to May 11

"Transform": a Student Visual Art and Photography Showcase


Join the Jessye Norman School of the Arts as we witness and celebrate the accomplishments of our photography and visual arts students. The exhibit begins May 3rd, and it will display the best work of our visual arts students, taught by Mrs. Sala Allen, and our photojournalism students, taught by Ms. Sarah Pacetti.

The opening reception takes place May 3rd, from 5:30-6:30 PM, at which times the students will present their work and answer any questions guests may have. The reception is completely free and open to the public.

The exhibit will last until May 11th, at which time parents will be able to take the art home.

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2:00 PM14:00

Free Contemporary Ballroom Workshop w/ The Ballroom Maestro


This is a free workshop on the movements of contemporary Ballroom dancing. The dance fuses traditional ballroom dance with contemporary music! Anyone who takes this class will feel as if they could now dance to anything. There is no better way to get in shape or have some fun than dancing!

Learn how to ChaCha, Foxtrot, and Rhumba into one beautiful dance!

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to May 12

Spring Showcase: Singin' in the Rain


Join the Jessye Norman School of the Arts for its annual Spring Showcase! This year the students will be performing the broadway classic, Singin' in the Rain. The show has been double casted, and the first show will take place May 11th, at 5:30 PM. The second show will take place May 12th, at 4 PM.

Tickets are live now, so get yours today!

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5:00 PM17:00

YoBAA for the Stiff Skeptic: Absurdly Cute Edition

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Is life leaving you feeling perpetually sLAMBed ? Have you been feeling SHEEPish about trying yoga? Have you HERD all the fuss about the benefits of the class and are ready to go out on a LAMB to try it? 

Find inner FLEECE with Erin Carlisle and Erin Jacobs Dennis during a very special hour of vinyasa flow for all abilities featuring some SHEARly delightful guests provided through a very special partnership with Susannah Johnson of the BellaLuna Sheep & Wool Co.  We have just what Ewe need to dissolve stress and lift your happiness level off the charts. 

We will focus on the mantras "Love WOOL find a way", "whatever WOOL be, WOOL be". 

Still feeling a little RAMbunctious after YoBAA?  Join the FLOCK and HOOF it over to the garden for a free wine tasting included with your session purchase and check out some of Susannah’s collection of fiber products.

All proceeds benefit the programs of the Jessye Norman School of the Arts and space is very limited so reserve your spot today!

Cost: $30 

Date: 4.21.18

Time: 5:00 - 7:00 pm

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12:00 PM12:00

A Free Creative Writing Workshop with Sea Stachura

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Flipping the Fairytale Script: Make Old Stories New to You

Whether you are stuck in your writing practice or only beginning to dabble, making an old story unfamiliar and new is a playful way to learn about storytelling and invigorate your creative process. In this class, you’ll take a fairytale of your choice and re-tell it from the perspective of a secondary character or a completely new one. This age-old activity has resulted in famous works such as Wicked: The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz, Never Never, and A Wolf at The Door. During the two-hour workshop, Sea will offer tips and activities to help you develop your character, establish the story’s point of view, and imagine its new conflict and plot. All you’ll need is yourself, paper and pen. Feel free to have a fairytale in mind. 

Sea Stachura’s brain is a toolbox for all kinds of storytelling, and she loves sharing thse tools. She has over 15 years of experience writing print and radio journalism. Her work has appeared on NPR, Marketplace and locally on GPB. For five years, she taught multimedia storytelling and podcasting at Augusta University. Currently, she’s completing her MFA in fiction at the renowned MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College. 

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