College of the Arts Announces 2019-2020 Season
New this year is ArtsKSU Presents, a professional artist series
KENNESAW, Ga. (Aug 21, 2019) — The College of the Arts at Kennesaw State University has announced its 2019-2020 season, featuring over 100 events in art and design, dance, music, and theatre and performance studies. New this year are special research in the arts lectures open to the public as well as ArtsKSU Presents, an exciting professional series featuring internationally renowned artists and companies.
“We are committed to preparing our students for the professional practices in the arts as both scholars and artists, through engagement with our outstanding faculty and visiting artists," said Ivan Pulinkala, dean of the College of the Arts. "ArtsKSU will present world-renowned performers and artists across all four academic units, enriching the arts ecology of Atlanta.”
Highlights for the Department of Theatre and Performance Studies include Daughter of a Cuban Revolutionary: Marissa Chibas and The Q Brothers presenting a new way to experience Shakespeare with Othello: The Remix, retold through lively and engaging rap and hip-hop. The Department of Dance is bringing Charlotte Ballet’s Walking Mad to Atlanta audiences, highlighting amazing athleticism, breathtaking beauty, and boundless energy.
GRAMMY-nominated clarinetist-saxophonist Anat Cohen will also bring boundless energy along with her Tentet (rhythm section, horns, vibraphone, cello and accordion) as they take the stage of the Bailey Performance Center in the School of Music to play their music, some of which is influenced from Brazilian music and African grooves to vintage swing and touching ballads. The School of Art and Design’s Zuckerman Museum of Art will kick off the fall 2019 with the exhibition Painting Who? that focuses on paintings that serve multiple roles. Not quite sculpture, this work stretches—but does not break—the traditional boundaries of painting.
In addition to the ArtsKSU Presents professional artist season, the College of the Arts is also offering several research-based lectures that are free and open to the public. Don’t miss The Aesthetic Brain, a lecture by Dr. Anjan Chatterjee discussing his groundbreaking research using neurology to advance our understanding of the evolution, production, and appreciation of art.
A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers close to 200 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its more than 41,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the second-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 126 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu.