Genealogy, ghosts and stories from around the world will come to life at the 2010 Mountain State Storytelling Institute: Story Expeditions, West Virginia and the World at Fairmont State University in March.
The Fairmont State University Masquers theatre group opens the spring 2010 semester with the production of an award-winning contemporary play. In the tradition of great backstage comedies, Jane Martin's "Anton in Show Business," winner of the 2001 American Theatre Critics Steinberg New Play Award, conveys the joys, pains and absurdities of "putting on a play" at the turn of the century.
Fairmont State University's School of Fine Arts and the Center for Arts Engagement is offering an opportunity for children ages 8 to 13 to create a performance based on West Virginia ghost stories from the unpublished work of Dr. Ruth Ann Musick, author of "The Tale-tell Lilac Bush."
Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College are hosting a Student Leadership Conference with the theme "Green and Healthy on the Hill."
An exhibit of paintings called, "Works by Tracy Stuckey," will be on display in February at Fairmont State University.
Coal dust runs through the veins of the people of North Central West Virginia. Unfortunately, the history of the coal industry also includes tragedy -- Monongah in 1907, Farmington in 1968, Sago in 2006. These dark days are woven into the collective memories of a region.
New paintings by Melissa May will be shown at the J.D. Brooks Gallery at Fairmont State University's Wallman Hall from Jan. 21 to 29.
Fairmont State University's School of Fine Arts and the Town & Gown Youth Company will present the musical "Godspell" on the main campus in January. The production features FSU students and recent graduates in the roles of production staff and area public school students in the acting roles.