• Apr. 8–Jun. 102017 Texas National

    2017 Texas National

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    • Sat., Apr. 8–Sat., Jun. 10, The Cole Art Center, Ledbetter Gallery

    Presented by the School of Art (Special Art Events)

    SFA's 23rd annual juried competition and exhibition provides emerging artists an opportunity to have work juried by acclaimed artist Benito Huerta. Exhibition opening at 6 p.m., April 8.

  • Apr. 8–Jun. 10Works of Benito Huerta

    Works of Benito Huerta

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    • Sat., Apr. 8–Sat., Jun. 10, The Cole Art Center, Reavley Gallery

    Presented by the School of Art (The Gallery Series)

    Huerta received a B.F.A. degree from the University of Houston, and his M.A. from New Mexico State University. He was Co-founder, Executive Director and Emeritus Board Director of Art Lies, a Texas Art Journal. He is a Professor at the University of Texas at Arlington where he has been Director/Curator of The Gallery at UTA since 1997.

  • May. 1Wind Symphony

    Wind Symphony

    • Mon., May. 1, 7:30 p.m., W.M. Turner Auditorium

    Presented by the School of Music

    The Stephen F. Austin State University Wind Symphony will present "Tetelestai" at 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 1, in W.M. Turner Auditorium in the Griffith Fine Arts Building on the SFA campus.

    Composer Andrew Boss described his "Tetelestai - A Symphony for Wind Ensemble" as work that "portrays images rather than adhering to a strict narrative," allowing for "a different interpretation of these images from each listener as he or she engages in a unique aural experience as the music unfolds."

    Single tickets: $8 for adult, $6 for senior, $3 for student. Purchase tickets online or by phone: 888.240.ARTS (936.468.6407).
  • May. 4–May. 20Pollinator Invitational Exhibition

    Pollinator Invitational Exhibition

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    • Thu., May. 4–Sat., May. 20, The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House

    Presented by the School of Art (The Gallery Series)

    The exhibition "Pollinators of the World" will show May 4 through 20 in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.

    "Pollinators of the World" is curated by Charles Jones, director of the LaNana Creek Press at Stephen F. Austin State University, and Dr. David Kulhavy, Lawrence C. Walker Distinguished Professor in the Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture, SFA.

    International in scope, the exhibition features art from United States, Costa Rica, South Korea, Jamaica, Russia and the Czech Republic. Its purpose is to highlight the role of pollinators around the world.

  • May. 4Latin Lumberjacks

    Latin Lumberjacks

    • Thu., May. 4, 12:00 p.m., See Event Description For Location

    Presented by the School of Music

    Enjoy salsa music at the Baker Patillo Student Center Plaza. Admission is free.

  • May. 5Outdoor Concert - Rockin' Axes, Contemporary Ensemble

    Outdoor Concert - Rockin' Axes, Contemporary Ensemble

    • Fri., May. 5, 3 p.m.–5 p.m., See Event Description For Location

    Presented by the School of Music

    The music ensembles will perform in an outdoor concert from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday, May 5, in the plaza outside the Baker Pattillo Student Center on the SFA campus. The concert is free.

  • May. 5First Friday Films: If You Build It

    First Friday Films: If You Build It

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    • Fri., May. 5, 7 p.m., The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House

    Presented by the School of Art (Special Art Events)

    From the director of WORDPLAY and I.O.U.S.A. comes a captivating look at a radically innovative approach to education. IF YOU BUILD IT follows designer-activists Emily Pilloton and Matthew Miller to rural Bertie County, the poorest in North Carolina, where they work with local high school students to help transform both their community and their lives. Living on credit and grant money and fighting a change-resistant school board, Pilloton and Miller lead their students through a year-long, full-scale design and build project that does much more than just teach basic construction skills: it shows ten teenagers the power of design-thinking to re-invent not just their town but their own sense of what's possible. Directed by Patrick Creadon and produced by Christine O’Malley and Neal Baer, IF YOU BUILD IT offers a compelling and hopeful vision for a new kind of classroom in which students learn the tools to design their own futures. - See more at: http://www.ifyoubuilditmovie.com

    Admission is free.

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  • May. 5Choral Masterwork Concert

    Choral Masterwork Concert

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    • Fri., May. 5, 7:30 p.m., W.M. Turner Auditorium

    Presented by the School of Music

    The combined choirs at Stephen F. Austin State University, along with the Orchestra of the Pines and faculty soloists, will present Felix Mendelssohn's oratorio "Elijah" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 5, in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the SFA campus.

    Single tickets: $8 for adult, $6 for senior, $3 for student. Purchase tickets online or by phone: 888.240.ARTS (936.468.6407).
  • May. 6In the Trees

    In the Trees

    • Sat., May. 6, 1 p.m., School Of Music

    Presented by the School of Music

    Performance takes place outside the Wright Music Building.

  • May. 11Super Scientific Circus

    Super Scientific Circus

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    • Thu., May. 11:
      • 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))

    The Super Scientific Circus starring Mr. Fish and Trent the Mime proves that science can be fun and funny. Alternately assisted and foiled by the comedic antics of Trent the Mime, Mr. Fish uses amazing circus skills involving boomerangs, bubbles, beach balls, bullwhips, and magic to introduce the principles of friction, inertia, centripetal force, aerodynamics, sonic booms, air pressure, and ultraviolet light.

    Target Grades: K to 12.

    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.
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