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FAC to host Broadway Caberet and International Exchange

Posted: October 17, 2013 4:30 p.m.
Updated: October 18, 2013 5:00 a.m.
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Dickicht und Unterholz is by Roland Albert, Nicole Gimber, Angie Horlemann, Edelgard Losch, Silvia Rudolf and Shatky Paque and was completed in 2013. Both pieces will be featured in the International Exchange exhibit at the Fine Arts Center.

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The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County presents Broadway Cabaret Night Thursday at 8 p.m. The event will be set up cabaret style on the stage of the Wood Auditorium. Audience members will be able to enjoy a dessert and beverage while sitting at a table with friends enjoying some of Broadway’s best songs, including:

• "Memory" from Cats

• "You Can’t Get a Man with a Gun" from Annie Get Your Gun

• "On the Street Where You Live" from My Fair Lady

• "Corner of the Sky" from Pippin

• "Lily’s Eyes" from The Secret Garden, and more.

Tickets are $20 for adults and $18 for students, senior and military. Tickets include dessert from Mulberry Market and Bake Shop and a beverage.

Also Thursday at the FAC will be the opening of the Bassett Gallery’s exhibit International Exchange: The Columbia-Kaiserslautern Connection. This exhibit is curated by Wim Roefs of ifART Gallery in Columbia and is an artist’s exchange between Columbia and its German sister city, Kaiserslautern. The project involves joint work by artists from two countries and reveals different approaches that requires give and take.

The artists exchange started in 2000 with the shipment of a steel palmetto tree from Columbia to Kaiserslautern. The tree was created by Meg McLean as part of that year’s Palmetto Tree Project, sponsored by the Cultural Council of Richland and Lexington counties. In 2001, McLean and Britta Cruz, a German artist them living in Columbia, went to Kaiserslautern.

That same year and again in 2003, Kaiserslautern artists Roland Albert, Thomas Brenner, Nicole Gimber, Klaus Hartmann and Reiner Mahrlein came to Columbia. With local artists, they participated in the City Garage Project, during which artists created art from materials harvested in the demolished City Garage on the corner of Columbia’s Gervais and Pulaski streets.

The event runs Thursday through November 29. The opening session Thursday evening will begin at 5:30 p.m. and last until 7 p.m. After that, it will run daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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