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Twyla Tharp: Living the Creative Life Oct 18, 2014 from 07:30 PM to 09:30 PM Hanes Auditorium, Elberson Fine Arts Center,
Twyla Tharp, American dancer, choreographer, writer and director of stage, TV and film, will share from her life’s experiences, and from her book The Creative Habit. Dancers Rika Okamoto and Alexander Brady will participate throughout as well as lead demonstrations that feature Salem College dance students performing excerpts from Tharp’s early dance piece, “Torelli,” followed by excerpts from Tharp’s community based piece, “The One Hundreds.” The evening will have one intermission, and after the final curtain, a reception will be held in the lobby with Tharp, Okamoto, and Brady. Made possible by a generous gift from June Porter Johnson. This free event has general admission seating and is open to the public. Reservations are not required.
N.C. Writers Showcase: Terri Kirby Erickson and Jacob Paul Oct 16, 2014 from 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM Huber Theater, Student Center,
Join us throughout October as we celebrate and honor emerging and established North Carolina writers in our first annual tribute to the creative works of local writers. Terri Kirby Erickson is the author of four collections of poetry, including In the Palms of Angels, which earned three international awards. She was chosen as the 2013 Leidig Keynote Poet for Emory and Henry College and has taught numerous poetry workshops and classes around the country. Novelist Jacob Paul’s 2010 debut novel, Sarah/Sara, was named one of the year’s five best first fictions by Poets & Writers. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Hunger Mountain, Massachusetts Review, and USA Today’s Weekend Magazine. All Center for Women Writers events and workshops are free to attend. Please contact Metta Sáma, director of the Center for Women Writers, to participate: cww@salem.edu
Comenius Symposium Oct 09, 2014 from 07:00 PM to 09:00 PM Hanes Auditorium, Elberson Fine Arts Center ,
The Comenius Symposium pays tribute to the visionary educational pioneer, Bishop John Amos Comenius (1592-1670), by providing a venue for collaborative explorations of personal context, social history, and diverse learners. Education faculty will give conference-style presentations on a variety of topics confronting today’s educators. Email contact: culturalevents@salem.edu Sponsored by the Department of Teacher Education
N.C. Writers Showcase: Virginia Holman and Rowe Copeland Oct 09, 2014 from 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM Huber Theater, Student Center,
Join us throughout October as we celebrate and honor emerging and established North Carolina writers in our first annual tribute to the creative works of local writers. Virginia Holman is the author of Rescuing Patty Hearst (Simon & Schuster), a memoir of her mother’s untreated schizophrenia. It was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Authors Selection. She has published essays and articles in Redbook, Women’s Health, Prevention, O Magazine, the Washington Post, and elsewhere. Rowe Carenen Copeland is a 2002 graduate of Salem College. Her poems have appeared in various literary journals and magazines, including The Revenant Culture and GERM. Her debut poetry collection, In the Meantime, is forthcoming from Neverland Publishing.
N.C. Writers Showcase: Glenis Redmond Oct 02, 2014 from 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM Single Sisters Saal,
Join us throughout October as we celebrate and honor emerging and established North Carolina writers in our first annual tribute to the creative works of local writers. Glenis Redmond is a North Carolina Literary Fellowship Recipient from the North Carolina Arts Council and a Kennedy Center Teaching Artist. She is the Poet-in- Residence at The State Theatre in New Brunswick, N.J., and at The Peace Center for the Performing Arts in Greenville, S.C. Her latest book of poetry is titled Under the Sun. As a full-time road poet, she performs and teaches poetry across the country.
Salem College Pierrettes Present Anton in Show Business by Jane Martin from Sep 25, 2014 08:00 PM to Sep 28, 2014 04:00 PM Drama Workshop, Elberson Fine Arts Center ,
Performance times: Thursday - Saturday, September 25 -27 at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, September 28 at 2:00 p.m. Anton: Is it short for San Antonio, Texas? Is it the first name of acclaimed Russian playwright Anton Chekhov? Both are correct! This hysterically funny performance is a behind-the scenes look into the world of theatre, as it follows three actresses from their auditions to opening night in their quest to perform Anton Chekhov’s play, The Three Sisters, in San Antonio. With a variety of crazy characters and conflicting interests, what could go wrong? Whether you are a veteran theatre-goer or a novice in search of new entertainment, Anton will make you glad you came. Tickets: $9 general public, $7 Salem community and all students
Craft Talk & Generative Writing Workshop with Aimee Suzara Sep 27, 2014 from 01:00 PM to 04:00 PM Single Sisters Room 113,
Based on the popularity and success of the launch of this series in Spring 2014, we continue to share outstanding writers with years of experience to talk about issues of craft and offer prompts and exercises to inspire your writing! Aimee Suzara is a Filipino-American poet, playwright, performer, and educator based in Oakland, California. Her poems have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including Kartika Review, Hawaii Review, and Lantern Review. Her debut book, SOUVENIR, has been lauded as “precise, cogent, engaging, and formally inventive” by acclaimed author David Mura.
