Fine Arts

Dance, Romance at Valentine’s Day Swing Dance Feb. 14, 2017

Dancing, romancing, sweets, flowers, photos and a silent auction are on tap at the best-kept party secret in Gainesville when the 7th annual Valentine’s Day Swing Dance happens 6-9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017, in the lobby of the Fine Arts Hall at Santa Fe College, 3000 NW 83 Street, Gainesville. The Santa Fe Big … Continue reading Dance, Romance at Valentine’s Day Swing Dance Feb. 14, 2017

Gainesville Orchestra Presents Symphonic Spectacular

The Gainesville Orchestra presents, Symphonic Spectacular. Maestro, Evans Haile, brings you the magic of Stravinsky’s famous Firebird Suite, combined with the majesty of Mendelssohn’s beloved Violin Concerto, will kick the New Year off with warmth and love! Come hear concertmaster Liviu Onofrei as soloist in Mendelssohn’s piece. Also included is a new favorite for the … Continue reading Gainesville Orchestra Presents Symphonic Spectacular

“Dance of My Heart,” Excerpts from “Carmen Suite” Ballet Feb. 10, 2017

When Cuban choreographer Alberto Alonso created the ballet “Carmen Suite” in 1967 for the Russian prima ballerina Maya Plisetskaya, the Russian Ministry of Culture told the ballerina that “you have made a prostitute of a Spanish heroine.” Thought to be “too sensual,” the ballet was shelved by censors but is now considered a source of … Continue reading “Dance of My Heart,” Excerpts from “Carmen Suite” Ballet Feb. 10, 2017

Jazz Piano Concert With Chuchito Valdes Is Jan. 21, 2017

  Cuban-born and internationally recognized jazz pianist Jesus “Chuchito” Valdes will appear in concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017, in the Fine Arts Hall at the Northwest Campus of Santa Fe College, 3000 NW 83 Street, Gainesville. The concert is part of Gainesville’s community-wide celebration of Cuban artistry, Bulla Cubana, and part of … Continue reading Jazz Piano Concert With Chuchito Valdes Is Jan. 21, 2017

Internationally Known Visual Artist Beatrice Coron Speaks at SF Jan. 20, 2017

With work in collections at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Getty, the National Gallery of Art and museums, libraries, and institutions throughout the world, Beatrice Coron has built an international reputation in illustration, book arts, fine art, public art, digital art and architectural embellishment. At 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, Coron will give … Continue reading Internationally Known Visual Artist Beatrice Coron Speaks at SF Jan. 20, 2017

“Elements of Style” Spotlights Dance Talent at SF College Fine Arts Hall Jan. 12-13, 2017

Dance Theatre of Santa Fe’s annual “Elements of Style” program will spotlight the college’s talented instructors, choreographers and students at 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Friday, Jan. 12-13, with a 2 p.m. matinee Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, in the Fine Arts Hall at the Santa Fe College Northwest Campus, 3000 NW 83 Street, Gainesville. Tickets are $15 for … Continue reading “Elements of Style” Spotlights Dance Talent at SF College Fine Arts Hall Jan. 12-13, 2017

Santa Fe College Students Shine In Musical Little Women

Santa Fe College students Sarah Berry as “Beth,” Diana Truman as “Jo” and Alex Christophy as “Laurie” deliver all-star performances in the heart-warming musical, Little Women, onstage now at the Gainesville Community Playhouse through Dec. 18, 2016. The family-friendly show is based Louisa May Alcott’s American classic, Little Women. Set in Civil War times, follow … Continue reading Santa Fe College Students Shine In Musical Little Women

Santa Fe College Alumnus, Amos Oliver III, To Appear in NBC’s Hairspray Live! With Ariana Grande and Star-Studded Cast

Former Santa Fe College dance major, Amos Oliver III, to appear as “Thad” in NBC’s broadcast “Hairspray Live!” Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016, at 8 p.m. EST. John Carmean I recently caught up with former SF fine arts student, Amos Oliver III, via Facebook Messenger, in-between his breaks during a dress rehearsal for the NBC musical production, “Hairspray … Continue reading Santa Fe College Alumnus, Amos Oliver III, To Appear in NBC’s Hairspray Live! With Ariana Grande and Star-Studded Cast

Two Performances of “Holiday at Santa Fe” on December 3, 2016

  Children and adults alike will thrill to holiday magic on stage when characters from the Kingdom of the Sweets, lively elves, Frosty the Snowman and the Frostettes, toy soldiers, Elsa from “Frozen” and, yes, Santa himself appear in two high-energy performances of Santa Fe College’s annual “Holiday at Santa Fe,” 2 p.m. and 6:30 … Continue reading Two Performances of “Holiday at Santa Fe” on December 3, 2016

Two Performances of “Holiday at Santa Fe” for Adults & Children on Dec. 3, 2016

Children and adults alike will thrill to holiday magic on stage when characters from the Kingdom of the Sweets, lively elves, Frosty the Snowman and the Frostettes, toy soldiers, Elsa from “Frozen” and, yes, Santa himself appear in two high-energy performances of Santa Fe College’s annual “Holiday at Santa Fe,” 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. … Continue reading Two Performances of “Holiday at Santa Fe” for Adults & Children on Dec. 3, 2016

Great Success With Fine Arts Hall Performances and Workshops!

