Preview of a Summer Arts attraction

Dean Saúl Jiménez-Sadoval stands by a printmaking mural made by artists Mazatl and Kill Joy at Arte Americas

Dean Saúl Jiménez-Sandoval, of the College of Arts and Humanities, got to take part today in a tour previewing a big opening on Friday, July 21, in the Phoebe Conley Art Gallery at Fresno State. Artists Mazatl and Kill Joy unveiled this larger than life image created in conjunction with students in the Summer Arts […]

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Summer Arts culminates in Student Showcases

Lauren Lavin presents at the Hybrid Poetics Student Showcase.

 Photo above by Todd Sharp: Lauren Lavin reads her poem during the Hybrid Poetics and Narratives Student Showcase. ~ By Lisa Maria Boyles, communications specialist for the College of Arts and Humanities Summer Arts is sparking a fire at Fresno State. The month-long festival is transforming more than 400 students from Fresno and beyond. Summer […]

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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 […]

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Don’t miss the FOOSA final concert June 25!

Little boy plays violin

~ Reprinted from Summer Arts We are so thrilled to once again partner with FOOSA Festival/Fresno Summer Orchestra Academy! June 25 marks the end of the FOOSA performance season and kicks of the Summer Arts festival. The Fresno Opera and Orchestra Summer Academy (FOOSA) enters its fifth season on the Fresno State campus. Led by […]

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CSU Summer Arts kicks off June 25; tickets are available for public events

Contra Tiempo dancers

~ Reprinted from FresnoStateNews.com Final preparations are underway for the 2017 season of the CSU Summer Arts program that returns to Fresno State beginning Sunday, June 25 after a five-year hiatus at Cal State Monterey Bay. The unique arts summer school and festival of the California State University presents master classes for more than 400 […]

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Summer Arts announces 2017 performance season

Latin jazz saxophonist David Sanchez

PHOTO: Latin jazz saxophonist David Sanchez will perform at at Fresno State at 7 p.m. July 5. Program brings world-renowned artists like Grammy-Award winner David Sanchez and Urban Bush Women ~ By Tanya Osegueda, Community Relations Specialist for CSU Summer Arts The cinematographer who blew the Death Star in the original “Star Wars” will spend his […]

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Tickets for Summer Arts events go on sale Monday!

Contra Tiempo dancers

Photo above: The CONTRA-TIEMPO Urban Latin Dance Theater will perform at 7 p.m. June 26 in Fresno State’s John Wright Theatre. Tickets for Summer Arts events will go on sale Monday, June 5. CSU Summer Arts guest artists work intensively with their students during the day and inspire their students and the Fresno community after dark […]

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Summer Arts: A different kind of energy

~ Reprinted from Campus News For Jessica Robles, the studio is a second home. Her enthusiasm for the craft of printmaking is like an electric current that sparks her students’ creativity. As course coordinator for the CSU Summer Arts “Printmaking and Installation: Out of the Matrix” course, Robles created a dream workshop that students could […]

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Summer Arts application deadlines approach May 1

CSU students and non-students alike will come together this summer to take intensive two-week courses in the discipline of their choice at Fresno State. Application deadlines for Summer Arts are as soon as May 1. This year, Summer Arts will offer 20 different courses in creative writing, theatre, dance, visual art and design, media and animation, […]

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Summer Arts now accepting applications

Summer Arts is now accepting applications! Earn 3-6 units of transferable credits while learning from world-class professionals in immersive two-week or three-week courses from June 26 to July 23. Classes in dance, media and animation, music, creative writing, theatre and visual art in design are offered. Scholarships are available. Since 1985, the CSU has offered the […]

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