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The WVU Ceramics program and Student Clay Guild will host Matt Repsher this Friday, Feb. 12, for a daylong visiting artist demonstration. Repsher will lead demonstrations in the ceramics studio, 2339 Creative Arts Center, from 9 a.m. to noon and 1:30 to 4 p.m., followed by a lecture at 4 p.m. This workshop and lecture are free and open to the public.

Raised in the woods of Pennsylvania, Repsher’s exposure to art, design and ceramics started early learning from his father about making pots. He earned his BFA in Ceramics from Penn State and his MFA from Indiana University in 2003. Eventually moving to Santa Fe, he was the studio director at Santa Fe Clay. He later returned as a visiting professor at Indiana University teaching ceramics and 3-D design for two years before returning to New Mexico to teach part time at the University of New Mexico and set up a studio which he shared with his wife, metalsmith Marian Miller. Currently they are resident artists at Pocosin Arts in Columbia, N.C.

We're Morgantown's best!

David | February 10, 2016
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Thanks so much to the readers of Morgantown Magazine for recognizing us in the Best of Morgantown Awards for 2016!

We’re proud that the Creative Arts Center was named Best Theater, and that the Art Museum of WVU was named Best Museum/Gallery!

This Week @ the CAC: Feb. 8-14, 2016

David | February 8, 2016
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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, Feb. 8
MASTERCLASSES: With the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Gifted musicians from the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO) will share their expertise with students from the WVU School of Music in three masterclasses scheduled for Monday, Feb. 8. Lorna McGhee, principal flutist, will lead a masterclass for the flute studio from 1 to 3 p.m. in 424A Creative Arts Center. Gretchen Van Hoesen, principal harpist and Virginia Campbell Chair, will lead four WVU harpists in a masterclass at 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in 215A Creative Arts Center. First Violin and Nancy and Jeffrey Leininger Violinist Christopher Wu will lead four WVU violinists in a masterclass at 5 to 7 p.m. in Bloch Learning and Performance Hall, 200A Creative Arts Center. The masterclasses are free and open to the public.

CONCERT: WVU Jazz Ensembles
West Virginia University’s talented jazz musicians will present an eclectic concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8, in the Gladys Davis Theatre of the Creative Arts Center. For tickets and information, call the WVU Box Office at 304-293-SHOW.

CONCERT: “Ultimate Oscars” with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
The Oscar celebration starts early this year with The Ultimate Oscars – at the Lyell B. Clay Concert Theater at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8. Former Resident Conductor Lawrence Loh returns to celebrate the last 50 years of Oscar-winning scores with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. From John Williams to John Barry, audiences will enjoy unforgettable music from films like “Lord of the Rings,” “Schindler’s List,” “The Godfather,” “Star Wars” and more! For tickets and information, call the WVU Box Office 304-293-SHOW.

Tuesday, Feb. 9
ART UP CLOSE! Shoji Satake
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 Tuesday, Feb. 9. Shoji Satake, who is coordinator of the Ceramics Program in the School of Art & Design, will compare and contrast a ceramic plate from 17th century Anatolia with a contemporary plate created by artist Yu Yong in 1999. Titled “La Maladie de Porcelaine: Porcelain Sickness,” his presentation begins at 5:30 p.m. in the Museum Education Center Grand Hall and will be followed by a question-and-answer session and light refreshments. Those attending will also be able to view the two ceramic works up close. The event is free and open to the public.

Thursday, Feb. 11
VISITING ARTIST LECTURE: Ryan Clifford
A graphic arts and educator with an interest in social change will deliver the next visiting artist lecture for West Virginia University’s School of Art & Design. Ryan Clifford will speak at 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, in Bloch Learning and Performance Hall, 200A Creative Arts Center. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Friday, Feb. 12
CONCERT: WVU Wind Symphony
The members of the West Virginia University Wind Symphony will grow as artists under the batons of three guest conductors at their 7:30 p.m. concert on Friday, Feb. 12, in the Lyell B. Clay Concert Theatre at the Creative Arts Center. The concert is part of WVU’s annual High School Honor Bands Event and will feature guest conductors who will also work with the high-school students. For tickets and information, please call the WVU Box Office at 304-293-SHOW.

