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MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Metcalf
561-297-3022, lmetcalf@fau.edu


FAU Calendar of Events for the Week of November 22, 2010


BOCA RATON, FL (November 22, 2010) – Florida Atlantic University will host the following events:


FAU’s Harbor Branch to Host Children’s Book Author Janeen Mason


The book reading and signing by children’s book author Janeen Mason will take place on Saturday, December 11, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Ocean Discovery Center at FAU’s Harbor Branch, 5600 US 1 North, Fort Pierce. For directions or more information, call 772-242-2293.


The reading of “Ocean Commotion: Life on the Reef!,” the latest release by national award winning children's book author and illustrator Janeen Mason, will begin at 11 a.m.  Mason’s books will be available at the gift store just in time for the holiday season, and the author will be available in the morning to autograph books. Proceeds from event day book sales will benefit FAU Harbor Branch. There will also be hands-on activities for visitors, including outdoor games and a live animal touch tank display.


FAU University Galleries Presents the Opening Reception of the Bachelor of Fine Arts Graduates Exhibition Titled ‘Unabridged Intentions’


The free reception is on Thursday, December 2, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Ritter Gallery, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus. For more information, call 561-297-2966 or visit www.fau.edu/galleries.


The exhibition features 12 graduating artists and their work in the fields of photography, ceramics, painting, sculpture, printmaking and drawing. There will be food and live music, featuring Nikolas Dee and Ryan Kearns from Trip Don’t Fall.   


FAU Department of Visual Arts and Art History Presents the Opening Reception of the Orlan Exhibition: Surgery-Performance Photos and Recent Works


The free reception is on Thursday, December 2, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Schmidt Gallery public space, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus. For more information, call 561-297-2966 or visit www.fau.edu/galleries.



Orlan will be present at the opening reception to celebrate the first U.S. solo exhibition of her historically significant surgery-performance photos. The exhibition runs through Saturday, January 22.   


FAU Department of Theatre and Dance Presents the Dances We Dance Showcase


Performances are on Friday, December 3, at 8 p.m. and Saturday, December 4, at 2 and 8 p.m. in the University Theatre, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus. For more information, call 561-297-3810.


The showcase features student performers in several dance forms.  Tickets are $10 at the door.


FAU Department of Music Presents ‘The Messiah’

           
The free concert is on Sunday, December 5, at 7:30 p.m. in the University Theatre, 777 Glades Road Boca Raton campus. For more information, call 561-297-3820.


FAU Chamber Singers present this annual holiday season tradition.  A donation of $10 is suggested.  For more information, call 561-297-2966 or visit www.fau.edu/galleries.


FAU University Galleries Hosts ‘Raymond Pettibon: The Punk Years’


The free exhibition runs through Saturday, January 22, at FAU’s Schmidt Center Gallery, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus.  


The exhibition features Pettibon’s early graphic works from the California punk rock era, and includes more than 200 examples of Pettibon’s aggressively powerful designs created for the band Black Flag (whose lead vocalist was Henry Rollins) and other well-known punk bands, including Sonic Youth, Hüsker Dü, Circle Jerks and the Dead Kennedys. There will also be a program of screenings, music and lectures that celebrates the legacy of the California punk culture.    


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