|FLCC student actors Darine Emmanuel of Brooklyn, Dakota Earl of Inlet and Ali Henderson of Williamson are shown during a recent performance of “Miss Electricity” at the college’s childcare center.|
An upcoming event at Finger Lakes Community College will showcase the musical, artistic and theatrical talents of its students.
The annual Spring Arts Festival is scheduled for Friday, May 6, and starts with the FLCC theatre department’s performance of the short play “Miss Electricity” in the Student Center Auditorium at 6:30 p.m.
“Miss Electricity” will be followed by the presentation of awards for the Student Honors Art Exhibition at 7:15 p.m. in the George M. Ewing Sr. Atrium; the group then heads to the nearby Williams-Insalaco Gallery 34 to view displayed works. Then, at 8 p.m., visitors will return to the auditorium for performances by the College Singers and Vocal Jazz, Guitar and Percussion ensembles.
The auditorium and gallery at located on the main campus at 3325 Marvin Sands Drive, Canandaigua. The festival is free and open to the public.
“Miss Electricity” tells the story of a 10-year-old named Violet who is determined to show the world – especially the cool kids at school – how special she is. With the help of her assistant, Freddy, she sets out to break a world record but accidentally becomes extraordinary when lightning strikes give her the ability to control electricity.
The ensemble piece features student actors Keonna Archer of New York City, Sean Britton-Milligan of Geneva, Dakota Earl of Inlet, Darine Emmanuel of Brooklyn, Ali Henderson of Williamson, Terrell Johnson Jr. of Geneva, Lester Mayers of the Bronx, William Pulver of Newark and Sydney Stell of Macedon.
“While the play is designed for an elementary school audience, the fun script and universal themes make this a fun play for all,” said Beth Johnson, professor of theatre at FLCC.
The College Singers will present a “world music” program featuring several American pieces interspersed with Hebrew, Arabic and Hungarian songs. The guitar ensemble will perform works by Vivaldi, South American dance music and a piece from Australia. The percussion ensemble will perform a piece for basketballs, a Super Mario Bros. medley, a Dave Matthews transcription and more.
The Student Honors Art Exhibition runs through Saturday, May 21. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturday and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. For more information, contact gallery interim director Lacey McKinney at (585) 785-1368 or Lacey.McKinney@flcc.edu.
The Spring Arts Festival is presented by the FLCC Visual and Performing Arts Department, which offers degrees in communication, new media, fine arts, graphic design, music and music recording technology and a theater arts concentration.