Fine Arts

Betsy Byers Receives Inaugural “Project Space” Grant

The $10,000 award will support a solo multimedia exhibition inspired by glacier melt and climate change.

Healing Waters: Lydia Francis ‘11 Talks Christmas in Christ Chapel and Teaching as an Alum

The alumna has created scenic designs for Christmas in Christ Chapel for five years, and will return to the classroom this spring.

Five Questions with Filmmaker Scott Fitzloff ’06

The California-based filmmaker has worked on everything from television commercials to feature-length documentaries.

Two Virtual Performances Set for This Weekend

The Gustavus Adolphus College Department of Music will present two virtual concerts this weekend. Along with the upcoming Winds of Christmas performance on Tuesday, December 8 and the premiere of Christmas in Christ Chapel on Saturday, December 19, the weekend concerts represent the culmination of an unusual semester marked by the COVID-19 pandemic—with musicians wearing […]

Adaptability: Theatre and Dance Students Hold Online Performances

The Gustavus Department of Theatre and Dance will host a series of virtual performances this weekend.

Bringing the Dinosaurs Back to Life: Alumni at the Intersection of Art and Science

The employees of Blue Rhino Studio pose with their recently-completed model of "Sue" the T-Rex for the Field Museum. (Pictured are Gustie Alums Tim Quady '91 and Anders Schmidt '06). Most of us don’t get to say we work with dinosaurs for a living. For Gustavus art alum Tim Quady ’91, however, dinosaurs are just […]

Whodunit? Gustavus Theatre Puts on Murder Mystery Radio Show

While the “Golden Age” of radio may be long past, the Department of Theatre & Dance at Gustavus Adolphus College is bringing radio performance back in its fall show, The Murder Mystery Hour: A Double Bill of Radio Thrillers. This audio-based production streams online November 13 and 15. “When we were choosing what we were […]

Touch in a Pandemic: Gustavus Alum Performs in TEDxMinneapolis

Patrick Jeffrey '10 is performing in the Black Label Movement's piece "How Do We Touch, When Touch is Gone?" Gustavus Dance Alumnus Patrick Jeffrey ’10 is part of the company of dancers from the Black Label Movement performing in the virtual TEDxMinneapolis event “Adaptation” on October 23. The piece, How Do We Touch, When Touch […]

The Arts at Nobel Conference 56

The move of Nobel Conference 56: Cancer in the Age of Biotechnology to an online format has opened the door to a new level of creativity from fine arts students involved with the conference.  While preparations for this year’s conference began well before COVID-19 hit, they continued to evolve right up until the performances were […]

Harnessing innovation to create dance during COVID

Dancers rehearse a site-specific piece choreographed by McKayla Murphy '16. The performance opens Thursday. These days it’s a rare opportunity to see dance live, in person, and safely in Minneapolis. Thanks to the creativity of a Gustavus professor, the choreography of several alums, and a $10,000 grant, this weekend it’s possible. Inbox@Artbox opens at 7:30 […]