To benefit the University Art Museum Expansion Campaign and celebrate the groundbreaking of phase one, the University Art Museum will host its fifth annual fundraising party, VISUALIZE, on Friday, March 27. The festivities will be held at the University Center for the Arts, 1400 Remington Street. All proceeds will benefit the University Art Museum expansion fund. The event begins at 6 p.m. with a festive groundbreaking ceremony, which is free and open to the public. Weather permitting, the ceremony will be held in the “A” parking lot behind the University Center for the Arts (alternate location TBA). The VISUALIZE party starts at 7 p.m. in the museum lobby. The vibrant evening includes exhibition viewing, live music, an engaging print-making activity, fine wines, craft beer, and delicious appetizers. Tickets to the VISUALIZE party are $75 and available at https://advancing.colostate.edu/VISUALIZE/2015 or by calling the Office of CSU Events at (877) 498-7787. VISUALIZE benefits the University Art Museum expansion fund, established to create a dynamic architectural addition to the museum to house the bequest of the Hartford/Tandstad collection. In June 2011 the University Art Museum (UAM) learned it will receive a promised gift from the Hartford-Tandstad Collection. This gift includes more than 200 works of art, including major works by pivotal figures in the history of European art, and an extensive art research library. The gift was made with the understanding that the UAM would expand the existing museum-standard facility with additional exhibition galleries to house the collection. The collection will enable the museum to provide remarkable cultural programming and exhibitions to the people of Northern Colorado and to the CSU community. With funding for phase one complete, fundraising continues for the construction of an outdoor sculpture garden and promenade, enhancing the patron experience and connecting the University Art Museum to the newly completed Avenir Museum of Design and Merchandising. Additional fundraising also provides for the renovation of the current museum space, including a “living room” and learning center to house the BRAINY (Bringing Arts Integration to Youth) program, the museum’s outreach to high-need area schools. Additional outreach plans include seniors and other community constituencies. “The expansion is critical because of the museum’s impact on the local and campus communities,” said Linny Frickman, director of the University Art Museum. “The new collection will give us permanent exhibitions, allowing us to develop more in-depth curriculum for the expanded facility,” she said. Naming opportunities remain for galleries within the museum, as well as for the “living room” and learning center, library, and sculpture garden. VISUALIZE is sponsored by the following Gold Level Sponsors: Anonymous; Jim and Kay (in memoriam) Bolick; CSU Department of Art and Art History; Patricia and Michael Coronel; Fransen Pittman General Contracters/SLATERPAULL; hord/coplan/macht; Jim and Wendy Franzen; Linny and Elmo Frickman; Susan Kreul-Froseth and Bruce Froseth; Healing Arts Family Medicine; Carol Ann and Gary Hixon; Robert and Maureen Hoffert; Deborah Shields and Chris Jensen; Marie and Thomas Livingston; Tom Lundberg and Dick Christensen; Jim and Christy Martell; Malcolm and Gail McNeill; and Elisabeth and Bryan Soth. Silver Sponsors are: John and Jeanie Aronson; Holly and Jim Dickinson; Carole Egger; Patrick Fahey; HighCraft Builders; Jane Sullivan; and Gary Voss and Judy Sawyer-Voss. For additional VISUALIZE sponsorship information call Linny Frickman at (970) 491-7634. For more information on the expansion campaign, naming rights, and how to contribute contact Tonya Malik-Carson, Assistant Director of Development for the College of Liberal Arts at Tonya.Malik-Carson@colostate.edu or (970) 491-3558, or Linny Frickman, Director of the University Art Museum at Linda.Frickman@colostate.edu or (970) 491-7634. ### The University Center for the Arts at Colorado State University provides an enriched venue in which the study and practice of art, music, theatre, and dance are nurtured and sustained by building the skills and knowledge needed by future generations of arts professionals to become contributors to the essential vitality of our culture and society. For more information, visit UCA.colostate.edu
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The music program in the School of Music, Theatre and Dance at Colorado State University presents its first annual Brass Festival on March 12 through March 14. The festival features workshops, master classes, and special concerts at the University Center for the Arts.
The Virtuoso Series at the University Center for the Arts continues in March with a special interactive performance from CSU’s renowned recital clarinetist Wesley Ferreira and guest New York pianist Daniel Fung.
Graduate String Quartet joins CSU Concert Orchestra in performance of music by British composers
The Colorado State University Concert and Chamber Choirs will sing in the spring semester with new takes on classic pieces as well as musical renditions of poetry from around the world.
The Concert Band will play a collection of classical American pieces that will capture the "spirit, struggle, strife, and reflective nature of this vast land and its people," Conductor Erik Johnson, Ph.D., says.
This year's finalists in the Concerto Competition are Ji Hye Chung, who began playing violin at four; Ben Justis, a percussionist working on his master's degree in percussion performance; and Julie Park, a clarinetist and teaching assistant at CSU.
The Singer of the Year annual competition will make its return on Saturday February 28 at 7:30 p.m. in the Organ Recital Hall at the University Center for the Arts, located at 1400 Remington St.
Honor BandCSU’s annual High School Honor Band Festival kicks off on Thursday, February 26 with the Symphonic Band. It continues with the Wind Symphony's a continuation of their series, 'Elements', on Friday, February 27. Finally, it concludes with the High School Honor Band's performance on February 28.
CSU Jazz Ensembles kick off their spring semester with a special combined concert with Rocky Mountain High School on Wednesday, Feb. 25 at 7:30 p.m. in the Griffin Concert Hall at the University Center for the Arts, located at 1400 Remington St.