Legacy Alive! - Piano Wizardry: Marina Lomazov Recital with Barbara Lister-Sink Sep 26, 2014 from 07:30 PM to 08:30 PM Hanes Auditorium, Elberson Fine Ar ts Center ,
Dazzling Russian pianist Marina Lomazov, described as “a keyboard sorceress,” joins Salem’s Artist-in-Residence Barbara Lister-Sink for a gala concert launching the Salem Steinway Piano Restoration Project. Works by Russian and American composers will be featured.
Michele Berger: Transformational Scholarship in Women's and Gender Studies Sep 18, 2014 from 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM Shirley Recital Hall,
Dr. Berger reflects on the multiple, complicated, and inspirational lessons learned through writing and researching her most recent co-authored book, Transforming Scholarship: How Women’s and Gender Studies Students are Changing Themselves and the World. Her talk will discuss the value and importance of women’s and gender studies undergraduate training in the 21st century, and how to spark and sustain feminist change as individuals and collectively. Michele Tracy Berger is associate professor in the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, adjunct professor in the Department of City and Regional Planning, and Vice President of the National Women’s Studies Association. Free admission. Sponsored by the Office of Cultural Events.
Constitution Day Panel: Constitutional and Legal Issues in Annexing Territories from a Global Perspective Sep 18, 2014 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM Library Assembly Room, Gramley Library ,
Members of the faculty of the Department of History and Political Science will outline the contemporary application of principles relevant to the American Constitution to current events and issues. In particular, this year’s discussion will focus on constitutional and legal issues in annexing territories from a global perspective. Free admission. Sponsored by the Department of History and Political Science.
Heidi Durrow: The Girl Who Fell From the Sky Sep 16, 2014 07:30 PM Shirley Recital Hall,
Heidi W. Durrow is the New York Times best-selling author of The Girl Who Fell From the Sky. This debut novel tells the story of Rachel, the daughter of a Danish mother and a black G.I., who becomes the sole survivor of a family tragedy. Rachel moves to a community where her light brown skin, blue eyes, and beauty bring mixed attention her way. The book explores issues of identity at a time when many people are asking, “Must race confine us and define us?” The Girl Who Fell From the Sky received Barbara Kingsolver’s 2008 PEN/Bellweather Prize for Literature of Social Change. It has been hailed as one of the Best Novels of 2010 by the Washington Post, a Top 10 Book of 2010 by The Oregonian, a Top 10 Buzz Book of 2010 by the Boston Herald, and named a Top 10 Debut of 2010 by Booklist. Durrow has been named one of Ebony Magazine’s Power 100 Leaders of 2010 and, in 2011, was nominated for a NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Debut. This free event is sponsored by the Office of Cultural Events. A book sale and signing will follow the talk.
POSTPONED: Poetry in Motion with the Fire Pink Trio Sep 12, 2014 from 07:30 PM to 09:00 PM Shirley Recital Hall, Elberson Fine Arts Center ,
This event will be rescheduled for spring 2015. Check back for updates.
Harvest Blessings: The Works of Alla Salko and Yury Salko Sep 12, 2014 from 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM Mary Davis Holt Back Gallery, Elberson Fine Arts Center,
Exhibition Dates: August 25 - October 17 Reception: Friday, September 12 | 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Alla Salko was born in Lutsk, Ukraine. An honorary member of the National Academy of Fine Arts of Brazil, Salko has received the silver medal for the NAFA International Art Competition. She has participated in more than 60 exhibitions and symposiums, showcasing pieces that focus on volume and shape, with careful light and shadow details. Yury Salko has won a number of awards across the world, including being a member of Academic Senate at the International Academy of Modern Art in Rome, Italy. Born in Krivoy Rog, Ukraine, Salko is the author and coordinator of “Kam Art,”a collaborative project featuring artists who’s pieces share the rich cultural heritage of Transnistria, a breakaway territory near the Moldovan border.
