Carter Arts & Lecture Series

The Carter Arts & Lecture Series, now in its eighth season, is committed to enhancing the educational experience by bringing compelling speakers, distinguished authors, and performing artists to ABAC Bainbridge. These events are designed to bring the students and the community together to educate, inspire, and spark imagination. All events will take place at ABAC Bainbridge.

Series Sponsor: The Thomas M. Kirbo and Irene B. Kirbo Foundation
Event Sponsor: First Port City Bank
Preferred Sponsor: Miles Realty Company

Andrew Edlin:
Churchill, a one-man play

Tuesday, October 19, 2021
6:00 PM

Playwright and actor Andrew Edlin performs his tour de force one-man show as the charismatic statesman and orator Sir Winston Churchill. His flawless execution of the nuances of Churchill’s personality perfectly illustrates the wit and wisdom that make Churchill one of history’s greatest figures and an enduring legend.



Joe Gransden Quintet with Robin Latimore

Tuesday, March 8, 2022
6:00 PM

Jazz, gospel, and soul will meet in this one-of-a-kind collaboration with Joe Grandsden and Robin Latimore.   The Joe Gransden Quintet and master songstress Robin Latimore will provide unparalleled entertainment as they perform timeless favorites that will have every audience member swaying along.



Paisley Rekdal, poet 

Monday, November 8, 2021
6:00 PM

Georgia Poetry Circuit: Modern poetry will come to life with an inspirational reading and lecture by Utah’s esteemed Poet Laureate. Paisley Redkal is the author of ten books, including the new collection of essays The Night My Mother Met Bruce Lee and the hybrid photo-text memoir, Intimate. Her poems and essays regularly receive national press and have appeared in The New York Times Magazine and on National Public Radio.


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Derek Brown,
saxophone with the ABAC Jazz Ensemble

Friday, April 22, 2022
6:00 PM

Billboard-charting saxophonist Derek Brown is a musical innovator and his one-of-a-kind solo “BEATBoX SAX” project has been exploding across the world music scene. Brown will lead this unique performance as a soloist accompanied by the ABAC Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Deborah Bradley. Together, Brown and the Jazz Ensemble will provide a compelling musical experience for all ages.


National Players:
A Raisin in the Sun

Monday, February 7, 2022
6:00 PM

Three million people have experienced the artistic excellence that National Players has delivered for more than seven decades on stages across the world. A Raisin in the Sun is the feature performance of their 72nd season and it brings to life the plight of the Younger family as they dream bigger than the small house where they live on the south side of Chicago in the 1950s. 


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