Armstrong Fine Arts students perform or exhibit artwork in nearly 200 AMT events annually.

Fine Arts Master Event Calendar


When:August to December 2014

About this event:

AUGUST
August: AMT holds fall semester auditions for the Masquers theatre troupe and for various music ensembles including wind ensemble, jazz ensemble, orchestra, and choirs. Call 912.344.2556 during normal business hours to schedule an audition.

August 18 to September 3: AMT presents its 2014 Faculty Art Exhibition in the Armstrong Fine Arts Gallery. Visit our gallery to see magnificent faculty-created originals in photography, ceramics, painting, digital design, mixed media and so much more. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., weekdays. Gallery reception: August 22nd. Admission is free. Call 344.2801 from noon to 3 p.m., weekdays, for information.

August 22: AMT presents an art gallery reception for its 2014 Faculty Art Exhibition at 5:30 p.m. in the Armstrong Fine Arts Gallery. This exhibit is open through September 3rd. Admission is free. Call 344.2801 from noon to 3 p.m., weekdays, for information.

August 22-23: The Armstrong Masquers open the Fall season with Agatha Christie’s brilliant 1943 murder mystery play, And Then There Were None. Statuettes of little soldier boys on the mantel of a house on an island off the coast of Devon fall to the floor and break one by one as those in the house - all strangers to each other, and each who has something to hide - succumb to a diabolical avenger. A nursery rhyme tells in non-stop excitement how each of the ten "soldiers" met his death until there were none. Think you know the ending? Surprise! Christie changed the ending of the book for the stage play. You can't miss this one! Performances are at 7:30 p.m. in Armstrong Jenkins Hall Theater. Regular reserved-seating admission: Only $12. Discounts available to U.S. military, senior citizens, alumni association members, and non-Armstrong students/children. Armstrong staff, faculty, and students presenting valid Armstrong PirateCard will be admitted free of charge. Call 344.2801 from noon to 3 p.m., weekdays, for information. Connect Savannah is the print sponsor of the Armstrong Theatre program.

August 23: The Armstrong Atlantic Youth Orchestra program is holding auditions for the 2014-2015 season, open to students enrolled in primary grades through high school and including Armstrong students (available for course credit). Auditions, by appointment, are in Armstrong Fine Arts Hall. There are openings in Debut Strings, Lyric Strings Ensembles, Lyric Orchestra, Atlantic Chamber Orchestra, and AAYO. To schedule an audition, e-mail: savaayo@yahoo.com. Info is also available at http://www.savaayo.org AA.YO is sponsored in part by the Savannah Friends of Music, http://www.savannahfriendsofmusic.com
August 25-26: The Armstrong Masquers student theatre troupe announces auditions for several of its Fall season productions including The Mystery of Irma Vep and The Birds: A Modern Adaptation, open to the public, beginning at 6 p.m. in Armstrong Jenkins Hall Theater. 30 minutes preceding the Monday auditions, the Masquers invite interested Armstrong students to a “meet-and-greet” session at Jenkins to learn about student opportunities in the Masquers troupe. Call 344.2801 from noon to 3 p.m., weekdays, for information.

August 29: AMT presents “Ceramics Sculpture and Raku Pottery,” a special lecture by Armstrong professor of art John Jensen at noon in Arts Annex II, Room 112. The lecture will focus on raku pottery, which is a Japanese method of firing pottery, and include a raku firing demonstration by Professor Jensen as well as a pottery wheel demonstration. Admission is free. Call 344.2801 from noon to 3 p.m., weekdays, for information.


 

SEPTEMBER
September 5: AMT presents Federico Foster, tuba, in student recital at 2:30 p.m. in Fine Arts Auditorium. Admission is free. Call 344.2801 from noon to 3 p.m., weekdays, for information.

September 10-13: The AMT Masquers theatre troupe opens its Fall black box theatre season with A Piece of My Heart, Shirley Lauro’s powerful, true drama of six courageous women who went to Vietnam to entertain the troups, how the war changed them, and a nation’s response to them. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. in Jenkins Hall Black Box Theater. Regular general admission: Only $12. Discounts available to U.S. military, senior citizens, alumni association members, and non-Armstrong students/children. Armstrong staff, faculty, and students presenting valid Armstrong PirateCard will be admitted free of charge. Call 344.2801 from noon to 3 p.m., weekdays, for information. Connect Savannah is the print sponsor of the Armstrong Theatre program.

September 11: AMT presents Star Spangled Banner, a faculty lecture/presentation to celebrate SSB’s 200th anniversary. Music professor Robert Harris, D.M.A. discusses various aspects of the inspiration and inception of what was to become our beloved national anthem as the centerpiece of his Patriot Day patriotic music lecture/presentation at 2 p.m. in Fine Arts Hall room 206. Includes a special performance by the Armstrong University Singers. Admission is free. Call 344.2801 from noon to 3 p.m., weekdays, for information.

