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Final week of GSA 2010 at Transylvania is July 5-10

LEXINGTON, Ky.—The Governor’s School for the Arts 2010 summer session at Transylvania comes to a close Saturday, July 10, highlighted by final student performances and graduation ceremonies.

The final week will also feature a reception in honor of Transylvania president Charles L. Shearer, who is retiring at the end of this month following 27 years leading the university. After the reception at the Morlan Gallery, the GSA will put on a showcase performance at Carrick Theater, beginning about for guests and dignitaries attending the reception.

Highlights of the final week will also include a performance by Flamenco Louisville on Thursday, July 8, at 9 a.m.

The GSA will wrap up its 11th year on the Transy campus on Saturday, with day-long performances in all disciplines preceding graduation ceremonies at 5:15 p.m. in Haggin Auditorium. Final performances, including those in instrumental and vocal music, musical theater, visual arts, drama, new media and architecture, will begin at various campus locations at noon. All final day events are open to GSA parents, friends and relatives as well as the public and media. Previous final day performances have attracted over 1,200 people to the campus. Refreshments will be available at various locations near Old Morrison.

Final performances will be held at the Mitchell Fine Arts Center, the Little Theater, the Shearer Art Building, the Haupt Humanities Building, Old Morrison and the Cowgill Center.

A total of 225 high school students from 46 counties have been on the Transylvania campus since June 20, immersed in a rigorous schedule of daily seminars, master classes, lectures, hands-on workshops and field trips to local arts attractions.

Media note: Numerous photo and feature opportunities exist for the Final Day Festival Saturday. In addition, GSA students regularly practice vocal and instrumental music and drama outdoors in various campus locations during regular classroom time through Friday.  For more information, contact GSA director Heather Weston Bell at (859) 281-3532.

7/6/2010

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