Third annual event raises funds for arts scholarships
Programs in the arts have been central to Bowling Green State University for more than 100 years. On April 1, 300 guests celebrated the quality and vibrancy of all of the University’s arts at the third annual Bravo! BGSU.
This year’s event raised nearly $80,000 for student arts scholarships.
“Bravo! BGSU is designed to benefit our students,” said President Mary Ellen Mazey. “With the University’s commitment to a tradition of academic excellence in the arts, this event provides necessary financial assistance for our talented students.”
Bravo! BGSU celebrated the very best of the University’s arts – from the College of Musical Arts, School of Art, Department of Theatre and Film, the Creative Writing Program and the Dance Program. Guests experienced a magical evening of vocal, instrumental and theatrical performances, plus exhibitions and demonstrations by student and faculty artists in glass, ceramics, metals and digital arts.
Held in the award-winning Thomas B. and Kathleen M. Donnell Theatre at the Wolfe Center for the Arts, the celebration offered professional-level entertainment and fabulous fare. This year’s event featured a finale that showcased an accordion virtuoso, dedication of a Steinway piano with two special piano performances, an operatic duo and a reprisal from last fall’s theater and film production of “The Drowsy Chaperone.” From Broadway vignettes to musical ensembles and solos, from live painting and backstage activity to virtual and augmented reality demonstrations, it was a night to remember.
“Bravo! BGSU is a wonderful evening that allows us to showcase the talents of our students, faculty and alumni in the arts,” Mazey said. “We are fortunate to have strong support from the community and the presenting sponsorship by PNC for the third consecutive year.”