8/24/12 ASHLAND, Ohio - The College of Arts & Sciences at Ashland University has released a new publication highlighting all of its arts events for the 2012-2013 academic year. The Arts Guide offers a comprehensive view of the upcoming Spectrum Series, Ashland University Theatre season of "Comedy from Stage and Screen," Department of Music recitals and special events, and Coburn Art Gallery exhibitions. Arts patrons are encouraged to use the Arts Guide as they plan their cultural events for the year as a one-stop reference guide.
Dr. Dawn Weber, dean for the College of Arts & Sciences, emphasizes that the arts play an essential role in “who we are and who we hope to become.” In support of the new publication, she explains, "We hope the events selected for the 2012-2013 season will expand wonder, stimulate creativity and touch humanity. Please join us for an unforgettable experience as we celebrate life through the arts."
Inside the Arts Guide, patrons will find descriptions of each event, information about the University's various venues, ticket prices and ordering information. The publication also lists various web and Facebook pages for patrons to visit throughout the year for up-to-date schedules including additions and changes, which occasionally occur with live events.
Highlights of the Arts Guide include:
- Spectrum Series events beginning with Apollo's Fire performing “Sacrum Mysterium: A Celtic Christmas,” Five By Design's “Club Swing” and Eleone Dance Theatre's Ohio premiere of Dianne McIntyre's “Up the Road a-Piece.”
- Ashland University Theatre's season featuring four great stories that experienced commercial and critical successes as both stage productions and Hollywood films opening with the romantic comedy “Bus Stop,” followed by Oscar Wilde's “The Importance of Being Earnest,” the comedy horror rock musical “Little Shop of Horrors” and closing the season with David Mamet's “A Life in the Theatre.”
- Department of Music's 37th Annual Madrigal Feaste, Maplerock Jazz Festival, special presentation of Brahms Requiem along with many recitals and concerts which are free and open to the public performed by the University's award-winning students, highly acclaimed faculty and world-renowned visiting artists.
- Coburn Gallery's exhibitions focusing on the work of nationally known contemporary artists as well as Ashland University art faculty and students in various mediums including TV tracings, paintings, sculpture, photography and more.
For a copy of the 2012-2013 Arts Guide, contact Tricia Applegate, coordinator of performing arts publicity and events, at 419-289-5950 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The Arts Guide can also be accessed online at www.ashland.edu/tickets, or at any of the department web pages or Facebook pages.
Ashland University, ranked in the top 200 colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s National Universities category for 2012, is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University (www.ashland.edu) values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students.