The second annual Arts at Amherst Spring Festival, April 10–19, celebrated the multitude of arts on campus. Organized by The Arts at Amherst Initiative—a collaboration among faculty from Amherst’s Departments of Art and the History of Art, Music and Theater and Dance, as well as the Mead Art Museum—the festival featured:
- live performances by student and faculty musicians
- a hands-on "century camera" workshop with experimental philosopher Jonathon Keats '94
- short film screenings with award-winning filmmaker Akosua Adoma Owusu
- a faculty performance uniting jazz, dance, new opera and video
- and more!
Ron Bashford, assistant professor of theater and dance and one of the festival's faculty organizers, says this year's festival was a success particularly among students: "One representative sophomore said to me how excited he was to attend a week of events involving so many people in the arts community here, and how much he looked forward to it happening again next year."
Though planning for next year's arts festival hasn't yet begun, there are many arts events happening on campus in the weeks, months and year ahead. Bookmark amherst.edu/arts/calendar and sign up for Arts & Museums: Happenings Ahead, a biweekly email, to stay in the know.