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Events : Calendar

April 2014

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  • Sixth Annual Pen & Pigment Collaboration
    Friday, March 21–Friday, April 18
    Griffith Gallery

    This collaborative project between SFA art and creative writing students demonstrates the inspiration of each group in tandem. Exhibited side by side will be visual works created in response to a partner-student’s writing and literature written in response to another student’s art. Opening reception March 21, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

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  • Misha Quint, Guest Cello Recital
    Tuesday, April 1
    7:30 p.m.
    Cole Concert Hall

    Misha Quint, an internationally known cellist and chamber music collaborator, will share his musical mastery, giving a concert and a masterclass for both SFA students and the community.

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  • SFJAZZ Collective
    Thursday, April 3
    7:30 p.m.
    W.M. Turner Auditorium

    Spend an evening immersed in jazz with the award-winning SFJAZZ Collective, a workshop band unlike any other in jazz. The group features a changing lineup with each member hand-selected to contribute his own unique sounds, styles and voices in a celebration of jazz as a quintessentially modern art form.

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  • Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
    Friday, April 4, 9:30 a.m.
    Friday, April 4, 12:30 p.m.
    W.M. Turner Auditorium

    Have you ever had a really rotten day? Alexander has... He wakes up with gum in his hair, he trips on a skateboard, and then he accidentally drops his sweater in the sink—all before breakfast! Laugh and sing along with Alexander’s misadventures in this hilarious musical, featuring book and lyrics by Judith Viorst, author of the best-selling classic book. Discover along with Alexander that sometimes, everyone has a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. Target Grades: K-3

  • Haefner-Mitchell Harp Duo, Guest/Faculty Recital
    Friday, April 4
    7:30 p.m.
    Cole Concert Hall

    Harp duo concert with Dr. Jaymee Haefner, North Texas State University harp professor and SFA adjunct faculty member Emily Mitchell.

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  • Staci Spring, Faculty Bassoon Recital
    Sunday, April 6
    7:30 p.m.
    Cole Concert Hall
  • Jun Watabe, Guest Saxophone Recital
    Monday, April 7
    7:30 p.m.
    Cole Concert Hall
  • Wind Ensemble
    Tuesday, April 8
    7:30 p.m.
    W.M. Turner Auditorium

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  • A Festival of New American Plays
    Tuesday, April 8, 7:30 p.m.
    Saturday, April 12, 2 p.m.
    Downstage Theatre

    This biennial festival brings world-famous playwrights and their newest works to the SFA campus for two staged readings of each play. Be a part of the excitement as you and the writers together watch these innovative presentations of what could become America’s newest award-winning dramas. Recommended for mature audiences.

    Events Schedule:

    April 8:

    • 7:30 p.m.—Entropy by Jack Heifner

    April 9:

    • 2 p.m.—Q&A “Working in the Theatre” (free)
    • 7:30 p.m.—A Southern Belle Primer (Or Why Princess Margaret Could Never Be a Kappa Kappa Gamma) by Ted Swindley; adapted from The Book by Maryln Schwartz

    April 10:

    • 1 p.m.—Q&A “Playwriting” (free)
    • 7:30 p.m.—Full Buck Moon by Staci Swedeen

    April 11:

    • 7:30 p.m.—Entropy by Jack Heifner

    April 12:

    • 2 p.m.—A Southern Belle Primer by Ted Swindley
    • 7:30 p.m.—Full Buck Moon by Staci Swedeen

    Entropy and Full Moon Buck are recommended for mature audiences.

    Southern Belle Primer by Ted Swindley
    Based on the book by Maryln Schwartz

    Being a belle is not a part time job... it is a cradle-to-grave commitment! “A Southern Belle Primer (Or Why Princess Margaret Could Never Be a Kappa Kappa Gamma)” is the hilarious new play that tells all. If you loved “Steel Magnolias,” you will just adore this little play, y’all! 

