Shepherd University Art Faculty Gallery Talk and Recital at museum
The Washington County Museum of Fine Arts in association with the Art Faculty and the Music Department at Shepherd University will host a Gallery Talk on the Art Faculty Exhibition currently on view at the Museum and the annual Music Faculty Recital on Sunday, Aug. 30. The Gallery Talk will begin at 1:30 p.m., followed by the recital at 2:30 p.m. and a reception, hosted by the museum’s volunteer organization, The Singer Society will be held at 3:30 p.m.
The Art Faculty Exhibition includes works by Rhonda Smith, Christian Benefiel, Sonya Evanisko, Shannon McCarthy, Stephanie Thulin, Rick Bruner, David Modler, Michael Mendez, Evan Bogges, Ben Schonberger and Robert Farmer.
The recital will present faculty members Joseph Regan and accompanist Dr. Joseph Satava in concert. The concert is open to the public with a $10 admission fee for non-members of the museum and free for museum members and children 12 and under. Museum membership not only supports Museum programs and activities but offers tangible benefits including admission to concerts, discounts for art classes and exhibit openings, bi-monthly mailings of the “Guide to the Arts” and a 10 percent discount in the Museum Shop. An individual can join for as little as $35 annually and a family for $60.00 annually. For additional information call 301-739-5727 or sign up online at www.wcmfa.org/joinandsupport/membership.
The recital will include music from La Bande a Franck, namely Le vase Bris, and Nocturne by Csar Franck (1822-1890), Serenade italienne and Le charme by Ernest Chausson (1855-1899) and La vie antrieure and L’invitation au voyage by Henri Duparc (1848-1933), among others.
Regan is a successful singer and voice teacher who has performed all over the Eastern Seaboard in the roles of Fenton from Verdi’s Falstaff, Tamino from Mozart’s Magic Flute and many more. He is also well known for his work in the field of oratorio. He has sung Handel, Haydn, Mendelssohn, Mozart, and is particularly notable for his expertise singing Bach. Regan received his Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University.
Satava is a prize-winning pianist and most recently was awarded a 2011 Maryland State Arts Council individual artist award in classical music solo performance and was also a 2011 finalist in The American Prize. He has collaborated with orchestras, conductors, and musical festivals throughout the U.S., Canada, France and Spain. Most recently he performed with the Susquehanna Symphony Orchestra and at the College Music Society’s Composer’s Concert held at the University of Idaho. A native of Cleveland, Ohio, he is a doctoral graduate of the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University, and holds a Master’s degree from the Julliard School as well as a Bachelor’s from Peabody.