Fine Arts Weekly Preview: February 27 to March 5 Posted on February 26th, 2023 by

This week features the opening reception of MSU prints: John Winkler and Students, a concert by The Twin Cities Jazz Composers Orchestra, and a lecture and a recital with guest artist Derek Polischuk.

Opening Reception: MSU Prints: John Winkler and Students
Monday, February 27 | 4:30 4:30 p.m.
Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Weekends 1:00 p.m. – 5 :00p.m.
Schaefer Art Gallery

The Schaefer Arts Gallery presents the opening reception of the MSU Prints: John Winkler and students exhibit, with an artist talk with John Winkler. Open to the public.

The Twin Cities Jazz Composers’ Orchestra
Friday, March 3 | 3:00 p.m.

Bjōrling Recital Hall

The Gustavus Department of Music is proud to present The Twin Cities Jazz Composers’ Orchestra. The ensemble will perform premiere original compositions. More information here: Twin Cities Jazz Composers Orchestra

Guest Artist Derek Polischuk
Lecture: Sunday, March 5 | 2:00 p.m.
Recital: Sunday, March 5 | 6:00 p.m.

Bjōrling Recital Hall

Derek Kealii Polischuk is professor of piano and director of piano pedagogy at the Michigan State University College of Music. Originally from San Diego, Polischuk studied with Krzysztof Brzuza before attending the University of Southern California, where he received the Doctor of Music Arts degree in Piano Performance with distinction under the tutelage of Daniel Pollack.

Hillstrom Opening Reception: Improvised Structures: Recent Sculptural Works by Nicolas Darcourt & Elizabeth Catlett
Hillstrom Museum of Art
Monday to Friday: 9 a.m. to 4:00 p.m,
Weekends: 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 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.


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