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Mary B. Martin School of the Arts

College of Arts & Sciences

  • Fall 2018 Season 10
  • Celebrating 10 years of LIVE ARTS!
  • The Shore Line Project with Liz Miller - Artist Talk Sept. 25
  • Switchback concert Sept. 28
  • Hamlet performances Oct. 25-27 - Actors from the London Stage
  • FL3TCH3R Exhibit opens Nov. 8
  • Nobuntu concert Nov. 13
  • Upstate photography Exhibition Oct. 22- Dec. 14
  • Stay tuned for our fall films
  • Let's Talk Arts! @artsatetsu on Twitter and Instagram #goarts



Along the Horizon

Along the Horizon: Contemporary Drawing in Tennessee, exhibition

Jan. 16-Feb. 23 ~ Reece Museum/Jan. 16-Feb. 16 ~ Slocumb Galleries
Thursday, Feb. 15, 5:30 p.m. ~ Panel Discussion, Ball Hall 127
Exhibition Reception Feb. 15, 7 p.m., Reece Museum ~ All FREE

This joint exhibition between ETSU’s Reece Museum, Slocumb Galleries and Mary B. Martin School of the Arts highlights drawing as a useful medium for artists and features the work of 13 contemporary Tennessee artists.  


The Mayhem Poets

The Mayhem Poets, slam poetry

Tuesday, Feb. 6, 7:30 p.m., Culp Auditorium - $15/10/5

With a name fashioned from the hit movie Fight Club, these three wordsmiths are on a mission to change the face of spoken-word poetry – with words as their only weapons. "And they deploy it brilliantly," says The New York Times. Their blend of hip-hop, theater, improvisation and stand-up comedy creates an energetic platform to address gut-wrenching truths and personal experiences.


Liyana, documentary film

Liyanadocumentary film

Monday, Feb. 12, 7 p.m., Culp Auditorium ~ FREE
Q&A, reception with filmmaker to follow         

This combination documentary/animated feature follows a young Swazi girl, Liyana, on her heroic journey to rescue her two young brothers. The story of Liyana comes to life through the imagination and storytelling of five actual orphaned children in Swaziland who use Liyana’s story to explore their own journeys in a world of poverty, alcohol and HIV/AIDS..


Evening of Health, Wellness & the Arts

An Evening of Health, Wellness &
the Arts
w/artist Regina Holliday

Thursday, Feb. 15, 7 p.m., Culp Auditorium - FREE

Regina Holliday is an advocate for data transparency and patients’ rights whose artwork has become part of the national healthcare debate. Holliday started The Walking Gallery, of artwork on attire, after losing her husband to cancer in 2009 as a result of access issues with his medical records.


The Swingles

The Swingles, concert

Thursday, March 1, 7:30 p.m. ~ $20/15/5
Mary B. Martin Auditorium, Seeger Chapel, Milligan College

For more than half a century, The Swingles have pushed the boundaries of vocal music. The seven young singers – including a Greeneville, Tenn., native – that make up today’s London-based group are driven by the same innovative spirit that has defined the five-time Grammy winners since they first made waves in the 1960s.
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Quest documentary film

Quest, documentary film

Monday, March 12, 7 p.m., Culp Auditorium - FREE
Q&A, reception with filmmaker to follow

Quest chronicles 10 years in the life of a family in North Philadelphia. The vérité filming style provides an intimate connection with the family as they try to make a positive impact in their neighborhood through the use of their home-based music studio and working at a local homeless shelter. The film mixes joys and crises for a real picture of life in North Philadelphia.


Third Coast Percussion

Third Coast Percussion, concert

Thursday, March 22, 7:30 p.m. ~ $20/15/5
Science Hill High School Auditorium, JC

Third Coast Percussion is an artist-run quartet of classically trained percussionists whose energetic performances celebrate the extraordinary depth and breadth of musical possibilities in the world of percussion and forge a direct connection with the audience. The Minnesota Star-Tribune lauds their “inspirational sense of fun and curiosity.”


Voices from Chernobyl doc. film

Voices from Chernobyl, doc. film

Monday, April 9, 7 p.m., Ball Hall 127 ~ FREE
Part of ETSU Earth Month festivities (not Southern Circuit)

A film adaptation of Svetlana Alexievich’s book of the same title, Voices from Chernobyl reveals the stories of the 1986 nuclear power plant disaster from the perspective of the people affected by it – from innocent citizens to firefighters. The remnants of the catastrophe are seen in the dystopian landscapes and heard in the words of the meltdown's survivors.


78/52 doc film

78/52,  documentary film

Monday, April 16, 7 p.m., Ball Hall 127 ~ FREE
Q&A, reception with filmmaker to follow

The screeching strings, the plunging knife: in 1960, Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho changed film history forever with its taboo-shattering shower scene. Dubbed the “deepest dive imaginable into one of the most celebrated scenes in movie history” by the Los Angeles Times, 78/52 examines all 78 camera set-ups and 52 edits that went into the three-minute scene.


Parker String Quartet

Parker String Quartet, concert

Tuesday, April 17, 7:30 p.m. ~ $20/15/5
Munsey Memorial United Methodist Church, JC

Known for their inspiring, luminous sound and exceptional musicianship, the Grammy Award-winning Parker String Quartet has delighted audiences around the world since its formation in 2002. Joining the ensemble for this concert will be ETSU Assistant Professor Esther Park, who holds master's and doctoral degrees from Yale School of Music.



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