Celebrating 20 years of inspiration: Church Fine Arts Building open house set for Nov. 6

11/1/2007 7:00:00 AM

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Nightingale Concert Hall, Redfield Studio Theatre, Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery, and numerous educational spaces, the School of the Arts will host an open house of its Church Fine Arts Building, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2007, from 5-8 p.m. The evening of events throughout the Church Fine Arts complex will culminate with a performance by the University Percussion Ensemble with guest choreographer Lula Washington at 8 p.m. in Nightingale Concert Hall. All events are FREE and open to the community.

The open house will include opportunities to sneak a peak at "theatre magic" with back-stage tours, buy original art from University art students, experience what it sounds like to sit in an orchestra, get the inside scoop on gallery exhibitions, visit with faculty members, learn more about the School of the Arts and its ongoing schedule of community arts events, enjoy refreshments and more.

Free parking is available after 6:30 p.m. in the Brian J. Whalen Parking Complex north of the Church Fine Arts Building. A convenient patron drop-off area is located in front of the Church Fine Arts Building on N. Virginia St. Metered parking is also available on and near campus.

For a copy of the University's art calendar or more information about the University's art exhibits and performances, visit http://www.unr.edu/arts, call (775) 784-4ART or 1-(800) 233-8928, or email arts365@unr.edu.

The Church Fine Arts Building Open House schedule of events includes:

Tuesday, Nov. 6 from 5-8 p.m.:

Throughout the Church Fine Arts Building

  • Meet and speak with University faculty members about the School of the Arts, programs and events.

Main Lobby

  • Information – Open House programs, arts365 calendars, other program materials and an opportunity to sign up for our mailing list will be available.
  • Student Art Sale – Purchase unique pottery, fine art gifts, and limited-edition prints, all created by University art students. Proceeds will go to support student art clubs.
  • Behind-the-Scenes Backstage Tour (meet in Main Lobby) – 5 and 6 p.m. start times
  • Visual Arts Studio Tour (meet in Main Lobby) – 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. start times
  • Refreshments

Nightingale Concert Hall stage

  • Percussion instrument petting zoo – Start times 5:30 and 6:30 p.m.

Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery

  • Current Exhibition – Visit the current exhibition, "Whole Fragment," and meet and speak with Gallery Director, Marji Vecchio and other gallery staff.

Front Door and McNamara Galleries

  • Current Exhibition – Meet and speak with student artists about their work.

Exit Gallery, 2nd Floor

  • Current Exhibition – Photographs of the 1987 Church Fine Arts Building renovation process.

Church Fine Arts, Room 14

  • Open Rehearsal: University Orchestra – Start times 5 and 5:30 p.m.

Redfield Proscenium Theatre

  • Rehearsal sneak peak of the production "The Trojan Women" – Director Sue Klemp discusses the role of the director in developing and producing a stage performance – 7:15 p.m. (rehearsal begins, 7:30 p.m.)

Tuesday, Nov. 6, 8 p.m.:

Nightingale Concert Hall

  • University Percussion Ensemble featuring Lula Washington – Capping off the evening at the Church Fine Arts Building Open House, get ready to shake, rattle and roll with the University Percussion Ensemble as they perform an international repertoire on instruments from around the world. The concert will also feature a multi-disciplinary work choreographed by guest artist Lula Washington and danced by University of Nevada, Reno Dance Program students.

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