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Inspired, a Student Art Exhibit in Partnership with Fulton County Schools

Reception on Thursday, February 1, 3-5:30 p.m.
On display January 29-March 29 | Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
FREE

Fulton County Schools, along with the Roswell Roots Committee and the City of Roswell, showcases student artwork at City Hall in honor of Black History Month. Inspired focuses on the Association for the Study of African American Life and History’s (ASLAH) annual theme, African Americans and the Arts.

Making Our Mark, a Roswell Roots Juried Exhibit

Reception on Friday, February 2, 5:30-7 p.m.
On display January 26 -March 22, 2024 | Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
FREE

Making Our Mark is an exhibit celebrating the Association for the Study of African American Life and History’s (ASALH) annual theme, African Americans and the Arts. The mission of the ASALH is to promote, research, preserve, interpret and disseminate information about Black stories, history and culture to the global community.

Roswell Dance Starz Presents: “Charlie and The Dance Factory”

Audiences of all ages are invited to step into a world of pure imagination with Roswell Dance Starz’s production of “Charlie and the Dance Factory”. This enchanting production promises a delightful fusion of fun choreography, vibrant costumes, and family-friendly magic. Step inside your favorite candy factory and into the wacky world of candy and sweets. This production features a diverse range of dance styles including jazz, tap, ballet, contemporary, and hip hop. This production run time will be approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes with a 15-minute intermission. Our Graduating Seniors will play our lead roles in this production, and it will be wonderful to see them shine on stage. Not only do our dancers get the opportunity to challenge themselves technically, but also as actors and story tellers.

Roswell Dance Starz is the resident dance company of Roswell Recreation Parks, Historic and Cultural Affairs. Designed to give talented dancers training in dance technique and provide an outlet for performance, this pre-professional program focuses equally on technique, proficiency, and dance education. Company members have the opportunity to attend professional workshops, work with professional instructors and choreographers, and attend professional concerts and performances. The company is comprised of several divisions divided by both grade level, and talent, from rising 2nd through 12th grade. Acceptance into Dance Starz is by audition only. Auditions for the 2024-2025 Season are May 13th-15th, 2024. For more information regarding auditions and the dance program, please contact Dance Company Director Katie Mulnix at Kmulnix@roswellgov.com. For more information regarding the Roswell Dance Starz Company visit www.roswellgov.com/rds or. www.roswelldancestarz.com.

THE ROSWELL MUSIC CLUB AT MIMOSA HALL: BEVIN HILL, SOPRANO

Soprano Bevin Hill has gained attention as a performer of great charm and charisma in a variety of leading roles. While frequently cherished for her comedic gifts, being memorably lauded as a “rubber-kneed goddess of slapstick,” Ms. Hill has also been praised for her nuanced acting, technical finesse, and vocal control interpreting tragedienne roles. We are thrilled to announce Ms. Hill’s return to the Roswell Music Club this year for an encore performance of magical arias, enchanting melodies, and breathtaking exquisite vocal artistry. Versatility and passion illuminate every note she sings.

The Roswell Music Club at Mimosa Hall: Ashan Galhena and Roger Wang

YOUNG STUDENTS SUNDAY:
ASHAN GALHENA, FLUTIST and ROGER WANG, BARITONE

Music partner: Roswell Music Club

Ashan Galhena, flutist

Ashan Galhena is a flutist from Lambert High School in Suwanee, GA. He is currently a member of the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra and the Emory Youth Symphony Orchestra, and is the principal flutist of the Lambert High School Wind Ensemble under the direction of Kevin Morrison. Ashan has performed with the Atlanta Youth Wind Symphony, and has been a member of the annual GMEA All-State Band and Orchestra event in Athens, GA for five years consecutively. As well as playing in ensembles, Ashan has worked with esteemed musicians and conductors such as former GMEA president Matt Koperniak, conductors Steven D. Davis, Buddy Langley, and Paul Bhasin, composers Julie Giroux and Minoo Dixon, and New York Philharmonic principal trumpet Christopher Martin. In addition to concert ensembles, Ashan has also worked as a conductor for 2 years with the Lambert High School Marching Band, and plans to work as a conductor for a professional drum corps.

Roger Wang, baritone
Roger Wang, 16, is an 11th grade student at Lambert High School in Suwanee, Georgia. Roger has been taking classical vocal training since he was 10 years old. He has won multiple awards in various music competitions, including 1st place and a monetary reward from the 2021 Florida Keys International Music Competition, Judges Distinction Awards and 1st place in the 2020 American Protégé International Vocal Competition, 2nd place winner in 2019 Hal Leonard Vocal Competition. He was selected by Broadway celebrity Corey Cott as one of the grand prize winners in 2020 CYT national Talent Thon competition and earned the opportunity for virtual meet with Director Jon Chu. Roger is the official National Anthem singer for professional sport teams, including the Atlanta Gladiators (Hockey), and the Gwinnett Stripers (Baseball).
Roger is a major member in Lambert High School Chamber Chorus – he is proud to be a participant in the Georgia All-State Chorus for 3 straight years, earning perfect scores for two years. Last year, he also auditioned for the Georgia All-State Reading Chorus and got selected; he is the first and only student from his high school who has ever passed the all-state reading chorus audition.

THE ROSWELL MUSIC CLUB AT MIMOSA HALL: NATALIE BECKENBAUGH, OBOE

We invite you to explore the enchanting world of oboe music through the captivating music and elegance of Natalie Beckenbaugh.

