Studio Art Thesis Exhibition

SENIOR STUDIO ART THESIS EXHIBITION April 7 through April 28, 2017 Opening Reception: Friday, April 7, 2017 – 7:00 p.m. Melvin Art Gallery We are delighted to present this capstone senior studio art thesis exhibition in celebration of the skill, talent, and creativity of our senior art majors. Highly sought-after for top graduate programs throughout […]

Annual Lakeland Art Guild Spring Exhibition

ANNUAL LAKELAND ART GUILD SPRING EXHIBITION May 12 through June 9, 2017 Opening Reception: Friday, May 12, 2017 – 6:00 p.m. Melvin Art Gallery In support of – and collaboration with – the Lakeland Art Guild, the Florida Southern College Department of Art and Art History has hosted the Annual Spring Exhibition for over thirty […]

The Secret Garden

THE SECRET GARDEN November 17-20; December 1-4, 2016 – 7:30 p.m. (Sundays at 2:30 p.m.) Music by Lucy Simon, Script and lyrics by Marsha Norman Adapted from the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett Directed by James Beck – Loca Lee Buckner Theatre Winner of the Tony and Drama Desk awards for Best Book, this enchanting children’s classic is […]

Susan MacManus: “Florida 2016!”

On the eve of the 2016 election, well-known political observer, and Distinguished Professor of Administration and Political Science at the University of South Florida, Susan MacManus addresses questions about Florida’s role in what has already proven to be an unconventional and lively political process. Florida Lecture Series. This one is in Branscomb Auditorium, unlike most which are in the […]

Opening Reception: An Homage to Architecture

AN HOMAGE TO ARCHITECTURE: Richard Haas, Master of Trompe l’oeil The exhibit runs from September 23 through November 4, 2016 Opening Reception: Friday, September 23 – 7:00 p.m. Gallery Hours: M-F, 9am-4pm when school is in session. Melvin Art Gallery Through the master strokes of Richard Haas, architecture and painting merge as one. Lauded as […]

FSC Marks Frank Lloyd Wright’s 150th Birthday

It has been suggested that there are five American thinkers and inventors who have changed the way we live today: Thomas Jefferson, Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, Steve Jobs, and Frank Lloyd Wright. Wright (1867-1959) is generally regarded as one of the greatest architects of the modern era, and his innovations are part and parcel of […]

LAG Spring Exhibition

Lakeland Art Guild juried show hosted by the Florida Southern College Department of Art and Art History for over 30 years. Exhibit runs through June 9. Open 9am-4:30pm, weekdays.

Florida Dance Theatre Presents: Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker

Florida Dance Theatre presents "The Nutcracker"

Lakeland’s own professional dance company, the Florida Dance Theatre, brings its celebrated annual production of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker to the stage of Branscomb Auditorium. Performed with charm and perfection by the dynamic dancers of FSC’s company-in-residence, this breathtaking production features colorful scenery, dazzling costumes, and entrancing choreography. As a special treat, community children join the […]

Florida Dance Theatre Presents: Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker

Florida Dance Theatre presents "The Nutcracker"

Lakeland’s own professional dance company, the Florida Dance Theatre, brings its celebrated annual production of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker to the stage of Branscomb Auditorium. Performed with charm and perfection by the dynamic dancers of FSC’s company-in-residence, this breathtaking production features colorful scenery, dazzling costumes, and entrancing choreography. As a special treat, community children join the […]

Imperial Symphony Orchestra Presents: A Night at the Opera – Puccini’s “Gianni Schicchi”

The Imperial Symphony Orchestra, in collaboration with Florida Southern College, is pleased to present this year’s annual Night at the Opera, Puccini’s delightful comic opera tale, Gianni Schicchi. Spinning a charming story based on greed, deception, and of course – love – the cast members create an unforgettable work based on an incident from Dante’s […]

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