Fine Arts Weekly Preview: April 10 to 16 Posted on April 9th, 2023 by

This week features the Gustavus Dance Company spring recital, the Gustavus Symphony Orchestra Spring concert, a student recital by Logann Harkness, as well as the Honor Orchestra finale concert.

The Gustavus Dance Company in Concert: that single fleeting moment
April 13 and 14 | 8:00 p.m.
April 16 | 2:00 p.m.
Gardner Theatre

Revel in the ephemeral nature of dance, existing solely in the body, revealing the essence of each moment in all its scintillating beauty and raw, courageous vulnerability. This year’s concert features the work of faculty Sarah Hauss, Giselle Mejia, Jill Patterson, Jeffrey Peterson, Melissa C. Rolnick, former faculty Michele Rusinko, and selected student work. Please join us as we celebrate Michele Rusinko’s leadership and legacy as director of dance at Gustavus for 34 years.

Logann Harkness ‘23 Student Recital
April 14 | 7:30 p.m.
Bjōrling Recital Hall

Gustavus Symphony Orchestra Spring Concert
April 15 | 7:30 p.m.
Bjōrling Recital Hall

Honor Orchestra Finale Concert
April 16 | 1:00 p.m.
Bjōrling Recital Hall

Improvised Structures: Recent Sculptural Works by Nicolas Darcourt
Exhibit open: Mon-Fri 9 AM – 5 PM, and 1-5 PM Sat-Sun

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.

Elizabeth Catlett in the Hillstrom Museum of Art
February 13 – April 23, 2023
Exhibit open: Mon-Fri 9 AM – 5 PM, and 1-5 PM Sat-Sun

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 Corter (1916-2015), lent by the Art Bridges Foundation of Bentonville, Arkansas.


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