College to celebrate fine arts weekThe Fine Arts departments at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College are presenting a schedule of activities to celebrate Fine Arts Week April 29 through May 2. The events will include a range of music and theater performances, and visual arts displays and demonstrations. All activities are free and open to the public.
By: Tom Urbanski, Pine Journal
The Fine Arts departments at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College are presenting a schedule of activities to celebrate Fine Arts Week April 29 through May 2. The events will include a range of music and theater performances, and visual arts displays and demonstrations. All activities are free and open to the public.
Fine Arts Week 2013 activities on campus begin on Monday with the opportunity to view the ongoing progress of student works of sculpture and watercolor paintings. A variety of artwork will be on display from the sculpture and watercolor courses taught by instructor Sterling Rathsack. Meet the artists in action during the sculpture class from 9-11 a.m., and the watercolor class students from noon to 2 p.m., in Room 167.
A Visual Art Exhibition and Creative Writing display will be ongoing across campus throughout Fine Arts Week 2013, featuring works of art and writing created by students and faculty.
On Monday and Wednesday, theater games and improv will be featured both days from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in the college amphitheater. Instructor Sara Marie Sorenson and members of her beginning acting class will get silly and share the fun with everyone. A variety of theater games and exercises that are guaranteed to relieve stress and create laughter will be played throughout the afternoon.
Monday evening concludes with a poetry reading and presentation by Dr. Anton Truer, nationally recognized author of nine books including “Everything You Wanted to Know About Indians But Were Afraid to Ask.” The program begins at 6 p.m. in the campus amphitheater.
Tuesday is “Poem in Your Pocket Day” on campus. Students will carry a short poem in a pocket and can win prizes when a staff or faculty member asks the student to share the poem. In addition, the big event on Tuesday is the “Grease Sing-a-Long” and costume contest. Attendees are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite character from the movie musical Grease and sing along with the music. The costume contest begins at 6 p.m. and the movie starts at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium, Room 195.
Activities on Wednesday, in addition to the theater games and improv, will include final scenes and monologues by the beginning acting class and performances by the applied music students at 6 p.m. in Room 195.
Thursday, May 2, begins with a 10:30 a.m. performance in the amphitheater, featuring the Lil’ Thunder Learning Center showcasing their talented tots with a spring choir concert.
The final events on Thursday evening begin with the book release party for the debut of the Thunderbird Review, an anthology of contributed written work by students and community members. At 5:30 p.m., listen to talented students and community members at the Open Mic Night in the Thunder Café. The event is from 5:30-8 p.m. in the amphitheater. The microphone is open to everyone. Featured artists already committed to the line-up include Emily Finn, Angela Jacobson, David Daniels, and Kyle Bober.
For more information about Fine Arts Week 2013 activities at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College, contact Sara Sorenson at 218-879-0847.