FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Loyola University Chicago Department of Fine and Performing Arts Hosts ARTS ALIVE
CHICAGO, September 19, 2007 –Loyola University Chicago’s newly formed Department of Fine and Performing Arts will host its first ARTS ALIVE event on Friday, September 21, 2007 on the University’s Lake Shore Campus. A full day of activities are planned to showcase art and talent within the Loyola community. All activities are free of admission and open to the general public.
Scheduled events include:
- A performance by the Chris White Trio
- The opening of the Crown Center Gallery exhibit, Michael Miller: Digitally Remastered
- Art Swap, an original art exchange open toanyone who wishes to participate
The Chris White Trio is led by Loyola faculty member, Chris White, who teaches jazz piano for the University’smusic program. White has been hailed for his flawless technique, exquisite interpretations, and sublime original compositions within his jazz music.He will be performing with his band in the Mundelein Center Auditorium at 7:30 p.m.
ARTS ALIVE also features the grand opening of the Crown CenterGallery’s newest exhibit, Michael Miller: Digitally Remastered. Michael Miller, an assistant professor and chair for the Department of Art at theUniversityof Illinois, Springfield, has exhibited his work in numerous national and international competitions, and in his latest exhibition, he features anumber of paintings, etchings, and screen prints versus digital prints. The opening reception will be held in the Crown Center Gallery from 5 to 8 p.m. Theexhibit will be shown through Friday, October 26, 2007. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Friday, and appointments are required.
TheCrown Center Gallery will also host Art Swap, an original art exchange created by the Department of Fine and Performing Arts. The exchange is a uniqueopportunity for artists of all backgrounds to gather together to swap their pieces for another artist’s work. The Art Swap will coincide with MichaelMiller’s exhibit, and will run from 5 to 8 p.m. There is no entry fee, and all are welcome to participate.
About the Department of Fineand Performing Arts
The dance, fine arts, music, and theatre departments at Loyola University Chicago recently joined together to form theDepartment of Fine and Performing Arts (DFPA). The creation of this new department and the continuous renovation of the Mundelein Center into a fine andperforming arts center has inspired a renaissance of the arts at Loyola. The mission of the DFPA is to enhance collaboration among the arts, and inspireinnovative public programming that engages several art forms.
About Loyola University Chicago
Committed to preparing people tolead extraordinary lives, Loyola University Chicago was founded in 1870 and is the largest of the 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States. Loyola has a total enrollment of more than 15,000 students, which includes nearly 10,000 undergraduates hailing from all 50 states and 82 foreigncountries. The University has four campuses: three in the greater Chicago area and one in Rome, Italy. Loyola also serves as the U.S. host university tothe Beijing Center for Chinese Studies in Beijing, China. Loyola’s nine schools and colleges include arts and sciences, business administration, education,graduate studies, law, medicine, nursing, continuing and professional studies, and social work. Loyola offers 69 undergraduate majors, 77 master’sdegrees, 36 doctoral degrees, and three professional degree programs. Recognizing Loyola’s excellence in education, U.S. News and World Reporthas ranked Loyola consistently among the “top national universities,” and named the University a “best value” in its 2008 rankings. For moreinformation, please visit our Web site at LUC.edu.