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Monday, October 25, 2021
Become a Sponsor! of Flat Rock Playhouse
Oct 25 all-day
online w/Flat Rock Playhouse

Celebrate the holiday season and the joy of live theater by becoming a sponsor for A Flat Rock Playhouse Christmas! Your support sustains the impact of the performing arts on our hearts and minds as well as our local economy.
Act now!

Fall Photo Contest – “Contrasting Colors”
Oct 25 – Nov 15 all-day
Chimney Rock State Park

It’s during this time of year that the mountains explode with autumn color. Capture photos of the fall season and enter them into our “Contrasting Colors” Photo Contest. We’ll use the winning entries on our website and Facebook album, and you’ll win some fun prizes. Photos must be taken within the Chimney Rock section of the Park.

GREAT PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED TO 3 WINNING ENTRIES

CONTEST RULES:

  1. There is no fee to enter the contest. All photographs must be taken inside Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park only in areas accessible to guests between October 15, 2021 – November 15, 2021.
    The contest is open to amateur and professional photographers.
  2. Up to three photos per person can be submitted via any of the following ways to be eligible to win:
    1. Facebook: First, like the Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park page and share our photo contest post on your wall. Then post your photo to our wall with the photographer’s name and a brief caption (25-75 words) through your personal Facebook account. Next, send us a private message including your contact information specified in rule #3.
    2. Pinterest: First, re-pin our photo contest pin to one of your boards and follow our 2017 The Different Seasons of Chimney Rock Spring Photo Contest Board so we can easily contact you. Then pin your photo with the hashtags #chimneyrock AND #photocontest with your personal account, and include the photographer’s name and a brief caption (25-75 words).
    3. Twitter: First, follow Chimney Rock Park and retweet our tweet about the photo contest. Then tweet your photo to @ChimneyRockPark with the photographer’s name and the hashtag #photocontest. Next, send us private messages with your brief photo caption.
    4. E-mail: If you don’t have access to any social media sites listed above, you may email your digital photo with your contact information specified in rule #3 to [email protected].
    5. Snail Mail: Send your print photo with the clearly marked photographer’s name, city & state, a brief typed photo caption and a phone number to: Photo Contest, Chimney Rock Management LLC, PO Box 39, Chimney Rock, NC 28720.
  3. Every entry should be clearly labeled with the photographer’s name, city & state, a brief photo caption your photo of the Seasons of Chimney Rock, an email address and the best phone number to reach you.
  4. Photos should be available at a minimum resolution of 1200 x 1600 pixels (1 MB minimum) to be eligible to win. Photos taken via smart phones, tablets and other mobile devices are welcome if they meet minimum requirements.
  5. For entries showing human faces, you must list their name(s) and have written permission from any photographed person(s) to use their image.
  6. Entries should reflect the photographer’s interpretation of love at Chimney Rock. Emphasis will be placed on quality, composition and creativity. All entries may be used in promotions of Chimney Rock and park-related activities.
  7. Digital images can be optimized but not dramatically altered with photo editing software. Black and white photographs are welcome.
  8. Decisions of the judges are final.

Winners will be notified and announced on Chimney Rock’s social media channels. For more information, call 1-828-625-9611 or email us at [email protected].

Arbor Huescapes: Paintings by Michael Fowler
Oct 25 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
The North Carolina Arboretum

Artist Michael Fowler creates evocative abstract landscape paintings by incorporating vibrant colors with subtle, complex details. His semi-large-scale approach invites viewers to step into his work and build a sense of wonder and contemplation surrounding the natural world. Fowler’s artistic response in contemplating nature is to capture something of a landscape’s pleasantness, which is often unexpected harmonies of color and shape. In his latest exhibit, Arbor Huescapes, Fowler highlights the distinctive vegetation – primarily trees – and topography of North and South Carolina’s midlands and piedmont regions.

Fowler received his Bachelor of Arts from Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas with a focus in Advertising Design. He then attended the University of Nebraska where he received a Master’s degree in Fine Arts in Painting and Drawing with a minor in Art History. From there, he attended the University of Memphis where he earned a Doctorate in Higher Education. Based in North Augusta, South Carolina, Fowler is currently an associate professor of design and computer graphics and serves as the Mary Durban Toole Chair of Art at the University of South Carolina in Aiken. His paintings are in a number of public and private collections nationally, and he actively exhibits in regional and national shows.

Please note: Arbor Huescapes has been rescheduled due to the COVID-19 crisis and will now open in fall 2021. The exhibit is on display daily September 18, 2021 – January 9, 2022, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. inside the Baker Exhibit Center. All works are available for purchase and a portion of sales will be donated to The North Carolina Arboretum Society.

