Posted March 22, 2017
Presentations by students and faculty in UCF’s School of Visual Arts & Design – fine art, tableau vivant (living art), films, interactive gaming and other fields – will expand to multiple venues in this year’s UCF Celebrates the Arts.
In addition to art presentations at the host site of the April 7-14 festival, the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, for the first time three other galleries within a short walking distance will display a variety of visual arts. All the events are free, but entry to the Dr. Phillips Center requires an event ticket or lobby pass.
“This is a great opportunity for our students to show their creative works to their friends, families and the Orlando community,” said Rudy McDaniel, assistant dean of the College of Arts & Humanities. “So much academic work is done in the classroom or studio, which often means a much more limited audience to the work. In this environment, though, you never know who might see the work, which can be both sobering and liberating to our students.”
Here’s what SVAD has scheduled for the eight-day festival.
“What I love about this festival is that it provides great opportunity for creative artists and practitioners to cohabitate a space – performers with studio artists, interactive media designers with musicians,” McDaniel said. “To me, this embodies what celebrating the arts should truly be about – not just recognizing the contributions of each individual discipline, but also appreciating the interplay between disciplines and the potential for innovation when you bring the fine and performing arts together with design and technology.”
The SVAD offerings are some of the many events to be presented at the third annual UCF Celebrates the Arts, which is free and open to the public.
More than 1,000 university students, 100 faculty members and some collaborative programs with outside partners will showcase theatre, dance, orchestra, choirs, big band, chamber music, cabaret, concert bands, opera, visual arts, studio art, gaming, animation, photography and film.
This is part of a series of stories about the April 7-14 events at UCF Celebrates the Arts 2017. All events are free, but tickets are required for performances and entrance into the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, 445 S. Magnolia Ave., Orlando. Ticketing and full schedule details are posted at http://arts.cah.ucf.edu/.
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