About The Artist:

Natalie received her Bachelor of Music in Oboe Performance from the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music where she studied with Mark Ostoich. During her time in Cincinnati she participated in the Music Teachers National Association competition, gave multiple recitals, and founded a quintet 4 one.

After receiving her Bachelor of Music degree she furthered her education by pursuing a Master’s Degree at Carnegie Mellon University under the tutelage of Cynthia DeAlmeida,Principal Oboist of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. While at Carnegie Mellon, Natalie served as the Teaching Assistant for the Oboe Studio, competed in chamber competitions with her quintet Gradations of Sound, performed in two major recording sessions, and organized community outreach events for musical enrichment.

Since graduation, she currently lives in Atlanta and enjoys teaching oboe at her Private Studio, Carere Music, Atlanta Music Project, Atlanta Music Academy, New School of Music, and Imagine Arts. In addition to her teaching and playing career, she is also working towards creating musical residencies in various assisted living facilities in the Atlanta area. She has played with various groups including the Atlanta Opera Orchestra, the Atlanta Ballet Orchestra, Lexington Philharmonic, Owensboro Symphony, the Atlanta Pops Orchestra, Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, and LaGrange Symphony.

Natalie enjoys teaching music because it enriches the lives of children and adults alike. It is something that can be enjoyed throughout life, regardless of whether one chooses it as a career. When she isn’t teaching or making reeds, you can find her crafting, reading, singing in choir, or spending time with friends and family.

THE ROSWELL MUSIC CLUB AT MIMOSA HALL: SIMONE VIGILANTE, SOPRANO

Indulge in the magic of Simone Vigilante’s talent and passion for the art of opera and vocal music. Her mastery will leave you spellbound, captivating hearts with every note.

About The Artist:

Simone Vigilante is lauded as a “beautiful dramatic soprano capable of some awesome fireworks” (Asheville Citizen-Times). She has appeared in recitals and competitions, with opera companies and orchestras, throughout the United States, France, Spain, Austria and Italy.

Recent highlights include a lecture-recital at the NC Museum of Art where Classical Voice of North Carolina noted “Vigilante provided the pizazz” and her solo CD release, Love, Look Away. This recording showcases her diverse talents in singing various genres including opera, classical, musical theater, gospel, and folk song through a dynamic collaboration with pianist David Troy Francis.
Ms. Vigilante has lived in the Asheville area since 2001 and is a founding member of Opera Creations. She has sung numerous leading roles with Asheville Lyric Opera, from Mozart to Strauss to Menotti, as well as musical theater such as Bloody Mary (South Pacific) and Mother Abbess (The Sound of Music). Additional roles include Sister Rose (Dead Man Walking) for The Modern American Music Project and Katisha (The Mikado), Miss Silverpeal (Mozart’s Impresario), and Ruth (Pirates of Penzance) for Opera Creations.

As a soloist of choral and orchestral works, Ms. Vigilante performs regularly with Asheville Choral Society (Vaughan Williams’ Hodie, Handel’s Messiah, Brubeck’s Mass: To Hope! A Celebration and Theofanidis’ The Here and Now), Asheville Symphony, and Asheville Symphony Chorus (Brahms’ Ein deutsches Requiem, Mozart’s Requiem, Duruflé’s Requiem). She serves as a regular Cantor/Soloist at St. Mary’s Church and is a popular vocal instructor and master class clinician at UNC-Asheville, Academy for the Arts at First Baptist Church, and La Bella Voce Studio of Simone Vigilante.
Born in Rochester, New York, Ms. Vigilante attended the Eastman School of Music beginning her studies in piano and voice. She earned vocal and opera performance degrees from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (BM) and Indiana University of Bloomington (MM), where she worked primarily with the world-famous and Classical Singer Magazine’s 2010 teacher of the year Virginia Zeani.

Roswell Youth Theatre Auditions for Elf Jr

Roswell Youth Theatre Auditions for Elf, Jr.
Aug 14 & 15 (only attend 1 night)
5:30-7:30 at the Roswell Cultural Arts Center
Auditions are open to anyone in grades 6-12
More details are posted at http://www.roswellgov.com/ryt

Six One Five Collective

The Six One Five Collective is a collaborative effort and creative brainstorm of four artists steeped in the musical mix of country, Americana, folk, and pop. Their sound is an undeniable blend of distinctive harmonies – an eclectic mix of original solo music, hit songs they’ve written for other artists, and high energy songs that are the ‘Six One Five sound.’
Tickets $32.50/ $29.50 Senior, Student, Military
Subscribe to all 4 Center Stage series shows for $25 each
Single sale tickets go on sale August 1, 2023.

The 5th Chelsea International Photography Competition

The Chelsea International Photography Competition (CIPC) honors the talents of gifted photographers from around the world. We are inviting photographers, both professional and amateur, to participate in our competition and get the chance to be discovered and promoted professionally in the heart of New York City’s art district. We are one with our photographers as we aim to promote iconic and innovative works of art.

This year’s CIPC will have awards valued at more than $55,000. Selected artists will win the chance to exhibit in Chelsea, New York, and receive numerous PR opportunities. This event also supports career growth and recognition as it provides exposure to the New York art community, and gives the chance for submissions to be reviewed by a distinguished panel of jurors.

For more info, please visit: https://www.nyartcompetitions.com/photography or email photo@nyartcompetitions.com

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