Jan. 16-Feb. 23 – “Along the Horizon” : Contemporary Drawing in Tennessee
This exhibition is curated by ETSU Art and Design faculty members, Andrew Ross and Vanessa Mayoraz. This exhibit focuses on drawing as an essential medium for artists presenting pieces from 13 contemporary Tennessee artists at the Reece Museum and Slocumb Galleries. The exhibition will also be highlighted during an artist panel discussion on Feb. 15 at 5:30 p.m. in Ball Hall 127 with a reception to follow in the Reece Museum at 7 p.m.
Feb. 6 – “The Simpsons Meets Malcolm X at a Notorious B.I.G. Concert.”
ETSU welcomes The Mayhem Poets, a group whose goal is to change the face of spoken-word poetry by mixing theater, improv, comedy and hip-hop to take audiences on what “The New York Times” calls “an amazing ride.” This event will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Culp Auditorium.
Feb. 12 – “Liyana”
Movie nights are back with the strong dramas for students to talk and share their thoughts on topics concerning people from around the world. This film follows a young Swazi girl on her heroic trek to rescue her two young brothers in a world ravaged by poverty, alcohol and HIV/AIDS. This event will take place at 7 p.m in the Culp Auditorium.
March 1 – Award-winning A Cappella
March opens with a performance by the five-time Grammy-winning, London-based a cappella group, The Swingles. The ensemble of seven singers, including Greeneville, Tennessee, native and ETSU alumna Sara Davey – boasts a range of repertoire from Bach and Debussy to The Beatles, Simon and Garfunkel and Turkish folk songs. They stroll “relaxedly from one grouping to another, turn to each other while singing, show pleasure in the sounds they are creating, reinventing classics and pop songs that are known to hush the audience to complete rapt silence,” says the “Irish Examiner.” This event will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Seeger Chapel at Milligan College.
April 17 – Parker Quartet
The semester ends harmoniously with a performance from the Parker Quartet featuring ETSU’s own faculty member and Grammy-winner, Dr. Esther Park. “The New York Times” says a Parker Quartet concert is “something extraordinary,” while “The Washington Post” praises the group’s “exceptional virtuosity [and] imaginative interpretation.” This event will take place at 7:30 p.m. at the Munsey Memorial United Methodist Church in downtown Johnson City.