FAYETTEVILLE STATE UNIVERSITY’S 2010-2011 SEASON FINE ARTS SERIES AND CHANCELLOR’S DISTINGUISHED SPEAKER SERIES
a celebration of the arts, culture, & ideas
FAYETTEVILLE STATE UNIVERSITY
The Department of Performing & Fine Arts Building Community through the Arts Vision: The Department of Performing and Fine Arts will be the cultural and intellectual center for Fayetteville and its environs.
Degrees Bachelor of Arts in Theatre
Mission: The primary mission of the Department of Performing and Fine Arts is to produce graduates in the performing and fine arts—music, dance, theater, visual arts—that will be leaders in their respective fields and its advocate. The Department is also committed to building community through the arts by being a resource for performing and fine arts pedagogy, cultivating a climate where creativity flourishes, engaging the community with the arts, and making the arts assessable to all. The Department of Performing and Fine Arts invites you to follow your passion for the arts by pursuing a degree in visual art, music, or theater at Fayetteville State University. The department provides everything you need to succeed — credentialed and caring faculty, small classes, and access to facilities, equipment and current technology. Degrees in the arts can be the foundation for many rewarding careers that require innovation, critical thinking and creativity. The Department of Performing and Fine Arts is committed to building community through the arts. From gallery exhibits to performances by The University Choir, each area of the department contributes to the cultural fabric of Fayetteville. The department’s Fine Arts Series brings nationally recognized speakers and performers to campus; and throughout the year the 1,134 seat Seabrook Auditorium is filled with the passion and drama of opera, symphony and live theater. The power of the arts to inform, enrich, and inspire is what makes the Department of Performing and Fine Arts the cultural and intellectual center of the university and beyond.
Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts with a concentration in: Ceramics, graphics, painting, printmaking, or sculpture. Bachelor of Science in Art Education (K-12) with a concentration in: Ceramics, graphics, painting, printmaking, or sculpture Bachelor of Science in Music Education (K-12) with a concentration in: Instrumental, Keyboard, or Voice. Bachelor of Arts in General Music with a concentration in: Instrumental, Keyboard, or Voice.
On the cover: Dance Theatre of Harlem’s Fredrick Davis in Billy Wilson’s Concerto In F, photograph by Rachel Neville.
Letter from the Chair 0 2 Season at a Glance 0 3 Seabrook Series 0 5 Butler Theatre Series 1 2 Support Arts at FSU 1 4 Rosenthal Gallery Series 1 5 Harmony Series 1 7 The Chancellorâ€™s Distinguished Speaker Series 1 9 2011 Summer Opera Series 2 0 Fine Arts Series Committee 2 1
From the Chair
I am Dr. Earnest Lamb, Chair of the Department of Performing and Fine Arts, and 2010-2011 will begin my second year at Fayetteville State University. Before I tell you about some of exciting things you find in this copy of Ovation: A celebration of the arts, culture, and ideas, I would like to take the opportunity to introduce myself. I was born in Monrovia, Liberia, but grew up in Little Rock, Arkansas where I began my love affair with the cello at age 10. I have degrees in cello performance from the University of Memphis (formerly Memphis State University) and Indiana University; and a PhD in musicology from the University of North Texas with a specialization in American music. As a cellist, I am a former member of the Memphis Symphony and Arkansas Symphony orchestras. Currently, I am a member of the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra. As a scholar, I’ve presented papers on American music topics at the Society for American Music, the American Music Society, the College Music Society, and numerous national and international conferences. In an effort to bring my research interests to a wider audience, I wrote and produced Blacks in Classical Music and From Spiritual to Symphony: A Portrait of Florence Smith Price for public radio. The later won numerous local and national awards including first place honors in the portrait division from the prestigious Foundation for Women in Radio and Television. Prior to accepting the position at Fayetteville State, I was a high school orchestra director and was on the faculty, and later Chair, of the Department of Music at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. Throughout my varied career as a