David Sedaris’ Santaland Diaries comes to the WCU Bardo Arts Center

The Western Carolina University College of Fine and Performing Arts, the WCU School of Stage and Screen, and the WCU Bardo Arts Center presents The Santaland Diaries by NPR comic genius David Sedaris December 7-9 in the Bardo Arts Center Studio Theatre with a pre-show reception beginning at 6:30 p.m. Each production includes a pre-show reception with hors d’oeuvres, two free drinks, and a special “parents night out” opportunity. More details below.

This outrageous holiday comedy is based on David Sedaris’ beloved humorous and autobiographical essays, The Santaland Diaries, which have been adapted for the stage by Joe Mantello. The play stars Crumpet, a rebel without a “Clause” who recounts the true-life tale of an out-of-work writer’s stint at a Macy’s Department Store, working in Santaland for the holiday season, as a reluctant, but relentlessly cheerful, elf. “Crumpet”shares his observations from one chaotic December in Santaland featuring aggressive parents and drunken Santas, to flirtatious actors, poor hygiene, and the racially charged hazards of being a “Pointer Elf.” Enjoy this wry and witty look at the combination of retail nightmare and theatrical spectacle that is the holiday season, a sharp, narrowly observed dark comedy.

This perfect holiday treat for grownups stars local actor Colin Wasmund and features student actors Ryan Albinus, Callista Brown, and Helen Miller. Tickets are $30 each and include a pre-show reception with hors d’oeuvres and two free drinks. Also available each night of the performance is our “Parents Night Out” opportunity – bring your children to the performance and drop them off with the WCU School of Art and Design’s Art Education Club for an evening of holiday themed art (marble/stamped wrapping paper, wreaths, reindeer head busts) and tasty treats! This opportunity is only $15 per student and is available for up to 40 students per evening.

The production runs from December 7-9, with a pre-show reception beginning at 6:30 p.m in the Bardo Arts Center Star Atrium and the performance at 7:30 p.m. in the Bardo Arts Center Studio Theatre. For tickets and further information please visit arts.wcu.edu/santaland, visit the Bardo Arts Center box office, or call Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. or Thursday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Bardo Arts Center is located at 199 Centennial Drive, Cullowhee, NC 28723.

 

WCU Fine Art Museum

WCU Collects: Recent Acquisitions

Exhibition: October 2, 2017 – January 26, 2018

This WCU Collects exhibition showcases a selection of artworks recently given tothe Museum and includes a number of artists not previously represented in the collection. The WCU Fine Art Museum stewards a collection of more than 1,500 art objects in all media—from painting and printmaking to book arts, sculpture, ceramics, and contemporary craft. As the museum continues to research and interpret the collection, purchases and gifts expand and strengthen its holdings. New acquisitions find their way into the collection through a variety of routes and particularly through the generosity of donors.

All WCU Fine Art Museum exhibitions and receptions are free and open to the public.

For more information please contact the WCU Fine Art Museum

http://www.wcu.edu/bardo-arts-center/fine-art-museum/index.aspx

RAPG GRANTS

DEADLINE IS FRIDAY OCT 6TH

Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Jackson and Macon Counties

 to Offer Grants to Regional Artists

Waynesville, N.C., September 29, 2017 – The Haywood County Arts Council is now accepting applications for North Carolina Arts Council Regional Artists Project Grants (RAPG) through October 6, 2017. The grants will fund artists in Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Jackson and Macon counties at any phase of their professional development. Grants may cover equipment purchases, professional development training, marketing, and more. Projects must occur between December 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018. The deadline for applications is Oct. 6.  Grantees will be notified by Oct. 31. For application information, visit www.haywoodarts.org/regional-artist-project-grant. In the west, grant awards to artists generally range from $500 to $1,200 and follow a competitive application and review process.

The Haywood County Arts Council is supported in part by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources. The Regional Artists Project program is managed through a partnership with the North Carolina Arts Council and local arts organizations throughout western North Carolina working as a consortium. Consortium partners include the Art League of Highlands-Cashiers & the Greater Plateau, Cherokee County Arts Council, Clay County Historical & Arts Council, Haywood County Arts Council, Jackson County Arts Council,  and the Stecoah Valley Arts, Crafts & Educational Center, Inc. Since 1985, the North Carolina Arts Council has provided funds for the Regional Artists Project program to support professional artists. The regional consortium of western North Carolina arts partners matches the N.C. Arts Council to create a pool of funds for the artists.

For more information, contact Lindsey Solomon, RAPG program administrator at 828-452-0593 or info@haywoodarts.org.

Regional Artist Project Grants – Deadline October 6. 2017

2017-18 REGIONAL ARTIST PROJECT GRANTS INFORMATION

DEADLINE OCTOBER 6,2017

Regional Artists Project Grants

This Regional Artist Project grant (RAPG) is funded by the Art League of Highlands-Cashiers & the Greater Plateau, Cherokee County Arts Council, Clay County Historical & Arts Council, Haywood County Arts Council, Jackson County Arts Council,  and the Stecoah Valley Arts, Crafts & Educational Center, Inc., with matching dollars from the North Carolina Arts Council.

Grants in this consortium are available to artists in Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Jackson, and Macon counties. Both individual artists and small, unincorporated groups of collaborating artists (i.e., guitar duo, jazz quartet, bluegrass band) are eligible. An artist must have residence in the region for at least one year to be eligible. Previous RAPG recipients must wait two years before being eligible to reapply. Projects must take place between December 2017 and June 2018.

To apply for funding, fill out the following application and return to the Haywood County Arts Council at 86 N. Main Street, Waynesville, NC. Mailed applications should be sent to Haywood County Arts Council, P.O. Box 306, Waynesville, NC 28786. The deadline for submissions is October 6, 2017. If you have questions, email director@haywoodarts.org.

NC-RAPG-Grant-Application-2017-18 PDF

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