Free night of beautiful art and music Friday, March 22, at Casper College

By: Lisa S. Icenogle
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Friday, March 22, the public is invited to a free evening of beautiful art and music. From 6 to 7, there will be a reception for the “Virginia Held: Works Created, Works Collected” exhibit at the Mildred Zahradnicek Art Gallery, followed at 7 by “A Copland Celebration” concert in the Wheeler Concert Hall.

“Held’s talent in visual art is clear in the selection of works shown in the Mildred Zaradnicek Art Gallery. Her art is evocative of the explorations of abstracted forms as subject matter that began in the early 20th century,” said Valerie Innella Maier, visual art instructor. According to Innella Maiers, Held’s prints, pastels, and paintings consider the liberation of color in a lyrical manner. “Both abstracts and realistic portraits are showcased in this exhibition, offering a variety of media where the viewer can contemplate how line can direct perception of form,” added Innella Maiers.

Under the direction of Joshua R. Mietz, DMA, the 7 p.m. concert will feature tunes from composer Aaron Copland and others. The lineup includes two marches by John Philip Sousa, “Resumption March” and “Manhattan Beach March,” as well as two tunes from Percy Aldridge Grainger, “Irish Tune From County Derry” and “Colonial Song.” Music to be performed by Copland includes “Lincoln Portrait” and excerpts from “Appalachian Spring.”

The Zahradnicek Gallery and Wheeler Concert Hall are located in the Music Building on the Casper College campus.

Media contact: Lisa S. Icenogle

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