Fine Arts Weekly Preview: February 13 – 19 Posted on February 13th, 2023 by

This week features a new exhibition at the Hillstrom Museum: Recent Sculptural Works by Nicolas Darcourt & Elizabeth Catlett, a Dance Masterclass by guest artist Marciano Silva dos Santos, as well as the Gustavus Wind Orchestra’s Home Concert and a performance in Minneapolis.

Hillstrom Opening Reception: Improvised Structures: Recent Sculptural Works by Nicolas Darcourt & Elizabeth Catlett
Hillstrom Museum of Art
Monday, February 13 7:00 p.m.

Nicolas Darcourt teaches ceramics in the Art and Art History Department at Gustavus Adolphus College. His ceramic works use press-molded objects and hand-built shapes to focus on a mix of architectural ornament, exposed layers of earth, engineered forms, monument, and manufactured byproduct. These coalesce into accumulations which express abstract notions of the confluence of memory, geography, and society.

African American artist Elizabeth Catlett (1915-2012) is considered through recently acquired works and through new poetry by exhibition collaborator Philip Bryant, a faculty member in the African/African Diaspora Studies Program and the English Department of Gustavus Adolphus College.  Catlett’s artworks and Bryant’s poetry are supplemented by paintings by Catlett’s contemporaries Jacob Lawrence (1917-2000) and Eldzier Cortor (1916-2015), lent by the Art Bridges Foundation of Bentonville, Arkansas.

Dance Masterclass with Guest Artist Marciano Silva dos Santos
Wednesday, February 15
10:30 – 11:30 (Lecture Demonstration) & 11:30 – 12:30 (Introductory Movement Class)
Gardner Laboratory Theatre

Gustavus Theatre and Dance is excited to welcome Marciano Silva dos Santos for his dance master class. Among many other accomplishments, Marciano Silva dos Santos founded his own dance company called Contempo Physical Dance in 2011. His dance company combines contemporary dance with an Afrocentric perspective.

He has created and performed in several full-length works of his own and hosted an international choreography residency in order to bring the works of acclaimed contemporary choreographers working in the African Diaspora to Minnesota, Including the Senegalese Patrick Acogny and the Brazilian Choreographer from Bale Folkloric of Bahia, Nildinha Fonseca. 

The session is open to the public.

Gustavus Wind Orchestra Home Concert
Christ Chapel
February 18th- 7:00

The Gustavus Department of Music is proud to present the Gustavus Wind Orchestra as they showcase their pieces performed in Spain and France for their J-term tour.

Gustavus Wind Orchestra in Minneapolis
House of Prayer Lutheran Church, Minneapolis
7625 Chicago Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55423, United States
February 19th- 5:00-7:00 p.m.

The Gustavus Wind Orchestra is performing at House of Prayer Lutheran Church.


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