Music under the Stars

MUSIC UNDER THE STARS Thursday, October 13, 2016 – 7:30 p.m. FSC Symphony Band, Jo Jossim, conductor; FSC Jazz Ensemble, Paul Butcher, director L.N. Pipkin Bandshell (rain location: Branscomb Auditorium) Who doesn’t love an outdoor band concert? With its relaxed atmosphere, beautiful autumn weather, striking starlit skies, and appealing range of musical styles, this event […]




The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940

THE MUSICAL COMEDY MURDERS OF 1940 By John Bishop September 29-October 2, 2016; October 6-9, 2016 – 7:30 p.m. (Sundays at 2:30 p.m.) Directed by Mary T. Albright Loca Lee Buckner Theatre A raucous comedy drawn from prominent murder mystery films of the 1940s, the plot centers on the creative team responsible for a recent Broadway […]




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 […]




An Homage to Architecture

AN HOMAGE TO ARCHITECTURE: 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 one of the great modern illusionistic artists and muralists of […]




A Journey Through Song

A JOURNEY THROUGH SONG Tuesday, September 20, 2016 – 7:30 p.m. Beth Gibbs, mezzo soprano; Mark Thomsen, tenor Paula Parsché, piano Anne MacGregor Jenkins Recital Hall Join these faculty favorites as they take us on a journey through songs, arias, and duets that have held special memories for them in their lives and careers. Drawing […]




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 […]




The Essence of Europe

THE ESSENCE OF EUROPE: PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE 2016 STUDY ABROAD TRIP September 2 through September 16, 2016 Opening Reception: Friday, September 2 – 7:00 p.m. Melvin Art Gallery Gallery Hours are weekdays from 9am-4pm when school is in session. During the month of May, Florida Southern students and faculty embarked on a study-abroad trip to […]




Lakeland Art Guild 45th Annual Invitational Art Show

Lakeland Art Guild 45th Annual Members Only Invitational Art Show Open To All Members of Lakeland Art Guild / Bartow Art Guild. Melvin Art Gallery has hosted the Annual Spring exhibition of the Lakeland Art Guild for over 30 years. The exhibit runs through June 17. Melvin Art Gallery is open Monday-Friday 9am-4pm when college is […]




Children’s Choir & Girls’ Choir Spring Concert

The Florida Southern Children’s Choir and Girls’ Choir presents their spring concert at 7:30pm, Friday, May 13th. Tickets available at the door are $10 Adults, children are free.




Opening Reception: 45th Annual LAG Spring Exhibition

Opening reception from 6-8pm, Friday, May 13. Lakeland Art Guild 45th Annual Members Only Invitational Art Show. Open To All Members of Lakeland Art Guild / Bartow Art Guild. Melvin Art Gallery has hosted the Annual Spring exhibition of the Lakeland Art Guild for over 30 years. The exhibit runs through June 17. Melvin Art Gallery is […]




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