ECSU hosts annual Spring Arts Festival April 15-21

Kesha Williams
April 11, 2007Elizabeth City State University's School of Arts and Humanities presents a series of free events during its Spring Arts Festival that are open to the public and culturally enriching. The School of Arts and Humanities is the conservatory of the arts at Elizabeth City State University. Its faculty and staff are proud to uphold the school's mandate to provide students with a solid liberal arts education. The festival serves as artistic exchange with the community and it provides context for interpretation. The week-long schedule of events is diverse, ranging from the tangibility of construction in art, to essential rhythm and movement in dance, and to the abstraction of meditation on art forms known only as science. A list of festival events follows: Sunday, April 15 The Chancellor's Spring Arts Concert, VIP reception/tour has been cancelled due to heavy rainfall. Monday, April 16 All Day Poster Displays by the Department of History and Political Science Moore Hall, 2nd Floor, Corridor of Room #250 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Art Exhibition Mickey Burnim Fine Arts Center, Art Gallery, Room #133 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Art Exhibition Red Rabbit Art Gallery 103 West Main Street, Elizabeth City 12 p.m.,Meet The Artists G. R. Little Theater Heather DeShields, Keith Green, and Steven McIntyre 6 p.m., Live play: "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When The Rainbow Is Enuf" G. R. Little Theater 7:30 p.m. High School Jazz & Percussion Ensembles' Concert Featuring student musicians from Northeastern High School and Perquimans County High School Mickey L. Burnim Fine Arts Center, Floyd L. Robinson Auditorium Tuesday April 17 All Day Poster Displays Department of History and Political Science Moore Hall, 2nd Floor, Corridor of Room #250 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Art Exhibition
Mickey Burnim Fine Arts Center, Art
Gallery, Room #133 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Art Exhibition Red Rabbit Art Gallery 103 West Main Street, Elizabeth City 12 p.m. Jazz in the Outdoors, live music Ridley Complex, New Student Center Courtyard 6 p.m. "Chocolate on the Outside," a play hosted by the ECSU Lyceum Series Committee featuring Life as Art Production Company, Charlotte, NC company. Mickey L. Burnim Fine Arts Center, Floyd L. Robinson Auditorium Wednesday, April 18 All Day Poster Displays Department of History and Political Science Moore Hall, 2nd Floor, Corridor of Room #250 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Art Exhibition Art Gallery Mickey Burnim Fine Arts Center, Art Gallery, Room #133 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Art Exhibition Red Rabbit Art Gallery 103 West Main Street, Elizabeth City 10 a.m. Music lecture discussion on Jazz legend John Coltrane, a native of North Carolina Ridley Complex, New Student Center, Theater Room #206 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Clothesline Project of Northeastern North Carolina Inaugural Display Outside Quad on the ECSU campus between Butler and Johnson Residence Halls. In the event of rain, call 335-3107 for alternate location 2 p.m. Criminal Justice Law Forum Ridley Complex, New Student Center, Theater Room #206 6 p.m. Chancellor's Lecture Series Guest Speaker: Mr. Phil Freelon, Architect; performance by the Albemarle Dance Company Mickey L. Burnim Fine Arts Center, Floyd L. Robinson Auditorium Thursday, April 19, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Poster Displays Department of History and Political Science Moore Hall, 2nd Floor, Corridor of Room #250 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Children's Poems/Music/Hands-on science activity Mickey L. Burnim Fine Arts Center, Amphitheater 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Art Exhibition Mickey Burnim Fine Arts Center, Art Gallery, Room #133 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Art Exhibition Red Rabbit Art Gallery 103 West Main Street, Elizabeth City 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Poetry/Short Story Extravaganza Johnson Hall Lecture Room #138 2 p.m. Phi Alpha Theta Induction Ceremony and Panel Presentations Department of History and Political Science Moore Hall, Room #236 7:30 p.m. Collegians Jazz Ensemble Concert Prof. Douglas Jackson, Conductor Mickey L. Burnim Fine Arts Center, Floyd L. Robinson Auditorium 9 p.m. Film Festival for ECSU Students G. R. Little Theater Friday April 20 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Poster displays Department of History and Political Science Moore Hall, 2nd Floor, Corridor of Room #250 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Art Exhibition Mickey Burnim Fine Arts Center, Art Gallery, Room #133 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Art Exhibition Red Rabbit Art Gallery 103 West Main Street, Elizabeth City 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Spring Arts Concert at The Waterfront Pavilion (Downtown Elizabeth City) Master of Ceremony: Mr. Randy Jones Port Discover Hands-On Science Activity Face Painting and Clowns Food Vendors Live jazz music by "Connected" (featuring: Dennis Figgs, CJ Mercer, Andrea Morris, Ellard Forrester, and Maurice LeFlore) Steel Drums Concert (Featuring: The Virginia Arts Rhythm Project Mr. Ben Meyer, Rhythm Project Managing Director) Saturday April 21, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Art Exhibition Red Rabbit Art Gallery 103 West Main Street, Elizabeth City 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Port Discover Museum Earth Day activities for youngsters 613 East Main Street, Elizabeth City 12 p.m. -- 1 p.m. (Session 1) 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. (Session 2) ECSU Recording Studio Workshop Prof. Larry Moore, Director Recording Studio, Mickey L. Burnim Fine Arts Center *30 participants per session *Please, register @ 252-335-3359 7:30 P.M. Viking Idol/Expressions Dance Center Mickey L. Burnim Fine Arts Center, Floyd L. Robinson Auditorium Sunday, April 22, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Art Exhibition Mickey L. Burnim Fine Arts Center, Art Gallery, Room #133 3 p.m. ECSU/Albemarle Community Orchestra Spring Concert with Dr. Michael Weaver, Conductor Mickey L. Burnim Fine Arts Center, Floyd L. Robinson Auditorium The Historic Edenton Woman's Club Pilgrimage April 18-21 Bill of Rights Exhibition Edenton, NC, For additional information, please call 252-482-3400 April 20-21, Spring Fling: It's an Art Thing Chowan Arts Council Parking Lot 200 East Church Street, Edenton, NC 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Historic Edenton Pilgrimage: a home and garden tour; Participants can purchase tickets at the Barker House, the Chowan County Arts Council or the Visitor's Center in Edenton then follow the self guided tour. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. A display of the North Carolina Bill of Rights at the 1767 Chowan Courthouse. Edenton, NC, For additional information, please call 252-482-3400 Saturday, April 21 The Kenny and Amanda Smith Band Swain Auditorium, 200 East Church Street, Edenton, NC For additional information on Chowan County events, please contact the Chowan Arts Council at 252-482-8005 or info@chowanarts.org For more information on the Spring Arts Festival, please contact the ECSU School of Arts and Humanities, 335-3945. Information is also available on the web site: www.ecsu.edu.