Swain Co. Center for the Arts

Located at Swain County High School

Eugenia (Jenny) Johnson, Director          Phone: 828-488-7843

Click on month of desired calendar under "Calendar of Events" on the right for a full-length PDF downloadable version of each month's calendar of events.

Selected Events for May 2015

ART EXHIBIT: 67 pieces of artwork in a variety of media, techniques and subjects by students of Swain County High School instructed by Dora May will be on exhibit through the end of May. Media include: drawings in graphite, colored pencil, pen & ink and mixed media; paintings in watercolor and acrylic; collage; handmade paper, paper machè, masks, weaving and pottery.

June/July Exhibit: Selections from Permanent Art Collection that includes a variety of media, subjects, techniques and styles.

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May 1 (Friday) School Assemblies & Interactive Workshops—The International SAVE A LIFE TOUR by Education Systems Support, Inc, a division of the Kramer Entertainment Agency. The Save A Life Tour is a comprehensive high impact safe driving awareness program that informs, educates, and demonstrates the potentially deadly consequences resulting from poor choices and decisions made by the operator of a motor vehicle. The program specifically places emphasis on the following driving situations: Distracted Driving, Impaired Driving, Driver Experience, Improper Driver Behavior and Seatbelt Usage. The Save A Life Tour utilizes several methods for educating including: video presentation, speaking presentation, interactive demonstration with simulators, pre and post surveys and take-a-ways including a pledge card and a wristband. This program is partly funded by Homeland Security.

8:15 am to 9:10 am--Video/Speaking Presentation, SCHS 10, 11 & 12.

9:20 am to 10:10 am—Video/Speaking Presentation, SCHS grade 9.

TBA--4 workshops for Juniors and Seniors with interactive

demonstration with simulators.

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May 7 & 8 (Thurs. & Fri.) Musical Revue—"100 Years of Broadway," presented by SCHS Vocal Ensemble directed by Rachel Kolodski and SCHS Band directed by Karen Williams. Backdrops painted by Dora May’s SCHS art students. This production involves more than 100 SCHS students and numerous community volunteers. Admission: $10 for adults and $5 for children, students and seniors. Swain School Employees are Free.

     7:00 pm to 8:30 pm in the Auditorium.

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May 10 (Sunday) Musical Revue—"100 Years of Broadway," presented by SCHS Vocal Ensemble directed by Rachel Kolodski and SCHS Band directed by Karen Williams. Backdrops painted by Dora May’s SCHS art students. This production involves more than 100 SCHS students and numerous community volunteers. Admission: $10 for adults and $5 for children, students and seniors. Swain School Employees are Free. Mom’s get in Free today for Mother’s Day Special.

     3:00 pm to 4:30 pm in the Auditorium.

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May 12 (Tuesday) SCHS Speechless Literary NightReadings from student poems and prose.  Coordinated by Johnathan Duncan and Erwin Zwick. Admission is FREE.

     6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the Auditorium.

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May 14 (Thursday) SCHS Spring Band Concert under the direction of Karen Williams. Artwork by SCHS students in classes taught by Dora May will be featured in the student exhibit and slide show. There will be a reception in the lobby following the concert and slide show. The public is invited to attend free of charge.

     6:30 pm to 7:45 pm—Concert in the Auditorium.

     7:45 pm to 8:30 pm—Reception in the Lobby.

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May 15 (Friday) Showcase of Artists Celebrating Dance, Guitar and Visual Arts. Swain County Schools Arts Enrichment After School Program. Admission: $2.

     6:00 pm to 8:00 pm—Program in the Auditorium.

     8:00 pm to 8:30 pm—Reception in the Lobby.

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May 19 & 21 (Tues. & Thurs.) SCMS Musical, "Into the Woods Jr." by James Lapine & Stephen Sondheim, directed by Rachael Lewis & Rachel Kolodski. Admission is $5. Swain County School Staff is FREE. Children age six and under are FREE.

     7:00 pm to 9:00 pm in the Auditorium.

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May 26 (Tuesday) West Elementary Kindergarten Graduation. Principal James Phillips and the Kindergarten teachers invite everyone to attend free of charge.

     12:00 pm to 1:30 pm--program in the Auditorium.

     1:30 pm to 2:00 pm—reception in lobby.

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May 26 (Tuesday) JROTC Awards Ceremony with Major Monnat & Sergeant Jones. Admission is FREE.

     6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the Auditorium.

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May 27 (Wednesday) Awards Ceremony and End of Year Celebration— Swain County Bright Adventures Pre-K. Susan Sale and the Pre-K teachers invite everyone to attend free of charge.

     12:00 pm to 1:30 pm in the Auditorium.

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May 28 (Thursday) East Elementary Kindergarten Graduation. Principal Tommy Dills and the Kindergarten teachers invite everyone to attend free of charge.

     12:00 pm to 1:30 pm in the Auditorium.

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May 29 (Friday) SCMS and SCHS Spring Band Concert & Awards Ceremony following dinner in the SCHS cafeteria. Bands directed by Karen Williams. The public is invited to attend the concert and awards ceremony free of charge.

     5:00 pm to 6:30 pm—Dinner for band students & families in SCHS Cafeteria.

     6:00 pm to 8:30 pm—Concert & Awards Ceremony in the Auditorium.

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*Click on month of desired calendar under "Calendar of Events" on the right for a PDF downloadable version of this month's calendar.

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Coming in June: Swain Schools End of Year Celebration and Awards Ceremony on June 2 at 9:00 am (breakfast in SCHS cafeteria at 8:00 am); Art League of the Smokies DVD on "Alternative Journals" on June 4 at 6:15 pm; SCHS Senior Slide Show on June 6 at 8:45 am.

Call Jenny Johnson at 488-7843 to reserve the Center for the Arts for your own event or to view exhibits. 

  

Eugenia (Jenny) L. Johnson, Director

Swain County Center for the Arts
1415 Fontana Rd
Bryson City, NC 28713
Phone: 828-488-7843
Fax: 828-488-0523
Email: jjohnson@swainmail.org