Aiken Center for the Arts

ADULT STUDIO CLASSES

OPEN STUDIO 
Dorothy Johnson
Dedicated studio time and space for students ready to work on oil, acrylic, pastel, watercolor, and colored pencil projects of their own choice. An instructor is on hand for assistance, but there is no prepared lesson. Student provides supplies for the project of their choice. Skill level: Intermediate to Advanced.

Mondays Sept 10,17,24 Oct 1. . . . . . . . $40
10:30am-12:30pm                                13850
Mondays October 8,15,22,29 . . . . . . . . $40
10:30am-12:30pm                                13851
Mondays Nov 5,12,19,26. . . . . . . . . . . . $40
10:30am-12:30pm                                13852
Mondays Dec 3,10,17 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $30
10:30am-12:30pm                                13853

 

GUIDED STUDIO
Marissa Evans
Dedicated studio time and space for students who are ready to work on projects of their own choice. An instructor is on hand for assistance, but there is no prepared lesson. Student provides supplies for the project of their choice. Skill level: Intermediate to Advanced. Ages 18 and up.

Mondays Sept 10, 17, 24. . . . . . . . . . . . $30
6:00-8:00pm                                         13855
Mondays Oct 22, 29, Nov 5 . . . . . . . . . $30
6:00-8:00pm                                         13856

ADULT ACRYLIC CLASSES

BEGINNING ACRYLICS 
Aidan Cooke
A great class for beginners, this class focuses on the fundamental techniques used in painting with acrylics. No previous experience necessary. Supplies included. Skill Level: All, ages 18 and up.

Session 1, Mondays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $80
6:00-8:00pm                                        13857
Session 2, Mondays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $80
6:00-8:00pm                                        13858

VIBRANT ANIMAL
AND FLORAL ACRYLIC CLASS

Judy Adamick
Emphasis will be on working with your own pet photos and incorporating florals into your composition. Work with Fluid Acrylic “Liquetex” brand paint for vibrant colors. Still life arrangements will be set up. Short demos and discussion will help you create your personal best. Bring your own supplies. A supply list is available at the ACA front desk or online. Skill level: Intermediate.

Session 2, Mondays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $95
10:00am-12:00pm                              13859

SAVANNAH RIVER COLORS WORKSHOP 
Sharon Taylor Padgett
Soft, tranquil hues of the Savannah River landscape are emphasized in this painting. Students will learn techniques in sky & clouds, trees, land and water reflections by following instructor Sharon Taylor Padgett step-by-step through the process. All levels of painters are welcome in this easy, friendly class. Supplies included.

Saturday, Sept. 15. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $60
10:00am-1:00pm                                  13860

ALONG THE BANKS WORKSHOP 
Sharon Taylor Padgett
In this Savannah River landscape workshop, trees and water reflections are emphasized along with painting in a simple figure to tell the story. Color mixing and blending are highlighted to create mood and drama. All levels of painters are welcome as Sharon leads in a slow, step-by-step process toward the finished painting. Supplies included.

Saturday, Oct. 20. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $60
10:00am-1:00pm                                   13861

SUNRISE ON THE SAVANNAH WORKSHOP 
Sharon Taylor Padgett
A distant sunrise reflects on the Savannah River to create sparkle on the water’s surface and tint the entire scene in a warm glow. Color mixing and techniques in painting water, sky & clouds are highlighted in this scene. Students will complete an 11×14” painting in class. Supplies included.

Saturday, Nov. 17. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $60
10:00am-1:00pm                                   13862

 

 

 

 

 

PAINTING TO CHRISTMAS CARD WORKSHOP 
Sharon Taylor Padgett
In this popular class, students will follow Sharon step-by-step through an Aiken winter scene, with the final painting to become your own Christmas Cards when ordered through a local print shop. Early registration is encouraged. Supplies included.

Saturday, Dec 1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $60
10:00am-1:00pm                                  13863

ADULT OIL CLASSES

BEGINNING OILS 

Dorothy Johnson
The fundamental concepts used in painting with oils will be introduced in this class. No previous experience with oils needed, but some knowledge of painting is recommended. Supply list at ACA Front Desk or online. Skill level: Beginning.

