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Georgia Southern Armstrong Campus art students present senior exhibition

Georgia Southern University’s Senior Art Exhibition, “Reflections,” featuring pieces by five senior artists, will run from March 11 to 22 at the Fine Arts Gallery on the Armstrong Campus in Savannah. A reception will be held on March 15 at 5:30 p.m., and admission is free and open to the public.

Senior artists Rose Wellington, Bethany Panhorst, June Ford, Pamela Reynolds and Brenna Mudge will exhibit works of art directly inspired by their experiences and based in knowledge and skills gained in the fine arts program.

“I connect material and thought through texture, color and reflective light to define personal stories,” mosaic artist Pam Reynolds said.

Visitors can expect to see a variety of mediums including mosaic, illustration, ceramics, printmaking, fabrics and painting.

“I am asking the viewer to reflect upon the visual story and perhaps see something in a new light,” Brenna Mudge said.

For more information, please visit the Fine Arts Gallery website.

Georgia Southern University, a public Carnegie Doctoral/R2 institution founded in 1906, offers 141 degree programs serving nearly 26,500 students through nine colleges on three campuses in Statesboro, Savannah, Hinesville and online instruction. A leader in higher education in southeast Georgia, the University provides a diverse student population with expert faculty, world-class scholarship and hands-on learning opportunities. Georgia Southern creates lifelong learners who serve as responsible scholars, leaders and stewards in their communities. Visit GeorgiaSouthern.edu.


Savannah Wind Symphony presents 41st annual spring concert on Armstrong Campus

The Savannah Wind Symphony will hold its annual spring concert on the Georgia Southern Armstrong Campus in Savannah on Tuesday, March 5. The 41st spring concert will feature works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Kenneth Hesketh, Julie Giroux and Rossano Galante.

“We will open the concert with a very demanding transcription of a Bach organ composition ‘Fantasia and Fugue in C Minor,’ by the English composer Edward Elgar of Pomp and Circumstance fame,” Mark Johnson, Savannah Winds director said.

Johnson also said the concert will include a performance of “Irish Rhapsody” by Clare Grundman that will be conducted by retired Army Band conductor Larry Wyatt.

The Savannah Wind Symphony is comprised of musicians from the greater Savannah area and exists to enhance the cultural climate and appreciation of music in the Coastal Empire. They provide a nurturing musical environment by performing public concerts at a high artistic level, and they identify and support scholarship recipients for advanced musical training at the Armstrong Campus.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit georgiasouthern.edu/armstrongtickets.

Georgia Southern University, a public Carnegie Doctoral/R2 institution founded in 1906, offers 141 degree programs serving nearly 26,500 students through nine colleges on three campuses in Statesboro, Savannah, Hinesville and online instruction. A leader in higher education in southeast Georgia, the University provides a diverse student population with expert faculty, world-class scholarship and hands-on learning opportunities. Georgia Southern creates lifelong learners who serve as responsible scholars, leaders and stewards in their communities. Visit GeorgiaSouthern.edu.


Classical and jazz pianist virtuosos join for Piano in the Arts concert on Georgia Southern’s Armstrong Campus

Friends Ben Warsaw, DMA, left, and Joe Alderman will perform together for Piano in the Arts’ final concert of the season on March 3.

Renowned classical pianist Benjamin Warsaw, DMA, assistant professor of music at Georgia Southern University Armstrong Campus, and jazz pianist virtuoso, Joe Alterman, will join for a mixed-genre Piano in the Arts concert series performance, “Crossroads, Jazz Meets Classical.” The event will be held on March 3 at 3 p.m. in the Fine Arts Auditorium on the Armstrong Campus in Savannah.

Warsaw, a classical pianist, composer, teacher, accompanist and the artistic director of Piano in the Arts, performs solo and ensemble concerts throughout North America and Europe. Named the Georgia Music Teachers Association’s 2017 composer of the year, Warsaw has performed original compositions for President Jimmy Carter at the Carter Center and been featured on NPR.

Alterman, widely regarded as one of jazz’s most prodigious talents today, has released four critically acclaimed albums and performed to packed houses at the Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, Birdland, Blue Note and jazz festivals around the world. Fittingly, jazz authority Nat Hentoff said that Alterman “represents the past, present and future of jazz,” and “he’d be able to hold his own even with greats like Parker, Gillespie, Monk and Davis.”

The pianists have been friends for years and believe that the audience will benefit from their established rapport, as they offer an energetic performance meant to dispel preconceived notions of classical and jazz music.

