2013/14 Season

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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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Elisabeth Condon: The Seven Seas

EXHIBITION

The Seven Seas explores a teenager’s first encounter with the Los Angeles nightclub culture of the late 1970s and early 1980s.Known for her exploration of various painting techniques,Condon creates stunning paintings and mixed-media objects that capture the uncertainty and excitement surrounding the rock-and-roll lifestyle, in addition to the landscape of childhood.  August 19 – September 26
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Rena Leinberger: Zero Panorama

EXHIBITION

Zero Panorama is a survey of mixed-media installations, photographs and videos by Leinberger. Working primarily with web-based images, she constructs artworks that utilize subtle shifts in material as a vehicle for exploring notions of landscape, artifice and spectacle.  August 19 – September 26
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Wham Bam Play Slam

PERFORMANCE

24-Hour Play Festival - Discover what 24 hours and sleep deprivation can create!  Saturday, August 24
7:30 pm
LOCATION
Black Box Theatre
Elisabeth Condon: The Seven Seas

ARTIST TALK & RECEPTION

The Seven Seas explores a teenager’s first encounter with the Los Angeles nightclub culture of the late 1970s and early 1980s.Known for her exploration of various painting techniques,Condon creates stunning paintings and mixed-media objects that capture the uncertainty and excitement surrounding the rock-and-roll lifestyle, in addition to the landscape of childhood.  Thursday, September 5
ARTIST RECEPTION
6 – 7:30 p.m.
Center for Art & Theatre
ARTIST RECEPTION
6 – 7:30 p.m.
Center for Art & Theatre
Rena Leinberger: Zero Panorama

ARTIST TALK & RECEPTION

Zero Panorama is a survey of mixed-media installations, photographs and videos by Leinberger. Working primarily with web-based images, she constructs artworks that utilize subtle shifts in material as a vehicle for exploring notions of landscape, artifice and spectacle.  Monday, September 16
ARTIST LECTURE
5 p.m.
Visual Arts Building, 2071
 ARTIST RECEPTION
6 – 7:30 p.m.
Center for Art & Theatre
The Clean House

PERFORMANCE

By Sarah Ruhl | Directed by Lisa L. Abbott

The play is a whimsical romantic comedy centered on Matilde, a Brazilian cleaning woman who would rather be a comedian. Her employer, Lane, is a doctor who wants a spotless house. Lane’s sister, Virginia, cleans the house on the sly to satisfy her need to “be useful.” Things heat up when Lane’s husband, another doctor, falls in love with a patient and leaves her with Lane to pursue a cure for cancer.
 September 25 – October 2
LOCATION
Black Box Theatre
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New Acquisitions

EVENT

Join Betty Foy Sanders as she unveils two new acquisitions for theBetty Foy Sanders Georgia Artists Collection and the Smith Callaway Banks Southern Folk Art Collection.  Friday, September 27
 3:00pm
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William Willis: Paintings and Drawings

EXHIBITION

William Willis: Paintings and Drawings explore the artists’ on-going relationship to both individual and universal experiences. Often focusing on correlations between the natural and metaphysical world, Willis creates timeless artworks that are balance sensitive brushwork with a bold handling of paint. Heavily influenced by the landscape, Willis transforms common shapes and forms to reflect a myriad of cultures.  October 4 – November 8
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Convergence: Survey of Contemporary Jewelry & Small Metals

EXHIBITION

Convergence: Survey of Contemporary Jewelry & Small Metals presents a unique look at the various aesthetics and techniques being featured within contemporary jewelry and small metals. Focusing on five internationally renowned artists, the exhibition highlights work ranging from art jewelry to functional jewelry to small sculpture.  October 4 – November 8
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Flyin’ West

PERFORMANCE

By Pearl Cleage | Directed by Mical Whitaker

Set in 1898 outside the all-black town of Nicodemus, Kan., Flyin’ West examines the lives, memories and hopes of four women – two former slaves and two free women – seeking a better life. But even in the free state of Kansas – and even away from the uncertainties of the post-Civil War South – the women find that their new surroundings are not free of danger and unexpected twists. Atlanta playwright Pearl Cleage shaped her fictional drama around the factual ramifications of the Homestead Act, the Emancipation Proclamation and the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
 November 13 – 20
LOCATION
Black Box Theatre
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Student Made

SALE

Student Made (formerly the Club Mud Exhibition and Sale) is a showcase of student artwork – for sale. Patrons will be delighted by selections of handcrafted ceramics, jewelry, paper and bookmaking products, paintings, prints, and more.
 December 5 – 7
LOCATION
Atrium
 
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Fuddy Meers

PERFORMANCE

By David Lindsay-Abaire | Directed by Nicholas Newell

A hilarious dark comedy by Pulitzer prizewinning playwright David Lindsay-Abaire. Amnesiac Claire is having a heck of a day: She wakes up to with no memory every morning to find herself married to a husband that is too nice and a son who is too stoned. When a mysterious masked man with a lisp pops into her life to take her away, it begins a twisted odyssey of kidnapping, foul mouthed puppets, stolen lives, and bacon that lead her to piece together her puzzling past.
 February 26 – March 3
LOCATION
Black Box Theatre
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Hamlet

PERFORMANCE

By William Shakespeare | Directed by Lisa L. Abbott

Shakespeare’s most famous tragedy, set in the modern world of surveillance cameras and cell phones, Theatre & Performance will be combining film and live theatre to explore the Tragedy of the Danish Prince as he strives to unravel the mystery of his father’s death and chooses to the path of revenge.
 April 2 – 9 
LOCATION
Performing Arts Center
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Evening of the Arts

EVENT

The Evening of the Arts, which debuted in 2011, is an exclusive event that highlights the Fine Arts programs at Georgia Southern University through artwork exhibitions, theatre vignettes, and musical showcases.  TBD
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Center for Art & Theatre • 233 Pittman Drive, Statesboro, Georgia, 30460 • Exhibitions & performances are open to the public.