Arts & Education
Newsletter March-June 2011
Kim Jolley, SunTrustâ€™s First Vice President/Commercial & Middle Markets, admires the work of Tamyra Zimmerman, kindergarten student at CampobelloGramling School.
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Partner Agencies 764-9568 artistsguildofspartanburg.com 583-0339 balletspartanburg.com
582-7616 spartanburgartmuseum.org 596-3501 spartanburghistory.org
585-8278 spartanburglittletheatre.org 583-2777 spartanburgsciencecenter.org This project is funded by the South Carolina Arts Commission, which receives support from the National Endowment ~ Page 2 ~ for the Arts.
Springtime is always a special time for kids and the arts. It is when the “official season” is looking to end on a high note, and children are counting down the days to summer vacation. This year, The Arts Partnership of Greater Spartanburg certainly has spring fever and a lot of wonderful shows, exhibits, and special programs. We have something for everyone… an artists’ garden tour, DanSynergy, famous film scores performed live, outings at local historical sites, and stage performances that range from the classic to the cutting edge. • We are especially proud of Ava Hughes and her work in Arts Education. Each month, she brings a new student art show to the Chapman Cultural Center. In March, Youth Art Month, she’ll bring in students from nearly every school in the county. But it’s behind the scenes where Ava does her best work: injecting art into the classroom, touching every student in one fashion or the other. • Education has always been a major focus for The Arts Partnership. Countless student dancers, artists, and scientists are here daily, learning, practicing, and discovering. This summer the Chapman Cultural Center will host dozens of camps for kids in several high-interest areas. Don’t delay in registration: Slots go fast! • Finally, The Arts Partnership and the Chapman Cultural Center welcome Jennifer Evins as our interim president and chief operating officer. As a volunteer, Jennifer has supported the arts for more than 20 years. As president, she’ll focus on funding and supporting the Partners. We are lucky to have her. • Spring is in the air. Partake of the arts, science, and history in Spartanburg, and catch a breath of fresh creativity. ~ Steve Wong Marketing Director ~ Page 3 ~
Saturday, May 21, 2011 10:00 am – 4:00 pm $20 Advance • $25 Day of Event ARtists oN touR
Beth Regula • Annette Giaco Eddie Schrieffer • Gloria Ross
Artwork available for purchase will be displayed from a variety of Guild artists at Beth Regula’s house. Catering by Palmetto Palate. www.artistsguildofspartanburg.com • 864-764-9568 ~ Page 4 ~
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Summer Science Camps June â€“ August, 2011 Preschool: animals, StarLab, rocks Reptiles: up close and personal Astronomy: Outer Space, StarLab Aviation: how and why things fly Earth Science: earthquakes to volcanoes Big Predators: Lions, Bears, Boas, Sharks, and more Oceanography: Invertebrates:
animals and ecology
ever held a tarantula?
Dinosaurs & Fossils CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Chemistry & Physics: Fun labs Physical Science Start Finish 5/31 6/3 6/6 6/10 6/13 6/17 6/20 6/24 6/27 7/1 7/4 7/8 7/11 7/15 7/18 7/22 7/25 7/29 8/1 8/5 8/8 8/12
AM (9:30AM - 12:00) PM (1:00PM - 4:00PM) Preschool (3-5 yrs) (Tues-Fr), 10AM, 11AM, 1PM (1 hr sessions) Reptiles (6-11 yrs) $ 80 Earth Science (6-11 yrs) Astronomy (6-11 yrs) $ 80 Big Predators (6-11 yrs) Aviation (6-11 yrs)
SC Wildlife (6-11 yrs) Fossils & Dinosours (6-11 yrs) CSI (6-9 yrs) Oceanography (6-11 yrs) Physical Science (6-11 yrs)
$ 80 Invertebrates (6-11 yrs) $ 80 Chemistry & Physics (6-11 yrs) $ 80 CSI (10-14 yrs) $ 80 Reptiles (6-11 yrs) $ 80 Preschool (3-5 yrs) 1PM, 2PM (1 hr sessions)
* When combining 2 camps for an ALL DAY camp experience, box lunch provided.
