AU College of Arts & Sciences Releases 2014-2015 Arts Guide

Ashland University College of Arts & Sciences Releases 2014-2015 Arts Guide

9/5/14 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 2014-2015 academic year. The Arts Guide offers a comprehensive view of the upcoming Spectrum Series, Ashland University Theatre season, 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 visual art and nationally recognized touring artists, 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 you plan your cultural activities for the year. 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 including free concerts and workshops from the Ohio Arts Council's statewide tour of world music ensemble Andes Manta, and concert performances from the award-winning ethnic folk duo Simple Gifts, and the Kelly Bell Blues Band
  • Ashland University Theatre's season opening with George Bernard Shaw's classic masterpiece "Saint Joan" then the World Premiere of Lindsay Joy's "In the Event of My Death" in collaboration with New York's Farm Theater. In the spring, the season continues with Frank Baum's beloved musical "The Wizard of Oz," and concludes with John Guare's award-winning black comedy "The House of Blue Leaves."
  • Department of Music's 39th Annual Madrigal Feaste and Maplerock Jazz Festival along with many recitals and concerts 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 sculpture, drawing, found objects and more.

For a copy of the 2014-2015 Arts Guide, contact Tricia Applegate, coordinator of performing arts publicity and events, at 419-289-5950 or The Arts Guide can also be accessed online at, or at any of the department web pages or Facebook pages.

Ashland University, which has been ranked in the top 200 colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s National Universities category, is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University ( 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. ###


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