There are many exciting arts-related events on campus within these next few month that are in need of attention.
The Department of Visual & Performing Arts puts on two major plays each year, one in the fall and one in the spring. Last year, they showcased “Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind” and “The Secret in the Wings.” These plays were a great success.
In the future you can look forward to hearing interviews from the cast members and the director, as well as a little preview of the story without any spoilers!
There are other events that the department sponsors. This includes their Fall Wind Ensemble Concert occurring on Oct. 29, and one of their major premieres Europe Endless: Formation of a European Consciousness After WWII on Nov. 14 and 15.
For those who are unaware, the artwork that is on display for all to see in The Thomas H. and Mary K. Williams Art Gallery, is located on the second floor of the Delaplaine Fine Arts Building. In the future, it would be beneficial to interview the artist whose exhibition will be on display, as well as some context and discussion of the work available in the gallery.
In addition to the plays, music and cultural discussions conducted by the department, “Lighted Corners” is another major creative outlet for students here at the Mount. There is a great number of interesting paintings, short stories and poetry in each edition of the literary magazine that are worth a closer look.
It is important for the Mount community to be informed on all of the plays, poetry, short stories, music and art that the student body creates here on campus. There are so many arts events, some of which get overlooked. So my appeal is to come and support the art department. Go Mount!