September 15 to October 3: AMT presents From Under the Southern Cross: the People and Patterns of Argentina, a student international art exhibition inspired by summer 2014 study-abroad experiences in the Armstrong Fine Arts Gallery. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., weekdays. Gallery reception: October 3rd. Admission is free. Call 344.2801 from noon to 3 p.m., weekdays, for information.

September 25-28: The AMT Masquers theatre troupe continues its Fall theatre season with The Mystery of Irma Vep: A Penny Dreadful, Charles Ludlam’s comic parody of Gothic melodramas in which a sympathetic werewolf, a vampire, and an Egyptian princess brought to life when her tomb is opened make this a comedy that has everything… but you. Obtain your tickets to this fast-paced spoof before they’re all gone. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday performances are at 7:30 p.m. (Sunday matinee at 3 p.m.) in Armstrong Jenkins Hall Theater. Regular reserved-seating admission: Only $12. Discounts available to U.S. military, senior citizens, alumni association members, and non-Armstrong students/children. Armstrong staff, faculty, and students presenting valid Armstrong PirateCard will be admitted free of charge. Call 344.2801 from noon to 3 p.m., weekdays, for information. Connect Savannah is the print sponsor of the Armstrong Theatre program

September 26: AMT opens its 2014-2015 Piano in the Arts series with We Have Both for a Long Time Been Silent, a guest artist concert featuring soprano Susan Williams, baritone Dean Southern, and pianist Jeffrey Brown at 8 p.m. in the Armstrong Fine Arts Auditorium. Let your mind be transported by this magical program that imagines songs from Hugo Wolf’s Italienisches Liederbuch in the context of his letters to Melanie Köchert, his patron’s wife, with whom he maintained an affair from 1884 until his death in 1903. Regular general seating admission: Only $15. Discounts available to U.S. military, senior citizens, alumni association members, and non-Armstrong students/children. Armstrong staff, faculty, and students presenting valid Armstrong PirateCard will be admitted free of charge. Call 344.2801 from noon to 3 p.m., weekdays, for ticketing information. Springhill Suites by Marriott - Savannah Midtown is a series sponsor of Piano in the Arts.

September 28: AMT opens its 15th Southeastern Choral Arts Festival (SECAF) with its University Singers and University Chorale in joint concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Armstrong Fine Arts Auditorium. Regular general admission: $6. Free to Armstrong w/Piratecard. Call 344.2801 from noon to 3 p.m., weekdays, for ticket information.

September 29: Armstrong’s 15th Southeastern Choral Arts Festival concludes with the Choral Arts Festival Choir in concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Armstrong Fine Arts Auditorium. Free admission. Call 344.2801 from noon to 3 p.m., weekdays, for information.



OCTOBER
October 3: AMT presents an art gallery reception for its student international art exhibition at 5:30 p.m. in the Armstrong Fine Arts Gallery. Admission is free. Call 344.2801 from noon to 3 p.m., weekdays, for information.

October 7: Armstrong Wind Ensemble performs “In Concert” at 7:30 p.m. in the Armstrong Fine Arts Auditorium. Regular general admission: Only $6. Free to Armstrong w/Piratecard. Call 344.2801 from noon to 3 p.m., weekdays, for ticketing information.

October 9: Visit the Art, Music & Theatre activities booth outside the Armstrong Student Union during our annual campus wide event: Celebrate Armstrong Day. Free admission.

October 13-28: AMT presents a Fall 2014 Senior Graduation Art Exhibition in the Armstrong Fine Arts Gallery. Graduating bachelors of fine arts and bachelors of arts degree candidates display their artwork produced for this capstone project. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., weekdays. Gallery reception: October 24th. Admission is free. Call 344.2801 from noon to 3 p.m., weekdays, for information.

October 17-18: The AMT Masquers theatre troupe continues its Fall black box theatre season with IMPROV NIGHT!, an all-improvisational show. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. in Armstrong Student Union Ogeechee Theater. No advanced ticketing. Free admission at the door until all seats are filled. Doors open 30 minutes before performance. Call 344.2801 from noon to 3 p.m., weekdays, for information. Connect Savannah is the print sponsor of the Masquers.

October 18: AMT hosts the Georgia Music Educators Association District Honor Choir in concert at 2 p.m. in the Fine Arts Auditorium. Admission is free. Call 344.2801 from noon to 3 p.m., weekdays, for information.

