FAC Weekly Update
March 4, 2022
Good afternoon, Fine Arts Center Family
We hope you have had a wonderful week! Our eyes are on the prize at the FAC...the prize being a calendar full of opportunities for our students. We are hard at work preparing for AP Music Theory, AP Art Portfolios, Performing Arts Events, Art Shows, and so much more. Please remember to mark your calendar with our upcoming events so that all of our students have a large and appreciative audience to support their efforts.
Here is the latest from the halls of the Fine Arts Center...
This Week's Student Leadership Lesson
Failing Backward Versus Failing Forward
"Look at the way any achiever approaches negative experiences, and you can learn a lot about how to fail forward. Read through these two lists and determine which one describes your approach to failure:
- Blaming others
- Repeating the same mistakes
- Expecting never to fail again
- Expecting to continually fail
- Accepting tradition blindly
- Being limited by past mistakes
- Thinking, "I am a failure"
- Taking responsibility
- Learning from each mistake
- Knowing failure is a part of progress
- Maintaining a positive attitude
- Challenging outdated assumptions
- Taking new risks
- Believing something didn't work
Think about a recent setback you experienced. How did you respond? No matter how difficult your problems were, the key to overcoming them doesn't lie in changing your circumstances. It's in changing yourself. That in itself is a process, and it begins with the desire to be teachable. If you're willing to do that, then you'll be able to handle failure. From this moment on, make a commitment to do whatever it takes to fail forward."
Dr. John C. Maxwell, The Maxwell Daily Reader, p.71 (March 3)
Congratulations to Charles Sanderson!
What is the Spring Sing Scholarship?
The Pleasantburg Rotary in partnership with the Greenville Federal Credit Union sponsors a one-time $1,500 scholarship for a graduating senior who plans to be involved in choral music in college and participated in Spring Sing while in elementary or middle school. Applicants selected as semifinalists met with a panel of judges for an in-person interview. The winner of the Spring Sing Scholarship will perform a solo at the 2022 Spring Sing Concert on Monday, March 28, 2022, at Fountain Inn High School.
Congratulations to Emily Esteban!
‘Shrine Out’ was performed by Fine Arts Center dancers Eliza Hyatt, Jessica Lyons, Marsh Kral, Morgan Thompson, and Zeke Barton.
Workshop for FAC Parents - March 30, 2022
New FAC Merch for Sale!
Payment must be either via Venmo or a check made out to "FAC Parent Guild." Orders will be processed once payment is received.
GUEST ARTISTS AT THE FAC
Guest Artist - Helen Elliott
The Metals department had the pleasure of hosting visiting artist Helen Elliott this week. Ms. Elliott, originally from Jamaica, was introduced to enameling in England and earned her MFA at Kent State University in Ohio. Ms. Elliott's artwork is featured prominently Material has a Memory, the current exhibition in the FAC's Sheffield Wood Gallery. To see the exhibition online, click here. For more information about Ms. Elliott, click here. Ms. Elliott gave a presentation about enameling, held a gallery talk, and conducted a workshop with metals students using industrial enamel and steel.
Guest Artist - West Hyler
West Hyler is an internationally recognized theatre director (who also taught at the FAC for one year in 2001-02). His recent touring show Air Play, just opened in NYC at the New Victory Theatre. Additionally, West was the Producing Artistic Director of the New York Musical Festival.West is in residency with the FAC Advanced Theatre Ensemble for 4 weeks, teaching clowning of the highest (the non-red nosed or scary makeup-faced) caliber.
For more about West, please go to - westhyler.com.
UPCOMING PROFESSIONAL PERFORMANCES
Callisto Quartet at the Peace Center
The Callisto Quartet's Residency at the Fine Arts Center has been made possible by generous funding from:
The Peace Center
The Elbert W Rogers Foundation
Metropolitan Arts Council
The Fine Arts Center Partners
FAC Jazz All-Stars Return to the Peace Center
Please come out and support these wonderful student musicians!
"The Lost Melody" at the Fine Arts Center
Keep an eye on the Weekly Update for information on how to reserve your seat for the performance.