Studio 52 ACTING Class(In-Person), K-2nd Grades
Oct 25 @ 4:15 pm – 5:00 pm
Studio 52/ Flat Rock Playhouse

ACTING (In-Person), K-2nd Grades

Does your little kid have a big imagination and lots of energy? Then this class exploring the fundamentals of theatre is just for them! During this 8-week class, students will explore favorite storybook characters and bring them to life through acting, creative movement, and music! This high-energy class will celebrate your young artist’s creativity, develop skills in improvisation, public speaking, and expression, and release creative energy in a meaningful way. With new material every semester, this class can (and should) be taken multiple times!

Notes: To ensure increased ventilation, this class will be held outside whenever possible. If rain forces the program indoors, all students and staff will be required to wear masks. Thank you for understanding as we work to keep our community safe. Read more about our Covid Safety Guidelines here.

Instructor: Tania Battista
*Need-based scholarships are available upon application.
Learn more below about payment plans and multi-student discounts.
Studio 52: ACTING (In-Person), 6th-8th Grades
Oct 25 @ 5:15 pm – 6:15 pm
Studio 52/ Flat Rock Playhouse

In this eight-week semester, young artists will learn to create dynamic relationships through theatre games, improvisation, and scene work. With an emphasis on ensemble storytelling, character creation, physicality, and voice and speech, students will leave feeling more collaborative, creative, and confident making bold choices on stage and in life. Apply your skills in an informal showcase for friends and family. No prior experience is necessary, only an open mind! With new material every semester, this class can (and should) be taken multiple times.

Instructor: Tania Battista

Notes: To ensure increased ventilation, this class will be held outside whenever possible. If rain forces the program indoors, all students and staff will be required to wear masks. Thank you for understanding as we work to keep our community safe. Read more about our Covid Safety Guidelines here

 

*Need-based scholarships are available upon application.
Learn more below about payment plans and multi-student discounts.

Zumba!
Oct 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Everybody and every body! Each Zumba® class is designed to bring people together to sweat it on.

How It Works

We take the “work” out of workout, by mixing low-intensity and high-intensity moves for an interval-style, calorie-burning dance fitness party. Once the Latin and World rhythms take over, you’ll see why Zumba® Fitness classes are often called exercise in disguise. Super effective? Check. Super fun? Check and check.

Benefits

A total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class.

$5 a class or free with Wellness Membership
 
 
C.C. Woodson
210 Bomar Ave.
864-596-3710
Studio 52: SKETCH COMEDY Adult (In – Person)
Oct 25 @ 6:45 pm – 8:15 pm
Studio 52/ Flat Rock Playhouse

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Learn the ins and outs of sketch comedy in this eight-week course for adults led by Flat Rock Playhouse’s favorite comedic actor, Scott Treadway! Dive into the history of two-person comedy, learn about the straight man vs character actor and how to break down comedic beats and jokes in a script. Hone your skills in delivery, timing, and physicality as you pair up and perform a comedic scene, coached and directed by Scott. Laugh, learn and level up your comedy skills in this low-pressure, highly-humorous class. 

*** All participating students must be fully vaccinated with proof of vaccination presented on the first day of class. 
Masks are optional at this time.
Space is limited.
No previous experience is necessary.

Instructor: Scott Treadway

Tuesday, October 26, 2021
Become a Sponsor! of Flat Rock Playhouse
Oct 26 all-day
online w/Flat Rock Playhouse

Celebrate the holiday season and the joy of live theater by becoming a sponsor for A Flat Rock Playhouse Christmas! Your support sustains the impact of the performing arts on our hearts and minds as well as our local economy.
Act now!

Arbor Huescapes: Paintings by Michael Fowler
Oct 26 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
The North Carolina Arboretum

Artist Michael Fowler creates evocative abstract landscape paintings by incorporating vibrant colors with subtle, complex details. His semi-large-scale approach invites viewers to step into his work and build a sense of wonder and contemplation surrounding the natural world. Fowler’s artistic response in contemplating nature is to capture something of a landscape’s pleasantness, which is often unexpected harmonies of color and shape. In his latest exhibit, Arbor Huescapes, Fowler highlights the distinctive vegetation – primarily trees – and topography of North and South Carolina’s midlands and piedmont regions.

Fowler received his Bachelor of Arts from Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas with a focus in Advertising Design. He then attended the University of Nebraska where he received a Master’s degree in Fine Arts in Painting and Drawing with a minor in Art History. From there, he attended the University of Memphis where he earned a Doctorate in Higher Education. Based in North Augusta, South Carolina, Fowler is currently an associate professor of design and computer graphics and serves as the Mary Durban Toole Chair of Art at the University of South Carolina in Aiken. His paintings are in a number of public and private collections nationally, and he actively exhibits in regional and national shows.

Please note: Arbor Huescapes has been rescheduled due to the COVID-19 crisis and will now open in fall 2021. The exhibit is on display daily September 18, 2021 – January 9, 2022, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. inside the Baker Exhibit Center. All works are available for purchase and a portion of sales will be donated to The North Carolina Arboretum Society.

