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Texas Art Quilts 1993-2011 presents 26 works by Texas artists and comes to the Cole Art Center from the Texas Quilt Museum. Embracing both abstract and representational modes, these makers celebrate a variety of themes, including science, fantasy, political causes and natural beauty. The project is funded in part by a grant from the Quilter’s Guild of Dallas Helena Hibbs Endowment Fund. Critic and curator Dr. Sandra Sider will deliver a lecture at 3 p.m., Feb. 15, at the art center.
Mauro Manetti is a contemporary painter, draughtsman and sculptor whose work reflects a deep fascination with his Italian heritage. Drawing upon Ancient Roman mosaics, Byzantine icons and Early Renaissance art, Manetti creates richly decorative artefatto, or imaginary “artifacts,” often fragmentary in form, as though recovered from a ruin. This traveling exhibition was shown in the Czech Republic and Italy before coming to SFA Galleries. A reception with the artist will take place Wednesday, Feb. 5, from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Refined is a biennial exhibition of jewelry and metalwork hosted by the Art Metals program in the SFA School of Art since 1998. Refined VIII: Maker’s Choice challenges artists to display their authentic talent, free from the concern of modifying the work to satisfy one theme.
Curator of Modern and Contemporary Decorative Arts and Design for The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Cindi Strauss is the juror for the Refined 2014 competition and exhibition. Strauss will give a lecture at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, during which time she will present her work and announce winners, followed by a reception from 6 to 8 p.m.
Lorca’s classic tale of passion, conflicting loyalties and vengeance plays out to an inevitably tragic conclusion. Beautiful poetry illuminates the convergence of love, lust and violence as the scene shifts from daylight to moonlit night in rural Spain. Recommended for mature audiences.
Overture to The Wasps—Ralph Vaughan Williams
“Avant de quitter” from Faust—Charles Gounod; Cairee Mayfield, baritone
Tableux de Provence—Paule Maurice; Carly Hood, saxophone
Saxophone concerto—Alexander Glazunov; Kyle Glavanovitz, saxophone
Harp Concerto, first movement—Rheinhold Gliere; Susanna Campbell, harp
"O mio Fernando" from La Favorita—Gaetano Donizetti; Lindsay Lymer, mezzo-soprano
In collaboration with SFA faculty, SFA pianist Geneva Fung will perform chamber music featuring piano trios from 18th-21st centuries.
The recital will consist of works from the wide cello repertoire including compositions by Benedetto Marcello.
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.
The Gemini Flute Duo (SFA’s Christina Guenther and University of Houston’s Jennifer Keeney) will perform works for two flutes including Stephen Lias’ The Ghosts of Mesa Verde.
Guy Mor will discuss sound for film, video and television in his lecture, exploring both location audio and post-production. His work has been featured on networks such as ABC, ESPN, BET and Fuse.
The SFA Schools of Music and Theatre showcase their talent with one of the masterpieces of operatic literature, sung in English. The production, Gianni Schicchi and Sister Angelica, two one-act operas by Giacomo Puccini, will feature SFA’s outstanding student singers accompanied by orchestra and staged with full set and costumes.