CU@SC: Cameron University 2012 Cameron Art Exhibition opens with Thomas Labé in concert

The CU@SC concert series returns to the Simmons Center with “Life, Love & Death,” a piano concert by Thomas Labé, professor of music, along with a celebration of the artistry of Cameron’s art students on Tuesday, January 31. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. for a preview of Cameron’s 2012 Cameron Art Exhibition, and Labé will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. Following the concert, Labé and the student artists will be feted at a reception in the Simmons Center lobby. Tickets are $10 for adults, and $5 for K-12 students, members of the military and senior citizens. Cameron students, faculty and staff are admitted free with valid ID. Contact the Simmons Center Box Office at 580-252-2900 for tickets.

Labé’s repertoire will include a set of pieces by Franz Liszt titled “Poetic and Religious Harmonies.”

“They were inspired by a collection of poems by the French writer Alphonse de Lamartine which were largely written in Italy and published under the same title in 1830,” Labé explains. “The works vary from a contemplation on the goodness of God to pieces such as ‘Thoughts of the Dead,’ ‘Funeral’ and ‘Canticle of Love.’”

 The program will conclude with Labé’s own Grand Fantasy on Themes of Puccini’s “La Bohème.”

“La Bohème is all about love and death as well, so those themes are woven through the entire program,” Labé says.

The Student Art Exhibition 2012 will feature artworks in a variety of styles and media.

“Faculty members in the Department of Art are very proud of the skill development, quality, and diversity represented in this collection of student artworks and are excited to celebrate and share their accomplishments with the community,” says Edna McMillan, Chair, Cameron University Department of Art.

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 featuring both the academic and expressive approach to subject matter will be showcased. Original prints will include lithography, mono prints and etchings. Digital imagery and graphic design images will encompass logo design, brochure development, poster design, corporate identity, etc. Subject matter throughout the exhibition will include still‐life, landscape, the figure, portraiture, and the self‐portrait. Mixed media sculpture will include interpretations of persona, cliché, and kinetic works. 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.



January 13, 2013