8/22/13 ASHLAND, Ohio - The College of Arts & Sciences at Ashland University has released its annual Arts Guide, which highlights all of its arts events for the 2013-2014 academic year. The Arts Guide offers a comprehensive view of the upcoming Spectrum Series, Ashland University Theatre season of "Exploring World and Self," 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 enhance our understanding of our self, one another and the world. From theatre and music to dance and the visual arts, the arts provide a unique means of expression and allow us to explore new ideas, subject matters and cultures."
Weber encourages patrons to use the Arts Guide as they plan their cultural activities for the year. “Please join us for an unforgettable experience as we celebrate life through the Arts," she said.
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 that occasionally occur with live events.
Highlights of the Arts Guide include:
- Spectrum Series events beginning with Paragon Ragtime Orchestra's "Round the Christmas Tree” concert, The DePue Brothers Band’s vivid blend of classical, blues, rock and bluegrass genres, and Zany Umbrella Circus’ performance of “Cake,” a visual storybook acted on stage.
- Ashland University Theatre’s season is set for adventure, fantasy, discovery, inspiration, compassion and empathy as it travels around the world beginning in war-torn Latin America with “Night Train to Bolina” by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Nilo Cruz, then to Italy for Carlo Goldoni's physical comedy masterpiece “The Servant of Two Masters.” The season then sails on a Spanish ship to Fifth Avenue in the pop/rock musical “Songs for a New World,” and the journey concludes with thought-provoking and entertaining One Acts and New Works in the “Experience/Experiment Festival.”
- Department of Music’s 38th Annual Madrigal Feaste, Maplerock Jazz Festival featuring The Matt Wilson Quartet, along with many recitals and concerts which are free and open to the public are 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 fibers, sculpture, drawing, found objects and more.
For a copy of the 2013-2014 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 2013, 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. ###