Arts Series to Showcase UTEP’s Performers, Campus
Last Updated on September 14, 2020 at 12:00 AM
Originally published September 14, 2020
By UC Staff
EL PASO, Texas – The University of Texas at El Paso will showcase the talents of its students, faculty and alumni as well as many of the institution’s iconic backdrops during “UTEP Arts Alive,” a virtual series of performances that will start Monday, Sept. 14, 2020.
Zuill Bailey, the Grammy Award-winning cellist and UTEP music instructor, will kick off the run at noon with a taped presentation of the Allemande from Johann Sebastian Bach’s “First Cello Suite in G Major” inside the Lhakhang cultural exhibit. Patrons can watch the recital on the College of Liberal Arts Facebook Page.
Additional series segments will be broadcast at noon Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays through Oct. 9 on various social media platforms. Actors, artists, dancers, singers and musicians, as well as historians, creative writers and others will participate. Each pre-recorded performance will last between five and 10 minutes.
Organizers hope to culminate this interdisciplinary collaboration with live performances around campus at noon every day during Homecoming Week, Oct. 12-17, on Facebook Live.
Kerry Doyle, director of the Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center for the Visual Arts, planned the series with representatives from the Centennial Museum and Chihuahuan Desert Gardens, El Paso Pro-Musica (EPPM), UTEP’s Center for Arts Entrepreneurship (CAE) and the departments of Art and Music.
“Our goal is to reach our shared publics; keep students, faculty, staff, alumni and community connected to campus when visits in real life are not possible; and use the arts to inspire and comfort people during this difficult time,” Doyle said in reference to COVID-19.
Series spokesperson Felipa Solis, EPPM executive director and a CAE leader, said she was excited by how the program would showcase the University’s talented artists and the campus.
“It’s going to be a lot of fun,” Solis said. “We hope that UTEP Arts Alive is a love letter to our community and our campus.”
The performances will be collected and archived on the College of Liberal Arts website.
Click here for the most up-to-date information on upcoming performances.