‘Evening with the Arts’ a Great Start For College’s Semester-Ending Events

Jim Durham
News Bureau Director

Senior Show

Thursday night art-lovers can take in some of the top talent Georgetown College has to offer on both the Visual and Performing fronts. Park once and enjoy a short Spring walk across main campus in between the two events.

First, attend the opening reception from 5-7 p.m. for five of the 11 studio art seniors whose works will be on display in the Anne Wright Wilson Fine Arts Gallery. At 6 p.m., the two Art History majors will give a gallery talk about their year’s research. (The other six senior exhibitors will launch their half of the “Elements of Human Cartography” showcase with a reception April 29.)

Then, take the short stroll to John L. Hill Chapel in time for the 7 p.m. curtain of “OpShop,” an entertaining series of scenes from musicals and operas fully staged and costumed by the College’s Lyric Theatre Society. Don’t miss the “Glee-ful” closing number as the new Scott County High School Show Choir joins forces with the collegiate OpShop-ers on a number from “Hairspray.”

“OpShop” is free, but donations are welcomed. Perhaps a more satisfying way to support these performing artists is to pick up a “Dine To Donate” flyer at this and several other upcoming “vocal events.”

If you dine out or go for dessert at the Applebee’s on Oxford Drive on any evening of these events, the parent company (Thomas & King) will donate 10 percent of your bill to the College’s chapter of SNATS (Student National Association of Teachers Singing. The proceeds will help GC’s singers compete in regional and national events.

Here’s an at-a-glance look at the College’s semester-ending arts events:

Musical Theatre

April 15

“Op Shop,” or “Opera and Musical Theatre Scenes Program 2010,” a performance of scenes from musicals and operas fully staged and costumed by the College’s Lyric Theatre Society, directed by Dr. Heather Hunnicutt; FREE, however, donations are welcome to support the College’s Lyric Theatre Society and SNATS chapter (Student National Association of Teachers of Singing). 7.p.m., John L. Hill Chapter.

Look for: A special LTS tribute to the memory of Michael Jackson in the form of the Scarecrow scene from The Wiz, two student-directed scenes: Little Shop of Horrors (directed by senior Daniel Ng of Georgetown) and Tom Jones (directed by senior Cate Kilgore of Bowling Green), andclosing number “You Can’t Stop the Beat” from Hairspray which will include the Scott County High School Show Choir and additional singer/dancers from Georgetown College.

Theatre

April 16-18 and 23-25

The Georgetown College Maskrafters will present “All in the Timing,” five, short one-act plays at 8 p.m. in the Ruth Pearce Wilson Lab Theatre.  Tickets are $4 for students, $5 for adults at the door or at The Store beginning April 9.  Call 863-8134 for reservations; or, for additional information, contact director, Dr. Ed Smith at ed_smith@georgetowncollege.edu or 863-8042.

Look for: “A priestess, three monkeys, and a man with an axe,” said Amanda Williamson, a freshman from Simpsonville.  Though it’s a strange combination, the five short plays are rumored to be random and hilarious.

Music

April 22

“Angels & Demons,” a special spring concert presentation by the Tiger Symphonic Band, directed by Dr. Pete LaRue; 8 p.m., FREE in John L. Hill Chapel.

Look for: Student soloist Dewey L. Creech, a junior from Frankfort, will perform “Beelzebub” on the tuba; and Erica Miller, a senior from Taylorsville, has designed artwork and visual presentations to be on display throughout the chapel.  Student composer-in-residence Evan Harrell, a freshman from Middlesboro, will present his latest composition, Lucifer.  The concert will even pull in voices for special readings from England where Junior Rebecca Thompson is studying at Regent’s Park College of the University of Oxford.

April 27

The Georgetown College Chorale annual spring concert at 8 p.m. in John L. Hill Chapel, FREE.

Look for: “African worship songs,” said Choral member Ryan Thompson, a junior from Russell.  The group strives for distinction, diversity, and fun in their style and song selection.

April 30

Senior Recital of Cate Kilgore, a Vocal Performance major from Bowling Green, 8 p.m., John L. Hill Chapel, FREE.

Look for: Art song, Oratorio and Opera excerpts sung in English, Italian, German and French.  The opening number, “Rejoice Greatly” from Messiah is a favorite of audiences and Cate will close the program with a reprise of “Pronta io son,” a challenging and fun bel canto duet from Don Pasquale that she and Daniel Ng sing together in the April 15 “OpShop.”

May 2

The GC Women’s Concert Choir’s annual spring concert, 3 p.m in John L. Hill Chapel, FREE.

Look for: There’s something missing from this semester’s concert choir…the men!  Our women will make you forget them when they present the classical Stabat Mater, dating back over 800 years, and Mendelssohn’s “Lift Thine Eyes” from the oratorio Elijah.

Visual Arts

“Elements of Human Cartography” – Two showcases by the 11 studio art and two art history Bachelor of Arts candidates; including installation and performance work, two- and three- dimensional work and gallery talks on research conducted by the two art historians. Anne Wright Wilson Fine Arts Gallery, corner of Mulberry and College streets. Gallery hours M-F noon-4:30 p.m. Visitors who’d like to view the gallery on the weekend may call 859-227-9453 by noon on that Friday to make a special appointment.

April 15

Opening reception from 5-7 p.m. Showcased artists: Brenton Curry of Shelbyville (sculpture), Angelina McCoy of Hodgenville (painting), Erica Miller of Taylorsville (painting), Laura Philpot of Lexington (bookarts), and Lynnesy Rowland of Louisville (photography). At 6 p.m., art history majors Julie Jones of Corbin and Daniel Ware of Mount Eden, KY, will speak on the topics they have been researching the past year.  Up through Sunday, April 25.

April 29

Second showcase opening reception 5-7 p.m.  Showcased artists: Angie Chahin of Bucaramanga, Columbia (painting), Peggy Coots of Crab Orchard (painting), Joel Darland of Elizabethtown (sculpture), Erica Janszen of Cincinnati (digital), Ashley Mitchell of Louisville (installation), and Nick Wagner of Louisville (drawing).  Up through Sunday, May 9.



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