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Contact: Christine Payton March 22, 2012
(337) 482-6397, payton@louisiana.edu
The UL Lafayette College of the Arts will host Community Day on March 24 from noon – 9 p.m. as part of the Festival of the Arts.

Community Day combines activities from the Department of Visual Arts and the School of Music and Performing Arts. It is a great chance for children and adults of all ages to participate in workshops on various art techniques, to receive free musical instruction and demonstration, and to participate in musical jam sessions.

Other offerings of Community Day will include live music on the grounds, a bake sale, concessions, face painting, and family games.

The Visual Arts schedule is as follows:

Printmaking Workshop. Dive into the history of printmaking with Professor Brian Kelly, as you get to experience one of the classic printing techniques such as linoleum block cutting or screen-printing. Fifteen seats are available for each session, which will be held between noon – 4 p.m. for ages 13 to 18.

Metals and Jewelry. Come explore the exciting artistry of metalwork and jewelry with Professor Aimee Howard. Students in these sessions will each create a one of a kind jewelry piece through the traditional technique of enameling. This process entails fusing powdered glass to copper, creating a smooth, ornamental glass coating on the surface of the metal. Twelve seats are available per session to be held from noon to 2 p.m. and 2 to 4 p.m. Open to ages 15 and over.

Photography. Explore the power of the silhouetted form with Photograms. Led by Professor Jamie Baldridge, participants will develop their own photographic silhouettes using objects with unique texture and form in a darkroom setting. The first session is noon to 2 p.m. and a second session follows from 2 to 4 p.m. Each seats eight participants. Ages 8 and over are welcome.

Playing Around with Experimental Drawing—An Experimental Drawing Workshop for Children. Professor Chyrl Savoy will introduce participants to the world of experimental drawing through the exploration of materials and techniques to produce various mark making approaches to then help put together Images of special interest areas. 20 seats are available for the session from 2 to 4 p.m. Ages 5 and above are welcome. Adult supervision is required for children under 10.

Experimental Drawing. The sky’s the limit with this large-scale charcoal drawing session with Professor Scot Sinclair. Come prepared to get your hands dirty as you experiment with drawings that go beyond small drawings, or doodles, and utilize your whole arm and body to create large-scale work. Fifteen seats are available for the session that starts at noon and continues to 4 p.m. This is for ages 13 to 18.

The Music and Performing Arts Schedule is as follows:

Evening of Dance Open Rehearsal/Open house in McLaurin Hall studios.
Observe rehearsals with student choreographers for Evening of Dance with talk-back session on the creative process from 11a.m. – 8 p.m. in McLaurin Hall rooms 103 and 104.

Jazz Improvisation Clinic led by Professor Jon Noffsinger. Members of the community are welcome to bring their instruments to join in, or just observe from 1 – 3 p.m. in Fletcher Hall Auditorium.

Jazz Instruction Breakout Sessions led by members of the UL Lafayette Jazz Program. Members of the UL Lafayette jazz program will lead free jazz instruction breakout sessions organized by instrument. Members of the community can bring their instruments to participate or observe from 3:30 – 5 p.m. in Angelle Hall. Open to all ages.

Traditional Music Jam Session. Bring your instrument and sit in on a traditional jam session organized by Professor Mark Dewitt with members of UL Lafayette's Traditional Music Ensemble from 3 – 5 p.m. in the BeauSoleil House. Open to all ages.

UL Lafayette Jazz Program Concert. Come experience the sounds of the UL Lafayette jazz program in a free concert from 7:30 – 9 p.m. in Ducrest-Gilfrey Auditorium.

All events are free. To register for Visual Arts workshops, please call 482-1426 and for more information please visit http://ularts.com. To register for music workshops please visit http://music.louisiana.edu/spark or call 482-6012. Early registration is encouraged, as space is limited. For more information visit music.louisiana.edu/spark and arts.louisiana.edu.


About UL Lafayette
The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is the second largest university in the state, with nearly 17,000 students. It’s a public institution that awards bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. It includes diverse offerings from the humanities to scientific research and is a national leader in areas like computer science, biology and nursing. Its student-athletes – Louisiana’s Ragin’ Cajuns – compete in NCAA Division I, the highest level of collegiate competition.

Document last revised Thursday, March 22, 2012 3:11 PM

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