A Canvas for the Arts

Artists painting

Renowned artists flock to the community to teach and to engage

~ Article by Lisa Maria Boyles, Illustrations by Joel Beery, excerpted from Fresno State Magazine

Pick an art, any art. There’s a good chance it will be taught, performed or shared during two special programs offered this summer to provide community access to some of the world’s most accomplished artists.

The Fresno Opera and Orchestra Summer Academy (FOOSA) auditions young musicians from around the globe to work side by side with professionals and to perform for the community from June 11 to 25. As that winds down, the California State University Summer Arts program offers public performances, readings, lectures and courses in June and July covering various artistic specialties.

Summer Arts Returns to the Valley

Long a staple at Fresno State, Summer Arts is back on the campus for the first time since 2011. More than 400 students and community members are expected to hone their abilities through Summer Arts’ diverse course offering that includes experiential, academic classes in dance, media arts, music, literary arts, theatre, visual arts and design, as well as a month-long public arts festival.

Click here to read the full story on Fresno State Magazine.

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The College of Arts and Humanities provides a diverse student population with the communication skills, humanistic values and cultural awareness that form the foundation of scholarship. The college offers intellectual and artistic programs that engage students and faculty and the community in collaboration, dialog and discovery. These programs help preserve, illuminate and nourish the arts and humanities for the campus and for the wider community.

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