For more camp details and registration information, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org Spartanburg Science Center
$ 35 $ 90 $ 90
200 East St John Street, Spartanburg, SC 29306 (864) 583-2777
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Ballet SpartanBurg DanCe Center maiden and pirate Camp Reenact fairy tales through movement. June 13 – 17 • 10 am – 12 pm • Boys & Girls • Ages 4 – 7 • $125 Knight and princess Camp Reenact fairy tales through movement July 18 – 22 • 10 am – 12 pm • Boys & Girls • Ages 4 – 7 • $125 Irish Camp Irish dancing and crafts June 20 – 24 • 9:30 am – 12:45 pm • Boys & Girls Ages 5 & above (must have Irish Step experience) • $165 mini Junior Intensive Dance Camp Dancers with previous ballet training participate in ballet, pointe /pre-pointe, jazz and yoga class with full time faculty members at Ballet Spartanburg July 11 – 22 • 10 am – 3:15 pm • Mon. – Fri. • Boys & Girl Ages 10 & above • $475.00
Ballet SpartanBurg DanCe Center Creative a/B A wonderful introduction to a dance class! June 7, 9, 21, 23, 28, 30 • 11 – 11:50 am Boys & Girls • Ages 3 & 4 • $75.00 Creative a/B A wonderful introduction to a dance class! July 12, 14, 26, 28 • 11 – 11:50 am Boys & Girls • Ages 3 & 4 • $50.00 hip-hop Dancers learn hip hop with Broadway instructor Gordon Owens July 11, 13, 15 • 2:30 – 3:30 pm Boys & Girls • 12 & above • $40.00 hip-hop Dancers learn hip hop with Broadway instructor Gordon Owens July 18, 20, 22 • 2:30 – 3:30 pm Boys & Girls • 12 & above • $40.00
Ballet SpartanBurg Chapman Cultural Center 200 East saint John strEEt • spartanburg, sC 864-583-0339 • www.ballEtspartanburg.org
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The Gondoliers or The King of Barataria
Written by W. S. Gilbert and Sir Arthur Sullivan
March 25, 26, 2011 at 8:00pm March 27, 2011 at 3:00 pm David Reid Theatre at Chapman Cultural Center 200 East St. John Street, Spartanburg, SC Individual Tickets available in advance and at the door: Adults $25 â€˘ Seniors $20 Students with ID $9 Box Office: 864-542-ARTS Available online taps.purchase-tickets-online.com This project is funded in part by the South Carolina Arts Commission which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts.
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Don't forget about Summer Art School and Camps. helvetica neue Registerfont:online atlightwww.spartanburgARTmuseum.org
Upcoming Exhibits: West Fraser A Southern Perspective
March 8 - May 7, 2011
Will Henry Stevens Convergence: Objective and Non-objective Works
March 8 - May 7, 2011
Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10 am-5 pm Contact: email@example.com â€˘ (864) 582-7616 ~ Page 11 ~
Summer Acting Camps for Youth begin in June. Call 585-8278 for details! 200 e. saint John st. spartanburg, sc 29306 â€˘ 864-585-8278 â€˘ spartanburglittletheatre.org
For tickets cAll 542-2787
co-sponsored by: the Arkwright Foundation the Barnet Foundation Hillcrest
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Help Us Complete the Picture. Give to The Arts Partnership of Greater Spartanburg The Arts Partnership has reached 70% of our Annual Fund Campaign goal of $845,000 and we need your help to finish strong. Your support allows our arts education programs to engage, inspire, and educate over 45,000 K-12 students and teachers throughout Spartanburg County. Help us complete the picture and keep the arts alive in our schools by making a gift to the Annual Fund today. Call 542-ARTS, go online at ChapmanCulturalCenter.org, or use the enclosed envelope to make your contribution.
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Arts Education Makes For a Better Society By Ava Hughes Director of Arts Education The Arts Partnership of Greater Spartanburg When I was asked to write an article about arts education for this Tapestry newsletter, I was told, “just make it personal… tell why arts education is important to you.” I don’t think I’ve ever put this into writing before… I can’t remember a time when there wasn’t music in our home. My older sister took piano lessons every week and when I was old enough, so did I. Our Aunt Sarah Jennings taught piano in a second floor studio on Wall Street in downtown Spartanburg, right over Pete’s Backyard Restaurant on Morgan Square. I was in awe at how wonderfully Aunt Sarah played! Preparing for music competitions at Converse College and the annual recitals with knees and hands shaking, taught me not only an appreciation for music and what goes into a performance, but that if I practiced and persevered nothing was impossible, not only in music, but in life.
You Are Invited To Our Youth Art Month Exhibit at the Chapman Cultural Center. It’s wonderful… and free!
