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 Tuesday, September 12, 2006 IssueFaculty/Staff E-Newsletter


Jam-packed Arts and Culture Week Kicks Off Academic Year
By Erin Frazier, Community Liaison and Programs Coordinator

CU-Boulder"s Arts and Culture Roundtable invites you to experience a wide variety of exhibits and performances during Arts and Culture Week. Beginning  Sept. 14 and continuing through Sept. 20, a diverse array of CU-Boulder programs will be hosting events highlighting the artistic and cultural amenities available on campus. The program was launched to recognize student fee funding support for vital cultural institutions on the Boulder campus.

“Arts and Culture Week provides an incredible number of opportunities in one place,” says Gail Siegel, director of Community Relations and a member of the roundtable. “We are featuring not only the great work of our students, but providing great exposure to the work of long-standing programs on our campus.”

The week kicks off on Sept. 14 with a gallery walk featuring the consecutive openings of three exhibits on the Boulder campus. The walk begins with a reception for “I Survived Katrina: Pieces from the Mud,” 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Dennis Small Cultural Center, UMC Room 457. The UMC Art Gallery will host the opening reception for “Three Suites on the Internment” by internationally renowned artist Roger Shimomura from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The CU Art Museum concludes the gallery walk by hosting the opening of “Waves on the Turquoise Lake: Contemporary Expressions of Tibetan Art,” featuring a variety of contemporary Tibetan artists working both inside and outside of Tibet. The reception for this exhibit runs from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Sibell-Wolle Fine Arts Building.

September 14 also will mark the launch of the 2006 fall season for the International Film Series with a free showing of “Welcome to the Dollhouse” in Muenzinger Auditorium at 7 p.m. The International Film Series will host three other unique programs during Arts and Culture Week.

The seven-day celebration of arts and culture resources on the Boulder campus also will include musical performances from such luminaries as the Takács Quartet, a wide variety of topical programs presented by the Dennis Small Cultural Center, and special presentations from the CU Museum of Natural History and the department of theatre and dance. Ongoing exhibitions during the week include “CU at the Fair” at the Heritage Center in Old Main, and “Hatching the Past: Dinosaur Eggs & Babies” at the CU Museum of Natural History.

The Arts and Culture Week finale on Sept. 20 features a unique collaboration between Fiske Planetarium and the International Film Series with a showing of “American Astronaut.” Following the movie will be live musical performances by The Billy Nayer Show and MotoSapien. The evening wraps up with a laser presentation of Pink Floyd"s “Dark Side of the Moon.”

For more information about the wide variety of events hosted during the seven-day event, please visit the web site.

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