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  • Aug. 13–Oct. 13SFA School of Art Faculty Exhibition

    SFA School of Art Faculty Exhibition

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    • Tue., Aug. 13–Sun., Oct. 13, The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House

    Presented by the School of Art

    The School of Art at Stephen F. Austin State University will host a reception for its annual faculty exhibition at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, at The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.

    Each year, the faculty exhibition features a wide variety of artwork in ceramics, sculpture, photography, painting, prints, metal work and mixed media. The exhibition runs through Oct. 13. This year’s featured faculty artist is Wesley Berg, assistant professor of drawing and painting in the School of Art. His exhibition, “Shadow Plane: Works on Paper by Wesley Berg,” opens the same night as the reception and shows through Oct. 13. Berg will discuss his work at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at the gallery.

    Art exhibitions and receptions are sponsored by William Arscott, The Flower Shop, the Nacogdoches Junior Forum and the Friends of the Visual Arts. For more information, call (936) 468-1131.

  • Sep. 3–Oct. 12The Color of Grief

    The Color of Grief

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    • Tue., Sep. 3–Sat., Oct. 12, The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House

    Presented by the School of Art

    The School of Art at Stephen F. Austin State University will open “The Color of Grief ” exhibition Tuesday, Sept. 3, in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches. “The Color of Grief” features art created by children attending a youth grief camp through Hospice in the Pines.

    A reception for “The Color of Grief” is planned for 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at Cole Art Center. Art exhibitions and receptions are sponsored by the Friends of the Visual Arts, Nacogdoches Junior Forum, William Arscott and The Flower Shop. For more information, call (936) 468-1131.

  • Sep. 5–Oct. 13Shadow Plane: Works on Paper

    Shadow Plane: Works on Paper

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    • Thu., Sep. 5–Sun., Oct. 13, The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House

    Presented by the School of Art

    Featured Artist: Wesley Berg

  • Sep. 5Thomas Nixon - Piano Recital

    Thomas Nixon - Piano Recital

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

    Presented by the College of Fine Arts and School of Music (Friends of Music )

    The Friends of Music Concert Series at Stephen F. Austin State University opens its 2019-20 season with a faculty piano recital presented by Dr. Thomas Nixon, staff accompanist in the SFA School of Music, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

    Nixon will perform works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Fredric Chopin, Alexander Scriagin, Isaac Albeniz, Maurice Ravel, George Gershwin and Earl Wild.

    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).
  • Sep. 6The Second City

    The Second City

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    • Fri., Sep. 6, 7:30 p.m., W.M. Turner Auditorium

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

    *Recommended for Mature Audiences

    The College of Fine Arts at Stephen F. Austin State University will open its 2019-20 University Series with a performance by The Second City at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the SFA campus.

    The Second City, Chicago’s renowned comedy club, launched the careers of superstars John Belushi, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Steve Carell, Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Amy Poehler and others. This performance is recommended for mature audiences.

    Single event ticket prices for the University Series are $30 for adults, $24 for seniors, $15 for SFA faculty and staff and $12 for non-SFA students/youth. Tickets for SFA students are $3. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit finearts.sfasu.edu, stop by the Box Office in Room 211 of the Griffith Fine Arts Building, or call (936) 468-6407 or (888) 240-ARTS.

    Single tickets: $30 for adult, $24 for senior, $12 for student. Purchase tickets online or by phone: 888.240.ARTS (936.468.6407).
  • Sep. 9Dennis Jesse - Guest Voice Recital

    Dennis Jesse - Guest Voice Recital

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

    Presented by the College of Fine Arts and School of Music (Friends of Music )

    The Friends of Music Concert Series will present guest artist Dennis Jesse performing a voice recital at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 9, in Cole Concert Hall on the Stephen F. Austin State University campus. Jesse will be accompanied by Dr. Ron Petti, professor and director of collaborative piano for the SFA School of Music.

    Jesse and Petti will perform a recital of treasured songs and arias by Johannes Brahms, Henri Duparc, Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Georges Bizet, Samuel Barber and Giuseppe Verdi.

    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).
  • Sep. 13Friday Night Film - The Great Alone

    Friday Night Film - The Great Alone

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    • Fri., Sep. 13, 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 the documentary “The Great Alone” at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.

    Written and directed by Greg Kohs, “The Great Alone” is an award-winning feature-length documentary film that captures the inspiring comeback story of champion sled dog racer Lance Mackey.

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

  • Sep. 17–Nov. 21Denali: Artists Respond to Music Inspired by Wilderness

    Denali: Artists Respond to Music Inspired by Wilderness

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    • Tue., Sep. 17–Thu., Nov. 21, Griffith Gallery

    Presented by the School of Art

    The School of Art at Stephen F. Austin State University will host the exhibition “Denali: Artists Respond to Music Inspired by Wilderness” Sept. 17 through Nov. 21 in Griffith Fine Arts Gallery, located on the SFA campus.

    Two languages – music and visual art – combine to create works of art made in response to chamber music composed in Denali National Park.

    A reception is planned for 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, in the gallery. Griffith Gallery is located inside Griffith Fine Arts Building, 2222 Alumni Drive. This exhibition and reception is sponsored in part by William Arscott, The Flower Shop and the Friends of the Visual Arts. Admission is free. For more information, call (936) 468-1131.

  • Sep. 24An Air of Mystery

    An Air of Mystery

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

    Presented by the College of Fine Arts and School of Music (Friends of Music )

    The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music will present faculty members Dr. Christina Guenther, flute, and Dr. Ron Petti, piano, performing the program “An Air of Mystery” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

    The recital is part of the Friends of Music Concert Series and will feature works by Aaron Jay Kernis, David Maslanka, Jake Heggie and Samuel Zyman.

    Recital 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).
  • Sep. 27–Sep. 28Dancing at Lughnasa

    Dancing at Lughnasa

    by Brian Friel
    • Fri., Sep. 27–Sat., Sep. 28, 7:30 p.m., Downstage Theatre
    • Sat., Sep. 28, 2 p.m., Downstage Theatre

    Presented by the School of Theatre (Student Productions)

    Directed by Bethany Trauger

    Single tickets: $6 for adult/senior/student. Purchase tickets online or by phone: 888.240.ARTS (936.468.6407).
  • Sep. 30Pi Kappa Lambda I Faculty Showcase Fundraiser

    Pi Kappa Lambda I Faculty Showcase Fundraiser

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

    Presented by the College of Fine Arts and School of Music (Friends of Music )

    Pi Kappa Lambda I Faculty Showcase Fundraiser

    Single tickets: $15 for adult, $10 for senior, $5 for student. Purchase tickets online or by phone: 888.240.ARTS (936.468.6407).
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