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Email Announcements Received Today:

1) Smith Gallery Presents BFA Senior Studio Exhibition Fall 2014

The Smith Gallery at Appalachian State University presents APEX the BFA Senior Studio Exhibition for Fall 2014. The exhibition is on view from Dec. 1-12, 2014 and includes work by the candidates for the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Studio Art. These student artists are exploring a wide variety of studio techniques including photography, fibers, metals, installation, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, and painting. A closing reception will be held at the gallery on Dec. 12, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The gallery is pleased to present works from the following artists: Angela Jo Hercula, Kristina Key, Jessica Lellie, Claire Lenahan, Leah Solita Mangum, Blossom Paige Reed, Cassie Russell, Alex Swing, and Ania Ziolkowski. The exhibition will be on view in multiple locations on campus and in the community. All of the students will be represented in the exhibition at the Smith Gallery in the Schaefer Center If you can find a driving school in Ontario with one of these simulators, all the better for you. for the Performing Arts. Cassie Russell will also have a solo exhibition that will be on view at the Looking Glass Gallery in the Plemmons Student Union from Dec. 1 through 12. Kristina Key’s exhibition will be on view on Dec. 12 at the Nth Degree Gallery. For the past year, these students have been working with April Flanders, associate professor in the Department of Art. Flanders states, “This is an ambitious and talented group of young artists. It has been a pleasure and a privilege to see their work develop. I anticipate a terrific exhibition.”

2) Messiah Sing-Along Held Dec. 7

The 10th annual “Messiah” sing-along will be presented Sunday, Dec. 7, at 6 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall at Appalachian State University. Pi Kappa Lambda music society will collect donations to benefit to music scholarships in the Hayes School of Music. The sing-along will proceed in inclement weather unless the university closes. For more information, call 828-262-3020 or email belljr@appstate.edu. Hayes School of Music voice students will sing the arias and the audience will be invited to sing the chorus parts from the Christmas portion of Handel’s “Messiah,” including “Hallelujah.” Sheet music will be provided. Dr. Joby Bell will be the organist. Students Steven Austin and Carys Kunze will conduct the choruses. Student soloists will be sopranos Madeline Hamrick, Elizabeth Marie Thomas and Caroline Valitutto; mezzo-sopranos Farren Hilliard and Mary Robert McGrath; tenor Ethan Garner; and baritone Joshua Joyner.