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UIS "Evening with the Arts" features art exhibit and theater

March 31, 2006

SPRINGFIELD – Paintings, theater, and good food will all be part of an Evening with the Arts, to be held Friday, April 21, on the campus at the University of Illinois at Springfield.  Sponsored by the U of I Alumni Association at UIS, the evening will present opportunities for the community to enjoy a variety of arts-related activities.

Chris Britt, 2003 alumnus of UIS and a nationally recognized political cartoonist, will display his talents as a painter in an exhibition in the Visual Arts Gallery, located in the Health and Sciences Building.  A wine and cheese reception with Britt will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the gallery.

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A candlelight buffet dinner and cash bar will follow from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. in the Public Affairs Center Restaurant.  Cost for dinner is $30 per person, or $25 per person for current members of the Alumni Association and their guests.  Reservations are necessary for dinner and should be made no later than Friday, April 14. 

After dinner, participants will be able to attend the UIS Theater Program's production of Henrik Ibsen's classic drama Hedda Gabler beginning at 8 p.m. in the Studio Theatre, lower level of the PAC.  Purchase tickets to the theater performance through the Sangamon Auditorium ticket office by calling 206-6160; UIS alumni are eligible for a discount. 

For more information or to make a dinner reservation, visit www.uiaa.org/spfld/, or call the Alumni Association at 217/206-7395.
 

    The University of Illinois at Springfield, one of three U of I campuses, is a small, public liberal arts university that offers 42 degree programs – 21 bachelor’s, 20 master’s, and the Doctorate of Public Administration. UIS has a special mission in public affairs and service and is known for extraordinary internships, a wireless campus, extensive online offerings, and a commitment to teaching.
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