The School of the Arts Schedule

Whether in the visual art gallery, the dance theatre, the concert hall, the recital hall, or the flexible theatre, a rich and diverse arts season awaits you. The Arts Ablaze contains the schedule for the year and comments from each of the arts department chairs. Looking for a past edition of an ArtsAblaze? Check our archives.

Any changes made from the original printing of the Arts Ablaze will be highlighted in red font below.

For further details or reservations call the appropriate department sponsoring the events or performance:

Creative Writing
rsmith@belhaven.edu
601-968-8996
Dance
dance@belhaven.edu
601-965-1400
Music
music@belhaven.edu
601-974-6494
Theatre
boxoffice@belhaven.edu
601-965-7026
Visual Arts
visualarts@belhaven.edu
601-965-1400

Belhaven Arts Ablaze Spring 2020

FEBRUARY 1-17
GRAPHIC DESIGN DEPARTMENT STUDENT SHOW
BITSY IRBY VISUAL ARTS AND DANCE CENTER, ART GALLERY

FEBRUARY 13-15, 19-22
THE WOMEN OF LOCKERBIE
BY DEBORAH BREVOORT
THURSDAY–SATURDAY, WEDNESDAY–SATURDAY, 7:30 PM
SATURDAY MATINEES, 2 PM
BLACKBOX THEATRE

FEBRUARY 14–15
DANCE MINISTRY ENSEMBLE
FRIDAY–SATURDAY, 7:00 PM
BITSY IRBY VISUAL ARTS AND DANCE CENTER STUDIO THEATRE
DAN FREDERICKS PERFORMANCE DANCE STUDIO

FEBRUARY 19–20
SENIOR DANCE RESEARCH PRESENTATIONS
WEDNESDAY–THURSDAY, 7:00 PM
BITSY IRBY VISUAL ARTS AND DANCE CENTER STUDIO THEATRE
DAN FREDERICKS PERFORMANCE DANCE STUDIO 

FEBRUARY 22–MARCH 25
JACOB ROWAN GRADUATE EXHIBITION
SATURDAY–WEDNESDAY
A solo exhibition featuring work produced during graduate study. Rowan received his Master of Fine Arts from the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA).

FEBRUARY 28–29
SENIOR DANCE CONCERT
FRIDAY & SATURDAY, 7:00 PM
BITSY IRBY VISUAL ARTS AND DANCE CENTER STUDIO THEATRE
Senior dance majors present an evening of original choreography and performance, created at the intersection of scholarship and practice. This event is sponsored by DOXA.General Admission, $10, Seniors/Students $5. Complimentary admission for Belhaven Faculty/Staff/Students and immediate families. Doors open at 6:30pm.

MARCH 2–29
SENIOR ART EXHIBITION
BITSY IRBY VISUAL ARTS AND DANCE CENTER, ART GALLERY
OPENING RECEPTION SATURDAY, MARCH 2, 2:00–4:00 PM

MARCH 16
READING: Adam Vines, Poet
VISITNG WRITER SERIES
MONDAY, 5:30–6:30 PM, STUDENT CENTER THEATER
Adam Vines is editor of Birmingham Poetry Review and author of two books of poetry, The Coal Life (2012) and Out of Speech (2018). He also co-authored a book of poems (According to Discretion, 2015) with Allen Jih. Vines graduated with his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in English from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and received his MFA from the University of Florida. He is now an assistant professor at UAB, where he teaches poetry writing workshops. Vines has published work in Kenyon Review, Southwest Review, Poetry, and many other journals. He was named the Tennessee Williams Scholar at the 2008 Sewanee Writers’ Conference and was awarded the William Alexander II & Lisa Percy Fellowship at the Rivendell Writers’ Colony in 2017.
Complimentary admission. Open to the public.

MARCH 28
COLLABORATIVE ARTS CONCERT
SATURDAY, 7:00 PM
BITSY IRBY VISUAL ARTS AND DANCE CENTER STUDIO THEATRE
DAN FREDERICKS PERFORMANCE DANCE STUDIO

APRIL TBA
READING: THE BEST OF BELHAVEN’S WRITERS
STUDENT WRITER SERIES
TBA, 6:00–7:30 PM, STUDENT CENTER, THEATER

April 14, 2019
CHORAL ARTS CONCERT
Tuesday, 7:30 PM, CONCERT HALL

APRIL TBA
MSO COMPOSERS FORUM: ORCHESTRAL READINGS
TUESDAY, 5:30 PM
TRUSTMARK GRAND HALL, MISSISSIPPI MUSEUM OF ART

APRIL 2-4, 8-9, 16–18
THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE
MUSIC BY ARTHUR SULLIVAN; BOOK & LYRICS BY W. S. GILBERT; DIRECTED BY JOSEPH FROST
THURSDAY–SATURDAY, WEDNESDAY–THURSDAY, THURSDAY-SATURDAY, 7:30 PM
SATURDAY MATINEES, 2 PM
BLACKBOX THEATRE

APRIL 3
STRINGS & ORCHESTRA CONCERT
FRIDAY, 7:30 PM, CONCERT HALL

APRIL 4
ALL-STATE STRINGS CONCERT
SATURDAY, 3 PM, CONCERT HALL

APRIL 4–MAY 9
STUDENT INVITATIONAL ART EXHIBITION
BITSY IRBY VISUAL ARTS AND DANCE CENTER, ART GALLERY
OPENING RECEPTION SATURDAY, APRIL 4, 2:00–4:00 PM

APRIL 9
INSTRUMENTAL ARTS CONCERT
THURSDAY, 7:30 PM, CONCERT HALL

APRIL 16
READING: THE BEST OF BELHAVEN’S WRITERS
STUDENT WRITER SERIES
Thursday, 6:00–7:30 PM, STUDENT CENTER, THEATER
Students currently enrolled in the BFA Program in Creative Writing at Belhaven University will read from their work. Representing many states and several countries, these students have enrolled at Belhaven because of their gift for writing and devotion to craft. Readings will include fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and scripts for screen and stage. Upon graduation, Belhaven’s Creative Writers will join a group of alumni who have published novels, topped The New York Times bestseller list, won national poetry prizes and Fulbright Scholarships, and secured positions with prestigious presses and institutions of higher education.
Complimentary Admission / Open to the public / Reception to Follow.

APRIL 17–18, 24–25
SPRING DANCE CONCERT
BELHAVEN UNIVERSITY DANCE ENSEMBLE
FRIDAY–SATURDAY, 7:00 PM
BITSY IRBY VISUAL ARTS AND DANCE CENTER
DAN FREDERICKS PERFORMANCE DANCE STUDIO

APRIL 21
STUDENT COMPOSERS CONCERT XXIII
TUESDAY, 7:30 PM, CONCERT HALL

APRIL 25
BEST OF BELHAVEN III
Saturday, 7:30 PM, CONCERT HALL

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