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Here is what’s happening in the School of Visual and Performing Arts at ULM:

Thirteen ULM music education majors attended the Texas Music Educators Association annual conference Feb. 14-16 in San Antonio.

Also attending were ULM  music faculty members including  James Boldin, Judy Bowers, Justin Havard, Derle Long, Eric Siereveld and Kenna Veronee. Bowers and Veronee made presentations during the conference.

There will be a Wind Ensemble Concert at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 26, in Brown Theater. The College of Arts, Education and Sciences (CAES) is hosting the Spring 2019 Art Crawl at several campus locations from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 28. 

The exhibition in the CAES Dean’s Conference Room will honor ULM’s 50th anniversary as a university. Admission is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided. 

Participating galleries include The Walker Gallery, Dean’s Conference Room, Bry Art Gallery and the Stubbs Hall senior art student studios. A showcase of ULM’s talented students, faculty, staff and alumni will be on display throughout the crawl.

The Dean’s conference room will host an exhibition featuring historic photographs, artworks and creative writing, commemorating 2019 as ULM’s 50th Anniversary of being designated as a university.

The show in the Walker Gallery features the ULM Art Program’s student and faculty work, including paintings, pottery, sculpture, prints and photographs.

In addition, Bry Gallery will display the 26th Annual Jr./Sr. High School Art Competition and Awards Ceremony. Awards and scholarships will be given out at 6 p.m. that evening.

For more information about the high school art competition, contact Dr. Joni Noble at [email protected] or 318-342-1383. 

The senior art students’ studios in Stubbs Hall will be open so that visitors can meet the artists and observe their works in progress. These studios are located at the end of the hall on the second floor of Stubbs Hall.

Finally, don’t forget to get your ticket to VAPA’s spring production, the Phantom of the Opera. It runs from March 21-24. Students receive one free ticket with an ID, and general public tickets are $15.

More information can be found at ulm.edu/VAPA website or visit the VAPA office in the Biedenharn Music Building.