Fine Arts

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 […]

Gustavus Theatre and Dance Embraces Online Theatre With 48-Hour Theatre Project

Emily Haugen ’23 (left) and AnnJelique Dunham ’24 (right) play the couple in “The White Noise,” directed and written by Miranda Johnsen ’21 for the 48-Hour Theatre Project. Over the weekend the Department of Theatre & Dance at Gustavus Adolphus College presented its “48-Hour Virtual Theatre Project.” Student directors Sam Peters ’23 and Miranda Johnsen […]

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 […]