Turning Point Marimba Duo to Perform Oct. 21

<p class="rtejustify"><img alt="" src="/schooloffinearts/sites/default/files/TURNING-POINT-FSUNow-01_0.jpg" style="margin: 10px; width: 300px; height: 148px;float:right" />The Fairmont State University School of Fine Arts welcomes the duo Turning Point, featuring marimbists Laurel Black and Matt Sharrock on Monday, Oct. 21.<br />
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    The artists will offer a performance at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21, Wallman Hall Room 229. Immediately following the performance, the duo will be holding a master class for students studying marimba. Admission is free and open to the public.<br />
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    Both artists studied at The Boston Conservatory with world-renowned marimbist Nancy Zeltsman, and performed as a duo at the Zeltsman Marimba Festival in 2011. The festival is one of the largest percussion festivals in the world. In 2011, they were featured as &ldquo;Showcase Artists,&rdquo; a title given to &ldquo;up and coming&rdquo; marimba soloists.<br />
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    The duo will debut their new album &ldquo;New Leaf&rdquo; and will perform &ldquo;3 Preludes&rdquo; by George Gershwin, &ldquo;Zeltzimba&rdquo; by Curtis Bahn, &ldquo;Three Transformations&rdquo; by Andrew Thomas, &ldquo;See ya Thursday&rdquo; by Steve Mackey and &ldquo;Excursions, Op. 20&rdquo; by Samuel Barber.<br />
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The Fairmont State University School of Fine Arts will host the fall 2014 West Virginia Art Educators Association members art exhibition in the Brooks Memorial Gallery, located on the fourth floor of Wallman Hall in October.

Art educators from across the state will display drawings, paintings, sculpture, fiber arts and more from Oct. 7 through Nov. 14. The opening exhibition will be at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14. Admission is free and open to the public.

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Thursday, October 02, 2014

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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin announced that Fairmont State University was awarded an Arts Partner grant in August 2014 to support a concert featuring the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra.

Dr. Christina Lavorata, FSU Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, attended a ceremony at the West Virginia State Capitol to receive the check for $7,200. The Arts Partners grant provides general operating support to long-standing, stable arts organizations.

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