challenge, solved it through research, critical thinking and imagination, built a LEGO model with moving parts representing these concepts and present them for review. All activities and admission are free. Printmaking in the Kitchen Spartanburg Art Museum will present Printmaking in the Kitchen, Sunday, March 9, 1-4 p.m. as part of SAM’s Family Fun Program and in collaboration with Spartanburg Regional History Museum’s Food as Art exhibition. All ages and skill levels are invited to these drop-in style workshops that serve as hands-on learning extensions of SAM’s current exhibitions. Free/SAM Household members; $2/Non-Members. Call (864) 582-7616 for more information. Parents’ Observation Week Ballet Spartanburg invites the parents of its students to watch their children during class the week of March 10. Guild Member Meeting All Artists’ Guild of Spartanburg members are invited to the monthly meetings on the second Monday of each month. For March, meet in Chapman’s West Wing Conference Room on Monday, March 10. Time?
Auditions: Boeing Boeing The Spartanburg Little Theatre will hold open auditions for the comedy Boeing Boeing Monday and Tuesday, March 10 and 11, at 7 p.m. Roles are available for four women and two men. For more information, visit the auditions page at SpartanburgLittleTheatre.com or call (864) 585-8278. Science Camp Public school might be out on Friday, March 14, but the Science Center is here to keep children active and engaged in hands-on science activities. Choose either the morning (9 a.m.-noon) or afternoon (1-4 p.m.) camp, or pack a lunch and stay all day. Registration information is on the website: SpartanburgScienceCenter.org. Peter and the Wolf for Students Ballet Spartanburg will present six performances of “Peter and the Wolf” for students in grades K-4, March 18-19. These performances are during the school day and are part of Ballet Spartanburg’s outreach program. For more info, call (864) 921-2507 or email scWoodham@gmail.com. Focus on Youth Reception and Awards Ceremony Artists’ Guild of Spartanburg will host a reception and awards ceremony for the students in the annual Focus on Youth Exhibit, Thursday, March 20, 5:30–7:30 p.m. in the Guild Gallery. The public is invited to this free event.
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Search: Cultural Events in March DanSynergy VI Ballet Spartanburg presents its annual spring performance, DanSynergy VI, which is a showcase of new and eclectic dance, featuring collaborations with local musicians, artists, and dancers. Thursday, March 20, 7 p.m. in the Chapman Cultural Center theater. Adults/$25; Seniors/$20; Students/$15. Absence & Dementia The Spartanburg Little Theatre, in partnership with Eden Terrace and the Alzheimer’s Association, presents a very special two-part program about dementia that will be both entertaining and informative. On Monday, March 24, the play Absence will be present on stage Chapman Cultural Center at 6:45 p.m., preceded by a cocktail reception and vendor showcasing in the lobby at 6 p.m. Absence by Peter M. Floyd revolves around the character of Helen Bastion, an iron-willed, indomitable woman who finds herself from memory loss. As she struggles to retain control over her own mind, she finds herself having to answer the questions of selfhood: Is she still the same person she’s always been if she can no longer remember her past? On Tuesday, March 25, starting at 10:30 a.m. in the lobby, there will be an education seminar, including a Q & A session to help people understand dementia and the resources available. These are free programs. For more information, please call (864) 579-7387.
Lunch & Learn: The Historic Reidville Schools Spartanburg Regional History Museum will host a Lunch & Learn Friday, March 28, at Chapman Cultural Center. Bring your lunch and learn about the historic Reidville Schools from Paul Grady, USC Upstate professor and editor of Recovering the Piedmont Past. 12:301:30 p.m. $5. Call (864) 596-3501 for details. International Kite Festival Saturday, March 29 will be the big day in the community’s Spartanburg Soaring! program. From 11 a.m. until 4 p.m., we all come together at Barnet Park to fly kites and celebrate a day of playfulness. Peter and the Wolf and Appalachian Spring Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra will present “Peter and the Wolf,” Saturday March 29, at 2 and 4 p.m. on stage at Chapman Cultural Center. Nationally known violist and NPR Morning Edition commentator Miles Hoffman joins SPO for this special family concert as the narrator. Ballet Spartanburg will add dance to the performance, giving it a new level of artistry. SPO will also perform Copland’s “Appalachian Spring.” For tickets, call (864) 583-2776.
