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Arts Festival Opens Today


By Rosanne Pellegrini | Chronicle Staff

Published: Apr. 25, 2013

The 15th annual Boston College Arts Festival begins today, showcasing music, theater, dance, poetry, film, painting, sculpture and more from members of the University community.

A highlight of the festival will be public appearances by alumni guests acclaimed writer Robert Polito ’73 and award-winning photographer James Balog ’74. Polito will be presented with the Boston College Arts Council Alumni Award for Distinguished Achievement by Vice President for University Mission and Ministry Jack Butler, SJ.

Associate Professor of Fine Arts Sheila Gallagher will receive the faculty arts award, which will be presented - along with student awards - at a ceremony tomorrow in the Stokes Art Tent at 4 p.m.

The awards reception is free and open to the public, but registration is required at Contact Alumni Relations Assistant Director Eva Maynard at ext. 2-4757 for more information.

Festival highlights also include the performance of the adult musical comedy “Avenue Q” at BC’s Robsham Theater Arts Center, and more than 80 public events for all ages.   

For Arts Festival details, see /offices/artscouncil/festival.html or call ext. 2-2787.