Peter and the Starcatcher
April 20 - 22, 2017 @ 7:30 pm, Limestone Center Theatre
Tony-winning Peter and the Starcatcher upends the century-old story of how a miserable orphan comes to be The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up (a.k.a. Peter Pan). A wildly theatrical adaptation of Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson’s best-selling novels, the play was conceived for the stage by directors Roger Rees and Alex Timbers and written by Rick Elice with music by Wayne Barker. From marauding pirates and jungle tyrants to unwilling comrades and unlikely heroes, Peter and the Starcatcher playfully explores the depths of greed and despair and the bonds of friendship, duty, and love.
Spread the Love: Ceramics Across the States
The Limestone College advanced ceramics class and craft students have been making and selling mugs and ornaments during the fall semester. We sat down to track how far and wide our work made it around the states and beyond. The current count is 22 states and two additional countries! From Washington State, Nebraska, and Florida to Australia and England, works were shipped with care. "I'm so proud of all the hard work my ceramics and crafts kids have done. Students have surpassed their goals and are learning how to market and sell their works.
Professors Tuttle and Ford proudly present the Art Department's next trip abroad to Spain. If you are interested in traveling with us, all are welcome to join the tour. During our travels, Professor Tuttle will be embellishing our trip with her recent graduate studies on Spanish art and architecture. The trip will also offer an addition of a Spanish cooking lesson for those interested. Locations include Barcelona, Valencia, Granada, Costa del Sol, Toledo, Seville, Madrid, and an extension to Lisbon in this thirteen-day trip.
Juried Student Show
Please come visit the Juried Student Show currently on display in the Granberry Gallery.
Limestone College Art Department proudly presents it's annual Juried Student Show. This year we combined High School entries with LC student entries. The reception will be held February 7, 2017 from 6-7:30 in the Granberry Gallery. Congratulations to Joy Singleton, Morgan Faucett, and Lily D. Williams who will be receiveing scholarship offers after submitting works to the exhibit.
Faculty Show Highlights Diverse Media and Methods
Faculty Show exhibit and art talk. Professors Carolyn Ford, Chris Neyen, and Brett Schenning wanted the students to get to know their instructors, media, methods, and ideas for creative problem solving. Professor Carolyn Ford exhibited functional ceramics and low relief wall carvings. Professor Neyen exhibited paintings and digital photography. Professor Schenning exhibited dark room and digital photography. The exhibit was on display in the Granberry Gallery and AJ Eastwood Library from August to September 2016.
Professor Neyen's Recent Exhibitions
It's been a busy year thus far not only for students, but also, for faculty. Here is a list from the Art Department on Professor Neyen's 2016 exhibitions:
Funk Brewery Emmaus, PA
An exhibition of mixed media images documenting and commenting on the historic Nueweiller brewery complex.
February 6 – March 18, 2016
Cherokee Alliance for Visual Artists, Gaffney, SC
Peach Festival Photography and Ceramics Exhibition
Awarded for Unconventional Photography
Brett Schenning: Guest Artist and Speaker at SCAD
Professor Brett Schenning has just recently joined the Art Department but has been making quite a mark with our students and the art world. February 16-19, 2016, he will be a visiting artist at the Savannah College of Art and Design. While there he will be giving a guest lecture to an undergraduate photography class, assist in graduate level critiques, give a lecture at the SCAD Museum of Art, and take part in their portfolio reviews with various students in the photography program.
Veronica Bosha Senior Art Exhibit: Visual Entity on display
The Art Department proudly presents the Senior Art Exhibit for Veronica Bosha entitled Visual Entity. Her exhibit features graphic design and photography showing her desire to inspire and change impressions. Veronica will graduate in December. She was an active member of the Field Hockey team playing many positions. She is the recipient of the All Conference Academic Team and the All-ECAC Field Hockey League Second Team. Veronica hails from Harare, Zimbabwe. After graduation she is wishing to pursue a career in design and technology.
Art and Architecture at the Biltmore
Seventeen participants from the Art Department visited the Biltmore Estate Friday, November 4th during the opening of it's Christmas celebration. While there, they viewed the art collection, toured the house, visited the greenhouse and gardens, and ended the day with an architectural lecture rooftop tour.
Schenning Exhibited at South Carolina State University
South Carolina State University in Orangeburg, SC is currently hosting the debut of selections from Brett Schenning’s recent series Not Far From Here. The exhibition will be on view from October 1st through October 29th at the FAB Gallery. There will be an artist’s talk, and closing reception on Thursday, October 27th, 2016. Professor Schenning currently teaches a wide range of courses for the Art Department including Photography, 2D Design, Art Appreciation, Art History, and various directed study sections.
Stephen Sondheim's "Company" to be performed at Limestone Theatre March 2-5, 2017
From musical theatre's most renowned composer, Company is largely regarded as a trailblazer of the dark-comedy, modern-musical genre and the winner of 7 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Score, Best Lyrics and Best Book. On the night of his 35th birthday, confirmed bachelor Robert contemplates his unmarried state.
August, Osage County coming to Limestone Theatre on December 1 - 3, 2016
THE STORY: A vanished father. A pill-popping mother. Three sisters harboring shady little secrets. When the large Weston family unexpectedly reunites after Dad disappears, their Oklahoman family homestead explodes in a maelstrom of repressed truths and unsettling secrets. Mix in Violet, the drugged-up, scathingly acidic matriarch, and you've got a major new play that unflinchingly—and uproariously—exposes the dark side of the Midwestern American family.
Curtains musical will be performed at Limestone Theatre on October 20 - 23, 2016
Art Abroad: Summer Studies in Italy and Greece...It's not just for the Artist
A year ago Emily Tuttle joined the Art Department teaching Renaissance Art History. The students were so enthralled with the topic; she began to plan our first official overseas trip. After a year of fundraising and turmoil in Turkey, our student interest dwindled; however, we recruited other faculty, friends, and family to join us.
“Noises Off!” Coming To Limestone Theatre May 26-29
Limestone College Theatre will present “Noises Off” during a four-show run May 26-29.
The play, written by English playwright Michael Frayn, will be directed by Dr. Tim Baxter-Ferguson, Limestone’s Director of Theatre and Musical Theatre. Show time is at 7:30 p.m. on May 26-28 at Limestone College Theatre, which is located at 130 Leadmine Street in Gaffney. There will also be a 3 p.m. show on May 29.