Archive for May, 2012

Work by Sesquicentennial Sculptor Greg Mueller Selected for Mankato Public Art Tour

Sculptor Greg Mueller, the Gustavus Sesquicentennial Sculptor, is one of 43 national artists whose works have been selected for the 2012 Mankato Public Art Tour. The piece is titled "Portal for the Agrarian" and is created from reclaimed agricultural salvage and cast iron. The 12-foot high sculpture is located just off of Veterans' Bridge on 2nd Street and Main.

Summer Music Strings Institute Set for Gustavus

The summer of 2012 welcomes an addition to the summer programs schedule at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota, as the Gustavus Summer Music Strings Institute opens its doors June 17 - 22 in the Schaefer Fine Arts Center. Information and registration for this 6-day, intensive string study institute, led by Dr. Justin Knoepfel and other members of the Gustavus Department of Music, is available online at

Gustavus & Guthrie Partner to Offer Summer Audition Boot Camp

The Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis and Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter have announced that they are partnering to offer a unique and intensive summer Theater Audition Boot Camp, June 24-30, 2012.

Gustavus Wind Orchestra Presents Season Finale May 26

Under the direction of Conductor Douglas Nimmo, the Gustavus Wind Orchestra will present the Department of Music's season finale on Saturday, May 26, beginning at 8:00 p.m. in Jussi Björling Recital Hall. This finale concert, offered the night before commencement each year, is open to the public at no charge.

Holly Swift & Linda Gammel Open Amidst Trees in Schaefer Gallery

Minnesota artists Holly Swift and Linda Gammel bring their recent works in an exhibition, Amidst Trees, to the Schaefer Gallery on the Gustavus campus. The exhibition of paintings, drawings and photography from the natural world opens April 9 and runs through May 25. The gallery is open daily from 9-5 and on weekend from noon to 5. Admission is free.

Hillstrom Museum Showing Senior Exhibition 2012: Unveiled

Senior Exhibition 2012: Unveiled is on display at the Hillstrom Museum of Art from Honors Day, May 5, through Commencement, May 27. This exhibition is a culminating event in the curriculum of the ten senior studio art majors and is a required component of their studies. It demonstrates the diversity of styles and approaches taken by the student artists, some of whom intend to continue studying or working in art after graduation. On display are works by Passang Chozom, Samuel Hemmerich, Eydie Kramer, Blong Lor, MaiYia Moua, Cassandra Napoli, Heather Pallas, David Pedersen, Zabrina Stellburg, and Evan Taylor.

Symphony Concert Fund-Raiser Features Competition Winners

The Department of Music at Gustavus Adolphus College is pleased to feature its annual concerto/aria competition winners in the Gustavus Symphony Orchestra's spring concert, under the direction of Conductor Ruth Lin, Saturday, May 12 at 1:30 p.m. In addition to the performances by the competition winners, the concert will be a special concert for the members of the Symphony as it is a fund-raiser for the Star Fish Project, a non-profit charity founded at Gustavus that provides school supplies and clothes to children in southern Africa. The Symphony toured in South Africa in January and delivered over 300 pounds of supplies and clothes to schools in the townships surrounding Cape Town as part of the Star Fish Project. Admission to the concert is free. Donations will be accepted in the lobby following the performance in Jussi Bjorling Recital Hall.

Gustavus Brassworks! Concert Sunday

"Lots of Brass" may best describe Sunday's concert in Jussi Björling Recital Hall on the Gustavus Adolphus College campus. The annual Brassworks! event features the Veritas Quartet, the Gustavus Trumpet Ensemble, the Christ Chapel Brass Quintet, the Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble and the Trombone Choir. The May 13 Brassworks! concert will begin at 3:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

Lucia Singers & St. Ansgar’s Chorus Concert Saturday

The Department of Music at Gustavus Adolphus College will present a combined concert of its men's and women's choruses on Saturday, May 12 at 7:30 p.m. in Christ Chapel on the Gustavus campus. The Lucia Singers women's chorus and the St. Ansgar's men's chorus, under the direction of Brandon Dean, will be assisted by pianists Nicole Wamma and Beth Winterfeldt and organist Karl Grant for this performance. The event is open to the public at no charge.

Schultz, Peterson & Hinman Set for Student Recitals

May 12 and 13 mark the final weekend of junior and senior recitals from the Gustavus Department of Music for the academic year at Gustavus Adolphus College. The weekend features senior soprano Alisson Schultz on May 12 in Jussi Björling Recital Hall and junior organist Meghan Peterson and junior harpist Kimmy Hinman on May 13 in Christ Chapel. Both recitals are free and open to the public.