furth interior with cherubs

T. Furth Center open house a big hit
as more than 450 visitors tour facility

The Trine University community welcomed more than 450 visitors during the Friday (June 20) afternoon open house at the new T. Furth Center for Performing Arts, 500 W. Maumee St.

Area residents and other visitors checked out all three levels of the building, which resulted from a $7.8 million transformation of the former First Christian Church, Angola. Many church members and those associated with the church stopped in to explore the building and an assortment of stained glass that had been removed from the structure.

The building's main level features the posh Ryan Concert Hall and the inviting Rolland Reception Lobby with the eye-catching Ralston Fountain.

The upper level features the Morrill Concert Balcony and Presidential Suite and balconies on the north and south sides. The lower level is home to Trine's music and theater programs.

The Ryan Concert Hall, which features original organ pipes from the church, custom-designed chandeliers and marble statuary with 800 seats affording terrific views, will be the venue for an assortment of upcoming shows. For a schedule and ticket information, visit trine.edu/furth.