Friday, Feb. 12-Sunday, Feb. 14
PLAY: “Disgraced” by Ayad Akhtar
WVU’s LAB Theatre program will present Ayad Akhtar’s “Disgraced,” an exploration of Islamophobia and Muslim-American identity, at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 12 and 13, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 14, in the Vivian Davis Michael Laboratory Theatre in the Creative Arts Center. The play, staged and performed by students in the School of Theatre & Dance, focuses on a dinner party for four people of very different backgrounds, where heated discussion of politics and religion make for a powder keg of identity issues. LAB Theatre productions are free and open to the public, but seating is limited.

Saturday, Feb. 13
CONCERT: High School Honor Band
WVU will host its 37th Annual Invitational High School Honor Bands event on Feb. 11-13 at the Creative Arts Center. Approximately 375 student musicians, representing almost 100 high schools in West Virginia and five regional states, will participate. They are recommended by their high school band directors and selected on the basis of their ability and accomplishments. The students will audition for band placement Thursday evening and then rehearse for two days before presenting the annual Honor Bands Concert at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, in the Lyell B. Clay Concert Theatre at the Creative Arts Center. The concert is free and open to the public.

Through Friday, Feb. 26
MESAROS GALLERIES: “Conjunction” Faculty Show
Fourteen WVU School of Art and Design faculty members spent the past two years working with printmakers at Artists Image Resource (AIR) in Pittsburgh to produce original art projects. Now they will display their interdisciplinary works the Creative Arts Center’s Mesaros Galleries. Titled “Conjunction: Projects by WVU School of Art and Design Faculty,” the show opens Jan. 25 and continues through Feb. 26. Gallery hours are Monday through Saturday, from noon to 9:30 p.m. The galleries are closed Sundays and University holidays. Special individual or group viewing times may be arranged upon request.

Mark your calendars:

Ongoing

ART MUSEUM OF WVU: Inaugural Exhibition: Visual Conversations: Looking and Listening
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.

Iznik Plate Yu Yong

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 Tuesday, Feb. 9.

Shoji Satake, who is coordinator of the Ceramics Program in the WVU College of Creative Arts, will compare and contrast the ceramic plate from 17th century Anatolia with a contemporary plate created by artist Yu Yong in 1999.

“The talk will focus on Jingdezhen, China, as having a central role in the spread of porcelain and I’ll discuss how cultures throughout the world have fought, traded, begged and replicated ceramics,” he said.

Titled “La Maladie de Porcelaine: Porcelain Sickness,” his presentation begins at 5:30 p.m. in the Museum Education Center Grand Hall and will be followed by a question-and-answer session and light refreshments. Those attending will also be able to view the two ceramic works up close.

Satake is coordinator of the WVU School of Art and Design’s ceramics program in Jingdezhen. He received his Master of Fine Arts degree in Ceramics from Indiana University, Bloomington, and his bachelor’s degree in Studio Art from The College of William and Mary. He has conducted workshops and exhibited nationally and internationally. Some of his most recent activities include the ”Japan/USA Exhibition” at Santa Fe Clay, the 2004 Summer Visiting Artist Workshop at the University of Winnipeg, Manitoba, the Jingdezhen, China ”1000 Years of Porcelain International Exhibition,” ”Yellow Ball Project,” Antwerp, Belgium, and the exhibition ”From Hoosier Hands” at the Richmond Fine Arts Museum in Richmond, Indiana.

Art Up Close! events are held several times each year and present WVU faculty and guest artists from various disciplines discussing a single work of art from the perspectives of their disciplines. Audience members have the opportunity to view the actual works of art at the programs.

Art Up Close! is co-sponsored by the Art Museum of WVU and the Friends of the Museum, a membership group for people who enjoy the arts and social, educational and cultural activities revolving around art.

