MONROE, La. — The College of Arts, Education, and Sciences at the University of Louisiana Monroe is pleased to announce the residency of singer, songwriter, poet, actor, playwright, author, and painter Bobby Bridger for September 5-8, 2016.
Bridger’s residency is a collaborative effort between ULM’s School of Humanities and School of Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA).
Bridger is no stranger to ULM. He graduated from ULM (formerly Northeast Louisiana State College) in 1968 with a bachelor’s degree in art education.
For three decades Bridger has traveled the globe performing a trilogy of one-man shows for audiences in America, Canada, Europe, Australia and Russia. He has recorded numerous albums for labels including Monument Records, RCA and Golden Egg Records.
On television he appeared twice (1976 and 1978) on the early years of PBS's “Austin City Limits” and on ABC's "Good Morning America," A&E and C-SPAN, as well as on radio with NPR. He is the composer of "Heal in The Wisdom" that has been the official anthem of the Kerrville Folk Festival for over 25 years.
During his stay on campus, Bridger will present a series of masterclasses for ULM Communication Program graduate students, as well as students in the History, English, and Music programs.
There will also be an installation of Bridger’s art work in the Innovation Center (Walker 1-137) that can be viewed Sept. 6 and 7 from 3-3:50 p.m., and during the ULM Art Crawl on Thursday evening, Sept. 8, between 5-7 p.m. The ULM Art Crawl will involve Bry Gallery, the Sculpture Garden, Walker Gallery and the Innovation Center. A map of art locations will be available in every location.
The culmination of Bridger’s residency will be a concert in the Emy-Lou Biedenharn Recital Hall on Thursday evening at 7:30 p.m.
General admission to this performance is $15. ULM faculty and students receive one free ticket with a valid identification card.
Seating is limited so get your tickets early by visiting the VAPA Box Office in Biedenharn Hall, room 105, or by calling 318-342-1414.