Deanna and Justin In The Morning

Mediums on display in the visual arts gallery in the first UD State of the Arts Festival included acrylic painting, photography and costume design.

Choosing your major is a tough decision. When you’re young you usually have multiple interests. Focusing on one passion can be a struggle for some students so the University of Delaware made some space for all creatives to showcase their work in the very first Arts Festival on campus.

Regardless of their major, all students were welcome to submit their artwork to the festival for all to enjoy.

UD Arts Festival

UD’s first State of the Arts Festival was a two day event that took place in May. The festival featured work from over 50 students and a variety of genres.

One feature included a visual arts gallery in the Studio Theatre which showcased pieces of digital artwork, pencil drawings, acrylic paintings, black and white photography, scenic design model boxes and costume designs.

Towards the end of the event, there were live performance featuring student-choreographed dances, percussionists, a spoken word poet, and singing acts.

The festival was a joint effort and collaboration between the Department of Theatre and the Resident Ensemble Players.

“We hope to continue this larger, shared conversation with student artists in the future and see this collaborative showcasing of student-created work — both performing arts and fine arts — grow and flourish,” said Michael Gotch; a REP company member and UD alumnus.

 

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