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Citadel News Service
25 Feb 2014

NEW Fine Arts offerings at The Citadel

Robust program enriches cadet development

CHARLESTON, S.C. – One of the most popular new offerings at The Citadel is the college's Fine Arts minor. The program began last fall and is fully underway with a robust spring schedule of presentations and performances. A Fine Arts Club has also been established. The new minor requires 15 total credit hours.

"I believe that being a well-rounded individual is an essential component of developing the complete Citadel graduate I hope to become, combining the strict military and physical discipline with a creative perspective and cultural awareness of the world beyond the gate," said Cadet Sloan Addison Lindsey, president of the Fine Arts Club at The Citadel. Lindsey, a senior cadet officer from Easley, S.C., is majoring in education with a minor in Fine Arts to pursue a career in education administration.

Through a wide variety of offerings and opportunities, The Citadel's Fine Arts program is intended to deepen an appreciation for and encourage a lifelong engagement in the fine arts, including painting, sculpture, photography, music, film, drama, and creative writing. As part of the program, guest speakers visit the classrooms to share real-world insights on their professions as painters, printmakers, ceramicists, photographers, art auctioneers, museum curators, and gallery owners.

Also, as part of the development of the "whole cadet," freshmen and sophomores are required to attend at least one approved Fine Arts performance each semester. Now, students at The Citadel can see the work of their peers on campus as never before.

The fine arts events at The Citadel for spring, 2014, include the following:

The Last Full Measure: Songs and Stories of the Civil War

Tues., March 4, at 6:30 p.m. Free and open to the public.

Bond Hall Room 165 with public reception following in Capers Hall Lobby sponsored by CADIC

Collaboration between The Citadel Choir and the NoSeeums Band, "The Last Full Measure" will explore the Civil 

two cadets acting

War through songs of the time, original compositions by musician Dana Downs, and readings of the words of the soldiers and leaders who lived during this defining event of our nation. Photographs of the Civil War era digitally restored by Rick Rhodes will provide moving backdrop to the music.

Renaissance Cadets: Dramatic Interpretations

Thurs., March 20, at 6:30 p.m. Free and open to the public.

Bond Hall Room 165 with public reception following in Capers Hall Lobby sponsored by CADIC

Watch short films made by cadets in Dr. Kate Pilhuj's "Drama in Performance" class as they perform well-known scenes from plays by Renaissance masters. Not only will they act out their chosen roles, but also create staging, design costumes, and handle props for this inaugural cadet performance.

Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History

Thurs., April 3. 5:30 p.m. ticketed VIP Reception. Free 6:30 p.m. lecture and 7:30 p.m. public book signing

McAlister Field House

In the most comprehensive art theft of all time, Adolf Hitler looted thousands of significant masterpieces throughout Europe during World War II. New York Times bestselling author Robert Edsel tells the incredible true story of the Monuments Men, a small group of art experts assembled by President Monuments Men coverFranklin D. Roosevelt who bravely went behind enemy lines to locate and recover mankind's greatest artifacts before their imminent destruction by the Nazis.

Kick start your Photography Career: Advice from the Professionals

Opening of the Spring Student Art Show

Thurs., April 10, at 6:30 p.m.

Bond Hall Room 165 with public reception following in Capers Hall Lobby

Sponsored by B&H Photo and Nikon

Moderated by decorated combat photojournalist Stacy Pearsall, this panel of experts including Josh Silverman of Jericho Advisors, Stan Foxworthy of Foxworthy Studios, and Cheryl Smithem of Charleston PR & Design will share specific tips and strategies to help photographers launch and grow their careers. The reception will also celebrate the opening for a juried exhibition of artwork created by cadets in art appreciation, photography, and drawing courses during the spring semester.

Spring Band Concert

Thurs., April 24, 2014 at 6:30 p.m.

McAlister Field House with public reception following sponsored by CADIC

The Regimental Band and Pipes will perform a wide variety of music beyond their parade repertoire including Broadway, soloist pieces, and the sounds of Scotland.

For more information on any of these events, please email Tiffany Silverman at

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