I think that’s what keeps me excited. Helping schools to host professional artists in week-long residencies and school performances gives me the privilege of visiting these classrooms and witnessing that “aha moment,” when a student discovers that personal spark and feels that sense of pride in accomplishment. Don’t just take it from me… many studies have shown that quality arts education contributes to K-12 educational achievement, a critical issue for our state. Research shows that participation in the arts makes the biggest positive difference in achievement among disadvantaged students. So I invite you to come and see what some of Spartanburg’s students have created. Each month we spotlight a different school district, and in celebration of March as Youth Art
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Month, the Student Galleries at the Chapman Cultural Center will be filled to the brim with evidence of creativity and imagination! I want to offer my personal appreciation to SunTrust bank for sponsoring Youth Art Month again this year and to Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina for supporting our Artists In Residence program. In these tough times, corporate sponsorships such as this give me hope that our children will continue to have the opportunity to be creative and that their creativity will have a place to be showcased. I have been involved in All About Me the arts for nearly 40 — Patricia Walpole, years and specialized in Grade 12, Spartanburg High School. Teacher: Cindy Goforth arts education for 30. I have seen generations of local citizens start out with crayons in kindergarten and seen individuals become worldrenowned artists in dance, the visual arts, theatre, and music. Currently, through the work we do here at the Chapman Cultural Center, we touch every student in Spartanburg County… that’s more than 44,000 yearly. Yes, we’ve come a long way since my recital days. But there is still much work to be done. As our lawmakers grapple with federal and state budgets, the very existence of arts education is at stake. What a sad world this would be without music, color, and the stage. So when your child’s school has a guest writer, potter, printmaker or storyteller, visit the school and see what excitement and deep learning is taking place. The arts contribute greatly to our children’s education and development as citizens.
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March… Willy Wonka! Fridays, March 4 & 11 at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 5 at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 12 at 3 & 7 p.m. Sundays, March 6 & 13 at 3 p.m. Roald Dahl’s timeless story of the world-famous candy man and his quest to find an heir comes to life in this musical adaptation of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” which features the songs from the classic family film, including “Pure Imagination,” “The Candy Man,” and “I’ve Got a Golden Ticket,” plus spectacular flying effects by Las Vegas company “Flying by Foy.” Presented by Spartanburg Little Theatre in the David Reid Theatre. Youth Art Month March 4-April 3, Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Free. Free Public Reception Hosted by School Dist. 4: Thursday, March 10, 5:30-7:30 p.m. This is an annual exhibit showcasing the work of students from all over Spartanburg County. Sponsored this year by SunTrust bank. Auditions: Arsenic and Old Lace Monday & Tuesday, March 7 & 8, at 7 p.m. Auditions for this diabolical comedy classic will consist of reading from the script. Production will run May 6-15. Needed roles include 11 men (young to elderly) and three women (young to elderly). Produced by Spartanburg Little Theatre. Meet in the theatre for auditions. Art Exhibit: Will Henry Stevens Convergence: Objective and Non-Objective Works March 8-May 7, Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Will Henry Stevens (1881-1949) spent much of his life outdoors and much of his artistic career painting landscapes and nature. However, Stevens’ observations extended beyond what he saw: His paintings often reflect a place less accurately, but more colorfully, expressively, and even spiritually. Presented by the Spartanburg Art Museum at the Chapman Cultural Center. Art Exhibit: West Fraser A Southern Perspective March 8-May 7, Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Fraser has artistically rendered scenes from all over the world including Italy, the Bahamas, Bermuda, France and Sweden. The majority of his work is inspired by the coast of beautiful South Carolina. Fraser remains devoted to creating compositions based on landscapes, city scenes, marine views and travel paintings. He is commonly referred to as “South Carolina’s best known, most widely collected contemporary artist.” Much of his work is richly detailed and conveys a photographic likeness. Presented by Spartanburg Art Museum at the Chapman Cultural Center.