Santa Fe College again hosted a very successful 4 days of theater for all at the Fine Arts Hall! Over 1800 persons participated in performances and workshops in 10 divisions, with many more as attendees. At the closing ceremony Secretary and Treasurer of FTC and Santa Fe College senior faculty member and site host Terry … Continue reading Great Success With Fine Arts Hall Performances and Workshops!

“Songs of the Season” Fill the Air at on Dec. 1, 2016

The Santa Fe Singers will make holiday musical magic in their annual “‘Songs of the Season” concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016 in the Fine Arts Hall at the Northwest Campus of Santa Fe College, 3000 NW 83 Street, Gainesville. Tickets are $15 main floor and $12 balcony for adults; $9 for seniors, children … Continue reading “Songs of the Season” Fill the Air at on Dec. 1, 2016

“Diversity of Dance” Tonight at Santa Fe College’s Fine Arts Hall

Brian Harlan Brooks, a member of Earl Mosley’s Diversity of Dance, will be the Master Artist in Residence to create a new work with the Dance Theatre of Santa Fe (DTSF) Oct. 22-27, 2016. Members of Diversity of Dance will join DTSF in performance of that work at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, in the Fine Arts Hall at … Continue reading “Diversity of Dance” Tonight at Santa Fe College’s Fine Arts Hall

“Diversity of Dance” Performance at Santa Fe College’s Fine Arts Hall TOMORROW, Oct. 27, 2016

Tomorrow night 8:00pm FREE  to SF Students and employees! Brian Harlan Brooks, a member of Earl Mosley’s Diversity of Dance, will be the Master Artist in Residence to create a new work with the Dance Theatre of Santa Fe (DTSF) Oct. 22-27, 2016. Members of Diversity of Dance will join DTSF in performance of that work at 8 p.m. … Continue reading “Diversity of Dance” Performance at Santa Fe College’s Fine Arts Hall TOMORROW, Oct. 27, 2016

Three Bands and Vocalists Featured in “Evening of Jazz” on Nov. 17, 2016

Music Professor and Band Director Dr. Steve Bingham, Ph.D., will direct the Santa Fe Rhythm & Blues Band, the Santa Fe Jazz Combo, and the Santa Fe Big Band in a 90-minute “Evening of Jazz” concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016, in the Fine Arts Hall at the SF College Northwest Campus, 3000 … Continue reading Three Bands and Vocalists Featured in “Evening of Jazz” on Nov. 17, 2016

“Diversity of Dance”, Santa Fe College’s Fine Arts Hall, October 22 -27

Brian Harlan Brooks, a member of Earl Mosley’s Diversity of Dance, will be the Master Artist in Residence to create a new work with the Dance Theatre of Santa Fe (DTSF) Oct. 22-27, 2016. Members of Diversity of Dance will join DTSF in performance of that work at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, in the Fine Arts Hall at … Continue reading “Diversity of Dance”, Santa Fe College’s Fine Arts Hall, October 22 -27

“Diversity of Dance” to Perform at Santa Fe College With DTSF, October 27, 2016

Brian Harlan Brooks, a member of Earl Mosley’s Diversity of Dance, will be the Master Artist in Residence to create a new work with the Dance Theatre of Santa Fe (DTSF) Oct. 22-27, 2016. Members of Diversity of Dance will join DTSF in performance of that work at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, in the Fine Arts Hall at … Continue reading “Diversity of Dance” to Perform at Santa Fe College With DTSF, October 27, 2016

SF College Hosts a Growing Florida Theatre Conference Festival Nov. 2-5, 2016

Contagious creativity, excitement and drama will infect Santa Fe College’s Northwest Campus when almost 3000 people of all ages gather Wednesday-Saturday, Nov. 2-5, 2016, for the annual Florida Theatre Conference Festival. Participants—who range in age from middle school to mature thespians, high school students to college faculty, and college students to theatre professionals—will attend a … Continue reading SF College Hosts a Growing Florida Theatre Conference Festival Nov. 2-5, 2016

Young Dancer Workshop Features Two Showcase Performances Oct. 28-29, 2016

Every October, hundreds of middle- and high-school age dance students from all over Florida come to Santa Fe College’s Northwest Campus for two days of classes, rehearsals, performances and scholarship auditions in a festival atmosphere with dance professionals from throughout the United States. This year, the students will benefit from an artist residency with members … Continue reading Young Dancer Workshop Features Two Showcase Performances Oct. 28-29, 2016