Anderson, Indiana

Construction progressing on AU performance hall

Tue, 2011-12-13 11:00 -- univcomm
December 13, 2011

Construction continues on Anderson University’s York Performance Hall and Galleries project. The building will adjoin the existing Krannert Fine Arts Building and will include classrooms, rehearsal rooms and a new performance venue, said Chris Williams, director of university communications.

yorkThe 24,000-square-foot, $4 million project is expected to be completed this summer with ground breaking having taken place May 5. [Photo on left: Construction continues on the York Performance Hall and Galleries project on the Anderson University campus. Workers have begun installing prefabricated walls.]

“It is very exciting,” Williams said of the project. “It is going to a be a space that will be acoustically superior giving a proper performance space to our music students, faculty and guest artists to showcase their art and performances. It is a truly wonderful addition to the campus.”

The building will also support a special art gallery space for the Warner Sallman art collection that includes depictions of Christ as well as a special wood art collection donated by the York family featuring Binh Pho, a renowned wood artist, Williams said.

View a slideshow of images of the construction project on the York Performance Hall and Galleries website.

—Abbey Doyle is a reporter for The Herald Bulletin. Photo credit: John P. Cleary. Story republished with permission.

Anderson University is a private Christian university of 2,600 undergraduate and graduate students in central Indiana. Anderson University continues to be recognized as one of America's top colleges by U.S. News and World Report, The Princeton Review, and Forbes. Established in 1917 by the Church of God, Anderson University offers more than 65 undergraduate majors and graduate programs in business, education, music, nursing, and theology.