You’re invited to arts and music events at PC
One of the best parts about having a college in your backyard is being able to attend arts and music events throughout the year -- often for free.
The school year is about to start back up at PC, and there are plenty of events for you to see. From August to December, you can take in concerts, look at artwork, and watch independent films on the PC campus.
Take in Concerts
Christmas at PC has been as much a part of Clinton over the past 20 years as the Christmas tree that goes up downtown and the decorations on the light poles. The tradition continues this year. Mark your calendars for December 7 and 8 for this year’s performance.
But you don’t have to wait until Christmas is in the air to hear great performances. Belk Auditorium (BA) and Edmunds Hall (EH) on the PC campus are the places to be for concerts and recitals beginning in September. The PC Choir and other ensembles perform throughout the year. And professors and students sing and play instruments ranging from the piano to the cello on most Fridays at 1:30 and other specified times:
13 MHP faculty performances 1:30pm EH
24 Dr. Richard Thomas faculty cello recital 7:30pm EH
26 Dr. Tish Oney & Quartet 7:30pm EH
8 Dr. Ron Davis faculty organ recital 7:30pm BA
22 Performance Series: The Ethel Quartet 7:30pm EH
31 Hallowinds Concert, The PC Wind Ensemble’s annual event 6:00pm BA
4 Dr. James Buckland faculty guitar recital 7:30pm EH
7 Dr. Karen Buckland faculty piano recital 7:30pm EH
12 PC Orchestra fall concert 7:30pm EH
14 Hugo Vera, voice 7:30pm EH
19 Chamber Ensemble recital 7:30pm EH
22 Rebekah Martin & Katelyn Shiley, senior voice recital 7:30pm EH
7 Christmas at PC 7:00pm BA
8 Christmas at PC 3:00pm BA
13 Laurens County Academy of Music recital 6:00pm EH
14 Laurens County Academy of Music recital 3:00pm EH
Check out Artwork
If you think that looking at artwork is boring, think again. From September 5 to November 23, you’re invited to the Harper Center Gallery for the Arts on the PC campus for an exhibit called “Zinesters.”
“Zines” are independent comic books, photography booklets, pamphlets, stickers, and other publications that use cartoon drawings. During the exhibit, you can see artwork from eleven different “Zinesters,” ’zine enthusiasts who are bringing back the comic book artform.
The Harper Center Gallery for the Arts is open Wednesdays and Thursdays from 12 to 5, except on the holidays. You can meet the artists themselves at a reception that opens the exhibit on September 5 from 5 to 7. There is also a workshop on Thursday, September 26 from 12 to 5.
Watch Independent Films
Speaking of indie artwork, PC is hosting six independent films over the course of the year. The first will be shown in September, and the last will be shown in April.
“This season’s films and filmmakers represent the voices and conversations occurring throughout our region and nation,” said Teresa Hollingsworth, the program’s director. “They resonate with audiences and lead to impactful, sometimes challenging discussions of topics relevant to their communities.”
The films are part of the Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers.
And you can do more than watch these films: You can discuss them with the filmmakers who will also be on the PC campus. Check out presby.edu/events for the films that will be shown this year as well as the other arts and music events available to you this coming year.
About PC: Presbyterian College is between Columbia and Greenville, in the college town of Clinton, S.C. At PC, we’re noted as much for our challenging academics as we are for our one-of-a-kind mascot: the Blue Hose. Our students are one-of-a-kind too: They bring their own interests and abilities to campus and pursue them with gusto. Students customize their education by choosing from 50-plus majors and pre-professional programs. They’re taught and mentored by a faculty whose #1 priority is their students’ success. Students research, intern, and study abroad. And they get involved on campus, a place defined by honor and ethics. PC prepares students to be fulfilled personally and professionally so they can contribute to today’s global society.