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The Edwards College is thrilled to announce a full lineup of cultural arts events for the Fall 2022 semester. From concerts and lectures to theatrical performances and art exhibits, our programming features superb offerings from accomplished guest artists as well as faculty members and students.
Below, we present our Fall 2022 digital cultural arts calendar in a newly accessible format. It is mobile-friendly and can be viewed full-screen and downloaded. 
We look forward to seeing you on and around the CCU campus this Fall for the sights, sounds, and spirit of Edwards College cultural arts. 
 

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SEPTEMBER EVENTS

Department of Visual Arts
CHARLES CLARY HTC DISTINGUISHED TEACHER-SCHOLAR EXHIBITION

Recipient of CCU’s 2022 HTC Distinguished Teacher-Scholar Award, Clary presents an exhibition of his work. Clary received his B.F.A. in painting with honors from Middle Tennessee State University and his M.F.A. in painting from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Clary teaches both foundational and upper-level courses in the visual arts program and has amassed 189 exhibitions in his career.

Monday, Sept. 5, through Friday, Oct. 7
Artist lecture: Tuesday, Sept. 20, 7 p.m. in Edwards Recital Hall, free and open to the public
The reception prior to the DTSLA Lecture is by invitation only.

Rebecca Randall Bryan Art Gallery
Gallery hours: Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Admission: Free and open to the public 


 Music on the Lawn
MCJ Jazz Band

The MCJ Faculty Jazz Band is an ensemble composed of CCU's Commercial Music and Jazz Faculty members featuring vocalist Shannon Dooley, trumpeter Marissa Terranova, trombonist Chris Connolly, pianist Jesus Fuentes, bassist Emilio Terranova, and drummer Jesse Willis. The group will perform selections from the Great American Songbook, as well as contemporary jazz favorites, and original compositions.

Friday, Sept. 9 at 6 p.m. on Prince Lawn
Free and open to the public. Bring chairs or blankets for seating.


Department of History
PEACE and CONFLICT STUDIES LECTURE and FILM SERIES
THE CONFLICT IN BOSNIA

Christopher Gunn, associate professor and chair in the Department of History, discusses ethnic violence in central and eastern Europe and the conflict in Bosnia-Herzegovina since 1989. Gunn specializes in Cold War history and is currently researching military coups, state terror, and the history of justice in post-conflict societies.

Wednesday, Sept. 7, 4 p.m.
Zoom

For Zoom link, contact Christopher Gunn at cgunn@coastal.edu
Admission: Free and open to the public


Department of Music
SWEET SWEET

South Carolina-based indie folk/Americana duo Jeremy Duham and Kerrine Gifford dubbed themselves Sweet Sweet to describe the fresh, inviting way they blend the rustic roots of his acoustic guitar with the elegance and mood of her cello. The pair will be joined by Stevie Martinez, lecturer in the CCU Department of Music.

Wednesday, Sept. 7, 7:30 p.m.

Edwards Recital Hall, EHFA 152
Admission: $10, with CCU discounts available

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Thomas W. and Robin W. Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts 
STEINWAY PIANO SERIES
ENRICO ELISI 

Steinway artist Enrico Elisi performs a solo piano recital. Elisi is a prizewinning artist who performs regularly at venues throughout the Americas, Europe, and Asia. He has made numerous appearances as a soloist with the Florence Symphony (Italy); Orchestra Classica de Porto (Portugal); and the Bay Atlantic Symphony, Penn State Philharmonic, Greeley Philharmonic, and Williamsport Symphony (USA). He is currently on the piano faculty at the University of Toronto. 

Monday, Sept. 12, 7 p.m. 

Edwards Recital Hall, EHFA 152
Admission: $18, with CCU discounts available

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Department of History
PEACE and CONFLICT STUDIES LECTURE and FILM SERIES
NO MAN’S LAND

Bosnian director Danis Tanovi’s 2002 Academy Award-winning No Man’s Land is darkly comic, questioning, and tragic. Set during the Bosnian war (1992-1995), the film depicts soldiers from opposing sides caught between the lines who are forced to encounter each other as human beings. Anna Oldfield, associate professor in the Department of English, who teaches world literature and film, leads a discussion following the screening. 

Wednesday, Sept. 14, 4 p.m.
Zoom

For Zoom link, contact Anna Oldfield at aoldfield@coastal.edu
Admission: Free and open to the public


Jackson Family Center for Ethics and Values
PHILOSOPHER’S CORNER
WHO SHOULD CHANGE THE WORLD? 

Guest scholar Sahar Heydari Fard, assistant professor in the Department of Philosophy at Ohio State University, presents a lecture using the tools of theory to answer questions about social change: What kind of change is worthy of our moral consideration? Who is responsible for changing the world? How demanding can such a responsibility be?

Thursday, Sept. 15, 4:30 p.m.

EHFA 256
Admission: Free and open to the public


Department of Music
SCHUBERT’S DIE WINTERREISE

Guest artist Gerhard Siegel, award-winning German operatic tenor, performs Franz Schubert’s song cycle Die Winterreise. Siegel’s prolific work as a tenor includes a contract with the Nuremberg Theater from 1999-2006, where he won special acclaim in the title role in Siegfried. Since 2006, Siegel has toured the globe with performances in Berlin, Vienna, London, Tokyo, Zurich, Boston, and New York.

Friday, Sept. 16, 7:30 p.m.