Mondays Sept 10,17,24 Oct 1. . . . . . . . $60
10:30am -12:30pm                               13864
Mondays October 8,15,22,29 . . . . . . . . $60
10:30am -12:30pm                               13865
Mondays Nov 5,12,19,26. . . . . . . . . . . . $60
10:30am -12:30pm                                13866
Mondays Dec 3,10,17 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $45
10:30am -12:30pm                               13867

ANIMALS IN OIL 
Judy Adamick
Students will work from their own photos. Discussions will address composition, values & color palette. Short demonstration during each class. Bring your own supplies. A supply list is available at the ACA front desk or online. Skill level: Intermediate

Session 1, Mondays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $95
10:00am-12:00pm                               13868

PORTRAITS IN OILS WORKSHOP
Bill Lewis
Draw and paint from a live clothed model. Begin by sketching, then practice in oil to develop a workable design to paint from. Informational discussions throughout the 2 days. Artists of all ability levels are welcome. A supply list is available at the ACA front desk or online.

Wed, Oct 24 & Thurs, Oct 25 . . . . . . . . $120
10:00am-4:00pm                                    13869

ADULT WATERCOLOR CLASSES

BEGINNING WATERCOLORS
Marissa Evans
Beginning and intermediate level students explore the techniques and skills used to paint with watercolors. Supplies included.

Tuesdays Sept 11,18, 25. . . . . . . . . . . . $50
10:00am-12:00pm                                13870
Tuesdays Oct 23,30 Nov 6 . . . . . . . . . . $50
10:00am-12:00pm                                13871

 

 

EASTERN STYLE WATERCOLORS
Marissa Evans
This course combines traditional Eastern style watercolor painting with a modern approach.Supplies included.

Tuesdays Sept 11,18, 25. . . . . . . . . . . . $50
2:00-4:30pm                                         13872
Tuesdays Oct 23, 30 Nov 6. . . . . . . . . . $50
2:00-4:30pm                                         13873

INTERMEDIATE FLORAL WATERCOLORS
Judy Adamick
Floral arrangement set up each week. Emphasis on hard and soft edges and composition. Short demonstration. Bring your own supplies. A supply list is available at the ACA front desk or online.

Session 1, Fridays. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $95
10:00am-12:00pm                                13874

GLASS WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP
Nanette Langner
Learn how to paint “glass” in watercolor. Students will complete three small paintings. Supplies included. Skill level: All. Bring a lunch (30 min break).

Saturday, Sept 8. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $70
10:00am-4:00pm                                   13875

WATERCOLOR WITH PEN & INK WORKSHOP
Nanette Langner
Complete a fall themed piece while learning techniques for adding pen and ink to your painting. Supplies included. Skill level: All.

Saturday, Sept 22. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $55
10:00am-2:00pm                                   13876

WATERCOLOR FOUNDATIONS 2 DAY WORKSHOP
Dwight Rose
Veteran teacher and master watercolorist, Dwight Rose, will guide you through this beginning/ intermediate to advanced watercolor workshop. Students will create beautiful landscape paintings of their own, develop skills that can be applied to any subject, and have time for questions and critiques. Supply list at front desk. Bring a lunch. Skill level: All.

Fri, Oct 5 & Sat, Oct 6. . . . . . . . . . . $130
9:30am-4:30pm                                13877

OCTOBER WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP
Nanette Langner
Create a beautiful watercolor of a pumpkin trio. Supplies included. Bring a snack. Skill level: All

Saturday, Oct 13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $60
10:00am-3:00pm                                  13878

NOVEMBER WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP
Nanette Langner
Paint a wheelbarrow full of pumpkins. Supplies included. Skill level: All. Bring a lunch. (30 min break)

Saturday, Nov 3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $70
10:00am-4:00pm                                 13879

WATERCOLOR TECHNIQUES WORKSHOP
Nanette Langner
Learn three different watercolor techniques. Paint using sepia tones (monochromatic painting), use salt in watercolor, and learn about underpainting while completing a rose watercolor. Supplies included. Skill level: All. Bring a lunch (30 min break).

