Sunday, January 30, 2011

Southern Exposure Free Concert Feb. 7th USC

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Free Concert

Southern Exposure and the School of Music's Chamber Innovista series join forces to present masterworks by the great Russian composer Igor Stravinsky, in a wonderful evening of music, theater, and dance. The concert takes place on Monday, February 7th, at 7:30 p.m. in USC's School of Music Recital Hall (813 Assembly Street; 2nd Floor - next to the Koger Center). Admission is free.
Featuring the talents of faculty members and students from USC’s School of Music as well as the Department of Theatre and Dance, the concert focuses on several of Stravinsky’s most beloved works. We’ll begin with the brief “Fanfare for a New Theater,” performed by James Ackley and Stephen Rushing, trumpets, followed by excerpts from Stravinsky’s ballet “Petrushka” in an arrangement for two pianos by the composer, performed by pianists Marina Lomazov and Joseph Rackers. Stravinsky’s neoclassic “Octet” ends the first half, with Jennifer Parker-Harley, flute; Joseph Eller, clarinet; Peter Kolkay and Michael Harley, bassoons; James Ackley and Stephen Rushing, trumpets; Brad Edwards and Colt Campbell, trombones; conducted by Rebecca Phillips.
After intermission, we’ll conclude the concert with a semi-staged version of Stravinsky’s masterpiece “A Soldier’s Tale,” performed by William Terwilliger, violin; Joseph Eller, clarinet; Peter Kolkay, bassoon; James Ackley, trumpet; Brad Edwards, trombone; Craig Butterfield, double bass; Scott Herring, percussion; conducted by Rebecca Phillips; with special guest artists Jacob Will as The Narrator, Victor Holtcamp as The Soldier, Robert Richmond as The Devil, and Ashley Johannsen as The Princess.
So mark your calendars, and join us for a truly memorable evening of music, theater, and dance!
With warm wishes,

John Fitz Rogers
Associate Professor of Composition
Artistic Director, Southern Exposure New Music Series
School of Music / University of South Carolina
813 Assembly Street / Columbia, SC 29208 / (803) 576-5753

Lee Monts at SOAL Feb 17, 2011

The Seven Oaks Art League is open to amateur and professional artists interested in supporting the fine arts. Meetings are held on the third Thursday of the month, unless otherwise stated, at 7:00 pm at Seven Oaks Park located at 200 Leisure Lane, Columbia, South Carolina.. Refreshments and fellowship time begins at 6:30 pm and we meet September through May.

February 17 Program

Guest Speaker: Lee Monts

Lee is a Christian artist who primarily creates contemporary acrylic paintings on canvas, paper and board. His formal education is in geology. He has been a resident of Columbia, South Carolina, since 1987 and is employed full time by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control. Lee began painting in 2002 and has had no formal art training. He has shown extensively in South Carolina since 2003. “Testimony”, the artist’s premier solo show, was on exhibit July 23 – August 21, 2009 at the Gallery at DuPre in Columbia, SC. A feature article by nationally known writer Cynthia Boiter entitled, “Artist come lately…” appeared in the January 2010 issue of Lake Murray Magazine and Northeast Columbia Magazines. The artist was selected as one of six artists for Street Gallery III, a rotating billboard project in 2010 sponsored by the Cultural Council of Richland and Lexington Counties and Lamar Advertising. Monts also received the “In Memory of Lena Massara” Award in 2010 for his entry in the 33rd Annual South Carolina Watermedia Society Show. Monts will be featured, along with nine other selected artists, in a limited edition Capital City Art Book in Spring 2011. He is currently represented by Verve Fine Interiors and the Gallery at DuPre, both in Columbia, South Carolina and by Michael Mitchell Gallery in Charleston, South Carolina. The artist’s work can also be seen at

Lee Monts will give critiques of member's unframed works. Anyone who wishes to have a particular piece critiqued may bring one piece to the meeting February 17th. It should be unframed with mat board or foam core backing to hold it upright on the easel. This could be a painting in progress as well as a finished painting.

(as copied from the website)