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Search: Cultural Events in April ~ April ~ Retrospective: The Art of Edythe Wise Artists’ Guild of Spartanburg will honor one of the Guild’s oldest members — Edythe Wise — April 1–27, by celebrating five generations of artists and one of the greatest visual talents Spartanburg has ever had. Be the First to Know!: SLT 2014-15 Season Reveal The Spartanburg Little Theatre will announce its 2014-2015 season with an evening of cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and performances from all of the upcoming season’s musicals and plays. Thursday, April 3, at 7 p.m. for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres; 8:30 p.m. is the season reveal presentation. $40. Call (864) 585-8278 for tickets. Wellness Healthfair Davidson Media Group — The Source 105.7 FM and 910 AM, and La Nueva 103.9 FM — will host a healthfair at Chapman Cultural Center Friday, April 4, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in the lobby of the theatre. This a free event for the general public and a great opportunity to learn about health and wellness options and opportunities in the Upstate. Various healthcare professionals and businesses will be on hand to showcase what they do. Any healthcare organization that would like to participate should call John Freeman at (864) 751-0113 or 360-2980.
ArtMarket Returns Chapman Cultural Center weekly Sunday afternoon ArtMarket returns to the Plaza on Sunday, April 6, 1-5 p.m. The public is invited to spend casual afternoons shopping for original and locally produced art in the outdoor plaza, while local musicians provide free mini-concerts. Be sure to visit the museums and galleries to enhance your cultural experience. Diana Farfan, “We Freakshow” Spartanburg Art Museum (SAM) will present an exhibit of surrealistic ceramic toys, marionettes, puppets and dolls that illustrate Diana Farfan’s observations about our ambivalent human condition — manipulated, fragile, impotent, vulnerable, and isolated. The free exhibit will run April 8-June 24, Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 1-5 p.m. Call (864) 5827616 for more information. United Daughters of the Confederacy Fund-raiser United Daughters of the Confederacy will host a fund-raiser Tuesday, April 8, at 7 p.m. in the Chapman theater and lobby, featuring storyteller Tim Lowry in theatre, followed by reception in lobby. Call (864) 583-6598. You Are What You Eat Spartanburg Regional History Museum will present a Family Fun Day event — You Are What You Eat — Sunday, April 13, 2-5 p.m. Find out how the foods we eat affect our bodies. $3/Ages 18+; $2/Ages 5-17; Free/SCHA Members. Call (864) 596-3501 for details.
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Search: Cultural Events in April Farfan Inspired Ceramic Figures Spartanburg Art Museum (SAM) will present a Family Fun Program on Farfan’s inspired ceramic figures, Sunday, April 13, 1-4 p.m. All ages and skill levels are invited to these drop-in style workshops that serve as hands-on learning extensions of SAM’s current exhibitions. Free/SAM Household members; $2/NonMembers. Call (864) 582-7616 for more information. Guild Member Meeting All Artists’ Guild of Spartanburg members are invited to the monthly meetings on the second Monday of each month. For February, meet in Chapman’s West Wing Conference Room on Monday, April 1, 6 p.m. Randy Shull Solo Exhibition Spartanburg Art Museum (SAM) will present the free Randy Shull Solo Exhibition, April 15-June 20. Using the outline of America as the source for this body of work, the artist intends to invoke discussion about American identity. Shull’s work is included in the permanent collections of the Brooklyn Museum, The High Museum, The Renwick Museum of American Art, and The Mint Museum. Free. Call: 582-7616. Okra to Opera Potluck, a feast of story and song, will celebrate Southern cooking and community in an hour of story and song that’s full to the brim with laughter and love. Contact Anita Rose, Converse College, (864) 596-9114. Wednesday, April 16, at 7:30 p.m. $15.