For more information about the program on Feb. 9, contact the Art Museum of WVU at (304) 292-4359.

Images:

  • Yu Yong (Chinese, born 1959), Untitled, 1999, ceramic, Myers Foundation Purchase Funds
  • Iznik Plate, 17th-mid 17th Century, underglaze painted frit body, Milton E. Horn Trust

This Week @ the CAC: Feb. 1-7, 2016

David | February 1, 2016
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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.

Thursday, Feb. 4-Saturday, Feb. 6
DANCE NOW! Annual Concert
Students and faculty are hard at work rehearsing an eclectic and electric evening of choreography with the annual ‘Dance Now!’ concert. The event gives students in WVU’s dance program the opportunity to see their own works receive a full staging, to collaborate with guest choreographers, and to experience the work of guest ensembles. The concerts will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4-6, in the Lyell B. Clay Concert Theatre in the Creative Arts Center. For tickets and information, please contact the WVU Box Office at 304-293-SHOW.

Through Friday, Feb. 26
MESAROS GALLERIES: “Conjunction” Faculty Show
Fourteen WVU School of Art and Design faculty members spent the past two years working with printmakers at Artists Image Resource (AIR) in Pittsburgh to produce original art projects. Now they will display their interdisciplinary works at the Creative Arts Center’s Mesaros Galleries. Titled “Conjunction: Projects by WVU School of Art and Design Faculty,” the show opens Jan. 25 and continues through Feb. 26. Gallery hours are Monday through Saturday, from noon to 9:30 p.m. The galleries are closed Sundays and University holidays. Special individual or group viewing times may be arranged upon request.

Mark your calendars:

Ongoing

ART MUSEUM OF WVU: Inaugural Exhibition: Visual Conversations: Looking and Listening
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.

Mural Study for John Reed Club

Art Museum of WVU docent Mary Louise “Cookie” Schultz will discuss a painting by American social surrealist Walter Quirt during the museum’s next “Lunchtime Looks” program on Wednesday, Jan. 27.

“Lunchtime Looks” is a new series that began in December at the museum. 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 one of the museum’s galleries for a 20-minute, in-depth look at a work of art with one of the docents.

The Jan. 27 session will feature Walter Quirt’s “Mural Study for John Reed Club,” (1934), which is currently on view in the upper gallery. The painting was a gift to the WVU Art Collection from Harvey and Jennifer Peyton of Charleston, West Virginia.

Walter Quirt (1902-1968) was an illustrator and painter and one of the first American artists to experiment with surrealism in the 1930s. He attended the Layton School of Art in Milwaukee and also studied at the McDowell Colony in New Hampshire. During the Great Depression, he lived in New York City, where he worked creating sketches and murals and became involved with radical left-wing causes. His paintings later evolved from the drawings he did at this time. In 1932, he became secretary of the art section of the John Reed Club, an organization associated with the Communist Party USA and committed to encouraging young, leftist talent. Throughout the 1930s, he painted murals, primarily for the Works Progress Administration/Federal Art Project. Later, disillusioned with the Communist party, he returned to Milwaukee and his native Michigan to teach and continued painting and writing throughout the 1950s and 1960s. Quirt is remembered for his ever-changing style and also for his pioneering efforts to change society for the better through art.

Schultz will lead a discussion in which audience members will have a chance to share their own reactions and questions about Quirt’s artwork.

The session will end by 12:50 p.m., so that those who need to get back to their offices will have plenty of time. Anyone who can’t get away for the entire hour is welcome to meet the group in the museum’s upstairs gallery at 12:30 p.m. for just the art presentation.

The Art Museum and Museum Education Center are located near the corner of Patteson Drive and Morrill Way at the Evansdale Campus North Entrance.

Parking is available in short-term lots ST-1 and ST-9, with pay stations, one located near Patteson Drive and the other near the new Evansdale Crossing building.

For more information about the Lunchtime Looks program, contact the Art Museum of WVU at 304.292.4359.

