Several Bemidji State University professors participated in the Watermark Art Center’s “ITALIA: Passeggiata”, a performance of original poetry, music and art held on Sept. 4. The reception included works of poetry by Dr. Carol Ann Russell, professor of English, accompanied by music composed by Dr. Paul Brandvik, professor emeritus of vocal music, performed by Dr. Cory Renbarger, associate professor of music, and accompanied by pianist Dan Will, adjunct faculty of music.
“ITALIA: Passeggiata,” written in 1997, presented Russell’s feelings and experiences as a poet in residence at the American Academy in Rome. The poem sequence, “Passeggiata,” which translates to “an afternoon walk.”
- Dr. Carol Ann Russell, professor of English; (218) 755-2029, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Dr. Cory Renbarger, associate professor of music; (218) 755-2867, email@example.com
- Dan Will, adjunct faculty or music; firstname.lastname@example.org
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