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SC State University's Department of Visual and Performing Arts presents the 2014 Omni-Arts Festival on Saturday, April 12 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The festival will feature live music, theatre, art exhibits, workshops, spoken word and performances by SC State University faculty, staff, students and special guests.

There will be a special performance from 7-9 p.m. by the Jonathan Scales Fourchestra band. A Late Night Stop the Violence dance party dedicated to the memory of Brandon Robinson will follow. There will be visual art, music and dance workshops scheduled throughout the day for children and adults. Vendors will be on-site to showcase and sell original works of art, crafts, jewelry and more.

Selected student artworks from Orangeburg Consolidated School District 5 elementary and high schools will be displayed throughout the Fine Arts Building and Gallery. Also, the opening of SC State's 41st annual Student Art Exhibition will coincide with the festival at the I.P. Stanback Museum and Planetarium. An awards ceremony for the college and high school student art competitions will be begin at 4 p.m. in the museum with a reception following. Museum tours will be provided throughout the day. Visitors will be able to view the two exhibitions currently on display: "Africa Revisited: The Power of Art and Identity" and "Slavery by Another Name."

For more information on the 2014 OMNI-Arts Festival, visit www.omniartsfestival.com. For vendor opportunities, or to obtain more details on the festival, you may also contact Michael Wessel at (803) 536-8918; e-mail: mwessel@scsu.edu or Kimberly Ledee (803) 516-4547; e-mail: kledee@scsu.edu.

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