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Art Exhibit: Focus on Youth March 8-25, Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Reception: Thursday, March 17, 6-7:30 p.m. Free. In celebration of National Youth Art Month, the Artists’ Guild of Spartanburg will feature its annual “Focus on Youth” Juried Art Exhibition in the Guild Gallery at the Chapman Cultural Center. This is an exhibit for high school students in Spartanburg County. Music Sandwiched In: Laurel and the Lads Wednesday, March 9, 12:15 p.m. Main Library. Free. This free lunchtime concert series showcases regional talent at the Spartanburg County Public Library Headquarters (Barrett Community Room) on selected Wednesdays. Brown bag it, or come early and purchase a box lunch. Laurel and the Lads will perform a variety of your Irish favorites. Presented by the Music Foundation of Spartanburg. Peter and the Wolf: A Symphonic Fairy Tale Set To Dance Saturday, March 19, 3 p.m. Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev wrote this symphonic fairy tale with the intent to teach children the instruments of the orchestra. Each character in the piece is identified with a different musical instrument. Experience the timeless music of Prokofiev as Ballet Spartanburg brings this delightful story to life on the stage of the David Reid Theatre at the Chapman Cultural Center. DanSynergy III: Eclectic and Cutting Edge Choreography Saturday, March 19, 8 p.m. This is an evening that abounds with a variety of dance that illuminates the hidden world of emotion. A near sell-out for the last two years, it unleashes the power and creativity of dance through eclectic and cutting edge choreography, and a continuing collaboration with Hub-Bub Artists in Residence. Presented by Ballet Spartanburg in the David Reid Theatre at the Chapman Cultural Center. A Candlelight Supper Saturday, March 19, 6-9 p.m. Walnut Grove Plantation The Moores of Walnut Grove Plantation were one of many Scots-Irish families to settle the South Carolina Backcountry in the 1700s. Join us for an elegant evening of dining and dancing by candlelight and hear Dr. Bill Brockington share the fascinating history of this unique people. Try out colonial dance steps with the English Country Dancers as they demonstrate 18th century dances popular with the Scots-Irish and other colonists. Before dinner, tour the original Moore family home by lantern light. Reservations Required by March 16 for dinner and tour. 864-5766546 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Presented by the Spartanburg County Historical Association. Music Sandwiched In Wednesday, March 23, 12:15 p.m. Main Library. Free. Spartanburg Philharmonic Music Director Sarah Ioannides will preview music in March’s Masterworks Concert, “Award-Winning Film Scores.” This free lunchtime concert series showcases regional talent at the Spartanburg County Public Library Headquarters. Brown bag it or purchase a box lunch. Presented by The Music Foundation of Spartanburg.
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Spartanburg History Hub Thursday, March 24, 6:30 p.m. Free The Spartanburg History Hub is a network of individuals and organizations committed to Spartanburg County history. It is managed by the Spartanburg County Historical Association and meets one Thursday each odd month except July. Locations vary. The Gondoliers: Comic Opera/Musical Theatre Friday, March 25, 8 p.m. Saturday, March 26, 8 p.m. Sunday, March 27, 3 p.m. The last great success of the amazing duo Arthur Sullivan and W.S. Gilbert, The Gondoliers aka The King of Barataria, is full of great melodies and high-stepping dances! This best-loved operetta was an immediate success when it opened in London in 1889 at the Savoy Theater. As in many G&S operettas the story is rich with innuendo and satirical references to the British monarchy and class distinction. The David Reid Theatre at the Chapman Cultural Center will be the perfect venue for this large-scale, fully staged production. Presented by Spartanburg Repertory Company. Lunch & Learn about Spartanburg Friday, March 25, 12:30 p.m. Join the Regional History Museum for an hour each month to learn interesting pieces of Spartanburg’s history from various speakers. Bring your lunch and learn from experts! In celebration of Women’s History Month, Gen. Ed Hall will share about Harriet Quimby, one of Spartanburg’s own early aviators. Presented by the Spartanburg County Historical Association at the Chapman Cultural Center. Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra: Film Score Night Saturday, March 26, 7 p.m. Twichell Auditorium/Converse College This concert will feature Dario Marianelli, a composer of piano, orchestral, and film music. He has composed sound tracks for several films, including The Brothers Grimm, Pride & Prejudice, Atonement, Eat, Pray, Love, and even V for Vendetta. He won Best Original Score for Atonement at the 80th Academy Awards. The evening’s program will include the World Premiere of Marianelli’s Pride & Prejudice Suite, Debussy’s Clair de Lune, Marianelli’s Atonement Suite, and Ravel’s Tombeau de Couperin. Presented by The Music Foundation of Spartanburg. The US Air Force Heritage Ramblers In Concert Monday, March 28. 7 p.m. Free. The US Air Force Heritage Ramblers (military band) bring the New Orleans and Chicago styles of traditional jazz to Spartanburg and the Chapman Cultural Center. They are part of the well-known and extensive Heritage of America Band program. The band’s mission is to preserve and present the rich heritage of traditional jazz. Their performances include the music of such legends as Louis Armstrong, Sidney Bechet, Jack Teagarden, and Bix Beiderbecke. Presented in the David Reid Theatre. Please get free tickets in advance.
