CSU Summer Arts ends with free student showcase

Diavolo Dance student performance

CSU Summer Arts will present its final student showcase, beginning at 2 p.m. Friday, July 26, at Fresno State. The showcase will end with a final performance at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 27, at the Fresno State Concert Hall. Tickets are free and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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On the Books: Andrea Mortimer Rhoads

Andrea Mortimer Rhoads

This month marks the fifth anniversary of Andrea Mortimer Rhoads’s death; she passed away July 24, 2014. In a June email interview, MFA communication specialist Jefferson Beavers spoke with Vuong Quoc Vu about his deep connection to Andrea’s poetry, the process of pulling together a posthumous collection to honor her, and how Andrea’s work fits into the tradition of Fresno writers.

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Summer Arts to host Diavolo Dance Company

The Los Angeles-based dance company is internationally known for their ability to combine elements of contemporary dance with martial arts, acrobatics, gymnastics and hip-hop. They will present their highly anticipated dance, “DIAVOLO Past, Present, Future…Volo” to fans in Fresno.

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Alumna Ersilia Lacaze is proud of her Bulldog blood

Ersilia Lacaze

It is the thick red fluid which runs through our veins that delivers oxygen and nutrients and removes waste and disease from our bodies. With it we live, without it, we die. But our relationship with blood is symbiotic — without our body, the blood will spoil.

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Summer Arts: Kiel Johnson to present artist’s lecture

Los Angeles-based artist Kiel Johnson

Johnson’s drawings and sculptures tell tales and layered narratives that speak of his travels and adventures throughout everyday life. Johnson will speak on the way he uses drawings and sculptures to bring inanimate to life.

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