Fine Arts

Emanate: The Gustavus Dance Company in Concert

Gustavus Adolphus College is presenting this year’s spring dance concert entitled “Emanate: The Gustavus Dance Company in Concert” featuring faculty work, guest artist choreography by Marciano Silva dos Santos, and selected student works by Elise Gahart ‘25, and Ella Schwakopf ‘25. The dance concert is performed in honor of Michele Rusinko, the late Gustavus Professor. […]

Waking Hours – Gustavus Student Indie-Rock Band

Waking Hours is an Indie-Rock band that writes and performs original music created by Liv Hedley (singer and rhythm guitarist), Henry Lundeen-Detisch (drummer), Hayden Tourtelotte (guitarist), and Conor Jolly (bass guitarist). They recently performed one of their hit songs, Rot, in Las Vegas in a collaboration with the Gustavus Wind Orchestra. All four musicians are […]

Exploring Paths: A Journey through Art, Psychology, and Identity with Jada Zevenbergen

Jada Zevenbergen is a senior Studio Art, Psychology and Gender, Women, Sexuality Studies major from Shakopee, Minnesota. She has been very involved in the Studio Art and Theater department during her time here at Gustavus. Jada met with us to talk about her experiences.  Why did you come to Gustavus? I really liked the landscape, […]

Lifelong Learning and Connection: Alumni Collaborate at MMEA

The 2024 MMEA Midwinter Clinic featured the collaboration of two Gustavus Alumni from the class of 2007, Justin Schramm and Katherine Johns Bergman. Justin is now the band director at Prior Lake High School and Katherine is a successful freelance composer with her pieces being performed across the country. At this year’s MMEA Midwinter Clinic, […]

The Artistry and Mestizx Narratives of Vick Quezada at Gustavus Adolphus College

Acclaimed artist Vick Quezada is coming to Gustavus Adolphus College to share their artwork and their story with the public and student body alike. Their works are currently on display at Schaefer Art Gallery at Gustavus Adolphus College, and will remain until Sunday, April 7. There will be a public reception on Tuesday, March 19 […]

Unity and Diversity: Gustavus Alumni Collaborate in the Art of Theater

Photo credit: Alex Clark and Andre Shoals Gustavus Adolphus College has a variety of opportunities and networks for students and alumni. Whether you are in psychology, sports management, or studio art, there is something for you to take away from the school and a community here waiting for you. Two theater alumni Constance Brevell ‘14 […]

From Florida to Vegas: Jake Lucas ’25

Jake Lucas ’25 stays busy on campus, taking full advantage of the Gustavus liberal arts experience. The Public Accounting major and Music minor is a varsity tennis and a French horn player with the Gustavus Wind Orchestra. When both groups planned out-of-state trips, Lucas found a way to go with both. To opposite sides of […]

Anya Menk 22’ Returns to Gustavus for Jazz Performance with Gustavus Faculty and Friends

Anya Menk 22’ will return to Gustavus on February 23 19 at 7 p.m. for a jazz performance featuring original songs, tunes with lyrics written by Anya, and jazz standards. Alongside Anya will be Ryan Rader on drums, Eric Zimmerman on bass, adjunct guitar professor Johnathan Moeller on guitar, and Evan Bierer on the saxophone. […]

From Mexico to Saint Peter: Mariana’s Journey through Art and Theatre at Gustavus

Mariana Rodriguez-Guzman (Mar) is a senior Theatre and Studio Art major with a minor in Costume Design from Mexico City, Mexico. She has been in numerous theater productions at Gustavus, and has created art that can be found both on campus and in Sain. Peter. Mar met with us to talk about her experience at […]

Shakespeare and Gustavus

The theater department at Gustavus Adolphus College has been hard at work putting together their production of William Shakespeare’s Cymbeline. Rehearsed almost exclusively during the month of January, the cast worked Monday through Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. to bring this all together, with director Matthew Trucano and cast member Timothy Snyder ‘27 […]


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