FAC Weekly Update
October 14, 2022
Good Afternoon, FAC Family
What an amazing week at the FAC! We had a total of seven guests artists working with students this week, inspiring our students to maximize their artistic experience at the FAC. We are so grateful to the Peace Center and the Fine Arts Center Partners for funding artist masterclasses and residencies.
We also hosted our annual Visual Arts Portfolio Day on Thursday. This event offered some of our VA students the opportunity to present their work to representatives from six top-tier collegiate visual arts programs. Many thanks to Katy Cassell and Kelly King for organizing the event, and kudos to our VA faculty and students on the preparation of portfolios!
Coming up - we are beginning our student performances with the 2:25 p.m. Jazz Studio Concert next Friday night. We love a large, supportive audience for our students, so please spread the word and bring your friends to FAC performances. Proceeds from ticket sales go directly back to the students in the form of guest artists, equipment purchases, and field trip fees.
Finally, a reminder - next Monday, October 17, is a teacher work day. No school for students.
Here’s the latest from the halls of the FAC…
This Week's Student Leadership Lesson
Five Ways to Inspire Change
1. Change what needs to change, not what is easy.
- Cosmetic changes are easier than cultural changes.
- Effective change usually begins with an inside-out change rather than an outside-in change.
2. Let go of yesterday so you can go to tomorrow.
3. Activate confidence.
- A good leader inspires people to have confidence in their leader.
- A great leader inspires people to have confidence in themselves.
4. Remove barriers.
- Job #1 for any leader in times of change is to start removing barriers that will keep your team from executing the plan.
5. Simplify the message.
“Making the simple complicated is commonplace. Making the complicated simple, awesomely simple... that’s creativity.” –Charles Mingus
- Do I understand what I’m saying?
- Do they understand what I’m saying?
- Can they tell others what I’m saying?
- Can others understand what they are saying?
The F.A.C.T.S. Podcast
- Episode 1 - Jack Higginbotham
- Episode 2 - Peyton Kakouras
- Episode 3 - Mr. Popat
Any students who want to be interviewed can sign up at the following link - https://forms.gle/J7LxQFG32KuWE1Pz8).
From the FAC Parent Guild
October Volunteer Opportunities
The FAC Parent Guild has a couple of easy ways for you to get involved this month that will only take an hour (or less) of your time! Scroll down to see the shifts available during October. Currently, we need volunteers to sell FAC merchandise during lunch on Wednesday, Oct 19 and to sell tickets to a student performance the evening of Friday, Oct 21. If you're able to help, the students and teachers at the Fine Arts Center would LOVE to have your support!
Next week, we'll announce new opportunities available during November and December! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions. Thanks!
FAC Students Performing in the Community
Peter Pan Jr. - Greer Children's Theatre
Please come out to support the following FAC students in Greer Children’s Theatre production of Peter Pan, Jr.
- Ellie Hambrook (Theatre Design & Production)
- Vittoria Swalm (Theatre Performance)
- Mallory Webb (Voice)
Performances: October 21-23 & 28-30
Fridays and Saturdays at 7pm, Saturdays & Sundays at 2pm
Children 4 & under: $10
Tickets available at https://www.showtix4u.com/event-details/67331
Singer/Songwriter/Pianist Hugh McCulloch (FAC Jazz Studies & Voice) and Guitarist Dalton Hix (FAC Jazz Studies) make up 1/2 of the group Strange Orchard. Playing all original music in genres of Prog, Classic, and Jam Rock, you can catch them at several performances this fall including Fall for Greenville, West End Stage, Fri. Oct.14, 1:30pm. Their music is available on all streaming platforms. Upcoming gigs include:
- OCT 14: Fall for Greenville, West End Stage 1:30-2:30pm
- NOV 4: Steady Hand Beer Co., Atlanta 7-10 pm
- NOV 11: Fireforge Crafted Beer, Veterans Day 5:30-7:30pm
- NOV 18: Inchoate Art Gallery, $10, 8pm (doors open 7 pm)
- DEC 31: 185 King St. w/Jeff Sipe, Brevard 8pm
Other members of Strange Orchard include FAC Jazz Studies alumnus Andrew Addis (drums) and Keith McCulloch (bass).
- Oct 16 - Waycross Baptist Church in Pelzer
- Oct 22 - Festival performance at "The Retreat" in Easley.
- Oct 29 - Fundraiser at New Life Foundation Church on Cedar Lane Rd.
You can follow the band on Facebook if you would like to see where they are playing in the future.
HONK! - Milltown Players, Simpsonville
Carolina Ballet Theatre - Ghosts - 10/28 and 10/29
Once on This Island, Jr. - Mauldin Cultural Center - 11/4-11/13
Is your child performing in the Greenville community?
Professional Performances at the FAC
Greenville Symphony Orchestra - Artists Up Close
Complete concert listings on the Greenville Symphony website:
- Friday, October 21 - 2:25 p.m. Jazz Studio Concert; 7:00 p.m., FAC Sutherlin Recital Hall
- Monday, October 24 - Friday, October 28 - Jazz Artist-in-Residence: Mike Stern
- Monday, October 24 - Wednesday, October 26 - Strings Artists-in-Residence: Paul and Rachel Aguilar
- Friday, October 28 - Mike Stern Concert; 7:00 p.m., FAC Sutherlin Recital Hall
- Tuesday, November 1 - Strings Chamber Music Concert; 7:00 p.m., FAC Sutherlin Recital Hall
- Wednesday, November 2 - Autumn Dance Offerings; 6:30 and 7:30 p.m., FAC Dance Studio
- Thursday, November 3 - Visual Arts Student Juried Show: Gallery Reception; 6:00 p.m., FAC Sheffield Wood Gallery
- Thursday, November 3 - Winds Chamber Music Recital; 7:00 p.m., FAC Sutherlin Recital
- Wednesday, November 9 - FAC Jazz All-Stars at Genevieve's (Peace Center); 7:30 p.m.
- November 11, 12, 18, and 19 - FAC Theatre presents Pericles; 7:00 p.m., Black Box Theater
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