Fine Arts

A Gustie Guide to the 2019 Fringe Festival

The Dwelling Place was written and produced by Gusties Kevin Bowen '83 and Lynn Bowen '82. Photo Illustration by Bowen Design. Minnesota Fringe Festival fans, that time of year is upon us once again! It’s going to be a jam-packed 11 days of boundary-pushing, innovative theatre and dance performances around Minneapolis. Gusties will take center […]

2019 Grad Wins Second Place, The American Prize in Conducting

Michael McKenzie ’19 has been awarded second place in The American Prize in Conducting for his work as founder and conductor of the Gustavus Adolphus College Social Justice Choir.

Gustavus Wind Orchestra shines spotlight on graduating seniors, guest artists

The Gustavus Wind Orchestra closes out its season with a finale concert featuring a stacked list of special guests Friday at 7 p.m. in Björling Recital Hall.

Title and Deed: A One-Man Show About Not Belonging Anywhere

Gustavus Adolphus College’s latest theatrical production, Title and Deed by Will Eno, opens May 17 in Anderson Theatre.

Weekend Preview: From Woodwinds to Handbells

A look at what's going on in the fine arts at Gustavus this weekend!

Gregory Aune’s Final Farewell, “Song Go Ever On”

May 18 marks the end of an era, as the Jon and Anita Thomsen Young Distinguished Endowed Chair and Conductor of The Gustavus Choir Gregory Aune takes the stage for the last time at 3 p.m. in Christ Chapel. Aune retires at the end of the academic year after 24 years of service to the […]

Weekend Preview: Honors Weekend and Jazz!

This weekend the fine arts calendar is filled with jazz performances, including the Gustavus Jazz Ensemble and Adolphus Jazz Ensemble spring concert, as well as the Vocal Jazz showcase. This is also Honors Weekend which means the annual Honors Recital featuring several talented senior musicians on Saturday evening. Honors Weekend also marks the opening reception […]

“Fruition” featuring work of senior studio art majors opens Saturday

This year’s aptly titled senior art show, “Fruition,” celebrates the culmination of four years of work for seven senior studio art majors. This year’s class is distinctive in that each of the seven artists hold a second major in another discipline. With double majors as diverse as management, classics, and biology, these students are truly […]

Saving Glaciers Through Multisensory Art

The work of Emily Dzieweczynski ’19 and Associate Professor of Art Betsy Byers will be featured in a new exhibit opening today at the 410 Gallery in Mankato. The two recently collaborated to create 0°C, -3°C, a body of multisensory work focused on the melting of the Rhone Glacier in Switzerland. The show is an […]

Weekend Preview: Spotlight on John Sharp, Liba Shacht, and the Gustavus Symphony Orchestra

We kick off the weekend with a special colloquium series performance featuring Chicago Symphony Orchestra principal cello John Sharp and Chicago Lyric Opera violin Liba Schacht along with pianist Esther Wang. Throughout the weekend, the Gustavus Dance Company will also be performing their final performance  titled Suspended Between the Worlds. Saturday and Sunday hold various […]