These art exhibitions, performances are coming to CSRA


AIKEN, SC (WRDW / WAGT) – The Etherredge Center for the Fine & Performing Arts welcomes the public for the 2021-2022 Cultural Series.

The season begins September 18 with a performance by the Fabulous Equinox Orchestra.

The fun continues on December 10 when the Swingin ‘Medallions perform to signal the holiday season. As part of the University of South Carolina Aiken’s 60th anniversary celebration, the public has the option of purchasing a ticket for the show only, or they can purchase a dinner and dance ticket and enjoy a catered meal and cash bar at the UofSC Aiken convening center. .

Then on February 7, the American Ballet Theater Studio Company will perform.

On February 19, the Etherredge Center and its partners at the Center for African American History, Art, and Culture will present Mike Wiley’s solo show, “Dar He: The Story of Emmett Till”. Prior to the evening’s performance, there was an educational outreach at CAHAAC at 11 a.m.

Finally, on April 29, Branford Marsalis makes his long-awaited appearance on the Etherredge Center stage with the Branford Marsalis and Joey Calderazzo Duo.

To order season tickets or individual shows, call the Etherredge Center box office at 803-641-3305 or order online at

Wind ensemble will present ‘Survival, Loss, and Healing’

AIKEN, SC – The Aiken Wind Ensemble from the University of South Carolina will present “Survival, Loss, and Healing” on September 30 at 7:30 p.m. at the Etherredge Center for the Fine and Performing Arts.

The concert features guest soloist Dr. Keely Rhodes, mezzo-soprano and vocal studies coordinator of UofSC Aiken, as well as works by Roger Zare, JS Bach, Hugh M. Stuart, Derek Bourgeois, Morton Feldman , Lee Hartman and Steven Bryant.

Rhodes will perform music by Morton Feldman and Lee Hartman with UofSC Aiken students.

General admission is $ 10.

Admission is free for faculty, staff and students of UofSC Aiken with a university ID card.

This is an ICE event for UofSC Aiken students.

‘The Nutcracker’ arrives at Columbia County Performing Arts Center

EVANS, GA – The Augusta Ballet presents its complete “The Nutcracker” at the new Columbia County Performing Arts Center.

Augusta Ballet, the performance company of Columbia County Ballet, will perform at 7 p.m. on December 10. A special presentation will be offered to schools that morning.

The ballet has scheduled auditions for September 18 at its Martinez studios.

This is a new community approach that will give young dancers and actors the opportunity to join this holiday favorite on stage with the show company.

Tickets go on sale September 8 at 10 a.m. at

Exhibits Bring Menagerie and SRS Photos to Aiken Art Gallery

AIKEN, SC – From September 9 to October 15, the Aiken Arts Center will be filled with a mix of colorful characters that will spark the imagination and entertain audiences of all ages.

“Bird Bear Frog Dog” presents the artwork of Colombian artist Marius Valdes, based on the characters. Created with playful simplicity, these adorable animals come out of the canvas and invite the viewer into an imaginary universe. Digital illustrations from Valdes’ new children’s book, “Bird Break”, will also be featured.

The goal of “Bird Break” is to open a dialogue between children and their parents or teachers on introversion.

Jeff Coughlin’s “Sunrise at Phinizy Swamp” is part of the SRS employee exhibit.(WRDW)

“Snap SRS,” a photo exhibit of employees at the Savannah River site, will also be open at the Brooks Gallery center and on display until October 15.

All site staff had the opportunity to submit original artwork and this summer, 330 entries were submitted. Submissions were reviewed anonymously and 36 images were selected for display in prominent SRS locations after being exhibited in the Brooks Gallery.

The opening reception for both exhibitions will take place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on September 9. It is free and open to the public.

For more information, call the Aiken Arts Center at 803-641-9094 or visit

New exhibition at the Morris Museum of Art

AUGUSTA, Georgia – Master of atmosphere, ambiance and light, acclaimed Charleston artist Linda Fantuzzo is represented by over 20 paintings from her most recent work in a new exhibition, “Linda Fantuzzo: Penumbra “.

It will be on display at the Morris Museum of Art from September 25 to December 12.

"Millay gate" by Linda Fantuzzo
“Millay’s Gate” by Linda Fantuzzo(WRDW)

The landscape and interior paintings and drawings in this exhibition are rendered with calm, abstract simplicity. The inclusion of stairs, ladders, windows and doors suggests an invisible but palpable human presence. The title Penumbra, a term meaning “a space of partial enlightenment,” refers to transitions of light. In these works, Fantuzzo connects the literal transitions of light with the metaphorical transitions and the impermanence of human experience.

Originally from Endicott, NY, Fantuzzo began painting at the age of 12. She studied painting and graphic design at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia from 1968 to 1973 before moving to Charleston, where she established a studio in 1974. There was already an established artist, and his wife, journalist Barbara S. Williams.

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