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Spring into History at Walnut Grove Plantation Tuesday, March 29-Saturday, April 2. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Daily. Visit the 18th century this Spring Break! This week, guides in period dress will share the history of the Moore family and the Backcountry as you tour our historic buildings. A Revolutionary War re-enactor will tell you of the latest news in the fight for independence from Britain. $6/adults, $3/6-17 year olds, free/5 years and younger. Presented by the Spartanburg County Historical Association.
April… Art Exhibit: Bailie and Aaron Troski Seven April 1-28, Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Free public reception is 6-9 p.m. on Thursday, April 21, during ArtWalk. All images are of the figure and themed around the number seven. Bailie’s figures are all nudes, mostly monochromatic using gold copper and silver leaf application, and Troski’s figures are all clothed using multi-media on panel. Presented by the Artists’ Guild of Spartanburg at the Chapman Cultural Center. Spartanburg Community Band Spring Concert Sunday, April 3, 3 p.m. Only $6. Spartanburg’s own will present Wild, Wild, Winds, a live concert in the David Reid Theatre. The brasses will show their mettle in a stirring rendition of Procession of the Nobles, as well as Willow Echoes. Marvel at the richness of the French horns and enchanting woodwinds in Rossini’s William Tell Overture. And to tame your wild and western side, they present Hoe Down from Rodeo (Copland classic), The Cowboys and Light Cavalry Overture. The Community Band’s members are local citizens who play for their own enjoyment and that of the community. Music Sandwiched In: Deeper in Duet Wednesday, April 6, 12:15 p.m. Main Library. Free. Deeper In Duet will perform a variety of jazz songs. This free lunchtime concert series showcases regional talent at the Spartanburg County Public Library Headquarters on selected Wednesdays. Brown bag it or purchase a box lunch. Presented by The Music Foundation of Spartanburg. Mr. Al In Concert Thursday, April 7. 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. Mr. Al (Rasso) lets kids be kids, and sometimes that gets to be loud and exciting. He sings and dances and tells funny stories, and along the way he teaches some pretty important life lessons. He’s a professional teacher, and he’s written 20 children’s albums, two videos, and one teacher resource book. His show may seem out of control, but the kids (preschool and early elementary) know better. Presented in the David Reid Theatre. The Second City Friday, April 8, 7 & 10 p.m. If you like Saturday Night Live comedy, you’ll love The Second City. These are some seriously funny people who specialize in sketch comedy and improvisation. The 7 p.m. show is rated PG13; the 10 p.m. show is… well… there’s no telling what they might say. Presented in the David Reid Theatre at the Chapman Cultural Center.
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Student Art Show: School District 3 April 8-May 8, Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Each month, the Chapman Cultural Center hosts a new and free student art show. Beginning April 8, see the work of students from Spartanburg School District 3. Childhood on the Plantation Saturday, April 9. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. In 1771, Charles and Mary Moore of Walnut Grove Plantation welcomed Andrew, a baby boy, to their family. Experience Andrew Barry Moore’s life as he grew up on the plantation, attended school at nearby Rocky Spring Academy, lived through a Loyalist attack on his home, went to college in far-off Pennsylvania, and returned home to become Spartanburg County’s first collegeeducated doctor. $7/adults, $4/ 6-17 year olds, free/5 years and younger. Presented by the Spartanburg County Historical Association. Sleeping Beauty: Youth Theatre Friday, April 15, 4:30 & 7 p.m. Saturday, April 16, 2 p.m. Here comes a bolder, funnier version of one of your favorite tales. Meet one of the more independent, headstrong, in-your-face princesses, Briar Rose (a.k.a. Sleeping Beauty), and Gryff, who’s half-dragon and total smart aleck. There’s Branwen, the really nice witch who tries to outspell the evil Modron. And, of course, the Prince, Owain, who comes with the standardly princely features, minus bravery, talent and competence. In between the story you know is a deliciously funny and amazing adventure, replete with troublesome fairy folk and a riddle-challenging Spider King. Presented by Spartanburg Youth Theatre in the David Reid Theatre at the Chapman Cultural Center. Living Green at the Seay House Saturday, April 16, 10 a.m-4 p.m. Free. Help us open the season at the Seay House with an Earth Day-inspired event. Learn about heirloom vegetables and what it meant to truly reduce, re-use, and recycle before we even thought about celebrating Earth Day. Presented by the Spartanburg County Historical Association. Auditions: Imagine That April 16-23 Imagine That is a local theatre company made up of young people who deal with serious and current social issues through theatre and improvisation. High School students who would like to audition to be a part of this program may audition by appointment by calling 278-9665. Gone With the Wind: Hollywood Classic Film Saturday, April 16. 7 p.m. Only $6. This southern classic ends the Winter Film Series at the Chapman Cultural Center. Brought back by high demand, see Scarlett and Rhett through the rise and fall of the Old South, and see it as it was meant to be seen on the Big Screen in the David Reid Theatre.
