Arts Events for March 2014

Note: While we make every effort to keep this listing up to date, event details are subject to change. All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

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METAMORPHOSIS: The Inner Beauty Project by Tim Arroyo

February 18 - March 16

ArtStreet Studio D Gallery
Chicago-based artist Tim Arroyo expands on his Inner Beauty Project, based on an observation of the unwillingness to be photographed and shedding one's outer layer. This inherent beauty is captured through the process of photographing the subject in infrared, revealing a beauty from within. This project was developed to show there is beauty in all people. Learn more >>
ArtStreet 937-229-5101

A Strange Likeness : Perspectives on Contemporary Photographic Portraiture

February 20 – March 20

Gallery 249, College Park Center
A Strange Likeness is an exhibition by several contemporary artists whose work examines the methods and usages of the photographic portrait. Each artist’s approach is conceptually varied, while maintaining the traditional components of what makes up a photographic portrait. Their ideas and concerns fluctuate from the personal to the universal, immediate and mediated experience, and from the genuinely intimate to the invasively voyeuristic. What emerges from the work in this exhibition is a questioning of the validity and honesty of photographic portraiture and its power to shadow, as much as it reveals, a truthful depiction of the person in front of the camera. Curated by Julie Jones.
Department of Visual Arts 937-229-3237

Department of Music Brass Day with Arturo Sandoval

Saturday, March 1

10 a.m. - 4 p.m. College Park Center
The Department of Music excited to announce a masterclass by the great trumpeter, Arturo Sandoval. We have a wonderful day planned, with clinics and a performance by the UD Faculty Brass Quintet, followed by a three-hour masterclass with Mr. Sandoval. If you'd like to make a day of it, you'll be able to attend Sandoval's evening performance with the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra at the Schuster Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Dayton. All masterclasses (10:00am to 4:00pm) will be held in UD's College Park Center, located on the corner of Brown and Caldwell Street. The cost for the event is $20 ($35 if you'd like to also receive a ticket to Sandoval's evening performance with the Dayton Philharmonic). Please contact Patrick Reynolds at preynolds1@udayton.edu to register.  Pre-registration is highly recommended.
Department of Music 937-229-3936

UD New Horizons Band and Holy Angels School Band

Sunday, March 2

3 p.m. Kennedy Union Boll Theatre 
Department of Music 937-229-3936

Guest Artist Recital: Dayton Classical Guitar Society

Sunday, March 2

3 p.m. Sears Recital Hall, Jesse Philips Humanities Center
Department of Music 937-229-3936

Koepnick’s Marian Heritage

March 5 - May 3

Marian Library Gallery
Robert C. Koepnick (1907-1995), a deeply religious artist, explores in projects and models, the mysteries of Mary, the Mother of the Lord. Learn more >>
Marian Library 937-229-4214

Boxing Up Beautiful with Crystal Michelle, DCDC

Tuesday, March 11

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED.
7 p.m. Kennedy Union Boll Theatre
Originally designed and performed in 2012, Boxing Up Beautiful is a dance and technology solo performance by Crystal Michelle that deconstructs the 200-year visual history of black women’s bodies in American popular culture. Followed by an artist Q & A. Learn more >>
ArtStreet 937-229-5101

ArtStreet Wednesday Workshop: The Rubi Girls Unveiled

Wednesday, March 12

7-9 p.m. ArtStreet Studio E
The Rubi Girls, known throughout the region for their outrageous drag performances and philanthropic giving, are offering you a rare opportunity to come backstage. Watch the performers make the transformation from guys to "gals," and see what it takes to get ready for the stage. This workshop will also include a screening of their award-winning documentary. Learn more and register >>
ArtStreet 937-229-5101

Cedric Watson & Bijou Creole: A World Rhythms Concert

Wednesday, March 12

8 p.m. Kennedy Union Boll Theatre
Young, hip and with a hot sound, Cedric Watson stirs up the rhythms of the bayou with his lightning fast fiddling. With his group Bijou Creole, this is music that evokes another time and place in America. As a four-time Grammy-nominated fiddler, singer, accordionist and songwriter, Watson draws on a variety of old-school zydeco styles, original material and Creole standards, injecting a healthy dose of his own personality and bringing them to an ever-broadening audience. Presented by the University of Dayton Arts Series. Learn more >>
General admission: $20
UD faculty, staff, alumni, seniors: $15
UD students, youth: $10
Kennedy Union Box Office 937-229-2545

Music Therapy Program 40th Anniversary Student Program

Friday, March 14

7 p.m. Sears Recital Hall, Jesse Philips Humanities Center
The UD Music Therapy Program will celebrate its 40th anniversary with a reunion for all alumni, faculty, students and guests. The opening session will feature performances by music therapy students and Hands in Harmony, followed by a reception in Kennedy Union Torch Lounge.
Department of Music 937-229-3936

ArtStreet Friday Film: Miss Representation

Friday, March 14

8 p.m. ArtStreet Studio B
This documentary explores the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America, and challenges the media's limited portrayal of what it means to be a powerful woman. Presented in partnership with the UD Women’s Center. Presented in conjunction with METAMORPHOSIS: The Inner Beauty Project. Learn more >>
ArtStreet 937-229-5101

Music Therapy Program 40th Anniversary Alumni Recital

Saturday, March 15

10 a.m. Sears Recital Hall, Jesse Philips Humanities Center
Join us on Saturday morning for an alumni “recital” (serious or silly).
Department of Music 937-229-3936

