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Fall 2021

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International interdisciplinary dancer brings mindfulness and body awareness to students

“It’s slow and I’m not sorry,” is Cara Hagan’s warning before she coaches masked students in the School of Dance through thoughtful movement combinations in a modern dance class. Hagan, an interdisciplinary artist with a background in dance and film, worked with dancers at Ohio University as part of a weeklong residency in the School of Dance at the end of August and beginning of September.

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Spring 2021

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Spike Lee Award winning filmmaker makes virtual visit with School of Film Students

April 28, 2021

After seven weeks of film production with new COVID-19 guidelines that pushed back timelines, Ohio University College of Fine Arts’ School of Film welcomed award-winning film maker, Aisha Ford.

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From New York City to Athens, tech-savvy choreographer workshops with School of Dance students

April 8, 2021

After a year of isolation due to COVID-19, New York City-based choreographer, Brian Brooks, came to Ohio University’s Athens Campus for a weeklong residency with students in the School of Dance.

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School of Music visiting scholar with an ear for tech  

March 29, 2021

In March, the School of Music welcomed, Michael Viega, a Music Therapy Board Certified and Licensed Creative Arts Therapist who has an ear for how digital music technologies, therapist competencies, and clinical intentions relate with one another in service to his patients.

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John Paolini

School of Art + Design welcomes grad to Graphic Design’s Path Speaker Series

March 18, 2021

The College of Fine Arts’ School of Art + Design welcomed alumnus John Paolini, BFA’90, as a College of Fine Arts Visiting Artist to speak with current students about his career path in graphic design via the schools’ Path Speaker Series, part of the Graphic Design area’s Spring 2021 

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Jeremy Randall

Ceramics artist hosts demonstration, lecture and Q&A

February 25, 2021 

Ceramics artist Jeremy Randall demonstrated his craft virtually today for student-artists studying ceramics in the School of Art + Design. His appearance, supported by Ohio University’s College of Fine Arts’ Visiting Artists and Scholars program.

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Megumi Kanda

School of Music’s Virtual Trombone Day features internationally acclaimed Trombone artist

February 11, 2021 

Ohio University School of Music hosted Trombone Day virtually this year with acclaimed trombonist Megumi Kanda, a College of Fine Arts Visiting Artist. High school and college students, professional trombone players, and brass enthusiasts of all levels numbering 125 participated from around the world.

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Kwan Yi

College of Fine Arts welcomes visiting artist Kwan Yi, pianist, to the Athens Campus

February 8, 2021

The Ohio University College of Fine Art’s School of Music is pleased to welcome pianist Kwan Yi for a full-day residency at the Athens campus on February 22nd, 2021. Yi will present a master class for students in the School of Music’s Keyboard Division and will perform a live-streamed solo recital.

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Sun Min Kim

Award-winning pianist visits Athens Campus and offers masterclass for School of Music students

February 2, 2021

Taking a step toward safely engaging mask-to-mask with College of Fine Arts students, a prizewinning and internationally acclaimed pianist Sun Min Kim visited Ohio University’s Athens Campus to hold a masterclass for student-artists in the School of Music’s Keyboard Division

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Fall 2020

Ricky Lurie

New York-based School of Theater grad shares career advice to costume design students

December 9, 2020 

The School of Theater welcomed alumnus Ricky Lurie, MFA ‘14 in Production and Costume Design, as a College of Fine Arts Visiting Artist for a 3-day virtual residency with current BFA and MFA production design and technology students.

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Jonathan Freeman

OHIO alumnus and Aladdin actor shares industry expertise with musical theater students

December 1, 2020

Jonathan Freeman, BFA ’72, the voice of Jafar from Disney’s animated movie Aladdin and the actor who plays the role in the Broadway stage production, shared with students in the School of Theater his more than 50 years of experience on the stage

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Richard Emmerson

Visiting Scholar imparts vast knowledge on Medieval Apocalypse manuscripts for themed Interdisciplinary Arts seminar

October 26, 2020 

Scholar Richard Emmerson shared his apocalypse-related subject expertise with this year’s seminar for Interdisciplinary Arts students and for other students and faculty across campus. The theme for this year’s seminar is Visions of the Future

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Grammy Award nominee teaches masterclass for classical voice students

October 7, 2020

The Grammy Award nominee and critically acclaimed American mezzo-soprano who enjoys the moniker “queer girl with a nose ring,” Jamie Barton brought her 21st Century style to classical voice students in the School of Music

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Lisa Bol

School of Theater grad offers best practices with audition tech to student actors

September 25, 2020

The College of Fine Arts School of Theater welcomed alumna, Lisa Bol, MFA’15, as a College of Fine Arts Visiting Artist to workshop tech used for video auditions with current BFA and MFA student actors.

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