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Why do we love amusement parks? From side-shows to Ferris wheels, we’re drawn to the excitement of the buzz, the sounds, the bright colors, the sensory extravaganza. The Department of Visual and Performing Arts and the Rozsa Center are excited to announce Amusement Park Avenue: The 2017 VPA Faculty & Staff Exhibit. Faculty and staff of VPA will exhibit a variety of works of many different media and concepts, touching upon all five senses and inspiring curiosity, as if walking down an amusement park avenue. Fifteen artists will be represented: Jared Anderson, Anne Beffel, Mary Cyr, Kent Cyr, M.C. Friedrich, Terri Frew, Lisa Gordillo, Roger Held, Bethany Jones, Susie Kilpela, Jeremy Littlefield, Josh Loar, Elizabeth Meyer, Christopher Plummer, and Jess Portfleet. The opening reception is Friday, March 31 at 4:00 PM in the Rozsa Gallery A-Space. The exhibit will run until April 28, and is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are M-F 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM and Sat. 1:00 – 8:00 PM.
The Department of Visual and Performing Arts and the Rosza Center host performances, exhibitions, and offer a variety of courses for students and the general public. Faculty and staff hail from theater, music, audio, and visual arts disciplines and many work with a number of different media, all of which will be included in the exhibition in some form. According to the artist and VPA visual arts instructor Lisa Gordillo, “We hope the exhibition will offer an opportunity for visitors to experience the tremendous variety found amidst the creative practices of faculty and staff, including research ongoing in the department and in locations around the world.”
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