    Full Buck Moon by Staci Swedeen

    When Jill hits a deer on her honeymoon, her nightmare begins—especially when the deer turns into a buck impaled on her windshield. Jill and Richard must deal with the funny, frightening consequences, and in the process explore the question: Is there anything scarier than getting married?

    Entropy by Jack Heifner

    He’s a nerd. She’s a would-be artist. Having a child changes everything about their relationship. This funny and touching romance explores how you continue loving someone when your lives can never be the same.

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  • SFA Trombone Choir Concert
    Wednesday, April 9
    7:30 p.m.
    Cole Concert Hall

    A party of sound, a fun-filled evening featuring jazz and pop music, the trombone choir will perform with drums, bass and guitar.

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  • The Mix’n Matches Jazz Trio
    Thursday, April 10
    7:30 p.m.
    Cole Concert Hall

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  • Jerome Witkin: Paintings and Drawings
    Saturday, April 12–Saturday, June 14
    The Cole Art Center, Reavley Gallery

    American artist Jerome Witkin is recognized as one of the most formidable figurative painters working today. He has been called “a virtuoso painter” whose work is in dialogue with the old masters, social realism, history and even Abstract Expressionism. Witkin is the 2014 Texas National Juror, and his show coincides with that exhibition. Opening reception April 12, 6-8 p.m.

    Two special events are planned prior to the opening reception. On Friday evening, April 11, a 20th anniversary fundraiser party is planned that will feature food and entertainment at 6:30 p.m. at Karon Gillespie’s El Atascossa Ranch. Tickets are $85 single or $150 per couple and can be purchased through SFA’s Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407. Proceeds from this event go toward continuing to bring important contemporary art and artists to East Texas. On Saturday, April 12, prior to the opening reception, Los Angeles art dealer Jack Rutberg will interview Witkin at 5 p.m. in Morning Glory Yoga Studio, 207. E. Main St.

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  • Texas National 2014 Competition and Exhibition
    Saturday, April 12–Saturday, June 14
    The Cole Art Center, Ledbetter Gallery

    SFA’s 20th annual juried competition and exhibition attracts hundreds of entrants from across the nation, providing emerging artists an opportunity to have work juried by a highly acclaimed artist or critic. Opening reception and announcement of winners April 12, 6-8 p.m. The juror’s show opens at the same time upstairs in the Reavley Gallery. This year’s juror is the artist Jerome Witkin.

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  • Symphonic Band & University Band
    Tuesday, April 15
    7:30 p.m.
    W.M. Turner Auditorium

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  • Stone Fort Wind Quintet, Faculty Recital
    Wednesday, April 23
    7:30 p.m.
    Cole Concert Hall

    The quintet will be joined by artist performers from the string faculty for a performance of Rhapsody, by Texas composer Kerry Turner.

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  • Wayne Bergeron (with the SFA Swingin’ Axes & Swingin’ Aces)
    Thursday, April 24
    7:30 p.m.
    W.M. Turner Auditorium

    The SFA Swingin’ Axes welcomes jazz great Wayne Bergeron, a much sought-after trumpeter who is enjoying a career as one of the most active players in the world with studio dates, international touring, jazz concerts and guest solo appearances. The energetic and swingin’ evening will also include a performance by the SFA Swingin’ Aces.

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  • No Exit
    Friday, April 25, 7:30 p.m.
    Saturday, April 26, 2 p.m.
    Saturday, April 26, 7:30 p.m.
    Downstage Theatre

    Directed by Austin Holt.
    Due to limited seating, advanced purchase is recommended.

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  • Orchestra of the Pines
    Saturday, April 26
    7:30 p.m.
    W.M. Turner Auditorium

    “Broadway, Movies and Classics”

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  • SFA Bands’ Concert in the Park (free event)
    Sunday, April 27
    2 p.m.
    School Of Music

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  • Wind Symphony
    Monday, April 28
    7:30 p.m.
    W.M. Turner Auditorium

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  • Percussion Ensemble
    Wednesday, April 30
    7:30 p.m.
    Cole Concert Hall

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