• Jan. 18–Apr. 14Erle Loran

    Erle Loran

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    • Thu., Jan. 18–Sat., Apr. 14, Griffith Gallery

    Presented by the School of Art (The Gallery Series)

    An exhibition of works by Erle Loran will show from Jan. 18 through April 14 in the Griffith Fine Arts Gallery on the campus of Stephen F. Austin State University.

    Loran (1905-1999) was a California abstract expressionist, painter, printmaker, author and teacher. Dr. David Lewis, professor of art history at SFA, will discuss Loran’s artwork at 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 1, in the gallery. Admission is free.

    For more information, call (936) 468-1131.

  • Jan. 18–Mar. 24Junko Chodos

    Junko Chodos

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    • Thu., Jan. 18–Sat., Mar. 24, 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 works by contemporary artist Junko Chodos showing Jan. 24 through March 25 in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.

    “Junko Chodos: Can We Hear Our Own Voices?” features mixed media pieces and drawings. The artist will discuss her work, specifically where her art fits in the course of art history, at a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, at Cole Art Center. Admission is free.

    For more information, call (936) 468-1131.

  • Feb. 1Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad

    Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad

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    • Thu., Feb. 1:
      • 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 stirring drama with music is a classic tribute to the great American who freed herself and hundreds of her people from the bonds of slavery. Her courage helped to change the world. Share her adventurous life with your students in this accurate and deeply moving musical history lesson.
    Grades 2 - 8
    Curriculum Connection: History, Language Arts, Biography, Multi-Cultural, Music, Family Ties, Self-Esteem, Women’s Studies

    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.
  • Feb. 2Friday Film Series - I Am Not Your Negro

    Friday Film Series - I Am Not Your Negro

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    • Fri., Feb. 2, 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 “I Am Not Your Negro” at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2, in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.

    Written by James Baldwin, directed by Raoul Peck, and featuring the voice of Samuel L. Jackson, “I Am Not Your Negro” is a journey into black history that connects the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present of #BlackLivesMatter, according to information at iamnotyournegrofilm.com.

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

  • Feb. 3The Mountaintop

    The Mountaintop

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

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

    In this award-winning Broadway play, author Katori Hall imagines a provocative conversation between Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and a mysteriously shrewd motel maid on the night before King’s death. Shortly after saying, in his final speech, "I've been to the mountaintop," King finds himself in a poetic and stormy clash of perspectives as performed by acclaimed radio theatre company L.A. Theatre Works. Contains mature language and controversial themes.


    For tickets or more information call (936) 468-6407 or (888) 240-ARTS.

    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).
  • Feb. 5Ned Rorem: The Art of Song

    Ned Rorem: The Art of Song

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    • Mon., Feb. 5, 7:30 p.m., Cole Concert Hall

    Presented by the School of Music (Calliope Concert Series)

    Voice faculty members at Stephen F. Austin State University will perform the songs of Ned Rorem in a recital at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 5, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

    “Ned Rorem: The Art of Song” will highlight the works of “the most prolific composer of art song since Franz Schubert,” according to Dr. Ron Petti, director of accompanying at SFA. Recital performers include Petti, piano: Dr. Ric Berry, tenor; Debbie Berry, soprano; Nita Hudson, mezzo soprano; Dr. Garry Leonberger, tenor; Emily Milius, soprano; and Chris Turner, baritone. Milius will also give a short talk to begin the concert.

    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).
  • Feb. 6Wind Symphony/Symphonic Band

    Wind Symphony/Symphonic Band

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    • Tue., Feb. 6, 7:30 p.m., W.M. Turner Auditorium

    Presented by the School of Music

    The Wind Symphony and the Symphonic Band at Stephen F. Austin State University will present their first concert of the spring semester at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6, in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the SFA campus.

    The program will feature early band classics by British 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).
  • Feb. 8Stephen Redfield

    Stephen Redfield

    • Thu., Feb. 8, 7:30 p.m., Cole Concert Hall

    Presented by the School of Music (Calliope Concert Series)

    Guest violin recital

    Single tickets: $8 for adult, $6 for senior, $3 for student. Purchase tickets online or by phone: 888.240.ARTS (936.468.6407).
  • Feb. 10North Texas Euphonium Quartet

    North Texas Euphonium Quartet

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    • Sat., Feb. 10, 7:30 p.m., Cole Concert Hall

    Presented by the School of Music (Calliope Concert Series)

    The North Texas Euphonium Quartet will fulfill its goal of bringing new euphonium quartet music to the spotlight when the ensemble performs at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, in Cole Concert Hall on the Stephen F. Austin State University campus.

    The program will feature three pieces composed for NTEQ: “NiTor EQuus” by Takahiro Iwamitsu, “Airplane” by Yuji Ono and “Goldberg’s Machine” by Ben McMillan.

    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).
  • Feb. 11Ching-Yi Lin and Andrew Braddock

    Ching-Yi Lin and Andrew Braddock

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    • Sun., Feb. 11, 7:30 p.m., Cole Concert Hall

    Presented by the School of Music

    Guest artists Ching-Yi Lin and Andrew Braddock will perform music for violin and viola in a recital at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11, in Cole Concert Hall on the campus of Stephen F. Austin State University.