performer, scholar and administrator, one thing has remained constant — my belief in the power of the arts to inform, enrich, engage, and inspire. The tag line for the Department—Building community through the arts—is informed by this philosophy: Building community through the arts: • Inform: foster scholarly engagement with the arts via lectures, workshops, and master classes • Enrich: develop programming that represents the richness of diverse cultures • Engage: create partnerships with educational, civic, and religious organizations to make the arts accessible to all • Inspire: use the arts as a vehicle of change to transform our community As you read this copy of Ovation!, you will discover how thought-provoking speakers, music, dance, visual arts, and theater come together in “a celebration of the arts, culture, and ideas.” Enjoy! Dr. Earnest Lamb
■ Seabrook Series ■ Butler Theatre Series
2010/11 season at a Glance AUgUSt 2010 14 ■ Rosenthal gallery Exhibit 8/14-9/5: Communicare: Discovering Young Adults 14 ■ Reception for Communicare: Discovering Young Adults
SEptEmbER 2010 10 ■ Rosenthal gallery Exhibit 9/10-10/8 Following the Path: Juried FSU Alumni Exhibit 10 ■ Reception for Following the Path: Juried FSU Alumni Exhibit 16 ■ Chancellor’s Reading Club, Alex Kotlowitz 17 ■ The Tempest 28 ■ Imani Winds
OCtObER 2010 5 ■ FSU Faculty and Friends 7 ■ Chancellor’s Distinguished Speakers Series, Dr. Alvin poussaint 7/8/9 ■ the Diviners 9 ■ Jazz on the River 22 ■ Rosenthal gallery Exhibit 10/22-11/12: Frameless: New Mexico Printmakers 22 ■ Reception for Frameless: New Mexico Printmakers 25 ■ percussion Workshop ■ Salsa Dancing Workshop 26 ■ Lalo Davila and Friends: A Salsa band ■ Saxophone Workshop ■ Salsa Dancing Workshop 27 ■ Careers in music Workshop 28 ■ Concerto Night
NOvEmbER 2010 2 4 5 18 19 19 18/19/20 20
■ Chamber music Night ■ Jazz Night ■ FSU marching band in Concert ■ Chancellor’s Distinguished Speakers Series, bg Stacye D. Harris ■ Rosenthal gallery Exhibit 11/19-12/11: Senior thesis Exhibit ■Reception for Senior thesis Exhibit ■ Fences ■ Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra
■ Rosenthal Series ■ Harmony Series ■ The Chancellor’s Distinguished Speaker Series
DECEmbER 2010 4 ■ black Nativity 5 ■ Christmas at FSU: A Concert of Seasonal Favorites
JANUARY 2011 14 ■ Rosenthal gallery Exhibit 1/14-2/11: BLAM: Historical Anime to the Present 14 ■ Reception for BLAM: Historical Anime to the Present 17 ■ martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration
FEbRUARY 2011 3 ■ Chancellor’s Distinguished Speakers Series, Judith Jamison 4 ■ the Future of Sequential Art: A panel Discussion 5 ■ Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra 9 ■ Opera Workshop: Cheryse mcLeod Lewis 10 ■ Cheryse mcLeod Lewis: mezzo-soprano in recital 17/18 ■ The Magic Lamp of Aladdin 18 ■ Rosenthal gallery Exhibit 2/18-4/8: The Body in Motion 18 ■ Reception for The Body in Motion
mARCH 2011 22 ■ Evening of trumpets and percussion 29 ■ An Evening of Strings, Woodwinds and voice
ApRIL 2011 3 ■ Dance theater of Harlem: Opus I: A Scholarship benefit for the Department of performing Arts 4 ■ Dance theater of Harlem dance workshops 14/15/16 ■ A Slice of Saturday Night 15 ■ Rosenthal gallery Exhibit 4/15-5/7: Senior thesis Exhibit 15 ■ Reception for Senior thesis Exhibit 17 ■ FSU Concert Choir 19 ■ Imani Winds and Friends 26 ■ FSU Concert band
Seabrook Series The Tempest | Sep 17, 2010 — 7:30PM
Sixteen of the finest actors, directors, designers, and technicians from the University of Cambridge bring Shakespeare’s final masterpiece, The Tempest, 3,500 miles across the Atlantic to perform for American audiences. The cast of the Cambridge University American Stage Tour returns to Seabrook Auditorium for a single performance of Shakespeare’s classic . Admission is free and open to the public.
imani Winds | Sep 28, 2010 — 7PM As part of their residency, the Grammy nominated Imani Winds will perform an eclectic program of chamber music written for woodwind quintet. This event is free and the public is invited.
FsU Faculty and Friends | Oct 5, 2010 — 7PM FSU music faculty is joined for an evening of chamber music featuring harpist Winifred Garrett. Guest artists David Yarborough (violin), Janine Parnell (violin) and harpist Winifred Garrett join FSU faculty members Diane PhoenixNeal (viola) and Earnest Lamb (cello) for an evening of chamber music written for harp and strings. The evening features rarely performed masterpieces by Still, Dvorak and Hoffman. Harps and strings together…heavenly. The performance is free and open to the public.
