Kennesaw State opens new arts season

The College of the Arts at Kennesaw State University will open its season with several events this…

Georgia (Sep 7, 2004) — Kennesaw State opens new arts season

Cheryl Brown


Contact: Cheryl Anderson Brown‚ 770−499−3417 or

The College of the Arts at Kennesaw State University will open its season with several events this week. The 2004−2005 season includes a dozen theater productions and presentations‚ 50 concerts and 15 art exhibitions.

Highlights include performances by I Musici de Montreal Chamber Ensemble on Oct. 9 and Broadway vocalist Linda Eder on April 2‚ a production of the one−act comic operas “Gianni Schicchi” and “The Old Maid and the Thief” April 19−24‚ and exhibitions highlighting White House Christmas cards (Dec. 14−17)‚ contemporary French art (Jan. 19−March 1)‚ African American sculpture (Jan. 27−March 3) and works by the late Italian−born Atlanta artist Athos Menaboni.

“We have organized an absolutely stellar season‚” said Dean Joseph Meeks. “I believe everyone can find something to enjoy.”

This week‚ the College of the Arts offers a sampling of events in each area as part of its “Opening Week Celebration‚” beginning with the opening reception for “Realms of Color: Landscapes by Southwest Artist Alyce Frank” 7−9 p.m. on Wednesday‚ Sept. 8 at the Sturgis Library Gallery. This free event includes a gallery talk by the artist at 8 p.m. An expressionist from Taos‚ New Mexico‚ Frank uses brilliant colors and primitive shapes to re−imagine familiar settings.

The week continues with “The American Dream‚” a reader’s theater performance by the KSU theater faculty at 8 p.m. on Saturday‚ Sept. 11 in Stillwell Theater. Written by Edward Albee‚ this satirical play seems a particularly relevant presentation for National Patriots Day. Tickets are $5.

The week concludes with a chamber recital by members of the KSU music faculty. Originally scheduled for 3 p.m.‚ the recital will take place at 8 p.m. on Sunday‚ Sept. 12 in Stillwell Theater. The free concert includes the Stravinksy Octet and Mozart’s “Serenade in c minor‚ K. 388.”

To order event tickets or to request a copy of the arts brochure‚ call 770−423−6650. View the full calendar of events at

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