ACE Announces Once Upon An Opera and Sculpture on the Commons Exhibits

Once Upon an Opera features costumes from two UNCW musicals - Hansel and Gretel and Cinderella

Thursday, April 04, 2013

The UNCW Association for Campus Entertainment (ACE) announces two exciting exhibits that will run from April 11-July 30. Once Upon an Opera in the Ann Flack Boseman Gallery and Sculpture on the Commons II, on display in the outdoor space directly outside of the Fisher Center

Once Upon an Opera features costumes from two UNCW musicals. Co-sponsored by the UNCW Department of Theatre and in collaboration with the UNCW Opera Outreach Program (UNCWOOP), this exhibit features the work of associate professor Mark D. Sorensen and fanciful costumes from the operas Hansel and Gretel and Cinderella, made by members of the Theatre Costume Program.

UNCWOOP provides vocal and dramatic operatic training to UNCW and high-school students, community members and young singers in culturally under-served areas. 
 The exhibit includes sketches, formed pieces, footage from the production, and even a sneak preview from opera singer Heather Bobeck’s next role. A special opening reception will take place at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 11 in the gallery space, located on the second floor of the Fisher University Union.

Guests can also enjoy an artist talk with Jim Gallucci at 5:30 p.m. in the Azalea Coast Room, located next to the gallery. Gallucci is the juror for Sculpture on the Commons II, which features work from Intermediate and Advance Sculpture students and is supported in part by Art for the Masses.

For more information about these displays, contact the Association for Campus Entertainment (ACE) at 910.962.7722 or ace@uncw.edu. For directions to the Fisher University Center, visit www.uncw.edu/ba/campus_map.htm for a campus map.

Media Contact: Kelley Hensley keh6566@uncw.edu