Upcoming GAC Events

Fall into the GAC

The Fall line up at the E.E. Bass Cultural Arts Center:

H. C. Porter’s Mississippi Exhibit
Friday, August 5 – September 16, 2011Roger D. Malkin Gallery 
H.C. Porter’s original works of art are classified as mixed-media because they incorporate photography, printmaking and painting. H.C. Porter applies her style to document the lives of fellow Mississippians. Artwork will be available for purchase. Exhibit will run until September 16, 2011.
Exhibit sponsored by Oakes Toyota.

Chuck Galey’s Professional Development for Educators
Saturday, August 20, 8:00 am-3:00 pm, O’Bannon High School
As a teaching artist and award winning author/illustrator of children’s books, Chuck’s goal is to inspire students to become life long readers. Chuck Galey has illustrated over 50 books for educational publishers around the country. Mr. Galey will demonstrate how to use an illustrated text to increase childhood literacy by using a variety of teaching methods. Participants will learn how to create hand puppets, will explore reader’s theatre and will create thematic unit boards around a given text. His strategies will have a clear connection to ELA Mississippi State Frameworks. Open to all Pre-K-6 educators, FREE for WSLD and GPSD teachers, $60 for the general public. 0.6 CEU credits are available from Delta State University. Registration required at http://chuck-galey-workshop.eventbrite.com/

Movie Screening Walker Percy: A Documentary Film
Thursday, September 1, 6:30 p.m., Jake and Freda Stein Auditorium
Win Riley, in his film Walker Percy: A Documentary, tells the story of Percy’s life with archival film, excerpts from Percy’s work, and interviews with family, friends and scholars. Join the Greenville Arts Council in Jake and Freda Stein Hall for a night at the movies. Following the documentary will be a personal reflection of Walker Percy’s life given by his nephew, Billy Percy. $10 admission, unlimited popcorn and sodas, other drinks will be available for purchase.

Stephanie Artz’s Professional Development for Educators
Saturday, September 10, 8:00 am-3:00 pm, Melissa Manning Elementary School
Stephanie Artz was a ballet dancer in the Ballet Arts Ensemble in Nashua, New Hampshire from 1979-1984. She offers classes for K-12 in dance, movement, partnering, and authentic movement tied to curriculum in history and mathematics. Ms. Artz will be working with K-6th grade educators to demonstrate a variety of approaches on how to integrate dance and movement into the Mississippi State Frameworks for Math and Social Sciences. Open to all Pre-K-6 educators, FREE for WSLD and GPSD teachers, $60 for the general public. 0.6 CEU credits are available from Delta State University. Registration required at http://stephanie-artz-workshop.eventbrite.com/

Delta Artists Association Gallery Opening
Friday, September 23, 5:00-7:00 pm, Roger D. Malkin Gallery
The Mississippi Delta is an area full of rich artistic talent. In 2000, a group of dedicated visual artists created the Delta Artists Association. In the last 10 years, the DAA has expanded to include more than 90 artists and the GAC hosts an annual juried exhibit of their work each fall. Exhibit will remain in the Roger D. Malkin Gallery until October 28, 2011.

Dr. John Hunt’s Professional Development for Educators
Saturday, September 24, 8:00 am-3:00 pm, Jake and Freda Stein Hall
Dr. Hunt will demonstrate a variety of ways to engage students in science projects. His methods break down step by step how teachers can use small experiments to grab a student’s attention and get them excited for learning. His session makes clear connections to Science Mississippi State Frameworks and provides take away lessons for the teachers to use in their classrooms. Open to all Pre-K-6 educators, FREE for WSLD and GPSD teachers, $60 for the general public. 0.6 CEU credits are available from Delta State University. Registration required at http://john-hunt-workshop.eventbrite.com/

Peter Rabbit
Tuesday, October 11, 9:00 am and 11:00 am, Jake and Freda Stein Hall
Bits N’Pieces Puppet Theatre stops by Jake and Freda Stein Hall to tell the child’s story of Peter Rabbit. A teacher’s guide will be available for all interested educators that includes Pre- Performance Discussion Topics, Classroom Activities, Student Worksheets, Teacher’s Worksheets and connections to the Mississippi State Frameworks. Sponsored by Delta Children’s Museum. Reservations required, call (662) 332-2246. $5 Admission.

Brews at Bass Beer Tasting Building Fundraiser
Friday, October 14, Time and Cost TBA, Jake and Freda Stein Hall
Enjoy your evening by tasting different beers. A great way to support the Bass Foundation! Be on the lookout for more information.

FRIGHTMARE 2011 at E.E. Bass with Landon Stark
October 20-31, E.E. Bass Cultural Arts Center
This visual thrill of darkness is designed to frighten you out of your seats. A twisted show that combines horror and panic to create tricks of the mind. If you’re not afraid of the dark already, then prepare to be… Ages 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. $10 per person. Show times: Mon-Thurs 7 pm; Friday 7 pm and 9 pm; Saturday 5 pm, 7 pm, and 9 pm; Sunday 2 pm, 4 pm, and 6 pm; Monday (Halloween) 5 pm, 7 pm, and 9 pm. Oct 20-26 bring your student ID and get 20% off. Contact Landon Stark for more information at lstarkmagic@gmail.com. On October 20 , GAC Members get 10% off their admission tickets and free drinks.

Halloween Carnival
Saturday, October 29, 2:00-4:00 pm, Carousel Pavilion
Celebrate Halloween at the Carousel! Decorate trick-or-treat bags, get your face painted, play Boo and Monster Bowling, Pin the Nose on the Witch, and enjoy spooky snacks! $5 per child or TRICK-OR-TREAT SO OTHERS CAN EAT– bring $2 and 3 canned goods that will be donated to a local food bank. Don’t forget to wear your costume!

Gallery Opening Artistic Utility
Friday, November 4, 5:00-7:00 pm, Roger D. Malkin Gallery
This exhibit will feature the best in functional & decorative contemporary objects, fibers and jewelry. This exhibit will showcase local artists working in wood, clay, fiber, metal, and glass. Exhibit will remain in the Roger D. Malkin Gallery until December 31, 2011. Sponsored by Infinite Concepts, Inc.

Holiday Extravaganza
Saturday, December 10, 2:00-4:00 pm, Carousel Pavilion
The 6th Annual Elmo Bradley Nutcracker Exhibit. Holiday workshops will be offered for children, as well as Carousel rides. Celebrate the holidays with GAC at the E.E. Bass Cultural Arts Center.

Click here to download the full Fall and Winter calendar for the E.E. Bass Cultrual Arts Center.

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