Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Student Artwork at Gateway

Artwork by MFA students Bethany Haeseler, above left (glass) and Talia Shabtay (painting) along with that by several other glass students is taking center stage at the new offices for The Arts Initiative at South Campus Gateway. The office, headed by Karen Bell, associate vice president, hosted an open house Nov 14, where OSU President Gordon Gee (below) spoke about the importance of positioning Ohio State as a leader in the arts. Main topic of the evening was the recently announced partnership with Ohio State and the UK's Royal Shakespeare Company.

Notable News

Holiday glass sale at Gateway! Glass students in the Department of Art will sell hand-blown holiday ornaments and more at The Arts Initiative offices at South Campus Gateway this Thursday from 4 to 7 pm. Stop by and browse!

The visit today by Canadian playwright Sandra Dempsey to the Department of Theatre has been canceled.

The December issue of Artforum magazine each year invites a broad spectrum of artists, critics and curators to revisit the year in art and choose their "top 10" highlights. Two contributors in the current issue -- Ann Goldstein and Jack Bankowsky -- both picked the Wexner Center's exhibition Andy Warhol: Other Voices , Other Rooms as #4 in their top picks. To see their choices, click here.

Who's there?: The Ohio State Hamlet Project, an exhibition curated by grad students in the Department of Theatre as part of a class assignment, brings together holdings on many aspects of Hamlet from the collections of the Lawrence and Lee Theatre Research Institute (TRI). Ranging from artifacts to essays and playbills, covering multiple centuries and countries, the items selected by the curators underscore the fascination that Hamlet and his interpreters continue to hold for audiences. The exhibition joins the beginning stages of the European Hamlet Project, being celebrated by symposia and culminating in exhibitions across Europe in 2009-10. The OSU exhibition is taking place at the TRI and in the Department of Theatre. For more, click here.

The OSU School of Music presents its annual Musical Celebration Concert this Friday, Dec 5, at 8 pm in Mershon Auditorium. The popular, annual musical extravaganza celebrates the holiday season and showcases the school’s many performing groups, from the OSU Symphony Orchestra to its Jazz Ensemble, Glee Clubs, Symphonic Band and more. Tickets available through the Wexner Center Ticket Office (614) 292-3535.

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