Don’t miss November Arts events at Pellissippi State

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Student works from Paper Trail Vol. 4 will showcase the sights of study abroad. The exhibit is co-presented by Tennessee Consortium for International Studies.
November at Pellissippi State Community College brings a bevy of art exhibits, concerts and lectures through The Arts at Pellissippi State — an annual arts series for the community.
 
Most events through The Arts at Pellissippi State are free to attend. All events are at the college’s Hardin Valley Campus, 10915 Hardin Valley Road. Parking is free and plentiful.

 

Paper Trail Vol. 4

Peruse art, photographs and journals by students and faculty during their study abroad adventures throughout 2017. This exhibit is co-presented by Tennessee Consortium for International Studies. Exhibit times: 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, through Nov. 17. Reception to meet the artists is 3-5 p.m., Oct. 30. 
 
Fall Choral Concert
Pellissippi State’s Variations Ensemble will perform at this annual favorite concert. Performance begins at 7 p.m., Nov. 7 in the Clayton Performing Arts Center.

Jazz and Bluegrass Concert

Bask in the talents of Pellissippi State’s jazz ensemble and bluegrass ensemble, Hardin Valley Thunder. Performance begins at 7 p.m., Nov. 14 in the Clayton Performing Arts Center.

American Badass Vol. 2, Lecture by Jennifer Brickey
How does one destroy a myth? Jackson Pollock was a legend who shattered previous assumptions about painting. Associate Professor Jennifer Brickey shows how a new cool-school of female post-modern painters is competing with abstract expressionism in a way that is full of controversy, vulgarity and, of course, renegade attitude. Lecture is from 12:30-1:30 p.m., Nov. 7 in the Goins Building Auditorium.

For more information about The Arts at Pellissippi State, visit www.pstcc.edu/arts or call 865-694-6400. To request accommodations for a disability for one of these classes, call 865-539-7401 or email accommodations@pstcc.edu.

Pellissippi State opens auditions for spring performance of “The Seagull”

Aspiring actors are invited to Pellissippi State Community College to audition for a spring performance of “The Seagull,” by Anton Chekhov.

Auditions will be held from 7-10 p.m., Nov. 15-16, in the Clayton Performing Arts Center, 10915 Hardin Valley Road. Actors should bring a headshot and résumé and prepare a one- to two-minute monologue of a classical work similar to Chekhov’s. No Shakespearean monologues, please. Readings from the script also will be provided.

Actors who cannot attend either audition date may contact director Grechen Wingerter to schedule an alternative appointment time at glwingerter@pstcc.edu.

Performance dates for “The Seagull” are April 13-15 and 20-22.

“The Seagull” is part of The Arts at Pellissippi State, an annual community arts series of theatrical and musical performances, visual arts exhibits and lectures. For more information about the Arts series, visit www.pstcc.edu/arts or call 865-694-6400.

Prospective students invited to fall open house

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If you are graduating from high school in 2018, or are considering attending college next year, you are invited to attend Pellissippi State Community College’s fall open house from 5:30-7:30 p.m., Nov. 8.

The open house is free to attend. It will be held in the Goins Administration Building College Center, 10915 Hardin Valley Road. Although the event is free, please RSVP at www.pstcc.edu/prsvp.

Attendees are invited to bring their parents, guardians or spouses. Take a self-guided tour of campus and meet with representatives from Admissions, Financial Aid and various academic departments. An additional special information session on Reconnect Now will be offered for interested students.

Reconnect Now is a last-dollar scholarship at Pellissippi State this academic year, which covers the cost of tuition and mandatory fees for qualified adults. Reconnect Now students who qualify for Tennessee Reconnect, the state’s version of the scholarship, will roll into that program when it launches in fall 2018.

The open house also will feature a performance by Pellissippi State’s bluegrass band, Hardin Valley Thunder, and light refreshments prepared by Pellissippi State Culinary Arts students. The Pellissippi State Foundation will award a $250 scholarship to two open house attendees, who will be chosen by random drawing.

For more information about Pellissippi State, visit www.pstcc.edu or call 865-694-6400. To request accommodations for a disability for one of these classes, call 865-539-7401 or email accommodations@pstcc.edu.

Pellissippi State invites Blount County community to ‘Take Back the Night’

Pellissippi State Community College invites the community to “Take Back the Night” at a rally, speak out and vigil from 5:30-8:30 p.m., Oct. 19, at the Blount County Public Library.

Take Back the Night is an international campaign to raise awareness of domestic, relationship and sexual violence. The Blount County event will feature a rally and walk that will start at the Blount County Public Library and process up and down Broadway Avenue. Also at the library, the Maryville Police Department will demonstrate safety and self-defense techniques, and community agencies will present resources for victims of domestic, relationship and sexual violence. The event’s main speaker is from the Sexual Assault Center of East Tennessee. The event is not suggested for those under age 18.

“Take Back the Night can be empowering and healing,” said Kim Thomas-LaRue, director of Student Life at Pellissippi State and planner of the event. “We hope to bring about awareness of domestic violence — and if we can help even one person, then this night will be a success.”

The Blount County Public Library is located at 508 N. Cusick Street in Maryville.

For more information about Pellissippi State, visit www.pstcc.edu or call 865-694-6400. For more information about the Blount County Public Library, visit www.blountlibrary.org or call 865-982-0981.

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