10th Annual Fine Arts Celebration Planned

Published Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Fine Arts Celebration
Fine Arts Celebration

There will be something for everyone at the tenth annual Fine Arts Celebration, being held April 4 through May 7 at Southwest Minnesota State University.

     Vocal and instrumental concerts, theatre productions, readings, student videos, art displays, costume making and more are on the schedule.

“This is a way to highlight the fine work of our talented students and faculty,” said event coordinator Dr. Pat Brace. “The majority of the events are free to the public and we invite people to check the schedule and come to campus for some of the events.”

     SMSU English Professor Susan McLean will read for their work on April 7. Dan Wahl will have a poetry reading on April 13.

     A number of concerts are planned, including: Southwest Minnesota Orchestra annual Children’s Concert, April 12; Men’s Glee Club & Bella Voce, April 14; SMSU Jazz Ensemble, April 18; SMSU/Community Concert Band, April 21; David Shaffer-Gottschalk, April 23; SMSU Symphonic Chamber Winds, April 25; SMSU Chorale, April 26; and the Southwest Minnesota Orchestra, May 1.

     The Weir by Conor McPherson will be performed by the Drama Club April 28 through May 1 in the Black Box Theatre. In addition, The Tempest by William Shakespeare will be performed in the Fine Arts Theatre on April 7-9 and April 15-17.

     Students play a big part in the Fine Arts Celebration and will be featured throughout. Students will create theatre costumes during the seventh annual Fashion Runway competition April 11; student recitals will be held on April 13, 20 and 27; senior art reviews will be April 22; a reception for Art and Graphic Design students showing their work in the Whipple Gallery will be April 23; Communication Studies senior project presentations will be April 18 and 25; and the SMSU Media Film Festival is April 27.

     A reception for the Whipple Scholarship winner, Rita Fonder, will be held on Wednesday, April 20.

     An Art Faculty Show will be in the William Whipple Gallery from April 4-15. SMSU senior Art & Graphic Design students will display their work from April 18 through May 2 in the Whipple Gallery.

Pat Brace, a talented jewelry maker, will have her work displayed in the Library Plaza from April 4-May 7.

     The Fine Arts Celebration is sponsored by the Department of Fine Arts and Communication, the Creative Writing Program and the English Department.

     All events are free and open to the public unless noted.  For more information, call the Fine Arts and Communication Department at 507-537-7103, or email Diana.Holmes@smsu.edu.

Fine Arts Celebration April 8 – May 6

Thursday, April 7

  • Susan McLean Reading, Whipple Gallery, BA 291, 12 - 1:15 p.m.
  • The Tempest by William Shakespeare, Fine Arts Theatre, 7:30 - 10 p.m., Admission

Friday, April 8

  • The Tempest by William Shakespeare, Fine Arts Theatre, 7:30 - 10 p.m., Admission

Saturday, April 9

  • Spring Sing, First Lutheran Church, 2-3:30 p.m.
  • Dinner Theatre, IL 117, 5:30 - 7 p.m., Admission
  • The Tempest by William Shakespeare, Fine Arts Theatre, 7:30 - 10 p.m., Admission

Monday, April 11

  • Theatre Air Brush Make-up Techniques, Whipple Gallery, BA 291, Noon
  • 7th Annual Fashion Runway, Fine Arts Theatre Lobby, 6-7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, April 12

  • Southwest Minnesota Orchestra Annual Children's Concert, Adventures in Space, SCCPA, 10-11 a.m. & 1-2 p.m., Admission

Wednesday, April 13

  • Dan Wahl Poetry Reading, CH 217, 12 - 1 p.m.
  • Music Student Recital, Whipple Gallery, BA 291, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 14

  • Men's Glee Club & Bella Voce Concert, Water of Life, First Lutheran Church, 7:30 - 8:45 p.m.

Friday, April 15

  • The Tempest by William Shakespeare, Fine Arts Theatre, 7:30 - 10 p.m., Admission

Saturday, April 16

  • Dinner Theatre, IL 117, 5:30 - 7 p.m., Admission
  • The Tempest by William Shakespeare, Fine Arts Theatre, 7:30 - 10 p.m., Admission

Sunday, April 17

  • The Tempest by William Shakespeare, Fine Arts Theatre, 2 - 4 p.m., Admission

Monday, April 18

  • Communication Studies Senior Seminar Presentation, CH 219, 3:30 - 5:20 p.m.
  • SMSU Jazz Ensemble Concert, Fine Arts Theatre, 7:30 - 8:45 p.m.

Wednesday, April 20

  • Whipple Scholarship Reception, Whipple Gallery, BA 291, 12 - 1 p.m.
  • Music Student Recital, Fine Arts Theatre, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 21

  • Pat Brace New Works, Critical Analysis of Popular Culture: JJ Abrams, BA 235, 12 - 1:15 p.m.
  • SMSU/Community Concert Band, Frontiers, Fine Arts Theatre, 7:30 - 8:45 p.m.

Friday, April 22

  • Senior Art Reviews, Whipple Gallery, BA 291, 11:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.

Saturday, April 23

  • Art Major Graduation Exhibition Opening Reception, Whipple Gallery, BA 291, 2-4 p.m.
  • David Shaffer-Gottschalk Concert, Fine Arts Theatre, 7:30 - 10 p.m.

Monday, April 25

  • Communication Studies Senior Seminar Presentations, CH 219, 3:30 - 5:20 p.m.
  • SMSU Symphonic Chamber Winds Concert, Fine Arts Theatre, 7:30 - 8:45 p.m.

Tuesday, April 26

  • SMSU Chorale Concert, Faire is the Heaven: British Cathedral Classics, First Lutheran Church, 7:30 - 8:45 p.m.

Wednesday, April 27

  • Inside and Out: Women's Fashion in World War I, Whipple Gallery, BA 291, Noon
  • Music Student Recital, Fine Arts Theatre, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
  • SMSU Media Film Festival, SC 122, 6 - 8 p.m.

Thursday, April 28

  • The Weir by Conor McPherson, Black Box Theatre, FA 116, 7:30 - 10 p.m., Admission

Friday, April 29

  • The Weir by Conor McPherson, Black Box Theatre, FA 116, 7:30 - 10 p.m., Admission

Saturday, April 30

  • The Weir by Conor McPherson, Black Box Theatre, FA 116, 7:30 - 10 p.m., Admission

Sunday, May 1

  • The Weir by Conor McPherson, Black Box Theatre, FA 116, 2-4 p.m., Admission
  • Southwest Minnesota Orchestra Concert, Viva Espana,! SCCPA, 4 - 6 p.m., Admission