This Week @ the CAC: Jan. 25-31, 2016

David | January 26, 2016
Fo Sho by Dylan Collins

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, Jan. 25, through Friday, Feb. 26
MESAROS GALLERIES: “Conjunction” Faculty Show
Fourteen WVU School of Art and Design faculty members spent the past two years working with printmakers at Artists Image Resource (AIR) in Pittsburgh to produce original art projects. Now they will display their interdisciplinary works at the Creative Arts Center’s Mesaros Galleries. Titled “Conjunction: Projects by WVU School of Art and Design Faculty,” the show opens Jan. 25 and continues through Feb. 26. Gallery hours are Monday through Saturday, from noon to 9:30 p.m. The galleries are closed Sundays and University holidays. Special individual or group viewing times may be arranged upon request.

Wednesday, Jan. 27
LUNCHTIME LOOK: Art Museum Docent Cookie Schultz
Students, faculty and staff, and members of 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 one of the museum’s galleries for a 20-minute, in-depth look at a work of art with one of the docents. This time, Art Museum docent Mary Louise “Cookie” Schultz will discuss Walter Quirt’s “Mural Study for John Reed Club” (1934).
The session will be over by 12:50 p.m., so that those who need to get back to their offices will have plenty of time. Anyone who can’t get away for the entire hour is welcome to meet the group in the museum’s upstairs gallery at 12:30 p.m. for just the art presentation.

Thursday, Jan. 28

GALLERY TALK: School of Art & Design Faculty
School of Art & Design faculty will present a Gallery Talk about their works in the ongoing “Conjunction” exhibition in the Mesaros Galleries on Thursday, Jan. 28, at 5 p.m. at the Galleries, with the opening reception following at 6 p.m. in the main lobby of the CAC. All events are free and open to the public.

ENSEMBLE RECITAL: Wind Symphony, Men’s Chorus, Brass and Percussion Ensembles
An upcoming performance by the West Virginia University Wind Symphony and Men’s Chorus will feature the customarily eclectic program of music. It will also give one graduate student the chance to show what he’s learned in WVU’s School of Music. Stephen Lane, who is pursuing a Master’s of Music in Conducting, will lead the entire program, conducting the seven diverse pieces. The concert, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, in the Gladys G. Davis Theatre in the Creative Arts Center.

Mark your calendars:

Dance Now! Feb. 4-6
Visiting Artist Lecture Feb. 11
High School Honors Band Concert Feb. 13

Ongoing

ART MUSEUM OF WVU: Inaugural Exhibition: Visual Conversations: Looking and Listening
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.

Exposing Satanville by Jeffrey Moser

Mesaros exhibition to feature WVU School of Art and Design faculty works

Fourteen WVU School of Art and Design faculty members spent the past two years working with printmakers at Artists Image Resource (AIR) in Pittsburgh to produce original art projects. Now they will display their interdisciplinary works at the Creative Arts Center’s Mesaros Galleries.

Titled “Conjunction: Projects by WVU School of Art and Design Faculty,” the show opens Jan. 25 and continues through Feb. 26.

Several of the faculty will present a Gallery Talk about their works on Thursday, Jan. 28, at 5 p.m. at the Mesaros Galleries, with the opening reception following at 6 p.m. in the main lobby of the CAC. All events are free and open to the public.

The AIR gallery originally exhibited the faculty artworks in Pittsburgh last October, as part of a meeting of the 2015 Southeastern College Art Conference (SECAC), which the WVU School of Art and Design co-sponsored.

“The title ‘Conjunction’ speaks to the creative intersection between a variety of media—including photography, digital media, painting, graphic design, sculpture and ceramics—along with traditional and experimental printmaking processes,” said Kristina Olson, art history professor and associate director of the School of Art and Design.

“Although our students have participated in internships as part of WVU’s partnership with AIR since 2004, this is the first time that WVU art faculty have traveled to Pittsburgh to work with AIR’s director, Robert Beckman and project printer Jennifer Rockage, a graduate of our MFA program,” she said. “They wanted to produce these new works as a way to showcase our studio faculty as well as the school’s special affiliation with AIR.”

