West Virginia University College of Creative Arts calendar of events for April 25-May 1:
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 25
WORKSHOP: The Bennett House
Two dozen students from West Virginia University’s School of Theatre and Dance will get the opportunity to help shepherd “Pride and Prejudice” to Broadway. The students will participate in a workshop production of The Bennett House – at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 25, in the Vivian Davis Michael Theatre of the Creative Arts Center. “The Bennett House” is a new musical loosely based on Jane Austen’s beloved comedy of manners. The workshop is free and open to the public. Seating in the Vivian Davis Michael Theatre is limited, so audience members should plan to arrive early.
Tuesday, April 26
ART UP CLOSE: Shoji Satake
What does an Iznik pottery plate made in Asia Minor during the 17th century have in common with a plate made by a Chinese artist in 1999? How are they different? What materials and techniques did the artists use? These two works from the WVU Art Collection will be the subject of the Art Museum of WVU’s next Art Up Close event, to be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 26. Shoji Satake, who is coordinator of the Ceramics Program in the WVU School of Art and Design, will compare and contrast the ceramic plate from 17th century Anatolia with a contemporary plate created by artist Yu Yong in 1999.
CONCERT: Chamber Winds
Chamber Winds ensemble will conclude their 2015-16 concert season at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, in the Gladys G. Davis Theatre of the Creative Arts Center. The concert is free and open to the public. John Weigand, professor of clarinet and director of the ensemble, will lead the woodwind ensemble in works by Carl Reinecke, Andre Caplet, and Antonin Dvoř�k.
Wednesday, April 27
LUNCHTIME LOOK: Diego Rivera
Art Museum of WVU docent Art Jacknowitz will discuss a watercolor by Mexican artist Diego Rivera during the next Lunchtime Looks program on Wednesday, April 27. WVU students, faculty and staff, and the general public are invited to bring a brown bag lunch to the Museum Education Center Grand Hall at noon and meet with other art enthusiasts to enjoy their midday meal. At 12:30 p.m., the group will move to the Museum Classroom on the ground floor for a 20-minute, in-depth look at Rivera’s watercolor on rice paper.
SCREENING: Tough Love
A pair of School of Theatre & Dance alumni have taken success into their own hands, and they’re coming back to share their experiences in creating original content and the brave new world of digital distribution with students at their alma mater. They’ll screen all 6 episodes – of Season Three of “Tough Love” and host a question-and-answer session about creating original content and the wide range of new distribution channels at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, in the Gladys G. Davis Theatre of the Creative Arts Center.
Thursday, April 28, and Friday, April 29
CONCERT: Spring Dance Showcase
Dance students have been building their Spring Dance Showcase from the ground up. The concerts will be held at 7 and 9 p.m. Thursday, April 28, and 7 and 9 p.m. Friday, April 29, in the Edna Falbo Theatre in WVU’s Creative Arts Center. For tickets and information, please contact the WVU Box Office at 304-293-SHOW.
Friday, April 20, through Sunday, May 1
LAB Theatre: There’s a Darkness Around Me That’s Flooded in Light
WVU’s LAB Theatre program will present a stage reading of School of Theatre and Dance student Woody Pond’s play, which, according to Pond, “tells the story of three swordsmen sitting on a couch, boozing and reminiscing as they attempt to pass the first stage of their final test – solving a SUPER HARD riddle.” Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday in the SLAB Theatre, 239A Creative Arts Center. Admission is free, but seating is limited, so audiences should arrive early.
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
Commencement May 13
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.
CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF THE ARTS AND HUMANITIES
This year, West Virginia University will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the creation of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Visit http://artsandhumanities.wvu.edu for more information and a calendar of events.
CONTACT: David Welsh, College of Creative Arts
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