Events are open to the public and free unless otherwise noted.
The season begins with the unveiling of the 2015 edition of Baily’s Beads, the award-winning student-run literary magazine. The annual celebration will take place at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 21, 2015, in the Mukaiyama University Room in the Frame-Westerberg Commons.
The latest issue will be revealed with refreshments, prizes, readings by Baily’s Beads contributors and an open mic for anyone who wants to share original work.
An opening and gallery talk by the artist will take place at noon, Feb. 6, in the KOA Art Gallery in Blaisdell Hall. The exhibition will be on display from Feb. 6 through March 6. Gallery hours are 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday.
Art lovers will have two chances to take in Jam’s exhibition and catch a Noon Tunes concert. At noon Feb. 10, singer-songwriter Ade Adu will play in the Studio Theater in Blaisdell Hall. Adu lived in West and South Africa before relocating to Western New York. His travels are reflected in the range of genres he plays, which include dance, hip-hop, reggae and rock.
On Feb. 24, the music trio Strings and Hammers will present music for piano, violin and double bass at noon in the Studio Theater.
Student artists will be next to exhibit in the KOA gallery when the annual “Affairs of the Art” exhibition opens at noon March 20. The exhibition will feature distinguished student artwork, including paintings, drawings, digital graphic designs, digital photographic prints and ceramics. The exhibition will be on display in the gallery through April 17.
During the first week in April, the last production of Pitt-Bradford’s year-long celebration of William Shakespeare’s 450th birthday will take the stage.
“Lear” by Young Jean Lee and directed by Dr. Kevin Ewert is “King Lear” from the perspective of his three children. Shows will take place at 7:30 p.m. April 2, 3 and 4 and at 9:30 p.m. April 3 in the Studio Theater. Tickets are $6 for the public; $2 for all students. The show contains adult content and language.
Finally, vocal students, directed by John Liberatore, will close out the semester with a concert at noon April 14 in the KOA Speer Electronics Lobby of Blaisdell Hall.