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  • Aug. 31–Oct. 14Christopher Troutman: Drawing and Narrative

    Christopher Troutman: Drawing and Narrative

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    • Wed., Aug. 31–Fri., Oct. 14, Griffith Gallery

    Presented by the School of Art (Special Art Events)

    Artist reception from 5 to 6:30 p.m., Thursday, September 29.

  • Sep. 8–Oct. 15Featured Faculty Exhibition, Jeffie Brewer: 'when I get my hands on you'

    Featured Faculty Exhibition, Jeffie Brewer: 'when I get my hands on you'

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    • Thu., Sep. 8–Sat., Oct. 15, The Cole Art Center, Reavley Gallery

    Presented by the School of Art (Special Art Events)

    Artist and SFA School of Art faculty member Jeffie Brewer lures the viewer into a number of works recalling that "things aren't always what they seem." An opening reception takes place from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, September 8 in The Cole Art Center.

  • Sep. 8–Oct. 15SFA School of Art Annual Faculty Exhibition

    SFA School of Art Annual Faculty Exhibition

    • Thu., Sep. 8–Sat., Oct. 15, The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House

    Presented by the School of Art (The Gallery Series)

    The Annual School of Art Faculty Exhibition at Stephen F. Austin State University, featuring a separate show by Jeffie Brewer, assistant professor of sculpture and drawing, opens with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.

  • Oct. 3Orchestra of the Pines: “A Musical Homage”

    Orchestra of the Pines: “A Musical Homage”

    • Mon., Oct. 3, 7:30 p.m., Cole Concert Hall

    Presented by the School of Music (The Concert Series)

    • Le Tombeau de Couperin by Maurice Ravel
    • Saxophone Concerto by Paul Creston

      • I. Energetic
      • II. Meditative

      Claire Salli, alto saxophone

    • “Song to the Moon” from Rusalka by Antonin Dvořák;
      Kelsey Quinn, soprano

    • Symphony No. 8 in G major by Antonin Dvořák

    The Orchestra of the Pines opens its first concert of the season in full musical throttle. The first half is a musical homage within an homage. The orchestra presents Ravel’s Le Tombeau de Couperin, a work originally paying homage to the baroque master, François Couperin, but then taking a sentimental turn after Ravel’s experience during World War I. American composer, Paul Creston, born two years after Ravel’s death, tributes his compositional style to the influences of several including Ravel himself. Claire Salli, one of three 2016 concerto competition winners, joins the orchestra performing Creston’s Saxophone Concerto. The second half pays homage to the Bohemian master, Antonin Dvořák. Concerto/Aria winner, Kelsey Quinn, soprano, joins the orchestra in singing the sultry aria, “Song to the Moon” from Dvořák’s opera, Rusalka. The orchestra concludes the evening with Dvořák’s ever popular and idyllic eighth symphony.

    Single tickets: $8 for adult, $6 for senior, $3 for student. Purchase tickets online or by phone: 888.240.ARTS (936.468.6407).
  • Oct. 4–Nov. 5State of the Union (politics in art curated by Lauren Selden)

    State of the Union (politics in art curated by Lauren Selden)

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    • Tue., Oct. 4–Sat., Nov. 5, The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House

    Presented by the School of Art (The Gallery Series)

    Just in time for the 2016 presidential election, this multi-media exhibition will focus on social and political themes, including political campaigns, environmental concerns, education, immigration, human rights, trade, globalization and other contemporary concerns. A reception is planned from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, in Cole Art Center.

  • Oct. 4–Oct. 8Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson

    Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson

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    • Tue., Oct. 4–Sat., Oct. 8, 7:30 p.m., W.M. Turner Auditorium

    Presented by the School of Theatre (The Mainstage Series)

    The emo musical that took Broadway by storm is a raucous and exhilarating look at one of our nation’s founding rock stars.  With a blazing pop score, captivating sex-appeal and wagon-loads of goofy humor, Alex Timbers and Michael Friedman reinvent the life of our seventh president in a way that mischievously reveals how little has really changed in two centuries of America’s often crazy, sometimes brutal, always entertaining political spectacle.  The director of SFA’s smash-hit Spamalot returns to stage a gonzo history lesson as a hard-rock extravaganza. Single tickets: $15 for adult, $10 for senior and $7.50 for student/youth. Recommended for mature 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).
  • Oct. 4Ann Shoemaker and Kae Hosoda-Ayer, guest bassoon and piano recital

    Ann Shoemaker and Kae Hosoda-Ayer, guest bassoon and piano recital

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    • Tue., Oct. 4, 7:30 p.m., Cole Concert Hall

    Presented by the School of Music (Special Music Events)

    Dr. Ann Shoemaker will perform recital of music for bassoon and piano with collaborative artist Dr. Kae Hosoda-Ayer. Both are on faculty at the Baylor School of Music.

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  • Oct. 7First Friday Films: La Camioneta

    First Friday Films: La Camioneta

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

    Presented by the School of Art (Special Art Events)

    A journey between the U.S. and Guatemala, between life and death, and through an unfolding collection of moments, people and places that remind us of the interconnected world in which we live. Directed by Mark Kendall.

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  • Oct. 7Swingin' Axes and Swingin' Aces

    Swingin' Axes and Swingin' Aces

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

    Presented by the School of Music

    No description available.

  • Oct. 11Wind Ensemble

    Wind Ensemble

    • Tue., Oct. 11, 7:30 p.m., W.M. Turner Auditorium

    Presented by the School of Music

    No description available.

