2017-2018 Ashland University Arts Guide Available

2017-2018 Ashland University Arts Guide Available

9/5/17 ASHLAND, Ohio – The College of Arts & Sciences at Ashland University has released its annual Arts Guide, which highlights multiple arts events for the 2017-2018 academic year. The Arts Guide offers a comprehensive view of the 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 as a one-stop reference guide that includes events from Aug. 28 to May 18.

Dr. Dawn Weber, dean for the College of Arts & Sciences, 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:

·  Ashland University Theatre’s season themed "Building Bridges" reminds us to think of, respect and care for others and those who may not be like ourselves. From the ancient Greeks in the classic drama The Trojan Women, to today's young adults trying to navigate the blurry line between the virtual and real worlds in the new play Leveling Up, and the fantastical and magical world of Dr. Seuss in the musical Seussical - the theatre season will provide opportunities to better understand ourselves and others with performances that encourage dialogue about challenges in our world today.

·  Department of Music's 42nd 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.

·  Art experiences for high school students through the Pursue Your Passion Day with the Departments of Music and Theatre, and the art studio experience with the Art Department.

For a copy of the 2017-2018 Arts Guide, contact Tricia Applegate, coordinator of performing arts publicity and events, at 419-289-5950 or tapplega@ashland.edu. The Arts Guide can also be accessed online at www.ashland.edu/tickets, or at any of the department Web pages or Facebook pages. For ticketed events, the Ashland University will open for regular hours on Sept. 11.

Ashland University, ranked in the top tier of colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s National Universities category for 2017, is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University (www.ashland.edu) deeply 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.                                                                                ###