Arts April Fest schedule

Date: Saturday April 8, 2023
Time: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: Art & Design Hall and Courtyard, Jones Hall, Center of Southwest Studies


Hosted by FLC’s Art & Design, Creative Writing, and Performing Arts programs and the Center of Southwest Studies, Arts April Fest features performances, demos, workshops, exhibits, readings, and more by FLC’s extraordinary student artists, performers, and writers.

All events take place in FLC’s Art and Design Hall and Courtyard, Jones Hall, and the Center of Southwest Studies.

Arts April Fest is free and open to the public. Food and beverages will be available for purchase at the event. FLC Alumni are invited to enjoy a special reception room throughout the event with snacks and giveaways.

All-day events

  • 62nd Annual Student Juried Exhibition, Guest Juror, Rachelle B. Pablo, Curator 516 ARTS (Art Gallery)
  • Looking Back, Racing Ahead: 50 Years of the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic and Durango Cycling Culture (CSWS Main Gallery)
  • As Seeds, We Grow: Student Reflections on Resilience (CSWS Main Gallery)
  • EXPLORE Arts April Fest with the Gallery’s Scavenger Hunt Booklet
Workshops, Demonstrations, and Tables
  • Charcoal Drawing Presentation, facilitated by Will Cozad (Art & Design Hall front courtyard)
  • Chalk Art Workshop facilitated by Laurel Thompson (Art & Design Hall front courtyard)
  • Lemon Lake Clay Workshop, facilitated by Jean-Luc Stamp; participants will pick up fired clay at 3 p.m. (Art & Design Hall front courtyard)
  • Cyanotype Workshop, facilitated by Marina Galassa (Art & Design Hall front courtyard)
  • IMAGES table: mags & merch (CSWS courtyard)
  • WRITE A STANZA and CONTRIBUTE to the Community Poem (CSWS courtyard)

Scheduled events

  • 11 – 11:30 a.m.: “I Get So Emotional, Baby” - A Workshop for Every Singer, facilitated by: Curtis Reynolds (Roshong Recital Hall, Jones Hall)
  • 12:30 – 1:15 p.m.: “Cursing with the Bard” or The Art of Shakespearean slang, facilitated by: Suzy DiSanto & Michael McKelvey (Roshong Recital Hall)
  • 2:15 – 3 p.m.: Instrument Petting Zoo, facilitated by Justin Hubbard and Joe Nibley (Roshong Recital Hall)
  • 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: “Homebase: A Place-Based Exploration of You,” facilitated by: Megan Brand, Kalista Peña, and Tierney Ulrich (Jones Hall 160)
  • 11 - 11:40 a.m.: Romeo & Juliet: A Sneak Peak (Roshong Recital Hall, Jones Hall)
  • 11:50 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.: “The Music of Jason Robert Brown” presented by the FLC Musical Theatre program (Roshong Recital Hall)
  • 12:30 - 1:15 p.m.: FLC Concert Band (CSWS patio)
  • 1:30 - 2 p.m.: FLC Jazz Band (CSWS patio)
  • 2:15 - 3 p.m.: Ballet Folklorico (CSWS patio)
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