Faith, Arts and Culture
Spring 2012 Schedule of Events


FEBRUARY

February 5, 2-4 p.m.
Art Gallery in Derthick Hall

FREE EVENT

Senior Exhibit: Stephen Feryus

I am He, an exhibit by Milligan College senior Stephen Feryus, opens Sunday, February 5, from 2-4 p.m. in the Milligan Art Gallery, located in the lower level of Derthick Hall. It will remain open from February 6-10.

February 9-11, 7:30 p.m
February 12, 2:30 p.m.
Gregory Center

 

Alice in Wonderland

The Milligan College theatre department presents Alice in Wonderland in Milligan’s McGlothlin-Street Theatre in the Gregory Center for the Liberal Arts. All seats are $5. Advance tickets go on sale in the Milligan College Bookstore (open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.) on Friday, January 27. Call 423.461.8733. All major credit cards are accepted.

February 9, 11 a.m.
Seeger Memorial Chapel

FREE EVENT

Chapel: Eric Samuel Timm

He’s part artist, part speaker, and all passion — this is what gives the Rev. Eric Samuel Timm of No One Underground relevance in today’s landscape. Speaking, painting, and performing to thousands each year, he is sought after for his ability to present God’s truth in ways that are attractive to both the church and to people who aren’t in a current relationship with Christ.

February 10
Seeger Memorial Chapel

FREE EVENT

Music Scholarship Auditions

The music department will hold auditions for freshmen or transfer students entering Milligan in fall 2012. Auditions are open to voice and all instruments, and scholarship awards are given for participation in music ensembles regardless of the intended major. For more information or to schedule an audition, call the music office at 423.461.8723.

February 11, 1 p.m.
Seeger Memorial Chapel

FREE EVENT

Valentine's Concert: Songs from the Heart

Milligan College’s choral ensembles will join forces to offer a delightful concert with songs of love and romance in Milligan’s Mary B. Martin Auditorium in Seeger Memorial Chapel. Under the direction of Noah DeLong, Anne Elliott, and Charlotte Anderson, the singers of Milligan’s Concert Choir, Women's Chorale, Heritage and Heard Mentality will serenade you and the ones you love.

February 12, 2- 4 p.m.
Art Gallery in Derthick Hall

FREE EVENT

Photography Exhibit: Daniel Jones

Close to Home, a photography exhibit by Milligan College senior Daniel Jones, will be on display February 13-17, in the Milligan Art Gallery located in the lower level of Derthick Hall. The exhibit is a photographic study of family and childhood in East Tennessee. There will be an opening reception on Sunday, February 12, from 2-4 p.m. in the Art Gallery.

February 18, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Milligan College Campus

 

Eleanore L. Campbell Ladies Conference

Bestselling author and speaker Lysa TerKeurst will provide a day of spiritual renewal and study for women at the annual Eleanore L. Campbell Ladies Conference hosted by Associated Ladies for Milligan (ALM). Registration for the conference is $35 per person before February 1, and $40 after February 1. Student registration is $20, if received by February 1. A box lunch will be provided. Proceeds from the conference benefit student scholarships at Milligan College. To register or learn more, visit www.milligan.edu/ALM or call 423.461.8710.

February 19, 2- 4 p.m.
Art Gallery in Derthick Hall

FREE EVENT

Photography Exhibit: Morgan Simmons

A photography exhibit by Milligan College senior Morgan Simmons will be on display February 20-24, in the Milligan Art Gallery located in the lower level of Derthick Hall. There will be an opening reception on Sunday, Feb. 19, from 2-4 p.m. in the Art Gallery. This senior exhibit includes a variety of black and white medium format work Simmons shot over the past four years at Milligan.

February 23-26, 7:30 p.m.
McMahan Student Center (SUB7)

FREE EVENT

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [revised]

Milligan College theater students will perform a fun journey through Shakespeare’s plays with The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [revised]. This senior project features Daniel Banks, Timothy Laurio, and Matthew Rees. It is stage managed by Danielle Moore and directed by Dr. Dennis Elkins, professor of the practice of theater and humanities at Milligan.

February 26, 2-4 p.m.
Art Gallery in Derthick Hall

FREE EVENT

Photography Exhibit: Emma Rees

Eclectic Emma, a photography exhibit by Milligan College senior Emma Rees, will be on display February 27-March 2, in the Milligan Art Gallery located in the lower level of Derthick Hall. There will be an opening reception on Sunday, February 26, from 2-4 p.m. in the Art Gallery.

