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AUGUST 2019

Florida School of the Arts announces 2019-20 season

FloArts dancers

Florida School of the Arts, located on the Palatka campus of St. Johns River State College, announces a variety of performing and visual arts events to enlighten and entertain with its 2019-20 season.

The visual arts exhibitions open with “Idioms,” featuring photography by Rebecca Sexton Larson on September 12 at 7:00 p.m. Additional exhibits also include “The Road Well Traveled: Celebrating the Art & History of Florida’s Highwaymen.”

Opening the performing arts season on October 3 is “Silent Sky,” the true story of 19th century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt exploring a woman’s place in science and society during a time of immense discovery.

2019-20 Performing Arts Events:

October 3 - 6 – “Silent Sky” by Lauren Gunderson.

October 24 - 27 – The Musical Theatre Project: “Broadway Inside Out” - A fun evening of gender-breaking performances of classic musical theatre literature in an intimate setting.

November 22 - 24 – Dance Choreography Gala

December 8 – Musical Theatre Vocal Company Concert

December 12 - 13 – Final Scene Performances

February 20 - 23 – “Company.” A musical comedy about the issues, struggles and confusion created by dating, commitment and marriage in modern day America. Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by George Furth.

April 16 - 19 – An Evening of Dance

April 24-25 – Film Festival. FloArts students experience storytelling from a different perspective, developing and producing original narrative stories on digital video. Come join in a new adventure!

April 26 – Musical Theatre Vocal Company Concert

April 30 – May 1 – Final Scene Performances

June 18 - 21 – “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” by William Shakespeare. Perhaps the most beloved comedy of all time.

June 24 – Final Scene Performances

2019-20 Visual Arts Season:

September 12 at 7:00 p.m. – Gallery Opening - “Idioms.” Photography by Rebecca Sexton Larson.

October 17 at 7:00 p.m. – Gallery Opening - “The Road Well Traveled: Celebrating the Art & History of Florida’s Highwaymen”

November 29 - January 10 – Gallery Opening - Juried Student Exhibition

January 23 at 7:00 p.m. – “Collective Ground: Breaking Illusion.” Paintings by Logan Marconi, Benjamin Ingle and Charles Hedrick.

March 5 at 7:00 p.m. – Gallery Opening - “Cuban Art Today.” Mixed media, varied media.

April 23 at 7:00 p.m. – Gallery Opening - Graduate Exhibition

May 28 at 7:00 p.m. – Gallery Opening - Graduate Exhibition

Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and during main stage performances.

Florida School of the Arts is part of the academic and administrative structure of St. Johns River State College and awards the two-year associate degree. It is located on the SJR State Palatka campus. Admission is based on audition and portfolio review.

For more information, call 386-312-4300 or visit the website at floarts.org.




PHOTO CAPTION:
Florida School of the Arts announces its 2019-20 season that includes something for everyone – from one of the most beloved comedies of all time to the annual dance performances.


 

 

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Susan Kessler
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(386) 312-4020