South Carolina State Fair Ride of Your Life Scholarship Program
Since 1997 the South Carolina State Fair has awarded scholarships to students across the state of South Carolina. The 2022 scholarship application and eligibility requirements are now available at www.scstatefair.org. Deadline: March 15, 2022.
The Hispanic American Women’s Association is pleased to announce the 2022 scholarship award to eligible Hispanic students in the Upstate. Students can complete their application and submit all their documents directly to the following ahamsc.org/scholarship. The deadline is March 19, 2022.
Regions "Riding Foward" Scholarship Contest
Regions will award $5,000 scholarships to 30 high school seniors who live in states with Regions Bank full-service branches and will attend an accredited college during the 2022-2023 academic school year. (15 scholarships will be awarded for Written Essay submissions and 15 scholarships will be awarded for Video Essay submissions.). https://www.regions.com/about-regions/diversity-and-inclusion/supporting-our-communities/black-history-month/essay-contest-scholarship. Deadline - March 31, 2022.
School Links has a comprehensive scholarship list. Log into your student account. Click on Finances and Scholarship Matching.
College Board Opportunity Scholarships
College Board Opportunity Scholarships are micro-scholarships that high school students can earn by taking steps on their path to college. https://opportunity.collegeboard.org/
FAC STUDENTS PERFORMING IN THE COMMUNITY
Carolina Youth Symphony - Spring Concert
"The Cat in the Hat" - SC Children's Theatre
"The Little Mermaid" - Greer Children's Theatre
Come see FAC students Shamaiah Brown (Theater), Erin Poinsette (Design and Production), Vittoria Swalm (Theater), Ellie Hambrook (Design and Production), Sarah Poinsette (Voice), and Ben Turner (Theater) in the Greer Children's Theatre production of "The Little Mermaid."
Performances are March 4-5 and 11-13.
Tickets are available at the following link - https://www.showtix4u.com/event-details/61215.
"Arabian Nights" - Carolina Ballet Theatre
Friday, March 11 at 7:30pm
Saturday, March 12 at 2:30pm and 7:30pm
Sunday, March 13 at 2:30pm.
Is Your Child Performing in the Community? The FAC is happy to publicize public performances and art exhibitions that feature our students. Please email Mr. Popat with any details of current or upcoming performances so that we can get the word out to our FAC Family!
Important Dates/Upcoming Events
- February 26-March 12 - In-Person Auditions for FAC Programs
- March 7-11 - Callisto Quartet Residency, FAC Chamber Strings Program
- March 9 - Callisto Quartet Concert at the Peace Center
- March 15 - Chamber Strings Recital; 7:00 p.m., Sutherlin Recital Hall
- March 16 - FAC Jazz All-Stars at the Peace Center; Genevieve's Lounge
- March 17 - The Next Generation: A Concert of Creative Minds; 7:00 p.m., Sutherlin Recital Hall
- March 29 - Architecture Gallery Reception, 6:30-8:00 p.m., FAC Sheffield Wood Gallery
FAC Anti-Prom is Back!
What's Anti-Prom, you ask?
- Anti-Prom is a fun school dance for all FAC Students, Grades 9-12.
- No fancy dresses or tuxedos - we dress to the theme or just dress casually.
- No dates required. Come and have a great time with your FAC friends.
- Students bring food to share - more details to follow.
- Tickets are very affordable - info to follow.
This will be our first Anti-Prom since 2020. We look forward to a memorable evening together!
Does your child want to be on the Anti-Prom Committee? Please have them email Morgan McClain at email@example.com.
Summer Arts Intensives - Request for Financial Support
The FAC Partners will once again offer financial assistance to students in grades 9-11 who have been accepted into Summer Intensive Programs for their area of study at the FAC. Students who apply for financial assistance must be committed to attending the FAC next year. Recipients will be chosen first by financial need (as determined by P.I.P. status) and then by merit (Grade Point Average), with teacher input into the student's performance also being a factor. You will need to provide proof of acceptance into the program/camp (email or hard copy) along with the submission of the form. The form is due Friday, April 8, 2022, and can be accessed at the following link - https://forms.gle/wjV1Gi2DmGQEfKgJ9.
Please note - the form should be completed by the student via their GCS Google Account. Call or email us with any questions.
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