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Arts@20.celebrate! School marks 20th anniversary

The 2010-11 academic year marks the 20th anniversary of the School of the Arts at IU South Bend. We are celebrating the anniversary with a season of special events. From guest artists who will work with our students in the classroom as well as present public performances, to collaborations within the school and community, our 20th anniversary celebration will be focused on the growth of our already talented students. Through working closely with guest artists in workshops, masterclasses and performances our students will gain a broader perspective of their chosen field of study. These guests along with our traditional line-up of student and faculty presentations will bring our celebration full circle. 

In 1990 the Division of Arts was created by merging the Communication Studies, Music, Theatre and Visual Arts programs. Over the years the Division of Arts grew into the School of the Arts and in 2002 the school was named to honor Ernestine M. Raclin. Most recently the Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts opened a new program of study - New Media.    

The Arts at IU South Bend has grown from a one faculty member music program in 1965, to five areas of study (Communication Studies & Art History, Music, New Media, Theatre & Dance, and Visual Arts) that include more than 30 full-time faculty members and three times that in part-time faculty. 

20th Anniversary Guest Artists

On the stage

"Of Bodies of Elements" by Indigenous intertribal contemporary dance troop Dancing Earth Creations // 8 pm Tuesday, October 5

Cellist Paul Katz, professor at the New England Conservatory, performs with the Euclid Quartet // 4 pm Sunday, November 14

Lecture on Public Art by Sculptor Austin I. Collins, C.S.C., professor at the University of Notre Dame // 7:30 pm Thursday, February 3

Photography lecture by Barbara DeGenevie, professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago //
7:30 pm Thursday, March 3

Warren Jones, named "Collaborative Pianist of the Year" 2010 by Musical America, performs with the Euclid Quartet // 7:30 pm Friday, April 29

In the Classroom

Joe Segura, a Tamarind Master Printer and director of the new printmaking facility run by Notre Dame's Institute for Latino Studies will lead a workshop on aluminum plate lithography //Friday, October 22

Kevin Rudynski, a graduate of the IUSB art program and currently chairman of the Art Department at Anderson University, Anderson Indiana, will lead a workshop in photopolymer relief printmaking // Friday, March 4