Students, faculty, staff, and the community are welcome to attend Lively Arts Events. When events are held on campus, attendees are instructed to wear a mask while in the building.

Lively Arts is presented by First Bank Richmond in partnership with WCTV.

Barbara Triscari: Fiber Expressions

August 5 - October 1
Tom Thomas Gallery
Reception: Sept. 15, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Triscari’s quilt exhibition, “Fiber Expressions,” is open now through October 1. Her artwork is one of two physical exhibitions planned for the IU East Gallery this fall.

The inspiration for Triscari’s art comes from her travels as she has moved a total of 13 times in her life, so far. She has resided in nine states including the picturesque Alaska, lived for three years in Italy, and traveled to several foreign countries.

Throughout Triscari’s travels she has had the chance to photograph and experience many different cultures. Her photography is incorporated in most of her art: either in print or in creating the designs of the pieces. She wants people to be curious about the subjects and photos in her pieces and want to look closely to see the details of a photo.

She enjoys sharing the experience and wonder she has had and moments she has captured with her photography.

Triscari was the First Prize Winner of the 2020 Whitewater Valley Art Competition with her fiber art piece, La Chiesa di Bolzano Vicentino.

2021 IU East Fine Arts Faculty Exhibition

August 5 - October 1
Meijer Artway

Duo Rouge presents the Flute Music of Nathan Froebe Jessica Raposo and Mihoko Watanabe, flutes, and Dianne Frazer, piano

September 20
Vivian Auditorium, 7 p.m.
Pre-concert talk by Nathan Froebe at 6:30 p.m.

Jessica Raposo and Mihoko Watanabe, flutes, and Dianne Frazer, piano, perform music for flutes by composer Nathan Froebe, including the world premiere of his new work Triptych for 2 flutists (flute/piccolo/alto flute) and piano. Pre-concert talk by Dr. Froebe begins at 6:30pm, and the concert at 7:00pm. Live in Vivian Auditorium and on Facebook Live.

43rd Annual Whitewater Valley Art Competition

October 15 - December 10
Tom Thomas Gallery and Meijer Artway

This year's Whitewater Valley Arts Competition (WVAC) will be juried on Zoom and shared via IU East Facebook Live on September 24. The accepted entries will be announced during the Artists Reception and Awards presentation on October 15. The Whitewater Valley Art Exhibit will be open to the public in Tom Thomas Gallery and Meijer Artway from October 15-December 10.

Originating in 1978, the Whitewater Competition has a history of “open judging”, allowing the public to be present when the exhibit entries are accepted or declined for the online exhibit. In this spirit, digital images of entered works will be shared in a live jurying session online via zoom. Intervals in the judging will be scheduled for the public to interact with the three juror panel with regard to rationale related to acceptance or declination of works. Jurors will select 50-55 works for the exhibit. All art submissions will be juried electronically.

All visual art mediums (except for video and sound) are allowed. Examples of acceptable works include paintings, drawings, printmaking, digital artworks, photographs, ceramics, jewelry, sculpture, textiles, installation, and mixed media art pieces.

The WVAC is a Lively Arts Series event. Presented by First Bank Richmond. In partnership with WCTV.

The Four-Handed Piano: Haewon Yang and Peter Douglas, piano

November 8
Vivian Auditorium, 7 p.m.

Aurelian String Trio: Stephen Nordstrom, violin, Kevin Nordstrom, viola, and Michael Way, cello

November 15
Vivian Auditorium, 7 p.m.

Music Student Recital

December 7
Vivian Auditorium, 7 p.m.