Saturday, Nov 10. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $70
10:00am-4:00pm                                  13880

ADULT ABSTRACT CLASSES

ABSTRACT PAINTING INTRODUCTION
Ann LeMay
Introduction to the theories and techniques used to create a strong abstract painting. Open to intermediate/advanced level oil, acrylic, pastel or watercolor students. Supply list at ACA front desk or online. Bring a lunch.

Tuesday, Sept 11. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $75
10:00am-3:00pm                                 13881

 

ABSTRACTS – START TO FINISH
Dorothy Johnson
Let your creativity soar! Learn theory, techniques plus how to design and produce quality paintings. For any level of skill and interest. A supply list is available at the ACA front desk or online.

Session 2, Tuesdays. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $80
2:00-4:00pm                                         13882

ADULT DRAWING CLASSES

BEGINNING DRAWING
Aidan Cooke
A five week course on the basics in drawing. Learn about composition, value, texture & much more! Use your new skills to create a finished still life with object(s) of your choice. Supplies included. Skill Level: All, ages 16+

Session 2, Thursdays. . . . . . . . . . . . . . $70
6:00-8:00pm                                       13883

DRAWING 1
Dorothy Johnson
Perfect class for beginners or for those who wish to refresh their skills. Supply list at ACA Front Desk or online. Skill level: Beginner / Intermediate.

Session 1, Wednesdays. . . . . . . . . . . . $70
10:00am-12:00pm                                13884

DRAWING 2 – THREE DIMENSIONAL COMPOSITION
Dorothy Johnson
Second in the series of drawing classes, where actual objects will be used for compositions that are being drawn. Must take Drawing 1 class before enrolling in Drawing 2. Supply list at ACA Front Desk or online. Skill level: Beginner +.

Session 2, Wednesdays. . . . . . . . . . . . $70
10:00am-12:00pm                              13885

ADULT PRINTMAKING CLASSES

BLOCK PRINTING
Aidan Cooke
There are so many uses for a block prints! Like a stamp, you can use it on t-shirts, hand towels, cards, wrapping paper, envelopes, you name it! Use it over & over. Create your own print by carving on block linoleum. Bring your own idea or use ideas provided. Supplies included. Skill level: All

Saturday, Sept 29. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $60
10:00am-1:00pm                                   13886

 

 

 

 

 

HOLIDAY CARDS
Aidan Cooke
Make your own holiday cards to send to friends & family. Create your own print by carving on block linoleum. Bring your own idea or use ideas provided. 12 blank cards & envelopes provided. Skill level: All

Saturday, Dec 1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $60
10:00am-1:00pm                                  13887

ADULT POTTERY CLASSES

POTTERY WHEEL
Madeline Fox
For the beginning student or those wanting to continue to improve their skills. Learn basics: preparing clay, centering, throwing forms, trimming, handles, etc. All materials and tools included. Level: all, adult 18 and up.

Session 1, Tuesdays. . . . . . . . . . . . . . $140
10:00am-12:00pm                                13888
Session 2, Tuesdays. . . . . . . . . . . . . . $140
10:00am-12:00pm                                13889

POTTERY WHEEL GUIDED STUDIO
Madeline Fox
Basic skills are requited to enjoy this class. Student will need to work independently on projects of their own choice; there are no instructional lessons. An instructor is on hand for assistance. Students purchase clay from the ACA front desk. Tools and other supplies included. Level: Intermediate, adult 18 and up who have previously taken Guided Studio, completed Pottery Wheel Class or approved by instructor.

Session 1, Tuesdays. . . . . . . . . . $80 +clay
6:00-8:00pm                                        13890
Session 2, Tuesdays. . . . . . . . . . $80 +clay
6:00-8:00pm                                        13891

INTRO TO CLAY
Madeline Fox
Learn clay techniques of pinch, coil, and slab to create hand built pottery. Students will also be introduced to working on the pottery wheel. All supplies included.

