Rehearsals are under way for Fairmont State University’s Academy for the Arts Youth Company spring productions. This semester the Academy will be offering two shows for one evening of family fun. Disney’s “Winnie the Pooh Kids,” performed by local kindergarten through fifth graders, and “James and the Giant Peach,” performed by area sixth through 12th graders, take the stage on Wallman Hall from May 19 through May 22.
Fairmont State University’s outstanding faculty members were recognized on Wednesday, April 27, during the Recognition of Faculty Achievement luncheon for their exemplary efforts throughout the 2015-2016 academic year.
The Fairmont State University Department of Music presents its fourth annual Spring Gala on Saturday, April 30, at 7:30 p.m. in Colebank Hall. The concert includes a variety of music, from spirituals and folksongs to jazz and video game music.
Featured performers include the Collegiate Singers, Community Chorus, African Drum and Dance Ensemble and Jazz Band. In addition, outstanding student soloists from the FSU music program will perform. A public reception for all attendees precedes the concert at 7 p.m.
Fairmont State University ceramic students, alumni, staff and faculty have created several hundred handmade bowls for this year’s Empty Bowls Marion County.
The City of Fairmont Arts and Humanities Commission presented its 31st annual “Arts in the City” ceremony Sunday.
Held at Central United Methodist Church, the 2016 ceremony rewarded nine artists and humanitarians for their work.
“Obviously our point is to bring recognition to artists and scholars in the local area,” Jack Hussey, commission member, said.
Clifton “Kip” Price was the humanities award recipient for his work in educating the public on the untold story of the “Wereth 11” soldiers’ sacrifice in the Battle of the Bulge during World War II.
The end of the academic year is a time to celebrate the accomplishments of the students and faculty of Fairmont State University.
The six academic colleges and schools of the University are planning awards ceremonies to honor students. Following are the dates, times and locations for these events:
The Fairmont State University Town & Gown Players are hosting auditions for the show “Children of Eden,” which will be performed in June at Wallman Hall.
The directors, Troy Snyder and RJ Nestor, are seeking to fill 20 to 25 roles for adults (ages 16 and older) and eight to 10 roles for youth (ages 10 to 15). The choreographer is Susan Cato-Chapman. Performances will be June 17, 18, 19, 22, 23, 24 and 25 at Wallman Hall.
The Theatre Program at Fairmont State University is proud to announce the cast of the final production of the academic season, “The Madwoman of Chaillot,” written by French dramatist Jean Giraudoux.
The Fairmont State University School of Fine Arts will host a lecture titled “Absolutely no climbing on the art” by Adam Reed Rozan on Thursday, April 7.
Rozan will be a guest of the Gallery Management class for a lecture and discussion at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, April 7, in Wallman Hall Room 412.
The Fairmont State University School of Fine Arts, in partnership with the West Virginia University School of Art and Design, will host its annual Iron Pour, “Sputnik’s Landing,” on Friday, April 8.
The event, which is open to the public, will take place at noon April 8 behind Duvall-Rosier field on the FSU campus.
“Artists, researchers, educators, students and the community involved at every step. FSU welcomes you to come and watch the show and even make some custom artwork of your own,” said Jeremy Entwistle.