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Barton Performing Arts Department to host Faculty Recital and Exhibition
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Barton’s Fine and Performing Arts Department will join forces with the Shafer Art Gallery to present the Faculty Recital and Exhibition at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, in the Shafer Gallery. Admission is free.

Instructor of Dance & Fine and Performing Arts Coordinator Danika Bielek said the show is special because it’s a collaborative event.

“Many of Barton’s performing art and visual art faculty from multiple campuses have teamed up to present their work for the public and the setting of the Gallery is so lovely and inspiring,” she said. “Our college’s artistic faculty are respected as fine instructors. We wanted to highlight how they are also accomplished artists and performers as well.”

The event will feature veteran as well as newly hired fine and performing arts instructors. 

Performers include Keyboard Instructor Dr. Alejandro Avila, Director of Choral Activities Dr. Eric Foley, Adjunct Music Instructor Colvin Hoosier, Adjunct Music Instructor Grant Mathews, Director of Instrumental Activities Jamie Minneman, Director of Theatrical Activities Dan Williams, and Bielek.

Artists on display will include Art Instructor Bill Forst, Art Instructor Aimee Hanson, Adjunct Instructor of Drawing and Painting Magdalene Jacobson, Art Instructor Philip, and Williams.

Bielek said many of the pieces in the recital will include multiple faculty members supporting each other. 

“Whether in movement, music or visual art, the Faculty Recital and Exhibition will represent a harmonious start to the fall semester,” she said.

For more information, contact Bielek at bielekd@bartonccc.eduor 620-792-9253 or by visiting