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Published: Wednesday, 12/3/2008

Expanded BGSU art show ready to go

ArtsX, an energetic celebration showcasing many visual and performing arts, will be from 6 to 10 tomorrow night in the Fine Arts Center at Bowling Green State University.

The free event has expanded in its five years, and includes many musical and theatrical performances, exhibits, and demonstrations. Student work will be available for purchase.The always-interesting Faculty/Staff Exhibition will open with a reception in the Bryan Art Gallery while in the adjacent foyer, six quartets and ensembles from the College of Musical Arts will perform throughout the evening.

Groups from the Department of Theatre and Film will present half-hour performances in Room 2000, the painting studio. In Room 206, the Creative Writing Club will hold a writing contest in response to piece of art.

Clubs and organizations, ranging from the Art History Association to the University Film Organization (UFO), will host activities throughout the building. The Art History group plans a trivia game show in the hallway outside Room 115, while UFO will showcase student film in Room 204.

Jewelry crafted by members of the Student Metal Arts Club will be for sale in Room 101 where jewelry-making and other processes will be under way.

The Juggling Club will perform. The Comic Book Club will have an interactive drawing event across from Rooms 201 and 203. The Sculpture Club will begin a stone-carving demonstration at 5 p.m. and will do a bronze pour at 7 p.m. The Computer Art Club will demonstrate their experiments with digital origami. And the Student Art Glass Association will present ongoing demos in Rooms 1200 and 1206.

Cody Peyton, an undergraduate art student, will do an ongoing drawing performance inside a constructed room in the building s front, main lobby. It will be viewable from the second-floor rail overlooking the lobby.

Other highlights include a traditional Japanese tea ceremony from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Nakamoto Gallery; an interactive arts quiz given by University Libraries throughout the evening in the first-floor entry near Room 110, and, outside the building, Toledo Area Regional Transit Authority (TARTA) buses will display student designs.

As the Wolfe Center for the Arts nears its ground breaking, we look to ArtsX as one of the signature events to showcase the interaction and collaboration between the varied visual and performing arts entities on campus, said Dennis Wojtkiewicz, an organizer of the event and art professor.

Information: 419-372-2609.



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