October 22: AMT ceramics program hosts “Raku Pizza Night” at 5:30 p.m. in the back of campus across from University Police at the Annex 2 Courtyard. View kiln fired pottery of Armstrong art majors and witness the kiln firing process firsthand. Admission is free. Call 344.2801 from noon to 3 p.m., weekdays, for information.

October 22: Straight from Washington D.C. the AMT presents the United States Air Force Band in a 7:30 p.m. concert in the Fine Arts Auditorium. Admission is free. Call 344.2801 from noon to 3 p.m., weekdays, for ticketing information. WTOC-TV is the media sponsor of this concert.

October 24: AMT presents Allison Drinkard, soprano; and Justin Almanza, piano; in student recital at 2:30 p.m. in Fine Arts Auditorium. Admission is free. Call 344.2801 from noon to 3 p.m., weekdays, for information.

October 24: AMT presents an art gallery reception for its first Fall 2014 Senior Graduation Art Exhibition, at 5:30 p.m. in the Armstrong Fine Arts Gallery. This exhibit is open through October 28th. Admission is free. Call 344.2801 from noon to 3 p.m., weekdays, for information.

October 25: AMT presents the AAYO Debut Strings and Lyric Strings Ensembles in recital performance, at 1 p.m. in the Armstrong Fine Arts Auditorium. Free admission. Call 344.2801 from noon to 3 p.m. weekdays, for information. AAYO is co-sponsored by Savannah Friends of Music: savannahfriendsofmusic.com.

October 28 to November 1: The AMT Masquers theatre troupe continues its Fall black box theatre season with The Pillowman, a 2003 dark drama by Irish playwright Martin McDonagh. The police-state interrogation of a short-story fiction writer whose work shares odd similarities with a number of gruesome child murders reveals deep-seeded entanglement between fact and fiction, razor thin lines between moral right and wrong, and complex psychological profiles of those both well-adjusted and otherwise. The play received the 2004 Olivier Award for Best New Play and the 2004-05 New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best New Foreign Play. Audience discretion is advised for mature language and violent content. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. in Jenkins Hall Black Box Theater. Regular general admission: Only $12. Discounts available to U.S. military, senior citizens, alumni association members, and non-Armstrong students/children. Armstrong staff, faculty, and students presenting valid Armstrong PirateCard will be admitted free of charge. Call 344.2801 from noon to 3 p.m., weekdays, for information. Connect Savannah is the print sponsor of the Armstrong Theatre program.



NOVEMBER
November 4: The Armstrong Percussion Ensemble grooves in concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Armstrong Fine Arts Auditorium. Regular general admission: Only $6. Free to Armstrong w/Piratecard. Call 344.2801 from noon to 3 p.m., weekdays, for information.

November 6-21: AMT presents a Fall 2014 Senior Graduation Art Exhibition in the Armstrong Fine Arts Gallery. Graduating bachelors of fine arts and bachelors of arts degree candidates display their artwork produced for this capstone project. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., weekdays. Gallery reception: November 14th. Admission is free. Call 344.2801 from noon to 3 p.m., weekdays, for information.

November 8: AMT continues its 2014-2015 Piano in the Arts series with Modern Meets Tradition, the adventurous post bop sounds of the Eric Jones Trio, a guest artist concert led by Armstrong alumnus and pianist Eric Jones at 8 p.m. in the Armstrong Fine Arts Auditorium. Regular general admission seating: Only $15. Discounts available to U.S. military, senior citizens, alumni association members, and non-Armstrong students/children. Armstrong staff, faculty, and students presenting valid Armstrong PirateCard will be admitted free of charge. Call 344.2801 from noon to 3 p.m., weekdays, for ticketing information. Springhill Suites by Marriott - Savannah Midtown is a series sponsor of Piano in the Arts.

November 11: The Armstrong Jazz Ensemble in concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Armstrong Fine Arts Auditorium. Regular general admission: Only $6. Free to Armstrong w/Piratecard. Call 344.2801 from noon to 3 p.m., weekdays, for information.

November 13-16: The Masquers theatre troupe presents a contemporary spin on an Aristophanes classic: The Birds: A Modern Adaptation, by Don Zolidis. Fed up with a world of insurance salesmen and petty problems, two miscreants flee to the kingdom of the birds for a simpler life. While living there, the two scheme up a financial jackpot that could turn the birds' land into a powerful utopia. Their only obstacle: the wrath of the gods. A hilarious and satirical look at politics, religion, and the foolishness of mankind that revives and revamps. Audience discretion is advised for language. Thursday through Saturday performances are at 7:30 p.m. Sunday matinee is at 3 p.m. in Armstrong Jenkins Hall Theater. Regular reserved-seating admission: Only $12. Discounts available to U.S. military, senior citizens, alumni association members, and non-Armstrong students/children. Armstrong staff, faculty, and students presenting valid Armstrong PirateCard will be admitted free of charge. Call 344.2801 from noon to 3 p.m., weekdays, for information. Connect Savannah is the print sponsor of the Armstrong Theatre program.

