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August 20, 2012

Bucknell University to host Arts Everywhere Festival Aug. 24 and 25

LEWISBURG — Bucknell University will host the second annual Arts. Everywhere. festival Friday this Friday and Saturday.

Festival events, which are free and open to the public, include numerous activities on campus and in Lewisburg, including a street festival along with art, dance, fiction, film, music, performance art, poetry and theatre programming.

Inaugurated last year, the festival is part of the University's continuing Presidential Arts Initiative.

"We hope that the festival and the events and programs to follow will infuse the academic year and the students, faculty, staff and community with the message that the arts are alive and well at Bucknell and that the arts, broadly and inclusively defined, are a fundamental aspect of who we are and what we value as an institution," said Carmen Gillespie, professor of English and University arts coordinator at Bucknell.

The festival begins at noon Friday with a Gallery Series concert by the Barry Long Jazz Trio in the Samek Art Gallery, located on the third floor of the Elaine Langone Center. The program features jazz standards and original works with Bucknell faculty Barry Long, flugelhorn, and Phil Haynes, drums, with bassist Joshua Davis of Susquehanna University.

The Samek Art Gallery exhibition, "Dusk to Dusk: Unsettled, Unraveled and Unreal," will be on display in the Gallery from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Weis Center will hold its 25th Anniversary Open House, including behind-the-scenes tours of the Center, giveaways, and an Instrument Petting Zoo, from 3 to 6 p.m. In addition, members of the band Red Baraat will lead a 30-minute drumming workshop at 4 p.m.

The Downtown Art Gallery, located at 416 Market St. in Lewisburg, will host a Sneak Peek of the exhibit, "The Travelogue of Dr. Brain Damages," digital prints by Kenneth Tin-Kin Hung, from 4 to 6 p.m.

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