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BYU Fine Arts and Entertainment Calendar for August 2003

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Well-known artist Dennis Smith and his son, sculptor Andrew Smith, explore the aesthetics of motion in their first collaborative exhibition, "Poetic Kinetics: Assemblage Art by Dennis and Andrew Smith." This free exhibition will be on display in the BYU Museum of Art through Oct. 18, 2003.

"Intersections: Recent Paintings by Six Utah Artists" will be on exhibit through September 13, 2003, and will display new works by Frank Magleby, James C. Christensen, Gary Ernest Smith, Robert Marshall, Christopher Young and Douglas Fryer. For this exhibition, the artists will concentrate on those subjects and techniques that are unique to them, each exhibiting between 12 and 15 works.

"On the road with CCA Christensen: The moving panorama" will be on display at the BYU Museum of Art through February 14, 2004. This exhibit depicts the religious history of the world from Adam to the life of Joseph Smith, and the pioneers who entered the Salt Lake Valley.

The BYU Museum of Art's permanent collection, "150 Years of American Painting," which includes art from the Hudson River School of the Urban Realists, is on display.

"Artful Tales," a storytelling event, will continue every Monday night at the museum. Families and community groups are invited to the 7 p.m. session. Admission is free.

The Museum of Art is offering drawing classes for young artists ages eight through sixteen. These classes are specially designed for students interested in improving drawing skills through practice and learning appreciation of works of art in the museum, either as part of the permanent collection or in special exhibitions. For specific dates and registration information contact the Museum of Art at (801) 378-8287.

The museum is open Monday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 12 to 5 p.m.

Friday, August 1

The Summer Senior Dance Showcase will be performed at 7:30 p.m. in the Dance Studio Theatre. Admission to this event is free.

Monday, August 4 through Thursday, August 7

BYU Conferences and Workshops is sponsoring Youth Ballroom Dance Camp for boys and girls ages 10 to 18. For more information or to register, please call (801) 378-7589 or visit them on the Web at http://dancecamps.byu.edu.

Tuesday, August 5

Classical 89 and KBYU-FM Online present "Concerts from BYU" featuring "Eric Whitacre: The Complete a Cappella Works, 1991–2001." This performance will be broadcast on http://kbyufm.org at 8 p.m. In the mid-1990s composer Eric Whitacre teamed up for the first time with conductor Ronald Staheli and the BYU Singers. From the outset, the relationship was one of great friendship. Over the years that collaboration has blossomed into an artistic endeavor that has been extremely fulfilling for conductor, composer, and choir. Whitacre's work possesses an amazing depth of feeling and awareness, and as he finds texts that speak to him, he combines the words with music to communicate on a highly spiritual level.

Tuesday, August 5 through Friday, August 8

Conferences and Workshops and the BYU School of Music are hosting an Organ Workshop for beginners or advanced organists. Whether your organ skills are used to play for your own enjoyment, for church service, or for teaching, this new organ-specific workshop can help you develop or enhance skills needed to play the "king of instruments."

For more information or to register, please call (801) 378-9215 or visit them on the Web at http://ce.byu.edu/cw/organ/.

Tuesday, August 5 through Friday, August 8

The Second Annual Vocal Beauty Boot Camp with Clayne Robison will be held on BYU campus. For more information or to register, please call (801) 378-9215 or visit them on the Web at http://ce.byu.edu/cw/vbbc/.

Sunday, August 10

Classical 89 and KBYU-FM Online present "Concerts from BYU" featuring Soprano Erie Mills as she sings the world premiere of Kenneth Frazelle's "From the Song of Songs," commissioned by BYU's Barlow Endowment for Music Composition. This performance will be broadcast on http://kbyufm.org at 4 p.m. Mills is an active concert artist whose many appearances include both international and domestic venues. Frazelle is a composer whose music, according to the San Francisco Examiner, "came straight from — and went straight to — the heart, an organ too seldom addressed by contemporary composers." His heartfelt compositions have included commissions from such renowned performers as Yo-Yo Ma and Dawn Upshaw.

Sunday, August. 24

Classical 89 and KBYU-FM Online present "Concerts from BYU" featuring "Eric Whitacre: The Complete a Cappella Works, 1991–2001." This performance will be broadcast on http://kbyufm.org at 5 p.m. In the mid-1990s composer Eric Whitacre teamed up for the first time with conductor Ronald Staheli and the BYU Singers. From the outset, the relationship was one of great friendship. Over the years that collaboration has blossomed into an artistic endeavor that has been extremely fulfilling for conductor, composer, and choir. Whitacre's work possesses an amazing depth of feeling and awareness, and as he finds texts that speak to him, he combines the words with music to communicate on a highly spiritual level.

Writer: Elizabeth B. Jensen

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