Art Exhibit: A Well Worn Path
Oct 26 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
GREENVILLE CENTER FOR CREATIVE ARTS

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by Zach Suggs

Greenville Center for Creative Arts welcomes visitors to view free exhibitions throughout the year in our Main Gallery and Community Gallery. Each gallery space has its own focus, with exhibitions of art by international, national, regional and local artists, as well as young artists, community partners, GCCA studio artists, and GCCA student artists.

GCCA’s Main Gallery & Community Gallery are free and open to the public every Tuesday through Friday from 9AM – 5PM and Saturday from 11AM-3PM. Please click here to read about our COVID-19 safety protocols to prepare for your visit. We look forward to seeing you!

Backstage Pass Flat Rock Playhouse
Oct 26 @ 3:00 pm
Flat Rock Playhouse

Backstage Pass

Backstage Pass is back!

This monthly virtual Enrichment Program is an opportunity to learn more about the Playhouse, meet some of the incredibly talented staff, and answer questions you might have!  The first session is Tuesday, October 26 at 3 pm with Producing Artistic Director Lisa K. Bryant who will talk about the state of the theatre.

 

Limited reservations available – RSVP to [email protected].

Studio 52 MUSIC THEATRE (In-Person), K-2nd Grades
Oct 26 @ 4:15 pm – 5:00 pm
Studio 52/ Flat Rock Playhouse

MUSIC THEATRE (In-Person), K-2nd Grades

Notes: To ensure increased ventilation, this class will be held outside whenever possible. If rain forces the program indoors, all students and staff will be required to wear masks. Thank you for understanding as we work to keep our community safe. Read more about our Covid Safety Guidelines here

Instructor: Anna Kimmell

This fun and high-energy class combines the three fundamentals of musical theatre, acting, singing, and dance, in an accessible and exciting way! With a focus on singing technique, musicality, movement, and storytelling, students will learn new skills and make friends as they develop songs from Broadway musicals. No prior experience is necessary. With new material every semester, this class can (and should) be taken multiple times!

*Need-based scholarships are available upon application.
Learn more below about payment plans and multi-student discounts.

Studio 52 ACTING (In-Person), 3rd-5th Grades
Oct 26 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Studio 52/ Flat Rock Playhouse
Notes: To ensure increased ventilation, this class will be held outside whenever possible. If rain forces the program indoors, all students and staff will be required to wear masks. Thank you for understanding as we work to keep our community safe. Read more about our Covid Safety Guidelines here

Instructor: Tania Battista
This class is designed for curious young performers eager to explore the “FUN”-damentals of acting. Through high-energy theatre games, improvisation, pantomime, storytelling, & ensemble-based activities, students will hone their theatre skills, build meaningful connections with other young artists, and discover their creative potential! In the final class, showcase what you learned in an informal performance for friends and family. With new material every semester, this class can (and should) be taken multiple times.

*Need-based scholarships are available upon application.
Learn more below about payment plans and multi-student discounts.

Studio 52: BROADWAY DANCE (In-Person), 6th-12th Grades
Oct 26 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Studio 52/ Flat Rock Playhouse

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Notes: This class will be held indoors in our dance studio. Masks will be required for all staff and students. 

Get moving in this fun, high-energy dance class focusing on Broadway-style choreography. Lay the foundation of jazz technique through warm ups and across the floor, and practice picking up steps and style in theatre dance combinations inspired by a variety of musicals. Join us to get a weekly workout, learn how to fill your movement with character, and step into your next dance audition feeling confident. Masks are required. 

Instructor: Anna Kimmell

*Need-based scholarships are available upon application.
Learn more below about payment plans and multi-student discounts.

Soteria’s 3rd Annual Artisan Auction
Oct 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
hybrid online and Fluor Field

Soteria is a Greenville organization founded by Jerry Blassingame that advocates for economic and social justice for those and their families impacted by the criminal justice system.

Their 3rd Annual Artisan Auction opens next Tuesday, with a live event on Thursday at Fluor Field.

OCT 26 | Silent Auction Opens

OCT 28 | Live Event-attend in person or online

Below is a sneak peek of some of the incredible work up for auction, including pieces by Artisphere festival artists Mark Ellis, Jeffrey Leder, and Sunny Mullarkey, and Darin Gehrke, featured here.

Artisphere supports Soteria’s mission, and we believe that our community can keep coming together for good.  Help us celebrate Soteria by getting your tickets to their third annual Artisan Auction now!

Soteria’s annual fundraiser will auction original works of art from local craftsmen as well as pieces made from men working to successfully reenter society after incarceration through our social enterprise, Soteria At Work.  

