April 17, 2006

Media Advisory – Arts Education Festival

Reporters, photographers and camera crews are welcome to cover Southern Illinois University Carbondale's annual Arts Education Festival, April 18-19, at various locations on campus.

About 2,000 school-aged children from throughout the area will be on hand to watch skilled visiting and SIUC artisans, dancers, musicians, storytellers and others demonstrate their crafts. There are plenty of hands-on opportunities for the students, as well.

Here are some of the scheduled events.

Tuesday, April 18

9:45-10:30 a.m.

• Music Array, Shryock Auditorium. SIUC School of Music students demonstrate different styles of music.

• Storytelling, Student Center Auditorium.

• Hands-on art, ballrooms A, B and C, Student Center

• Museum tour, University Museum, Faner Hall

• Mask-making, Mississippi Room, Student Center.

10:45-11:30 a.m.

• Actor Factory, University Museum Auditorium. Interactive theater.

• Studio tour, Pulliam Hall art studios.

• Crafts, Student Center Craft Shop.

11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

• Dance of the East, Student Center Auditorium. Performers demonstrate Middle Eastern dance.

• Delta Blues, Old Baptist Foundation.

12:45-1:30 p.m.

• Dance variety, Shryock Auditorium.

• Ballet, Ballroom D, Student Center .

• Flamenco dance, Old Baptist Foundation.

Wednesday, April 19

9:45-10:30 a.m.

• Children's choir, Shryock Auditorium.

• "Banjovi," Old Baptist Foundation. American traditional banjo music.

10:45-11:30 a.m.

• Native American Strings, Old Baptist Foundation. Edd Sterchi spins tales using string to illustrate his stories.

11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

• Modern dance, Shryock Auditorium.

12:45 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

• Suzuki Strings, Shryock Auditorium.

• Loose Gravel, Old Baptist Foundation. Local female folk/rock music group performs.