• Sep. 14–Oct. 21SFA School of Art Annual Faculty Exhibition

    SFA School of Art Annual Faculty Exhibition

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    • Thu., Sep. 14–Sat., Oct. 21, The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House

    Presented by the School of Art (The Gallery Series)

    Stephen F. Austin State University’s Annual School of Art Faculty Exhibition will open with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches. This year’s featured faculty artist is Bill Nieberding, assistant professor in the School of Art, who will present an exhibition of his photography. Nieberding’s exhibition will show in Reavley Gallery, and the faculty exhibition will be in Ledbetter Gallery. Admission to the exhibition, which is sponsored in part by the Friends of the Visual Arts and Nacogdoches Junior Forum, is free. For more information, call (936) 468-1131.

  • Sep. 14–Oct. 21Featured Faculty Exhibition, Bill Nieberding

    Featured Faculty Exhibition, Bill Nieberding

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    • Thu., Sep. 14–Sat., Oct. 21, The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House

    Presented by the School of Art (The Gallery Series)

    Stephen F. Austin State University’s Annual School of Art Faculty Exhibition will open with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches. This year’s featured faculty artist is Bill Nieberding, assistant professor in the School of Art, who will present an exhibition of his photography. Nieberding’s exhibition will show in Reavley Gallery, and the faculty exhibition will be in Ledbetter Gallery. Admission to the exhibition, which is sponsored in part by the Friends of the Visual Arts and Nacogdoches Junior Forum, is free. For more information, call (936) 468-1131.

  • Sep. 14–Nov. 10Fragmentation: The Lithographs of Wayne Kimball

    Fragmentation: The Lithographs of Wayne Kimball

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    • Thu., Sep. 14–Fri., Nov. 10, Griffith Gallery

    Presented by the School of Art (The Gallery Series)

    “Fragmentation: The Lithographs of Wayne Kimball” will open Thursday, Sept. 14, in Griffith Gallery on the Stephen F. Austin State University campus. The exhibition features finely detailed lithographs on paper. A reception with the artist is scheduled for 5-6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5. Admission to the exhibition, which is sponsored in part by the SFA School of Art, Friends of the Visual Arts and Nacogdoches Junior Forum, is free. For more information, call (936) 468-1131.

  • Oct. 2Orchestra of the Pines: "Beethoven's Seventh"

    Orchestra of the Pines: "Beethoven's Seventh"

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    • Mon., Oct. 2, 7:30 p.m., Cole Concert Hall

    Presented by the School of Music (The Concert Series)

    Prelude to Hansel and Gretel by Engelbert Humperdinck



    Saxophone Concerto by Henri Tomasi, Scott Augustine, saxophone



    O vin, dissipe la tristesse from Hamlet by Ambroise Thomas, Juan Garza, baritone



    Intermission



    Symphony No. 7 in A major by Ludwig van Beethoven



    The SFA Orchestra of the Pines opens the season with Beethoven’s mighty Seventh Symphony. Packed with bravura and majesty, Beethoven’s work is a fitting season opener. Joining the orchestra are guest soloists and SFA concerto winners, Juan Garza and Scott Augustine, performing concerti repertoire showcasing the beauty of the their instruments.

    Single tickets: $8 for adult, $6 for senior, $3 for student. Purchase tickets online or by phone: 888.240.ARTS (936.468.6407).
  • Oct. 3–Oct. 7Tartuffe

    Tartuffe

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    • Tue., Oct. 3–Sat., Oct. 7, 7:30 p.m., W.M. Turner Auditorium

    Presented by the School of Theatre (The Mainstage Series)

    Molière created literature’s most memorable con artist--and one of the funniest plays ever written--more than 350 years ago. Tartuffe boasts lavishly of his religious piety and moral purity, but everyone can see that his behavior is absurdly hypocritical. Everyone, that is, except Orgon, the all-powerful father of the house where Tartuffe has taken up residence as a smarmy parasite. Orgon becomes ever more willfully receptive to Tartuffe’s scam in spite of his family’s arguments, so they lay a trap for the imposter—but will they catch the baroque sleazeball before he swindles them out of everything they’ve got? Tickets: $15 adults, $10 seniors and $7.50 students/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. 3J.D. Salas

