BJ Omanson, blogger and webmaster for the Fairmont State University School of Fine Arts, has released his second book related to the arts in the First World War.
For the fifth consecutive year, the Fairmont State University pottery studio through the School of Fine Arts has hosted students, faculty, staff and alumni to participate in the national Empty Bowls Project, which is an international grassroots, craft-based effort to end hunger.
Conducted by Grant Cooper, the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra will perform a concert of music by Anton Bruckner and Antonín DvoÅák, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 1, in Colebank Hall Gym on the Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College main campus.
Building on a tradition of high quality community instruction in music, the Academy for the Arts, launched by the Fairmont State University School of Fine Arts, has expanded to include instruction in theatre, art, and dance.
The collaborative installation art project, “Reflections: Homage to Dunkard Creek,” will be on display in Wallman Hall at Fairmont State University in February. The exhibit is a tribute to the species that perished in Dunkard Creek in 2009. An opening reception is planned from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, in the Brooks Gallery, located on the fourth floor of Wallman Hall on the FSU main campus. Creator and organizer of the exhibition, Ann Payne and other artists will be present for the reception.
Pittsburgh’s innovative dance company, Attack Theatre, will come to Wallman Hall Theatre at Fairmont State University for three different performances on Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 and 2. The appearance is made possible by a grant from Pennsylvania Performing Arts on Tour, the Fairmont State Foundation Artists in Residence Program and the Office of Student Affairs, which supports FSU and Pierpont Community & Technical College. Attack Theatre has a long history of presenting multimedia performances that push the boundaries of modern dance production. The company performs with live musicians and frequently incorporates the use of film and video projections to enhance visual appearance of their work.
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.