Not for the Faint of Art

Choreography by Richard Move. Photo by Stephanie Berger.

Choreography by Richard Move. Photo by Stephanie Berger.

Campus comes alive with robust lineup of arts events

by MaryAlice Bitts-Jackson

The fall 2016 Calendar of Arts promises plenty of exciting events for the upcoming semester.

Two professionals at the top of their fields will visit Dickinson in November to deliver public events and deliver expert advice to aspiring artists and writers. As the recipient of the 2016 Stellfox Award, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright/screenwriter John Patrick Shanley will visit campus for a public reading and Q&A session while also taking time to work with students in writing, theatre and film classes during an early November residency. One week later, Barry Snyder, a triple winner of the Van Cliburn International Piano competition, will perform Prokofiev’s War Sonata, visit music classes and accept this year’s Arts Award.

Other noted campus visitors include art historian Simon Morrison, Philadelphia-based artist Michael Yoder, digital-music composer/performer/storyteller Patrick Long and New York choreographers Richard Move and Ben Munisteri.

Members of the campus community will also seize the opportunity to shine. One of this semester’s three Trout Gallery exhibitions was curated by a member of the class of 2017, and a photography show featuring prints, daguerreotypes and cultural objects from the Amazon showcases the work of a Dickinson professor and student. There’s the much-anticipated fall play and dance concert; a faculty-alumna wind concert; faculty recitals in piano, voice and organ; a works-in-progress exhibition by studio-art majors; and performances by the faculty and student jazz ensembles as well as the College Choir and Orchestra. The semester will close with the second annual public Concerto Competition.

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Published August 24, 2016