4/27/18 - Governorís School for the Arts Foundation Hosts ďCelebrate the ArtsĒ Benefiting the Students of the S.C. Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities


GREENVILLE, SCóThe Governorís School for the Arts Foundation will host its spring event, Celebrate the Artsin honor of the founding school board on Wednesday, May 2, featuring student performances from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. at Smith Recital Hall on the Governorís School campus, followed by a reception at Avenue in downtown Greenville. 

"It is an evening to celebrate not only the immense talent and achievement of our students and alumni, but also the support the school has received from the community," said Dr. Cedric Adderley, president of the S.C. Governorís School for the Arts and Humanities.

Presented by TD Bank, Celebrate the Arts is an evening to enjoy performances by Governorís School students, honor the accomplishments of the alumni, and recognize​ the​ generous spirit of the Foundationís donors and volunteers. The occasion features music, creative writing and drama student performances, as well as displays of work by the schoolís visual arts students.

This year's event will also honor alumna Temnete Sebhatu, who will receive the President's Alumni Award, bestowed upon an accomplished graduate who has shown a commitment to the arts and artistic achievement. Sebhatu is a copywriter at TBWA/Media Arts Lab, a creative group whose exclusive client is Apple. In addition to her award-winning work for Apple, Sebhatu does pro-bono, community service work for organizations such as the One Love Foundation and Conservation International. She earned a degree in copywriting from the Miami Ad School in Brooklyn, one of the countryís most successful portfolio schools for students wishing to enter advertising.

Proceeds from Celebrate the Arts will benefit the Governor's School for the Arts Foundation, which provides scholarships for Governor's School students, brings world-renowned guest artists to the Upstate, and funds arts-related outreach programs to schools across the state, while bridging the gap between funds provided by government appropriation and the actual cost of educational opportunities provided to students. To purchase tickets, visit gsafoundation.net or by phone at (864) 282-1570.