Deck Yourself With Lovely Jewelry!

Black Friday? Who needs it? We're celebrating Metals Monday at FAC with the fifth annual Metals Students Holiday Sale. 

Looking for holiday gifts or something festive for yourself? Visit the Fine Arts Center to see what's in the jewelry display cases this year! The sale will take place from Monday, Dec. 3, until Tuesday, Dec. 18. 

Fifty percent of the sales price is paid to the student artist, and the other 50 percent supports the Metals Department.

Through this project, students learn to transform relatively raw materials, like metal wire and sheet, into desirable products via design. They also experience the art of entrepreneurship. Every year the offerings are unique as different students move through the program.

Cash or checks are accepted. Sale times are Monday to Friday before morning and afternoon classes and after school (9-9:15 a.m., 1-1:30 and 3:20-4 p.m.), before most evening performances and by appointment by calling Metals instructor Katy Cassell at 864-355-2671 or emailing her here

"My Name Is Rachel Corrie" Opens at FAC This Weekend

My Name Is Rachel Corrie is a true story about Rachel Corrie, a 23-year-old from Olympia, Washington, who traveled to Gaza in 2003 to work on the side of Palestinian non-violent resistance. The play is a compilation of her journals and emails and was compiled by English actor Alan Rickman, along with journalist Katharine Viner. The play had sold-out runs in London.

It is a one-woman show, but the FAC Advanced Theatre Ensemble will present the play with 11 girls and one guy. FAC Theatre Instructor Teri Parker Lewis sates, "I like the play because it is contemporary and written non-traditionally (from journals and emails). I also like that the character is within the grasp of the students. They have whole-heartedly taken on the material, including the history of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Although that part could be controversial (and more timely than we could have imagined), the thread of the play we are identifying with most is that of a young person who stepped out of her comfortable life and got involved with something larger than herself."

Performances will take place at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 30, Saturday, Dec. 1, Friday, Dec. 7 and Saturday, Dec. 8.
Tickets are $5 for the general public.

Visit FAC!

If you are a prospective FAC student or parent and want to learn more about what a FAC education had to offer, come see us at one of our upcoming events!

Thursday, November 8, from 6:30-8 p.m.: Prospective Parent Visitation Night
Thursday, November 15, from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.: Middle School Visitation Day
Friday, November 16 (All Day): High School Visitation Day

All studios will be open for you to view students and teachers at work and ask questions. Visit the links above for more information, and don't miss this chance to find out more about FAC. We look forward to welcoming you soon!