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Creative Arts Collegium Hosts 2nd Annual Daylong Celebration of the Arts on November 10

posted on 11/05/2012

Kirk Ke Wang's Chained Bird

One of the great hidden treasures of the St. Petersburg community is the group of working artists - faculty, staff, students and alumni - at Eckerd College. The creative inspiration fostered at Eckerd will be showcased through the second annual "Celebration of the Arts" on Saturday, November 10 in various venues on campus. Starting at 10 a.m., the daylong celebration will highlight disciplines within the College's Creative Arts Collegium, offering an array of events from gallery shows and talks, fiction and poetry readings, organ and operatic recitals, and a play. Admission is free. Programs and events are subject to change. For more information, visit Eckerd's public events calendar or call 727-864-7979.

Click here to download the complete "Celebration of the Arts" brochure

10 am - 12 pm, Cobb and Elliott Galleries
Gallery Talk for  "The Invisible Elephant" - Paintings and Sculptures by Theo Wujcik and Kirk Ke Wang

Free. No tickets required.

This exhibition coming to us from the Polk Museum of Art in Lakeland, Fla., features the work of Kirk Ke Wang, professor of visual arts at Eckerd College, and Theo Wujcik, professor emeritus at the University of South Florida. The show’s concept is based on an ancient parable that colorfully illustrates how we each can see the same thing differently. The show runs November 5 – December 7. Elliott Gallery hours on November 10 are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

1:15 - 2:30 pm, Wireman Chapel
Organ Recital
Thomas Hall '80, Organ

Free. No tickets required.

Thomas Hall is College Organist and Instructor of Organ at Eckerd College, and Organist and Director of Music at Trinity Lutheran Church in downtown St. Petersburg. His program includes music spanning four centuries, including works by Bach, Messiaen, and Mendelssohn, as well as music from the Spanish Mystical School and the Italian baroque.

2:45 - 4 pm, Roberts Music Center
Poetry and Fiction Reading
Jon Chopan and Jay Baron Nicorvo '99

Free. No tickets required.

Jon Chopan, Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Eckerd College, is a fiction and non-fiction writer. He will read from his first collection, "Pulled from the River," which explores the distance between Rochester, New Yor'’s greatness and failures, between place and identity, between who we are and who we hope to be. Jay Baron Nicorvo’s debut collection, "Deadbeat" revolves around a central character of the same name - an absent father and husband, and the family that goes on without him. An effigy for America and our culture of recession, Deadbeat is brought to life with honesty, sympathy and love in all of its complications.

4:30 - 6 pm, Roberts Music Center 104
Eckerd Faculty Present Chamber Music
Barbara Prescott, David Irwin and Brent Douglas

Free. No tickets required.

Hear music by Fauré, Ibert, Saint-Saëns, Emanuelle and Shostakovich played by an Eckerd trio: flutist and Eckerd adjunct professor Barbara Prescott; clarinetist, director of instrumental music and adjunct professor David Irwin, who also conducts Eckerd’s Community Band and Chamber Orchestra; and pianist and Eckerd staff accompanist Brent Douglas, who is the organist and pianist for Palm Lake Christian Church.

8 pm, Bininger Theatre
Legally Blonde The Musical
By Laurence O'Keefe and Nell Benjamin. An Eckerd Student Production directed by Gavin Hawk.

Free. Tickets required (limit 3 per person). Tickets to Legally Blonde must be picked up at various events throughout the day on Nov. 10.

Sorority star Elle Woods doesn't take "no" for an answer. So when her boyfriend dumps her for someone "serious," Elle puts down the credit card, hits the books, and sets out to go where no Delta Nu has gone before: Harvard Law. Along the way, Elle proves that being true to yourself never goes out of style.

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