Treasure Island Presented by Spartanburg Youth Theatre, Treasure Island will be on the Chapman Cultural Center stage, Friday, April 18, at 4:30 and 7 p.m.; Saturday, April 19, at 2 p.m. This play is the answer to every adventure-starved child’s dreams. At the center of it all are Jim Hawkins, a 14-year-old boy who longs for adventure, and the infamous Long John Silver, who is perhaps the most famous hero-villain of all time. $12/Adults; $9/ Students. Go Fly a Kite Spartanburg Science Center will host a kid-friendly program on Saturday, April 19, 12:30-2 p.m. about Benjamin Franklin and his famous kite-flying experience. Find out how it worked and what he actually discovered. All demonstrations are free with admission fee. Lunch & Learn: Lumbee Indian Traditions Spartanburg Regional History Museum will present a Lunch & Learn Friday, April 25, 12:30-1:30 p.m. at Chapman Cultural Center. Bring your lunch and learn about Lumbee Indian Traditions from historian Billie Harrington, director of “Heirloom of Tradition: Identities of Lumbee Women in Religion, Family, and Education.” $5. Call (864) 596-3501 for details.
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Search: Cultural Events in May ~ May ~ Art Exhibit by Doris Turner and Jessica Barnes Artists’ Guild of Spartanburg will present an art exhibit by members and longtime residents of Spartanburg Doris Turner ad Jessica Barnes, May 1-29. This free exhibit will be open Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 1-5 p.m. Guild Program/ Demonstration Session Artists’ Guild of Spartanburg will hold its bi-monthly Program/Demonstration Session Thursday, May 1, in the East Wing Conference Room. These member-only sessions include an informative program and/or artist’s demonstration. Sessions are the first Thursday every other month, 6-8 p.m. $10. Visit the website for further details: ArtistsGuildOfSpartanburg.com. Boeing Boeing Presented by The Spartanburg Little Theatre, Boeing Boeing will be on the Chapman Cultural Center stage May 2, 3, 9, and 10 at 8 p.m.; and May 4 and 11 at 3 p.m. Glamour-boy architect Bernard simultaneously juggles Italian, German and American fiancées, each beautiful airline hostesses. Tracking their airlines’ timetables and scheduling nonconvergent “layovers,” he keeps “one up, one down, and one pending” until unexpected schedule changes bring all three to his apartment at the same time. $25/Adults; $24/Seniors; $17/Students.
Schull’s America: The Big Picture Spartanburg Art Museum (SAM) will present a Family Fun Program Sunday, May 11, 1-4 p.m.: “Schull’s America: The Big Picture.” All ages and skill levels are invited to these drop-in style workshops that serve as hands-on learning extensions of SAM’s current exhibitions. Free/SAM Household members; $2/nonmembers. Call (864) 582-7616 for more information. Farm to Table Spartanburg Regional History Museum will present the Family Fun Day event “Farm to Table,” Sunday, May 11, 2-5 p.m. Discover how produce from the farm becomes food on your table! $3/ Ages 18+; $2/Ages 5-17; Free/SCHA Members. Call (864) 596-3501 for details. Guild Member Meeting All Artists’ Guild of Spartanburg members are invited to the monthly meetings on the second Monday of each month. For February, meet in Chapman’s West Wing Conference Room on Monday, May 12, 6 p.m. Science Fair Spartanburg Science Center will host the Boys & Girls Clubs’ STEM Celebration Thursday, May 15, at 5 p.m. The clubs have been active in hands-on science learning this winter. Stop by to take a look at the results of their hard work during our afternoon STEM Celebration. Science Fair projects will be on display throughout the Science Center.