Lalo Davila and Friends: A salsa Band | Oct 26, 2010 — 7PM Latin percussion virtuoso Lalo Davila brings his world-class salsa band to Fayetteville. Salsa, which means sauce, blends African, Spanish, Cuban, and Puerto Rican music into a mixture that is guaranteed to stir your soul and set your body in motion.
Fayetteville symphony orchestra | Nov 20, 2010 — 7:30PM Maestro Fouad Fakhouri conducts the FSO in works by Wagner, Mendelssohn, and Elgar. The Flying Dutchman continues his journey onto the stage of Seabrook Auditorium and is followed by Mendelssohn’s finest and most enduring concerto, as performed by violinist Juliana Athayde. Sir Edward Elgar’s fascinating work will continue to entrance listeners. For ticket information please visit the FSO website at www.fayettvillesymphony.org or call the FSO office at 910.433.4690. Methodist University & FSU students admitted to ALL FSO Events FREE by showing valid school ID at Box Office the night of the concert.
Fayetteville symphony orchestra | Feb 5, 2011 — 7:30PM Maestro Fouad Fakhouri leads the FSO in works by Dukas, R. Strauss, and Brahms. The brilliance and lush sound of the Fayetteville Symphony reveal the joys of the Romantic era. The opening fanfare, Joseph Salvalaggio’s playful and joyous performance of Richard Strauss’ Oboe Concerto and the splendor of Brahms’ greatest symphony perfectly demonstrate the pillars of the classical music world. For ticket information please visit the FSO website at www.fayettvillesymphony.org or call the FSO office at 910.433.4690. Methodist University & FSU students admitted to ALL FSO Events FREE by showing valid school ID at Box Office the night of the concert.
Cheryse McLeod Lewis | Feb 10, 2011 — 7PM Mezzo-soprano, Cheryse McLeod Lewis, sings songs and spirituals to celebrate African-American history and heritage. Ms. Lewis sings a beautiful program that celebrates the rich history of African Americans that includes Lee Hoiby’s musical setting of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s famous “I Have A Dream” speech. Spirituals take center stage as the FSU Concert Choir joins Ms. Lewis in stunning arrangements of spirituals that will surely satisfy the soul.
The Dance Theater of Harlem | Apr 3, 2011 — 6PM The world renowned dance ensemble presents an evening of classic ballets in a benefit for the Department of Performing and Fine Arts. Opus I: A Scholarship Benefit for the Department of Performing and Fine Arts unites music, dance, theater, and the visual arts together for one unforgettable evening of fun, fantasy and whimsy. Tickets are $100 per person. Please contact the ticket office at 910-672-1724, Monday-Friday from 8:00am until 5:00pm.
imani Winds | Apr 19, 2011 – 7PM This concert features the ensembles the Imani Winds coached during their residency. The highlight of the evening will be an original work composed by Valerie Coleman, flutist of the Imani Winds. This work, written for the Imani Winds, will also feature the FSU Jazz Express and the FSU Concert Choir.
All events in this series take place in the J.W. Seabrook Auditorium and are free unless otherwise noted. The FSU Ticket Office can be contacted at 910-672-1724, Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
THE TEMPEST CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY AMERICAN STAGE TOUR
SEABROOK AUDITORIUM | 17TH SEPTEMBER | 7.30PM FAYETTEVILLE STATE UNIVERSITY | BOX OFFICE 910-672-1724 TICKETS ARE FREE, RESERVATIONS RECOMMENDED
imaniwinds September 28, 2010 7:00 PM Seabrook Auditorium April 19, 2010 7:00 PM Seabrook Auditorium
About the Imani Winds Imani Winds has established itself as more than a wind quintet. Since 1997, the Grammy nominated ensemble has taken a unique path, carving out a distinct presence in the classical music world with its dynamic playing, culturally poignant programming, genreblurring collaborations, and inspirational outreach programs. With two member composers and a deep commitment to commissioning new work, the group is enriching the traditional wind quintet repertoire while meaningfully bridging European, American, African and Latin American traditions. The group is in the midst of its Legacy Commissioning Project, an ambitious fiveyear endeavor launching Imani Winds into its second decade of music making. The ensemble is commissioning, premiering and touring ten new works for woodwind quintet written by established and emerging composers of various musical backgrounds. The select composers originate from different points of the globe bringing experience not only in classical music, but jazz, Middle Eastern, Latin, and harder to define sounds. The Legacy Project kicked off in 2008 with world premieres by Alvin Singleton and Roberto Sierra. The following season, Jason Moran’s “Cane” premiered at the Kimmel Center for the Arts in Philadelphia, followed by performances at Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall and Merkin Concert Hall. Imani Winds enjoys frequent national exposure in all forms of media, including two features on NPR’s All Things Considered, appearances on APM’s Saint Paul Sunday, NPR’s Performance Today and News and Notes with Ed Gordon, The Bob Edwards Show on XM Satellite Radio, BBC The World, as well as frequent coverage in major music magazines and newspapers.
