• 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. 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. 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).
  • Mar. 2Swingin' Axes & Aces

    Swingin' Axes & Aces

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    • Fri., Mar. 2, 6 p.m.–11 p.m., Fredonia Brewery

    Presented by the School of Music

    Join Stephen F. Austin State University’s Swingin' Axes and Swingin’ Aces jazz bands for a thrilling evening of jazz and fun at the Fredonia Brewery on Friday, March 2, starting at 6 p.m.

    Hear music composed and arranged by the late Darrell Holt, a nationally recognized jazz arranger/composer and a former director of the Swingin' Axes, as well as funk and rock favorites by Michael Jackson, Al Jarreau and many more. The Fredonia Brewery will serve beer and other beverages. Eat a Bite Food Truck will also be on site with sandwiches, burgers and other American fare for purchase.

    Tickets at the door are $15. Pre-sale tickets are $10 and are available at the SFA Fine Arts Box Office, by calling (936) 468-6407 or by visiting www.finearts.sfasu.edu. Ticket prices do not include cost of food or beverages. Proceeds benefit the jazz program at SFA.

    Tickets are $10 pre-sale and $15 at the door. Purchase tickets online or by phone: 888.240.ARTS (936.468.6407).
  • Mar. 2Friday Film Series - Queen Mimi

    Friday Film Series - Queen Mimi

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    • Fri., Mar. 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 “Queen Mimi” at 7 p.m. Friday, March 2, in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.

    Forced onto the streets in her 50s, Marie “Mimi” Haist found "home" at a Santa Monica laundromat, taking shelter there for 20 years. Written and filmed over 5 years by barista/actor/director Yaniv Rokah while he worked at a cafe across the street, “Queen Mimi” is the story of an unlikely hero.

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

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  • Mar. 3Craig Morris

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    • Sat., Mar. 3, 6 p.m., Cole Concert Hall

    Presented by the School of Music (Calliope Concert Series)

    The College of Fine Arts and School of Music at Stephen F. Austin State University will present a guest recital featuring Craig Morris, trumpet, and Rebecca Wilt, piano, at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 3, in Cole Concert Hall.

    Their program will include “Suite Bergamasque” by Claude Debussy; “Monkeyshines” by Roshanne Etezady; “Quatro Pezzi” by Giacinto Scelsi; and “Sonata for Trumpet and Piano” by George Antheil.

    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).
  • Mar. 5Orchestra of the Pines

    Orchestra of the Pines

    • Mon., Mar. 5, 7:30 p.m., W.M. Turner Auditorium

    Presented by the School of Music

    Fans of music made popular over the past 70 years won’t want to miss the fourth installment of the concert series “Broadway, Movies and Classics” presented by Stephen F. Austin State University’s Orchestra of the Pines at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 5, in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the SFA campus.

    The program will take audiences through generations of music with the tunes of popular artists such as Journey, Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, Paul Simon and much more.

    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).
  • Mar. 6Lee Goodhew & Kerry Hughes

    Lee Goodhew & Kerry Hughes

    • Tue., Mar. 6, 6 p.m., Cole Concert Hall

    Presented by the School of Music (Calliope Concert Series)

    Faculty double reed recital with Ron Petti, piano

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

    Choral Union

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    • Tue., Mar. 6, 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 “The Best of All Possible Worlds: A Bernstein Celebration” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

    Among the works to be performed are “Make Our Garden Grow” from “Candide,” “America” and “One Hand, One Heart” from “West Side Story” and “Chichester Psalms.”

    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).
  • Mar. 7Super Scientific Circus

    Super Scientific Circus

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    • Wed., Mar. 7:
      • 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, beachballs, bull whips, and magic to introduce the principles of friction, inertia, centripetal force, aerodynamics, sonic booms, air pressure, and ultraviolet light.
    Grades K-12
    Curriculum Connection: Science, Physics, Math and Performing Arts

    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.
  • Mar. 8The Barefoot Movement

    The Barefoot Movement

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    • Thu., Mar. 8, 7:30 p.m., W.M. Turner Auditorium

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

    Heralded by CMT Edge as "one of the most promising bands on the bluegrass scene," the music of the Nashville-based group The Barefoot Movement is as down to earth as a visit with old friends, so sit back, relax, kick your shoes off and stay a while. When this fresh, youthful quartet of superb musicians romps through pop-infused “newgrass” medleys and country-flavored ballads, you can expect an evening of music with something for everyone.


    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).
  • Mar. 8A Cappella Choir

    A Cappella Choir

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

    Presented by the School of Music (Special Music Events)

    A Cappella Choir

    Single tickets: $8 for adult, $6 for senior, $3 for student. Purchase tickets online or by phone: 888.240.ARTS (936.468.6407).
  • Mar. 23–Mar. 24Haiku

    Haiku

    by Katherine Snodgrass
    • Fri., Mar. 23, 7:30 p.m., Downstage Theatre
    • Sat., Mar. 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 one-act play “Haiku” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 23, and at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 24, in the Downstage Theatre on the SFA campus.

    Written by Katherine Snodgrass, “Haiku” will be directed by Houston senior theatre major Tevia Loeser. The play is about a mother's love, one sister's struggle with doing what is right and another sister who may have a gifted artist trapped inside her cognitively challenged mind.

    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).
  • Mar. 23LaGraff/Oh Faculty Recital

    LaGraff/Oh Faculty Recital

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    • Fri., Mar. 23, 7:30 p.m., Cole Concert Hall

    Presented by the School of Music

    The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music will present a faculty recital featuring Scott LaGraff, baritone, and Hyun Ji Oh, pianist, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 23, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

    LaGraff will perform works by some of his favorite composers along with selections from his latest CD, “Incline Thine Ear and Other Sacred Songs.” Kimberly LaGraff, mezzo soprano, will join her husband for a duet on the first half of the concert and a few duets on the second half. Works to be performed are by G.F. Handel, Hugo Wolf, Maurice Ravel, W. A. Mozart, Oley Speaks, Albert Hay Malotte, Ernest Charles and others.

    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).
  • Mar. 25Coleidoscope

    Coleidoscope

    • Sun., Mar. 25, 2:30 p.m., Cole Concert Hall

    Presented by the School of Music (Calliope Concert Series)

    The annual “Coleidoscope” chamber music concert at Stephen F. Austin State University will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 25, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

    This year’s “Coleidoscope” program is “Works for Clarinet, Piano and Strings” and features performances by guest artist Kae Hosoda-Ayer. Selections to be performed are by Canadian composer Stephen Chatman, Bohuslav Martinu and Lowell Liebermann.

    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).
  • Mar. 27Stone Fort Wind Quintet

    Stone Fort Wind Quintet

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

    Presented by the School of Music (Calliope Concert Series)

    The Stone Fort Wind Quintet at Stephen F. Austin State University will perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, in Cole Concert Hall. The faculty recital is a feature of the SFA School of Music’s Calliope Concert Series.

    Works to be performed include Quintet for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon and Horn, op. 71 by Ludwig van Beethoven; Quinteto de Sopro by Osvaldo Lacerda; Six Riotous Rhymes for Woodwind Quintet with narration by Trevor Cramer and words by Carole Scutt; and La Milonga by Christopher Caliendo.

    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).
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