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Artist Reception: Amy Funderburk Apr 06, 2012 from 05:30 PM to 07:30 PM Salem Fine Arts Center,
Amy Funderburk: Images From the Otherworld - New Works and a Retrospective Winston-Salem artist Amy Funderburk will exhibit new works from her visionary series, Images From the Otherworld. Through these paintings and accompanying photographs, she depicts her extraordinary experiences at sacred sites in Ireland and South of England, as well as imagery derived from meditation. In these works, she explores the role of art, belief, and the power of positive thinking on the healing process. A connecting theme that runs throughout the series is the cycle of creation and destruction, of death and rebirth, and the healing that lies between. Visitors may bring either strips of paper or 100% natural cloth to tie to the wishing tree which will be part of the exhibit.
Honoring Mrs. H.H.A.! An Amy Beach Musicale Apr 01, 2012 from 03:00 PM to 04:00 PM Shirley Recital Hall, Salem Fine Arts Center ,
During this 240th year celebration of Salem and its women, please join us for a tribute to eminent composer Amy Beach. Salem College School of Music students will join forces to perform vocal and instrumental works from this respected American woman composer. Sponsored by the School of Music.
Sandresky Artist Faculty Concert Series: Pivetta Duo Mar 29, 2012 from 07:30 PM to 08:30 PM Shirley Recital Hall, Salem Fine Arts Center ,
Hailed for their “wonderfully musical phrase-making and breathtaking technical skill,” the award-winning Pivetta Duo brings energy and excitement to the stage. Salem music faculty, Debra Reuter-Pivetta is joined by her husband, pianist Federico Pivetta, for a concert including the Prokofiev Sonata and a new work by Eric Ewazen. Sponsored by the School of Music.
Fleer Center Info Session Mar 29, 2012 from 10:00 AM to 05:30 PM Club Dining Room, Corrin Refectory,
Learn more about finishing your degree or pursuing a new career path during the Martha H. Fleer Center for Adult Education info session on March 29 at 10 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Those who apply during the session will have their application fee waived, and Salem will also request and pay for your transcripts.
"She-roes," Works by Betti Pettinati-Longinotti from Feb 09, 2012 08:30 AM to Mar 16, 2012 05:00 PM Mary Davis Holt Gallery, Salem Fine Arts Center,
Joint Reception: February 10, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. (Brian Kiger and Betti Pettinati-Longinotti exhibits) Embracing the mission of the Guerilla Girls, a feminist art group fighting for the rights of women artists, past and present, this work seeks to celebrate the contributions of these “she-roes.” This exhibit explores mediums from paintings with oils to compositions in glass. Maternal metanarratives also pay tribute to this neglected “other-half.” The show runs through March 16. Gallery hours are 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday and 1-5 p.m., Saturday-Sunday.
Exhibit: Under Pressure: Impressions by Brian Kiger from Feb 09, 2012 08:30 AM to Mar 16, 2012 05:00 PM North Corridor Gallery, Salem Fine Arts Center,
Joint Reception: February 10, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. (Brian Kiger and Betti Pettinati-Longinotti exhibits) In response to our ever-increasing digital culture, Kiger has focused on production techniques consisting of hand printed materials such as lithographic and relief printed posters, books, and other ephemera as a vehicle for artistic expression. Graphic works such as these, by their very nature, serve critical roles in visual communication. The unique form and aesthetic of these prints creates a new element of communication that is powerful beyond the declaration of the written word. The process itself communicates a narrative that describes the unique aspect of production. Concern for the craft of printing itself, as well as the attention to detail that is necessary to create handmade prints, are all evident in the final pieces. Exhibit hours are 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday and 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
The Small Mechanisms of Being: An Evening with Poet Aimee Nezhukumatathil Mar 13, 2012 from 07:30 PM to 08:30 PM Shirley Recital Hall, Salem Fine Arts Center ,
Aimee Nezhukumatathil is the author of three poetry collections: Lucky Fish, At the Drive-In Volcano (winner of the Balcones Prize) and Miracle Fruit (winner of the Tupelo Press Prize, ForeWord Magazine’s Book of the Year Award, the Global Filipino Award and a finalist for The Glasgow Prize and the Asian American Literary Award). Reception and book signing will follow event.
