8 Artsy and Writerly Events in February


Brenna Salverson

Photo by Mick Miller

by Brenna Salverson, Assistant Creative Nonfiction Editor

Georgia Southern is presenting various art and writing performances, exhibits, and lectures during February. Go out and enjoy what the art and writing community have to offer, starting with the following eight events. 

The following information is from the GS event calendar and Georgia Southern Newsroom for the Statesboro and Armstrong campuses.

Feb. 10 – 23: Congressional High School Exhibition

The Armstrong campus is displaying high school works entered in the Congressional Art Competition from Georgia’s First Congressional District on the weekdays.

Location: Fine Arts Hall 129

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Feb. 11-12: Writing Elizabeth Bishop: A Biographer’s Journey

Both campuses are presenting a lecture by Thomas Travisano, a biographer.

Statesboro location: IAB 1020

Statesboro Time: Feb. 11 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. 

Armstrong Location: Book Lady 

Armstrong Time: Feb. 12 at 6:30 p.m. 

Feb. 13 and 15: Our Mother’s Garden Open Mic

The Statesboro campus is hosting an open mic to raise awareness and funds for those affected by gender violence. Sign up to perform. 

Campus Location on Feb. 13: IT 1004

Time on Feb. 13: 6:00 p.m.

Statesboro Location on Feb. 15:  City Campus on East Main Street

Time on Feb. 15: 6:00 p.m. 

Feb. 17 – March 6: MFA Art Thesis Exhibition

The Statesboro campus exhibits the work of Nicole James and Meredith Conger. The receptions will be held on Feb. 21 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Location: Center of Art and Theatre, Contemporary Gallery

Time: weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

Feb. 20 – 23: “Red Herring” 

Armstrong’s first black box theatre showing for the semester is a noir comedy. Note: the showing on Feb. 23 is at 3 p.m.

“‘Red Herring,’ a noir comedy by Michael Hollinger, is set in America in 1952 with silly plot twists that involve three love stories, a murder mystery and loads of funny one-liners,” according to the Georgia Southern Newsroom.

Location: Jenkins Hall Black Box Theatre 

Time: 7:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Feb. 25: Burning Swamp Open Mic

The Statesboro writing and linguistic department is hosting their monthly open mic. Come out for a good time and student-written prose and poetry. 

Location: Eagle Creek Brewery

Time: 7 p.m.

Feb. 24 & 25: Dr. Bernadette Barton Presents a Lecture on “Pray the Gay Away: The Extraordinary Lives of Bible Belt Gays”

Guest author will present a lecture on “Pray the Gay Away: The Extraordinary Lives of Bible Belt Gays” on the Statesboro and Armstrong campus.

02/24 Statesboro Campus Location: IAB Building Room 1020

02/25, Armstrong Campus Location: Student Union Ballroom A
Time: 6:30 p.m.

Feb. 27 – 29: “Godspell!”

The Statesboro campus presents a musical at the Performing Arts Center. There is a dinner and a show option on Feb. 29 at 5:30 p.m.

“A small group of people help Jesus Christ tell different parables by using a wide variety of games, storytelling techniques and hefty doses of comic timing. An eclectic blend of songs, ranging in style from pop to vaudeville, is employed as the story of Jesus’ life dances across the stage. Dissolving hauntingly into the Last Supper and the Crucifixion, Jesus’ messages of kindness, tolerance and love come vibrantly to life,” according to the Georgia Southern Event Calendar.

Location: Performing Arts Center

Time: 7:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.