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 Tuesday, August 28, 2007 IssueFaculty/Staff E-Newsletter


Campus programs showcased by Arts & Culture Week
By Erin Frazier, community liaison and programs coordinator

The artistic and cultural highlights of the Boulder campus will be on display during CU-Boulder's Arts & Culture Week. Beginning on Sept. 13 and continuing through Sept. 20, a diverse array of CU-Boulder programs will host a variety of free and low-cost events ranging from museum open houses to a performance by a world-renowned musical artist. The weeklong program held each fall was launched by members of the Arts & Culture Roundtable in recognition of the student fee funding support vital for cultural institutions on the Boulder campus.

"This year's Arts & Culture Week offers more than 35 events," said Gail Siegel, director of community relations and roundtable member. "We have not only increased the number of opportunities to enjoy the artistic and cultural amenities of our campus, we have increased the variety of opportunities—there should be something that will appeal to everyone."

Arts & Culture Week kicks off Sept. 13 with a free noontime performance of "Shakespeare's Sister," a one-woman show presented by the Colorado Shakespeare Festival. Other highlights of opening day include an open house starting at 4 p.m. hosted by the University of Colorado Museum of Natural History, and the "Border Crossings" World Café starting at 5:30 p.m. at Norlin Library.

The expanded eight-day celebration of arts and culture resources on the Boulder campus will also include Fiske Planetarium's "Astronomy Day," musical performances from CU-Boulder faculty, a CU Heritage Museum Open House and a special public talk about the CU Art Museum's permanent Colorado Collection. Ongoing exhibitions during the week include "Let Your Light Shine" at the Heritage Center on the third floor of Old Main, "Temple of the Warriors" at the University of Colorado Museum of Natural History and "Crossing Borders" at the UMC Art Gallery.

Several events on campus during Arts & Culture Week are also part of the community-wide EcoArts festival, including the Sept. 13 opening reception for the "Airlight" video installation in the ATLAS building. Other related events include the "Weather Report" gallery show at Norlin Library, and a free lunch and lecture on Sept. 20 at the University of Colorado Museum of Natural History.

The programming finale of Arts & Culture Week is a CU Concerts Artist Series performance by internationally renowned trumpeter Arturo Sandoval. A protégé of the legendary Dizzy Gillespie and a founder of the groundbreaking band Irakere, Sandoval has won four Grammy Awards, six Billboard awards and an Emmy.

For more information about the wide variety of events hosted during the week, please visit the Arts and Culture website. For year-round listings of CU-Boulder artistic and cultural events visit the CU-Boulder Events Calendar.

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