A new exhibit by an alumnus of Fairmont State University’s Studio Art program will focus on the possible effects of Marcellus Shale gas drilling. The first exhibition of 2012 will be the exhibition titled “A Penny for a Dime” by Miles Holbert. An opening reception is planned from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, in the James D. Brooks Memorial Gallery, located on the fourth floor of Wallman Hall on the FSU main campus.
The Department of Theatre at Fairmont State University has a long history of producing outstanding performances, and that excellence is being recognized this month. For the first time, an FSU production has reached the finals in the Region 2 competition of the Kennedy Center/ American College Theatre Festival. The FSU production to be featured is Bernard Pomerance’s “The Elephant Man,” directed by Jeffrey Ingman, Assistant Professor of Theatre.
The FSU Collegiate Singers and Chamber Choir will offer a concert of holiday choral music at 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, at Colebank Hall. A free dessert reception will precede that concert at 7:30 p.m.
The Fairmont State University Department of Music will present three free musical performances in December.
The Department of Music of the Fairmont State University School of Fine Arts offers four upcoming concerts for music lovers in November and December.
The School of Fine Arts and Town & Gown Players of Fairmont State University will present “Cabaret” by Joe Masteroff from Nov. 11 through 19 on the Wallman Hall stage. Directed by Troy Snyder,Associate Professor of Theatre, performances will take place in the Wallman Hall on the main FSU campus at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 11, 12, 17, 18 and 19 and at 2 p.m. on Nov. 13. This show is recommended for mature audiences only. For tickets, visit www.fairmontstate.edu/tickets or call (304) 367-4240.
The current exhibition of pastels and giclee prints, “Anamnesis – Okeanos” by Kathleen Holder, will be on display through Oct. 14 at Fairmont State University.
The Fairmont State University School of Fine Arts and Masquers theatre group will present Bernard Pomerance’s "The Elephant Man," directed by Jeffrey Ingman, on two consecutive weekends: Sept. 23, 24 and 25 and Sept. 29, 30 and Oct. 1. All performances are at 7:30 p.m. in Wallman Hall Theatre with the exception of Sunday, Sept 25, which is a matinee performance at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased through the Box Office at (304) 367-4240.
Auditions are planned for the Fairmont State University Town & Gown Theatre production of “Cabaret” based on the book written by Christopher Isherwood. The production will be presented in November at Wallman Hall Theatre.
A grant from the George W. Bowers Family Charitable Trust will allow the Fairmont State University Department of Art to purchase modern and energy-efficient kilns for its growing Ceramics program.
The $16,000 grant, received by the Fairmont State Foundation, Inc. on behalf of the FSU School of Fine Arts, will assist with the replacement of the two primary kilns in the Department of Art’s popular Ceramics program. The grant was submitted by Peter Lach, Dean of the School of Fine Arts, and Jeff Greenham, Assistant Professor of Art.