The Alchemy of Painting: Recent Works by Cindy Walton and George Masry Isaac Sep 12, 2014 from 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM Mary Davis Holt Gallery, Elberson Fine Arts Center,
Exhibition Dates: August 25 - October 17 Reception: Friday, September 12 | 6 :00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Cindy Walton, C’79, a native of St. Petersburg, Fla., is a 25 year resident of Asheville, N.C. A committed artist from childhood, Walton earned a BA from Salem College and a BFA from the University of North Carolina Asheville. Throughout her art career, Walton has developed highly personalized techniques that translate and transform nature. As a result, her paintings, whether abstract or figurative, are transformative interpretations rather than literal renderings. George Masry Isaac was born in Egypt in 1960 to a Coptic Christian family. He moved to the United States from Egypt in 1979 and earned his BFA and MFA from the School of Visual Arts, New York. As an artist, he has sought to understand the complex underpinnings of Egyptian culture — with all of its multiple layers of history and art — and to assimilate it with contemporary thought and artistic practice.
ArtMix: Creative Women Making Art - Reception Sep 12, 2014 from 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM North Corridor Gallery, Elberson Fine Arts Center,
Exhibition Dates: September 1 - October 26 Reception: Friday, September 12 | 6 :00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. ArtMix includes women artists from Northwest North Carolina who are committed to the creative practice of art. They are a “mix” of visual artists whose media include but are not limited to paint, pastel, paper, fiber, clay, and photography. ArtMix exhibitions offer diversity, depth, and richness in artistic expression that exemplifies the northwest region of North Carolina. ArtMix members include Orna Bentor (painting, clay), Tonya Bottomley (painting), Cindy Breden (painting), Mary Anne Caplinger (fiber), Teresa Cerda-Armas (painting), Judy Humphrey (printmaking, photography), Judy McNeill (painting, clay), Betty Powell (pastel, mixed media), Mary-Ann Prack (sculpture, painting), Marianne Suggs (mixed media), and Susan Van Wyk (painting).
Track & Field- Aggie Last Chance May 11, 2014 12:00 AM Greensboro, NC,
Aggie Last Chance.
Salem College Dance Company Spring Student Performance May 10, 2014 from 07:30 PM to 08:30 PM Drama Workshop, Elberson Fine Arts Center ,
Thursday and Friday, May 8 – 9, 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, May 10, 2:00 p.m. Enjoy a celebration of dance as students present choreography from different dance genres. Tickets: Free for Salem students; $5 Salem faculty, staff and all other students; $10 general admission. Sponsored by the Salem College Dance Company.
Salem College Dance Company Spring Student Performance May 09, 2014 from 07:30 PM to 08:30 PM Drama Workshop, Elberson Fine Arts Center ,
Thursday and Friday, May 8 – 9, 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, May 10, 2:00 p.m. Enjoy a celebration of dance as students present choreography from different dance genres. Tickets: Free for Salem students; $5 Salem faculty, staff and all other students; $10 general admission. Sponsored by the Salem College Dance Company.
Salem College Dance Company Spring Student Performance May 08, 2014 from 07:30 PM to 08:30 PM Drama Workshop, Elberson Fine Arts Center ,
Thursday and Friday, May 8 – 9, 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, May 10, 2:00 p.m. Enjoy a celebration of dance as students present choreography from different dance genres. Tickets: Free for Salem students; $5 Salem faculty, staff and all other students; $10 general admission. Sponsored by the Salem College Dance Company.
Salem Academy Theatre Presents Annie May 04, 2014 from 02:00 PM to 03:30 PM
Friday – Sunday, April 25 – 27, 7:00 p.m. and Thursday - Saturday, May 1-3, 7:00 p.m.; Sunday, May 4, 2:00 p.m. Join us for a special performance of Annie, a heartwarming musical about love, luck and eternal optimism. After losing her parents, a young girl named Annie dreams of a family of her own from the confines of a drab and dreary orphanage run by greedy, uncaring Miss Hannigan. When Annie gets the chance to experience life at Daddy Warbucks’ opulent mansion, she discovers that a family can form wherever there is love. Featuring favorite songs including “Maybe,” “Tomorrow,” and “Hard Knock Life,” Annie is a delightful musical for the whole family. Produced with permission from Music Theatre International, from the book, Annie, by Thomas Meehan, with music by Charles Strouse and lyrics by Martin Charnin. Admission is Free.