Session 1, Thursdays. . . . . . . . . . . . . $140
10:00am-12:00pm                               13892
Session 2, Thursdays. . . . . . . . . . . . . $140
10:00am-12:00pm                               13893

CLAY HAND-BUILDING
Madeline Fox
For the beginning student or those wanting to continue creating instructional handbuilt pottery. Projects will use coil, pinch & slab techniques. Session 1 will include the birdfeeder project. Session 2 will include the snowflake serving bowl project. All supplies included. Skill level: All, adult 18 and up.

Session 1, Thursdays. . . . . . $140
2:00-4:00pm                           13894
Session 2, Thursdays. . . . . . $140
2:00-4:00pm                            13895

CLAY BIRDFEEDER
Madeline Fox
Create a functional birdfeeder using the slab hand-building technique. All supplies included. Skill level: All, adult 18 and up.

Thurs, Sept 27, Oct 4, 11. . . $80
2:00-4:00pm                        13897
6:00-8:00pm                        13898

 

 

SNOWFLAKE SERVING BOWL
Madeline Fox
Create a functional serving bowl using the sgraffito technique to decorate. All supplies included. Skill level: All, adult 18 and up.

Thurs, Nov 8,15, 29 . . . . . .. $80
2:00-4:00pm                       13899
6:00-8:00pm                       13900

HOLIDAY CLAY WORKSHOP
Madeline Fox
Join us for a multi-age holiday workshop. This is a great activity to share with your child/grandchild or with relatives visiting for Thanksgiving. Students will make a Christmas Angel and a snowflake ornament. All supplies included. Bring a lunch. Level: All.

Saturday, Nov 24 . . . . . . . . $70
10:00am-1:00pm                13901

ADULT TEXTILE CLASSES

BATIK CLASS
Marissa Evans
Explore the art of applying color and patterns to fabric using dyes and resist techniques. Complete a decorative banner and loose modern garment of your choice and more if time permits No previous experience necessary. All supplies provided.
Ages 18 and up.

Thursdays Sept 13,20, 27. . . . . . . . . . . $80
4:00-6:00pm                                         13902

TEXTILE CLASS
Marissa Evans
This three week course will explore printing on a tote, batik t-shirts, and weaving with natural and synthetic materials. No previous
experience necessary. All supplies provided. Ages 18 and up.

Thursdays Oct 25, Nov 1, 8. . . . . . . . . . $80
4:00-6:00pm                                        13903

FIBER ART CLASS
Makenzye Barfield
Create a landscape by using fibers, fabric, and threads. Design your own composition, discuss how to manipulate different fibers, how to hand sew and assemble your frame. All supplies included.

Session 2, Thursdays. . . . . . . . . . . . . . $70
5:30-7:30pm                                        13904

 

TEXTURED SCARF WORKSHOPS

Marissa Evans
A three-hour workshop to create a multitextured scarf. Pick your favorite team colors and get ready for cooler weather. No previous skill necessary. All supplies provided. Ages 18 and up.

Team Colors
Saturday, Sept 22. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $30
10:00am-1:00pm                                  13905
Your Color Choice
Saturday, Nov 3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $30
10:00am-1:00pm                                 13906

JOHN’S BASKET WORKSHOP
Candy Padgett
This basket features a woven base, D handle, smoked reed accent rows, and is embellished with a metal bow. Students learn to twine, weave start/stop, and lash their rims. This is a no stress fun basket for all levels. Supplies included. Finished size is 8” L x 4 1/4” W x 5 3/4” H (not including the handle).

Saturday, Sept 29. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $60
10:00am-5:00pm                                  13907

STEEPLECHASE HAT WORKSHOP
Ladonna Armstrong
Create and trim unique hats suitable for Steeplechase and the Kentucky Derby. From feathers to fabrics, a demonstration of techniques will get students started in hat making. Sinamay hat bases and trims will be provided. All students will leave with a complete piece to wear to the races.

Thursday, October 4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . $100
5:00-7:30pm                                        13908

 

MASQUERADE MASK WORKSHOP
Ladonna Armstrong
Create a unique Masquerade mask for the ACA Beaux Arts Fundraiser. A presentation on masks and techniques will get students started in mask making. Mask base and embellishments will be provided. All students will leave with a finished mask to wear to the ball.

