Explore the arts on TWU Arts Triangle Walking Tour March 25
DENTON — Area residents are invited to explore the spaces where the arts happen during a tour of Texas Woman’s University’s Denton campus.
TWU’s School of the Arts will host the third annual TWU Arts Triangle Walking Tour from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 25.
The tour, which is free and open to the public, will begin at the Visual Arts Building, located on the northeast corner of Texas and Oakland streets. TWU dance, drama, art and music students, as well as graduate music students from The University of North Texas, will perform at various locations as the tour winds through the campus before ending with a reception and free refreshments in the lobby of the Redbud Theater Complex.
For a map of the Denton campus, visit www.twu.edu/maps.asp. For more information about the tour, visit www.twu.edu/triangle/ or call 940-898-2086.
The tour will begin with “Epicenter,” a large-scale, audience-interactive installation with video led by printmaker and installation artist John Hitchcock. The ideas and action from “Epicenter” will continue throughout the walk in the form of “Print Actions” along the route that will involve combinations of live screen printing, performances by dance and music students as well as small prints that the audience can take with them as mementos of the event.
The tour then moves forward into the new Stuart Science Complex foyer with a dance performance by Jordan Fuch’s Modern IV Advanced Technique class. Leaving the building, participants will then be led toward Old Main by a collaborative dance action created by dance and graphic design students under the direction of undergraduate dance student Stefan Graeth. Also along the way will be “Secrets Told & Secrets Kept,” an audience participation piece that utilizes a brick wall to explore ideas about secrets and showcases the work of photography student April Ashton with live music performed on an upright bass.
Moving inside TWU’s Old Main Building, the audience will be treated to a dance piece by undergraduate dance major Kenda Goldsberry and a vocal performance, “3 Ways to Vacuum the House,” by the TWU Concert Choir led by Joni Jensen. Next, the audience will pass by the second print action and on toward the steps of the Classroom Faculty Office (CFO) Building for a performance by the Patrick Bynane’s Neo-Futurists drama company.
The tour continues to the Patio Building where “Strange Frequencies” by UNT music graduate student Daniel Bernardo and “Memoses” by TWU dance graduate student Crysta Caulkins will intertwine, surrounded by visuals created by photography students Karla Gutierrez and Sarah McVean. A second piece, “Doppelganger,” created by photo student Yo-Han Kim, is a projection that can be seen by looking into a window in an existing door in the patio building.
From the Patio Building, the tour journeys to the front of Stoddard Hall to experience “Recycled Sound,” an outdoor art installation incorporating sculpture, light, sound and interactivity by Benjamin Johansen & Jonathan Snow, graduate students in UNT’s music program.
Just before the tour crosses Bell Avenue to the Dance Building, participants will encounter “Steve Serif: Typography Hunter,” a parody by Steven Young’s drama students and graphic design students from Jana Perez’s typography class.
Crossing to the Dance Building, tour participants will experience both indoor and outdoor collaborative performances and installations by TWU dance and visual arts students. Ceramics student Lacey Voight and T. Vasquez, photography student, collaborated to create “Tides” on view in the Dance Lab. Moving through the studio and out the front doors, viewers will experience Jose Zamora’s group dance work, “Curios y Serpentinas.”
Leaving the Dance Building and crossing back across Bell Avenue, the tour takes a final journey across the lawn through dancers, musicians and a final print action at the Bernice Abreo Discher Amphitheater. Sarah Gamblin’s dance students will perform “Flocking,” an improvisational score for organizing large groups of dancers into unison structures.
Participants also will be able to view “Fountain Floaters” in the Blagg-Huey Library fountain. The piece explores the illusion and reality of water by photo student Kai Thompson. Dancers will guide participants into the closing free reception in the Redbud Theater Complex. Viewers can enjoy free refreshments and are invited to sit in on the final dress rehearsals for drama graduate students’ One-Act Plays starting at 7 p.m. in Rehearsal Room 204.
In addition to the many collaborative events along the walk, many site-specific pieces will be on view including works from Tanya Synar’s sculpture class, “trompe l'oeil” pieces and projections by Susan kae Grant’s photography students, and by students of Colby Parsons’ ceramics department.
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