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Lougheed-Kofoed Festival of the Arts

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Return to the Forbidden Planet
The SUNY Potsdam Department of Theatre and Dance and the Crane Opera Ensemble present the musical, "Return to the Forbidden Planet," with daily evening performances from Thursday, May 5 to Saturday, May 7, and a matinee on Sunday, May 8 at 2 p.m.
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Martin Espada
Martin Espada will read from his latest collection of poems, Vivas to Those Who Have Failed. The Washington Post call this collection of poems, “deeply moving” and his “most powerful writing in years.” Thursday, May 5 at 6 p.m.
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Kathy (Kofoed) and Don Lougheed
Kathy (Kofoed) ’54 and Don Lougheed (Hon. ’54) with members of Team NV during the Lougheed-Kofoed Festival of the Arts.


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Festival of Lights
The ever popular Festival of Light will take place on Thursday, May 5 at dusk. Illuminated sculptures, wearable art and a steel wool photoshoot.

April 29 - May 8, 2016

Are You LoKo for the Arts?

Thanks to the spirit and generosity of the festival’s benefactors Kathy (Kofoed) ’54 and Don Lougheed (Hon. ’54), SUNY Potsdam celebrates the campus culture of creativity and reinforces how important the arts are to informing innovated learning environments for every discipline as well as a lifetime of creativity for anyone who is crazy for the arts. For ten days the campus and community experience a diversity of both traditional and contemporary visual, written, musical, dance and theatrical performances.

At Potsdam we are not "loco" for the arts, we are LoKo for the arts. Being LoKo for the arts means, like Kathy and Don Lougheed, we embrace the diversity of the human experience, challenge individuals to look at life from a variety of perspectives and embody the creative spirit that informs a rich and innovative life.


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