Spring 2024 Events

Spring 2024 Events





Collin Mura-Smith, Sculpture Exhibition

March 25-April 26
Joan Derryberry Art Gallery
Roaden University Center

Collin Mura-Smith is half Japanese and half American truck driver. He is a sculptor and museum professional. He received an MFA in sculpture from the San Francisco Art Institute, and an MFA in computer animation from The School of Visual Arts in NYC. He has shown his artwork in exhibitions in the US, Europe, the Caribbean, Iceland, Mexico, Japan and South Korea. Collin’s 
background also includes creating art for motion pictures, television and leading branding agencies.


Richard Hawkins, clarinet

April 5 - 7:30 p.m.
Wattenbarger Auditorium
Bryan Fine Arts Building

Richard Hawkins made his solo debut at the Kennedy Center with Mstislav Rostropovich and the National Symphony Orchestra in 1992. He has since given more than 50 performances of featured clarinet works with orchestra. Hawkins’ first teaching position, at the Interlochen Arts Academy, launched a new career direction in 1993: a dedication to educating the world’s finest young clarinetists. He has simultaneously led an active performing career and pursued his passion for instrument design. Hawkins will be joined by pianist James Howsmon.


Celebration of Craft

April 6 - beginning at 10 a.m.
Appalachian Center for Craft

This free event is open to the university and public and it features a comprehensive suite of arts offerings, including: live musical performances by three different ensembles throughout the day, live art/craft demonstrations in all five of the craft studios (glass, metals, wood, fibers, clay), hands-on craft activities for children of all ages, food vendors, artwork sales by student 
artists and discounts in our retail craft gallery.


Window on the World

April 6 - beginning at 10 a.m.
Bell Hall and the Main Quad

WOW international festival was designed to expose students and future students to sights, sounds, and tastes of the world. Ethnic foods and crafts will be on sale, international music and dance performances and global cultural displays will be present. WOW is an experience appropriate for all ages.


Nani Agbeli, Drum and Dance

April 20 - 7:30 p.m.
Wattenbarger Auditorium
Bryan Fine Arts Building

Nani Agbeli is renowned in the world of Ghanaian drum and dance as a superlative teacher and performer. He will be joined in performance by the TTU Ghanaian Drum & Dance Ensemble.

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