May 2009

ECU'S OVERMIER WINS NATIONAL FLUTE ASSOCIATION COMPETITION

Flutist Juliana Overmier, an adjunct faculty member at East Central University, has won the 2009 National Flute Association's Convention Performer's Competition, which was created to promote newly published flute music. She will travel to New York City in August to premiere composer David Cutler's four-movement work "Postcards" at the NFA annual convention.

FAMOUS ARTIST'S GRANDDAUGHTER DONATES PAINTINGS TO ECU

When the Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center opens soon at East Central University, two recent acquisitions will be on exhibit in the new art gallery -- valuable paintings by one of Latvia's most noted artists, Ludolfs Liberts.

The paintings were donated to ECU by Liberts' granddaughter, Melita Long of Ada, who works on campus for Chartwell's Dining Service.

One of the paintings she gave to ECU was painted in Germany of St. Mark's Square and the other appears to have been painted in Venice. Both are valued at approximately $10,000.