A Celebration of the Flute!

Featuring Artists: Colleen Blagov, flute; Cheryl Tschanz, piano What instrument carries with it so much brilliance, fun, etherealism, and poetry? Why – the flute! As noted by our extraordinary flute colleague, Colleen Blagov, the flute speaks volumes, and at so many levels. We are fortunate this year to engage our remarkable flutist in a special […]

Dividing the Estate

A Comedy by Horton Foote, Directed by Paul Bawek Winner of the 2008 Obie Award for Playwriting, Dividing the Estate is a human comedy about a rapacious Southern family tangling over their 100-year-old Texas estate in the face of their declining wealth and a looming financial crisis. Old resentments and sibling rivalries surface as the members […]

FSC Dance: Fall Into Dance 2017

This year’s Fall Dance performance is a diverse and inspired program featuring the artistic choreographic talent of FSC faculty and renowned guest artists in styles ranging from neoclassical ballet to contemporary modern dance.  These performances, led by Erin LaSala, artistic director, showcase the talents of Florida Southern College’s talented and versatile students in an exhilarating […]

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim Book by Burt Shelove and Larry Gelbart Directed by Scott Cook; Musical direction by Shannon Schrumm Broadway’s greatest farce is light, fast-paced, witty, irreverent – and one of the funniest musicals ever written. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum takes comedy back to its roots, […]

Rogers and Hammerstein’s South Pacific

Music by Richard Rodgers Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II Book by Oscar Hammerstein II and Joshua Logan Directed by James Beck; Musical direction by Christianne Roll With a Pulitzer Prize and ten Tony awards, this Rogers and Hammerstein classic is considered to be one of the greatest musicals of the twentieth century! Set in an […]

Julius Caesar

By William Shakespeare Adapted and Directed by Paul Bawek In this Florida Southern College “edition,” Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, a classic political tragedy,  is reset in a women’s prison in the present day. This remarkably strapping work about power and honor will continue to explore the story of the amazing conspiracy against an overly ambitious Caesar […]

FSC Dance: Momentum

In dance and in life, momentum is the key. While this theory exists as an omnipresent tool for dancers, their physicality can be expressed in countless ways through various forces. From classical ballet to contemporary dance, FSC|Dance: Momentum builds in excitement from the moment the curtain rises. This performance features an abbreviated reconstruction of the classical […]

Paris, Amsterdam, and Berlin Through Students’ Eyes

 Photography and Artwork from the 2017 Study Abroad Trip During the month of May, Florida Southern students embarked on a study-abroad trip to Paris, Amsterdam, and Berlin. Led by Dr. Alex Rich and Professors Sarah Brewington and Eric Blackmore, our students immersed themselves in the cultures of these cities and were pushed to consider these […]

Disruption and Conversation: Jerry N. Uelsmann, 50 Years in the Darkroom

Following the Melvin Gallery’s first-ever spring Pop-Up exhibition, we are pleased to present a retrospective of Jerry N. Uelsmann’s fifty-year career. Long before the invention of Adobe Photoshop, Uelsmann created photomontages by exposing multiple film negatives onto a singular sheet of photo paper in the darkroom, opposing the prominent idea that the final image should […]

Annual FSC All-Student Exhibition

Join us for a celebration of current work created by Florida Southern College art majors. This exhibition showcases the exceptional skills of our talented freshmen, sophomores, and juniors in all media. The breadth of the Department of Art and Art History is emphasized as we feature works in ceramics, painting, digital illustration, printmaking, and sculpture. […]

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