Fine Arts at Honors Weekend Posted on May 5th, 2022 by

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.
STEAMery/Theatre Lobby

A reception for theatre and dance award recipients and their families.

Honors Day Music Recital
1:30-3 p.m.
Jussi Björling Recital Hall

Featuring senior music students: Brandon Guenther (clarinet), Isabella La Marca (soprano), Jessica Logue (bass clarinet), Eli McMahon (tenor), Anya Menk (mezzo-soprano and piano), Peter Neuman (baritone), Lauren Russell (viola), Jill Shoen (french horn), and Adam Ward (baritone).

Music Honors Day Certificates will also be presented.

Theatre Production – Gloria
3:30 p.m.
Rob and Judy Gardner Laboratory Theatre
With additional performances May 5-6 at 8 p.m. and May 8 at 2 p.m.
By Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
Directed by Visiting Assistant Professor Kimberly Braun

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ Pulitzer Prize finalist, Gloria, is a modern workplace comedy with biting humor and devastating consequences. Tensions are high as a group of aspiring writers face the boredom of their desk jobs. Dealing with social exclusion, competition, and toxic work environments Gloria raises the question: after trauma, who owns the story?

Content warning: this production contains violence, weapons, strong language, and loud noises.

Senior Art Majors Exhibition Opening Reception
4 – 6 p.m.
Hillstrom Museum of Art

A reception with the senior art majors featured in the exhibition Closing Time: Senior Studio Art Majors Exhibition 2022. The exhibition will be on view at the Hillstrom Museum of Art, Gustavus Adolphus College, from the College’s Honors Day, May 7, through Commencement, May 21, 2022.

This exhibition is a culminating event in the curriculum of the graduating 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.  Works by Megan Aber, Gigi deGrood, Preston Hanstad, Heather Holten, Anna-Olivia Machado, Hannah Reckinger, Sophie Seivert, Livija Shaeffer, Sanjeeda Shutrishna, Serena Small, Jennifer Stageberg, Gretchen Van Ess, and Geneva VanWyk will be on display.

Regular Museum hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and weekends, 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.  All exhibitions and related programming are free and open to the public.  For more information, visit the Museum’s website at

Choral Showcase
7:30 p.m.
Christ Chapel

The Gustavus Department of Music is proud to present the Gustavus Choir, the Choir of Christ Chapel, and the Lucia Singers for the 2022 Choral Showcase.


Sunday, May 8

Spring Jazz Showcase: Gustavus Jazz, the Adolphus Jazz, and the Vocal Jazz Ensemble
1:30-3 p.m.
Jussi Björling Recital Hall

The Gustavus Department of Music is proud to present the first of two concerts for the Spring Jazz Showcase.  This concert will feature performances by the Adolphus Jazz and Vocal Jazz ensembles, both under the direction of Dr. Masa Ishikawa, as well as the Gustavus Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Dr. Dave Stamps

Spring Jazz Showcase: Jazz Combos and Soloists
4:30-6 p.m.
Jussi Björling Recital Hall

The Gustavus Department of Music is proud to present the second and final concert as part of the Spring Jazz Showcase.  This concert will feature performances from the jazz combos and vocal jazz soloists

Dance Honors Concert: Angry Bloody Dancers
7:30 p.m.
Anderson Theatre

Dance Honors students Tessa Longshore ’22, Hannah Saunders ’22, and Lillian Kline ’22 present their honors concert.


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