13th Annual Creative Arts Festival
Date: February 13, 2007
Andrews University is preparing to host its 13th annual Creative Arts Festival, to be held February 20-24, 2007. There are a variety of activities celebrating the arts scheduled for each day. All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.
Tuesday, February 20: 10:30 am, Barry Black, chaplain of the United States Senate, will speak for University Forum in Pioneer Memorial Church. 12-1 pm, "The Gardener as Artist" --Stan Beikmann, assistant professor of agriculture, will present an overview of new cultivars popping up in your seed catalogs. Held in the Terrace Cafe, Campus Center. 12:30-1:30 pm, Peanut Butter & Jammin', a lunch-time concert in the Terrace Cafe, featuring the Andrews University Wind Quartet. 2-4 pm, Art Demonstration at the James White Library featuring wildlife watercolor painting with David Knauft. 2-3 pm, Art of Flower Arranging Demonstration at the James White Library with Dawn Hood of Victoria's Cottage, Berrien Springs. 7 pm, "The Grandmothers of Jesus," a biblical storytelling presentation by Annette Scheid, Kye Brinkmann, Patricia Leonard, and Donna Swanson of the St. Augustine of Canterbury Episcopal Church in Benton Harbor, Mich. Held in the Pioneer Memorial Church Youth Chapel.
Wednesday, February 21: 12:30-1:30 pm, Peanut Butter & Jammin', a lunch-time concert in the Terrace Cafe featuring the Andrews University Sinfonietta Strings. 2-4 pm, Monica Ramos of Chile Adventist University will demonstrate how to make ceramic flowers in the James White Library. 4-5 pm, James Halder and friends will present "Music of Southern Asia" in the James White Library. 6-7 pm, "Introduction to Scrapbooking" with Julia Hansen in the faculty lounge, Campus Center. 7-8 pm, "Home Movie Night," a showing of old Andrews University footage, hosted by Andrews University's resident historian, Meredith Jones Gray, will be held in Sutherland House.
Thursday, February 22: Noon-1 pm, The R.E.A.D. Book Club will hold a discussion of James McBride's The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother, led by Beverly Matiko, associate professor of English and communication. The discussion will be held in the University Relations House. Bring your lunch; dessert and hot drinks will be provided. Books are available for 30% off at the Andrews Bookstore. 12:30-1:30 pm, Peanut Butter & Jammin', a lunch-time concert in the Terrace Cafe featuring selections from the Department of Music's recent presentation of Gilbert & Sullivan's "Trial by Jury." 2-4 pm, "Cake Decorating 101" with Sandra White, James White Library Interlibrary Loan Associate, will be held at the James White Library. Participants will practice their techniques on their own cupcake. 5-6 pm, The Andrews University Chinese Club will present "Chinese Culture & Music" in the James White Library lobby. 6:30-7:30 pm, An evening of soft jazz, light refreshments and original poetry will be held in the Chan Shun Hall lobby. This event is sponsored by the Nu Sigma Honor Society. 7 pm, The Andrews University Music Festival Showcase Recital will be held in the Howard Performing Arts Center, featuring Department of Music faculty and students.
Friday, February 23: 12:30-1:30 pm, Peanut Butter & Jammin', a lunch-time concert in the Terrace Cafe featuring the Andrews University Brass Quintet. 4:15 pm, A piano recital will be held in the Howard Performing Arts Center featuring students from the AU Music Festival. 6-7 pm, Jo Ann and Richard Davidson, professors of Old Testament in the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary, will share "The Great Sabbath Welcome," a multi-sensory event in the Howard Performing Arts Center lobby. 7:30 pm, Enjoy a vespers concert with the Andrews University Wind Symphony, under the direction of Alan Mitchell, in the Howard Performing Arts Center.
Saturday, February 24: 4 pm, There will be an AU Music Festival Concert at the Howard Performing Arts Center showcasing band and keyboard students from 17 North American Christian high schools. 5:30-7:30 pm, Interact with unusual musical instruments at the "Musical Instruments Petting Zoo" in the Howard Center lobby. Put on by Linda Mack, director of the Music Materials Center, and her staff. 8:00 pm, Enjoy an evening of music with the Ahn Trio, part of the Howard Series at the Howard Performing Arts Center. The Juilliard-trained trio, originally from South Korea, has been hailed as a brilliantly distinguished ensemble, gifted with extraordinary powers of communication and an exquisite blend of sound. Performing works from the trio's most innovative project, "Ahn-Plugged," sisters Angella (violin), Lucia (piano), and Maria (cello) display their passionate dedication to commissioning and performing contemporary classical music. Tickets are $35 for adults, $25 for Andrews faculty/staff, $20 for Andrews students. Call 269-471-3560 for ticket information.
To add to the festivities, roving minstrels will be performing throughout the week in various locations on campus. Feel free to show appreciation by tossing a few coins in their hats.
Several galleries on campus will be open throughout the week with special exhibitions. The Art & Design Gallery in Smith Hall (east of the AU water tower), will host a juried art student exhibition featuring ceramics, design, drawing, painting, photography and printmaking. The Harrigan Hall Gallery will feature "A Retelling Wry," with recent work from both students and faculty. The Architecture Resource Center Gallery will be showing "Sedimental Journey," featuring works in clay by ceramist Michael Taylor. The James White Library will hold three showings. In its main-floor gallery, see paintings by Keila Sanchez, art and Spanish teacher at Andrews Academy. Sanchez will also show ceramic pieces in the top-floor display case. The top-floor lobby will feature photography by Terry Robertson, Seminary librarian.