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Oklahoman Published: August 17, 2014

Art and theater briefs

OU plans art symposium

– “New Perspectives in Native American Art and Art of the American West,” the University of Oklahoma School of Art and Art History Graduate Student Symposium in Art History, will take place Sept. 5 in the Mary Eddy and Fred Jones Auditorium of the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, 555 Elm Ave.

The symposium will begin with a reception and keynote address by Emily B. Neff at 6 p.m. Sept. 4. Neff is the Wylodean and Bill Saxon director and chief curator of the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art. Two panels of presentations, including talks by eight visiting art history graduate students, begin at 9 a.m. Sept. 5. This daylong event is free and open to the public.

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OKC Ballet grows

Oklahoma City Ballet Artistic Director Robert Mills announces three new company artists, eight new apprentices and four promotions within the ranks of the OKCB company for the 2014-15 Season. These additions take the company to its largest size ever.

New dancers include Jeppe Jakobsen, Amy Potter and Richard Walters. Promotions within the ranks include Ezlimar Dortolina, DaYoung Jung and Alvin Tovstogray who have all been given the rank of soloist, and apprentice Daina Gingras has been promoted to full company member.

Eight new apprentices are: Paige Brown, Devin Larson, Monet Mende, Laura Pratt Alexander Stuart, Zane Terry, Rika Tharme and Jessica Ramm.

University Theatre plans season

– University Theatre’s upcoming season includes “Carrie The Musical,” Mozart’s opera “La Finta Giardiniera,” Contemporary Dance Oklahoma, “Little Women,” Young Choreographers’ Showcase, Bizet’s opera “Carmen in Concert,” “La Cage Aux Folles,” Oklahoma Festival Ballet and “Summer and Smoke.” A special presentation of “The Rocky Horror Show” is scheduled for spring.

University Theatre offers two value-priced season packages. Season subscription forms are available at Orders also may be placed by calling 325-4101 or visiting the box office in the Catlett Music Center, 500 W Boyd St. Box office hours are 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Museum of art has class,

film Sunday

The Oklahoma City Museum of Art has a class and film scheduled for Sunday.

Museum School has “Chinese Brushwork Painting: Lotus: from 1 to 4 p.m.

The film “Boyhood” will be shown at 2 p.m.

The museum is located at 415 Couch Drive. For more information, call 236-3100 or go to

Museum welcomes new film curator

Michael Anderson, film scholar and critic, has joined the staff of the Oklahoma City Museum of Art as film curator.

Most recently, Anderson served on the screening and program committees of the Starz Denver Film Festival. He also covered that event as a member of the media. He has attended and written extensively about the New York Asian Film Festival and New York Film Festival.

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