Special Arts Events During Clarke’s Homecoming Weekend
Events will Highlight the Significance of the Arts at Clarke
Clarke University announces a number of special events taking place during this year’s homecoming festivities. The events will highlight the significant impact that the arts have had at Clarke and honor some of the contributors to the University’s strong arts culture.
On Friday, Sept. 28, the university will honor Carol Blitgen ’58, BVM. Sister Carol recently retired from Clarke and was named professor emerita of drama. She is currently directing the upcoming production of . As chairperson of the drama department for 28 years, Sister Carol has directed over 120 academic and professional productions, and was awarded the prestigious Kennedy Center Medallion of Honor for continued artistic excellence. Carol Blitgen has made an impact on a countless number of students, many of whom will return to campus to perform at this event. The event takes place from 6-7:30 p.m. in Terence Donaghoe Hall on the Clarke campus. A reception will follow.
On Saturday, Sept. 29, the Jessica Teckemeyer Exhibition opens in the Quigley Gallery (located on campus, in the Wahlert Atrium.) Jessica Teckemeyer is a member of the art faculty at Clarke. Her work was included in the 2011 Voices from the Warehouse exhibit; however, this will be her first solo exhibition in Dubuque. An opening reception in the Quigley Gallery will take place from 1-3 p.m.