    J.D. Salas

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

    Presented by the School of Music (Calliope Concert Series)

    The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music will present faculty member J.D. Salas performing a program titled “Muses and Dances” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3, in Cole Concert Hall in the Wright Music Building on the SFA campus. The program features “Sweet Dances” by Elizabeth Raum, “Five Muses for Tuba and Piano” by John Stevens, and “Diversive Elements” by David Gillingham. Collaborating with Salas will be Dr. James Pitts, piano; Dr. Danny Chapa, euphonium; and Dr. Brad Meyer, Dr. Ben Tomlinson, and Spencer Jones, percussion. Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and $3 for students and youth. For tickets or more information, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or visit www.finearts.sfasu.edu.

    Single tickets: $8 for adult, $6 for senior, $3 for student. Purchase tickets online or by phone: 888.240.ARTS (936.468.6407).
  • Oct. 5Dennis Whittaker

    Dennis Whittaker

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    • Thu., Oct. 5, 6 p.m., Music Recital Hall

    Presented by the School of Music (Calliope Concert Series)

    Houston bassist Dennis Whittaker will present a guest artist recital at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, in the Music Recital Hall in the Wright Music Building on the campus of Stephen F. Austin State University. His performance is a feature of the SFA School of Music’s Calliope Concert Series and will highlight works by Francois Rabbath, J.S. Bach, Cesar Franck and other composers. Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and $3 for students and youth. For tickets or more information, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or visit www.finearts.sfasu.edu.

    Single tickets: $8 for adult, $6 for senior, $3 for student. Purchase tickets online or by phone: 888.240.ARTS (936.468.6407).
  • Oct. 5Omojo Percussion Duo

    Omojo Percussion Duo

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    • Thu., Oct. 5, 7:30 p.m., Cole Concert Hall

    Presented by the School of Music (Calliope Concert Series)

    The Omojo Percussion Duo will perform a guest recital at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, in Cole Concert Hall on the campus of Stephen F. Austin State University as part of the SFA School of Music’s Calliope Concert Series. Oliver Molina and Joe W. Moore III will perform duo works by living composers, including Moore’s four-movement “Secrets We Keep” and Ivan Trevino’s “Hold Fast.” Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and $3 for students and youth. For tickets or more information, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or visit www.finearts.sfasu.edu.

    Single tickets: $8 for adult, $6 for senior, $3 for student. Purchase tickets online or by phone: 888.240.ARTS (936.468.6407).
  • Oct. 6Landfill Harmonic

    Landfill Harmonic

    • Fri., Oct. 6, 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 screening of “Landfill Harmonic” at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6, in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches. “Landfill Harmonic” follows the Recycled Orchestra of Cateura, a Paraguayan musical group that plays instruments made entirely out of garbage. When their story goes viral, the orchestra is catapulted into the global spotlight. The Cole Art Center is located at 329 E. Main St. For more information, call (936) 468-1131.

  • Oct. 6Nikola Ruzevic

    Nikola Ruzevic

    • Fri., Oct. 6, 7:30 p.m., Cole Concert Hall

    Presented by the School of Music

    Renowned cellist Nikola Nino Ružević will present a guest recital at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6, in Cole Concert Hall on the campus of Stephen F. Austin State University. Ružević, who is associate professor of cello and chamber music and the coordinator of chamber music studies at the University of North Texas, will perform with his wife, pianist Lara Ružević. The program will feature Ludwig van Beethoven’s Sonata for Cello, Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Vocalise, and Croatian cello compositions. Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and $3 for students and youth. For tickets or more information, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or visit www.finearts.sfasu.edu.

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  • Oct. 9Andrew Hitz

    Andrew Hitz

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    • Mon., Oct. 9, 7:30 p.m., Cole Concert Hall

    Presented by the School of Music (Calliope Concert Series)

    As another guest artist recital celebrating the 2017 Octubafest at Stephen F. Austin State University, internationally renowned soloist Andrew Hitz will perform at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 9, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus. Hitz will collaborate with pianist Dr. Hsin-I Huang, a recent addition to the SFA School of Music faculty. Dr. J.D. Salas will also perform with Hitz on a piece called “Three Grooves for Two Tubas” by Tom Holtz. The recital is part of the School of Music’s Calliope Concert Series. Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and $3 for students and youth. For tickets or more information, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or visit www.finearts.sfasu.edu.

