Archive for the Gazette Archive: Arts Category

Several College of Visual and Performing Arts Departments to Become Schools

May 19, 2009

Bill Reeder

Since it was formed in 2001, Mason’s College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA) has continued to undergo significant growth in stature, enrollment and infrastructure.

Keeping in line with other state university arts programs of the same size and stature as CVPA, several departments within the college will become individual schools this fall.

Mason Announces Summer Arts Festival

April 29, 2009

Festival of the arts logo

Mason’s College of Visual and Performing Arts announces the second annual Mason Summer Festival, to be held on Mason’s Fairfax Campus May 31 to June 27.

This month-long festival celebrates artists and arts organizations from the university community and around the Northern Virginia region, presenting a diverse selection of artistic performances and events that unite professional artists, student artists, arts organizations and the community in a creative environment.

‘agriART’ Opens at Fine Arts Gallery

April 23, 2009

Mason’s Art and Visual Technology Department is presenting “agriART: Companion Planting for Social and Biological Systems” now through May 15 in the Fine Arts Gallery on the Fairfax Campus.

Agri-art design

The Acting Company Presents ‘Henry V’ and ‘The Spy’ at Center for the Arts

April 22, 2009

The nationally known The Acting Company brings two exciting theatrical productions of classic war stories to Fairfax and Mason’s Center for the Arts.

Center for the Arts Welcomes National Philharmonic of Russia

April 15, 2009

Founded in 2003 at the initiative of President Vladimir Putin and the Ministry of Culture, the National Philharmonic of Russia has quickly become a musical symbol of the new, postreconstruction Russia.

Center for the Arts Announces 2009-10 Season

April 3, 2009

Mason’s Center for the Arts (CFA) announced the new season of Great Performances at Mason at a press conference on April 2.

Student-Run Gallery Presents ‘An Alumni Show’

March 31, 2009

Point in Space Gallery (“.”), a gallery run by Mason students in the City of Fairfax, will open an exhibition titled “An Alumni Show” on Thursday, April 2 with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m.

Center for the Arts Presents Jeffrey Siegel’s ‘Musical Pictures’

March 27, 2009

Jeffrey Siegel

Internationally acclaimed pianist Jeffrey Siegel returns with the final concert of this season’s trademark series, Keyboard Conversations, at Mason’s Center for the Arts on Sunday, April 19, at 7 p.m.

National Acrobats of China to Perform at Center for the Arts

March 26, 2009

Centuries ago, performers in China combined dramatic folk arts and variety shows with the cultural roots of their civilization. By using common objects as stage props, they created an acrobatic art unique to their culture.

National Acrobats of China

Center for the Arts Welcomes Complexions Contemporary Ballet

March 23, 2009

Dwight Rhoden and Desmond Richardson founded Complexions Contemporary Ballet in 1994 to explore powerful social, political and emotional issues through the use of cutting-edge choreography grounded in classical dance, original music and creative multimedia effects.

complexions ballet group