Salem College Pierrettes Presents: Once Upon a Mattress Mar 11, 2012 from 08:00 PM to 10:30 PM Drama Workshop, Salem Fine Arts Center ,
March 8, 9, 10 and 11 at 8:00 p.m. If you’ve been having trouble sleeping lately, if you enjoy riddles, or if you’ve simply been searching through the “Princess Wanted” ads for the job of your dreams, you’ll relate to this timeless musical retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s classic fairytale, The Princess and the Pea. Set in a faraway kingdom in medieval times, “Once Upon a Mattress” features such memorable songs as “The Swamps of Home,” “In a Little While,” and “Yesterday I Loved You.” Join the Pierrettes for a jolly journey into the memorable world of Once Upon a Mattress. Music by Mary Rodgers. Lyrics by Marshall Barer. Book by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller, and Marshall Barer. Play directed by Michael Kamtman. Admission by ticket only. Ticket prices: $10 general admission, $8 Salem community. Tickets will be available at the door and reservations may be made by emailing culturalevents@salem.edu or calling 336/917-5493. Reservations are not required. Sponsored by Salem College Pierrettes.
Salem College Pierrettes Present: Once Upon a Mattress Mar 10, 2012 from 08:00 PM to 10:30 PM Drama Workshop, Salem Fine Arts Center ,
March 8, 9, 10 and 11 at 8:00 p.m. If you’ve been having trouble sleeping lately, if you enjoy riddles, or if you’ve simply been searching through the “Princess Wanted” ads for the job of your dreams, you’ll relate to this timeless musical retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s classic fairytale, The Princess and the Pea. Set in a faraway kingdom in medieval times, “Once Upon a Mattress” features such memorable songs as “The Swamps of Home,” “In a Little While,” and “Yesterday I Loved You.” Join the Pierrettes for a jolly journey into the memorable world of Once Upon a Mattress. Music by Mary Rodgers. Lyrics by Marshall Barer. Book by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller, and Marshall Barer. Play directed by Michael Kamtman. Admission by ticket only. Ticket prices: $10 general admission, $8 Salem community. Tickets will be available at the door and reservations may be made by emailing culturalevents@salem.edu or calling 336/917-5493. Reservations are not required. Sponsored by Salem College Pierrettes.
Salem College Pierrettes Present: Once Upon a Mattress Mar 09, 2012 from 08:00 PM to 10:30 PM Drama Workshop, Salem Fine Arts Center ,
March 8, 9, 10 and 11 at 8:00 p.m. If you’ve been having trouble sleeping lately, if you enjoy riddles, or if you’ve simply been searching through the “Princess Wanted” ads for the job of your dreams, you’ll relate to this timeless musical retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s classic fairytale, The Princess and the Pea. Set in a faraway kingdom in medieval times, “Once Upon a Mattress” features such memorable songs as “The Swamps of Home,” “In a Little While,” and “Yesterday I Loved You.” Join the Pierrettes for a jolly journey into the memorable world of Once Upon a Mattress. Music by Mary Rodgers. Lyrics by Marshall Barer. Book by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller, and Marshall Barer. Play directed by Michael Kamtman. Admission by ticket only. Ticket prices: $10 general admission, $8 Salem community. Tickets will be available at the door and reservations may be made by emailing culturalevents@salem.edu or calling 336/917-5493. Reservations are not required. Sponsored by Salem College Pierrettes.