February 28, March 1
11 a.m.
Seeger Memorial Chapel

FREE EVENT

Webb Lecture Series: Gary Holloway

Milligan College presents the annual Henry and Emerald Webb Lecture Series featuring Gary Holloway, executive director of the World Convention. The World Convention builds fellowship and understanding among Christian churches, Churches of Christ, and Disciples of Christ congregations throughout the world. Holloway began working as executive director of the World Convention full time in August 2010 after completing his responsibilities as Ijams Professor of Spirituality at Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tenn. He also serves as the minister of Natchez Trace Church of Christ in Nashville.

MARCH

March 12, 7 p.m.
Hyder Auditorium
(Science Building)

FREE EVENT

Faculty Lecture Series: Bert Allen, Joy Drinnon

Join us as Milligan professors Dr. Bert Allen and Dr. Joy Drinnon present “Warmer, Safer, Drier: The Results of Ministry by Appalachia Service Project.” Appalachia Service Project provides life-changing short-term Christian mission trip opportunities, bringing youth, adult and college volunteers into rural Central Appalachia to make homes warmer, safer, and drier for families in need.

March 18, 2-4 p.m.
Art Gallery in Derthick Hall

FREE EVENT

Photography Exhibit: Cara Beth Quisenberry-Brackins

Exposed, a photography exhibit by Milligan College senior Car Beth Quisenberry-Brackins, will be on display March 19-23, in the Milligan Art Gallery, located in the lower level of Derthick Hall. There will be an opening reception on Sunday, March 18, from 2- 4  p.m. in the Art Gallery. The exhibit is an intimate portrayal of the photographer’s life and relationships, as viewed from the outside through portraiture.

March 22-24, 7:30 p.m.
March 25, 2:30 p.m.
Gregory Center
The Quickening

The Quickening, a new play by Deborah DeGeorge Harbin, will have its premiere at Milligan in the McGlothlin-Street Theatre of the Gregory Center for the Liberal Arts. Tickets are $5. Advance tickets go on sale in the Milligan Bookstore on Friday, March 9. All major credit cards accepted. Call 423.461.8733.

March 30, 7:30 p.m.
Seeger Memorial Chapel

FREE EVENT

Music Faculty Joint Recital

The Milligan College music faculty will present a collaborative recital featuring a wide range of chamber ensembles and repertoire such as the Saint-Saens Clarinet Sonata, the Bach Concerto for Two Violins, Hymn of Trust by Amy Beach, and music from the film Ladies in Lavender. Performers will include Tom Crawford, Anne Elliott, Noah DeLong, Kellie Brown, Cheryl Fitzgerald, and Charlotte Anderson.

March 31
Seeger Memorial Chapel

Fiddle Workshop, 4:30 p.m. in Walker Auditorium

Concert and Jam Session following, 7:30 p.m. in Mary B. Martin Auditorium

FREE EVENT

A Celtic Celebration ― Celtic Workshop, Concert, and Jam Session

To kick off the spring concert season, the Milligan College Arts Council is pleased to present A Celtic Celebration. This unique event will feature Scottish fiddling champion Jane MacMorran and the East Tennessee State University Celtic Pride Band. In addition to an evening concert, Jane MacMorran will offer a Celtic fiddling workshop open to the public at 4:30 pm. Following an exciting concert, the public is invited to bring their instruments on stage for an old-fashioned jam session.

APRIL

April 13, 7:30 p.m.
Seeger Memorial Chapel

FREE EVENT

Milligan Orchestra Concert

The Milligan College Orchestra, directed by Dr. Kellie Brown, will conclude its season with a spring concert featuring a variety of works and composers including a Church Sonata for Organ and Strings by Mozart, October by Eric Whitacre, and Holst’s Moorside Suite. The highlight of the evening will be the cleverly written Coffee Cantata by J. S. Bach, the hilarious story of a young girl’s coffee addiction, to rival that of any modern-day Starbucks enthusiast. A full staging of this cantata with singers and orchestra will comprise the second half of the program with a coffee reception to follow. The featured soloists will include Noah DeLong, assistant professor of music, and Milligan students Lauren Holt and Tim Laurio.

April 14, 7:30 p.m.
Seeger Memorial Chapel
(Walker Auditorium)

FREE EVENT

COLLABORATION! A Voice Studio Recital

Implicit in the art of making music is collaboration. The voice students of Charlotte Anderson, Noah DeLong, and Rachel Ellison and the accompanying students of Anne Elliott invite you to a recital of solos, duets, trios, and quartets.

