Music, Poetry, Art: A Fine Evening

WASHINGTON, PA (Oct. 25, 2013)—Two events at Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) this evening offer a unique double feature for the music, poetry and art lover in many of us.

The opening of an art exhibit by David Bogus and Angela Carbone begins at 7 p.m. in the art gallery at the Olin Fine Arts Center. “Poetry and Music: Musical Settings of Great Poetry,” a concert in the Rossin Campus Center Ballroom, starts at 8 p.m.    

Bogus and Carbone explore the medium of ceramics and mixed media installations. Both artists derive imagery from everyday life and experiences. Bogus creates multiple slip cast forms that reflect an autobiographical narrative while Carbone’s work focuses on our daily bombardment of images depicting war, religion and politics.

The concert will feature the W&J Choir and Camerata Singers and include settings of the poetry of Walt Whitman, William Shakespeare, Sara Teasdale, Robert Frost, and E.E. Cummings. Poems will be read by English faculty members Dana Shiller, Ph.D.; Linda Troost, Ph.D.; and Dr. Todd Verdun, Ph.D., before they are sung. The evening will feature some other surprises as well, including the debut of the student-run a cappella group “In Tune Nations,” and will conclude with a gospel finale