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Experience a variety of musical talents Thursday, Nov. 14, as the Waynesburg University music program offers the second Chamber Works concert of the semester. The concert will be held at noon in the Marsh Center in Roberts Chapel. Admission is free, and the public is cordially invited to attend.

The lunchtime concert will include performances by the Chamber Orchestra, Woodwind Ensemble, Brass Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, Beauty Shop & Barber Shop Quartets and the Lamplighters Touring Choir.

“The performance happens in a very relaxed environment,” said Alejandro Pinzon, lecturer of music at Waynesburg University. “The audience is not expected to do anything but enjoy a variety of ensembles, different types of instruments or voice and diverse musical styles.”

The audience is encouraged to bring a lunch and enjoy the hour-long event. For more information, contact Ronda DePriest at rdepries@waynesburg.edu or 724-852-3420.

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b2ap3_thumbnail_dunbar-art.jpgWaynesburg University’s Fine Arts Department will hold a Senior Art Exhibition Monday, October 21 through Friday, November 15. The exhibit will display the artwork of senior, Hannah Dunbar. An opening reception will be held Monday, Oct. 29, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Benedum Fine Arts Gallery.

Hannah Dunbar’s exhibit will feature ceramics, charcoal and pencil drawings, paintings and photography pieces that she has created over her four years at Waynesburg University. Various works will be available for purchase.

The Art Program at Waynesburg University allows students to mold, paint and sketch works of their imagination while providing the tools to grasp a comprehensive knowledge of techniques and history. Students hone abilities through class discussion, demonstrations and exhibits.

Senior art exhibitions take place each semester to provide veteran art students with a platform to showcase the products of a practiced creative process. Students spend four years creating and preserving pieces they are most proud of for this very occasion.

Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, or by appointment.

Call 724-852-3274 for more information.

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Experience a variety of musical talents Thursday, Oct. 17, as the Waynesburg University Music Program offers its first Chamber Works Concert of the semester. The concert will be held in the Marsh Center in Roberts Chapel at noon. Admission is free, and the public is cordially invited to attend.

The lunchtime concert will include performances by the Chamber Orchestra, Woodwind Ensemble, Brass Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, Beauty Shop & Barber Shop Quartets and the Lamplighters Touring Choir.

“As percussionists, we can make nearly anything into an instrument,” said Ryan Frost, lecturer of fine arts at Waynesburg University and a faculty musician. “This piece is a great example of using common household items to create music, similar to the internationally-known percussion group, ‘Stomp.’”

The audience is encouraged to bring a lunch and enjoy the hour-long event. For more information, contact Ronda DePriest at rdepries@waynesburg.edu or 724-852-3420.

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RUST

The latest art installation of Andrew Heisey, assistant professor of art at Waynesburg University, is displayed at 313 S. Broad Street in center city Philadelphia, in a lot owned by The University of the Arts. 

Heisey and Andrew Walker, a painter, photographer and teacher at Perelman Jewish Day School in Wynnewood, Pa., partnered to design the art installation, the Renewed Urban Studio Tent (RUST), which is constructed of recycled and abandoned materials and serves as a temporary artist studio. The structure of RUST was inspired by wigwams, which are domed dwellings used by certain Native American tribes.

“Our goal is to challenge the way buildings are made and to draw awareness to the need to revitalize the urban environment,” Heisey said. “So many places within the city are left rusting away and abandoned. These are places that breed crime and pollution. In the right hands, some of these places could be rebuilt into new and special places for art and/or cultural centers.” 

Throughout the month of August, artists are scheduled to work within RUST, making art dealing with ideas of urban renewal. The work of these artists and parts of RUST will be recycled into a show at the Mount Airy Art Garage in Philadelphia November 10.

Heisey has exhibited work throughout Philadelphia and Pennsylvania. His sculptures have been featured at the State Museum of Pennsylvania, on the cover of Messiah College Magazine, at Elizabethtown College art galleries, at Bloomsburg University's Haas Gallery, The Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery and several other galleries in Philadelphia.

Prior to joining Waynesburg University, Heisey served as a high school art teacher at Harrisburg Christian School in Harrisburg, Pa., and adjunct professor of art at Messiah College in Grantham, Pa. He holds a Master of Fine Arts in ceramics from The University of the Arts, a Master of Arts from Bloomsburg University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Messiah College.

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