Fine Arts Series

The Fine Arts Series is dedicated to building community through the arts by being a resource for teaching, practicing and presenting art performance to cultivate a climate of creativity for engaging the community. The theme for this year’s series is Fine Arts in Motion.

The Department of Performing and Fine Arts

is committed to building community through the arts. From gallery exhibits to performances by The University Choir, each area of the department contributes to the cultural fabric of Fayetteville. The department's Fine Arts Series brings nationally recognized speakers and performers to campus; and throughout the year the 1,134 seat Seabrook Auditorium is filled with the passion and drama of opera, symphony and live theater. The power of the arts to inform, enrich, and inspire is what makes the Department of Performing and Fine Arts the cultural and intellectual center of the university and beyond.

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2021-22 Fine Arts Series-Arts in Motion

FSU Faculty Biennial Exhibition 2021

  • Reception: Aug. 19, 2021, 6-8 pm
  • Exhibit: Aug. 20-Sept. 17, 2021
  • Highlighting the recent creative works by fulltime and adjunct art faculty in the Department of Performing and Fine Arts
  • Rosenthal Gallery

The Business of Acting

Hosted by: BET Casting Director, Doran Reed
Moderator: Ricardo Morgan

  • Sept. 21, 2021, 7 pm
  • The topic will be geared towards acting and the business of acting. The importance of acting classes, the importance of a good picture and resume. How to stay working, even in small markets. How to market yourself, the importance of building a good social media platform.
  • Via Zoom

Ways of Knowing: Works by Vilas Tonape

  • Exhibit: Sept. 24-Oct. 23, 2021
  • Works by Vilas Tonape is a one-person exhibition by a highly accomplished international artist. Chair of the Art Department at Methodist University, Tonape is exhibiting abstract and realistic drawings and paintings which span the last 18 years.
  • Rosenthal Gallery

Arts Administration

Hosted by: Ariel Davis
Moderator: Quintin Mallette

  • Oct. 1, 2021, 7 pm
  • Join Ariel Davis, Senior Manager of Communications at Save The Music Foundation and co-founder of the Arts Administrators of Color Network, as she talks about her journey in arts administration and the key resources and steps she has taken along the way. No pre-requisite necessary.
  • Rosenthal Choir Room

A Conductor's View Point

Hosted by: Dr. William Lake
Moderator: Quintin Mallette

  • Nov. 5, 2021, 7 pm
  • Video link
  • Rosenthal Choir Room

Jazz Pianist and Composer

Hosted by: David Virelles
Moderator: Amanda Virelles

  • Nov. 12, 2021, 7 pm
  • Video link
  • Rosenthal Choir Room

Senior Thesis Exhibition

Hosted by: Shane Booth

  • Reception: Nov. 16, 2021, 5-7 pm
  • Exhibit: Nov. 17-Dec. 3, 2021
  • Exit exhibition for art students graduating from the visual art program at FSU. As a group, students exhibit advanced works in their discipline and present a verbal presentation explaining influences and the development of their style.
  • Rosenthal Gallery