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February, 2024

Florida State University

All events are free of charge

The Florida State University Office of Research presents a campus-wide collaborative arts festival highlighting the diverse voices, talents and creativity of FSU faculty and students.

Departments from across campus will come together in February, 2024, to celebrate the innovation and diversity that results from combining various modes of expression and subjects together.

Friday, February 2

Science and Words

Why do we read science fiction? How does it challenge and nurture our culture in ways other fiction might not? What do scientist think about this fiction? Come and join the conversation!

Huan Chen, Sean Faletti, Maxine Montgomery, Ana Pereira, Tony Psulkowski, Adrienne Stephenson

3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Claude Pepper Center

636 W Call St, Tallahassee, FL 32306

Saturday, February 3

Odes to Dance

A celebration of the 90/60/20-year anniversaries at the School of Dance. First performance of a new work involving faculty and students in Dance, Music, Poetry, and a collaboration with The Magnet Lab.

Anjali Austin, Stephanie Battle, Clifton Callender, Charlie Carroll, Cassie Eron, Nicholas Goodly, Rachel S. Hunter, Ryker Laramore, Kyle McDonald, Olga Mexina, Anna Paterson, Oliver Schoonover, Faith Scott, Olivia Sokolowski, Natalie Tombasco, Luke Waddell

5:00 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.
Nancy Smith Fichter Dance Theatre, School of Dance

202, Katherine W. Montgomery Hall, 130 Collegiate Loop, Tallahassee, FL 32306

Tuesday, February 20

Arts & Health Symposium II

The second part of an FSU research symposium on therapy and lifestyle. Faculty and students from Art, Dance, Interior Architecture and Design, Medicine, Music, and Nursing continue conversations about current research and future interdisciplinary collaborations.

Michael Bakan, Lori Gooding, David Gussak, Flor del Cielo Hernandez, Amy Huber, Dawn Iwamasa, Naoosha Mohammad, MJ Neuberger, Jing Wang, Tana Jean Welch

9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Claude Pepper Center

636 W Call St, Tallahassee, FL 32306

Friday, February 23

Public Influence – Eleanor Roosevelt, Dante, The Beatles

What does it mean to influence the public perception of a critical issue? Come and join the conversation with faculty as we consider the influence of these seminal figures in society.

Beth Coggeshall, Barry Faulk, Azat Gundogan, Jennifer Koslow, Elizabeth Osborne, Mark Riley

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Claude Pepper Center

636 W Call St, Tallahassee, FL 32306

Saturday, February 24

Sing with the Symphony

Come and sing in a premiere with the University Symphony Orchestra and University Choirs! Poet David Kirby has written a new text, Happy Chemicals, which has been set to music by composer Liliya Ugay, and will be sung by the audience. Premiere of Eren Gümrükçüoglu’s The Seminole Overture, music of Berlioz, and Korngold’s Violin Concerto.

Open to all ages.

Eren Gümrükçüoglu, Alexander Jiménez, David Kirby, Guilherme Rodrigues, Benjamin Sung, Liliya Ugay

10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Ruby Diamond Concert Hall

Discover Tallahassee

A special event for children ages 5-12. Learn about the work of the Native American and Indigenous Studies Center and then join a rotation through art and music. Be creative and enjoy what you’ve learned in a fun environment!

Andrew Frank, Ann Harrington, Sara Scott Shields

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
William Johnston Building

143 Honors Way, Tallahassee, FL 32304


A special opportunity to see a preview of acts featured in the circus Spring Show (April). Live music played by the FSU Early and World Music Ensembles.

Michael Bakan, Sarah Eyerly, Chad Matthews, Adrienne Tedjamulia Read, FSU Early and World Music Ensembles, FSU Flying High Circus

1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Landis Green near the William Johnston Building

Ruby in Paradise

A screening of Ashley Judd’s debut film, directed by Victor Nunez. The story of a young woman who moves from Tennessee to begin a new life in coastal Florida. Rated R. The screening is followed by a discussion with the director.

Michelle Bumatay, Greg Marcks, Victor Nunez, Christina Owens

6:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Askew Student Life Center

942 Learning Way, Tallahassee, FL 32304

Sunday, February 25

Art and Nature

Explore the relationship between art and nature. An interdisciplinary evening of poetry readings, musical performances, and presentations on Artists and Climate Change, and Goethe and the Metamorphosis of Nature.

Celso Cano, Barbara Hamby, Katie Kehoe, Mary Matthews, Christian Weber, FSU Graduate Flute Ensemble

7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Longmire Recital Hall

Wednesday, February 28

Interlocking Art - Multi-Medium Gala

Club Downunder and Student Engagement present an evening of student creativity. Performances by an FSU Student Jazz Combo together with exhibits from students in Interior Architecture and Design, large projected digital animations from Art students, and a fashion show led by student organizations.

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Student Union

Parking barriers are raised at 5 p.m. on weekdays and weekends. Events at the Pepper Center have parking available in the open-air parking lot at Call Street and Convocation Way

FSU Office of Research

Have a question?

General Inquiries:

Iain Quinn, Festival Director

Media Inquiries:

Kathleen Haughney