Event raises scholarship funds for the arts
More than 200 people filled the internationally recognized Wolfe Center for the Arts on March 28 to raise scholarship funds for students in Bowling Green State University’s arts programs.
“Bravo! BGSU” celebrated the quality and vibrancy of all the University’s arts areas. The event raised about $60,000.
“What an exciting evening!” said BGSU President Mary Ellen Mazey. “The guests were overwhelmed by the quality performances of our students and faculty in the arts. The evening generated much-needed scholarship funds for our students in the arts.”
Students, faculty and alumni from the College of Musical Arts, School of Art, Department of Theatre and Film, the Creative Writing Program, and the dance program provided an evening of performances, films, readings, exhibits and demonstrations. Students from the Toledo School for the Arts, the BGSU-sponsored charter school, also participated. Guests also had the opportunity to see a vignette from the opera “Dialogues of the Carmelites.”
PNC was the presenting sponsor for the event, which also boasted a silent auction. Offered were unique items including an original painting by Bob Mazur, professor emeritus of art; dinner with Mazey, and hand-blown glass art by faculty member Joel O’Dorisio.
Mazey said this was the first year for what will become a BGSU signature event. “This year was just the beginning,” she said. “Our offices started receiving calls the day after asking when we would be presenting Bravo! BGSU again. Mark your calendars. ‘Bravo! BGSU’ will be back bigger and grander on April 2, 2016!”