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Lyceum @ La Verne

The University of La Verne's Lyceum series of performing and visual arts will feature exhibitions of student art, music, and writing throughout May.

The University of La Verne’s Lyceum series of performing and visual arts will feature exhibitions of student art, music, and writing throughout May.

The inaugural season of Lyceum @ La Verne was created in conjunction with the university’s 125th anniversary celebration. Lyceum – the Greek term referring to public lectures and other entertainment – is becoming a distinguished performing and visual arts series for the entire community, with an eclectic lineup of exhibitions, concerts, and renowned guests.

From May 9 to 18, the work of student artists will be on display at Harris Art Gallery in an exhibition titled “Wow and Flutter,” derived from the skipping and almost magical sounds made by reel-to-reel music tapes. Up to 20 student art projects will be featured, including 3D, photographic, and digital work of a variety of scale and types.

Curated by students and faculty, the exhibition will not follow a theme, but rather spotlight what individual students choose to create and explore to document their unique experiences. The “Best of La Verne” concert will be on May 14 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Morgan Auditorium. The event showcases the university’s music students, but also features faculty and staff. Pianists, guitarists, and vocalists will be featured in solos, duets, and groups, performing diverse genres from chamber music to salsa.

The creative writing program will present a reading showcasing students’ creative fiction on May 18 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Interfaith Chapel. Student authors will read their own short stories. The students spent this semester creating advanced work that reflects not only the skills they have developed, but also their individual ideas and passions as fiction writers.

A new series of Lyceum events will be announced in the fall. Anyone interested in supporting these and other public events can subscribe to Lyceum at laverne.edu/lyceum or call (909) 448-4188.

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