    The program includes Violin and Viola Duo No. 1 in G major by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Three Caprices by Michael Alec Rose; Violin Solo, Op. 27 Ballade by Eugène Ysaÿe; and Three Madrigals by Bohuslav Martinů.

    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).
  • Feb. 15–Apr. 21Peter Sarkisian

    Peter Sarkisian

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    • Thu., Feb. 15–Sat., Apr. 21, The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House

    Presented by the School of Art (The Gallery Series)

    “Peter Sarkisian: Video Works” will open with a reception and gallery talk by the artist from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House, Stephen F. Austin State University’s downtown art gallery.

    The exhibition, which features video projections on sculpture, will show through April 21 in Reavley Gallery.

    Admission to all art exhibitions and receptions is free. The Cole Art Center is located at 329 E. Main St. For more information, call (936) 468-1131.

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  • Feb. 23North Forney High School Indoor Percussion Ensemble

    North Forney High School Indoor Percussion Ensemble

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    • Fri., Feb. 23, 7 p.m., Cole Concert Hall

    Presented by the School of Music

    The North Forney High School Indoor Percussion Ensemble will present a performance of the show “End of Days” at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23, in Cole Concert Hall on the campus of Stephen F. Austin State University.

    “End of Days” reflects on the tumultuous events surrounding the end times as told in the Book of Revelations.

    For more information, contact Dr. Brad Meyer, director of percussion students for the SFA School of Music, at meyerbe@sfasu.edu.

  • Feb. 23–Feb. 24Antigone in New York

    Antigone in New York

    • Fri., Feb. 23, 7:30 p.m., Downstage Theatre
    • Sat., Feb. 24:
      • 2 p.m., Downstage Theatre
      • 7:30 p.m., Downstage Theatre

    Presented by the School of Theatre (Student Productions)

    The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Theatre will present the full-length play “Antigone in New York” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23, and at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, in the Downstage Theatre on the SFA campus.

    “Antigone in New York” is written by Janusz Glowacki. Play translation is by Glowacki and Joan Torres. Directed by Plano senior Cecily Maucieri, the play is loosely based off the Greek tragedy “Antigone” and centers on the character Anita, a homeless woman who is searching for her boyfriend, Paulie. Anita ends up enlisting two Eastern European refugees to help her find Paulie.

    The play 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).
  • Feb. 25Pineywoods Camerata

    Pineywoods Camerata

    • Sun., Feb. 25, 4:00 p.m., Cole Concert Hall

    Presented by the School of Music (Calliope Concert Series)

    The Piney Woods Camerata at Stephen F, Austin State University will perform great works from the Baroque Era when the faculty-student string ensemble performs at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

    Works by J.S. Bach, George Frideric Handel, Arcangelo Corelli, Georg Philipp Telemann and Henry Purcell will be represented in 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 (888) 240-ARTS 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).
  • Feb. 26–Mar. 2Leon Loughridge - Printmaking/Graphic Design

    Leon Loughridge - Printmaking/Graphic Design

    • Mon., Feb. 26–Fri., Mar. 2,

    Presented by the School of Art

    The printmaking and graphic design programs within the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art will sponsor visiting artist Leon Loughridge the week of Feb. 26 through March 2.

    Loughridge, a printmaker from Denver, Colorado, and owner of Dry Creek Art Press, will work on an edition of handmade prints while in residency on the SFA campus, and he will teach classes in the Japanese Moku Hanga style of printing. A free public presentation of his work and techniques is scheduled for 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28, in Art History Lecture Room B106 in the Art Building off Wilson Drive.

    Art faculty members Neal Cox (printmaking) and Peter Andrew (graphic design) have organized Loughridge’s residency. For more information, call the School of Art at (936) 468-4804.

  • Feb. 27–Mar. 3Biedermann and the Firebugs

    Biedermann and the Firebugs

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    • Tue., Feb. 27–Sat., Mar. 3, 7:30 p.m., W.M. Turner Auditorium

    Presented by the School of Theatre (The Mainstage Series)

    The play opens with Gottlieb Biedermann, a successful businessman and pillar of his community, muttering about the stupidity of his fellow townspeople, who have allowed strangers to move into their attics and then to set fire to their houses. Enter Sepp Schmitz, an out-of-work professional wrestler who needs a place to spend the night. Before long, Schmitz and his friend Eisenring have moved in, and they seem to be stocking up on sawdust and barrels of gasoline. There’s a little satire mixed into this blend of epic theatre and absurdist comedy. Tickets: $15 adults, $10 seniors and $7.50 students/youth.

    Single tickets: $15 for adult, $10 for senior, $7.50 for student. Purchase tickets online or by phone: 888.240.ARTS (936.468.6407).
  • Feb. 27May Phang

    May Phang

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    • Tue., Feb. 27, 7:30 p.m., Cole Concert Hall

    Presented by the School of Music (Calliope Concert Series)

    Guest pianist May Phang will perform a recital at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, in Cole Concert Hall on the Stephen F. Austin State University campus.

    Phang performs regularly as an international soloist and chamber musician. Her performance is part of the SFA School of Music’s Calliope Concert Series.

    Concert 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).
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