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Spanish Spartanburg Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses Sunday, April 17, 7:30 p.m. Free. Le invitamos a reunirse con nosotros para conmemorar la muerte de Jesus Memorial de la muerte de Jesucristo Domingo 17 de Abril de 2011 Hora : 7:30 P.M. Entrada Gratis. No se hacen colectas. Music Sandwiched In: Done for the Evening Wednesday, April 20. 12:15 p.m. Main Library. Free. Done for the Evening will perform a variety of jazz songs during this free lunchtime concert at the Spartanburg County Public Library Headquarters. Brown bag it, or come early and purchase a box lunch. Presented by The Music Foundation of Spartanburg. Yesterday & Today: A Beatles Tribute Thursday, April 21. 7 p.m. Of course, they aren’t the real Beatles. They don’t even try to imitate The Beatles. Yesterday & Today pay tribute to the Fab Four by playing their music and playing it extremely well. During this interactive concert, you’ll be told stories about a first love, a first kiss or a touching story about a parent or the loss of a loved one. Simply put, The Beatles music is the sound track to our lives. The show becomes a therapeutic musical session with laughter and tears and personal stories that will connect the audience, band and performers in a way that no other show can. Presented in the David Reid Theatre. Lunch & Learn about Spartanburg Friday, April 22. 12:30 p.m. Join the Regional History Museum for an hour each month to learn interesting pieces of Spartanburg’s history from various speakers. Bring your lunch and learn from experts! Presented by the Spartanburg County Historical Association at the Chapman Cultural Center. Baskets of Hope Tuesday, April 26, 6:30 p.m. Spartanburg Interfaith Hospitality Network (SPIHN) is a local shelter program for homeless families. Baskets of Hope is a fundraiser dedicated to raising awareness about homelessness in Spartanburg County and the key role that SPIHN plays in preparing homeless families to return to self-sufficiency. Presented in the lobby of the David Reid Theatre. This event is by invitation only: If interested in attending, please call 597-0699. For more information, visit www.spihn.org. Glenn Miller Orchestra Friday, April 29, 2 & 7 p.m. If you’re in the mood for the real thing, this is it: the official Glenn Miller Orchestra playing in the David Reid Theatre at the Chapman Cultural Center. They sold out Spartanburg two years ago, and now they’re back to stir the memories of yesteryear. The music of the swing era—1930s and ’40s—will once again remind you of good times.
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May… Art Exhibit: Jonas Criscoe Beautiful Detritus May 2-27, Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Free public reception: Thursday, May 19, during ArtWalk, 6-8 p.m. Jonas Criscoe’s work explores how our ever-expanding consumer culture has shaped the environments and landscapes in which we live. He has been directly influenced by his residency in the Upstate of South Carolina - a landscape dotted with the deteriorating infrastructure of old mill villages, empty storefronts and other industries of a technologically displaced culture. This is a landscape blanketed by invasive plants such as kudzu and Japanese honeysuckle, which grow where and upon what they wish. The densely layered compositions that are characteristic of his work are a reflection of his desire to create both process-derived imagery and to convey a feeling of detritus and abandonment through the worn surfaces that he employs. Presented by the Artists’ Guild of Spartanburg in the Guild Gallery at the Chapman Cultural Center. Music Sandwiched In: Strings of Choice Wednesday, May 4, 12:15 p.m. Main Library. Free. Strings of Choice will perform a variety of swing music songs during this free lunchtime concert. Bring your lunch or buy one there. Presented by The Music Foundation of Spartanburg. Arsenic and Old Lace Friday, May 6 & 13, 8 p.m. Saturday, May 7 & 14, 8 p.m. Sunday, May 8 & 15, 3 p.m. When the elderly Abby and Martha Brewster offer their lonely gentlemen callers a glass of homemade elderberry wine, the results are always fatal—and hilarious. It’s up to their young nephew Mortimer to deal with his homicidal aunts, his uncle who believes he’s Teddy Roosevelt, his newly betrothed fiancé, and his murderous brother who has recently undergone plastic surgery to look like Boris Karloff, all while trying to keep the police at bay. This hilarious farce is a classic screwball comedy that is just as funny today as the day it premiered. Presented by Spartanburg Little Theatre in the David Reid Theatre at the Chapman Cultural Center. Taste of the Backcountry Saturday, May 7, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. The Price House. At his inn and tavern, Thomas Price provided food and drink to travelers passing through the Backcountry along the burgeoning road network of the young United States. What food or drink might he have served these guests? At this event, learn how fields and forests provided both free and enslaved Backcountry residents with their diets. Learn how they prepared their meals and then taste foods they ate themselves as well as served to travelers. $6/adults, $4/6-17 year olds, free/5 years and younger. Presented by the Spartanburg County Historical Association.
