The Gallatin Arts Festival, featuring the works of more than 100 up-and-coming student artists, will take place from Mon., April 3 through Sat., April 8 at locations at and around New York University. All festival events are free and open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. The public may contact Lisa Biggs at 212.998.7377 for more information.
Dance, staged theater readings, and concerts are just a part of the 14th Annual Gallatin Arts Festival at New York University. The Gallatin Arts Festival, featuring the works of more than 100 up-and-coming student artists, will take place from Mon., April 3 through Sat., April 8 at locations at and around New York University. The festival is an annual arts forum presenting some of the freshest and edgiest student creations in the areas of film, visual arts, dance, new media, theater, music, and performance. Since its debut in 1992, the festival has gained widespread momentum, support, and recognition as an exceptional showcase of student creativity. For a complete listing of events and locations, visit the festival website at www.nyu.edu/gallatin/gaf. All festival events are free and open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. The public may contact Lisa Biggs at 212.998.7377 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Reporters interested in attending any of these events should contact James Devitt, NYU’s Office of Public Affairs, at (212) 998-6808 or email@example.com.
In addition to featuring the creative work of current student artists, this year’s Festival honors the accomplishments of two important artists and arts allies within the Gallatin community. Katherine “Kaki” King worked as a street and subway musician while she earned her undergraduate degree through Gallatin. Shortly after graduation in 2001, King found herself on the cover of Acoustic Guitar, performing on the Carson Daly and David Letterman shows, and with a Grammy nomination. In addition, Gallatin faculty member Donald White, an accomplished scholar who has spearheaded the Gallatin Film Series for the last 10 years, will receive a Distinguished Achievement in the Arts Award for his efforts in support of the film series.
The Gallatin School of Individualized Study is a small innovative college within New York University. Gallatin gives students the opportunity to design a program of study tailored to their own needs and interests. The key to Gallatin’s educational approach is its close supervision of the student’s course of study by its faculty advisers. Students pursue individual interests by taking courses in the various schools of NYU, engaging in self-directed education through independent studies and participating in experiential learning through internships at New York City’s countless institutions, businesses, and arts organizations. Undergraduates experience a thorough grounding in the history of ideas and great books, and graduate students pursue advanced study in interdisciplinary modes of thought.