The sixth annual ArtsX event will showcase the University’s arts programs—a designated BGSU center of excellence—from 6-10 p.m. Dec. 4 in the Fine Arts Center. Faculty and students from the Department of Theatre and Film, the School of Art and the College of Musical Arts will present numerous performances, demonstrations, exhibits and sales.
The annual Faculty/Staff Exhibition opens that evening in the Dorothy Uber Bryan Art Gallery. Providing accompaniment in the newly renovated, award-winning gallery foyer will be several ensembles from the College of Musical Arts. Music will also fill the Willard Wankelman Gallery lobby throughout the evening, while groups from the Department of Theatre and Film will perform in Room 2000.
Clubs and organizations, from the Clay Club to the University Film Organization, will be hosting activities throughout the building as well. The Comics and Cartooning Club welcomes visitors to participate in “Collaborative Doodling” across from Room 2006. The Sculpture Club will light up the night with an outdoor metal-pour demonstration, behind the sculpture lab, from 7:30-8 p.m. The Student Art Glass Association will hold glass-blowing demonstrations all evening in rooms 1200 and 1206.
Other highlights include demonstrations in Second Life—a three-dimensional, virtual environment—in Room 1102, and an outdoor performance at the center’s main entrance by Circus Vera, a circus troupe composed of students and instructors from BGSU’s Arts Village.
“As the Wolfe Center for the Arts begins construction, we look to ArtsX as one of the signature events to showcase the interaction and collaboration between the varied visual and performing arts entities on campus,” said Dennis Wojtkiewicz, a professor of art and an organizer of the event.