Arts Alive! Programming Scheduled for Spring Semester

Friday, February 6th, 2015

West Virginia Wesleyan College is pleased to announce the series of Arts Alive! events available to the public for the spring semester.

Kicking off the semester will be Gia T. presents Frameworks on February 20 at 7:30 p.m. in the Culpepper Auditorium of the Virginia Thomas Law Center for the Performing Arts.  Gia T. Presents is a professional working ensemble of musicians, poets, dancers, and visual artists.  The work is presented in various forms such as solo representations; ensemble showcases including frameworks of choreography, and collaborative ensemble instant composition presentations.  Frameworks is comprised of five professional dancers who have formerly worked with the Pittsburgh-based companies Dance Alloy, August Wilson Center Dance, Labco, and CLO.

Concentus Vocum, Wesleyan’s premier vocal ensemble, will present a performance on March 15, following their spring tour through West Virginia.  Time and location is pending.

Artist Ryann Slauson will present One Night Only, an event held in the Sleeth Gallery on March 19.  A reception will be held in the Gallery from 4:30-6 p.m.

Artist-in-Residence Zara Feeney will present Recent Works from March 24 – April 23 in Sleeth Gallery.  A reception will be held April 2 from 4:30-6 p.m. with an artist talk to follow.

Anne of Green Gables will show March 26-28 in the Culpepper Auditorium in the Virginia Thomas Law Center for the Performing Arts at 8 p.m. with a 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday, March 28.  This new dramatization captures the charm and excitement of L.M. Montgomery’s enduring classic about an orphan girl, Anne Shirley, from her first encounter with her austere guardian to her thrilling graduation from Queen’s Academy.  All the tragedies and triumphs that mark Anne’s growth from adolescence to early adulthood are here: her friendship with Diana, her feuds with Gilbert, her adoration of Matthew, the mistaken wine bottle, the cake disaster, the broken leg, the scholastic achievements, and the saving of Green Gables.

So You Think They Can’t Dance will be hosted in the Culpepper Auditorium in the Virginia Thomas Law Center for the Performing Arts on April 10 at 7:30 p.m.  So You Think They Can’t Dance is modeled after the popular reality television show; in this case the contestants are Wesleyan “celebrities” paired with Wesleyan dance students.  Proceeds from the show go to support Friends of Dance.

DanceWorks will present their annual concert on April 24 and April 25 at 7:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m., respectively, in the Culpepper Auditorium of the Virginia Thomas Law Center for the Performing Arts.

On April 26, Wesleyan choral ensembles will present their spring concert in memory of former professor Dr. Robert Baden.  The concert will be performed by the Wesleyan Singers, Concert Chorale, Concentus Vocum, and members of the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra and will feature Haydn’s Mass in Time of War (Paukenmesse), Brahm’s Begräbnisgesang, and several other choral works.
Senior Exhibitions will run from April 27 – May 9 in the Sleeth and Corner Galleries.  A reception will be held on April 30 with artist talks to follow.

Wesleyan’s jazz ensembles will present their spring concerts on May 1 and 2 at 8 p.m. in the Culpepper Auditorium in the Virginia Thomas Law Center for the Performing Arts.

For more information, please visit www.wvwc.edu or call 304-473-8104. West Virginia Wesleyan College is a proud sponsor of the Arts Alive! series.