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DePauw's First 'ArtsFest' Set For November 1-10

October 11, 2002

October 11, 2002, Greencastle, Ind. - ArtsFest 2002, the inaugural event in what will be an annual arts festival at DePauw, will take place November 1-10, 2002. Over the ten days, DePauw will present several renowned visiting artists, showcase student and faculty talents in multiple arts disclipines and host a variety of other engaging arts activities for people of all ages.

The festival's diverse itinerary includes both ticketed and free events, opening with the celebrated and controversial performance artist Holly Hughes, November 1 at 7:30 p.m. in Thompson Recital Hall of the Performing Arts Center. Other ArtsFest highlights include a Thursday, November 7 performance by the Budapest Strings with special guest pianist Frederic Chiu; a Tuesday, November 5th lecture by non-fiction writer Mark Spragg; and the week-long creation of a Buddhist sand mandala in the Memorial Student Union Building.

Campus arts organizations will perform throughout ArtsFest as well, including DePauw Little Theatre's production of the Tony Award-winning musical Cabaret (November 8, 9 & 10), the annual Duzer Du Playwright's Festival (November 1, 2 & 3), and the American debut of the Percussion Plus Project, Monday, November 4 at 7:30 p.m. in Thompson Recital Hall. Founded in 1993 in Prague by Amy Lynn Barber (seen at left), the new Dean of the DePauw University School of Music, the unique contemporary chamber music ensemble focuses on an unusual and exciting repertoire that is little-known to general audiences. The performance will feature guest soprano Paulette Herbich from Vienna, Austria.

On Sunday, November 10, DePauw will host Art Attack, a day of free art activities for children of all ages. Parents are invited to bring their children to Bowman Park (this event will be moved indoors in case of inclement weather) to experience a wide variety of arts activities. Face painting, juggling, movies, coloring contests and a drum circle are a few of the activities planned for that day.

For a detailed schedule of events and additional information, click here or contact the DePauw Performing Arts Center box office at (765) 658-4827.

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