AIR is an artist-run organization that integrates the production of fine art print work with innovative educational programs that explore the creative process. The staff at AIR act as collaborators, offering not only printmaking expertise, but also their own ideas, advice and conversation.

“It was an exciting challenge for faculty in WVU’s non-printmaking disciplines to engage their aesthetics with the processes of printmaking to create these new works,” Olson said. “The experimentation resulted in some wildly different pieces.”

The faculty and their works include:

Assistant Professor Dylan Collins, coordinator of Sculpture, presents prints titled “Fo’ Sho’,” and ”’Nuff Ced,” from his ongoing “Branded Woodblock Prints” series, which explores slang terminology, folk etymologies, and other forms of truncated language.

Professor Eve Faulkes, coordinator of Graphic Design, will present a mixed-media work titled “Bilateral Confluence,” using visual rhymes, puns, visual metaphors of structures, forms and textures that cascade down paper folds—all on the theme of “confluence.”

Assistant Professor of Graphic Design Joseph Galbreath, director of the GramLee Collection of early 20th century commercial wood engravings in the School of Art and Design, will exhibit a screen print titled “Lettering Specimen Study,” featuring samples from the vast archive of the Triangle Poster and Printing Co., which has been in operation in Pittsburgh for more than 100 years.

Associate Professor Gerald Habarth, coordinator of Electronic Media, presents “Pilot Exercises,” consisting of a reconfigured exercise bike attached to a large-scale, mechanical animation device commonly referred to as a zoetrope. It produces a short and simple repeating animation when viewers pedal the bike.

Professor of Sculpture Alison Helm, director of the WVU School of Art and Design, will have screen prints and a stainless steel and glass sculpture titled “Water Table” in the exhibition, all relating to acid mine drainage, mineral rights ownership and issues of water consumption.

Associate Professor of Sculpture Jason Lee, coordinator of Foundations, will present “Suburban Home,” and “Siding,” two works utilizing embossed paper, steel, rare earth magnets, cast plastic and aluminum. The works relate to the landscape of his youth in the suburban Midwest.

Associate Professor Joseph Lupo, coordinator of Printmaking, will present part of his ongoing project of deconstructing and reorganizing elements from the “Iron Man” comic book series. For this exhibition, he created prints that make use of alphabetized text from Volume: 01, Issue: 178.

Associate Professor of Ceramics “Robert “Boomer Moore will have three screen prints on the theme of “Home.” Utilizing iconic symbols that reference the state of West Virginia, such as the Northern Cardinal, coal, camouflage, and a timber frame house, these prints are an exploration of what home now means for him.

Jeffrey Moser, assistant professor and coordinator of Interactive Media Design, created “Exposing Satanville,” a screen print that began as a plate glass negative and that he scanned, transformed, burned onto a silk screen, and printed onto 16mm film, in order to investigate the texture and topography of cinematic images.

Assistant Professor of Graphic Design Kofi Opoku explores the intrusion of the digital into natural space and how that distorts beauty and the meaning of things in his work titled “Digital Pollution.” His interest with this series focuses on where the digital intersects with the analog in our daily lives.

Associate Professor Shoji Satake, coordinator of Ceramics, created clay monotypes by applying ink to clay tiles and using them as printing plates. When printed, the tactile, malleable nature of the clay squeezed and created unique, one-of-a-kind artworks with layers of clay and ink that bonded with the paper.

Assistant Professor of Painting Amy Schissel’s work “Recoded” uses notational systems—from the scientific to the digital—to examine the communicative potential of visual syntax. Her most recent body of work examines the social ramifications of the constant presence of digital technology in our media-intoxicated culture.

Michael Sherwin, associate professor and coordinator of Photography, spent ten days in the remote wilderness of Wyoming in 2014, documenting the rivers and creeks of the recently protected Upper Snake River Watershed. His series of prints, titled “Confluence Studies,” explores themes of interconnectivity and the relations between the micro and macro worlds.

