Festival celebrates creativity of students and faculty

A full slate of events kicked off this month with Industrial Fabric, the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts‘ annual festival of the arts.

Drama, music and visual arts take centre stage with the festival, which started March 11 and goes until May 1.

This is the first of what will be an annual event, said Marie Balsom, communications officer for the Walker School.

“We are providing an opportunity for people to experience the dynamic vision and creative energy embodied by those involved with the school of fine and performing arts,” she said.

Here’s a sample of the upcoming events:

One Acts Festival (DART3P54)
March 18 and 19, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Upper year directing students present a series of short plays with student actors.
ST103 and ST107

Flooding Violet (DART 4F56)
April 15 at 8 p.m. and April 16 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Senior students present an original, devised play: a noire meditation set in 1938.
Cost: $5 with proceeds donated to the Marlene Moser Scholarship Fund

That Woman: A Sex Play? (faculty)
April 13 to 16 at 8 p.m.
Written and directed by David Fancy, designed by David Vivian, video design by Donna Szoke, performed by Monica Dufault.
Sullivan Mahoney Courthouse Theatre, 101 King St., St.Catharines
Tickets: adults $12; seniors/students $7. Available at 905-688-5550 x3257

The University Wind Ensemble with conductor Zoltan Kalman
April 5 at 7:30 p.m.
Sean O’Sullivan Theatre
Tickets: $5

Music @ Noon
Every Tuesday from 12 noon to 12:50 p.m., featuring performance faculty, students, alumni and guests.
Sean O’Sullivan Theatre (unless specified)
March 22: Voice students
March 29: Instrumental students at the Concordia Seminary Chapel
April 5: Piano students

How Can I Keep From Singing?
The Brock University Choirs with conductor Harris Loewen
April 2 at 7:30 p.m.
St. Thomas Anglican Church, 99 Ontario St.,St.Catharines
Tickets: adults $15; seniors/students $10; $5 for children 13 and under

Exhibition: In the Gray (VISA 3F99)
April 16 to 29
Opening reception: April 22, 7 to 9 p.m.
A collection of work by Tyne Demerei dedicated to an empathetic view of sexualities and genders.
Niagara Artists Centre, 354 St. Paul St., St. Catharines

VISA Honours Exhibition: Nine Lives (VISA4F06)
April 16 to May 1
Opening Reception: April 15, 7 to 9 p.m.
Graduating students present original and engaging artwork in an annual exhibition.
Rodman Hall

Video Installation: Donna Szoke ‘Off-site’ (faculty)
March 28 to April 3, sunset to 2 a.m.
Corner of James and St. Paul Street, St. Catharines

Exhibition: FinalSTROKE (cSTAC4F40 and VISA4P04)
April 4 to 9
Opening reception: April 4, 6 to 8 p.m.
FinalSTROKE, a group exhibition of paintings created by fourth year Visual Arts students. Curated by Megan Doyle.
Sean O’Sullivan Theatre lobby

View a PDF file with a full of list of the events

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