Thursday, October 11. . . . . . . . . . . . . . $80 
5:00-7:00pm                                         13909

 

 

ECLECTIC NECKLACE AND BRACELET WORKSHOP
Gisela Sirrenberg
Make a knotted necklace on a leather cord using eclectic beads. Then test your skills making a bracelet with beads and learning how to put on a clasp. All supplies included.

Saturday, Nov 3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $70
10:00am-1:00pm                                  13910

JAPANESE PAPER WORKSHOP
Christina Laurel
An introduction to Japanese papers, including Shoji paper, and Suminagashi – Japanese ink marbling. See how the artist uses prepared and found papers in her 2-D collages and 3-D installations, which will be displayed in our gallery from Sept 11-Oct 27. Demonstrations and hands-on exploration.\ Participants leave with a mat that is decorated with their Suminagashi. Materials provided. Bring a lunch.

Saturday, Oct 27 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $50
10:30am-2:00pm                                  13911

ADULT PASTEL CLASSES

APPLE BASKET PASTEL WORKSHOP
Nanette Langner
Introduction to working in soft pastels. Create a beautiful fall painting while learning how to use soft pastels on Pastelbord. No previous experience necessary. Supplies are provided. Skill level: All. Bring a lunch. (30 min break).

Saturday, Oct 27 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $70
10:00am-4:00pm                                  13912

ADULT PHOTOGRAPHY CLASSES

CREATE PHOTOS LIKE A PRO WITH YOUR IPHONE
Erdal Caba
Anyone with an iPhone has the ability to take professional- looking, high quality photos with the hints and tricks covered in this class. Start with basic photography principles and then move on to a step by step guide to your phone’s many creative features. An overview of several user-friendly free or inexpensive apps will be discussed. Use any model iPhone. Skill/Exp level: All. Bring a lunch.

Saturday, Oct 6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $70
10:00am-5:00pm                                  13914

The Aiken Community Playhouse

Prodigal Son

August 17, 18, 24, 25 at 7:30pm • August 19 at 3pm

From the author of “Doubt,” a 17-year-old boy from the Bronx suddenly finds himself in a private school in New Hampshire. He’s violent, gifted, alienated, and on fire with a ferocious loneliness. Two faculty members wrestle with the dilemma: Is the kid a star or a disaster? A passionate, explosive portrait of a young man on the verge of salvation or destruction.

Directed by Dave Howard
Written by John Patrick Shanley

The Addams Family: A Musical

Sept. 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15 at 7:30pm • Sept. 9, 15 at 2pm

Wednesday Addams has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet young man from a respectable family – a man her parents have never met. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and his parents. Musical.

Book by Marshall Brickman, Rick Elice

Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa

Directed by Steven McKinney, Kyle Seconi

Coffee House in the Black Box

Oct. 5, 2018 from 7pm to 10pm

The Aiken Community Playhouse’s Bechtel Theatre Coffeehouse, built upon the beatnik style coffeehouses of the 60s, will come alive three times a year with open-mic sessions, musical entertainment and special guests.

Tickets – $15 per person.

Advance reservation required.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Oct. 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27 at 7:30pm . Oct. 21 at 2pm

Fifteen-year-old Christopher has an extra ordinary brain; he is very intelligent, but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. When he falls under suspicion for committing a heinous act, he sets out to identify the true culprit, which leads to a journey that will change his life forever.

Based on the novel by Mark Haddon. Adapted by Simon Stephens.

Directed by Thurmond  Whatley

*Adult language and situations.*

Canterbury Tales

Youth Wing Black Box Show 2018

Nov. 14, 15, 16, 17 at 7:30pm • Nov. 18 at 2pm

Join us on the road to Canterbury as outrageous stories are told, lessons are learned, and shenanigans and hilarity abound. This modern English adaptation by Lindsey Price brings Chaucer’s “story competition”  brilliantly to life, and will entertain audiences of all ages while sharing a milestone literary work in a lively and accessible production.

Adapted by Lindsey Price from Chaucer

Directed by Dustin Turner

Miracle on 34th Street

Dec. 7, 8, 13, 14, 15 at 7:30pm • Dec. 8, 9 at 2pm

Kris Kringle gets a job working as Santa for Macy’s. Kris unleashes waves of good will with Macy’s customers by referring parents to other stores to find exactly the toy their child has asked for. Seen as deluded and dangerous, Kris ends up in a court competency hearing. Especially at stake is one little girl’s belief in Santa.

