Sacramento State will once again be home to a vibrant array of musicians, dancers,
photographers and other artists during the University’s 14th annual Festival
of the Arts, March 2 to 12. The 10-day celebration encompasses all facets of
the arts at Sacramento State – music, theatre, dance, design, art, poetry
and literature. This year’s festival will showcase a variety of performances,
exhibits and concerts from artists across the globe.
Those interested in the visual arts can feast their eyes on exhibits such as
“The Triumph of Helios: Photographic Treasures of the California State
Library,” a rare and beautiful collection of photographs including daguerreotypes
from the Gold Rush, some of the state’s first full-color photographs,
and examples of 19th century photographic equipment. The exhibit will run from
March 3 to June 24 in the University Library Gallery and Sacramento State Special
Collections curator, Gary Kurutz, will speak about the exhibit at 6:30 p.m.
on March 8 in the University Union’s Hinde Auditorium.
Acclaimed photographer Bill Owens will display his work from
March 2 to 12 in the Design Gallery, Mariposa Hall 4000, and will lecture at
6 p.m. on March 9 in the Union’s Hinde Auditorium. His work, which illustrates
the human condition in all its complexities, is in the collections of many institutions
including SFMOMA, Los Angeles Museum of Modern Art, and San Jose Museum of Modern
“Sac State Paints” will add a colorful energy to
the festival, displaying artwork from students in the advanced painting course
this spring. The exhibit will be on display in the Raymond Witt Gallery in Kadema
Hall from March 6 to 10. The gallery is open weekdays. For hours call (916)
Author of the upcoming book “Nietzche’s Kisses,”
Lance Olsen, will read from his work at 7 p.m. on March 7 in the Union’s
Hinde Auditorium. Award-winning poet Sharon Doubiago is also a feature of the
festival. She will read for her work at 1 p.m. on March 3. The location is to
The festival also offers a range of impressive musicians like
Vladimir Tarasov, a composer and musician from Lithuania, who has performed
internationally and written music for orchestras, the theatre and film. His
performance “Aleatoric Music for Percussion and Roulette,” will
begin at 4 p.m. on March 7 in Capistrano Hall 151. Tarasov will discuss his
work at 5:30 p.m. on March 9 in Mariposa Hall 1000. The music portion of the
festival closes on Sunday, March 12, with a performance featuring a unusual
duet of north Indian sitar and south Indian flute. Renowned flutist Shashank
will be joined by sitarist Purbayan Chaterjee, in an evening performance beginning
at 6 p.m. in the Music Recital Hall, Capistrano Hall.
of the festival is Shakespeare’s The Tempest, directed by Sacramento
State professor Gina Kaufmann and performed by Sacramento State students. The
production is a quirky revamp of the traditional play along with witty characters
and unique costumes. The Tempest will hit Sacramento State’s
shores on Feb. 24 to March 5 in the Playwrights’ Theatre. The department
of theatre and dance will also welcome New Style Motherlode Dance Company, who
will perform Juke Joint, a fusion of ballet, modern, jazz, and hip-hop
styles in a funky urban mix. The performance runs from March 9 to 12 in Dancespace,
Solano Hall 1010.
Tickets for the events are available through the Sacramento
State Ticket Office at (916) 278-4323 or at Tickets.com. A complete listing
of the University’s events is available at www.csus.edu/events.
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