When West Virginia-born Homer Hickam stood in his backyard watching the Soviet satellite Sputnik orbit the Earth, he had no way of knowing it would lead him to a life filled with scientific discovery and artistic expression. Fans of Hickam’s work will be enchanted by the whimsical dramatization of his experiences in the Fairmont State University School of Fine Arts production of “Rocket Boys The Musical.”
The Guitar Department Recital planned for 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 4, in Wallman Hall on the main campus of Fairmont State University has been canceled. For more information, contact the School of Fine Arts at (304) 367-4219.
The Monongahela Chamber Winds Concert, directed by Dr. Valarie Huffman of the Fairmont State University School of Fine Arts, will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27.
The concert will take place at the Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center, which serves Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College. Admission is free and open to the public.
Three advanced sculpture students in the Fairmont State University Art Department participated in the seventh annual Intercollegiate Iron Pour at Salem Art Works in Salem, N.Y., in September. Jeremy Entwistle, Assistant Professor of Sculpture and Foundry Manager at FSU, led the group of FSU students: Erin McDaniel, Kylie Ford, and Elizabeth Sorenson.
"We collaborated with the Sculpture Department at West Virginia University to bring up our molds and pour iron with students from across the Northeast," Entwistle said.
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The Fairmont State University Collegiate Singers and Chamber Choir will perform in Wallman Hall Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18.
The ensembles are directed by Dr. Sam Spears and accompanied by John Morrison of the FSU School of Fine Arts. Admission is free and open to the public.
Under the direction of Grant Cooper, Artistic Director and Conductor, the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra will perform at Fairmont State University at 7:30 pm Thursday, Oct. 17, at Colebank Hall.
Containing works by Claude Debussy, Stephen Paulus, Aaron Copland and Grant Cooper, the program will feature two trumpet soloists, Vincent DiMartino and Rex Richardson. The program will include Debussy’s “Prelude to Afternoon of a Faun” and Copland’s “Appalachian Spring.”
"Pressure/ Heat/ Time,” an exhibition of paintings by Evan Boggess, will be on display at Fairmont State University in October and November.
The exhibit will be open from Monday, Oct. 7, through Friday, Nov. 8, in the James David Brooks Gallery, located on the fourth floor of Wallman Hall. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public. The Department of Art will host a public reception from noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15.
The Fairmont State University School of Fine Arts and Masquers theatre group will present “Poof! Plus: An Evening of One-Act Plays” as the first show of the 2013-2014 season.
The Fairmont State University Marching Band, Collegiate Singers and Chamber Choir combined on Thursday, Sept. 5, for a campus performance of 4’33” by John Cage.
Sept. 5 was the anniversary of Cage's birth in 1912. Cage's work, which premiered in 1952, is sometimes hailed as one of the significant musical works of the last century.
When Dr. Francene Kirk talks about her upcoming multimedia research project focused on the societal messages women receive about what it means to be female, mainly in the years before 1972, you can hear the passion in her voice.