Fine Arts

Senior Spotlight: Gigi deGrood

Gigi deGrood is a Studio Art and Art History double major from Edina, Minnesota. In the future she plans to take a gap year, refine her art portfolio, and apply to graduate programs for a Master of Fine Arts degree. Professor Betsy Byers says that deGrood “Gigi oozes style. She brings a mix of humor […]

Senior Spotlight: Brandon Guenther

Brandon Guenther is an Instrumental Music Education major from Owatonna, Minnesota. He performed with the Gustavus Wind Orchestra and the Gustavus Chamber Winds. Professor Karrin Meffert-Nelson says: “Brandon has a bright future ahead of him in the music profession! Brandon has so much joy when creating and learning about music and that energy infuses into […]

Senior Spotlight: Geneva VanWik

Geneva VanWyk is a Studio Art and Philosophy double major with a minor in Geography from Harrisonburg, Virginia. After graduation, they plan to attend graduate school and start beekeeping. Professor Nicolas Darcourt describes Geneva as such, “Geneva has a drive for new ideas and new approaches which is wonderful to attempt to teach to. I […]

Senior Spotlight: Anya Menk

Anya Menk is a Vocal and Instrumental Music Education with Honors in Composition from Le Center, Minnesota. She performed with the Gustavus Wind Orchestra, the Gustavus Choir, the Gustavus Jazz Band, and the Kansas City and New Orleans Jazz Combos. Professor Patricia Snapp describes Anya as a “very talented and versatile singer. I will miss […]

Senior Spotlight: Anna-Olivia Machado

Anna-Olivia Machado is a Studio Art and Biology double major from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In the future, she plans to move to the Twin Cities area to be a part of their studio arts scene. Professor Kristen Lowe describes Machado as “a student who has really wrestled with the question of what Art is capable of […]

Gustavus Choir Launches 2022 West Coast Tour

The Gustavus Choir, under the direction of Dr. Brandon Dean, is excitedly anticipating their departure for their upcoming tour of the west coast beginning on Sunday, May 22, 2022. This year the choir will begin their tour in Seattle and work their way down the coast, eventually arriving in Los Angeles for the final stop […]

Fine Arts Preview: May 16 – 22

Photo Credit: Stan Waldhauser ’71 Our last week before commencement features two concerts with the Gustavus Choir and the Gustavus Wind Orchestra. Have a great summer! Gustavus Choir Home Concert Thursday, May 19 8:00 p.m. Christ Chapel Gustavus Wind Orchestra Finale Concert Friday, May 20 7:00 p.m. Christ Chapel

Fine Arts Weekly Preview: May 9 to May 15

This week features the last students recital with Zoë Zarth and Adam Ward, and the on-going arts exhibitions: Insides & Outsides and Closing Time. Zoë Zarth, Junior Recital Tuesday, May 10 7:30 p.m. Jussi Björling Recital Hall Adam Ward, Senior Recital Saturday, May 14 7:00 p.m. Jussi Björling Recital Hall Insides & Outsides: Mmmmmmmmm Junior […]

Fine Arts at Honors Weekend

Coming to campus for honors weekend? There are lots of ways to help honor our fine arts students, from the senior studio art majors exhibition in the Hillstrom Museum of Art to the spring theatre production of Gloria, so be sure to check them out! Saturday, May 7 Theatre and Dance Honors Reception 11:45 a.m. […]

Closing Time: Senior Studio Art Majors Exhibition 2022

As the academic year comes to a close and seniors prepare to graduate, the Hillstrom Museum of Art has one last exhibition featuring senior students at Gustavus Adolphus College. Opening May 7, Closing Time: Senior Studio Art Majors Exhibition 2022 features work by the graduating senior studio art majors. There will be an opening reception […]