    Single tickets: $8 for adult, $6 for senior, $3 for student. Purchase tickets online or by phone: 888.240.ARTS (936.468.6407).
  • Oct. 10Wind Symphony & Symphonic Band

    Wind Symphony & Symphonic Band

    • Tue., Oct. 10, 7:30 p.m., W.M. Turner Auditorium

    Presented by the School of Music

    The Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band at Stephen F. Austin State University will perform a concert featuring the music of Grammy Award-winning composer Michael Daugherty at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10, in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the SFA campus. Certain selections on the program are dedicated in memory of Caleb Gibbs, SFA freshman music major who died earlier this semester. Among the Daugherty selections to be performed are “Winter Dreams,” “Alligator Alley” and “Vulcan.” Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and $3 for students and youth. For tickets or more information, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or visit www.finearts.sfasu.edu.

    Single tickets: $8 for adult, $6 for senior, $3 for student. Purchase tickets online or by phone: 888.240.ARTS (936.468.6407).
  • Oct. 11fLOW Quartet

    fLOW Quartet

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    • Wed., Oct. 11, 7:30 p.m., Music Recital Hall

    Presented by the School of Music

    The Dallas-Fort Worth area-based fLOW Quartet will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11, in the Music Recital Hall on the campus of Stephen F. Austin State University as part of the SFA School of Music's Octubafest celebration.

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  • Oct. 13–Oct. 14Thank You for Protesting

    Thank You for Protesting

    • Fri., Oct. 13–Sat., Oct. 14, Downstage Theatre

    Presented by the School of Theatre (Student Productions)

    The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Theatre will present Paul Adam Levy’s one-act play “Thank You For Protesting” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, and at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Oct. 14, in the Downstage Theatre on the SFA campus. Directed by Mesquite senior theatre major Taylor Solice, “Thank You For Protesting” is a satire about a citizen’s right to protest. Tickets are $4. For tickets or more information, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or visit theatre.sfasu.edu.

    Single tickets: $4 for adult/senior/student. Purchase tickets online or by phone: 888.240.ARTS (936.468.6407).
  • Oct. 13Red Mountain Trio

    Red Mountain Trio

    • Fri., Oct. 13, 6 p.m., Music Recital Hall

    Presented by the School of Music

    The Red Mountain Trio will perform at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, in the Music Recital Hall in the Wright Music Building on the campus of Stephen F. Austin State University. The string ensemble features M. Brent Williams, violin; Daphne Gerling, viola; and Katherine Decker, cello. Their program will include music by C.M. von Weber, Ernst von Dohnanyi, William Ryden and Ludwig van Beethoven. Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and $3 for students and youth. For tickets or more information, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or visit www.finearts.sfasu.edu.

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    Single tickets: $8 for adult, $6 for senior, $3 for student. Purchase tickets online or by phone: 888.240.ARTS (936.468.6407).
  • Oct. 13Swingin' Axes & Aces

    Swingin' Axes & Aces

    • Fri., Oct. 13, 7:30 p.m., Cole Concert Hall

    Presented by the School of Music

    The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music will present the Swingin’ Axes and Swingin’ Aces jazz bands performing at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus. The program will showcase a mix of classic and swing jazz favorites, including “Minnie the Moocher” as recorded by Cab Calloway, and “I Get a Kick Out of You” as recorded by Frank Sinatra and featuring senior percussion major Barry Martin on vocals. Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and $3 for students and youth. For tickets or more information, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or visit www.finearts.sfasu.edu.

