2016/17 Season

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Tuesday, Aug. 16, fight auditions for Monsters and reading auditions for Crumbs from the Table of Joy

Wednesday, Aug. 17, reading auditions for Monsters

August 16 & 17 starting at 6:30 p.m. You will need to sign up for an audition time at the CAT box office.
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EXHIBITION

 This exhibition showcases interdisciplinary works of art, design, and research from faculty members of the Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art.  August 15 –  September 14
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Lecture: Thursday, August 18 at 5 p.m. Reception follows from 6-7:30 p.m.

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WHAM! BAM! PLAY SLAM!

PLAY FESTIVAL

Friday Evening students will gather for pizza and soda and socializing. Playwrights, directors and casts will be randomly selected. Playwrights have until 3 p.m. the following day to finish their script. We rehearse and present at 7:30 p.m.

 Participation – Friday, August  16 at 7 p.m.

 Performance – Saturday, August 17 at 7:30 p.m.

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Black Box Theatre
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Free Admission
Crumbs From the Table of JoyCrumbs from the Table of Joy             

By Lynn Nottage

Directed by Mical Whitaker

PERFORMANCE

Seventeen year old Ernestine Crump arrives in New York in 1950, a time of change in America.  As her widowed father tries to bury his grief in uncompromising religion, and her larger-than-life aunt Lily urges rebellion and Communism, Ernestine and her younger sister Ermina have to chart their own courses to adulthood. Nottage’s play blends fantasy and reality, humor and pathos, the past and the future into a story about growing up and letting go.  September 21 – 28 (no show on Monday, Sept. 26)
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Lew AlquistLew Alquist

EXHIBITION

Lew Alquist incorporated found objects, kinetic energy, sound, and scent into his work—provoking the senses to make the invisible more visible.  His work primarily examines similarities, parallels, overlaps, and adjacencies between technological development and human evolution, but it also points to issues of political and industrial corruption as relevant today as when the work was created, in the 1970s-1990s. 

 September 28 – October 28 
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Lecture: Friday, Sept. 30 at 5 p.m. Reception follows from 6-7:30 p.m.
MFA 30-Hour Reviews

MFA STUDENT WORK

 November 7 – December 9
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Alyce SantoroAlyce Santoro

Tonal Relativity

EXHIBITION

Having set out early on to make subtle wonders of science and nature visible and/or audible, Alyce Santoro has come to explore the cultural phenomena that cause disciplines to be viewed as separate, and the ways that “social imaginaries” are formed and can shift. Santoro’s Tonal Relativity series uses a visual symbolic language to reveal patterns and interrelationships within a 12-tone musical system, and features work with both sonic and visual components.

 November 7 – December 9
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Lecture: Thursday, Nov. 10 at 5 p.m. Arts Building, Room 2071

Reception follows from 6-7:30 p.m.

She Kills MonstersShe Kills Monsters             

By Qui Nguygen

Directed by Nicholas Newell

PERFORMANCE

In She Kills Monsters, playwright Qui Nguyen boldly goes where generations of dungeon masters have gone before, to tell the story of a young woman who, in losing herself in a game, reclaims a long-gone loved one. Agnes is grieving over the loss of her 15 year old sister Tilly in a car crash. Seeking to know the sister she has lost, Agnes enters Tilly’s fantasy world to discover
more about her sister and the world she lived in. Filled with sword fights and monsters and the odd gelatinous cube, this comedy will touch your heart and release your inner geek.
November 9 – 16, 2016 (no show on Monday, Nov. 14)
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Black Box Theatre
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w_mosquera-cut-wrap-stripeFlatbed Picture Planes: LaChance, Mosquera, Schissel

EXHIBITION

Flatbed Pictures Planes is an exploration of how the painted surface functions as an information-dispensing artifact. Long a surface for sharing information—whether mythic and religious ideas during medieval times, or portraiture and remote reporting in the early modern period—for centuries the painted picture plane was the go-to visual communication surface. Now arguably superseded as a communications medium, in terms of speed, fidelity, and malleability, how does the static picture plane operate in contemporary information culture? Alicia LaChance, Laura Mosquera and Amy Schissel have dispensed with the idea of a single window, or a site for material representation of expressionism, and instead create non-hierarchic and multivalent approaches to layering and simultaneity in tune with hybridized, jump-cut modes of seeing.  January 9 – February 3, 2017
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Reception: Thursday, Jan. 19 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Center for Art & Theatre
Curator Lecture: Thursday, Feb. 2 from 5-6 p.m.; Arts Building Room 2071
Lee Renninger, Botanica, 2013Lee Renninger: Botanica

EXHIBITION

In the exhibition Botanica, Lee Renninger explores the sense of play and lightness of being inherent in the garden.  In 2013, Renninger began playing around with leftover parts from some of her past art installations. Laying them out in stacks and trying out different configurations, she turned them into humorous, colorful landscapes that were so addictively fun she was compelled to make more.  The resulting pieces initiated the series, Botanica, a body of work that incorporates the rich color, detail and lavish qualities of the floral world to explore play and wonder—sometimes even in the darkest of contexts.  January 9 – February 3, 2017
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Artist Talk: Thursday, Jan. 19 at 5 p.m. Arts Building, Room 2071

Reception follows from 6-7:30 p.m.

Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival

SPECIAL EVENT

The CAT lobby and lower galleries will feature the work of student and faculty designers from all over the 8 state region and will be open to viewing from Feb 8 to 11th. When evaluations are occurring we ask that guest respect the need for quiet.  February 7 – 11
Open to viewing February 8 – 11.
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Claire Ashley: Night VisionsClaire Ashley: Night Visions

EXHIBITION

 Claire Ashley’s work investigates inflatables as painting, sculpture, installation and performance costume. Using the language of painterly abstraction, monumental sculpture, slapstick humor and pop art, Ashley transforms mundane materials into inflatable painted sculptures and performance props. For this exhibition, Ashley looks to Grace Jones’ iconic 1981 album “Nightclubbing” as inspiration for the creation of an alternative future in this unprecedented brave new world.  February 15 – March 17, 2017
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Artist Talk: Wednesday, Feb. 15 at 5 p.m. Arts Building, Room 2071

Reception follows from 6-7:30 p.m.

Jorge MonteroJorge Montero

EXHIBITION

 February 20 – March 22, 2017
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Gallery Talk: Wednesday, March 22 at 5 p.m. at the Center for Art & Theatre

Reception follows from 6-7:30 p.m.

One Acts

PERFORMANCE

Three advanced directing students present three one-act plays.  March 10 & 11 at 7:30 p.m.
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Black Box Theatre
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 AUDITIONS
Juried Undergraduate

EXHIBITION

The artworks in the exhibition represent the various disciplines taught within the BFSDoArt including: sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, and mixed media.  March 28 – April 7, 2017
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 RECEPTION: Friday, March 31, 5-7 p.m.
Form & ContentForm & Content

EXHIBITION

All BFSDoArt students pursuing a major in studio arts are required to take foundation courses that include drawing, two-dimensional design, and three-dimensional design. The coursework that comprises the foundations program is extremely rigorous and helps to create the solid infrastructure needed for a career in the fine arts. The mission of this exhibition is to honor the efforts of the outstanding beginning art students, as well as to demonstrate to the expectations placed on future students at BFSDoArt.  March 28 – April 7, 2017
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RECEPTION: Friday, March 31, 5-7 p.m.
10-Minute Play FestivalTheatre South Presents: Ten Minute Play Festival

PERFORMANCE

Call for Scripts

Submissions due on Dec. 7 to nnewell@georgiasouthern.edu

April 1, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
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Sanfiord Hall, 1002
TICKETS
Free Admission
Graphic Design Portfolio Reveal

EXHIBITION

The Graphic Design program at the Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art is comprised of a dynamic and multi-faceted curriculum that is led by exceptional faculty. Every year, The Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art graduates many gifted and diverse designers that successfully transition into various careers within the design profession.  April 14 – 21, 2017
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Reception: Friday, Apri 14, 5-7 p.m.

Directing Showcase

PERFORMANCE

A collection of scenes directed by students  April 22, 2017 at 2 p.m.
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Free Admission
Chicago             

By Kander, Ebbs, and Fosse

Directed by Lisa L. Abbott

PERFORMANCE

Enter a world of paparazzi, crooked lawyers, criminals, and all that Jazz! Based on a 1926 play about Prohibition-era Chicago, the story follows the trial of Roxie Hart, accused of the murder of her lover. Working the press to avoid the death sentence, Roxie comes into competition with Velma Kelly, accused of killing her husband and sister. Told through song and dance styled after the burlesques houses of the 1920s, this is one of Bob Fosse’s greatest collaborations with John Kander and Fred Ebb. Friday, April 27-30, 7:30 p.m.
For Mature Audiences
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BFA Portfolio Exhibition

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 May 1 – 8, 2017
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RECEPTION: Friday, May 5, 5-7 p.m.
Betty Foy Sanders Georgia Artists Collection

EXHIBITION

The Betty Foy Sanders Georgia Artists Collection is a permanent exhibition of artwork curated by Betty Foy Sanders since 1968. Art displayed in the Georgia Artists Collection is either by Georgia artists, created with materials found in Georgia or themed around the state itself.  Open Year-round
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Smith Callaway Banks Southern Folk Art Collection

EXHIBITION

Donated to the Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art in 2007 by Statesboro Historian, Smith Callaway Banks, his Southern Folk Art Collection brings a whole new world to campus with its unique and colorful pottery, paintings and artifacts.  Open Year-round
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