February 22, 2011: Belhaven University presents the Collaborative Arts Concert. It will be held at 7:30 pm, Tuesday, March 8, 2011, in the Center of the Arts Concert Hall.

"We hope it will invite and encourage more of what Bob Pennebaker has called ‘aesthetic collaborations,’ in which students and faculty in the various fine-arts disciplines explore and develop new works and new ways of working together," said Dr. Andrew Sauerwein, Assistant Professor of Music. "This event springs from a widespread interest in exploring ways of collaborating, discovering effective approaches, and experiencing the resulting artworks."

Music, dance, and artwork created collaboratively by both students and faculty members will be presented at the concert. Musicians, dancers, and visual artists are learning how to create a dynamic conversation through their various mediums of expression, attempting to communicate with one another and the audiences as the performance develops on stage. Each pair of students will comment on their piece to illuminate their creative process before it is presented. Artists from each discipline take on the challenge to work together to communicate a message through his or her various forms of expression. After the concert, there will be a reception where the audience will get the chance to talk with the performers and creators and further their understanding of the collaborative process.

Belhaven stands among the select Christian colleges and universities that offer a unique general core curriculum encouraging the development of a personal worldview. The university believes a Christian worldview is a key to preparing men and women academically and spiritually to serve Christ Jesus in their careers, in human relationships, and in the world of ideas.

Founded in 1883, Belhaven University now serves over 3,000 students from campuses in Jackson, Memphis, Orlando, Houston, Chattanooga, Atlanta, and online, offering traditional undergraduate degrees, graduate and adult degree programs, and online degree programs.