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March 13, 2002

World famous artists at 10th CSUS
Festival of the Arts

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Sills apperance cancelled. Click here for details.

An evening with legendary opera singer Beverly Sills, an exhibit of famed California artists brought together for the first time and a poetry reading by Pulitzer Prize-winner Jorie Graham highlight the 10th annual Festival of the Arts at California State University, Sacramento, April 4 - 14.

More than 20,000 people attended last year's various dance, design, art, poetry, theatre and music events and this year's festival promises to gather even bigger crowds with an exciting 10th anniversary schedule.

DONIZETTI: The Three Queens ImageSills is a child of immigrants, the mother of two children challenged by birth defects, the first female director of the New York City Opera, recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom and America's most celebrated soprano. She will be on campus at 8 p.m., Thursday, April 11 in the University Union Ballroom. Tickets for the event are $10 general and for free CSUS students.

"The Society of Six," an exhibition of more than 25 paintings by California plein-air artists created during the early part of the 20th Century, will be on display at the CSUS Library Gallery starting April 4. The exhibition marks the first time the works, most from the private collection of CSUS emeritus professor Robert E. Aichele, have been shown together.

The Society of Six includes artists Selden Gile, August Gay, Maurice Logan, Bernard von Eichman, William Clapp and Louis Siegriest. Their bold and colorful landscapes are now considered some of the most advanced and original works produced in the West.

Photo of Jorie GrahamAmong the festival's various poetry events is a reading by winner of the 1996 Pulitzer Prize for poetry Jorie Graham at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 13 in the University Union Hinde Auditorium.

For ticketed festival events call the CSUS Ticket Office at (916) 278-4323.

For more information about the Festival of the Arts please see the schedule or call the CSUS School of the Arts at (916) 278-2787. For media assistance contact the CSUS public affairs office at (916) 278-6156.

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