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Seminole State Fine Arts announces 2014-15 season

Among the highlights of the 2014-15 cultural arts season is "Radio Golf," the conclusion of August Wilson's 10-play cycle. The show premieres on Feb. 13.

The Fine Arts Department at Seminole State College of Florida will kick off its 2014-15 cultural arts season with a theater production of the comical musical “Nunsense,” a gallery exhibit displaying the oil paintings of Lee Andrew Blanco, and a series of student music recitals.

Art

Seminole State’s Fine Arts Gallery will feature artists who work in an array of media, including photography, paintings and drawings throughout the season.

The gallery season opens Aug. 28 with the still-life oil paintings of Lee Andrew Blanco, a former teacher at the Coral Springs Museum of Art. Other artists featured this season are Steven Labadessa, an artist from Syracuse University; Michael Fowler, a professor of art at University of South Carolina Aiken; and Seminole State faculty member Larry Vienneau.

The annual Fine Arts Faculty Exhibit in November-December and the Juried Student Art Exhibit in April-May will give the community an opportunity to explore works by longtime professional artists and to discover new talent.

The College’s Fine Arts Gallery (building G on the Sanford/Lake Mary Campus) is open Monday through Thursday from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. For more information, please call 407.708.2040. All gallery exhibits are free and open to the public.

Theater

The Fine Arts Theatre’s season opens Oct. 3 with the wacky, comic musical, “Nunsense.” The theater will again feature the work of Pulitzer prize-winning playwright August Wilson starting on Feb. 13. “Radio Golf,” is the conclusion in Wilson’s “Pittsburgh Cycle” chronicling the African-American experience in the 20th century. The College was a 2013 national finalist for the American Association of Community Colleges Advancing Diversity Award for bringing the 10-play cycle to Central Florida.

Other highlights of the season include the dramatic “The Playboy of the Western World,” renowned playwright Tennessee Williams’ “A Streetcar Named Desire,” “Christmas Around the Tree: A Holiday Cabaret” and the annual production of “Spring into Dance,” which features choreography by Eric Yow.

Ticket Information: Reservations are strongly recommended and can be made by calling 407.708.2040 or visiting the Fine Arts Theatre Box Office (building G on the Sanford/Lake Mary Campus). The Box Office is open Mondays from 9 a.m.-noon, and Tuesdays through Fridays from noon-4 p.m.

Subscriptions: Seminole State Fine Arts Theatre patrons who buy subscriptions receive many benefits, including significant savings on the ticket price for each performance, ticket insurance and exchange privileges. Consider becoming a season subscriber!

Music

This season will highlight Seminole State’s music students with a series of recitals featuring voice performances, woodwinds, brass and percussion. The first recital is Tuesday, Oct. 14, at 7:30 p.m.

Other highlights include the Holiday Concert on Dec. 9, Sounds of the Universe of the Third Kind on March 24, 2015 and Jazz Night on April 14, 2015.

Concerts are free and open to the public. They’re held in the Sanford/Lake Mary Campus Concert Hall (building G). For more information, please call 407.708.2040.

For more information on cultural events at Seminole State, please visit the Arts website.

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