ImanI WInds: 2010-2011 Artist-in-Residence The Department of Performing and Fine Arts is pleased to welcome the Imani Winds as its artist-in-residence for the 2010-2011 academic year. The Imani Winds has redefined the classic wood wind quintet by commissioning new works and reaching out to diverse audiences of all ages. During their residency, members of the Imani winds will be available for master classes, private lessons, group lessons, and informances, clinics, and workshops both on the campus of FSU and throughout the community. The Imani Winds will culminate their residency with a concert featuring the ensembles they coached during their residency on Tuesday, April 19, 2011. The highlight of the evening will be an original work composed by Valerie Coleman, flutist of the Imani Winds. This work, written for the Imani Winds, will also feature the FSU Jazz Express and the FSU Concert Choir. This evening of chamber music should not be missed. If you would like more information about the Imani Winds’ residency please visit the Department of Performing and Fine Arts website at www.uncfus.edu/fah. Residency Dates: Sept 27-29, Nov 8-10, Feb 14-16, Apr 18-20
Its excellence and influences have been recognized with numerous awards including the 2007 ASCAP Award, 2002 CMA/ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming, as well as the CMA/WQXR Award for its debut and self-released CD “Umoja.” At the 2001 Concert Artists Guild International Competition, Imani Winds was selected as the first-ever Educational Residency Ensemble, in recognition of its tremendous musical abilities and innovative programming. Imani Winds has four releases on Koch International Classics, including its 2006 Grammy Award nominated recording entitled “The Classical Underground.” Its most recent release, “This Christmas,” found it’s way onto many holiday “best of” lists upon its release in 2008.
Lalo Davila Friends: A Salsa Band October 26, 2010 • 7PM Seabrook Auditorium Latin percussion virtuoso Lalo Davila brings his world-class salsa band to Fayetteville. Salsa, which means sauce, blends African, Spanish, Cuban, and Puerto Rican music into a mixture that is guaranteed to stir your soul and set your body in motion. WORKSHOPS: October 25 Lalo DavilaPercussion Workshop • 2:00-3:00pm • Seabrook Auditorium Salsa Dancing Workshop • 3:00-4:00pm • Caple Arena Dance Studio October 26 Saxophone Workshop • 2:00-3:30pm • Seabrook Auditorium Salsa Dancing Workshop • 4:30-5:30pm • Caple Arena Dance Studio October 27 Careers in Music Workshop • 12:00-1:00pm • Rosenthal Recital Hall Workshops are free and the public is invited. Lalo Davila & Friends is made possible by the generous support from the Office of Student Affairs.
FSU Faculty and Friends Featuring harpist Winifred Garrett October 5, 2010 – 7:00pm Seabrook Auditorium
Harp, voice, strings . . . heavenly.
Cheryse McLeod Lewis, mezzo-soprano, sings songs and spirituals to celebrate AfricanAmerican history and heritage. Commended for her “stunning vocal power” (Asheville Citizen-Times) and “rich lyric mezzo sound” (Opera News Online), Ms. Lewis sings a beautiful program that celebrates the rich history of African Americans that includes Lee Hoiby’s musical setting of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s famous “I Have A Dream” speech. Spirituals take center stage as the FSU Concert Choir joins Ms. Lewis in stunning arrangements of spirituals that will surely satisfy the soul.
Opera WOrkshOp With Cheryse MCLeOd LeWis February 9, 2011 12–2PM Rosenthal Recital Hall Ms. Lewis shares her professional experience as an opera singer. Workshop will concentrate on the business of singing and address the practical steps for pursuing a full-time career in music. The workshop is free and the public is invited.
Cheryse M.Lewis February 10, 2011
7:00 p.m. • Seabrook Auditorium
Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra Fouad Fakhouri, Music director and conductor November 20, 2010 7:30pm | February 5, 2011 7:30pm | Seabrook Auditorium For ticket information please visit the FSO website at www.fayettvillesymphony.org or call the FSO office at 910.433.4690. Methodist University & FSU students admitted to ALL FSO Events FREE by showing valid school ID at Box Office the night of the concert.
The Dance Theatre of Harlem Dance Theatre of Harlem: Inspired by a dream Dance Theatre of Harlem is a leading dance institution of unparalleled global acclaim, encompassing a “Classically American® dance company, a leading arts education center and Dancing Through Barriers®, a national and international education and community outreach program. Each component of Dance Theatre of Harlem carries a solid commitment towards enriching the lives of young people and adults around the world through the arts.
