OCT. 31, 2000

CONTACT: Mike Stepanovich, 661/664-2456; mstepanovich@csub.edu




Visitors enjoy taste of the arts


A gala evening of theater, music and art is scheduled Sunday (Nov. 5) at California State University, Bakersfield's seventh annual "A Taste of the Arts" from 5 to 7:30 p.m.

The event, which takes place in the Dore Theater and Plaza, the Todd Madigan Gallery and the CSUB Music Building, is free, and the public is invited. Refreshments include a wide array of hors d'oeuvres and desserts.

Attendees will be treated to brief performances by:

The CSUB Chamber Singers. CSUB music professor Robert Provencio directs the singers, and CSUB music professor Charles Badami is the accompanist.

A scene from the operetta "Ernest Worthing" by the CSUB Opera Workshop, directed by music professor Peggy Sears.

The Kris Tiner Band.

The Kyle Burnham Band.

A photography exhibit, "Out of the Fog: 25 Years of CSUB Photography," in the Todd Madigan Gallery. Art professor Michael Heivly is the exhibit's curator.

A scene from "Postmortem" by Ken Ludwig, currently playing in the CSUB Arena Theater. CSUB theater professor Mandy Rees directs the play; theater professor John Farley Swanson is the set designer.

Musical solos and duets, featuring Kalene Wrenall and Sara Hurley, flutes; and Mary Bellah, piano. Badami is the accompanist.

The CSUB Jazz Singers.

Also, student artist will demonstrate ceramics, sculpture and printmaking periodically throughout the evening in the Todd Madigan Gallery Plaza.

The evening is hosted by CSUB and the Fine Arts Committee of the Cal State Bakersfield Foundation.

"This is a wonderful opportunity for people to come out, enjoy some wonderful refreshments and see some terrific performances by talented students," said Anita Dupratt, chair of CSUB's Performing Arts Department. "I hope people will come out to enjoy this fun evening."

Added Michael Chertok, CSUB's vice president for university advancement, "This is a great way to get a 'taste of the arts.' Art, music, opera, theater ­ it's all here."

For more information, please call 661/664-2136.