WVU College of Creative Arts calendar of events for April 18-24:
All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. For more information about ticketed events, call 304.293.SHOW. For information about any College of Creative Arts events, call the Publicity Office at 304.293.3397. Events on this calendar are subject to change. For the latest information, see our web calendar at http://ccarts.wvu.edu.
All College of Creative Arts programs, services, and activities are accessible to persons with disabilities. To request accommodations, call 304.293.4171.
Monday, April 18
ALUMNI-IN-RESIDENCE: Nicole Peters
Nicole Peters, who earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Ceramics and a Master of Arts in Art History from West Virginia University, will return to discuss “A holistic approach to the on-site conservation treatment of an Egyptian New Kingdom child coffin” at 6 p.m. Monday, April 18, in room G7 of the Art Museum of WVU. The coffin is from the Amarna period of ancient Egyptian culture and was done in painted wood. Peters is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Art Conservation at Buffalo State. Her visit is part of the College of Creative Arts Alumni in Residence series.
Tuesday, April 19
CONCERT: WVU Wind Symphony
The April 19 performance of the West Virginia University Wind Symphony will be bittersweet for Director of Bands John Hendricks. It will be his last concert at the conductor’s podium before he takes up new administrative responsibilities for the WVU College of Creative Arts. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Lyell B. Clay Concert Theatre of the WVU Creative Arts Center. For tickets and information, contact the WVU Box Office at 304-293-SHOW. As with many School of Music performances, the concert is free to any WVU student who presents an ID to any usher.
Tuesday, April 19-Sunday, April 24
PLAY: The Arabian Nights
The West Virginia University School of Theatre and Dance will present the tales of “The Arabian Nights” by Mary Zimmerman at 7:30 p.m. April 19-23, and 2 p.m. April 24 in the Gladys G. Davis Theatre at the Creative Arts Center. As directed by Leland Blair, associate professor of acting, “Arabian Nights” will take the audience on a journey of love, riddles, danger, lust, and beyond. For tickets and information, please contact the WVU Box Office at 304-293-SHOW.
Thursday, April 21
LECTURE: Donatello and the Human Experience
An expert in Italian Renaissance art will share insights from his remarkable career as a scholar and educator in a lecture at West Virginia University. David Wilkins, Professor Emeritus at the University of Pittsburgh, will present the J. Bernard Schultz Endowed Lecture in Art History at 5 p.m. Thursday, April 21, in Bloch Learning and Performance Hall, 200A Creative Arts Center. He will discuss “Donatello and the Human Experience.”
CONCERT: WVU Symphony Orchestra
The West Virginia University Symphony Orchestra closes its 2015-2016 season with a concert on Thursday, April 21, that features retiring WVU faculty member William Skidmore as cello soloist in a farewell performance. The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Lyell B. Clay Concert Theatre under the baton of Maestro Arnold. For concert tickets and information, call the WVU Box Office at 304.293.SHOW. WVU students are admitted free by presenting IDs to any usher.
Sunday, April 24
RECITAL: Cynthia Anderson
Cynthia Anderson, professor of oboe and music theory and director of graduate studies in the WVU School of Music, will present a faculty recital at 1 p.m. Sunday, April 24, in Bloch Learning and Performance Hall, 200A Creative Arts Center.
CONCERT: WVU Choral Concert
Audiences will enjoy an eclectic afternoon of music as West Virginia University’s choral ensembles take the stage at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 24, in the Lyell B. Clay Concert Theatre of the Creative Arts Center. For tickets and information, please contact the WVU Box Office at 304-293-SHOW.
RECITAL: “A Fond Farewell”
After a 38-year career at West Virginia University, William Skidmore, professor of cello, will present his final recital before retiring, “A Fond Farewell,” at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 24, in Bloch Learning and Performance Hall, 200A Creative Arts Center.
Through Saturday, May 14
EXHIBITION: Bachelor of Fine Arts Show
Seniors graduating with a bachelor of fine arts degree in the WVU College of Creative Arts will exhibit their final projects in the Creative Arts Center’s Mesaros Galleries, April 14 through May 14. The Mesaros Galleries will be open during the College of Creative Arts Commencement ceremony, to be held Friday, May 13, at 4 p.m. in the Lyell B. Clay Concert Theatre of the Creative Arts Center.
Through June 12
EXHIBITION: “Here to There”
Huntington area art lovers will get a chance to enjoy works by West Virginia University faculty members in an ongoing exhibition. “Here to There: An Exhibition of Work by WVU School of Art & Design Faculty” is on view at the Huntington Museum of Art through June 12.
Mark your calendars:
• Art Up Close April 26
• Chamber Winds Concert April 26
• Lunchtime Looks April 27
• Spring Dance Showcase April 28 and 29
ART MUSEUM OF WVU: Exhibitions: Visual Conversations: Looking and Listening and Independent Vision: Self-Taught Artists from Appalachia
The Art Museum of WVU is open to the public Wednesday through Sunday, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. For more information, visit http://artmuseum.wvu.edu.
CONTACT: David Welsh, College of Creative Arts
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