Swain Co. Center for the Arts

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 April 2014

ART EXHIBIT: More than a 90 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, scratchboard, and mixed media; paintings in watercolor, acrylic, oil, tempera, markers and mixed media; ceramic pottery, weaving, basket weaving, linoleum prints, product design.

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

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April 14 (Monday) School Assemblies: Bright Star Touring Theatre of Asheville, NC, will present "Romeo & Juliet." Two actors perform several roles each in this most beloved work in the English language by William Shakespeare. The Bard’s original text has been condensed into an accessible and inventive production. The two star-crossed lovers, Mercutio, Benvolio, the Prince, and the warring families take this vibrant work of literature off the page and onto the stage, just as it was intended. There are seats available to the community at the 10:40 am show. Anyone who wishes to attend the performance should call 488-7843 in advance to reserve seats.

       9:20 am to 10:20 am—SCHS Assembly, grades 10-12.

       10:40 am to 11:40 am—SCHS Assembly, grade 9.

       1:00 pm to 2:00 pm—SCMS Assembly, grades 6-8.

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April 15 (Tuesday) School Assembly— Bright Star Touring Theatre of Asheville, NC, will present "Jack’s Adventure in American History." Join Jack as he crams for his upcoming test. When his history book magically bursts, Jack meets some of the most exciting people in our nation’s history! George Washington, Betsy Ross, Henry Ford and Neil Armstrong are just some of the 22 characters that come to life in this high energy adventure. Audience volunteers help write the Constitution, work on Ford’s assembly line and even demand the right to vote!

      10:15 am to 11:15 am—Grades 3-5 East & West Elementary.

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April 17 (Thursday) School Assemblies—Silver Trout Arts, Smart Arts for Cool Kids will present a special Cultural Arts Program that includes storytelling, poetry, puppetry and music. Silver Trout Arts is a fresh collaboration of two highly respected teaching artists whose concerts and residency work blend the diversity of four art forms together with beautifully played original music on seven different instruments. Susana and Timmy Abell will demonstrate the many ways to share a story—write it, show it, sing it, tell it… For a study guide and other resource material, go to www.silvertrout.org. There are seats available to the community. Anyone who wishes to attend the performance should call 488-7843 in advance to reserve seats.

        10:00 am to 11:00 am—Bright Adventures Pre-K, Auditorium. 

        12:30 pm to 1:30 pm—Grades K-2, East & West Elementary.

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April 19 (Saturday) Swain County Democratic Convention. Coordinated by Ginger Gaither. Local and state candidates will speak. Kay Hagin may attend.

        10:00 am to 11:30 am in the Auditorium.

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April 25 & 26 (Fri. & Sat.) IMPACT 2014 –This FREE 3-day outreach event is for youth and the young at heart!  Christian Recording Artist Cadence, and Christian Illusionist Danny Ray will be featured along the drama team led by Maggie Jennings. This event is FREE, so get there early for the best seats! Doors open 30 minutes prior. You can go to http://www.impactswaincounty.com/ or call 828-348-9552 for more information. Sponsored by Impact Swain County, a non-profit community outreach.

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

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April 27 (Sunday) IMPACT 2014 –This FREE 3-day outreach event is for youth and the young at heart! Christian Recording Artist Cadence, and Christian Illusionist Danny Ray will be featured along the drama team led by Maggie Jennings. This event is FREE, so get there early for the best seats! Doors open 30 minutes prior. You can go to http://www.impactswaincounty.com/ or call 828-348-9552 for more information. Sponsored by Impact Swain County, a non-profit community outreach.

       6:00 pm to 8:30 pm in the Auditorium.

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April 29 (Tuesday) SCMS Musical, "The Pirates," directed by Rachael Lewis.  Admission: $5

      6:00 pm to 7:00 pm 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 May: Community Health Event on May 3, 8:00 am to 3:00 pm; Art League of the Smokies--Acrylic Painting Workshop by Mark Menendez on May 6 (requires advance registration and small fee); Letterland on May 16; SCHS Spring Band Concert and SCHS Art Exhibit on May 20 at 7:00 pm; SCHS & SCMS Spring Band Concert & Awards Ceremony on May 23 at 6:30 pm; Bright Adventures Pre-K End of Year Celebration & Awards on May 27 at 12:00 pm; SCHS Spring Chorus Night on May 29 at 7:00 pm; Afterschool Arts Enrichment Guitar & Dance Recital on May 30 at 6:00 pm.

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