Founded in 1969 by Arthur Mitchell and Karel Shook, Dance Theatre of Harlem was considered “one of ballet’s most exciting undertakings” (The New York Times, 1971). Shortly after the assassination of The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Mitchell was inspired to start a school that would offer children — especially those in Harlem, the community in which he was born — the opportunity to learn about dance and the allied arts. Now in its fourth decade, Dance Theatre of Harlem has grown into a multi-cultural dance institution with an extraordinary legacy of providing opportunities for creative expression and artistic excellence that continues to set standards in the performing arts. Dance Theatre of Harlem has achieved unprecedented success, bringing innovative and bold new forms of artistic expression to audiences in New York City, across the country and around the world. In February 2004, DTH celebrated its 35th Anniversary, which began with an extensive U.S. tour, followed by a 7-week historic tour of the United Kingdom. DTH received the largest grant ever given to any foreign company by the Dance Consortium in England. Following the UK tour, the Company made its return to Greece, prior to the opening of the 2004 Summer Olympics. During the summer of 2003, the DTH Company made its inaugural engagement at the Lincoln Center Festival 2003, with the premiere of “St. Louis Woman: A Blues Ballet.” In 2002, DTH won the Manchester Evening News Award in Dance as a result of its outstanding performances in England and Manchester. In 2000, Dance Theatre of Harlem performed to sold-out houses in China, giving the country its first performances of “Firebird,” and conducted extensive outreach and educational activities in Mandarin Chinese. That same year, the Company returned to the legendary
Apollo Theater in Harlem, which marked DTH’s first performances on the stage in 25 years. Dance Theatre of Harlem is located at 466 West 152nd Street in a newlydesignated landmark district in Harlem. The building was designed by Hardy Holtzman Pfeiffer & Associates and received the New York City Department of General Services Award for Excellence. After a major gift from the Everett Foundation in October 1994, the building was officially re-opened and dedicated as The Everett Center for the Performing Arts. The historic site houses dance studios used by both the Company and the School.
Ashley Murphy and DaVon Doane in Billy Wilson’s Concerto in F, photo credit Jayme Thornton
Opus I: April 3, 2011 Opus I April 3, 2011 | 6PM | Seabrook Auditorium A special scholarship benefit for the Department of Performing and Fine Arts with a performance by The Dance Theater of Harlem The venerable dance group comes to Seabrook Auditorium for a special performance of classic ballets to benefit the Department of Performing and Fine Arts. The evening begins before the curtain rises with hors d’oeuvres, silent auction, and amusements that will enchant and enthrall. Proceeds from this event will provide scholarships for students in music, dance, theater and visual arts. Ticket information may be obtained from the FSU Ticket Office, 910-672-1724
dance Theatre of Harlem dance Workshops April 4, 2011 | 11Am and 1pm | Seabrook Auditorium 11 a.m.— The DTH presents an Interactive Performance especially for students. Central to the Interactive Performance is a ballet performance that encourages students to see the world in a whole different light. It features live piano music, a narrator to serve as guide “to take you along the journey.” The variety of the high quality artistic content gives the presentation a fast pace. 1 p.m. — Dance Movement Class
Dance workshops are free and the public is invited.
DTH Ensemble in Billy Wilson’s Concerto In F, photo credit Rachel Neville
ButlerTheater Series The Diviners | Oct 7-9, 2010 — 7:30PM
By Jim Leonard, Jr.; Directed by Phoebe Hall Winner of the American College Theatre Festival, this is a drama of hope and faith about a disturbed young man and his friendship with a disenchanted preacher in southern Indiana in the early 1930s. The preacher, determined to break away from a long line of Kentucky family preachers, finds work as a mechanic for the boy’s father. The town, being without a preacher, tries to persuade him to preach while he tries to persuade Buddy to wash, even though the boy is deathly afraid of water. When the preacher finally gets the boy in the river to wash, the townspeople mistake it for a baptism and descend on the event complicating an already complicated event.
Fences | Nov 18-20, 2010 — 7:30PM By August Wilson; Directed by Harmon Watson Set in the 1950s, it is the sixth in Wilson’s ten-part Pittsburgh Cycle. Like all of the Pittsburgh plays, Fences explores the evolving African-American experience and examines race relations, among other themes. The play earned Wilson the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and a Tony for Best Actor for James Earl Jones.