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Celebration of Place – The Arts at Boys & Girls Clubs of the Upstate Wednesday, May 11, 4 p.m. Free. Come join the community in celebrating the young artists of Boys & Girls Clubs. This arts showcase will feature a photography exhibit, a silent film showcase, a reading, and the unveiling of a book of photography and creative writing. Presented in the David Reid Theatre at the Chapman Cultural Center. Student Art Show: Boys & Girls Clubs, and Colors May 12-June 26, Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Each month, The Arts Partnership of Greater Spartanburg presents a free student art show at the Chapman Cultural Center. During May and June see the work of students from the Boys & Girls Clubs and the Colors program. Music Sandwiched In: Jon Shain Wednesday, May 18, 12:15 p.m. Main Library. Free. Jon Shain will perform a variety of blues songs at this free lunchtime concert at the Spartanburg County Public Library Headquarters. Bring your lunch or buy one there. Free live concerts are presented twice monthly by The Music Foundation of Spartanburg. Don Felder: An Evening at the Hotel California Saturday, May 21, 7 p.m. in Barnet Park. Don Felder and band, formerly of the Eagles, will rock Barnet Park for an unforgettable evening of best-loved Eagles music! Opening act: national recording artist Javier Colon. Felder enjoyed a long career with the Eagles from 1974 to 2001 and penned the music for their ever-popular international hit Hotel California. His vocals were a feature on the Eagles’ fourth album, One of These Nights, when Felder sang lead vocal on the song Visions. For tickets call 542-ARTS. Studio and Garden Tour Saturday, May 21, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Local artists open their studios and gardens to the public for this popular fund-raiser for the Artists’ Guild of Spartanburg. This year the tour will be located in the Pauline-Roebuck area. The artists are Beth Regula, Annette Giaco, Eddie Schrieffer and Gloria Ross. These artists as well as other Guild members will have art for purchase at Beth Regula’s home, and Palmetto Palate is catering the event. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 the day of the tour. Seay House Saturday Saturday, May 21, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. The Seay House is Spartanburg’s oldest home. It showcases the dwelling of a local farmstead managed and maintained by three maiden Seay sisters in the late 1800s. Come relax for an hour or two on this historic property! The Seay House is one of three historic homes maintained by the Spartanburg County Historical Association. Spartanburg History Hub Thursday, May 26, 7 p.m. Free. The Spartanburg History Hub is a network of individuals and organizations committed to Spartanburg County history. It is managed by the Spartanburg County Historical Association and meets one Thursday each odd month except July.
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Lunch & Learn about Spartanburg Friday, May 27, 12:30 p.m. Only $5. Join the Regional History Museum at the American Legion Post 28 Military Museum in Duncan Park for a tour and discussion of the role of Spartanburg citizens in the nation’s military history. When you’re done, be sure to swing by the World War memorials nearby in Duncan Park. Lunch & Learn meets for an hour each month to learn interesting pieces of Spartanburg’s history from various speakers. Bring your lunch and learn from experts! Presented by the Spartanburg County Historical Association. Hairspray Thursday, May 26, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 28, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, May 29, 3 p.m. Arriving in an aerosol fog of excitement in the David Reid Theatre at the Chapman Cultural Center is Spartanburg High School and District Seven’s production of the Tony Award winning Broadway musical Hairspray. Dr. Terry O. Pruitt will serve as the director with Dr. John Moody assisting as the musical director.
