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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.
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.
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.
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
Harp duo concert with Dr. Jaymee Haefner, North Texas State University harp professor and SFA adjunct faculty member Emily Mitchell.
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.
A party of sound, a fun-filled evening featuring jazz and pop music, the trombone choir will perform with drums, bass and guitar.
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.
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.
The quintet will be joined by artist performers from the string faculty for a performance of Rhapsody, by Texas composer Kerry Turner.
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.
Directed by Austin Holt.
Due to limited seating, advanced purchase is recommended.
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