• Apr. 14–Jun. 9Texas National Juried Competition & Exhibition

    Texas National Juried Competition & Exhibition

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    • Sat., Apr. 14–Sat., Jun. 9, The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House

    Presented by the School of Art (The Gallery Series)

    Acclaimed art critic and author Jed Perl will serve as juror for the 24th annual Texas National, Stephen F. Austin State University’s acclaimed art competition and exhibition, which opens Saturday, April 14, and runs through June 10 in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House, SFA’s historic art gallery in downtown Nacogdoches.

    The event opens with the juror’s talk at 5 p.m., followed by a reception from 6 to 8 p.m., during which time competition winners will be announced.

    The exhibition and reception are sponsored in part by the SFA Friends of the Visual Arts, Nacogdoches Junior Forum, The Flower Shop and R&K Distributors, Inc. The Cole Art Center is located at 329 E. Main St. For more information, call (936) 468-1131.

  • May. 10–Jun. 16John Daniel Exhibition

    John Daniel Exhibition

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    • Thu., May. 10–Sat., Jun. 16, The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House

    Presented by the School of Art (The Gallery Series)

    The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and School of Art will present an exhibition of work by former SFA art professor John Daniel showing May 10 through June 16 in Reavley Gallery in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House.

    A reception is planned for 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, June 2, at The Cole Art Center.

  • Jun. 1Friday Night Film - Valley Uprising

    Friday Night Film - Valley Uprising

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

    Presented by the School of Art

    The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art and the Friends of the Visual Arts will present a free, one-night special screening of the documentary “Valley Uprising” at 7 p.m. Friday, June 1, in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.

    Narrated by acclaimed actor Peter Sarsgaard and produced by Emmy Award-winning Sender Films with Big UP Productions, “Valley Uprising” recounts the history of Yosemite’s bold tradition: half a century of struggle against the laws of gravity and the laws of the land.

    The Cole Art Center is located at 329 E. Main St. For more information, call (936) 468-1131.

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  • Jun. 28–Jul. 14Annual 12 x 12 Scholarship Fundraiser

    Annual 12 x 12 Scholarship Fundraiser

    • Thu., Jun. 28–Sat., Jul. 14, The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House

    Presented by the School of Art (The Gallery Series)

    The purpose of 12x12 is to raise funds for the FVA scholarships and grants that that are awarded to SFA art students. Between $12,000 and $15,000 is awarded annually in scholarships to deserving students in the School of Art. Silent bidding ($250 minimum) begins Thursday, June 28, at The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House and will continue up to the day of the art party, which is planned for 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, July 14, at the art center. The silent auction features 12-by-12-inch pieces of art created by approximately 70 artists from Nacogdoches, Lufkin and other areas of East Texas. Anyone may silently bid on the unique one-of-a-kind pieces, according to Crystal Hicks, event committee chairwoman.

  • Jun. 29–Jul. 19Pinkalicious the Musical

    Pinkalicious the Musical

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    • Fri., Jun. 29, 10 a.m., W.M. Turner Auditorium
    • Sat., Jun. 30, 6:30 p.m., W.M. Turner Auditorium
    • Sat., Jul. 7, 2 p.m., W.M. Turner Auditorium
    • Tue., Jul. 10:
      • 2 p.m., W.M. Turner Auditorium
      • 10 a.m., W.M. Turner Auditorium
    • Sat., Jul. 14, 6:30 p.m., W.M. Turner Auditorium
    • Wed., Jul. 18, 2 p.m., W.M. Turner Auditorium
    • Thu., Jul. 19, 10 a.m., W.M. Turner Auditorium

    Presented by the School of Theatre (SummerStage Festival)

    The School of Theatre at Stephen F. Austin State University will present “Pinkalicious the Musical” for the 2018 summer theatre season. The SummerStage Festival is sponsored in part by Tipton Ford Lincoln.

    “Pinkalicious the Musical” with book by Elizabeth Kann and Victoria Kann, music by John Gregor, and lyrics by John Gregor, Elizabeth Kann and Victoria Kann, is the story of Pinkalicious, a little girl who can't stop eating pink cupcakes. “Pinkalicious” is a musical for young audiences that also has a message about being true to what makes you unique and the importance of family.

    “Pinkalicious the Musical” will be presented in Turner Auditorium at 10 a.m. June 29, July 10 and 19; at 2 p.m. July 7, 10 and 18; and at 6:30 p.m. June 30 and July 14. General admission tickets are $8. A pay-what-you-can performance is at 2 p.m. July 10.

    For tickets or more information, visit www.finearts.sfasu.edu or call (936) 468-6407 or (888) 240-ARTS.

    Single tickets: $8 for adult/senior/student. Purchase tickets online or by phone: 888.240.ARTS (936.468.6407).
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