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Sep 2022

Sep 16, 2022 @ 5:30pm

Reception: 6th Juried ACA Faculty & Alumni Art Exhibit

The 6th Juried Faculty & Alumni Show is now open in the Alabama Center for the Arts Main Gallery and showcases works from 31 artists consisting of faculty, staff, or alumni of Calhoun Community College and Athens State University. The show will remain open until Friday, October 28. An artist reception will be held on Friday, September 16 at 5:30 pm. Both the exhibit and reception will be free and open to the public. Philip R. Jackson served as the…

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Oct 2022

Oct 13-16, 2022

Calhoun Theatre Presents “Our Town” by Thornton Wilder

Thornton Wilder's "Our Town" is a story of how we live and how we die. With a focus on the significance of the small details in life, "Our Town" forces us to examine how we're experiencing life and asks us to consider what is being lost in the hustle of trying to grow up and grow old. Join the residents of Grover's Corners as they discover what it means to live. NOTE: All ticket sales are final. No refunds. Thank…

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Oct 27-27, 2022


“New Orleans, Then and Now,” featuring Jason Marsalis, is sponsored through the generous support of the ACA Foundation and Calhoun Community College and will take place on October 27. This event is FREE and open to the public! For those who are not familiar with Jason Marsalis, here is some background: From a tender young age it was clear that Jason Marsalis had what it took to be great. Jason is the son of pianist and music educator Ellis Marsalis…

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Nov 2022

Nov 2, 2022 @ 5:00pm

Dia de los Muertos Celebration

A Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration is planned in downtown Decatur on 2nd Avenue on Wednesday, November 2nd. ACA is excited to partner with Decatur City Schools art educators and to host the Dia de los Muertos Youth Art Show! In the Visual Arts building... on November 2 (only) Main Gallery - featuring art by ACA students Dia de los Muertos Youth Art Show by Decatur City Schools Students November 2 - December 1, 2022 Walking…

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Nov 7–21, 2022

Athens State University Senior Art Exhibition

Featuring artists... Zana Mercury Kevin York Chelsea Holder Elijah Weeks Savannah Scott Catherine Posey Michael Prescott Opening Reception - Thursday, Nov. 10th at 5:30pm The ACA Gallery show is free and open to the public. Listen to Artist Podcasts on Spotify

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Sep 20-Nov 10, 2022

Fall 2022 Writer’s Series

September 20, 2022 - A former English instructor, Laura Hunter has published 16 fiction, poetry, and nonfiction in short-form and books. Her first book, Beloved Mother, is a magical realism novel set in the early to mid-20th century Appalachians, is currently available for purchase. The book won the bronze medal for historical fiction at the Indie Awards. She also has completed a collection of short stories built around the fictional community of Copeland’s Crossing, Alabama. Her second novel, A Summer…

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Nov 13, 2022 @ 4:00pm

“Music: The Food of Love” Calhoun Chorale presents a Fall Concert

Calhoun Chorale presents "Music: The Food of Love" with Granville Oldham, Jr., conductor, and Newt Johnson, accompanist. Featuring works by: Koepke, Brahms, Belmont, Stroope, Rutter, Hogan, Strauss II, Nelhybel, Lawrence.

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Nov 17-20, 2022

“Twelfth Night” by William Shakespeare, directed by Dr. Hugh K. Long

Twelfth Night is a fast-paced romantic comedy with several interwoven plots of romance, mistaken identities and practical jokes. Separated from her twin brother Sebastian in a shipwreck and fearing both her brother lost and her own safety, Viola disguises herself as a boy, calls herself Cesario, and joins the service of the Duke Orsino. Duke Orsino orders young Cesario (Viola) to woo the Countess Olivia on his behalf, but Cesario (Viola) mistakenly attracts the romantic attentions of the Countess Oliva,…

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Dec 2022

Dec 1, 2022 @ 7:00pm

Calhoun Community College Show Band Concert

The new Calhoun Community College Show Band, under the direction of Dr. Matt Leder, will perform a “Sneak Peek Preview” Concert in the Alabama Center for the Arts Recital Hall (Decatur, AL). Music will include R&B, Soul, Jazz and more! There is something for everyone! This concert is FREE and open to the public. See you there!

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Dec 10-11, 2022

The Alabama Center for the Arts presents “A Holiday for All at the ACA”

A Holiday for All at the ACA is a great way to kick start your holiday season with your whole family. You can expect a combination of vocal music, instrumental music, dance, and of course, festive holiday decor. There's something for everyone to enjoy! Traditional, classic, and festive holiday music for the season performed by ACA students. Directed by Lauren Cantrell (theatre), Granville Oldham (vocal music), Dr. Matt Leder (band), and Shea Glenn (lighting & projection). A Holiday for All…

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