The Arts – Fall 2014
This past summer, 15 students and four faculty/staff members attended the Stratford Festival in Ontario, Canada, for seven days. Underwritten by a generous donor, the only cost to students was their passport and food for the week. While there, the group saw 11 out of the 12 plays being produced. Some of the favorites included “Mother Courage,” “King John,” “Alice Through the Looking Glass” and “Crazy for You.” In addition to seeing shows, the group also enjoyed backstage tours, exploring the costume/prop storage, watching two sets being changed, attending an opening night gala, and meetings with one of the actors and the creative planning director. Senior Tim Becze met one of the master electricians and was able to watch “Crazy for You” from the light booth, while junior Kolee New met one of the sound technicians and watched “Man of La Mancha” from the sound booth. One student commented that it was an influential cultural and eye-opening experience to what theatre can achieve and that the experience has influenced his design ideas for the coming year. Students interested in applying to go on this annual trip next summer should contact the theatre department at 574.807.7747.
Music Producer Visits Campus
Music producer and alumnus Billy Smiley, attended ’75-’76, visited campus to speak with students and administrators about the possibility of creating more experiences for students related to music performance, studio engineering and the music business. A founding member and producer of Christian band White Heart, Smiley has gone on to work with artists such as The Newsboys, Steven Curtis Chapman, Johnny Cash and many others. He is pictured speaking during a question and answer session with music students.
Weaver Art Gallery Schedule
Design and Lenticular Photography: Opening reception Friday, Oct. 17, 11 a.m.; exhibit open Oct. 17-Nov. 15
First Fruits by Beth Mathes: Opening reception Friday, Nov. 21, 11 a.m.; exhibit open Nov. 21-Feb. 7
8th Annual Juried Art Show: Opening reception Friday, Feb. 13, 11 a.m.; exhibit open Feb. 13-March 21
Senior Art Showcase 2015: Opening reception Friday, March 27, 11 a.m.; exhibit open March 27-May 3
The Weaver Art Gallery is located in the Everest-Rohrer Chapel/Fine Arts Center.
For more information, call 574.807.7022.