CU@SC: Cameron University 2013 Cameron Art Exhibition opens with Hyunsoon Whang in concert

The CU@SC concert series returns to the Simmons Center with a piano concert by Hyunsoon Whang, McMahon Endowed Chair and Professor of Music, along with a celebration of the artistry of Cameron’s art students on Friday, February 1. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. for a preview of Cameron’s 2013 Cameron Art Exhibition, and Whang will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. Following the concert, Whang and the student artists will be feted at a reception in the Simmons Center lobby. Tickets are $10 for adults, and $5 for K-12 students, members of the military and senior citizens. Cameron students, faculty and staff are admitted free with valid ID. Contact the Simmons Center Box Office at 580-252-2900 for tickets.

Whang’s program will consist of a variety of beloved piano music from Beethoven to Debussy.

“I will open the recital with a euphoric G-flat Impromptu by Schubert, then will change gears to a set of variations on ‘God Save the King’ by Beethoven. This is an early work, Beethoven at his more jovial and happier mood. Debussy’s ‘Estampes’ will follow. This is appropriate, considering the concert is in conjunction with an art show, as the French word 'estampes' means 'pictures' or 'engravings' though there is no perfect translation. The second half of the program will be devoted entirely to Chopin's music - two beautiful, expansive Nocturnes followed by three waltzes. The waltzes showcase how different his waltzes can be in character: the humorous ‘Minute Waltz,’ a wistful A-flat waltz (sometimes referred to as L'adieu) and then finally the virtuosic ‘Grande false brilliance.’"

The Student Art Exhibition 2013 will feature artworks in a variety of styles and media.

“The collection of student artworks for this year’s exhibition are truly exceptional, both in technical skill and creativity,” says Edna McMillan, Chair, Department of Art. “The faculty are proud to display our student accomplishments through these highly diverse and imaginative expressions.”

Classical drawings created by students in the Drawing I and II classes executed in graphite, charcoal and pastel will be displayed as well as expressive and interpretive drawings from the Advanced Drawing and Figure Drawing classes. Oil paintings featuring both the academic and expressive approach to subject matter will be showcased. Original prints will include lithography, mono prints and etchings. Digital imagery and graphic design images will encompass logo design, brochure development, poster design, corporate identity, etc. Subject matter throughout the exhibition will include still‐life, landscape, the figure, portraiture and the self‐portrait. Mixed media sculpture will include interpretations of persona, cliché and kinetic works. Approximately 75 works will be featured in this year’s exhibition.

CU@SC is presented by the Cameron University School of Liberal Arts. For more information about the concert and art exhibition, call 580-581-5506.

 

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January 24, 2013

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