Friday, May 9:
Launch Party to FOTA Spring Arts Week
$5 in advance, $10 at the door
The Launch Party kicks off the annual FOTA Spring Arts Week. The night will be filled with featured artists from MODA Designer Boot Camp, DJ Retroactive, student band Same Pinch, visual artist Allie Torem’s project presentation, and much more. Food is provided by Snail Thai.
Sunday, May 11:
ArtShould Expose Art Market
ArtShould Expose Art Market
Community service organization ArtShould will be hosting their annual art market Expose during FOTA Spring Arts Week. Work by student artists will be on sale from the artists themselves as well as featured musical acts and art-making activities.
Monday, May 12:
Laughs, Gasps, and Giggles
Hallowed Grounds Cafe
Join FOTA for an evening of riotous improv comedy featuring Off-Off Campus and Occam’s Razor. Get comfortable at Hallowed Grounds with a cup of coffee and a pastry, then settle in for improv like you’ve never seen it before.
Ebb and Flow
FXK Theater, third floor Reynolds
Why stop while the night is young? Following on the heels of comedy night, head upstairs to FXK theater for the bold collaborative work between Catcher and the Rhyme spoken word RSO and PhiNix dance crew as they match movement to poetry. The dance-word combination performance will rock you back and forth as the night comes to a close.
Tuesday, May 13:
Be Fearless: A Drawing Workshop
Sketching and drawing RSO Outside the Lines will be leading a workshop in sketching movement, a live art-making experience on the Main Quads on Tuesday afternoon. No experience is necessary and material will be provided. Be fearless and try something new! Or, for the seasoned creative, take a risk and try a new artistic medium.
Written and directed by student Eric Shoemaker, PLATH/HUGHES is a dramatic musical event about the love and trials of Sylvia Plath and Robert Hughes. This original work is a two-actor show, and it is an insightful piece on two literary masters.
Wednesday, May 14:
Eat, See, Breathe: A Live Gallery
Logan Performance Penthouse 901
FOTA hosts a live gallery event in the Logan Penthouse featuring an eclectic group of artists to celebrate the senses. From visual to tactile to taste, art is meant to be handled and engaged with, and the Live Gallery will provide that opportunity. Featured artists are Katie Soule, William Mark Davis, Rachel Sally, and others.
Thursday, May 15:
On this night FOTA introduces the audience to compelling small acts by student performance artists from dancers to musicians to actors. Beginning at 9:30, join us for light refreshments and then enter the theater for the night’s performance that will be sure to inspire.
Written and directed by student Eric Shoemaker, PLATH/HUGHES is a dramatic musical event about the love and trials of Sylvia Plath and Robert Hughes. This original work is a two-actor show, and it is an insightful piece on two literary masters. This will be the second showing.
Friday, May 16:
Student group Coalition for Jazz Education and Performance will host a jam session in Logan Cafe as part of FOTA Spring Arts Week’s finale acts. Bring along your own instrument or show up to simply enjoy the smooth sounds, because this is all about a night of music-making and appreciating.
SHOUT! A FOTA Finale
Following the Jazz Jam, head over to McCormick Lounge in the Reynolds Club to take part in FOTA Spring Arts Week’s farewell as four student a cappella groups sing their hearts out. Featuring Ransom Notes, Rhythm and Jews, Run for Cover, and Voices in Your Head, the finale event will have you singing along as FOTA wraps up Spring Arts Week for 2014. Event is free and participation encouraged.