Adapted by Mountain Community Theater from the novel by Valentine Davies. Based upon the Twentieth Century Fox motion picture.

Directed by Peg Tribert

Silent Sky

Jan. 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26 at 7:30pm • Jan. 20 at 2pm

When Henrietta Leavitt begins work at the Harvard Observatory in the early 1900s, she joins a group of women “computers,” charting the stars for a renowned astronomer.  As Henrietta attempts to measure the light and distance of stars, she must also take measure of her life on Earth, trying to balance her dedication to science with family obligations and the possibility of love.

Written by Lauren Gunderson

Directed by Haley Hughes

Coffee House in the Black Box

Feb. 8, 2019 from 7pm to 10pm

The Aiken Community Playhouse’s Bechtel Theatre Coffeehouse, built upon the beatnik style coffeehouses of the 60s, will come alive three times a year with open-mic sessions, musical entertainment and special guests.

Tickets – $15 per person.

Advance reservation required.

Cheaper by the Dozen

Youth Wing Main Stage Show

Feb. 15, 16, 22, 23 at 7:30pm • Feb. 17 at 2pm

Suppose you’re an attractive high school girl and you’re not only a member of a large, unique family, but your dad is a pioneer of industrial efficiency. Then suppose he decides to apply his unorthodox methods to you and the rest of your family. In “Cheaper by the Dozen,” the results are embarrassing and often uproarious!

Adapted by Christopher Sergel from the book by Frank B. Gilbreth Jr. and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey.

Directed by Shannon Huey

The Merchant of Venice

April 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27 at 7:30pm • April 21 at 2pm

A despised outsider sees an opportunity to avenge the despicable treatment he has suffered. A wealthy heiress finds herself subject to the whims of her father’s will in determining whom she will marry. A profligate nobleman repeatedly borrows money from his wealthy friend to support his extravagant lifestyle. A daughter rebels against her father and her heritage with tragic consequences. Come see how these and other story lines are all connected.

Written by William Shakespeare

Directed by Bob Franklin

Coffee House in the Black Box

May 10, 2019 from 7pm to 10pm

The Aiken Community Playhouse’s Bechtel Theatre Coffeehouse, built upon the beatnik style coffeehouses of the 60s, will come alive three times a year with open-mic sessions, musical entertainment and special guests.

Tickets – $15 per person.

Advance reservation required

Legally Blonde: The Musical

May 23, 24, 25, 30, 31, June 1 at 7:30pmand May 26, June 1 at 2pm

Elle Woods appears to have it all. Her life is turned upside down when her boyfriend Warner dumps her so he can attend Harvard Law. Determined to get him back, Elle ingeniously charms herself into the prestigious law school. While there, she struggles with peers, professors and her ex. With the support of some new friends, though, Elle quickly realizes her potential and sets out to prove herself to the world.

Musical.

Book by Heather Hach

Music and Lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe, Nell Benjamin.

Based on the novel by Amanda Brown and the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer motion picture.

Directed by Juli Davis.

Gibson & Sons: A Comedy

Summer 2019 in the Black Box

July 19, 20, 26, 27 at 7:30pm • July 21 at 2pm

Helping his father save their struggling small-town funeral home has gotten in the way of Harry Gibson’s love life. Desperate to settle down, he turns to an unconventional method of meeting a woman: an online Russian bride service. When his bride Katya arrives, with her acerbic sister Eva in tow, the Gibson family is thrown into a tailspin.

Written by Kristen Da Silva

Directed by Bob Franklin

The Etherredge Center Fine & Performing Arts – University of South Carolina

 

Cultural Series: Four Celtic Voices

Date : November 15, 2018

Time : 7:30PM

Admission : $40/$15

Location : Mainstage

Four kindred spirits, Celeste Ray, Maria Banks, Carol Crittenden and Alison Crossley joined forces to create a vibrant, vivacious and fresh Celtic group for the enjoyment of their many fans.   Focusing on the music and poetry of the ancient Celtic tradition, their instruments and harmony-singing style transport audiences to the enchanted kingdom of the ancient isles.

