Category: Fine Arts

Piedmont University Art Alumna Is New Manager of Mark of the Potter, Georgia’s Oldest Craft Shop

Piedmont University alumna Joyce Lewallen is the new manager Mark of the Potter, the oldest craft shop Georgia. It’s a position that perfectly blends her passion for art, the education she received at Piedmont, and the life experience she’s had since graduating in 2012. “There’s a Japanese concept called ikigai. When you find the intersection…

Bekah James Enjoying ‘Dream’ Jobs in Theatre Tech After Graduation

It’s a good thing Bekah James didn’t make the East Paulding High School volleyball team, or she might never have had the dream jobs she’s landed since graduating from Piedmont in 2019. James’s current role as entertainment supervisor for Six Flags Over Georgia is one of those jobs. She always wanted to play a role…

Pro Musica Orchestra, One of Two New Piedmont University Musical Ensembles, Makes Its Debut Sept. 23

The Pro Musica Orchestra, one of two new Piedmont University musical ensembles, will make its debut this Friday, Sept. 23, with a free concert at 7:30 p.m. at the Chapel on the Demorest campus, 992 Central Ave. Pro Musica is comprised of more than 30 professional musicians, including several Piedmont University faculty members. “These are…

Two-Time Piedmont Music Alumnus Uses Life Lessons — and Recent Deafness — to Inspire Others

In his work as a voice teacher at Chicago’s Whitney M. Young Magnet High School — alma mater of former first lady Michelle Obama — two-time Piedmont University alumnus Micah Dingler strives to impart an important lesson to his students: They are capable of much more than they might think, no matter where they come…

Piedmont University to Host Famed Vienna Boys Choir for Performance Oct. 29

Piedmont University will host the Vienna Boys Choir, the world’s most storied and celebrated children’s choral group, for a performance at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 29 at the Chapel on the Demorest campus, 992 Central Ave. Tickets are $25 and are available at piedmont.edu/vbc. “We are thrilled and honored to be able to present the…

Piedmont University Announces 2022-23 Fine Arts Events, Including Performance by Vienna Boys Choir

The Vienna Boys Choir, acclaimed Georgia-based artists, the debut of two new ensembles, and a pair of student productions are among the fine arts events planned for Piedmont University this year. Piedmont has released its full 2022-23 fine arts schedule. “In the School of Fine Arts, our mission is to provide both high quality arts…

Piedmont University to Host Exhibition Featuring Acclaimed Athens-Based Artist Art Rosenbaum

Piedmont University’s Mason-Scharfenstein Museum of Art will host an exhibition of work by acclaimed artist Art Rosenbaum from Sept. 1-Oct. 13. “This is a big exhibition for us,” said Rebecca Brantley, assistant professor of art and director of the MSMA. “Art is a highly regarded artist with a lot of connections in the state. This…

Piedmont University’s Camerata to Perform Free Concert on Aug. 28

Piedmont University’s artists-in-residence chamber ensemble, Piedmont Camerata, will present a free concert at 4 p.m. on Aug. 28 at the Chapel on the Demorest campus. The ensemble includes Heather Baird-Strachan, violin; Rachael Fischer, violin; Scott Garrett, viola; Ismail Akbar, cello; and Jeri-Mae G. Astolfi, piano. The performance will also include Dean of Libraries and College…

With Faculty’s Help, Piedmont University Student Combines Theater, Accounting for a Major That Fits Just Right

The Piedmont University experience is defined by small class sizes, meaningful relationships between students and faculty, and an environment where students are free to be themselves — and discover who they want to be. Perhaps no one better embodies what it means to attend Piedmont University than Jonathan Furlow. “Piedmont is a place where you…

Piedmont University’s Instrumental Chamber Ensembles, Wind Ensemble to Perform in April

Piedmont University’s Instrumental Chamber Ensembles and Wind Ensemble will perform free concerts in April. Instrumental Chamber Ensembles The Instrumental Chamber Ensembles will perform the works of Mozart, Beethoven, Bridge, Stein, and other compositions handpicked to showcase their talents during a concert at 4 p.m. on April 10. The Instrumental Chamber Ensembles are comprised of students…