Fine Arts Weekly Preview October 31 – November 6 Posted on October 31st, 2022 by

This week features the opening of TRAGEDY: a tragedy, at the Gardner Laboratory Theater, as well as the first day of the Honor Band Festival.

Theater Production- TRAGEDY: a tragedy
Gardner Laboratory Theater
November 3, 4, and 5, 8:00-10:00 p.m.
November 5, 2:00-4:00 p.m.

“It is night-time in the world. Everyone’s afraid, like in real life. Real life on Earth, on television. Before it all, whatever it is, stands a dashing reporter, talking. Perfectly groomed, dressed in appropriate clothing, properly grave as the moment demands. He stands for us, somehow, standing there. His teeth are amazing.”

Honor Band Festival
Gustavus Adolphus College
November 6 and 7

This Honor Band Festival will take place from Sunday, November 6, to Monday, November 7 and will feature special guest conductor Dr. Leo Sakomoto from California State University – Bakersfield. Students will also work with Dr. Heidi Johanna Miller, Dr. Karrin Meffert-Nelson, and Dr. James Patrick Miller throughout the festival.

The Hillstrom Museum is displaying: FOCUS IN/ON: George Ault’s Lower Broadway and His Traumatic Life / Ralston Crawford: Torn Signs, Oscar Bluemner’s Sonnet Series, and Stuart Davies in Black and White, trio of focused exhibits from the Vilcek Foundation, New York City
September 19 to November 6 (closing this week!)
9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday – Friday
1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday – Sunday

The FOCUS IN/ON project explores artist Ault, his work, and the chronic mental health issues that plagued him throughout his career.  Ault suffered numerous mental traumas, including the loss of all three of his brothers and a sister-in-law to suicide, and Ault’s own sudden death was also ruled a suicide.

Concurrent with the FOCUS IN/ON exhibit is a trio of exhibits organized by the Vilcek Foundation in New York City, featuring the works of three American Modernists, a primary focus of the Foundation’s art collection.

More Information can be found here: Link to Details about Hillstrom Exhibits

The Schaefer Art Gallery is displaying: Student Creative Suite ‘22
October 15 – November 10
9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday – Friday
1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday

This exhibition features the Good Art Bad Art FTS Exhibition – Salon des Refuses, Junior Studio Art Major Summer Grant Recipients, and Faculty/Student Collaboration Research Grant Priscilla Briggs, Cora Hentges.


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