    Single tickets: $8 for adult, $6 for senior, $3 for student. Purchase tickets online or by phone: 888.240.ARTS (936.468.6407).
  • Oct. 13Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs

    Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs

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    • Fri., Oct. 13:
      • 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))

    This musical adaptation of the classic Grimm’s fairy tale features comes to life with a talented ensemble of actors and wonderful puppets. Follow along as Snow White meets her pint-sized friends, takes the apple from the Evil Queen, receives a kiss from the Prince, and lives happily ever after. This faithful rendition of the fairy tale will inspire young audiences to read the original.
    Grades K - 5
    Curriculum Connection: Folk Tales, Music, Literary Classic, Language Arts, Reading, History

    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. 16Stephen Page

    Stephen Page

    • Mon., Oct. 16, 7:30 p.m., Cole Concert Hall

    Presented by the School of Music (Calliope Concert Series)

    Guest Saxaphone

    Single tickets: $8 for adult, $6 for senior, $3 for student. Purchase tickets online or by phone: 888.240.ARTS (936.468.6407).
  • Oct. 17Wind Ensemble

    Wind Ensemble

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    • Tue., Oct. 17, 7:30 p.m., W.M. Turner Auditorium

    Presented by the School of Music

    The Wind Ensemble at Stephen F. Austin State University will perform a concert featuring the music of American composer Michael Daugherty at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17, in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the SFA campus. A Grammy Award winner, Daugherty’s “Dead Elvis” will feature SFA School of Music faculty member Lee Goodhew, assistant professor of bassoon, and other music faculty. Daugherty’s “Rio Grande” and “Of War and Peace” are also on the program. Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and $3 for students and youth. For tickets or more information, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or visit www.finearts.sfasu.edu.

    Single tickets: $8 for adult, $6 for senior, $3 for student. Purchase tickets online or by phone: 888.240.ARTS (936.468.6407).
  • Oct. 18Breaking Winds Bassoon Quartet

    Breaking Winds Bassoon Quartet

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    • Wed., Oct. 18, 7:30 p.m., Cole Concert Hall

    Presented by the School of Music (Calliope Concert Series)

    The dynamic and creative Breaking Winds Bassoon Quartet will present “A Broken Anthology of Western Music” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18, in Cole Concert Hall on the campus of Stephen F. Austin State University. The quartet is an artist-run creative project by bassoonists Brittany Harrington-Smith, Yuki Katayama, Kara LaMoure and Lauren Yu Ziemba. Known for their stage antics, the quartet uses choreography, accessory instruments, props and skits to add theatrical elements to their performances. Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and $3 for students and youth. For tickets or more information, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or visit www.finearts.sfasu.edu.

    Single tickets: $8 for adult, $6 for senior, $3 for student. Purchase tickets online or by phone: 888.240.ARTS (936.468.6407).
  • Oct. 19Mask of the Red Death

    Mask of the Red Death

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    • Thu., Oct. 19, 7:30 p.m., Cole Concert Hall

    Presented by the School of Music (Calliope Concert Series)

    Award-winning harpist Emily Mitchell, artist in residence in the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music, will perform with music faculty colleagues at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, in Cole concert Hall on the SFA campus. In addition to Mitchell, the program titled “Mask of the Red Death” will feature Christina Guenther, flute; Melissa Nabb, viola; Jennifer Dalmas, violin; Alba Madrid Walburn, violin; and Evgeni Raychev, cello. Composers represented on the concert are Claude Debussy and André Caplet. Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and $3 for students and youth. For tickets or more information, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or visit www.finearts.sfasu.edu.

    Single tickets: $8 for adult, $6 for senior, $3 for student. Purchase tickets online or by phone: 888.240.ARTS (936.468.6407).
  • Oct. 24Choral Union & Women's Choir

    Choral Union & Women's Choir

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    • Tue., Oct. 24, 7:30 p.m., Cole Concert Hall

    Presented by the School of Music

    The Choral Union and Women’s Choir at Stephen F. Austin State University will present the program “Dancing and Singing” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus. The program will feature the Lufkin High School mixed choir, the Kantorei, directed by SFA alumna Laura Hoelewyn, along with SFA student and faculty performances. Among the selections to be performed are “To Thee, Cherubim and Seraphim,” by G. F. Handel, and “I Am Loved” by Matthew Christopher. Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and $3 for students and youth. For tickets or more information, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or visit www.finearts.sfasu.edu.

