Archive for 2021

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ART 224: Visual Information Art and History Connection

“I’m not receiving credit, but it has everything to do with what I’m studying,” Georgia Zutz ‘23 Communication Studies major answered when asked the question “Why are you taking ART 224? Is it essential towards your major?”  The Fall Semester course, ART 224: Visual Information analyzes historical documents, posters, and artwork and discusses its efficacy […]

Fine Arts Preview: November 15 – 21

This week features the opening reception of the Creative Summer Art Exhibit, the Fall Jazz Combo Concert, a recital from Anna DeGraff, and the Fall Concert featuring the Gustavus Philharmonic Orchestra and Campus Band. Opening Reception: Creative Summer 4:30 p.m. Monday, November 15 Schaefer Art Gallery Regular Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 […]

Fine Arts Preview: November 8 – 14

Photo Credit: Stan Waldhauser ’71 This week features the theater production The Misanthrope and the Jazz Fall Showcase. Theater Production: The Misanthrope Thursday, November 11 at 8:00 p.m. Friday, November 12 at 8:00 p.m. Saturday, November 13 at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, November 13 at 8:00 p.m. Sunday, November 14 at 2:00 p.m. Rob and Judy […]

Gustavus Adolphus College Presents The Misanthrope

Photo Credit: Kimberly Braun Have you ever wondered what the difference between 1660s French culture and modern reality TV is? Gustavus Adolphus College’s fall theatre production, The Misanthrope, takes a deeper look at the balance between societal conventions and upholding personal morals. Performances are November 11-13 at 8 p.m. and November 13 and 14 at […]

Fine Arts Preview: November 1-7

This week includes the Bjorling Music Festival Concert, performances by the Bardin-Niskala Duo, the Fall Band Concert, senior recital by Kyle Langer, and the final week of the Art for All: the Swedish Experience in Mid-America art exhibit. Bjorling Music Festival Concert 7:00 p.m. Monday, November 1 Christ Chapel Our honor band festival brings 250 […]

Mixing Avant Garde with 1660s French Fashion: Gustavus Senior Designs Costumes for Fall Production of “The Misanthrope”

Kjerstin Anderson '22 is the costume designer for the fall production of "The Misanthrope." For Gustavus Adolphus College’s fall production of The Misanthrope, senior Theatre major Kjerstin Anderson ’22 is the costume designer. The play, written by Moliere and directed by Visiting Assistant Professor Kimberly Braun ’11, is set in 1660s France and explores the […]

Arts Administration at Gustavus

On Oct. 19, 2021, the Fine Arts Department called all potential and current Arts Administration minors to meet and network. The event was hosted by professors and program directors Colleen Stockmann and Dave Stamps and Fine Arts Department Director Miguel Sousa. The Jazz club also gave a special performance while all the attendees mingled and […]

Fine Arts Week Preview: October 27-31

The Gustavus Symphony Orchestra returns from their Fall Break Tour with a home concert in Christ Chapel. As Gustavus students come back from Fall Break, the Gustavus Symphony Orchestra returns from their Fall Break Tour in a home concert at Christ Chapel. Plus, don’t miss Gustavus Violin faculty Natalia Moiseeva in her recital, or the […]

VocalEssence Christmas Concert Featuring Gustavus Alumni Wins Upper Midwest Emmy

The VocalEssence Chorus features multiple Gustavus Alumni. Picture Credit Bruce Silcox, courtesy of VocalEssence At the 22nd annual Upper Midwest Regional Emmys, Minneapolis-based VocalEssence’s Christmas concert, Welcome Christmas, received the Emmy for Entertainment, Long Form Content. Five Gustavus alumni performed in the concert, and VocalEssence Artistic Director/Founder Philip Brunelle was awarded an honorary Gustavus doctorate […]

The Gustavus Symphony Orchestra Embarks on Minnesota Tour

The Gustavus Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Dr. Ruth Lin, launches its 2021 Minnesota tour on October 23. The ensemble will perform in schools and churches throughout the state. “The Gustavus Symphony Orchestra is looking forward to our first fall break break”, says Dr. Lin. The symphony orchestra will be performing works of Verdi and Dvorak […]