Mercyhurst College Creative Arts Division announces several upcoming events

As part of the Mercyhurst College 75th Anniversary celebration, the Creative Arts Division has developed an extensive visiting artist lecture series that started Feb. 6, 2001, and is resuming this fall.

In November, the college will welcome Dr. Jerome Hausman, the National Art Education Association’s Art Educator of the Year for 2001, for a 7:30 p.m. lecture on Tuesday, Nov. 6, in the Mercy Heritage Room in Sullivan Hall at Mercyhurst College. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Dr. Hausman will speak on “Postmodern Perspectives in Art Education.” He is currently a professor of art education and art therapy at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Hausman earned his bachelor of arts degree from Cornell University and his master’s and doctoral degrees in art from New York University.

The Creative Arts Lecture Series features artists commenting on their lives, their art and the present state of the arts and culture in the United States in hopes of fostering discussion about arts in the Erie community.

Also on Tuesday, Nov. 6, Mercyhurst College will host the visiting artist currently at Penn State Behrend, the Ying String Quartet, for a 3 p.m. lecture and performance in the Taylor Little Theatre. The appearance is free and open to the public.

In addition, the Creative Arts Division will host the Bijou Trio in late October as an artist-in-residence. The college welcomes with the Bijou Trio a new string faculty member, Denitza Kostova, who is also a member of the group.

Bijou Trio will appear in a public performance in the Taylor Little Theatre at 8 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 29. For ticket information, please call the Mary D'Angelo Performing Arts Center box office at 824-3000.

The members of Bijou Trio will also teach a string master class from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 28, in Mercy Heritage Room in Sullivan Hall at Mercyhurst College. That class is free and open to the public. For more information on the master class, contact Denitza Kostova at 216-647-6072.

For more information about the Creative Arts Division events, please contact Dr. Michael Cerveris, division chair, at 824-2425.
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