The Magic Lamp of Aladdin | Feb 17, 2011 — 9:30AM, 11AM Feb 18, 2011 — 9:30AM, 11AM, 7PM
By Tim Kelly; Directed by Susan Paschal Evil magician Jammal tries to trick Aladdin in a malicious scheme to acquire a magical lamp containing a wish-granting genie. But Aladdin tricks Jammal and claims the magic lamp for himself, using its power to win the princess and impress the Sultan. But through another wicked ploy, Jammal regains possession of the lamp and kidnaps Jasmine! To set things right, Aladdin must face Chop-Chop, the merciless executioner and a fire breathing dragon and Ali Bubba! At last, Aladdin and Jasmine are reunited, and Jammal is transformed into a new person.
A slice of saturday night: A 60’s Musical | Apr 14-16, 2011 — 7:30PM Directed by Phoebe Hall; Words and music by the Heather Brothers This musical is homage to the Swinging Sixties music and was a smash-hit success when presented in London. The Club-A-Go-Go, run by Eric ‘Rubber legs’ DeVere, a faded rock star, is where “the action is” Saturday night. A knowing and affectionate look back to the 60s, with a fast-moving score of doo-wop, soft rock, and many laughs (and a few reminiscent sighs) along the way!
Butler Theater Ticket Information For reservations contact FSU’s Ticket office at 910-672-1724. For reservations contact FSU’s Ticket Manager, Antoinette Fairley, at 672-1724. Ticket Prices: $10 for adults, $8 staff, faculty and senior citizens, $3 for children, $2 for students with a valid ID only until curtain time. After curtain full adult price will apply.
The Diviners WRITTEN BY JIM LEORNARD • DIRECTED BY PHOEBE HALL
“A splendid drama by a playwright ... with poetic as well as human feeling.” —Variety. “The Diviners, which would be meritorious from anyone, is astounding from so young a writer.... Renders the humor and horror of the hinterlands with staggering accuracy.... Compelling.” — New York Magazine. 15
October 7-9, 2010 7:30 p.m. Butler Theatre
Support the Performing & Fine Arts Friends of the Arts (FoTA) The Friends of the Arts (FOTA) at Fayetteville State University is an organization devoted to supporting the educational and cultural initiatives of the Department of Performing and Fine Arts at FSU. The goals of FOTA are to provide scholarships for talented students in the performing and fine arts; and support special projects that enhance the cultural and intellectual life of the community.
Annual memberships are only $20. For more information about becoming a member call Dr. Lamb, Chair of the Department of Performing and Fine Arts at 910-672-2143 or visit our website at www.uncfsu.edu/fah.
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Join FOTA at FSU and be a part of building community through the arts. Your basic membership of $20 supports the scholarship funds for talented students in the fine and performing arts. Memberships Expire December 31. Your basic membership includes: • A copy of Opus, the E-Newsletter published in January and September • Encore! – A monthly calendar of all events of interests produced by the Department of Performing and Fine Arts I would like my basic membership to provide scholarships for students in the following areas:
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Summer Opera Series: Your donation brings drama and passion of o grand opera to Fayetteville. Fine Arts Series:Your gift brings nationally recognized speakers and o performers to FSU Summer Fine Arts Institutes: Your contribution supports fine arts o camps in music, theater, dance, and visual art for youth (K-12).
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Rosenthal Gallery Series A Gallery for the Visual Arts
Communicare: Discovering Young Artists | Aug 14 – Sep 5, 2010
— Curated by Dwight Smith A reception will be held for Communicare: Discovering Young Artists on Saturday, August 14, 2010, from 1–3 p.m.
Following the Path: Juried FsU Alumni Exhibit | Sep 10 – Oct 8, 2010
— Curated by Shane Booth A reception for Following the Path: Juried FSU Alumni Exhibit will be held Friday, September 10, 2010, from 7–9 p.m.
Frameless: new Mexico Printmakers | Oct 19 – Nov 12, 2010
— Curated by Soni Martin Frameless: New Mexico Printmakers is a collection of original prints from artists associated with New Grounds Printmaking Studio in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The exhibit is the complete portfolio of prints sent to Fayetteville State University to be a part of Rosenthal Gallery’s permanent collection. Frameless is an educational exhibit and reveals the variety of printmaking techniques; as well as how mark making, paper quality and subject are integrated to create a range of expressions. A reception for Frameless: New Mexico Printmakers will be held on Tuesday, October 19, 2010, from 2–4 p.m. Workshop: Revisiting Design to strengthen the Contemporary Relief image | Date: TBA Revisiting Design to Strengthen the Contemporary Relief Image is a 2-day workshop based on revisiting design as a spatial approach to create contemporary prints. The first day includes exercises which can be applied to image making, preparing the block, applying the design principles to a drawing, transferring the drawing to the block and begin cutting. The second day includes completing cutting the block and new techniques in printing without a press. Each workshop has a limit of 15 participants. Call Soni Martin at 672-1057 for dates and times of workshop.
