March 3, 2004
Fine Arts Festival Fridays at ULM
The ULM School of Visual and Performing Arts in conjunction with the Chautauqua Nexus will present a series of informal arts events at noon on Fridays beginning March 5 and continuing throughout the semester. The events will take place around the fountain in front of the library in Scott Plaza. Students, faculty, staff and the general public are invited to bring a lunch or just stop by. All events are free and open to the public.
The first event, this Friday from noon-2 p.m. features art faculty and students as well as jazz musicians from the Division of Music. The event is called "Painting in the Round." Jerry Lyles from the art faculty, and organizer of the event comments, "Rhythm, improvisation and time; all elements shared by jazz and action painting. Five visual artists backed up by jazz musicians will execute a time based performance painting."
Fine Arts Festival Fridays Schedule
In Scott Plaza at 12 noon
March 5 Painting and Jazz
Faculty and students from the Art Division will paint an original piece on three large panels while jazz music is played noon-2PM
March 12 Theatre Combat Scenes
John Kelly, Director of Theatre and Jeremy Reynolds, Technical Director for TheatreWorks will perform and demonstrate stage combat moves.
March 19 Opera Scenes
Faculty, students and a guest artist will present excerpts from the Opera "Street Scenes" by Kurt Weill that will be performed March 25-27 in Spyker Theatre.
March 26 New Music Ensemble
Division of Music New Music Ensemble will perform "In C," a landmark minimalist composition by Terry Riley.
April 2 Tuba Ensemble
Division of Music Tuba Ensemble will perform works for this unusual group (part of the Division of Music Chamber Music Festival)
April 23 Piece for Paint, Pickup and Percussion by L. Keith White (in front of Bry Hall)
World Premier of a new piece by Dr. L. Keith White, Director of the School of Visual and Performing Arts performed by the Student Interdisciplinary Ensemble of the Arts including members of Kappa Pi Art Fraternity and the Percussion Ensemble
April 30 Dance Performance
Original choreography by ULM Dance faculty and students; performed by students in Dance Workshop 424.
May 7 Inter-denominational Ensemble
Performances of Gospel and other vocal works.