Arts Festival Promises a Little of Everything

Arts Festival Promises a Little of Everything

By Rosanne Pellegrini
Staff Writer

Some 800 Boston College students, faculty and staff will put their artistic talents on display when the University holds its third annual Arts Festival on Thursday, April 26, and Friday, April 27.

This year's festival, which will be held rain or shine in numerous outdoor and indoor venues on campus, features a full slate of performing and visual arts events, film screenings and lectures and culinary, literary and liturgical arts events, including concerts, theater performances, poetry readings, dances and art exhibitions.

Detailed festival information, including a schedule for both days, is available on-line at /arts.

O'Neill Plaza will once again serve as the festival's event center, as well as the site of two collaborative art projects. Devlin Hall and exhibition tents will host displays of student painting, photography and other forms of art, as well as film screenings. Festival guests will be invited to try their hand at various artistic media, including ceramics, drawing and painting.

Other festival highlights include a production at Robsham Theater of Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Oklahoma!," a preview of a new PBS documentary on Islamic art involving Calderwood professors Sheila Blair and Jonathan Bloom and the screening of the never-aired final episode of the controversial TV network series "Nothing Sacred."

"The continued growth of the arts at Boston College is reflected in the increasing strength and quality of our festival's exhibitions, performances and programming," said Assoc. Prof. Jeffery Howe (Fine Arts), chairman of the Boston College Arts Council, which organizes the festival. "The arts are fundamental to the educational mission of the University, and the entire community has really come together to make this a success."

Festival-goers can again take part in one of the event's more popular activities, a swing dance party in O'Neill Plaza at 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 26. BC bOp! will provide musical accompaniment and swing dancing lessons will be given.


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