senior Thesis Exhibit | Nov19 – Dec 11, 2010 — Curated by Shane Booth A reception for Senior Thesis Exhibit will be held on Friday, November 19, 2010, from 7–9 p.m. BLAM: Historical Anime to the Present | Jan 14 – Feb 11, 2011
— Curated by: Jonathan Chestnut “BLAM! The Art of Sequential Art” will look at the Asian world of Sequential Art and its use as a communicative tool. In recent years, Comic Studies are seeing an upswing worldwide. Under the conditions of globalization and information society, the internationalization of comics as such, including a sort of comics revival in Asia and America as well as the transnational proliferation of manga, has come to be accompanied by an internationalization of the study of comics and their reflection of the cultures from which they come. We will explore these developments in show, panel discussion and guest speakers. The Future of Sequential Art: A Panel Discussion will explore these developments. Panel discussion will be February 4, 2011 from 7:00pm-9:00pm. A reception for BLAM: Historical Anime to the Present will be held Friday, January 14, 2011, from 7–9 p.m.
The Body in Motion | Feb 18 – Apr 8, 2011 — Curated by Dwight Smith The Rosenthal Gallery will present “The Body in Motion,” an exhibition of artworks from nationally recognized artists that celebrate the artistic creativity of movement in African and African American dance idioms in the United States. A reception for The Body in Motion will be held Friday, February 18, 2011, from 7–9 p.m.
senior Thesis Exhibit | April 15 – May 7, 2011 — Curated by Shane Booth A reception for Senior Thesis Exhibit will be held on Friday, May 15, 2011, from 7–9 p.m. Information for the Rosenthal Gallery Series can be obtained by calling 672-1773.
The Body in Motion
Photo by Emmy Award winning photographer Hugh Grannum of Detroit, Michigan
February 18 – April 8, 2011 The Rosenthal Gallery Curated by Dwight Smith
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October 19–November 12, 2010 Rosenthal Gallery • Curated by Soni Martin
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Harmony Series The Black nativity: A Gospel-Song Play by Langston Hughes December 4, 2010, at 7PM | Seabrook Auditorium Featuring Dorothy Norwood; Directed by Stan Waring The Performing and Fine Arts Department invites you to join us as we celebrate the holidays with a special treat — Langston Hughes’s festive Christmas Play, BLACK NATIVITY. BLACK NATIVITY is a soulstirring musical celebration that uses narration, dance, spirituals, and gospel music to re-tell the story of Christmas. This unique creation by the famous poet, author, and playwright Langston Hughes, will feature Dorothy Norwood along with FSU Concert Choir, FSU United Voices of Praise and narrators from the community. Admission is $20 before December 4, and $25 at the door. Tickets can be obtained from the FSU Ticket Office located in J.W. Seabrook Auditorium or by calling 672-1724. Proceeds from this event will provide scholarships for FSU’s Community School of the Arts.
The Dream Trilogy Part i: Before the Dream Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration January 17, 2011 | Seabrook Auditorium By Stan Waring Over the next three years, as part of Fayetteville State University’s MLK celebration, the Department of Performing and Fine Arts will premiere a dramatic work written by FSU professor Stan Waring--The Dream Trilogy: Before The Dream, A Dream Deferred, and Living The Dream. Each part of this unique trilogy will highlight events in American history that have helped shape the fight for freedom, equality, and justice for all. This year we are proud to present part one of the Dream Trilogy. Before The Dream will honor the men and women who were active participants in the fight for civil rights long before Dr. Martin Luther King and the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. We invite you to join us as we celebrate the life and legacy of these powerful men and women who have had a profound impact on the American Dream.
For information regarding the Harmony Series call 672-2143.
Community School of the Arts MiSSion: The primary mission of CSA at FSU is to build community through the arts. By providing students of all ages and ability levels with professional, affordable instruction in the performing, fine, and digital arts, the CSA at FSU enhances the quality of life in our region by engaging our diverse community in high-quality arts education, performances and exhibitions. . The Fayetteville State University Community School of the Arts (CSA) offers quality non-credit instruction in the arts to students of all ages without audition or formal application. Classes and lessons are generally taught in the Rosenthal Fine Arts building on the beautiful campus of Fayetteville State University. The CSA at FSU is unique because it offers the community a comprehensive arts education. Instruction is currently available in acting/drama, drawing, painting, sequential art (comics), pottery, photography, pop/rock/jazz guitar, piano, violin, viola, cello, bass, saxophone, clarinet, trumpet, voice, percussion, Suzuki violin, music technology, and radio/television production. New courses are always in development. Course offerings are interdisciplinary and education-based, linking individuals in our diverse community with the artistic, educational and performance resources of Fayetteville State University. For a schedule of classes and fees, please find the CSA link on the Performing and Fine Arts website at www.uncfsu.edu/fah.
