Arts in the spotlight at Terra State

FREMONT – The annual Celebration of the Arts Festival at Terra State Community College begins today on the campus. This weeklong event celebrates digital, fine and performing arts at Terra State.

The festival includes displays and exhibits of student and faculty work located on both the first and second floors of Building D. These exhibits will be open during normal college building hours. Unless otherwise noted, admission is free for most events, which will take place in the Recital Hall in Building D.

Schedule of events:

Today Artistic Fusion, featuring fusion band KillBot Zero, Terra Contemporary Ensemble and artistic guests. General admission is $10, free with Terra student ID.

Monday Video premier of “Dougumentary,” featuring national recording artist Doug Johns.

Thursday Festival Evening. General admission is $10, free with Terra student ID.

5:30-6:30 p.m., wine and cheese reception.

6:30-7:45 p.m., Celebrating Our Literary Arts with readings of original short fiction and poetry.

8-10 p.m. Jazz performance, “The Great American Songbook,” featuring Terra State Jazz Ambassadors and a special reading by Lylanne Musselman.

April 11 two performances.

7 p.m., student recital by tenor John Jadwisiak.

7:30 p.m., “Resounding Brass,” featuring the Terra Brass Choir and area high school musicians at the Port Clinton Performing Arts Center.

April 12 Symposium and Music Fest sponsored by the Northcoast Arts Alliance.

10 a.m., art panel discussions presented by festival guest artists, Dave Leri, Travis Lewis and Chris Seaman.

11 a.m., culinary arts demonstration featuring Chef Ben Staples, food service director of the Cuyahoga Group.

12:30 p.m., “Music Technology in the Arts,” presented by Chris Cavera, music technology and recording arts faculty.

1:15 p.m., dedication of the Terra State Veterans Center mural, presented by the Terra State Art Club.

1:30 p.m., “Charting a Course for the Creative Economy,” the Northcoast Arts Alliance meeting; open to the public

7 p.m., Jazz and American Music Fest with area and regional bands at The Strand Concert Theater, 220 S. Front St., Fremont. Admission is $5.

April 13 Closing performance. Spring Chamber Concert featuring the Terra Chamber String Ensemble and Terra Guitar Ensemble.

For more information, call (419) 559-2233.