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Celebrate the Arts at USU

Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013

Caine College of the Arts, Arts Week graphic illustration

The Caine College of the Arts (CCA) at Utah State University presents the third annual Arts Week Jan. 22-26. The week features guest artists, a university-wide talent show, networking dinner, gala program, a 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 Caine College of the Arts. “This week is full of events for all audiences to enjoy.”


This year’s Arts Week opens with the return of the USU’s Got Talent show Tuesday, Jan. 22, at 7:30 p.m. in the Morgan Theatre at the Chase Fine Arts Center. The competition is open to all students, and the winner will perform at the Grand Gala Friday, Jan. 25. The Grand Gala is an event to honor top students in the college and showcase artistic highlights from the year. This year, multi-Grammy award-winning violinist and fiddler Mark O’Connor is the guest artist. O’Connor has been hailed by the Los Angeles Times as one of the most talented and imaginative artists working in music.


A performance by the Aerial Angels, a group of entertainers specializing in acrobatics, is Wednesday, Jan. 23, at 7:30 p.m. in the Kent Concert Hall, Chase Fine Arts Center. College organizers said the Aerial Angels will astound the audience with a 24-foot aerial ring above the stage.


As per tradition, a networking dinner featuring alumni from the college will be held Thursday, Jan. 24, in the Tippetts Exhibit Hall Balcony. The dinner provides an opportunity for current students to connect with working alumni.


New this year, Arts Week concludes with a Masquerade Ball Saturday, Jan. 26, at 9:30 p.m. in the Kent Concert Hall. Masked students will take over the stage with a celebratory ball to cap Arts Week activities.


The complete schedule of Arts Week 2013 follows.


Jan. 22-25

Art Exhibition: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Stevenson Ballroom, Taggart Student Center. CCA students display their artwork for all to enjoy. Free and open to the public.


Jan. 22

Whispers and Silence” ribbon cutting: 4 p.m., Patio, Agriculture Sciences Building. The new sculpture “Whispers and Silence,” located at the patio area north of the Agriculture Sciences Building, is officially unveiled with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Free and open to the public. (see the video shown at the ribbon cutting ceremony that documents the sculpture’s creation)


Idea” reception: 5 p.m., Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art. During fall semester 2012, professor Rachel Middleman’s art history class worked with the Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art examining the history and ideas of conceptual art, resulting in a student-curated exhibit. Free and open to the public.


USU’s Got Talent II: 7:30 p.m., Morgan Theatre, Chase Fine Arts Center. Students from across campus compete in a talent show. $5 cash only at the door.


Jan. 23

An Exhibition by USU Emeritus Professors” Reception: 6 p.m., Tippetts Exhibit Hall, Chase Fine Arts Center. USU emeritus professors R.T. Clark and Craig Law exhibit their work. Free and open to the public.


Aerial Angels: 7:30 p.m., Kent Concert Hall, Chase Fine Arts Center. High-flying acrobatics and amazing feats of strength and balance will amaze as the traveling entertainment group Aerial Angels performs. $10 adults | $8 seniors and youth | $5 USU students with ID.


Jan. 24

Interior Design guest artist Steve Volpe: 4 p.m., Performance Hall. One of Architectural Digest’s top 100 interior designers, Steve Volpe is coming to USU to talk to students. Free and open to the public.


Networking Dinner: 5:30 p.m., Tippetts Exhibit Hall Balcony, Chase Fine Arts Center. The dinner is the perfect opportunity for students to connect with successful working alumni. $8 admission.


Basketball Game Half-Time Show: 7:05 p.m. tip-off, Dee Glen Smith Spectrum. Watch the CCA perform for the half-time show when the Aggies face off against UT Arlington. $15-17 general admission for the game | free for USU students with ID.


Jan. 25

Grand Gala: 7:30 p.m., Kent Concert Hall, Chase Fine Arts Center. An event to honor top students and showcase artistic highlights of the year, the Grand Gala also features multi-Grammy winning violinist and fiddler Mark O’Connor. $10 adults | $8 seniors and youth | $5 USU faculty and staff | free for USU students with ID.


Jan. 26

Masquerade Ball: 9:30 p.m., Kent Concert Hall, Chase Fine Arts Center. New this year, students have the opportunity to don masks and party on the Kent Concert Hall stage for a night. $5 cash only at the door.


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Writer: Kara Rindlisbacher, 435-797-9203, kara.rindlisbacher@usu.edu

Contact: Denise Albiston, 435-797-1500, denise.albiston@usu.edu

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