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Spring Into the 2010 Arts Season at ODU

There are still plenty of opportunities to enjoy great arts events as the spring semester winds to a close. Whether it is music, theater or art that you fancy, there's something for everyone happening at Old Dominion University.

Art

"Book of Daniel," a new installation from the self-taught collection at the Baron and Ellin Gordon Art Galleries, examines a major evangelical theme that underlies much of the religious content in self-taught art. The stories and visions in the Bible's Book of Daniel are essential inspiration for many for whom biblical texts are literal. The exhibit continues through Sunday, Sept. 19.

A new exhibit, the annual Juried ODU Visual Studies Student Show," will go on display in the Changing Gallery on Saturday, May 1. An opening reception will be held at 7 p.m. 

The Baron and Ellin Gordon Art Galleries are located in the University Village, 4509 Monarch Way. Admission is free. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Metered street parking is available in front of the galleries or in Garage D, 2nd level, on 45th Street.

For more information call 683-6271 or click here to obtain information about upcoming exhibitions.

Music

Friday, April 23, 7:30 p.m. ODU Symphony Orchestra, University Theatre, featuring winners of the 2009 Young Artists Competition. Free and open to the public.

Sunday, April 25, 4 p.m. ODU Madrigal Singers, Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Fine and Performing Arts building. Free and open to the public. 

Theatre

"aDreamPlay," by August Strindberg, in a new adaptation by Lee Smith, ODU lecturer in the communication and theatre arts department, continues through Saturday, April 24.

Directed by Smith with the creative team of Katherine Hammond, Konrad Winters, Elwood Robinson and Angela Winters, the story is about a 1960s astronaut stranded on the moon who begins to dream about his home planet as he slowly slips into hypoxia. The characters show the range of struggles that humans face on Earth as a variety of very bizarre, disjointed scenes unfold. This performance is not for the faint of heart and is recommended for mature audiences.

Performances begin at 8 p.m. every night through Saturday, April 24, in the 47th Street Warehouse, located at 1015 W. 47th St. Tickets, $10 for students and $15 for general admission, may be purchased in advance at the Arts and Letters box office, located in the University Theatre lobby on Hampton Boulevard between 46th and 47th streets, or by calling 683-5305. The box office is open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Tickets may be purchased with cash or check at the door one hour before each performance.

Click here for more arts events at ODU.

This article was posted on: April 22, 2010

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