Associate Professor Naijun Zhang, coordinator of Painting, will have two works in the exhibition, a screen print titled “Fragmented Memory,” and an oil painting titled “Safe Fruits.” His work focuses on the persistence of old traditions in his native China and their incongruity in a modernizing society.

Managed and programmed by Curator Robert Bridges and the WVU School of Art and Design, the Mesaros Galleries organize a diverse and exciting schedule of exhibitions throughout the year. The galleries are committed to showing experimental work that is innovative both in terms of media and content. The Mesaros Galleries and the WVU School of Art and Design also host contemporary artists of important or growing reputation who work in all media, as part of the Visiting Artist Lecture Series.

All Mesaros Galleries events, including art lectures, exhibitions and receptions are free and open to the public.

Gallery hours are Monday through Saturday, from noon to 9:30 p.m. The galleries are closed Sundays and University holidays. Special individual or group viewing times may be arranged upon request.

For more information, call curator Robert Bridges at 304-293-2312, or email Bob.Bridges@mail.wvu.edu.

Due to potentially hazardous weather conditions, the West Virginia University College of Creative Arts has decided to cancel the auditions and portfolio reviews scheduled for this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 23 and 24. Recruitment personnel have reached out to affected students and are in the process of rescheduling auditions. New dates will be added to the schedule and will be announced on the College’s web site when finalized.

Auditions are also scheduled for early February and will be held at the WVU Creative Arts Center. Dance major auditions will be held on Feb. 5. Music auditions will be held on Feb. 6. Auditions for theatre, art and design majors will be held on Feb. 6.

For more information on the audition process, please read this overview at WVU Today.

This Week @ the CAC: Jan. 19-24, 2016

David | January 19, 2016
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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.

Thursday, Jan. 21
DEEM DISTINGUISHED ARTIST LECTURE: Jason Freeny
An artist who specializes in “candy colored madness” will present the Deem Distinguished Artist Lecture at West Virginia University. Jason Freeny, an artist who specializes in sculpture, designer toys, and computer generated imagery, will speak at 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21, in Bloch Learning and Performance Hall, 200A Creative Arts Center. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Thursday, Jan. 21, through Saturday, Jan. 23
PLAY: “Real Girls Can’t Win”
Body image concerns, social insecurity, the lure of over-indulgent parties—it’s just another day for the average college female. Brimming with humor and a powerful message, the School of Theatre and Dance will present Real Girls Can’t Win – by Merri Biechler at 7:30 p.m. in the Gladys Davis Theatre. Admission is free for Real Girls Can’t Win, but seating is limited.

Friday, Jan. 22
GUEST ARTIST RECITAL: The Aspen String Trio
Morgantown audiences will get a rare opportunity to see one of the nation’s foremost string ensembles in a recital on Friday, Jan. 22. The Aspen String Trio will perform at 8 p.m. in Bloch Learning and Performance Hall, 200A Creative Arts Center. The recital is free and open to the public. The trio will perform a transcription of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Goldberg Variations, originally written for harpsichord. They will also conduct a chamber music tutorial featuring WVU’s graduate string quartet from noon to 1 p.m. Friday in the Antoinette Falbo Theatre in the Creative Arts Center.

Friday, Jan. 22, through Sunday, Jan. 24
OPERA NOIR! An Evening of One-Acts
The School of Music will blend the high drama of opera with the dark notes of crime in this year’s evening of one-acts, “Opera Noir!” The ensemble promises an evening when love and murder are never black and white. They’ll perform Kurt Weill’s “The Seven Deadly Sins,” Paul Hindemith’s “There and Back,” and Gian Carlo Menotti’s “The Medium.” Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22, through Sunday, Jan 24, in the Antoinette Falbo Theatre in the Creative Arts Center. For tickets and information, call the WVU Box Office at 304-293-SHOW.

Mark your calendars:

Ongoing

ART MUSEUM OF WVU: Inaugural Exhibition: Visual Conversations: Looking and Listening
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.