Fine Arts

MENDACITY, Rob Ward '14 & Comfort Dolo '14 

Gusties Light Up Minnesota Fringe Festival

For most Minnesotans, summer means family vacation, time at the lake or in the Boundary Waters, a slower pace, and some time to themselves. For others, as July rolls into August, it means Minnesota’s Fringe Festival and their lives go from wild to crazy. Playwrights, directors, actors and theatre enthusiasts from around the country will […]

 

Gustavus Wind Orchestra Earns CBDNA Invite

Adding another accolade to its storied, 137-year history, the Gustavus Wind Orchestra has received word from the College Band Directors National Association that the ensemble has been honored with an invitation to perform at the 2016 CBDNA conference at Iowa State University. The invitation, a first for the Gustavus Wind Orchestra, followed an audition process […]

Berliner Dom by Cameron Jarvis 

Cameron Jarvis ’15 Artwork in Here & Somewhere Else Exhibition

Recent graduate Cameron Jarvis ’15 didn’t take long to get his art into another exhibition. Just two months after commencement and his participation in the Senior Studio Art Majors’ Exhibition in the Hillstrom Museum of Art, the young artist will have his work hanging in a one-man show titled Here and Somewhere Else: Artwork by […]

The Grammy-winning jazz vocalist Kurt Elling '89 and wife Jennifer, Tony Cenicola, photographer 

Where Nice Evenings Are Recalled by Kurt Elling ’89

(Written by Joanne Kaufman, The New York Times) The note-bending, soul-patch-sporting, Grammy-winning jazz singer Kurt Elling ’89 lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their daughter, Luiza, in a two-bedroom rental on the Upper West Side. The window in the eat-in kitchen offers a view of glorious sunsets (much photographed by the family); there are gracious […]

Birger Sandzén (Swedish-American, 1871-1954), Mountain Stream, Eldora, Colorado, 1941, oil on board, 25 x 30 inches 

Hillstrom Museum of Art Features Summer Viewing of Two Sanzén Landscapes

The Hillstrom Museum of Art has on view through its front window two oil paintings from its permanent collection.  These are by famed Swedish-American artist Birger Sandzén (1871-1954), who came to America from his native Sweden in 1894, settling in Lindsborg, Kansas, where he spent his career associated with Bethany College. In 1901, the artist […]

 

Symphony Finale Features Aria/Concerto Winners

As the 2014-15 academic year at Gustavus comes to a close, the Department of Music has one final public performance on the calendar. The Season Finale with the Gustavus Symphony Orchestra will include performances by the 2015 Concerto/Aria Competition winners and a student conductor on Saturday, May 30 at 8:00 p.m. Conducted by Dr. Ruth […]

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Senior Art Majors Exhibition Opens May 2 in Hillstrom Museum

Free Art Tasting (And False Advertising): Senior Art Majors Exhibition 2015 will continue to be on view at the Hillstrom Museum of Art, Gustavus Adolphus College, through Commencement, May 31, 2015.  The museum is open weekdays, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and weekends, 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Expanded hours will be in effect for Commencement […]

 

Coming Weekend Concludes Gustavus Recital Season

One more busy weekend of recitals and concerts concludes the end-of-the year performances in music at Gustavus. These events will be presented in Björling Recital Hall May 15 – 17 and will include the annual G Sharp, Vasa Wind Orchestra and Brassworks! spring concerts along with junior and senior recitals in flute, clarinet, guitar, saxophone […]

Hannah Enright '15 (Photography by Annie Galloway '15) 

Ruhl’s In the Next Room Opens in Anderson Thursday

The Department of Theatre and Dance at Gustavus presents its final main stage performance of the year, Sarah Ruhl’s In the Next Room, May 14-16 at 8:00 p.m. and May 17 at 2:00 p.m. Tickets for the Anderson Theatre production are available online at gustavustickets.com. In the Next Room or The Vibrator Play has been […]

The Choir of Christ Chapel, Brandon Dean, conductor 

Chapel Choir to Present “The Heart is the Compass” Tuesday

To conclude its 2015 Spring Concert Tour, the Choir of Christ Chapel, under the direction of Dr. Brandon Dean and accompanied by pianist Michael Asmus ’13, will present its Home Concert on Tuesday, May 12 at 7:30 p.m. in Christ Chapel. The concert, “The Heart is the Compass,” is the final of 6 performances on […]