Fine Arts

SF’s Newly Renovated Lyceum Among New Classroom Spaces

July 23, 2020 – Last August, Santa Fe College began a full renovation of the Building E Auditorium. The facility, built in 1975, had served as the center of the college’s artistic and community activities until the opening of the Fine Arts Hall in 2011. Being one of the original buildings on Northwest Campus, and … Continue reading SF’s Newly Renovated Lyceum Among New Classroom Spaces

Room To Dance ON CAMERA! Is June 12-13, 2020, on the SF Fine Arts Department Website

May 19, 2020 – When Santa Fe College switched from on-campus to online classes because of COVID-19 in early March, student choreographers had already been selected to create works for Dance Theatre of Santa Fe’s annual summer show. The impossibility of in-person rehearsals meant that “Room to Dance” faced a dim future. But with the … Continue reading Room To Dance ON CAMERA! Is June 12-13, 2020, on the SF Fine Arts Department Website

Cuba’s Malpaso Dance Company Brings a Multicultural Program and Two World Premieres to SF on March 21, 2020

February 27, 2020 – One of the rising stars of contemporary dance, Cuba’s Malpaso Dance Company will stage two world premieres in a multicultural program of four dances at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 21, 2020, in the Jackson N. Sasser Fine Arts Hall on the Northwest Campus of Santa Fe College. Premiering are “Duo de … Continue reading Cuba’s Malpaso Dance Company Brings a Multicultural Program and Two World Premieres to SF on March 21, 2020

“Winds Go Pops” Concert Features Show Tunes and Jazz Standards Feb. 27

February 5, 2020 – The Santa Fe Winds, directed by Dr. David L. Smith, will perform 20th-century Broadway show tunes and jazz standards in a free concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, in the lobby of the Fine Arts Hall at the Northwest Campus of Santa Fe College. About 22 students from Santa Fe … Continue reading “Winds Go Pops” Concert Features Show Tunes and Jazz Standards Feb. 27

Valentine’s Day Swing Dance Party Features a Dance Lesson and Live Big Band Music

January 27, 2020 – Sweethearts and friends can take a dance class and then practice their steps to live music at the annual Valentine’s Day swing dance party Friday, Feb. 14, 2020. The swing dance lessons start at 6:30 p.m. and the Santa Fe Big Band will play two sets beginning at 7:30 p.m. The party … Continue reading Valentine’s Day Swing Dance Party Features a Dance Lesson and Live Big Band Music

A rendering of what the naming will look like on the SF Fine Arts Hall - it will now be known as the Jackson N. Sasser Fine Arts Hall.

District Board of Trustees Names the Santa Fe College Fine Arts Hall after Jackson Sasser

January 22, 2020 – The Santa Fe College District Board of Trustees announced at their meeting on Tuesday that they will rename both the College’s Fine Arts Hall and Center Road in honor of retiring President, Dr. Jackson N. Sasser. The Fine Arts Hall will now be known as the Jackson N. Sasser Fine Arts … Continue reading District Board of Trustees Names the Santa Fe College Fine Arts Hall after Jackson Sasser

“In Ten: Theatre Santa Fe 10-Minute Play Festival” Is Jan. 31, 2020, in the Fine Arts Hall

January 8, 2020 – Student actors, directors, lighting designers and one student playwright will be featured at “In Ten: Theatre Santa Fe 10-Minute Play Festival” in performances at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, 2020, in the Fine Arts Hall at the Northwest Campus of Santa Fe College (SF), 3000 NW 83 Street, … Continue reading “In Ten: Theatre Santa Fe 10-Minute Play Festival” Is Jan. 31, 2020, in the Fine Arts Hall

New Original Artwork Coming to Northwest Campus Breezeways

December 18, 2019 – The Art in Public Spaces Board has approved a proposal to replace the reproduction work on the breezeway columns with original works by Santa Fe College faculty, staff and selected visiting artists. The board is excited for this new phase of art on campus to begin, and are hopeful that the … Continue reading New Original Artwork Coming to Northwest Campus Breezeways

Auditions for SF’s Production of “Into the Woods” Run Nov. 24 – 26

November 19, 2019 – Santa Fe College’s Fine Arts Department will present Stephen Sondheim’s “Into the Woods” in the spring of 2020. In advance of the performances, there will be auditions held at the SF Fine Arts Hall Sunday, Nov. 24, beginning at 12:30 p.m. and Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 25 and 26, beginning at … Continue reading Auditions for SF’s Production of “Into the Woods” Run Nov. 24 – 26

Traditional Family Fun Marks “Holiday at Santa Fe” on Dec. 7, 2019, in the Fine Arts Hall

November 15, 2019  – Christmas, Hanukkah and the Winter Solstice get a jump-start with “Holiday at Santa Fe,” a fast-paced, entertaining set of songs, dances and more in two performances at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019, in the Fine Arts Hall at the Northwest Campus of Santa Fe College (SF), 3000 NW … Continue reading Traditional Family Fun Marks “Holiday at Santa Fe” on Dec. 7, 2019, in the Fine Arts Hall

