Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities to showcase young artists at Artists in Bloom
GREENVILLE— For the fifth year, TD Bank will present “Artists in Bloom,” a fundraising event benefitting the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities (SCGSAH), on Thursday, April 25 from 6-8 p.m. at Avenue in downtown Greenville. This unique engagement, hosted by the SCGSAH Foundation, celebrates the school’s young artists from across the state and features student performances and works.
“TD Bank has proudly supported the Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities since its inception, because we recognize the value of the arts to a community’s growth, prosperity and wellbeing,” said David Lominack, S.C. Market President for TD Bank. “Regardless of where the careers, talents and passions of these talented students lead them, our hope is that their paths eventually draw them back to South Carolina, where they will continue to inspire and shape our future.”
This year’s guest of honor is “God Friended Me” star Brandon Micheal Hall, who will receive the 2019 President’s Alumni Award. This honor is bestowed on an accomplished graduate who has shown a commitment to the arts and artistic achievement, while embodying the school’s key values.
Hall graduated from the Governor’s School’s residential high school drama program in 2011 and attended The Juilliard School for drama. In 2017, he was named one of Variety’s “Top Ten Television Stars to Watch” for his breakout performance in the ABC comedy “The Mayor.” He also starred on TBS’ critically acclaimed series “Search Party.”
“We’re excited to have this opportunity to recognize Brandon Micheal Hall and the incredibly talented students of the Governor’s School,” said Rochelle Williams, SCGSAH Foundation executive director. “We encourage arts supporters to get to know these emerging artists and experience their talent first hand at ‘Artists in Bloom,’ and we are grateful for TD Bank’s investment in our mission which makes this event possible.”
Brandon Micheal Hall has quickly established himself as a highly sought after young actor. He’s currently starring in CBS’ new series, “God Friended Me” from Executive Producer Greg Berlanti. The series, which follows an atheist whose life is turned upside down when he is “friended” by God on Facebook, premiered last fall and was just renewed for a second season.
In 2017, Hall was named one of Variety’s Top Ten Television Stars to Watch for his breakout performance in the ABC comedy “The Mayor.” Starring in the title role of the show from Executive Producers Jeremy Bronson and Daveed Diggs, he also earned ‘one to watch’ raves from Entertainment Weekly, The Los Angeles Times, People and IndieWire. On the small screen, he also stars on TBS’ critically acclaimed series “Search Party.”
On the feature side, Hall had a leading role in Monster Party, for Automatik, and also starred in the indie Lez Bomb, opposite Bruce Dern.
While still a student at Juilliard, Hall landed the lead on the CBS pilot “LFE,” opposite Melissa Leo. Since graduating, he has guest starred on the hit Comedy Central series “Broad City,” Netflix’s “The Characters,” opposite Paul Downs, and A&E’s “Unforgettable.” On stage, he starred in the world premiere production of “Transfers,” directed by Jackson Gay.
Hall has trained at the Juilliard Drama Division, the British American Drama Academy, and the South Carolina Governor’s School for Arts & Humanities.
Located in Greenville, the Governor’s School’s mission is to serve the artistically talented students of South Carolina through programs of pre-professional instruction in an environment of artistic and academic excellence. The school also serves as a resource for all teachers and students in the state.
Event proceeds will directly benefit Governor’s School students, professional development opportunities for teachers, and special arts education programs.
For tickets and sponsorship opportunities, visit https://www.scgsah.org/giving/events.
The Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities Foundation serves South Carolina’s artistically talented students by raising revenues to bridge the gap between funds provided to the school through government appropriation and the actual cost of the educational opportunities the school provides to students. For more information, visit www.scgsah.org/ giving or call (864) 282-1570.
Located in Greenville, the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities (SCGSAH) cultivates young artists from across the state through pre-professional training in the areas of creative writing, dance, drama, music and visual arts. As a public, residential high school, serving juniors and seniors, students refine their talents in a master-apprentice community while receiving a nationally recognized academic education. Summer programs are available to rising 7th-12th grade students, and SCGSAH serves as a resource to all teachers and students in South Carolina, offering comprehensive outreach programs designed to bring together artists, educators, community organizations and schools. Learn more at www.SCGSAH.org.
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