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Exhibition of Artwork by Alumni is One of the Highlights of Hawktober Weekend Celebration

Posted 09/22/2010
Posted by David Isgur

The University of Hartford holds its annual "Hawktober Weekend" on October1 through 3, offering a wide variety of activities for students and their parents, alumni, and friends. One of the weekend's kick-off events will be the opening reception for the "Hot Off The...fresh ideas from the artist studio" exhibition, featuring the works of Hartford Art School alumni, in the Silpe Gallery at the Hartford Art School. The reception will run from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Many of the pieces on display will be available for sale this evening and during the entire exhibition, which runs through October 20. The gallery is open Mondays through Fridays, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sundays from 12 noon to 4 p.m.

Other activities taking place during "Hawktober Weekend 2010" will range from a casino night to musical performances to athletic competitions. In addition, University of Hartford students will be hosting the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life on the lawn outside the Gengras Student Union, beginning at 3 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 1 and continuing throughout the night.

The weekend opens on Friday, Oct. 1, with Casino Night (from 7 to 10:30 p.m. the Great Room at Konover Campus Center) and a concert by folk legend Jonathan Edwards (at 7:30 p.m. in Wilde Auditorium). It will end on Sunday, Oct.3, with a Jazz Brunch (from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Gengras Student Union) and a Hartford Hawks women's soccer game against the University of Albany (at 2 p.m. on Al-Marzook Field at Alumni Stadium).

On Saturday, Oct. 2, there will be a full slate of activities including a show by comedian Paula Poundstone (at 9 p.m. in Lincoln Theater), an Artisan Marketplace/Musician Spotlight featuring the work of University alums (from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on the lawn of the Harry Jack Gray Center), a chance to "Paint the Anchor!" (at 1 p.m.), a Barbeque on the Green (on Saturday, Oct. 2, from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. on the lawn of the Harry Jack Gray Center), a Career Services Open House (from 1 to 3 p.m. in Gengras Student Union), and free concerts by Performance 20/20, the Honors Chamber Music Program at The Hartt School (at 1:30 and 3 p.m. in Wilde Auditorium. In addition, there will be alumni baseball, men's lacrosse, and men's and women's tennis games and matches at the Sports Center.

The day will also feature the 6th Annual Anchor Awards Dinner and Ceremony, beginning at 6 p.m. in the 1877 Club at the Harry Jack Gray Center, at which time the University's Alumni Association will recognize the outstanding achievements of our most distinguished alumni and present them with Anchor Awards, the most prestigious award presented by the Alumni Association.

For more information on Hawktober Weekend 2010, please visit Hawktober Calendar, for a complete listing of all the events being offered.