“Songs of the Season,” a Santa Fe College Holiday Tradition, Is Dec. 5, 2019

November 13, 2019 – The Santa Fe Singers, directed by Music professor Lynn Sandefur, will present their annual “Songs of the Season” concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019, in the Santa Fe College Fine Arts Hall. Tickets are $15 for adults; $9 for University of Florida students with a UF identification card, seniors … Continue reading “Songs of the Season,” a Santa Fe College Holiday Tradition, Is Dec. 5, 2019

High Attendance at Florida Theatre Conference Festival Demonstrates Importance of the Arts

November 8, 2019 – With close to 3000 people expected to fill local hotels, this year’s Florida Theatre Conference Festival at Santa Fe College (SF) demonstrates the popularity of the arts in Florida and the positive contributions—including economic contributions—which the arts can make to their communities. Middle school students, high school students and adult thespians … Continue reading High Attendance at Florida Theatre Conference Festival Demonstrates Importance of the Arts

Evening of Jazz Marks Dr. Steve Bingham’s Retirement With Guest Artists and Percussion

November 7, 2019 – Santa Fe College Music Professor Dr. Steven Lee Bingham is retiring at the end of fall term 2019 and will conduct his last concert with the SF Big Band, “Evening of Jazz,” in the Fine Arts Hall at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019. Featured performers include guest artists Dr. Russell … Continue reading Evening of Jazz Marks Dr. Steve Bingham’s Retirement With Guest Artists and Percussion

Florida’s Young Dancers Gather for Classes, Networking and Performances on Nov. 1-2, 2019

October 28, 2019 – The Young Dancer Workshop of North Central Florida will bring dancers from Florida’s middle and high schools to Gainesville for two days of classes, networking and performances Friday and Saturday, Nov. 1-2, 2019. The workshop includes a Friday evening Welcome Concert by members of the Dance Theatre of Santa Fe and … Continue reading Florida’s Young Dancers Gather for Classes, Networking and Performances on Nov. 1-2, 2019

Alberto Alonso’s “Carmen Suite” at Santa Fe College Nov. 8 – 9, 2019

UPDATE – As of 8:10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 8, there are a very limited number of tickets remaining for Saturday’s performance. October 21, 2019 – November 2019 will be the first time since 1974 that the ballet “Carmen Suite” will be performed with live music in the United States—and the event is at Santa Fe College. … Continue reading Alberto Alonso’s “Carmen Suite” at Santa Fe College Nov. 8 – 9, 2019

“Unnecessary Farce” Provides Comic Relief at SF Fine Arts Hall Oct. 17-19, 2019

October 3, 2019 – Theatre Santa Fe will present “Unnecessary Farce,” a fun, fast-paced physical comedy, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday – Saturday, Oct. 17-19, in the Fine Arts Hall on Santa Fe College’s Northwest Campus. Tickets are $15 for adults; $9 for University of Florida students with a UF identification card, seniors over 60, and children … Continue reading “Unnecessary Farce” Provides Comic Relief at SF Fine Arts Hall Oct. 17-19, 2019

SF Master Artist Series and Climb for Cancer Foundation Present Soprano Bárbara Padilla in Concert Sept. 29, 2019

September 17, 2019 – Mexican-American operatic soprano Bárbara Padilla, who was runner-up on Season Four of “America’s Got Talent,” will perform at 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, in the Fine Arts Hall at Santa Fe College. The concert is a fundraiser for the Climb for Cancer Foundation and part of the SF Fine Arts … Continue reading SF Master Artist Series and Climb for Cancer Foundation Present Soprano Bárbara Padilla in Concert Sept. 29, 2019

Nature and Culture Meet in Mitch McKay’s Piano Concert at SF Friday, Sept. 27, 2019

September 12, 2019 – “Where Nature and Culture Meet,” the tagline of Visit Gainesville-Alachua County, is the theme of associate professor of Music Mitch McKay’s fall piano concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, 2019, in the Santa Fe College Fine Arts Hall. Tickets are $15 for adults; $9 for University of Florida students with … Continue reading Nature and Culture Meet in Mitch McKay’s Piano Concert at SF Friday, Sept. 27, 2019

Ceremonial Groundbreaking for Building E Concert Hall Scheduled for August 14

August 8, 2019 – The Santa Fe College District Board of Trustees and President Jackson N. Sasser will hold a ceremonial groundbreaking and renaming of the concert hall, formerly known as E-Auditorium, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019, at 4 p.m. in the Building E Breezeway of SF’s Northwest Campus. Built in 1975, Building E served as … Continue reading Ceremonial Groundbreaking for Building E Concert Hall Scheduled for August 14

Carmen Suite Headlines the 2019-2020 SF Fine Arts Performance Season

May 23, 2019 – Santa Fe College’s Fine Arts department invites you to the 2019-2020 season. Filled with favorites including the fall and spring plays, Holiday at Santa Fe, Jazz Up Spring and many more performances from SF students in music, dance, visual arts and theatre. The Fine Arts Hall will also host nationally and … Continue reading Carmen Suite Headlines the 2019-2020 SF Fine Arts Performance Season