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Arts Week Kicks Off April 12

'Art Works' Celebrates the Arts With Exhibits, Concerts, Lectures and More

April 8, 2014

As part of 2014 Arts Week, pianist Alison Edwards performs with violinist Ernest Salem Saturday, April 12, at Clayes Performing Arts Center's Meng Concert Hall.

"Art Works," a celebration of the arts, kicks off Saturday, April 12, featuring concerts, exhibits, recitals, guest lecturers, a fashion show, ice cream sculpture painting, a tribute to Joseph Arnold, the soon-to-retire dean of the College of the Arts, and more.

"Art Works" is open to the public, with most events free, and continues through Saturday, April 19. Some of the highlights of the Arts Week celebration, sponsored by the Arts Inter-Club Council, Associated Students Inc. and College of the Arts, are:

Saturday, April 12

  • 5-7 p.m. Nickelodeon exhibit opening, "Butt What is Art? A Sanjay and Craig Fine Art Retrospective," Pollak Library's Atrium Gallery 
  • 8 p.m. Violinist Ernest Salem and pianist Alison Edwards, Clayes Performing Arts Center's Meng Concert Hall. Tickets: $15
  • 8 p.m. and 4 p.m. Sunday, April 13, Johann Strauss' Die Fledermaus, Clayes Performing Arts Center's Recital Hall. Tickets: $10 

Monday, April 14

  • 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Farewell to the Dean, Visual Arts Center courtyard; ice cream social and ice cream sculpture painting, in the dean's favorite flavors.
  • 12:30 p.m. Hearsay Lecture on Haunted ebay Painting, Titan Student Union's Titan Theater
  • 6: 30 p.m. CSUF Fashion Club Presents: Arts Week Fashion Show, Titan Student Union's Portola Pavilion
  • 1-6:45 p.m. Hot Glass Club Presents: Jack Wax Lecture and Demonstration through Wednesday 4/16, Visual Arts Center, Room 123

Tuesday, April 15

  • 10 a.m. - noon Visual Arts Panel and Portfolio Review, Titan Student Union, Alvarado Room; visual arts professionals, including CSUF alumni, from such companies as Walt Disney Imagineering, DreamWorks Animation and Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, will field student questions about portfolios and the job-seeking process, and also review individual student portfolios.

Thursday, April 17 

  • Noon, 12:40 and 5:30 p.m. "Rent: A Financial Literacy Spectacular," Becker Amphitheater
  • 4-6 p.m. College of the Arts Fest, featuring "ChalkWalk Art" contest, "PhotoBooth" and food trucks
  • 4 p.m. The Backbeats-Beatle Tribute Band, Becker Amphitheater

Friday, April 18

  • 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Ceramics Presents: Robert Miller Lecture and Demonstration, Visual Arts Center, Room 123

Saturday, April 19

  • 7 p.m. The Pencil Mileage Club Presents: Helen Chen and Ryan Lang, visual development artists, Visual Arts Center, Room 113

Events held throughout the week include:

  • Hearsay: Contemporary Artists Reveal Urban Legends, Begovich Gallery
  • Arts Week Visual Arts Showcase, Titan Student Union Art Gallery

Media Contacts:

Maricela Alvarado, College of the Arts, 657-278-3255 
Debra Cano Ramos

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