Seminole State College announces 2018-19 cultural arts season
SANFORD, Fla. (Aug. 28, 2018) – From a traveling art exhibit that showcases the backbone of Florida to a play that dissects the rigors of society, and then add in a special musical evening with the Orlando Gay Chorus, the 2018-19 Seminole State Fine & Performing Arts season is slated to be full of diversity, value and accomplishments. Packed with concerts, theater productions, gallery exhibits and more, this year is highlighted with works of art, and a new dean of arts and communications, and is guaranteed to be memorable.
A new season introduces a new dean of Arts and Communications, as Dr. Michele Cuomo joins the Seminole State College family, following longtime dean Paul Luby, who will retire later this month after 30 years with the College. Cuomo comes from Montgomery County Community College in Pennsylvania, where she served as dean for arts and humanities for the past five years. In her new role at Seminole State, Cuomo plans to promote awareness of the transformative power of the arts and of communication studies.
The opening exhibit for the Fine Arts Season is Figments by Chase Wilson King. The show will feature a series of abstract conceptual mixed-media painting and cyanotypes, a photographic printing process that produces cyan blueprints. The rest of the season will showcase work from Colombian artist Beatriz Mejia-Krumbein, Richard Munster and Hector Soto-Molina, as well as a traveling exhibit with works of over seven Florida artists, and our yearly Fine Arts Faculty Exhibit. The 2018-19 Fine Arts Season will conclude with the 50th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibit in April.
The Fine Arts Gallery is in the Center for Fine and Performing Arts (building G) on the Sanford/Lake Mary Campus and is open to the public Monday through Thursday, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and during music and theater performances.
With six theatrical productions on the 2018-19 schedule, patrons will be able to do a little traveling from Harriett’s Theatre on the Sanford/Lake Mary Campus. From the depression era in the rural heartland of America to the Victorian society of London, our Theatre Department guarantees to take you on a trip around the world and through many time zones. You’ll be transported to Zion, Indiana, in Jim Leonard’s The Diviners and to England, with two Oscar Wilde plays, including Moisés Kaufman’s docu-drama, The Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde, set in London. The season also touches contemporary society with Wendy Wasserstein’s affectionate Uncommon Women and Others, about women coming to terms with society. The theater season will conclude, bringing theater-goers back to modern times with the Spring Dance Concert in late April 2019, where guests will witness artistry in motion.
Tickets for Seminole State’s theater season are available for purchase online or through the Box Office at the Center for Fine and Performing Arts (building G) on the Sanford/Lake Mary Campus. All tickets are free for Seminole State students, faculty and staff. For the general public, the cost is $10 for adults and $8 for seniors. Theater season subscriptions are also available, with prices ranging from $30 to $40 for a single subscription.
The Seminole State Music Department has pulled together 20 amazing performances highlighting the talented students and faculty for the season. From invitational concerts and recitals to the perennial Messiah Sing-Along and holiday concerts, guests will be treated to many opportunities to get lost in the music. The season's highlights include An Evening with the Orlando Gay Chorus on Sept. 18 at 7:30 p.m. and the Seminole State College Honor Jazz Band Concert on May 4, 2019, at 2 p.m. The music season begins Sept. 11 at 6:30 p.m. with a Faculty Recital, and the concert series begins Oct. 23 at 7:30 p.m. with the Fall Band Concert. Concerts are held in the Concert Hall (building G, room 118) on the Sanford/Lake Mary Campus and are free and open to the public.
Seminole State’s Center for Fine and Performing Arts offers programs in art, music and theater as well as a wide variety of concerts, theater productions, gallery exhibits and other cultural events. For more information about the Center, including calendars of all upcoming cultural events at Seminole State, visit seminolestate.edu/arts.
Kimberly Allen, Interim Manager, PR/Media Relations, Seminole State College
Laura E. Richeson, APR, Richeson Communications
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