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The Stream, New Center for Visual and Theatre Arts

  • Tuesday, Mar 26, 2013
Cast and Crew of Arabian Nights
Cast and Crew of The Arabian Nights, March 2013.

On a beautiful Saturday afternoon in September, Edgewood College dedicated The Stream. Hundreds of students, faculty, staff, Trustees, donors, and community members celebrated with an open house in the afternoon, followed by special events.

The 44,000-square-foot, three-level building is the new home for the College’s Art Programs, with studio space dedicated to graphic design, drawing, painting, mixed media, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, photography, video, advanced web design, animation and multi-media.  There is also a specialized laboratory-learning classroom with adjacent meeting room for the College’s renowned Art Therapy and Art Education programming. The Edgewood College Gallery is located in the new Center.

Students in an Art class
Professor Bob Tarrell’s Watercolor Class in
one of the bright new studios in The Stream.

The Department of Theatre Arts is housed in The Stream. The building features a new 120-seat “black box” theatre, and dedicated areas for costuming, set construction, storage, and dressing rooms.

Edgewood College is pursuing LEED® certification for the new building, a process that began before actual construction. College officials are in the final stages of preparing application materials for the United States Green Building Council, the governing body that oversees LEED designations.

Key and Blaise
Keegan Michael Key of Key & Peele, and Cyntha Blaise
“On a Life in the Arts,” Fall 2012.

The Stream is situated overlooking Lake Wingra, one of Dane County’s four lakes, and in part serves to inspire the unique name for the Center. One of the College’s Trustees coined the name, inspired by one of her favorite quotes: “A stream of giving quenches the thirst for beauty through the arts.”

Check out photos of the dedication on Facebook..