Arts Calendar 2011 - 2012
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Second Saturday Concert Series. The Band of the U.S. Air Force Reserves. 6 p.m. Columbia County Amphitheater. (706) 312-7192.
September 3, 10, 17, 24
Preserving History. A special look behind the scenes as museum registrar Amanda Klaus demonstrates how collections are catalogued, preserved, cared for and prepared for display. 1 and 2 p.m. Augusta Museum of History. (706) 722-8454.
Art Exhibit Opening Reception. Works by Myrna Spurrier, Kent Amber, Mary Walker, John Williamson and John Hilton. 6-8 p.m. Aiken Center for the Arts. (803) 641-9094.
September 8-October 28
Judy Gillespie and Ginny Griffin Art Exhibit. Opening reception Thursday 5-7 p.m. Sacred Heart Cultural Center. (706) 826-4700.
September 9, 10, 16, 17,18, 23, 24
Chicago. Set in 1920s Chicago, Roxie Hart murders a faithless lover and convinces her hapless husband to take the rap. Winner of six Tony Awards. 8 p.m. Sept. 18 and 24, 3 p.m. Aiken Community Playhouse. URS Center for the Performing Arts. Aiken. (803) 648-1438.
September 9, 10, 16, 17, 22-24
The 39 Steps. Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre. The amazingly brilliant cast of four plays more than 140 characters in this fast-paced comedy thriller that’s great fun for ages 9 to 90. Fort Gordon Dinner Theater. (706) 793-8552.
Songwriters Come Home. 7:30 p.m. Etherredge Center. USC-Aiken. (803) 641-3305.
Country Comedy Tour. A clean, family-oriented show for all ages. JSH Performing Arts Center. 8 p.m. (706) 312-7192.
Southern Soul & Song: Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives. Grammy award-winning Marty Stuart, one of country’s most accomplished and eclectic performers, is renowned for merging rockabilly, honky-tonk and traditional country styles. 7:30 p.m. Imperial Theatre. (706) 722-8341.
St. Petersburg Quartet. Presented by Harry Jacobs Chamber Music Society. Lyceum Series. 7:30 p.m. Maxwell Theatre. ASU campus. (706) 667-4100.
September 16-October 14
A Sense of Place Juried Art Competition and Exhibition. The national juried fine art competition celebrates its 31st year, continuing its tradition of recognizing the outstanding quality and diversity of work being generated by contemporary American artists. Opening reception and awards presentation Sept. 16. 6-8 p.m. Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art. (706) 722-5495.
September 16-October 14
Sarah Hobbs Exhibit. Atlanta artist Sarah Hobbs presents a contemporary art installation in conjunction with Westobou. Opening reception, Oct. 7. 5-7 p.m. Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art. (706) 722-5495.
31st Annual Arts in the Heart of Augusta Festival. Presented by the Greater Augusta Arts Council, this year’s festival features the country of Greece. More than 35 countries lend their ethnic flair to one of the Southeast’s most popular events. There will be four stages of non-stop entertainment as well as food, art, children’s activities and much more. 5-9 p.m., Friday. 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Saturday. Noon-7 p.m., Sunday. Booths will be located along Broad Street. www.augustaarts.com.
September 17-October 15
Ingrid Hofer Exhibit. Solo exhibit features mixed media journals of the artist’s travels throughout Europe and select watercolors and acrylics from her larger works. Opening Sept. 17, 6-8 p.m. Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art. (706) 722-5495.
A Celebration of Freedom. Columbia County Ballet. 6 p.m. JSH Performing Arts Center. (706) 860-1852.
September 17-November 6
Down South: Paintings by Art Rosenbaum Photographs by Margo Newmark Rosenbaum. Works by famed painter, muralist and illustrator Art Rosenbaum and his wife Margo, a well-known photographer. A collection of essays, illustrations, drawings and photographs are featured in this exhibit. Art Rosenbaum is the Signature Artist for the Westobou Festival. Morris Museum of Art. (706) 724-7501.
Thomas Mullen Talk. 5 p.m. Etherredge Center. USC-Aiken. (803) 641-3305.
Down South: Paintings by Art Rosenbaum Photographs by Margo Newmark Rosenbaum Exhibit Opening. Includes highlights of the exhibit, music by the Skillet Lickers, heavy hors d’oeuvres. 5:30-8 p.m. Morris Museum of Art. (706) 724-7501.
Compania Flamenca Jose Porcel. A dazzling company of flamenco dancers and musicians featuring Jose Porcel. 8 p.m. Etherredge Center. USC-Aiken. (803) 641-3305.
Internation dance-illusionist company Momix performs spectacualr Botanica at Westobou Festival.
Flesh and the Devil. Silent movie night with theater organist Ron Carter. Pre-film lecture 6 p.m. Screening 7:30 p.m. Sacred Heart Cultural Center. (706) 826-4700.
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Production by the Augusta Players. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. 3 p.m. Sunday. Imperial Theatre. (706) 826-4707.
Music for Maya Deren Films. Indie rock icon Mac McCaughan premieres four new soundtracks for films by renowned avant-garde director Maya Deren. Part of the Westobou Festival. 8 p.m. Sacred Heart Cultural Center. (706) 826-4700.
The Composer Is Dead. SOA Aiken Children’s Concert. 9:30 and 11 a.m. Etherredge Center. USC-Aiken campus. (706) 826-4705.
Sarah Hobbs Gallery Reception and Lecture. Reception 4-5 p.m. Art lecture 5-7 p.m. Mary S. Byrd Gallery. ASU Campus. (706) 729-2417.
September 29-October 8
Westobou Festival 2011. This sixth annual arts festival is a 10-day celebration of the fine and performing arts featuring dance, theater, visual spoken word and music. For information, schedule and tickets visit www.westoboufestival.com.
September 30-October 31
Whiskey Painters of America Annual Show and Sale. Opening reception 5-8 p.m. Zimmerman Gallery. 1006 Broad St.
I Waltzed With God the Morning of Genesis. Stage performance. 7 p.m. Gilbert-Lambuth Chapel. Paine College. (706) 396-7591.
Incarnatio Mysteria. Presented by Columbia County Choral Society. Dr. Powell’s original work is performed by the combined choirs of Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School and the Davidson Fine Arts Orchestra. 3:45 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. (706) 650-2311.
Art at Lunch: Art Rosenbaum. Art Rosenbaum will discuss his work and exhibit. By admission. Noon. Morris Museum of Art. (706) 828-3867.
Aiken Symphony Guild and SOA Classic Series Concert. Innocence Cherished. Works by three of the Romantic era’s most admired composers. 8 p.m. Etherredge Center. USC-Aiken. (803) 641-3305.
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