Our Fundraiser starts OCT 26 with a VIRTUAL SILENT AUCTION that will close during our LIVE EVENT on OCT 28 where you may attend online or in person (outdoors at Fluor Field) from 7-9 pm.   Your ticket purchase will give you access to both the silent auction and the live event.

On OCT 28th, we will have a cash bar and light hors d’oeuvres during the Fundraiser.

Dress is Business Casual.

PARKING:

  • Free Parking is available both at Greenville High and County Square
  • Paid Parking Lots surround Fluor Field
Wednesday, October 27, 2021
Become a Sponsor! of Flat Rock Playhouse
Oct 27 all-day
online w/Flat Rock Playhouse

Celebrate the holiday season and the joy of live theater by becoming a sponsor for A Flat Rock Playhouse Christmas! Your support sustains the impact of the performing arts on our hearts and minds as well as our local economy.
Act now!

Arbor Huescapes: Paintings by Michael Fowler
Oct 27 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
The North Carolina Arboretum

Artist Michael Fowler creates evocative abstract landscape paintings by incorporating vibrant colors with subtle, complex details. His semi-large-scale approach invites viewers to step into his work and build a sense of wonder and contemplation surrounding the natural world. Fowler’s artistic response in contemplating nature is to capture something of a landscape’s pleasantness, which is often unexpected harmonies of color and shape. In his latest exhibit, Arbor Huescapes, Fowler highlights the distinctive vegetation – primarily trees – and topography of North and South Carolina’s midlands and piedmont regions.

Fowler received his Bachelor of Arts from Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas with a focus in Advertising Design. He then attended the University of Nebraska where he received a Master’s degree in Fine Arts in Painting and Drawing with a minor in Art History. From there, he attended the University of Memphis where he earned a Doctorate in Higher Education. Based in North Augusta, South Carolina, Fowler is currently an associate professor of design and computer graphics and serves as the Mary Durban Toole Chair of Art at the University of South Carolina in Aiken. His paintings are in a number of public and private collections nationally, and he actively exhibits in regional and national shows.

Please note: Arbor Huescapes has been rescheduled due to the COVID-19 crisis and will now open in fall 2021. The exhibit is on display daily September 18, 2021 – January 9, 2022, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. inside the Baker Exhibit Center. All works are available for purchase and a portion of sales will be donated to The North Carolina Arboretum Society.

Art Exhibit: A Well Worn Path
Oct 27 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
GREENVILLE CENTER FOR CREATIVE ARTS

Suggs-Zach_A-Well-Worn-Path-18.jpg

by Zach Suggs

Greenville Center for Creative Arts welcomes visitors to view free exhibitions throughout the year in our Main Gallery and Community Gallery. Each gallery space has its own focus, with exhibitions of art by international, national, regional and local artists, as well as young artists, community partners, GCCA studio artists, and GCCA student artists.

GCCA’s Main Gallery & Community Gallery are free and open to the public every Tuesday through Friday from 9AM – 5PM and Saturday from 11AM-3PM. Please click here to read about our COVID-19 safety protocols to prepare for your visit. We look forward to seeing you!

Studio 52: MUSIC THEATRE (In-Person), 3rd-5th Grades
Oct 27 @ 4:15 pm – 5:15 pm
Studio 52/ Flat Rock Playhouse

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Notes: To ensure increased ventilation, this class will be held outside whenever possible. If rain forces the program indoors, all students and staff will be required to wear masks. Thank you for understanding as we work to keep our community safe. Read more about our Covid Safety Guidelines here
Discover the fun and fundamentals of musical theatre technique by integrating acting, singing, and simple choreography in the development of a Broadway repertoire. Students will learn proper vocal technique, storytelling through song, musical theatre-style choreography, and how to work within an ensemble. Apply your skills in an informal showcase for friends and family. With new material every semester, this class can (and should) be taken multiple times.
Instructor: Anna Kimmell & Matthew Glover
*Need-based scholarships are available upon application.
Learn more below about payment plans and multi-student discounts.
Studio 52: MUSIC THEATRE (In-Person), 6th-8th Grades
Oct 27 @ 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm
Studio 52/ Flat Rock Playhouse

Build on the fundamentals of musical theatre technique by integrating acting, singing, and basic choreography in the development of a musical revue. Expand on principles of vocal technique, music theory, knowledge of Broadway repertoire, expression of character through movement, and learn how to elevate performances by making specific and unique choices on stage. Apply your skills in an informal showcase for friends and family. With new material every semester, this class can (and should) be taken multiple times!

Notes: To ensure increased ventilation, this class will be held outside whenever possible. If rain forces the program indoors, all students and staff will be required to wear masks. Thank you for understanding as we work to keep our community safe. Read more about our Covid Safety Guidelines here

 

*Need-based scholarships are available upon application.
Learn more below about payment plans and multi-student discounts.