“Being able to play with a friend is always exciting because there is different energy on stage,” Warsaw said. “The shared energy makes for a more familiar performance.”

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit georgiasouthern.edu/armstrongtickets.

Piano in the Arts is devoted to providing world-class concert performances and learning

opportunities for Armstrong Campus students outside of the traditional classroom. “Crossroads, Jazz Meets Classical” is the last concert of the Piano in the Arts season.

Georgia Southern University, a public Carnegie Doctoral/R2 institution founded in 1906, offers 141 degree programs serving nearly 26,500 students through nine colleges on three campuses in Statesboro, Savannah, Hinesville and online instruction. A leader in higher education in southeast Georgia, the University provides a diverse student population with expert faculty, world-class scholarship and hands-on learning opportunities. Georgia Southern creates lifelong learners who serve as responsible scholars, leaders and stewards in their communities. Visit GeorgiaSouthern.edu.


Georgia Southern’s Armstrong Campus hosts annual high school congressional competition exhibition

The Congressional Art Competition is a nationwide high school visual art contest to recognize and encourage artistic talent in the nation. In conjunction with the competition, the Georgia Southern University Armstrong Campus will host “An Artistic Discovery,” showcasing competition entries from Georgia’s 1st Congressional District. The event is free and open to the public.

“I hope many students will participate in the Congressional Art Competition this year,” said U.S. Rep. for Georgia’s 1st Congressional District Buddy Carter. “This is a wonderful opportunity to encourage and recognize the artistic talents of young constituents in the 1st District. I am always extremely impressed with the entries each year. I look forward to seeing the art this year.”

Works submitted for the exhibition are eligible for a number of cash awards, as well as the prestigious U.S. District Congressional Award. The winning entries from each district are prominently displayed in the Cannon Tunnel in Washington, D.C., for one year. The Cannon Tunnel connects the Cannon House Office Building with the U.S. Capitol and is traveled on a daily basis by congressmen and women, as well as their staff members.

The Congressional Art Competition exhibition will run on weekdays from Feb. 18 to March 3 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Fine Arts Gallery, with a reception on March 3 at 2 p.m.

For more information, visit https://cah.georgiasouthern.edu/art/outreach-events/fine-arts-gallery/.

Georgia Southern University, a public Carnegie Doctoral/R2 institution founded in 1906, offers 141 degree programs serving nearly 26,500 students through nine colleges on three campuses in Statesboro, Savannah, Hinesville and online instruction. A leader in higher education in southeast Georgia, the University provides a diverse student population with expert faculty, world-class scholarship and hands-on learning opportunities. Georgia Southern creates lifelong learners who serve as responsible scholars, leaders and stewards in their communities. Visit GeorgiaSouthern.edu.


Student directed black box show ‘Bright Ideas’ comes to Armstrong Campus

Georgia Southern University Armstrong Campus’ student-run theatre group, The Masquers, are bringing dark comedy “Bright Ideas” to the Armstrong Campus for its final black box show of the season. The show will run from Thursday, Feb. 21 to Saturday, Feb. 23 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Feb. 24 at 3 p.m. at the Black Box Theatre in Jenkins Hall.

“I’ve always had fun doing lighting for a show or building sets, but directing is an entirely different beast,” said Elijah Sanford, senior theatre major and first-time director. “There are several bits in the show that are great to me, and I can’t wait to see a crowd react to it.”

“Bright Ideas,” written by Eric Coble, follows the story of Joshua and Genevra Bradley’s three-year-old son, Mac. He is next on the waiting list to get into the highly prestigious Bright Ideas Early Childhood Development Academy. Josh and Gen have had to scramble all their lives to get this far and are now one fatal dinner party away from the ultimate success as parents — choosing the right preschool.

General admission is $12 and discounts are available for military, seniors, and children. Georgia Southern Students, Faculty and Staff may attend for free.

To purchase tickets, please call 912-344-2801, visit georgiasouthern.edu/armstrongtickets.

Georgia Southern University, a public Carnegie Doctoral/R2 institution founded in 1906, offers 141 degree programs serving nearly 26,500 students through nine colleges on three campuses in Statesboro, Savannah, Hinesville and online instruction. A leader in higher education in southeast Georgia, the University provides a diverse student population with expert faculty, world-class scholarship and hands-on learning opportunities. Georgia Southern creates lifelong learners who serve as responsible scholars, leaders and stewards in their communities. Visit GeorgiaSouthern.edu.


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