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Derryberry art

Gallery to host painting exhibition by Virginia Derryberry

The Durbin Gallery at Birmingham-Southern College will host Asheville, N.C.-based painter Virginia Derryberry's "Private Domain" exhibition for much of November. Read more at News@BSC.

Opening reception: Nov. 4 from 6-8 p.m. in the gallery Exhibition dates: Nov. 4-23, 2016

Birmingham-Southern has many gatec ways for you to experience the cultural life of the campus, including its enriching visual and performing arts program. The college hosts art exhibitions, musical concerts, and theatre productions throughout the year.

Check out the balance of our 2016-17 season of events in the first issue of Gloria, our new magazine for the visual and performing arts at BSC.

Concomitant Art Exhibition
Sept. 30-Oct. 27
Durbin Gallery hours: M-F from 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
BSC Professor of Art Jim Neel ‘s sculpture installation is a powerful exploration of not just the tragedy in Syria and the children living in war, but also how violence impacts children--and all of us--from the Sandy Hook massacre to the natural disasters that end with tiny bodies being pulled from rubble.

Visiting Scholar Lecture
Oct. 27 at 11 a.m.
Norton Theatre
Dr. David Areford, associate professor of art history at the university of Massachusetts in Boston, will explore the printmaking of American artist Sol LeWitt, a pioneer of minimalism and conceptual art, from the curator of a major upcoming exhibition on the topic. Areford’s topic is “The Strict Beauty of Sol LeWitt."

Fiddler on the Roof
Continuing Oct. 27-29 at 7:30 p.m.
The beloved musical theatre classic follows the life of a poor dairy farmer in the fictitious village of Anatevka in 1905. With the help of a colorful and tight-knit Jewish community, Tevye tries to protect his five daughters and instill them with traditional values in the face of changing social mores and the growing anti-Semitism of Czarist Russia. Tickets are $20; student tickets are $10 regardless of school and BSC employees may purchase student tickets.

Organ Spooktacular
Oct. 31 at 9 p.m.
Hill Recital Hall
What would Halloween be without the annual ritual of “organists behaving badly”?! Come out and listen to BSC students, faculty, and alumni performers--all in costume--playing hauntingly beautiful music. Coordinated by Dr. Leon Couch III, this event has become a campus favorite. Wear your costume!

Biology Guest Speaker Series
Nov. 1 at 11a.m.
Norton Theatre
Dr. Daniel L. Smith, Jr., assistant professor of UAB Nutrition Sciences, will talk about “Genetic Complexity of Cellular Aging: A Systems Biology Approach.”

Biology Guest Speaker Series
Nov. 3 at 11 a.m.
Norton Theatre
Dr. Colin Martin, assistant professor and surgical director of UAB/Children’s of Alabama Center for Advance Intestinal Rehabilitation, will discuss “Academic Pediatric Surgery.”

Provost’s Forum
Nov. 15 at 11 a.m.
College Theatre/Underground
BSC Professor of Theatre Dr. Alan Litsey; the show’s student director, Meryem Tunager; and company members will present, “Emotional Creature: The Secret Life of Girls Around the World.”

Emotional Creature
Nov. 17, 18, and 19 at 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 20 at 2:30 p.m.
Eve Ensler, the writer of the Vagina Monologues, gives voice to a bold new generation with a cast of six powerful young female actors. You'll laugh, cry, and dance with them as they share the heartbreak and thrills of being a girl. Tickets are $15; student tickets are $10 regardless of school and BSC employees may purchase student tickets.

Symphonic Band Prism Concert
Nov. 21 at 7:30 p.m.
Hill Recital Hall
BSC’s Jazz and Symphonic Bands, led by director of bands Ginger Zingara, will present their fall concert featuring a range of music from cool and swing jazz to patriotic classics, and will include a musical kick-off to the holiday season. Special guests will bring the musical presentation to life.

Thanksgiving break
Nov. 23-27

*All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.