Fine & Performing Arts

Jimmy Webb Concert

National Songwriter Hall of Fame’s youngest ever inductee, Jimmy Webb, will be performing a tribute, “The Glen Campbell Years,” as part of the OCLA 50th Anniversary Celebration.

Webb has had many chart-topping hits spanning a wide variety of musical genres. He received his first gold record at 18 and is the only artist ever to receive Grammy Awards for music, lyrics and orchestration.

Festival of Arts and Ideas - Body Politic

In an age characterized by a deeply polarized electorate and a nation defined by the rugged individualism of its citizens, does the notion of the Body Politic still stand?

This question is just one of the ideas that will be explored as the bi-annual Festival of Arts and Ideas convenes to consider The Body Politic, beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 15 and 16 in the USAO Ballroom.

The festival is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Festival of Arts & Ideas - Great Minds

With a generous endowment from the Masonic Fraternity of Oklahoma, the Festival of Arts and Ideas is scheduled to launch its new season by looking at The Great Minds at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 11 and 13 in the ballroom at the University of Science and Arts.

Both nights will feature four short excursions into the life and ideas of a person or people who reshaped the way we see the world and, in some cases, the course of history.

Festival of Arts & Ideas - Contemplating Beauty

Timed to coincide with Valentine’s Day, the University of Science and Arts presents the two-day, Spring 2012 Festival of Arts and Ideas: Contemplating Beauty.

The concept of ‘beauty’ is one that has been a part of human culture since the dawn of history. The idea of what is beautiful has changed dramatically over the millennia. Join us as we take a look at this most fundamental of human concepts through the lens of multiple disciplines and perspectives.

Festival of Arts & Ideas - Fostering Creativity

The three-day Festival of Arts and Ideas is slated to return to the University of Science and Arts on March 7 in the USAO Ballroom at 7:30 p.m. with the theme of Fostering Creativity.

An expansion of last fall’s program focusing on the Process of Creativity, this series of workshops and presentations is designed to guide attendees in finding practical applications for developing and nurturing creativity in his or her personal and professional life.

The Festival is scheduled to run March 7, 8 and 10 and is free to the public.

Festival of Arts & Ideas - The Creative Process

The fourth Festival of Arts and Ideas (FAI) is scheduled Nov. 1-2 at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma. Faculty and guest artists will explore The Creative Process in this two day multidisciplinary event, organized much like previous FAI events at USAO and featuring music, art, drama, academic insights and more.

Both events are set in the USAO Ballroom at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free, as the series is underwritten by the USAO Foundation. Performers include each of the five musical groups at USAO, as well as faculty and special guests.

Festival of Arts & Ideas - Symposium on Africa

In conjunction with the Africa Symposium, the USAO Music and Drama Departments present the next Festival of Arts & Ideas, our imaginative series that delivers USAO's unique interdisciplinary approach to featured themes. Our festival event includes two concert-plus-ideas events.

At 7:30 p.m. on March 4, in the USAO Student Center Ballroom, we feature Native African music, either by Native African composers or in Native folk styles.

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