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Phone: 401-874-2116 Fax: 401-874-7872

Fine arts at the URI Fine Arts Center

KINGSTON, R.I. -- February 20, 2002 -- Fans of the arts — from studio arts to music to theatre to dance —will find compelling reasons to visit the University's Fine Arts Center this month and throughout the year. Here are a few of the coming attractions:

Great Performances

On Friday, March 22, 8:00 pm, the University's Great Performances Series will present the Miro String Quartet, one of the most sought after young American ensembles. In 1996, the quartet sprang to national attention winning the First Prize in the 50th Annual Coleman Chamber Music Competition, immediately followed by many other awards including the First Prize in the 6th Banff International String Quartet Competition and the 2000 Walter W. Naumburg Chamber Music Award. The Miros were heard on the series last year with the Colorado String Quartet in the Mendelssohn Octet, and are Quartet-in-Residence at Kent State University, as well as Lincoln Center Two.Tickets are $15 General, $12 URI Faculty/Staff, $10 Seniors/Groups and $5 Students. For tickets call 401-874-2627. Read about other coming performances.

Gracing the Galleries in Kingston

"Annual Juried Student Show." Open to all students ever to have enrolled in an Art Department studio course, this very popular annual exhibition in all media is juried annually by an outside, invited expert.
Main Gallery, April 2- May 12 & Commencement, May 19.
Opening Reception & Awards Ceremony, April 2, 4 pm.

"Big City Color" New York Photographs by Robert Lobe
A a first solo exhibition for the artist, New York color photographer Robert Lobe. The exhibition will take place from March 26-May 10 in the Photography Gallery. Robert Lobe will speak about his work in a Gallery Talk on Thursday, April 4, 4:00 p.m.
Photography Gallery.

"Wrapped Objects by Peri Schwartz." An ambitious and accomplished body of work by artist Peri Schwartz, a long-term practicing and exhibiting artist based in New York. Her idiosyncratic pastel drawings known as Wrapped Objects have never before been exhibited as a group but have entered numerous private, museum and corporate collections. They have been culled from diverse lenders for their premier presentation at the University.
Corridor Gallery, through March 25

Art Gallery programs are free and open to the public.
Main Gallery: T–F, noon–4 p.m. & 7:30–9:30 pm; Sat. and Sun., 1–4 p.m.
Photography Gallery: T–F, noon–4 p.m.; Sat. and Sun., 1–4 p.m.
Corridor Gallery: Daily, 9 am–9 p.m.
For information call Judith Tolnick at 874-2775

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