Salem College Pierrettes Present: Once Upon a Mattress Mar 08, 2012 from 08:00 PM to 10:30 PM Drama Workshop, Salem Fine Arts Center ,
March 8, 9, 10 and 11 at 8:00 p.m. If you’ve been having trouble sleeping lately, if you enjoy riddles, or if you’ve simply been searching through the “Princess Wanted” ads for the job of your dreams, you’ll relate to this timeless musical retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s classic fairytale, The Princess and the Pea. Set in a faraway kingdom in medieval times, “Once Upon a Mattress” features such memorable songs as “The Swamps of Home,” “In a Little While,” and “Yesterday I Loved You.” Join the Pierrettes for a jolly journey into the memorable world of Once Upon a Mattress. Music by Mary Rodgers. Lyrics by Marshall Barer. Book by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller, and Marshall Barer. Play directed by Michael Kamtman. Admission by ticket only. Ticket prices: $10 general admission, $8 Salem community. Tickets will be available at the door and reservations may be made by emailing culturalevents@salem.edu or calling 336/917-5493. Reservations are not required. Sponsored by Salem College Pierrettes.
Ping Fu: Rising to the Challenge Mar 06, 2012 from 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM Shirley Recital Hall, Salem Fine Arts Center ,
Growing up in China during the Cultural Revolution of the 1960s and 1970s, Ping Fu watched soldiers murder two of her teachers, lost her parents to re-education camps and suffered abuse for trying to rescue her sister from drowning. She was imprisoned during college for her research into China’s history of infanticide. After being deported she made her way to the United States. She is now creator and CEO of Geomagic, a 3-D software company based in North Carolina’s Research Triangle Park. Honored by Inc. Magazine as “The Entrepreneur of the Year” in 2005, Ping Fu describes herself as an artist and a scientist whose chosen expression is business. Since 2010, Ping has been serving on the NACIE (National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship) board at the White House and is a member of NCWIT (National Council on Women in Technology.) Reception following talk. Sponsored by the Office of Cultural Events.
"For Colored Girls" Mar 04, 2012 from 08:00 PM to 09:00 PM Shirley Recital Hall, Salem Fine Arts Center,
"For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf" is a classic play in the African American literary tradition, and a feminist/womanist choreopoem by Ntozake Shange. The work emphasizes the strength of sisterhood and of African American women declaring their unique voices as powerful, beautiful and essential. It reclaims their most difficult and their most joy-filled experiences as truisms about the human experience and reflects the greatest and not-so-great aspects of humanity. The play’s seven women (in brown, yellow, red, green, purple, blue, and orange) remind the world that they are perfectly beautiful and wonderfully whole. The play was recently made into a major motion picture by director Tyler Perry. $8 adults, $5 students with ID. For information, email maenylie.reed@salem.edu.
"For Colored Girls" Mar 04, 2012 from 03:00 PM to 04:00 PM Shirley Recital Hall, Salem Fine Arts Center,
"For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf" is a classic play in the African American literary tradition, and a feminist/womanist choreopoem by Ntozake Shange. The work emphasizes the strength of sisterhood and of African American women declaring their unique voices as powerful, beautiful and essential. It reclaims their most difficult and their most joy-filled experiences as truisms about the human experience and reflects the greatest and not-so-great aspects of humanity. The play’s seven women (in brown, yellow, red, green, purple, blue, and orange) remind the world that they are perfectly beautiful and wonderfully whole. The play was recently made into a major motion picture by director Tyler Perry. $8 adults, $5 students with ID. For information, email maenylie.reed@salem.edu.
"For Colored Girls" Mar 03, 2012 from 08:00 PM to 09:00 PM Shirley Recital Hall, Salem Fine Arts Center,
"For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf" is a classic play in the African American literary tradition, and a feminist/womanist choreopoem by Ntozake Shange. The work emphasizes the strength of sisterhood and of African American women declaring their unique voices as powerful, beautiful and essential. It reclaims their most difficult and their most joy-filled experiences as truisms about the human experience and reflects the greatest and not-so-great aspects of humanity. The play’s seven women (in brown, yellow, red, green, purple, blue, and orange) remind the world that they are perfectly beautiful and wonderfully whole. The play was recently made into a major motion picture by director Tyler Perry. $8 adults, $5 students with ID. For information, email maenylie.reed@salem.edu.