  • Oct. 13Big Head Blues Club Featuring Big Head Todd and the Monsters with Special Guests Mud Morganfield, Billy Branch and Ronnie Baker Brooks Presents 'The Songs of Willie Dixon'

    Big Head Blues Club Featuring Big Head Todd and the Monsters with Special Guests Mud Morganfield, Billy Branch and Ronnie Baker Brooks Presents 'The Songs of Willie Dixon'

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    • Thu., Oct. 13, 7:30 p.m., W.M. Turner Auditorium

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

    If you’re a fan of Muddy Waters and Bo Diddley, or even Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, and Rolling Stones, then you’ve heard the songs of Willie Dixon. Big Head Blues Club pays tribute to one of the most influential songwriters of early rock and roll.

    Single tickets: $25 for adult, $20 for senior, $10 for student/child (SFA students $3 with valid ID). Purchase tickets online or by phone: 888.240.ARTS (936.468.6407).
  • Oct. 14Film Screening: “Dead Man Walking”

    Film Screening: “Dead Man Walking”

    • Fri., Oct. 14, 7 p.m., The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House

    Presented by the School of Art

    “Dead Man Walking” is the biographical account of the relationship of Roman Catholic nun Helen Prejean and Louisiana State Penitentiary death row inmate Elmo Patrick Sonnier. In the film, Prejean is portrayed by actress Susan Sarandon, who won an Academy Award for Best Actress. Prejean is a leading advocate for abolishing the death penalty.

    The screening is free and open to the public. For additional conference information, visit https://faitheducationcommunity.org.

    Contact The Cole Art Center at (936) 468-1131.

  • Oct. 14–Oct. 15Sunset Baby

    Sunset Baby

    Dominique Morisseau
    • Fri., Oct. 14, 7:30 p.m., Downstage Theatre
    • Sat., Oct. 15:
      • 2 p.m., Downstage Theatre
      • 7:30 p.m., Downstage Theatre

    Presented by the School of Theatre (Student Productions)

    Directed by Dominique Rider.

    Single tickets: $6 for adult/senior/student. Purchase tickets online or by phone: 888.240.ARTS (936.468.6407).
  • Oct. 17Captured Memories: The Songs of Charles Ives

    Captured Memories: The Songs of Charles Ives

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    • Mon., Oct. 17, 7:30 p.m., Cole Concert Hall

    Presented by the School of Music (The Cole Performing Arts Series)

    Pianist Ron Petti and members of the SFA voice faculty will perform songs by American composer Charles Ives. A prolific composer, Ives composed approximately 200 hundred songs.

    Single tickets: $8 for adult, $6 for senior, $3 for student. Purchase tickets online or by phone: 888.240.ARTS (936.468.6407).
  • Oct. 18Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band

    Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band

    • Tue., Oct. 18, 7:30 p.m., W.M. Turner Auditorium

    Presented by the School of Music

    No description available.

  • Oct. 20–Dec. 9Works of Devon Nowlin

    Works of Devon Nowlin

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    • Thu., Oct. 20–Fri., Dec. 9, Griffith Gallery

    Presented by the School of Art (The Gallery Series)

    Fort Worth artist Devon Nowlin explores relationships of figures, forms and concepts through works in diverse media, while drawing parallels between today’s art industry and the world of marketing, personal image and cultural attainment.

    An opening reception with the artist takes place from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, in Griffith Gallery on the SFA campus.

  • Oct. 20Opera Workshop Scenes

    Opera Workshop Scenes

    • Thu., Oct. 20, 7:30 p.m., Cole Concert Hall

    Presented by the School of Music (The Cole Performing Arts Series)

    No description available.

    Single tickets: $8 for adult, $6 for senior, $3 for student. Purchase tickets online or by phone: 888.240.ARTS (936.468.6407).
  • Oct. 25Choral Union and Women's Choir

    Choral Union and Women's Choir

    • Tue., Oct. 25, 7:30 p.m., Cole Concert Hall

    Presented by the School of Music

    No description available.

  • Oct. 26Woodwired Duo

    Woodwired Duo

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    • Wed., Oct. 26, 7:30 p.m., Music Recital Hall

    Presented by the School of Music (Special Music Events)

    No description available.

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  • Oct. 27–Jan. 14SFA Alumni Showcase/Art Exhibition

    SFA Alumni Showcase/Art Exhibition

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    • Thu., Oct. 27–Sat., Jan. 14, The Cole Art Center, Ledbetter Gallery

    Presented by the School of Art (The Gallery Series)

    Curated by Gary Parker. Opening reception: 6–8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29.

  • Oct. 27–Jan. 14Artist Books from the Booklyn Gallery

    Artist Books from the Booklyn Gallery

    • Thu., Oct. 27–Sat., Jan. 14, The Cole Art Center, Reavley Gallery

    Presented by the School of Art (The Gallery Series)

    Opening reception: 6–8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29.

  • Oct. 27A Cappella Choir

    A Cappella Choir

    • Thu., Oct. 27, 7:30 p.m., Cole Concert Hall

    Presented by the School of Music

    No description available.

  • Oct. 27Pollyanna

    Pollyanna

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    • Thu., Oct. 27:
      • 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))

    Presented by Stars Within Reach Productions.

    Based on the best-selling classic by Eleanor H. Porter, this all-new, original musical tells the story of one little girl's philosophy on life, "Always find something to be glad about no matter what circumstances arise." With this philosophy, her own sincerely sunny disposition, and “The Glad Game,” Pollyanna brings so much gladness to her aunt's dispirited New England town that she helps transform it into a pleasant place to call home. Come share in this classic tale with a universal message as important and relevant as ever!

    Target Grades: K to 8.

    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.
  • Oct. 28Katarina and Matthew Loudermilk, guest pianists

    Katarina and Matthew Loudermilk, guest pianists

    • Fri., Oct. 28, 7:30 p.m., Cole Concert Hall

    Presented by the School of Music

    No description available.

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