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December 10, 2010

Lake Erie College Invites Prospective Students and their families to Fine Arts Day

The Lake Erie College department of Fine Arts welcomes prospective students to explore the arts and the Lake Erie College arts curriculum during Fine Arts Day on February 5th, 2011. The day will be filled with workshops, events, lectures and hands-on activities plus the opportunity to meet faculty professors and students in the arts program. 

All activities are free with the support of the Lake Erie College Fine Arts Department, Office of Admissions, and The Center for Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Leadership Development. Families are welcome to observe the days activities.

Schedule of Events:
Registration:9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Royce Hall for the Fine and Performing Arts
Welcome:9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Royce Hall for the Fine and Performing Arts
Fine Arts Workshops:10:00 a.m. – 11:40 a.m.
Instructors: Lisa DeCato and Chris DiCello               
Location: Royce Hall for the Fine and Performing Arts
Come prepared to move! We will start by learning dance phrases that you bring with you or that we provide.   We will use this material as a jumping off point for exploring the potential of dance to communicate without words. Selecting one or more moods or storylines, we will manipulate the original dance phrases with the goal of making clear our chosen expressive or emotional content. At the end, we will take time to see and discuss our final products.
Digital Art and New Media
Instructor: Steven Gutierrez
Location: Royce Hall for the Fine and Performing Arts
Bring your digital images, sounds, videos, electronic sculptures, etc. and we will work either in groups or individually to experiment with abstract art. You can use what you brought, or make new media at the event, to manipulate, edit, and distort into another form of art. Experiments will be presented before lunch.
Instructor: Paul Gothard
Location: Morley Music Hall
Come prepared to perform a short work or to present a sample of your creative work. Works in progress are welcome for either. These works will serve as a basis for exploration in our workshop setting. A piano and a pipe organ will be provided, but others should bring their own instrument(s). Students are encouraged to provide their own accompanist (preferable), where needed, or a recording of the accompaniment to their piece. Those who have written their own works should bring a score and a recording of the work, if one is available.
Instructor: Jerry Jaffe
Location: Royce Hall for the Fine and Performing Arts
In this workshop we will explore both acting skills and ideas about storytelling. Participants are asked to come with 2-4 lines memorized from a play, poem, or song, which we will then use in a variety of exercises. We will examine these lines in exercises that challenge our ideas about space and movement. We will then present some of our work to the other attendees. Participants should come dressed to move comfortably.
Visual Arts
Instructor: Nancy Prudic
Location: Royce Hall for the Fine and Performing Arts
Bring an object that has personal significance. We'll use light, point of view, and other drawing techniques to create an individualized expressive drawing. Drawing materials will be provided. Drawings will be presented in the B. K. Gallery upon completion.
Lunch: 11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Have lunch with the Lake Erie College Fine Arts Faculty and students. Let’s talk about career options in the arts!
Adjudication of Student Work: 12:40 p.m. – 1:40 p.m.
Requirements/preparations for adjudication in each of the areas
Come prepared with a dance composition of 1 minute. If the original piece is longer, choose the section you want seen and set your music to that point in your composition.
Digital Art and New Media
Be prepared with a portfolio of your work of at least 3 images. If it is a timed-based piece, please limit it to 5 minutes total.
Musicians should present a few shorter-length, finished works in their entirety allowing for the presentation of a sampling of contrasting styles of interpretation. Students must provide their own accompanists, where needed. Composition students should bring at least two original scores and a recording of at least one of them.
Those attendees wishing to participate in the adjudication of theatre should come with a 1-minute monologue from a contemporary play (comedy or drama). 
Visual art
For jurying purposes please bring a CD with 3-5 images of your best work.
Note: if there are any participants who wish to be adjudicated in other areas of the arts, they should signal this ahead of time and they will receive specialized instructions.
Campus Tour: 1:40 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Awards announcements: 2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
There will be cash prizes for the winners in each of the five areas. Also, participants are eligible to receive Lake Erie College Scholarships based on their auditions for incoming freshmen who declare their major in the fine artsInterested? Contact the Office of Admissions at 1.855 GO STORM! or Register Online


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