Published: Wed Sep 17, 2008Brian Somerville's exhibition opens Thursday, September 25, at 9 a.m. with a reception and gallery talk. He uses animal figures in his works to dramatize the mayhem and aggression to which we as a society have become increasingly desensitized. Somerville says, "Each scene is inspired by specific experiences of humans behaving like animals. These instances are stripped of their baggage, leaving only the primal behaviors involved. All this fury and confusion is then regurgitated into familiar animal forms. The familiarity of each beast allows the viewer to bring into this world his or her own interpretations."
There will be a Fall Trumpet Festival on September 22 and 24, at 7:30 p.m. with a recital taking place on Saturday, September 27, at 1 p.m.
A Scholarship Eve Awards Celebration and Student Honors Recital will take place on Tuesday, September 23 at 7:30 p.m.
Cara Long’s ceramics exhibit, entitled “New Works on Translucent Porcelain” is showing through September 29 in Gallery One.
Sarah Hood’s metals and jewelry exhibit, entitled “Small World: Constructed Landscapes” will be shown through October 20 in the North Windows Gallery.
The Appalachian Center for Craft is located six miles off Hwy. 56 (Interstate 40, Exit 273) near Smithville. Hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. The Joan Derryberry Art Gallery is located on the first floor of the University Center and is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Backdoor Playhouse is located in Jere Whitson Memorial Building. For more information, call 372-6595. Unless noted otherwise, all concerts are free and take place in the Bryan Fine Arts Building. The concert schedule is subject to change. For more information, call 372-3161.