History of Bebop with the Shawn Edmonds Quintet

The Shawn Edmonds Quintet returns to Polk State College for two free concerts. The Shawn Edmonds Quintet previously performed at Polk State in February 2015. This week, the ensemble returns as part of the College’s Voices of the People concert series and Black History Month celebration. The ensemble’s namesake, Shawn Edmonds, is a trumpeter who […]

Reception: Black History Month Art Exhibit

The John Flynn Collection of African Masks and Cloths. The Reception is Thurs, Feb 18 from 5-7 pm. Regular gallery hours are Monday-Thursday from 10 am – 2 pm.

Dallas Brass

A unique blend of traditional brass instruments with a full complement of drums and percussion, creating a performing entity of extraordinary range and musical challenges. Repertoire includes classical masterpieces, Dixieland, swing, Broadway, Hollywood and patriotic music.

A Doll’s House

February 4-7 & 11-14 Polk State Winter Haven Fine Arts Theatre. First staged in 1879, A Doll’s House is one of the most famous plays by Henrik Ibsen. The story of Nora, the delicate and over-protected wife of Torvald Helmer, who bravely walks away from her confined marriage in a quest for freedom and self-enlightenment, […]

Black History Month Gallery Exhibit

Gallery Exhibit: 1 Billion Rising

Polk State will host “One Billion Rising,” an exhibition to raise awareness about domestic violence and women’s rights, Feb. 1-24 at its Winter Haven Fine Arts Gallery, 999 Ave. H N.E. The exhibit is free to attend and open to the public. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday-Thursday. Professor of Art Holly […]

Gallery Exhibit: Black History Month

February 1-18.  Gallery Hours: Mon-Thur, 10am-2pm. Free. Polk State College Lakeland Art Gallery. www.polk.edu/artscenter; 863-298-6883.

Gallery Reception: One Billion Rising

A reception for the “One Billion Rising” exhibition takes place from 5 to 7 p.m. on Feb. 4. The reception is free and open to the public. Awards will be presented at 6 p.m. Polk State will host “One Billion Rising,” an exhibition to raise awareness about domestic violence and women’s rights, Feb. 1-24 at […]

Special Performance Series: “Bravo Amici”

January 24. 2pm. $20. A mix of handsome tenors and stunning divas perform an uplifting collection of well-known classical and contemporary arias. Combines Pop, Broadway and Classical into the emerging musical genre of “Contemporary Classical Crossover.” Polk State College Winter Haven Fine Arts Theatre.

Voices of the People: “I Am The Greatest”

January 21, 6-7:30 pm. Voices of the People: String Quartet Project “Beethoven: I am the Greatest” 7:00-8:30 pm. Lecture & Demonstration-“I Am the Greatest: Beethoven and the Muhammad Ali Syndrome” Voices of the People Chamber Music Series. “I Am The Greatest: Beethoven and the Muhammad Ali Syndrome” with Francisco Salazar Vara and Melissa White, violins, Jason Amos, […]

Polk Arts Alliance

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