SMSU Fine Arts Celebration Runs April 2-May 3

Posted from Monday, March 11, 2019 through Thursday, May 02, 2019

There will be something for everyone at the 13th annual Fine Arts Celebration, being held April 2 through May 3 at Southwest Minnesota State University.

Vocal and instrumental concerts, theatre productions, readings, 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. John Ginocchio. “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. This really showcases the talented groups and individuals — faculty, staff and students — at SMSU.”

Forensics students kick things off April 2 with the annual Forensics Showcase at noon in BA 171.

The play Sense and Sensibility will be performed April 4-7, and again 12-14. The April 7 and 14 performances are at 2 p.m.; all others are at 7:30 p.m.

The week of April 8 is National Library Week and the SMSU McFarland Library will be collaborating with the Marshall-Lyon County Library for special events on April 8 and 9.

Students will make costumes during the annual Fashion Runway event April 9 in the Theatre lobby at 6:30 p.m.

A “Leaves of Grass”  presentation featuring Forensics, Theatre and Creative Writing will be April 10 at 7 p.m. in the Black Box Theatre. Also that day will be student recitals in the Whipple Gallery at 1:30 p.m.

Vocal music concerts include “Ecstasy and Exultation” by the Men’s Glee Club & Bella Voce, April 11, 7:30 p.m., First Lutheran Church; and SMSU Chorale Masterworks Concert, “Ein Deutsches Requiem” (London version) by Johannes Brahms, 7:30 p.m., First Lutheran Church.

Band concerts include SMSU Jazz Ensemble, April 22, 7:30 p.m., Fine Arts Theatre; and the SMSU/Community Concert Band and the Symphonic Chamber Winds, April 28, “Spirits,” 4 p.m., Fine Arts Theatre.

The Southwest Minnesota Orchestra will present a concert at 7:30 p.m. on April 13 at the Schwan Center for the Performing Arts at Marshall High School.

Cassie Williams and Marianne Zarzana will give a reading, “Re-imagining Disability Through Literature,” on April 15 at 3 p.m. in the Whipple Gallery.

Student Academy Awards will be April 15 at 6:30 p.m. in the Black Box Theatre.

“Mustang Ovations,” which celebrates excellent within the Mustang Family, will be at 4 p.m. on April 23 in the Conference Center Ballroom.

“Travels in England: Studying Abroad and Why It Could Be for You,” will be presented by Sariah Cheadle April 25 at noon in the Whipple Gallery.

The SMSU Drama Club will present You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown on April 25-28 in the Black Box Theatre. The April 25-27 performances are at 7:30 p.m., and the April 28 performance is at noon.

A number of student recitals are scheduled, including April 10, 1:30 p.m., Whipple Gallery; April 17, 1:30 p.m., Fine Arts Theatre; April 24, 1:30 p.m., Fine Arts Theatre; and May 1, 1:30 p.m., Fine Arts Theatre.

Ongoing events include SMSU Faculty Art Show, April 1-12, Whipple Gallery; The Music of the Festival of Moors & Christians, Bellows, Lobby Display Case, April 1-May 3; Here Comes the Bride, Theatre Lobby Display, April 17-May 11; and Senior Art & Graphic Design Graduation Exhibition, Whipple Gallery, April 18-May3.

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

 

April 2

Forensics Showcase, SMSU Studio-BA 171, 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.                 

April 4

Sense and Sensibility, Fine Arts Theatre, 7:30-10:00 p.m.      

 

April 5

Sense and Sensibility, Fine Arts Theatre, 7:30-10:00 p.m.      

 

April 6

Dinner Theatre Meal, *Reservations required* Culinology Restaurant, IL 117, Seating 5:45-6:15 p.m.

 

Sense and Sensibility, Fine Arts Theatre, 7:30-10:00 p.m.      

 

April 7

Sense and Sensibility, Fine Arts Theatre, 2:00-4:30 p.m.        

 

April 8

National Library Week Event, Marshall/Lyon Co. Library, 6:30-8:00 p.m.      

 

April 9

National Library Week Event, Whipple Gallery, 12:00-1:30 p.m.       

 

Fashion Runway, Theatre Lobby, 6:30-8:30 p.m.       

 

April 10

Student Recital, Whipple Gallery, 1:30-2:30 p.m.      

 

Leaves of Grass—Illuminated with Patrick Scully, Black Box Theatre, Forensics/Theatre/Creative Writing, 7:00-8:30 p.m.

          

April 11

Sense and Sensibility, Fine Arts Theatre, *High School Matinee, 9:00-11:30 a.m.      

 

Ecstasy and Exultation, SMSU Men’s Glee Club & Bella Voce, First Lutheran Church, 7:30-8:30 p.m.

                                   

April 12 

Sense and Sensibility, Fine Arts Theatre, 7:30-10:00 p.m.      

 

April 13

Dinner Theatre Meal, *Reservations required* Culinology Restaurant, IL 117, Seating 5:45-6:15 p.m.

 

Sense and Sensibility, Fine Arts Theatre, 7:30-10:00 p.m.      

 

Southwest Minnesota Orchestra, SCCPA, 7:30-9:00 p.m. Admission: Adult $12, Students with ID and Children free  

 

April 14 

Theatre Pre-show English Tea, Whipple Gallery, 12:30-1:30 p.m.      

 

Sense and Sensibility, Fine Arts Theatre, 2:00-4:30 p.m.        

 

April 15

Re-imagining Disability through Literature: A Reading by Cassie Williams and Marianne Zarzana, Whipple Gallery, 3:00-4:00 p.m.

Student Academy Awards, Black Box Theatre, 6:30-8:30 p.m.           

 

April 17

Student Recital, Fine Arts Theatre, 1:30-2:30 p.m.     

 

April 22

Spring Concert, SMSU Jazz Ensemble, Fine Arts Theatre, 7:30-8:30 p.m.       

                                   

April 23

Mustang Ovations, Including the winner of the William Whipple Scholarship and performance by the SMSU Symphonic Chamber Winds, Conference Center Upper Ballroom, 4:00-5:30 p.m.      

                                   

SMSU Chorale Masterworks Concert, Ein Deutsches Requiem (London Version) by Johannes Brahms, First Lutheran Church, 7:30-8:30 p.m.

 

April 24

Student Recital, Fine Arts Theatre, 1:30-2:30 p.m.     

 

April 25

“Travels in England:  Studying Abroad and Why It Could Be For You,” presented by Sariah Cheadle, Whipple Gallery, 12:00-1:00 p.m.      

 

You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, SMSU Drama Club, Black Box Theatre, 7:30-10:00 p.m. 

 

April 26

Senior Art Exhibit Reception, Whipple Gallery, TBA

 

You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, SMSU Drama Club, Black Box Theatre, 7:30-10:00 p.m. 

 

April 27 

You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, SMSU Drama Club, Black Box Theatre, 7:30-10:00 p.m. 

 

April 28 

You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, SMSU Drama Club, Black Box Theatre, 12:00-2:30 p.m. 

 

Spirits, SMSU/Community Concert Band and the Symphonic Chamber Winds, Fine Arts Theatre, 4:00-5:30 p.m.        

 

May 1 

Student Recital, Fine Arts Theatre, 1:30-2:30 p.m.     

 

Ongoing Events

April 1-12: SMSU Faculty Art Show, Whipple Gallery

April 1-May 3: The Music of the Festival of Moors & Christians, Bellows Lobby Display Case

April 17-May 11: Here Comes the Bride, Theatre Lobby Display

April 18-May 3: SMSU Senior Art & Graphic Design Graduation Exhibition, Whipple Gallery

 

 

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