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Search: Cultural Events in June Boys & Girls Clubs of the Upstate After-school Showcase Join Boys & Girls Clubs to celebrate the accomplishments of Club members, recognize community support, and announce Youth of the Year from 10 after-school Boys & Girls Clubs. Thursday, May 15, 2014. 4 p.m.-6 p.m. Tish Oney Swings Into Spring! Friday, May 16, at 7 p.m., nationally touring symphony pops vocalist, concert cabaret headliner and Blujazz recording artist Tish Oney presents a new show of springtime jazz music with her small combo on stage at Chapman Cultural Center. Elvis: A Concert Experience Elvis will be in the building on Sunday, May 18, at 3 p.m. For the ultimate Elvis concert experience, see and hear Jim Jinelli who will be on stage at Chapman Cultural Center. Jim will turn back the clock and you will witness the aura of Elvis come alive. Call (727) 560-5009. Lunch & Learns: A Guide to Maps Spartanburg Regional History Museum will present a Lunch & Learn program Friday, May 23, 12:30-1:30 p.m. at Chapman Cultural Center. Bring your lunch and learn all about maps. $5. Call (864) 596-3501 for details. Dance Recital Ballet Spartanburg presents its end-ofthe-year recital on May 24, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Chapman Theater.
Spartanburg High School Musical Spartanburg School District 7 and Spartanburg High School will present their annual and must-anticipated high school play at Chapman Cultural Center May 29, 30, 31, and June 1. However, the name of the play will not have been “revealed” until Thursday, Jan. 23, at a special school-based “revealing.” No matter the choice, it is sure to be a community winner that normally sells out. Be on the lookout for the choice, and buy your tickets as soon as possible online or by calling 542-ARTS.
~ June ~ Art After Dark artsX Society, the youthful social arm of Chapman Cultural Center, presents the social event of the summer—Art After Dark—on Thursday, June 5, starting at 6:30 p.m. This progressive dinner party spans the entire Chapman Cultural Center facility, including a formal dinner, adult beverages, and plenty of social activities. Art After Dark is for both the young and young-at-heart. Purchase tickets at the Ticket Office or online. Dutch Strength Promotions Dutch Strength Promotions is a group dedicated to bodybuilding, fitness, figure, physique and bikini competitions in the Upstate. The annual NPC Upstate Classics is a nationally qualifying showcase of competitors’ hard work and physical discipline, held at the Chapman Cultural Center theater. NPC Upstate Classics returns in 2014 on Saturday, June 7. Pre-judging begins at 10 a.m. and finals start at 6 p.m.
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Search: Cultural Events in June Expecting Goodness Short Film Festival HUB-BUB presents its third annual Expecting Goodness Short Film Festival, a one-of-a-kind program pairing local writers with South Carolina-based filmmakers who adapt the authors’ stories into screenplays and short films. This educational and artistic communitybuilding festival will be held for its second year in the Chapman Cultural Center theater. On Saturday, June 14, watch the magic of local creative partnerships unfold with the Expecting Goodness Short Film Festival.
Davidic Repertory Theatre Davidic Repertory Theatre returns to the Chapman Cultural Center stage on Sunday, June 22, to present its locally revered praise dancing. The performance, entitled “A Living Sacrifice,” will begin at 5 p.m. with tickets costing $11 per person. For more information, call (864) 205-5602.
Traditional Indian Dance Recital Bharata Kalarpana, School of Indian Culture and Fine Arts in Greenville returns to Chapman Cultural Center Sunday, June 15, to present traditional Indian dance. Open to the public, the program features live music and entertaining insight into Indian dance and culture. United Way Annual Meeting United Way of the Piedmont convenes for its annual public meeting at Chapman Cultural Center for 2014. This private, not-for-profit organization focused on promoting education, financial stability, and health is our community will meet on Thursday, June 19 at 5:15 p.m.
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Thursday, June 5, 2014 6:30 p.m. 864.278.9690 An elegant evening and progressive dinner party enjoying the entire Chapman Cultural Center. You will be entertained with live music and unique cultural experiences in the museums and studios. Hors dâ€™oeuvres at each stop with specialty drinks including a lively dinner on stage followed by dessert and dancing in the black box theater.
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