FAC Weekly Update
February 17, 2022
Good morning, Fine Arts Center Family
It is hard to believe, but we are now 2/3 of the way through the 2021-2022 school year. Our Seniors have only 60 days left with us...our Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors have 61. Why are we counting? Not because we want the time to pass; quite the opposite. We're not counting the days...we're making them count. We love being with our students and want to enjoy every minute we have with them. Let's all enjoy a restful long weekend, and pick up again next Tuesday with an unmatched gratitude, passion and dedication for being in a place where we get to do what we love!
Here is the latest from the halls of the Fine Arts Center...
This Week's Student Leadership Lesson
“An amateur lets the negative opinion of others unman him. He takes external criticism to heart, allowing it to trump his own belief in himself and his work….
…With four holes to go on the final day of the 2001 Masters (which Tiger [Woods] went on to win, completing the all-four-majors-at-one-time Slam), some chucklehead in the gallery snapped a camera shutter at the top of Tiger’s backswing. Incredibly, Tiger was able to pull up in mid-swing and back off the shot. But that wasn’t the amazing part. After looking daggers at the malefactor, Tiger recomposed himself, stepped back to the ball, and striped it 310 down the middle.
That’s a professional… The professional cannot allow the actions of others to define his reality.”
The War of Art
Congratulations to Ms. Dauscha!
Jan. 24–Mar. 9
M-TH, 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Ms. Dauscha will also be giving an Artist Talk on March 3 from 6-7 p.m.
Please click on the following link for more information - https://www.clemson.edu/centers-institutes/cva/lee-gallery/exhibitions/auspicious-behavior1.html. Congratulations, Ms. Dauscha!
Callisto Quartet at the Peace Center
Praised for their “intensity and bravado” and the "cohesion and intonation one might expect from an ensemble twice their age," the Callisto Quartet brings together four dedicated and passionate musicians who share a love for chamber music and a desire for excellence. Since their formation in 2016 at the Cleveland Institute of Music, the quartet has quickly garnered top prizes in nearly every major international chamber music competition and praise from audiences across North America and Europe. Grand prize winners of the 2018 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition and Second Prize Winners of the 2019 Banff International String Quartet Competition, the Callisto Quartet has also taken home prizes from the Bordeaux (2019), Melbourne (2018) and Wigmore Hall (2018) competitions.
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.
FAC Green Artists Club
FAC Green Artists will have our year's first Adopt-a-Highway project after school on Thursday, Feb. 24 (weather permitting). We will meet up in the Music Library after school, and head out around 4:00 after traffic dies down a little. Our road clean-ups usually last around an hour or so and are good for volunteer credit hours. We will provide you with gloves, orange vests, and trash bags. Come help us beautify Pine Knoll Rd, and bring some friends!
For more information about the group, please contact Richard Young email@example.com or Matthew Revilla firstname.lastname@example.org
FAC Class Rings
Has your child earned an accolade that we should know about?
Archibald Rutledge Scholarship
The South Carolina Department of Education (SCDE) is once again offering the Archibald Rutledge Scholarship Program. This annual program offers twelfth-grade students in public schools the opportunity to compete for a scholarship valued at approximately $2,000. The purpose of the competition is to encourage and recognize academic and artistic excellence. Scholarships are awarded and applicants may participate in one of the following discipline areas: creative writing, dance, music, theatre, or visual arts. The deadline is Monday, February 21, 2022.
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.
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
"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 18, 21 - No School for Students and Teachers - Presidents' Day
- February 24 - Jazz Concert; 7:00 p.m., Sutherlin Recital Hall*
- February 26-March 12 - In-Person Auditions for FAC Programs
- March 7-11 - Callisto Quartet Residency, FAC Chamber Strings Program
- 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
*Please note that we will have limited seating at performances to ensure adherence to social distancing expectations. Your child's Instructor will provide all information about performances. We plan to Live Stream all events so that those who cannot attend may still enjoy the performance and support our students from home.
Summer Arts Intensives - Request for Financial Support
Each year, we have a number of current FAC students who choose to spend their summer months expanding their artistic horizons at a summer arts intensive program. These programs can be located locally or across the nation - for more information on recommended programs, please have your child speak with their FAC Instructor
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.
FAC Merch for Sale!
From the FAC Parent Guild
Want to get involved at the FAC? Reach out to our Parent Guild to learn how you can help!
The contact information for the Board members of the Parent Guild is as follows:
- Events: Kristin Bailey, email@example.com, 864-421-3258
- Membership & Merchandise - Michele Turner, firstname.lastname@example.org, 864-968-5090
- Treasurer - Kathy Hennessy, email@example.com, 864-346-0911
- Volunteers - Niki Peters, firstname.lastname@example.org, 864-444-6511
- Lisa Lyvers, email@example.com, 662-466-1333
Fine Arts Center - Greenville County Schools
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