Featuring Dorothy Norwood Directed by Stan Waring December 4, 2010 at 7PM Seabrook Auditorium Tickets available at the FSU Ticket Office located in J.W. Seabrook Auditorium or by calling 672-1724. Proceeds from this event will provide scholarships for FSUâ€™s Community School of the Arts.
Distinguished Speaker Series The Chancellor’s Reading Club/Distinguished speaker Alex Kotlowitz | September 16, 2010 — 2PM | Seabrook Auditorium The Chancellor’s Reading Club selected the novel, There Are No Children Here, as the 2010 - 2011 book selection for all incoming freshmen. We are encouraging the entire community to join us in reading this book. Mr. Kotlowitz is the author. There Are No Children Here is the winner of the Carl Sandburg Award, and numerous other awards. The New York Public Library selected this work as one of the 150 most important books of the century. His journalism awards include the George Foster Peabody Award and the George Polk Award.
The Chancellor’s Distinguished speaker Alvin F. Poussaint. M.D. | October 7, 2010 — 6PM | Seabrook Auditorium Dr. Alvin F. Poussaint is Director of the Media Center of the Judge Baker Children’s Center in Boston. He is also a Professor of Psychiatry and Faculty Associate Dean for Student Affairs at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Poussaint, a media consultant and award-winning author, is an expert on race relations in America, the dynamics of prejudice, and issues of diversity as our society becomes increasingly multicultural.
The Chancellor’s Distinguished speaker Bridgadier General Stacye D. Harris Nov 18, 2010 — 6PM | Seabrook Auditorium BG Harris is the mobilization assistant to the Commander, U.S. Africa Command, Stuttgart, Germany. She spent eight years on active duty and has 17 years as a Reservist and has commanded an airflift squadron, air expeditionary group and air refueling wing. Before her current assignment, she was mobilization assistant to the Director of Strategic Plans, Requirements and Programs, Headquarters Air Mobility Command, Scott Air Force Base, Ill.
The Chancellor’s Distinguished speaker Judith Jamison | February 3, 2010 — 6PM. | Seabrook Auditorium Ms. Jamison is an award-winning American dancer and choreographer, best known as the artistic director of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. This year, Ms. Jamison was honored at “The BET Honors,” an event that recognizes the lives and achievements of leading African-American luminaries, and she was listed in the TIME 100: The World’s Most Influential People. Most recently, she was awarded the highest rank of the Order of Arts and Letters, an award that recognizes eminent artists and writers, and those who have contributed significantly to furthering the arts in France and throughout the world.
FSU Summer Opera Series Candide was presented on the FSU stage as the offering for the 2010 Summer Opera Series.
The Fayetteville State University Department of Performing & Fine Arts announces La bohème for the 2011 summer opera series.
La bohème is an opera in four acts by Giacomo Puccini. It premiered in Turin, Italy, in February 1896, and since then has become part of the standard Italian opera repertory and is one of the most frequently performed operas world-wide. La bohème, the heartwarming story of starving artists falling in and out of love in circa 1830’s Paris, is a seamless mix of romantic passion, poignant tragedy and high-spirited fun.
Audition dates and further details are forthcoming.
Fine Arts series Committee Dr. Earnest L. Lamb, Chair Ms. Mary Bailey Dr. Yufang Bao Dr. Michael DeValve Ms. Phoebe Hall Dr. Richard Hall Ms. Socorro Hernandez-Hinek Ms. Suzanne Hesseltine Ms. Walter McNeil Dr. Don Parker Dr. Jane Peacock Ms. Denise Peyton Mr. Joseph Ross Dr. Greg Sadler Dr. Lieceng Zhu sPonsors Fayetteville State University Division of Student Affairs Fayetteville State University Foundation, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Alsie (Annette) Cluff The Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County
FSUâ€™s J. W. Seabrook Auditorium by moonlight.
Certain events are supported by the Arts Council in part by contributions from businesses and individuals, and through grants from the City of Fayetteville, Cumberland County and the North Carolina Arts Council, an agency of the Department of Cultural Resources.
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