CU@SC: Cameron University 2015 Cameron Art Exhibition opens with Hyunsoon Whang in concert

The CU@SC concert series returns to the Simmons Center with a piano concert by Hyunsoon Whang, Professor of Music, along with a celebration of the artistry of Cameron’s art students on Thursday, January 29. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. for a preview of Cameron’s 2015 Cameron Art Exhibition, and Whang will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. Following the concert, Whang and the student artists will be feted at a reception in the Simmons Center’s Chisholm Trail Hall. Tickets are $10 for adults, and $5 for senior citizens, K-12 students and members of the military. Cameron students, faculty and staff are admitted free with valid ID. Contact the Simmons Center box office at 580-252-2900 for tickets.

Whang’s program will consist of selections by Bach, Beethoven and Brahms.

“Over the last decade or so, I had felt that Beethoven's music is exceedingly overwhelming with its relentless intensity and power, but after taking a long break from performing Beethoven's solo works, I have begun my renewed quest for understanding his music more in depth,” Whang says. “Beethoven's Piano Sonata Op. 57, commonly known as the ‘Appassionata,’ is one of the most compelling, large scales piano sonatas written during his middle period when he discovered his fate of becoming deaf. The work is a true tour de force and happens to be immensely popular with the audiences. I have built a program around this sonata and will be performing the music by the other two great German composers, Bach and Brahms. Contrasting the ‘Appassionata,’ the three intermezzi by Brahms are tender and deeply personal miniatures from late in his life, and Bach's G Major French Suite is a happy, delightful set of dance suites.”

The Student Art Exhibition 2015 will feature artworks in a variety of styles and media. Students participating in the exhibition include:

Cache: Jacob Baker, Chris Lambert

Chattanooga: Taylor Dunham

Farmington, N.M.: Meaghan Cheesman

Fletcher: Samantha Dillman

Geronimo: Sarah Darling

Gray Court, S.C.: Amanda Thornton

Las Vegas, Nev.: Jazzmine Robinson

Marlow: Brook Kohler

Lawton/Fort Sill: James Andrade, Heather Archer, Ashley Brown, Tiana Buckner, Heather Callaway, Amanda Coates, Melissa Coy, Julie Conley, Erin English, Kimberly Fisher, Trevor Harrigan, Le’Shondre Higdon, Cheri Large, Beverly Layton, Sarah McNair, Alejandra Meeks  Mieus, Heather Miller, Antonio Moreno, Sheila Niebauer, Victoria Orndorff, Valencia Randolph, Theresa Riemer, Kristi Smith, Alexander Trevino, Cheryl Wolverton

Oklahoma City: Brianna Barry

Yukon: Mike Grimmer

“We are excited to celebrate and share the accomplishments of our art students with the community,” says Edna McMillan, Chair, Department of Art. “The members of the art faculty are proud of the skill development, quality and diversity represented in this collection of student artworks.” 

Classical drawings created by students in the Drawing I and II classes executed in graphite, charcoal and pastel will be displayed as well as expressive and interpretive drawings from the Advanced Drawing and Figure Drawing classes. Oil paintings and watercolor paintings featuring both the academic and expressive approach to subject matter will be showcased. Original prints will include lithography, mono prints and etchings. Photography, digital imagery and a variety of graphic design projects are also included in the exhibition. Subject matter includes still‐life, landscape, the figure, portraiture and the self‐portrait. Approximately 75 works will be featured in this year’s exhibition.

CU@SC is presented by the Cameron University School of Liberal Arts. For more information about the concert and art exhibition, call 580-581-5506.

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January 22, 2015

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