• Mar. 30–May. 6Works by Vera Barnett

    Works by Vera Barnett

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    • Wed., Mar. 30–Fri., May. 6, Griffith Gallery

    Presented by the School of Art (The Gallery Series)

    Artist Vera Barnett draws upon earlier artists such as Hieronymus Bosch, Masaccio and Grant Wood, and reinterprets their themes and relationships with her own unique and personal approach.

    A reception with the artist takes place in Griffith Gallery on April 21 at 5 p.m., followed by a wine-and-cheese reception at 6 p.m. in Cole Art Center.

  • Apr. 1First Friday Films: Shadow of the House

    First Friday Films: Shadow of the House

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    • Fri., Apr. 1, 7 p.m., The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House

    Presented by the School of Art (Special Art Events)

    Working alone, Allie Humenuk, director of Shadow of the House, filmed Morell and his family for over 7 years both at home and abroad. During the film, Morell returns to Cuba for the first time since his escape in 1962. This decision, and the intense anger and fear it arouses in his family, forces him to wrestle with his sense of identity, familial allegiance, and cultural politics. Shadow of the House explores the intersection between these issues and Morell’s idiosyncratic artistic vision.

  • Apr. 7–Apr. 9SFA Opera: The Bartered Bride

    SFA Opera: The Bartered Bride

    • Thu., Apr. 7–Sat., Apr. 9, 7:30 p.m., W.M. Turner Auditorium

    Presented by the School of Music

    No description available.

    Single tickets: $15 for adult, $10 for senior, $7.50 for student. Purchase tickets online or by phone: 888.240.ARTS (936.468.6407).
  • Apr. 8–Apr. 9The Lover

    The Lover

    Harold Pinter
    • Fri., Apr. 8, 7:30 p.m., Downstage Theatre
    • Sat., Apr. 9:
      • 2 p.m., Downstage Theatre
      • 7:30 p.m., Downstage Theatre

    Presented by the School of Theatre (Student Productions)

    Directed by Bobby Malbrough.

    Single tickets: $4 for adult/senior/student. Purchase tickets online or by phone: 888.240.ARTS (936.468.6407).
  • Apr. 9–Jun. 11Texas National 2016

    Texas National 2016

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    • Sat., Apr. 9–Sat., Jun. 11, The Cole Art Center, Ledbetter Gallery

    Presented by the School of Art (Special Art Events)

    SFA’s 22nd annual juried competition and exhibition provides emerging artists an opportunity to have work juried by highly acclaimed artist Abelardo Morell. Exhibition opening at 6 p.m., April 9.

  • Apr. 9–Jun. 11Photography of Abelardo Morell

    Photography of Abelardo Morell

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    Photography of Abelardo Morell
    • Sat., Apr. 9–Sat., Jun. 11, The Cole Art Center, Reavley Gallery

    Presented by the School of Art (Special Art Events)

    Works of Abelardo Morell, distinguished photographer and juror for the 22nd Texas National, will be on display in Reavley Gallery at the Cole Art Center, with subjects touching on childhood, money, still life and book illustration.

    Morell will give an artist's talk at 5 p.m. Saturday, April 9, at the art center, followed by the announcement of this year's Texas National winners during the exhibitions' opening reception, which begins at 6 p.m.

  • Apr. 12Contemporary Guitar Ensemble

    Contemporary Guitar Ensemble

    • Tue., Apr. 12, 7:30 p.m., Cole Concert Hall

    Presented by the School of Music

    No description available.

  • Apr. 12Wind Ensemble

    Wind Ensemble

    • Tue., Apr. 12, 7:30 p.m., W.M. Turner Auditorium

    Presented by the School of Music

    No description available.

  • Apr. 14Ava Pine, soprano

    Ava Pine, soprano

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    • Thu., Apr. 14, 7:30 p.m., W.M. Turner Auditorium

    Presented by the College of Fine Arts (The University Series)

    A native of Texas, Ava Pine continues to dazzle audiences and critics with her rewarding vocalism and compelling commitment to character, creating vivid and captivating portraits on stage. Equally at home with opera, oratorio or recital, and accomplished in works ranging from baroque to contemporary, she brings great vocal and dramatic range to her work.

    Single tickets: $25 for adult, $20 for senior, $10 for student. Purchase tickets online or by phone: 888.240.ARTS (936.468.6407).
  • Apr. 14Trombone Choir

    Trombone Choir

    • Thu., Apr. 14, 7:30 p.m., Cole Concert Hall

    Presented by the School of Music

    No description available.

