Muskingum University’s exciting array of Fall Semester arts events begin in September with a Gallery Exhibit, two professional recitals, and a theatre production.
The Columbus Dreaming art exhibit will be on display at the Louis Palmer Gallery from September 7-27. For her first exhibition at the Palmer Gallery, Interim Gallery Director and Assistant Professor Morgan Rose Free brings together eight Columbus-based emerging artists working with a wide range of concepts and materials. She is also a co-founder and operator of Dream Clinic Project Space in Columbus Ohio, a small gallery that provides exhibition opportunities to emerging contemporary artists from across the United States. Columbus Dreaming presents work by the four other co-founders – Britny Wainwright, Cory Mahoney, Hannah Parrett, and Miranda Holmes – along with four Columbus-based artists who have all had solo exhibitions at the Dream Clinic – Aaron Peters, Akeylah Wellington, Benedict Scheuer, and Emma Kindall. Gallery open hours are 2:00-4:00 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, and entrance is free and open to the public.
Associate Professor of Music and Coordinator of Keyboard Studies Harsha Abeyaratne presented a piano recital on September 22 in Brown Chapel. The performance celebrated his 20th year of teaching at Muskingum. The program included Ludwig van Beethoven’s “Appassionata” Sonata (1806), Frederic Chopin’s Ballade No. 1 (1836), and Florence Price’s Fantasie No. 2 (1932). The event was free and open to the public.
New York-based jazz guitarist and composer Abe Ovadia performs a guest artist recital on September 28 in Brown Chapel at 7:00 p.m. He has been hailed by Musicvox Guitars as a "jazz virtuoso" and "one of the most innovative guitarists of our time," and was named “Best Guitarist of 2016” by Hot House Jazz Magazine. The performance is free and open to the public. Following his performance, he will present a masterclass with Muskingum music students.
The first year theatre murder mystery production The Funky Fresh, Totally Righteous, Uptown-Countdown-Showdown! will be performed on September 29 and 30, in Room 300 of Caldwell Hall at 7:00 p.m. Come see what happens when a 1980s music competition goes wrong! Tickets are required and will be available beginning in mid-September.