Featuring professional artists from around the world in our WCU PRESENTS series, Bardo Arts Center (BAC) provides the Western North Carolina Region with access to internationally acclaimed artists and regional favorites. In addition, the BAC Performance Hall serves as a dynamic venue for educational symposiums, campus events, and student performances from the WCU College of Fine and Performing Arts.
Saturday, August 25 at 7:30PM
Mark Mothersbaugh, a conceptualist, is well-known for being a member of the band, Devo. He began creating work in the late 60's and has created tens of thousands of works to current day in various mediums including rubber stamp designs, mail art, decals, prints, ink illustrations, oil paintings, ceramic sculptures, manipulated photographs, video, film compositions, sonic sculptures, rugs, screensavers and the list continues.
Mark Mothersbaugh will be interviewed on the Bardo Arts Center stage by Professor Jon Jicha of the WCU School of Art and Design.
ENCORE PERFORMANCES FROM THE NATIONAL THEATRE IN LONDON
AND THE BOLSHOI BALLET IN MOSCOW
SUNDAYS AT 3PM
August 26, 2018: Yerma
October 21, 2018: Follies
December 9, 2018: Don Quixote, ballet
January 20, 2019: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
February 10, 2019: Hamlet, starring Benedict Cumberbatch
March 10, 2019: Sleeping Beauty, ballet
May 5, 2019: Macbeth
Subscriptions go on sale July 10, single tickets on August 15. More details coming soon!
The Performance Hall boasts an elegant 1,000-seat theatre, with finely-tuned acoustics and state-of-the-art lighting system. It is also home to The Studio, a black-box style theater which provides flexible space in an intimate performance setting.
Designed by Gund Partnership, the 122,000 square-foot facility is a bold interpretation of the grandeur of the Great Smoky Mountains. Staff members visited the Joyce Kilmer National Forest and were inspired by the spiritual and cultural home of the Cherokee. The architect's profound experience of Western North Carolina's regional history, diverse mountain culture and local vernacular inspired the building design.