  • Apr. 15Rumpelstiltskin

    Rumpelstiltskin

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    The Panto Company USA
    • Fri., Apr. 15:
      • 9:30 a.m., W.M. Turner Auditorium
      • 12:30 p.m., W.M. Turner Auditorium

    Presented by the College of Fine Arts (The Children’s Performing Arts Series (CPAS))

    Daisy can spin gold from straw. A greedy King locks her in a stable and demands that she turn all the straw into gold. Daisy looks doomed until a strange little man, Rumpelstiltskin, appears and promises to spin the straw into gold in return for her necklace. The King is delighted but locks her up again - wanting twice as much straw to spin! Will the magical Rumpelstiltskin return to help Daisy? Find out as The Panto Company USA spins this classic tale into a golden show for children of all ages, filled songs and amazing audience participation. Don't miss it!

    Target Grades: PreK to 3

    Tickets are $7.50 for individuals or $6 per person for groups of 20 or more. To purchase tickets, call 888.240.ARTS or 936.468.6407.
  • Apr. 18Percussion Ensemble

    Percussion Ensemble

    • Mon., Apr. 18, 6 p.m., Cole Concert Hall

    Presented by the School of Music

    No description available.

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  • Apr. 19Symphonic Band & University Band

    Symphonic Band & University Band

    • Tue., Apr. 19, 7:30 p.m., W.M. Turner Auditorium

    Presented by the School of Music

    No description available.

  • Apr. 21Swingin’ Axes and Swingin’ Aces

    Swingin’ Axes and Swingin’ Aces

    • Thu., Apr. 21, 7:30 p.m., Cole Concert Hall

    Presented by the School of Music

    No description available.

  • Apr. 24Steel Band

    Steel Band

    • Sun., Apr. 24, 6 p.m., Cole Concert Hall

    Presented by the School of Music

    No description available.

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  • Apr. 25Orchestra of the Pines

    Orchestra of the Pines

    • Mon., Apr. 25, 7:30 p.m., Cole Concert Hall

    Presented by the School of Music (The Concert Series)

    Featuring:

    • Overture to Tannauser by Richard Wagner; Jeff Leung, guest conductor
    • Piano Concerto No. 1 in E-flat major by Franz Liszt; Ning An, guest pianist
    • Scheherazade, Op. 35 by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

    Single tickets: $8 for adult, $6 for senior, $3 for student. Purchase tickets online or by phone: 888.240.ARTS (936.468.6407).
  • Apr. 26–Apr. 30The Festival of New American Plays

    The Festival of New American Plays

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    • Tue., Apr. 26–Sat., Apr. 30, 7:30 p.m., Downstage Theatre
    • Sat., Apr. 30, 2:00 p.m., Downstage Theatre

    Presented by the School of Theatre (The Mainstage Series)

    Directed by Jack Heifner.

    This biennial play-reading event directed by Jack Heifner, SFA’s playwright-in-residence, showcases the work of some of the most renowned playwrights in the nation in a five-day festival. Each selected new play is presented twice in staged readings featuring SFA theatre students. This is a wonderful opportunity for East Texas audiences to view ‘theatre in the making’ and for SFA students to work with top professional playwrights.

    “cul-de-sac”

    Three couples search for the meaning of their lives on a dead-end street. From John Cariani, the author of the wildly popular play “Almost, Maine,” and the current star of Broadway’s “Something Rotten,” this funny and touching evening examines love and loss in modern day suburbia.

    “Julia & Ellie”

    In this adaptation of a 1901 play by Gabriela Zapolska, acclaimed theatre artist Chiori Miyagawa creates an exciting fusion of movement, music and sound. Billed as a comedy and tragedy in every moment, this evening explores the passion of two sisters and a wife for one charismatic man.

    “Bury Me In This”

    This black comedy by SFA’s playwright-in-residence and the author of “Vanities,” Jack Heifner, is the zany memoir of a boy with nothing but the movies of the 1950s and ’60s to guide him as he experiences life, love, death, sex and survival in a small Texas town.

    All plays are recommended for adult audiences.

    Single tickets: $15 for adult, $10 for senior, $7.50 for student. Purchase tickets online or by phone: 888.240.ARTS (936.468.6407).
  • Apr. 27Mary Druhan, guest clarinet recital

    Mary Druhan, guest clarinet recital

    • Wed., Apr. 27, 7:30 p.m., Music Recital Hall

    Presented by the School of Music

    No description available.

  • Apr. 29Rockin’ Axes

    Rockin’ Axes

    • Fri., Apr. 29, 7:30 p.m., Cole Concert Hall

    Presented by the School of Music

    No description available.

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