Fayetteville (NC) Area Visitors Bureau Announces the Array of Fine Arts Events at Local Colleges and Universities this Spring

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Freedom of expression is on display at Fayetteville (NC) area colleges and universities this spring with classic and contemporary theater (including one presented as Theatre for the Deaf), symphonies and other musical performances , visual arts exhibits and presentations from nationally known speakers.

Freedom of expression is on display at Fayetteville area colleges and universities this spring with classic and contemporary theater (including one presented as Theatre for the Deaf), symphonies and other musical performances , visual arts exhibits and presentations from nationally known speakers.    Key events are highlighted below. For a comprehensive community event calendar, go to http://www.VisitFayettevilleNC.com/events

Fayetteville State University :

Feb 21/ North Carolina Symphony presents Expressions: Freedom - the NC Symphony commemorates the 150th anniversary of the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation with a special concert, discussions and images. The performance includes James Westwater’s stunning photochoreography performance piece “The Eternal Struggle,” featuring large-format Civil War and Civil Rights photographs set to the music of Aaron Copland. Held at Seabrook Auditorium at 8:00 pm. For tickets, (919)733-2750 x 401.

Feb 23/ Mendelssohn's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" - Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra and Cape Fear Regional Theater present Shakespeare's classic with incidental music composed by Felix Mendelssohn. Held at Seabrook Auditorium at 7:30 pm. For tickets http://www.FayettevilleSymphony.org or (910)433-4690.

Mar 12/ Chancellor's Distinguished Speaker Series presents Hilda Pinnix-Ragland - Hilda Pinnix-Ragland is Vice President-Corporate Public Affairs for Duke Energy, the nation’s largest integrated utility headquartered in N.C. In that role, Hilda has responsibility for working with officials at the federal, state and local levels to develop responsible public policy that protects consumers and businesses. She also serves as Vice Chair of Progress Energy’s Corporate Diversity Council. Hilda has completed the Harvard University Kennedy School of Public Policy Executive Leadership Program. Her talk will be held at Seabrook auditorium at 2 pm. Admission is free but tickets are required. More information: (910)672-1685.

Methodist University :

Now through April 7 / "Harvey Littleton & Friends" Vitreograph Exhibit - Vitreography is the process of printing using glass plates, which produces a range of results, depending on the technique of the artist. Prints by Harvey Littleton, considered the father of the American Studio Glass movement; Dale Chihuly; Erwin Eisch; Herb Jackson and others are on display. Gallery hours are Tues-Fri 11 am-5pm; Sat 12 pm- 4 pm. More information: (910)425-5379 or http://www.DavidMccuneGallery.org.

Feb 15 / Army Ground Forces Band Concert Ensemble performs a free concert in Hensdale Chapel at 7:30 pm. The band has traveled throughout the United States, performing in notable halls such as Severance Hall, Spivey Hall, and the Woodruff Arts Center. Publicly recognized for its musical excellence, the band has twice been awarded the internationally acclaimed Col. George S. Howard Citation of Musical Excellence for Military Concert Bands. For more information: (910)630-7100.

Feb 28-Mar 3/ Godspell - This classic show will be presented as Theatre for the Deaf. Anyone who's seen a production by the National Theatre for the Deaf knows how it brings a whole new dimension to the performance, not just for the hearing-impaired, but for the hearing-active as well. Held at Reeves Auditorium, performance times are 8 pm Feb 28 through March 2 and 2 pm on March 3. More information: 910-630-7105.

Mar 1-2 / 23rd Annual Southern Writers Symposium: Celebrating Emerging Writers - Founded in 1982, the Southern Writers Symposium is designed to encourage scholarship on southern literature and culture, as well as to celebrate the writings of contemporary southern authors. For more information, contact Brenda Jernigan at 910-630-7454.

Fayetteville Technical Community College:

Feb 22-24; Mar 1-3; Mar 8-10 / The Glass Menagerie - The Fayetteville Technical Community College Fine Arts Department presents this classic Tennessee Williams production. For more information: (910)678-0042.

About Fayetteville State University
Fayetteville State University is the second-oldest public institution in North Carolina. A member of the University of North Carolina System, FSU has nearly 6,000 students and offers degrees in more than 60 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. To learn more, visit http://www.UncFSU.edu.

About Methodist University
Methodist University is an independent four-year institution of higher education with over 2,300 students from 41 states and 53 countries. Methodist University offers over 80 majors and concentrations, 100 clubs and organizations, four master's degree programs and 19 NCAA III intercollegiate sports. To learn more, visit http://www.Methodist.Edu.

About Fayetteville Technical Community College
Fayetteville Technical Community College was established in 1961 and serves over 40,000 students annually by providing over 182 occupational, technical, general education, college transfer and continuing education programs to meet students' needs and desires, as well as the community. To learn more, visit http://www.FayTechCC.edu.

About the Fayetteville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau:
The Fayetteville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau is a private, not-for-profit organization responsible for positioning Fayetteville/Cumberland County as a destination for conventions, sporting events and individual travel. For additional information, visit http://www.visitfayettevillenc.com or call 1-800-255-8217. Fayetteville/Cumberland County is America's first military sanctuary. Through the Army's Army and other volunteer groups, our citizens and businesses are dedicated to “watching over those who watch over us ©.”

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