RICHARDSON, Texas (April 20, 2004) --
The Spring Arts Festival, a free extravaganza that features the work of more than 700
University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) students from 30-plus courses in music, visual arts,
theatre and dance, will be held on the UTD campus April 23 and 24.
The festival will begin at 6 p.m. that Friday with jazz ensemble performances in the
University Theatre followed by dance ensembles and spoken word performances at 7
p.m. and 8:30 p.m., respectively.
At 6:30 p.m., there will be an art exhibition and reception in the Visual Arts Building.
Students’ artwork will be exhibited in a juried exhibition featuring the best
work from students enrolled in visual arts courses during the current academic year.
The juror for the show will be Suzanne Weaver, associate curator of contemporary
art at the Dallas Museum of Art. At 7:30 p.m., the awards ceremony will begin. It
will include the presentation of more than $1,000 in awards provided by Dr. Dennis
M. Kratz, dean of the School of Arts and Humanities, and community businesses such
as Asel Art Supply, Film Depot, Flash-Back and Expert Imaging.
On Saturday, April. 24, the Jonsson Performance Hall will host the following concerts:
guitar ensemble at 1 p.m., string ensemble and wind ensemble at 2 p.m, beginning
voice at 3 p.m., intermediate voice at 3:30 p.m. and piano at 4 p.m. In addition,
the UTD Dance Ensembles will perform in the University Theatre at 2 p.m., and acting
performances will begin at 3 p.m.
For information about the many musical, arts, theatre, dance and other performances
and exhibitions held throughout the year at UTD, please call 972-UTD-ARTS (972-883-2787),
e-mail [email protected] or visit the
School of Arts and Humanities’ web site at www.utdallas.edu/ah.
Persons with disabilities needing special accommodations may call 972-883-2982, Texas
Relay Operator: 1-800-RELAYVV.
The University of Texas at Dallas, located at the convergence of Richardson, Plano
and Dallas in the heart of the complex of major multinational technology corporations
known as the Telecom Corridor®, enrolls more than 13,700 students. The school’s
freshman class traditionally stands at the forefront of Texas state universities
in terms of average SAT scores. The university offers a broad assortment of bachelor’s,
master’s and doctoral degree programs. For additional information about UTD,
please visit the university’s Web site at www.utdallas.edu.