Special Arts Events During Clarke's Homecoming Weekend
Events will Highlight the Significance of the Arts at Clarke
Dubuque, IA: Clarke University announces a number of special events taking place during this year's homecoming festivities. The events will highlight the significant impact that the arts have had at Clarke and honor some of the contributors to the university's strong arts culture.
Carol Blitgen Tribute: On Friday, Sept. 28, the university will honor Carol Blitgen '58, BVM. Sister Carol recently retired from Clarke and was named professor emerita of drama; however, she is currently directing the upcoming production of The Glass Menagerie. As chairperson of the drama department for 28 years, Sister Carol has directed over 120 academic and professional productions, and was awarded the prestigious Kennedy Center Medallion of Honor for continued artistic excellence. Carol Blitgen has made an impact on a countless number of students, many of whom will return to campus to perform at this event. The event takes place from 6-7:30 p.m. in Terence Donaghoe Hall Theatre on the Clarke campus. A reception will follow.
Jessica Teckmeyer Art Exhibition: On Saturday, Sept. 29, the Jessica Teckmeyer Exhibition opens in the Quigley Gallery (located on campus, in the Wahlert Atrium.) Jessica Teckmeyer is a member of the art faculty at Clarke. Her work was included in the 2011 Voices from the Warehouse exhibit; however, this will be her first solo exhibition in Dubuque. An opening reception in the Quigley Gallery will take place from 1-3 p.m.
President's Scholarship Concert: Also on Saturday, Sept. 29, is the inaugural President's Scholarship Concert. The concert will feature performances by students, faculty and alumni. The Clarke Collegiate Singers, Cantabile, Schola, Wind Ensemble and alumni will perform selections specially chosen for the event. The first President's Award for Arts Excellence will be presented to a Clarke graduate, faculty member, or friend of the university in recognition of their exemplary contributions to the arts. All proceeds from the event will be used to fund scholarships for the next generation of Clarke music students. The concert is being held in the Jansen Music Hall, from 7:30-8:30 p.m. The cost is $10.