Edwards Recital Hall, EHFA 152
Admission: $18, with CCU discounts available

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Department of History
THE GRIM YEARS: SETTLING SOUTH CAROLINA, 1670-1720

John Navin, professor in CCU’s Department of History, presents a lecture on his book The Grim Years: Settling South Carolina (2019), a graphic account of the state’s tumultuous beginnings when calamity, violence, and ruthless exploitation were commonplace. He will discuss the hardships experienced by people of all ethnicities and stations of life during the first half-century of South Carolina’s existence.

Wednesday, Sept. 21, 4:30 p.m. 

Alford Ballroom, Atheneum Hall Room 105
Admission:Free and open to the public


Department of English
WORDS TO SAY IT WRITERS SERIES
POETRY READING WITH DAN ALBERGOTTI

Dan Albergotti, professor in CCU’s Department of English, will read from Circa MMXX, a new chapbook that examines our current moment of crisis amidst the chaos of our national, geological, and even cosmic past. Albergotti is an award-winning poet and author of The Boatloads (2008), Millennial Teeth (2014), and the chapbook Of Air and Earth (2019).

Thursday, Sept. 22, 5:30 p.m.

Alford Ballroom, Atheneum Hall Room 105
Admission:Free and open to the public


Department of Theatre
RADIUM GIRLS

In the 1920s, Grace Fryer is employed in a New Jersey factory where she applies luminous paint to watch dials. The simple task becomes a dangerous threat to her and the other women’s health when a mysterious disease begins to claim those around her. Inspired by a true story, Radium Girls explores the impact of the media on the truth, the value of time, and the struggle of the marginalized as they fight for their voices to be heard. “A compelling new drama...the playwright lays out the facts with historical accuracy, descriptive simplicity, and graphic candor.” -Variety

Friday, Sept. 23, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 24, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 25, 2 p.m.

Wednesday-Friday, Sept. 28-30, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 2, 2 p.m.

Edwards Theatre, EHFA 117
Admission: $25, with CCU discounts available

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Department of History
PEACE and CONFLICT STUDIES LECTURE and FILM SERIES
KIN AND CARNAGE: 18TH CENTURY CONFLICT ON THE AMERICAN FRONTIER

Kevin Kokomoor, lecturer in the Department of History, presents a talk on the social and cultural connections between Euro-Americans and Native Americans along the 18th century frontier, exploring the ways those connections influenced the French and Indian war. He describes different conceptions of war-making between Native Americans and Euro-American populations and explains concepts such as Native American fictive kin and retributive justice.

Wednesday, Sept. 28, 4 p.m.
Zoom

For Zoom link, contact Kevin Kokomoor at kkokomoor@coastal.edu
Admission:Free and open to the public


Department of Music
CONNECTING THE CHORDS

Andrew Fowler and Dan O’Reilly, both lecturers in CCU’s Department of Music and longtime collaborators, present a concert of new, original songs performed individually and together. Their styles draw from the deep wellspring of American jazz, blues, folk, country, and pop genres.

Thursday, Sept. 29, 7:30 p.m.

Wheelwright Auditorium
Admission: $10, with CCU discounts available

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OCTOBER EVENTS

Department of History
THE WORLD SINCE 1989

This two-day conference analyzes the last 30 years of world history, connects it to the past, and offers insights to what the next decades might look like. CCU faculty and students will address a range of topics, from the Russian invasion of Ukraine and its connection to the post-Cold War era, to sovereignty and the rise of extremist populism, to the plight of refugees and human rights. For more information, contact Chris Gunn at cgunn@coastal.edu.

Monday-Tuesday, Oct. 3-4, 4-7 p.m.

Alford Ballroom, Atheneum Hall Room 105
Admission:Free and open to the public


 

Department of History
PEACE and CONFLICT STUDIES LECTURE and FILM SERIES
THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS

The 1992 Academy Award-winning film 

The Last of the Mohicans is an epic historical drama set in 1757 during the French and Indian War, based on the 1936 film adaptation and the 1826 novel by James Fenimore Cooper. Kevin Kokomoor, lecturer in the Department of History, leads a discussion following the screening focusing on the ways Native Americans fought, how they treated their victims, and the targets of their attacks.

Wednesday, Oct. 5, 4 p.m.
Zoom

For Zoom link, contact Kevin Kokomoor at kkokomoor@coastal.edu
Admission:Free and open to the public


 

Jackson Family Center for Ethics and Values
TEA AND ETHICS PANEL DISCUSSION
THE ETHICS AND MORAL VALUE OF SPORTS

Is the time, energy, and money spent watching and playing sports worth the personal investment? What do sports add to the value of our lives as human beings? In this panel discussion, Julinna Oxley, professor of philosophy and director of the Jackson Center, and Jonathan Trerise, associate professor of philosophy, explore moral issues that arise in sports, such as gender equity and student-athletes as commodities. 

Wednesday, Oct. 12, 4:30 p.m.
EHFA 256
Admission: Free and open to the public


 

Thomas W. and Robin W. Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts
HOMECOMING OPEN HOUSE

The Edwards College celebrates the breadth of its mission and operation with a day full of performances, lectures, demonstrations, discussions, and exhibits. Students, faculty, and community guest artists/professionals lead events throughout campus – many of them interactive – that highlight the range of learning and creative opportunities within the Edwards College. The event concludes with Music on the Lawn. 

Friday, Oct. 14, all day
Throughout the Edwards building and Brittain Hall
Admission: Free and open to the public

 

 

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