Sandresky Artist Faculty Concert Series: Fire Pink Trio Mar 02, 2012 from 07:30 PM to 08:30 PM Shirley Recital Hall, Salem Fine Arts Center ,
Named after the beautiful North Carolina wildflower that covers the mountains in late spring, the Fire Pink Trio (Debra Reuter-Pivetta, flute; Sheila Browne, viola; Jacquelyn Bartlett, harp) combines three sensual instruments: harp, flute and viola. Just as each instrument has its uniquely beautiful voice, each member of Fire Pink Trio brings to the group a multitude of accolades including top prizes in international competitions, concerto performances and critically acclaimed recordings. Their program will include the gorgeous Trio by Claude Debussy. Sponsored by the School of Music.
Panel Discussion: Miss Representation Mar 01, 2012 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM Club Dining Room,
Join our panel discussion with Salem faculty and media representatives to discuss the screening shown to over 240 Salem students and community members this past Tuesday. Film information: Miss Representation exposes how mainstream media contributes to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America. It challenges the media’s limited and often disparaging portrayals of women and girls, which make it difficult for women to achieve leadership positions and for the average woman to feel powerful herself. In a society where media is the most persuasive force shaping cultural norms, the collective message that our young women and men overwhelmingly receive is that a woman’s value and power lie in her youth, beauty and sexuality, and not in her capacity as a leader. Stories from teenage girls and provocative interviews with politicians, journalists, entertainers, activists and academics, like Condoleezza Rice, Nancy Pelosi, Katie Couric, Rachel Maddow, Margaret Cho, Rosario Dawson and Gloria Steinem, build momentum as Miss Representation accumulates startling facts and statistics that will leave the audience shaken and armed with a new perspective. The documentary, written and directed by Jennifer Siebel, premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. Recommended for mature audiences.
Miss Representation Film Viewing and Discussion Feb 28, 2012 from 07:30 PM to 08:30 PM Hanes Auditorium, Salem Fine Arts Center ,
Miss Representation exposes how mainstream media contributes to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America. It challenges the media’s limited and often disparaging portrayals of women and girls, which make it difficult for women to achieve leadership positions and for the average woman to feel powerful herself. In a society where media is the most persuasive force shaping cultural norms, the collective message that our young women and men overwhelmingly receive is that a woman’s value and power lie in her youth, beauty and sexuality, and not in her capacity as a leader. Stories from teenage girls and provocative interviews with politicians, journalists, entertainers, activists and academics, like Condoleezza Rice, Nancy Pelosi, Katie Couric, Rachel Maddow, Margaret Cho, Rosario Dawson and Gloria Steinem, build momentum as Miss Representation accumulates startling facts and statistics that will leave the audience shaken and armed with a new perspective. The documentary, written and directed by Jennifer Siebel, premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. Recommended for mature audiences.
Sankofa African-American Museum on Wheels Feb 27, 2012 from 11:00 AM to 05:00 PM North Corridor Gallery, Salem Fine Arts Center,
One of the foremost collections of African American history spanning the period of 1860 to the present, “Sankofa” takes audiences on a journey through slavery, the era of King Cotton and days of Emancipation. It also tells the stories of Ida B. Wells, other famous African Americans, the Tuskegee Airman, Dr. King, and our 44th president. This exhibit includes more than 20 tables of historical artifacts, pictures, writings and other tangible items which are enhanced with a guided tour, question and answer session and dramatic presentation. This one-day presentation is open to all. Groups are welcome. Please contact culturalevents@salem.edu if you have a group you would like to bring so we can adequately plan for your group’s arrival. This exhibit is sponsored by Salem College and offered free to the community. There will be a break in the exhibit from Noon until 1 p.m.
Black History Month Finale Show Feb 24, 2012 from 07:30 PM to 08:30 PM Hanes Auditorium, Salem Fine Arts Center ,
The Black History Month Finale Show is the culmination of several programs held throughout the year. Families and the community are welcome to celebrate Black history through historical presentations, dance, song, skit, spoken word and much more. A Southern-style dinner immediately follows. Come celebrate with us! Ticket are $5 in advance and $7 at the door, children ages 4-10 $3, children 3 and under are free. For more information please contact BADU President Roody Volcy at roodline.volcy@salem.edu. Sponsored by Salem College BADU (Black Americans Demonstrating Unity). Featuring Poetry Reading by Rosa Johnson, Dr. Maya Angelou's niece.