    Single tickets: $8 for adult, $6 for senior, $3 for student. Purchase tickets online or by phone: 888.240.ARTS (936.468.6407).
  • Oct. 26Carlos Gaviria

    Carlos Gaviria

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

    Presented by the School of Music

    Faculty Double Bass

    Single tickets: $8 for adult, $6 for senior, $3 for student. Purchase tickets online or by phone: 888.240.ARTS (936.468.6407).
  • Oct. 26A Cappella Choir

    A Cappella Choir

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    • Thu., Oct. 26, 7:30 p.m., Cole Concert Hall

    Presented by the School of Music

    Fall Concert

    Single tickets: $8 for adult, $6 for senior, $3 for student. Purchase tickets online or by phone: 888.240.ARTS (936.468.6407).
  • Oct. 27–Oct. 28Baby with the Bathwater

    Baby with the Bathwater

    • Fri., Oct. 27–Sat., Oct. 28, Downstage Theatre

    Presented by the School of Theatre (Student Productions)

    The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Theatre will present Christopher Durang’s full-length play “Baby with the Bathwater” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, and at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Oct. 28, in the Downstage Theatre on the SFA campus. Directed by Center senior Avery Tindol, “Baby with the Bathwater” is a dark comedy about the struggles of both parenthood and childhood. It is recommended for mature audiences. Tickets are $6. For tickets or more information, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or visit theatre.sfasu.edu.

    Single tickets: $6 for adult/senior/student. Purchase tickets online or by phone: 888.240.ARTS (936.468.6407).
  • Oct. 27Stephen Kunzer

    Stephen Kunzer

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

    Presented by the School of Music (Calliope Concert Series)

    Guest Tuba Recital

    Single tickets: $8 for adult, $6 for senior, $3 for student. Purchase tickets online or by phone: 888.240.ARTS (936.468.6407).
  • Oct. 29Texas State University Trio

    Texas State University Trio

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    • Sun., Oct. 29, 7:30 p.m., Cole Concert Hall

    Presented by the School of Music (Special Music Events)

    The Texas State University Trio will present music for horn, violin and piano when the ensemble performs at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29, in Cole Concert Hall on the Stephen F. Austin State University campus. The trio includes Texas State University School of Music faculty members Dr. Lynn Ledbetter, violin; Dr. William McNally, piano; and Dr. Caroline Steiger, horn. Their program will feature Trio for Horn, Violin and Piano by György Ligeti and Horn Trio, Op. 40 by Johannes Brahms, among other selections. Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and $3 for students and youth. For tickets or more information, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or visit www.finearts.sfasu.edu.

    Single tickets: $8 for adult, $6 for senior, $3 for student. Purchase tickets online or by phone: 888.240.ARTS (936.468.6407).
  • Oct. 30Trio Con Brio

    Trio Con Brio

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    • Mon., Oct. 30, 6 p.m., Cole Concert Hall

    Presented by the School of Music (Calliope Concert Series)

    Guest Artist Recital

    Single tickets: $8 for adult, $6 for senior, $3 for student. Purchase tickets online or by phone: 888.240.ARTS (936.468.6407).
  • Oct. 30NATS Recital

    NATS Recital

    • Mon., Oct. 30, 7 p.m., Music Recital Hall

    Presented by the School of Music

    Recital

  • Oct. 31–Jan. 5The Patriotic Art of World War I in France

    The Patriotic Art of World War I in France

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    • Tue., Oct. 31–Fri., Jan. 5, The Cole Art Center, Ledbetter Gallery

    Presented by the School of Art (The Gallery Series)

    Featuring vintage French WWI posters from the extensive collection of Dr. Jere Jackson.

    Reception and gallery talk by Dr. Jackson: 3pm Saturday, Nov. 11

  • Oct. 31–Dec. 30Collective Transference: Houston Area Clay

    Collective Transference: Houston Area Clay

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    • Tue., Oct. 31–Sat., Dec. 30, The Cole Art Center, Reavley Gallery

    Presented by the School of Art (The Gallery Series)

    Juried Ceramics Exhibition - Reception & artist talk with ClayHouston organizers will be Thursday, November 16 from 6-8pm.

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