June… Art Exhibit: Rich Ponder June 1-27, Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Free public reception: Thursday, June 18. 6-8 p.m. during ArtWalk. What happens when one gathers the signals of the ancients and combines them with the constant bombardment of information modern man is forced to endure? That’s the question Rich Ponder attempts to answer in his dreamlike imagery by using digital processing and various printing techniques. Presented by the Artists’ Guild of Spartanburg in the Guild Gallery at the Chapman Cultural Center. Flower Show Saturday, June 4, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. The Spartanburg Garden Club Council will present a Garden Tour and Flower Show themed “Spotlighting Chapman Cultural Center.” Four gardens will be open and the flower show will be held in the lobby of the David Reid Theatre. Remember When, Woodruff? 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, June 4 Price House presents this first-ever salute to Woodruff, its hometown! Come share your memories of Woodruff through the years and hear others share their own memories as well. Tentative activities planned include evaluations of visitors’ family heirlooms, the creation of a collage of visitorsubmitted historic photographs, and the collection of oral histories from Woodruff residents. $6/
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adults, $4/6-17 year olds, free/5 years and younger. Presented by the Spartanburg County Historical Association. Music Sandwiched In: The Brass Trifecta Wednesday, June 8, 12:15 p.m. Main Library. Free. The Brass Trifecta will perform a variety of songs during this free lunchtime concert at the Spartanburg County Public Library Headquarters. Brown bag it, or come early and purchase a box lunch. Presented twice monthly by The Music Foundation of Spartanburg. Friday Campfire Series June 10 at Price House July 8 at Walnut Grove August 12 at Price House September 10 at Walnut Grove Gather ‘round the fire, make s’mores, and hear exciting stories of the Upstate’s past! Again this summer, Walnut Grove Plantation and Historic Price House will each host two Friday Campfires on the second Fridays of June, July, August, and September. At each campfire, a speaker will present a 20- to 30-minute talk on some aspect of the region’s history that will interest adults and children alike. While details are still being worked out, go ahead and mark the dates for this event on your calendar. Presented by the Spartanburg County Historical Association. Seay House Saturday Saturday, June 18, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. The Seay House is Spartanburg’s oldest home. It showcases the dwelling of a local farmstead managed and maintained by three maiden Seay sisters in the late 1800s. Come relax for an hour or two on this historic property! The Seay House is one of three historic homes maintained by the Spartanburg County Historical Association. Music Sandwiched In: Lawson Academy of the Arts Wednesday, June 22, 12:15 p.m. Main Library. Free. Students from Lawson Academy of the Arts will perform a variety of songs from their student recitals during this free lunchtime concert at the Spartanburg County Public Library Headquarters. Brown bag it, or come early and purchase a box lunch. Presented twice monthly by The Music Foundation of Spartanburg.
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A Beautiful Blank Canvas, Just Waiting For Your Creative Touch.
Most rental venues take a lot of pride in having “character.” Some are rustic, others are cute, still others are homey. At the Chapman Cultural Center we take pride in giving you a beautiful blank canvas for your special event. 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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Oh, The Places You Can Stay…
Artists from around the world perform at the Chapman Cultural Center, and while in Spartanburg, they stay at three convenient hotels… Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites (north Spartanburg) 161 Sha Lane, Spartanburg • 864-504-3333 Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites (west Spartanburg) 895 Spartan Blvd., Spartanburg • 864-699-7777 Hampton Inn & Suites (west Spartanburg) 801 Spartan Blvd., Spartanburg • 864-699-2222 The next time you or someone you know is staying in Spartanburg and is associated with a Chapman Cultural Center program, please contact one of these fine hotels and ask for the special “Chapman Cultural Center rate.” ~ Page 29 ~
Improv Comedy Friday, April 8 7 & 10 p.m.
The Beatles Tribute
Yesterday & Today Thursday, April 21 7 p.m.
Glenn Miller Orchestra ‘The Official’ Friday, April 29 2 & 7 p.m.
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Roger Milliken 1915-2010
The Arts Partnership of Greater Spartanburg, the Chapman Cultural Center, and the nine Partner organizations are forever grateful to Roger and Nita Milliken for their love and support of the arts. Through their kindness and wisdom great strides have been made in establishing Spartanburg as one of the most noted and culturally aware communities in the state of South Carolina.
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