April 28, 2005 • Volume 13 Number 16

In anticipation of today's Arts Festival, 16 six-foot tall tree sculptures decorated by student groups and organizations have been installed around campus as part of the "Enchanted Forest" collaborative sculpture project. The above entry in the Higgins Hall atrium, created by the BC Swing Kids, will be on display along with the other tree sculptures in O'Neill Plaza during the festival. (Photo by Lee Pellegrini)

Arts Festival takes root

Boston College will be a relatively quiet place during the next couple of weeks, once faculty and students become occupied with final exams and end-of-year projects. But starting today the campus will enjoy one last blast before the onset of study days: The annual Arts Festival, which begins at noon with the now-traditional opening performance in O'Neill Plaza by faculty and student musicians and dancers from the BC Irish Studies Program.

As always, the festival - which runs until Saturday - will feature plenty of music, dance, literary readings, films, theatrical performances and more, along with a special appearance this afternoon by acclaimed nature photographer James Balog '74, recipient the third annual BC Arts Council Alumni Award for Distinguished Achievement.

Beginning at 4 p.m. in Fulton 511, Balog will take part in a live interview with Boston art dealer and gallery owner Robert Klein as part of this year's "Inside the BC Studio" series. Balog also will speak tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. during the reception celebrating the exhibition of his works, "TREE: A New Vision of the American Forest," on display at BC's McMullen Museum of Art.

Everything you need to know about the Arts Festival is available on-line.

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