November 14: AMT presents Kenneth Mosely, clarinet, in student recital at 2:30 p.m. in Fine Arts Auditorium. Admission is free. Call 344.2801 from noon to 3 p.m., weekdays, for information.

November 14: AMT presents an art gallery reception for its second Fall 2014 Senior Graduation Art Exhibition, at 5:30 p.m. in the Armstrong Fine Arts Gallery. This exhibit is open through November 21st. Admission is free. Call 344.2801 from noon to 3 p.m., weekdays, for information.

November 16: AMT pays tribute to lifelong Savannah musician, composer, and educator J. Harry Persse with the 23rd annual J. Harry Persse Memorial Concert at 3 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 1707 Bull Street, 31401. Free admission. Donations to the J. Harry Persse Music Scholarship Fund accepted. Call 344.2801 from noon to 3 p.m., weekdays, for information.

November 18: SAVANNAH WINDS SEASON PREMIERE! Returning following its June packed-house Patriotic Concert performance, the Savannah Winds, community wind symphony in residence at Armstrong, begins its 2014-2015 subscription season journey with a blockbuster program. Concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Armstrong Fine Arts Auditorium. Regular general admission: Only $14. Discounts available. Free to Armstrong students presenting valid Piratecard. Call 344.2801 from noon to 3 p.m., weekdays, for information.

November 20: The Armstrong Wind Ensemble opens 2014 Winterfest with a brief free concert at 7 p.m. in the Armstrong Fine Arts Auditorium. Call 344.2801 from noon to 3 p.m., weekdays, for information.

November 22: AMT hosts the 24th annual Winterfest Invitational Honor Band Festival. Guest clinician Jack Stamp, director of band studies at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania will lead the high school honor band and Armstrong Wind Ensemble in concert at 6 p.m. in the Armstrong Fine Arts Auditorium. Expanding the Festival this year, Armstrong has invited Matt Koperniak, band director at Riverwatch Middle School in Suwanee, Georgia, to lead the middle school festival. Talented students from all over the Low Country band together for one impressive concert. Admission is free. Call 344.2801 from noon to 3 p.m., weekdays, for information.

November 23: AMT presents the Armstrong Atlantic Youth Orchestra Program (AAYO) Fall Concert, sponsored in part by the Savannah Friends of Music, at 3 p.m. in the Armstrong Fine Arts Auditorium. Concert features performances by Armstrong Atlantic Youth Orchestra and Atlantic Chamber Orchestra. Regular general admission: Only $10. Free to Armstrong w/Piratecard. Call 344.2801 from noon to 3 p.m. weekdays, for ticketing information. AAYO is sponsored in part by the Savannah Friends of Music, http://www.savannahfriendsofmusic.com


DECEMBER
December 3-4: AMT presents the 26th annual faculty and student Christmas Pottery Sale from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. each day in the back of campus across from University Police in Armstrong Annex 2. John Jensen, Armstrong professor of art, joined by colleagues and select students in the Armstrong art program create hand-crafted pottery and ceramics ranging from fine art to functional items for this sale. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Noel Lemmen Ceramics Collection. Noel Lemmen is the immediate former professor of ceramics at Armstrong for whom a scholarship fund and permanent art collection has been established in her name. Call 344.2801 from noon to 3 p.m., weekdays, for information.

December 5-18: AMT presents its Fall 2014 Senior Art Education Graduation Art Exhibition in the Armstrong Fine Arts Gallery. Graduating bachelor of science in art education candidates display their artwork produced for this capstone project. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., weekdays. Gallery reception: December 12th. Admission is free. Call 344.2801 from noon to 3 p.m., weekdays, for information.

December 5: The Armstrong University Singers perform in concert at 7:30 p.m. at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 1802 Abercorn Street, SAV 31401. Regular general admission: Only $10. Discounts available. Call 344.2801 from noon to 3 p.m. weekdays, for information.

December 12: AMT presents an art gallery reception for its Fall 2014 Senior Art Education Graduation Art Exhibition, at 5:30 p.m. in the Armstrong Fine Arts Gallery. This exhibit is open through December 18th. Admission is free. Call 344.2801 from noon to 3 p.m., weekdays, for information.





The Armstrong Student Government Association generously provides funding for AMT events.

Armstrong State University Department of Art, Music & Theatre
stARTStrong at Armstrong AMT: Treasured Arts. Creative Vision.

For all AMT events, call 344.2801 from noon to 3 p.m., weekdays, for information, or call AMT's main office during normal business hours at 912.344.2556.

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