CU@SC: Cameron University 2014 Cameron Art Exhibition opens with Thomas Labé in concert

The CU@SC concert series returns to the Simmons Center with a piano concert by Thomas Labé, Professor of Music, along with a celebration of the artistry of Cameron’s art students on Thursday, January 30. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. for a preview of Cameron’s 2014 Cameron Art Exhibition, and Labé will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. Following the concert, Labé and the student artists will be feted at a reception in the Simmons Center’s Chisholm Trail Hall. 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.

Labé’s program will consist of selections by Liszt and Chopin, followed by numerous compositions by Chen Pei-Xun, a 20th century Chinese composer who many consider to have made a vital contribution to Chinese symphonic music. He also encouraged the use of Cantonese folk tunes in the composition of music, and Labé’s repertoire will include three examples of Chen Pei-Xun’s work which do just that.

“This program coincides with the start of the Chinese New Year, which falls on January 31st this year,” says Labé. “Because of the differences in time zones, the celebrations will have already begun.”

The Student Art Exhibition 2014 will feature artworks in a variety of styles and media.

“The members of the art faculty are very proud of the skill development, quality and diversity represented in this collection of student artworks,” says Edna McMillan, Chair, Department of Art. “We are excited to celebrate and share their accomplishments with the community.”

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 21, 2014

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