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Celebrate the Arts at USU

Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014

poster for the 2014 Arts Week Celebration at Utah State Universtiy

The Caine College of the Arts at Utah State University presents the fourth annual Arts Week Jan. 21-25. The week features guest artists, an ice sculpture unveiling, networking dinner, gala program, masquerade ball and more to celebrate the arts.

“Arts Week is a wonderful opportunity for the college to connect with the community,” said Craig Jessop, dean of the CCA. “This week is full of events for all audiences to enjoy.”

This year’s Arts Week opens Jan. 21 with a poetry workshop and the unveiling of a mural in the college’s advising area. Arts Week will also feature an exhibit by Harrison Groutage, renowned Utah painter and former department chair of USU’s art department, in the Tippetts Exhibit Hall. An opening reception is Jan. 23 at 4 p.m.

The second annual Masquerade Ball is Friday, Jan. 24, at 9 p.m. in the Kent Concert Hall. Masked students will take over the stage and throw a ball to celebrate Arts Week.

A networking brunch is held Saturday, Jan. 25, at the Haight Alumni Center on the USU campus. The brunch provides an opportunity for students to connect with working alumni.

The complete schedule of Arts Week 2014 follows:

Jan. 21:

Advising Mural Unveiling: noon, UR (University Reserve) 107.

Poetry Workshop: 5:15 p.m., FAV 150. The poetry workshop is an open event to anyone at any level of poetry composition. Published and student poets from around Cache Valley will present on the styles and mechanics of writing poetry. Attendees have the opportunity to write short poems or bring previous works to be critiqued by peers and lecturers.

Jan. 22:

The Happening: 11:30 a.m., TSC Ballroom. This is an impromptu, free-form art event for students to participate in. Planners call it the largest experiential art installation to ever take place during Art’s Week.

Performance Practice Institute: 7:30 p.m., St. John’s Episcopal Church. PPI embodies a project-based approach to the study of the history of performance that enriches the intellectual and artistic life of the students involved, while making accessible to Utah audiences exciting and enriching concerts of lesser-known repertoire.

Watch Party: USU @ UNLV: 9:00 p.m., FAV 150. We will be watching the basketball game on a large screen and cheering on the Aggies together.

Jan. 23:

Harrison Groutage: A Retrospective,” Opening Reception: 4 p.m., The Tippetts Exhibit Hall, Chase Fine Arts Center. The Harrison Groutage exhibit will be on display throughout the month.

Vinyl Record Exhibition:  5 p.m., Rock Lobby, Chase Fine Arts Center. Prior to Arts Week, students of any major will be able to purchase old vinyl records from the Art Council to paint and decorate. The exhibition officially opens with this hanging and display ceremony.

Poets on the Peak Opening Reception: 6 p.m., Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art.

Ice Sculpture:  7 p.m., Performance Hall Promenade.

Jan. 24:

Masquerade Ball: 9 p.m., Kent Concert Hall, Chase Fine Arts Center. For the second annual ball, students have the opportunity to don masks and party on the Kent Concert Hall stage for a night. For those who would like to decorate a mask, they will be sold for $1 before the event. The ball is free and open to the public.

Jan. 25:

Networking Brunch: 11 a.m., Haight Alumni Center. The networking brunch is an excellent opportunity for current CCA students to meet graduates from their area of study. Students will receive a group number and visit each table in 5-minute segments of time according to their corresponding number. After all groups have visited each table, brunch will be served.

100 Years of Lyric — Movie: 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Caine Lyric Theatre, 28 W. Center Street, Logan.

PoBev: 9 p.m., TSC lounges. For this PoBev, CCA students who attend will be given priority. Awards for the campus Art’s Week will be presented at this event.

Related links:

Caine College of the Arts Production Services

USU Caine College of the Arts

Writer: Whitney Schulte, 435-797-9203,

Contact: Denise Albiston, 435-797-1500,

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