FAC Spring Improv Jam

Calling all current FAC students and alumni! The first-ever FAC Spring Improv Jam is THIS Wednesday, March 27, from 7-8:30 p.m. in the dance studio at FAC. We really enjoyed having those of you who came for the Winter Improv Jam in December. (Watch the video here.)
This event is only open to FAC students and alumni, from all art areas! At the winter event there was music, dancing, improvised movement, photography, sketching and even sculpting. What will it be like this time? Come find out!

ARMES Applications Are Now Available


The Fine Arts Center is currently accepting student nominations for Arts Reaching Middle and Elementary Schools. The ARMES program is a tuition-free program for gifted and talented students in fourth to eight grade in Greenville County. It is an audition-only program. Classes in Drama, Dance, Strings and Visual Arts are offered after school, once or twice a week, depending on the art discipline.
ARMES Dance, Strings and Visual Arts classes are offered at the Fine Arts Center, and the ARMES Drama classes are offered at the Sterling School.

The online nomination process will be available until April 18, 2013, for the 2013-14 school year. Students must be nominated by a parent, teacher, adult, peer or self. The audition process will be held in May. Nominated students will be notified by email of their audition date and time.

The nomination form is here. You may also visit the ARMES website for more information. http://www.armesprogram.com

Gallery News

Have you visited the Sheffield Wood Gallery at FAC recently? Until March 22, you can see work by textile artist Terry Jarrard-Dimond. Terry was in residence at FAC from Jan. 23-Feb. 1, working with students and sharing her experience as a commercial and professional artist. It was a pleasure to have her on the campus for so long.

You can read a great review of her FAC show here. You can also read about Terry's own perspective on art at her blog.