Art for Citizens and Celebrants: The Sculpture of Robert C. Koepnick

March 16 – September 7

Roesch Library Gallery
Opening Event: Sunday March 23, 2 - 4 p.m.
Robert "Bob" C. Koepnick (1907-1995) was a well-known Dayton sculptor and headed the sculpture department at the Dayton Art Institute (DAI) from 1936-1975. Join University of Dayton Libraries as we celebrate Koepnick's work and life as artist and teacher. Learn more >>
University Libraries 937-229-4094

B2 with Crystal Michelle, DCDC

Tuesday, March 18

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED.
4:30 - 8:30 pm ArtStreet Studio D Gallery

Based on Crystal Michelle’s oral history collection, The Beautiful Archive Project, B2 (pronounced b-squared) is a video installation that uses the body as visual art. Part performance art, part socio-political commentary and always inherently dance, Michelle successfully intersects the live-self with the theoretical underpinnings of history, race and gender. Learn more >>
ArtStreet 937-229-5101

ArtStreet Wednesday Workshop: #ArtStreetSelfieProject

Wednesday, March 19

7-9 p.m. ArtStreet Studio E
What makes you feel beautiful? This Wednesday Workshop will talk about self-esteem and what it means to feel beautiful. Join the ArtStreet Happenings team, Theta Phi Alpha, and the UD Counseling Center to spread some beauty around campus! Learn more and register >>
ArtStreet 937-229-5101

UD Faculty Jazztet   

Sunday March 23

2 p.m. Sears Recital Hall, Jesse Philips Humanities Center
Department of Music 937-229-3936

Pianofest with UD Piano Ensemble

Monday,  March 24

8 p.m. Sears Recital Hall, Jesse Philips Humanities Center
Department of Music 937-229-3936

VOICES: America’s Music

March 25 - April 25

ArtStreet Studio D Gallery
Reception: Tuesday April 15, 5:30 - 7 p.m.
Through music, photography and visual statements, the culmination of the spring semester ArtStreet Experience course will bring to life 110 years of American music and those marginalized music makers whose creative work became the voice of America in the face of commercialization, corporation and corruption. Presented in collaboration with the Roesch Library's “America’s Music” film series. Learn more >>
ArtStreet 937-229-5101

ArtStreet Wednesday Workshop: From Concept to Casting

Wednesday, March 26

6-8 p.m. ArtStreet Studio E (note time change)
An engaging sculpture demonstration presented in conjunction with Roesch Library's "Art for Citizens and Celebrants" exhibit on sculptor Robert C. Koepnick. Learn the art of sculpture, using special techniques, from local artists John Koepnick, son of Robert, and Virginia Hess, former student of Robert. Learn more and register >>
ArtStreet 937-229-5101

Horvath Student Juried Exhibition

March 27 – April 24

Gallery 249, College Park Center
Reception and Closing Event for Stander Symposium: Wednesday April 9, 5 - 7 p.m.
The Horvath Exhibition, an annual juried exhibit that started in 1975, features UD student work in a variety of media. The Horvath Exhibition is made possible through a memorial gift from Josephine Horvath in honor of her husband, Bela Horvath, who taught painting at UD in the 1950s.
Department of Visual Arts 937-229-3237

ArtStreet Friday Film: 'Finding the Funk'

Friday, March 28

8 p.m. ArtStreet Studio B
Hosted by band members of Gem City. Directed by cultural critic Nelson George, this VH1 Rock Doc chronicles one of pop music’s most beloved genres, exploring both the components and the innovative artists behind funk’s rise throughout the 1970s. Presented in conjunction with VOICES: America's Music, in partnership with Street Sounds and Only WonderUS. Learn more >>
ArtStreet 937-229-5101

UD Theatre Program presents 'A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum'

March 28, 29, 30, April 3, 4, & 5

8 p.m. (7 p.m. on Sunday, March 30) Kennedy Union Boll Theatre
Broadway's greatest farce is light, fast-paced, witty, irreverent and one of the funniest musicals ever written. It takes comedy back to its roots, combining situations from the time-tested, 2000 year old comedies of Roman playwright Plautus with the infectious energy of classic vaudeville. Comedy tonight! Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim; book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart. Directed by Gina Kleesattel.  
General reserved seating: $12
UD students, faculty, staff: $7
Kennedy Union Box Office 937-229-2545

UD Arts Series: SYBARITE5 String Quintet

Sunday, March 30

4 p.m. Sears Recital Hall, Jesse Philips Humanities Center
Taking on everything from Mozart to Radiohead, SYBARITE5 is known for its adventurous programming and style. A young, edgy and exceptionally accomplished ensemble, this is chamber music for the 21st century. They are the first string quintet ever selected as winners of the Concert Artists Guild International Competition in its 60 year history. Committed to crossing boundaries, they present performances through an “Alternative Venues Initiative” - performing at such diverse locations as Galapagos Artspace, the Apple Store, the Museum of Sex, the Core Club and the Cutting Room, as well as the Cell Theatre, where SYBARITE5 maintains a residency. Presented by the University of Dayton Arts Series. Learn more >>
General admission: $20
UD faculty, staff, alumni, seniors: $15
UD students, youth: $10
Kennedy Union Box Office 937-229-2545