Cultural Series: Doro Wat Jazz Band

Date : December 08, 2018Time : 7:30PM

Admission : $40/$15

Location : Etherredge Center

Ben Polcer (trumpet, vocals), Bruce Brackman (clarinet), James Singleton (string bass), John Royen (piano), Colin Meyers (trombone), and Benji Bohannan (drums) along with world renowned lindy hop swing dancers, Amy Johnson and Chance Bushman, have been performing together in New Orleans for nine years.

 

Cultural Series: Vida Guitar Quartet

Date : January 17, 2019

Time : 7:30PM

Admission : $40/$15

Location : Mainstage

The VIDA Guitar Quartet brings together four guitarists of exceptional artistry and “unerring musical instinct” (Gramophone) VIDA’s ability to “conjure up an orchestral palette of colour and effects” (Classic FM) combined with their “exquisite tonal and dynamic control” has firmly established them as a passionate and masterful ensemble who sparkle with “vitality and spontaneity” (Acoustic). VIDA’s seemingly effortless sense of ensemble and their broad range of timbres and dynamics evokes “listening to an entire orchestra and not merely to four guitars. There’s only one word for it: magic” (Gramophone).

 

Cultural Series: Havana Cuba All Stars

Date : February 14, 2019

Time : 7:30PM

Admission : $40/$15

Location : Etherredge Center

 Back by popular demand, this high-energy group is a joyous celebration of Cuban music and dance styles. This acoustic ensemble completed a 60-date tour in 2016 with wonderful outreach for students and communities. With melodies and rhythms from cha cha cha to rumba, and from “Son Cubano” style to the salsa, the All-Stars will showcase a wide variety of Cuban beats. The group is inspired by and dedicated to promoting the entire tapestry of Cuban music through a fresh, contemporary lens.

 

Cultural Series: Turtle Island Quartet

Date : February 28 - February 28, 2018

Time : 7:30PM

Admission : $40/$15

Location : Mainstage

 In this high flying program, the two-time Grammy winning Turtle Island Quartet, pays homage to the incandescent visionary brilliance of jazz saxophonist Charlie Parker. The genius of his improvisations almost single handedly catapulted jazz from pop style into art music, indelibly altering the musical landscape of America.

Cultural Series: The Stepcrew

Date : March 22, 2019

Time : 7:30PM

Admission : $40/$15

Location : Etherredge Center

 Created by Cara Butler and Jon & Nathan Pilatzke (longtime touring members of The Chieftains) The Stepcrew combines Irish, Tap and Ottawa Valley Step dancing, music and song. The virtuosic cast of 11 dancers & musicians, comprised of the leading performers in today’s Celtic music scene have appeared on the international stages of the leading PAC’s and Celtic Festivals worldwide.

 

 

Aiken Featured in Southern Living as “The South’s Best Small Town 2018

Southern Living magazine recently recognized Aiken, SC, as “The South’s Best Small Town 2018”. Describing Aiken as “an authentic South Carolina equestrian community rich in historic charm and tradition”, the article (also featured in print in April 2018) highlights the deep equestrian roots in Aiken, including events such the Aiken Horse Show, now in its 102nd year.

However, the magazine recognizes Aiken for more than horses, offering suggestions for shopping, dining and area accomodations for both horse lovers and those who simply appreciate Aiken’s classic southern charm. Local area businesses highlighted include:

Restaurants:
Malia’s
Trio Bar & Kitchen
The Red Pepper
Aiken Brewing Company

Shopping:
Equine Divine
Epona
Aiken Center for the Arts
Fox & Lady
Aiken Dry Goods
Threads
Lionel Smith, Ltd.

Hotel accomodations:
The Inn at Rose Hill
The Willcox

Talk to almost any Aiken resident, and he or she is likely to tell you why they love calling this area home. With its vibrant history and CSRA location, Aiken is becoming an increasingly popular residential area for young professionals, families and anyone in-between. Still, it’s always nice to hear it from someone else!

For the complete article, click here.

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