Fine Arts

Fall art exhibits to open online and in-person

"Tethers" from Alison Hiltner's show "The Now and After" opening at the Schaefer Art Gallery September 16. While things look a little different this fall, three art exhibits are opening at Gustavus Adolphus College this week. Cancer Never Had Me: Views by Artists and Artists Who Had Cancer: Works from the Hillstrom and Shogren-Meyer Collections […]

Gift provides new seating in Anderson Theatre

The Evelyn Anderson Theatre got a major upgrade this summer: brand new seats. A $20,000 gift from Marion Myrland Johnson x’51 and John Johnson made the purchase possible. The previous seats were the originals installed when the theatre was built in the 1970’s nearly a half century ago. Now thanks to the Johnsons, along with […]

Daniel Felton ’15 on his new saxophone gospel album and life as a music educator

It’s difficult to describe the work of Daniel Felton ’15 concisely. He’s a music educator, but he’s also a self-taught organ-playing church music director. He’s a composer and arranger, but he’s also a talented saxophone player and drummer.  Now he can add another credential to his list. Felton released a unique album of gospel saxophone […]

Grant provides opportunities for collaborative student research in the arts

Sara Cronk '22 (left) and Lauren Buss '23 (right) are working on summer research in theatre and music thanks to the Robert and Cindy Peterson Summer Research Fellowship. Sara Cronk ’22 had decided on a chemistry major as a first year student at Gustavus. As part of her financial aid package, she was granted a […]

Five Questions with Katie Kangas ’10

Gustavus Adolphus College studio art and art history alumna Katie Kangas ’10 took a few minutes to talk with us about starting her own architecture firm, Pasque Architecture, and what she’s been up to since graduation. While a student at Gustavus, Kangas took advantage of all that the liberal arts had to offer. She toured […]

Senior Spotlight: Emily Logan

The “Senior Spotlight” series honors graduating fine arts majors for their contributions to the Gustavus community. Emily Logan is a studio art major from Cambridge, Minn. Next fall she plans to continue developing her art portfolio and eventually attend graduate school for art conservation. Associate Professor in Art and Art History Betsy Byers has worked […]

“The Mother Courage Project” brings innovation and creativity to the stage

The three-inch model of the set created by Nicole Meyer '20, complete with propaganda posters and figurines of the actors. Everything about this year’s Gustavus Adolphus College Department of Theatre and Dance production of Bertolt Brecht’s war-time play Mother Courage is a little unorthodox: 10 directors, a three-inch scale model of the set, and original […]

Senior Spotlight: Jonathan Hickox-Young

The “Senior Spotlight” series honors graduating fine arts majors for their contributions to the Gustavus community. Jonathan Hickox-Young is a music major from Reno, Nevada. His future plans include attending the University of Minnesota to complete a master’s degree in percussion performance. His percussion instructor at Gustavus, Dr. Adam Rappel, says that he can’t wait […]

Senior Spotlight: Annie Carlson

The “Senior Spotlight” series honors graduating fine arts majors for their contributions to the Gustavus community. Annie Carlson is from Savage, Minnesota. She is a dance and communication studies major with a film and media studies minor. After graduation, she plans to start her career and find opportunities for dance in her future. Associate Professor […]

Senior Spotlight: Amelia Untiedt

The “Senior Spotlight” series honors graduating fine arts majors for their contributions to the Gustavus community. Amelia Untiedt is a dance and sociology/anthropology major from Stillwater, Minn. She plans on finding a job after graduation. Associate Professor of Dance Melissa Rolnick had the opportunity to instruct Amelia throughout her four years at Gustavus. “Amelia burst […]