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 ATime: 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.