In Brief: April 9

BGSU offers events to celebrate World Voice Day

“VOICE, the Original Social Media” is the theme of the April 13 World Voice Day Celebration at BGSU. The celebration, which is free and open to the public, will run from 11 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. in 202B Bowen-Thompson Student Union.

There will be free vocal health screenings, information about vocal health, and musical entertainment by students from the College of Musical Arts. All those with concerns about their voice are welcome to attend. Parking for the general public is available at the student union.

Speech-language pathology graduate students, who are supervised by licensed, certified speech-language pathologists, will provide the free vocal health screenings from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 1:30-4:45 p.m. Attendees may also participate in a Vocal Hygiene Research Study. A variety of vocalists from the College of Musical Arts will demonstrate the power and beauty of the voice when they perform from 12:30-1:30 p.m.

The celebration is sponsored by the College of Health and Human Services, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, College of Musical Arts, and the Center of Excellence in Health and Wellness Across the Lifespan.

For more information, contact Donna Colcord at 419-372-2515.

2015 MFA Thesis Exhibitions kick off April 10

The BGSU art galleries are hosting the annual Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Thesis Exhibitions at the Dorothy Uber Bryan and Willard Wankelman galleries in the Fine Arts Center. The School of Art will also present an April 15 ARTalk by Laura Donefer, known for her colorful glass artwork and colorful personality.

Held each spring, the exhibitions are the culmination of each student’s academic experience in the MFA program. The show, including supporting materials, forms the basis upon which the MFA degree is awarded. The exhibition is composed of work based on concepts and issues generated through consultation with the Graduate Review Committees. Each committee acts as a jury for all works, exhibition materials, and plans, judging whether an individual student has met the necessary criteria.

The first of the two shows will begin with an opening reception at 7 p.m. on April 10 and will continue until April 19. It will feature Griffin Buhman, Patrick Chandler, Frederico Cautllacuatl and John Leftwich. The second, opening at 7 p.m. on April 24 and running through May 3, will feature Laura Barnhardt-Corle, Julia Darrah, Jesse Hazel, Joshua Kosker and Dennis Recchia.

In addition to the exhibitions, Canadian glass artist Laura Donefer will present an ARTalk at 5 p.m. on April 15 in 204 Fine Arts Center. Her talk is free and open to the public.

Donefer has worked with glass as a primary medium for over 30 years. She attended Sheridan College School of Craft and Design as a glass artist. Later in life, she came back to teach at Sheridan, as well as at Espace Verre in Montreal. Her work has been exhibited at Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art in Japan, Museo de Vidrio in Mexico, the Museum of Fine Art in Montreal, the Museum of Art and Design in New York, and the Museum of Fine Art in Quebec City. In addition, she is the president of the Glass Art Association of Canada.

Check in on the BGSU Fine Arts Center Facebook and Instagram pages for more information and to post pictures from the events, hashtagging #BGSUArt and #ARTalk.

Gallery hours are 11-4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, 6-9 p.m. Thursdays, and 1-4 p.m. Sundays. Admission is free. For more information, visit the galleries website.

Updated: 12/02/2017 12:43AM