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Logan Center for the Arts to Celebrate Grand Opening with Three-Day Festival

The Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts is celebrating its grand opening this month with the three-day Logan Launch Festival, October 12-14.

“The Logan Launch Festival will highlight the breadth of arts study and performance opportunities currently taking place across the University, from theater to visual arts to music to the written word. The festival represents the unique mix of professional, student, and community programming that we anticipate at the Logan Center for years to come,” said Bill Michel, Executive Director of the Logan Center.

Highlights include:

  • The New Budapest Orpheum Society, an eight-member ensemble in the Division of the Humanities at the University of Chicago, performing Jewish Cabaret music and political songs from the turn of the century to the present (1:30-2:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 12)
  • UChicago Visual Arts Professors Laura Letinsky and Geof Oppenheimer, along with students from the MFA class of 2013, discuss their recent trip to China that sought to investigate and develop cross-fertilization across geo-political and cultural arenas (2:30-3:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 12)
  • Creative Writing showcases its thesis students with a multi-genre reading of their work (2:30-4:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 12)
  • Architects Tod Williams and Billie Tsien in conversation about the Logan Center, their first Chicago commission (6-7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 12)
  • Richard and Mary L. Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry presents The Project, a year-long collaboration between Professor Patrick Jagoda and Visiting Mellon Fellow in Arts Practice & Scholarship Sha Xin Wei to launch an alternate reality transmedia game (8-10 p.m., Friday, Oct. 12)
  • Interactive performance and discussion moderated by composer Augusta Read Thomas, featuring pianist Daniel Schlosberg, UChicago graduate student composer Andres Carrizo, and a panel of active UChicago composers (2:30-3:30 p.m. and 3:30-4:30 p.m., Saturday Oct. 13)
  • “Wall Text,” an exhibition exploring the relationship between text and space, featuring works by UChicago alumni and current and past faculty (ongoing)

A full calendar of events can be found at the Logan Launch Festival website. The festival is free and open to the public.


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