• Oct. 26–Dec. 29REFINED


    • Fri., Oct. 26–Sat., Dec. 29, The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House

    Presented by the School of Art (The Gallery Series)

    REFINED is a biennial exhibition of jewelry and metalwork hosted by the Art Metals program in the School of Art at Stephen F. Austin State University (SFASU) since 1998. The exhibition is held in the 1332 square-foot Reavley Gallery of the Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House, located at 329 E. Main Street in historic downtown Nacogdoches, Texas.

    We would like to celebrate our 10th anniversary by following the theme of our namesake. Refined, based on Webster’s definition, means free from impurities, fastidious, cultivated, precise, and exact. Each of these broad definitions could be considered through design, narrative content, social/political work, and other various representations. Entries may include work that honors “refined” in the broadest sense while embracing the diverse field of metalworking and jewelry. Jewelry, vessels, utensils, installation, and sculpture will be considered. We encourage the use of a wide variety of materials and techniques.

    We are proud that REFINED has been a continuous presence in Texas allowing for talented jurors and participants to cross paths. With an average of 60 works from all over the country (including international presence), this exhibition offers a diverse view of the field in an educational contemporary environment. Regional support as well as a short journey from Houston or Dallas ensures foot traffic through this unique exhibition.

  • Nov. 30The Purple Xperience

    The Purple Xperience

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    • Fri., Nov. 30–Fri., Nov. 30, 7:30 p.m., W.M. Turner Auditorium

    Presented by the College of Fine Arts (Encore Events)

    Bringing the spirit and sounds of Prince direct from Minneapolis, The Purple Xperience is the most authentic Prince tribute show in the world. Front man Marshall Charloff, who once recorded with Prince, channels the vocals and movements of the critically acclaimed icon in an unmatched, uncanny fashion, from his appearance to his multi-instrumental capacity on guitar and piano.

    Encore Event ticket sales begin Aug. 15. Purchase tickets online or by phone: 888.240.ARTS (936.468.6407).
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