April 15, 2-4 p.m.
Art Gallery in Derthick Hall

FREE EVENT

Photography Exhibit: Brennan Seth Tracy

A senior photography exhibit by Brennan Seth Tracy will be exhibited April 16-20, in the Milligan Art Gallery. An opening reception will be held Sunday, April 15, from 2-4 p.m. in the Art Gallery.

April 15, 5 p.m.
Gregory Center

FREE EVENT

Heritage and Heard Mentality Spring Concert

Come enjoy an afternoon of a cappella music with Heritage and Heard Mentality, Milligan's smaller vocal ensembles led by Noah DeLong and Charlotte Anderson. Both groups appear frequently throughout the semester at churches and events in the region, but they return to campus in April to present a spring concert in the beautiful McGlothlin-Street Theatre of the Gregory Center for Liberal Arts. The concert will include sacred favorites along with a diverse selection of secular pieces, including barbershop, vocal jazz, and more.

April 17, 11 a.m.
Seeger Memorial Chapel

FREE EVENT

Convocation: Leaders in Christian Service

Milligan will recognize local leaders who have demonstrated servant leadership in their careers and community at the college’s annual Leaders in Christian Service program. The keynote speaker is Greg Marksberry of First Church of Christ in Burlington, Kentucky.

April 20, 8 p.m.
McMahan Student Center (SUB7)

FREE EVENT

Milligan Jazz Combos Concert

Small group jazz arrangements and improvisation will be the emphasis of two Milligan College jazz combos. The concert in Sub7, a venue much like a jazz club, will feature a variety of styles including swing, Latin, and rock. In addition, individual instrumental improvisations are the central focus from every individual within the two groups. Jazz combo night at Sub7 is always fun and exciting.

April 22, 2-4 p.m.
Art Gallery in Derthick Hall

FREE EVENT

Art Exhibit: V. Kelsey Ellis

Let Go by Milligan College senior V. Kelsey Ellis is a series of drawings, paintings, and mixed media works that reflect the growth that can come from embracing inspiration and “letting go” of inhibitions. The exhibit will be open April 23-27. There will be an opening reception on Sunday, April 22, from 2-4 p.m. in the Art Gallery.

April 22, 3 p.m.
Seeger Memorial Chapel

FREE EVENT

Women's Chorale Concert

The Milligan Women’s Chorale, under the direction of Anne Brooks Elliott, will present its annual spring concert in the Mary B. Martin Auditorium of Seeger Memorial Chapel. The ladies’ ensemble will perform a variety of works including God Who Made the World by Joseph Martin, Jerusalem Luminosa by Abbie Betinis, The Poet Sings by Z. Randall Stroope, and My Love Has Gone by Robert Schumann. The program will also feature popular music, and English composer and arranger Bob Chilcott’s “A Little Jazz Mass.” The concert accompanist is Amanda Eversole along with guest instrumentalists. 

April 23-26, 6 p.m.
Gregory Center

FREE EVENT

25th Annual Festival of One Act Plays

An annual theatrical treat takes the stage once again showcasing the talents of student directors and their equally talented casts. Make plans now to attend this year’s festivities. New plays are presented each evening of the festival.

April 23, 7:30 p.m.
Seeger Memorial Chapel

FREE EVENT

Jazz Ensemble Concert

In honor of the Smithsonian Institution’s designation of April as Jazz Appreciation Month, the Milligan College Jazz Ensemble, directed by Rick Simerly, will perform a spring concert. An enjoyable night of jazz featuring the ensemble and individual improvisations from ensemble members will highlight the evening. 

April 27, 5:30 p.m.
Gregory Center

FREE EVENT

12th Annual Short Film Festival

The year’s best short films by Milligan’s student filmmakers will be screened at the McGlothin-Street Theater in the Gregory Center for the Liberal Arts. The festival features a diverse group of films in a variety of genres and styles, often featuring student actors. The filmmakers will briefly field questions about their work after each screening.

April 27, 7:30 p.m.
Seeger Memorial Chapel

FREE EVENT

Concert Choir Concert: How Can I Keep From Singing?

Milligan's Concert Choir, under the direction of Noah DeLong, will present a spring concert in the Mary B. Martin Auditorium of Seeger Chapel. The Concert Choir is an auditioned mixed choir of 40 singers who represent a variety of majors and backgrounds. These students will join their voices to offer a diverse program, including spirituals, hymn arrangements, Renaissance pieces, love songs, and songs from around the world, all inspired by the theme of singing.  

April 30-May 4
Location TBA

FREE EVENT

Juried Student Art Exhibition

The Milligan College Arts Council is dedicated to providing quality arts programming for the Milligan community and the region, supporting the
liberal arts curriculum of the college, and encouraging others to
enrich their lives through the arts.