Arts Events for April 2015

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.

Open parking is available in single-letter lots after 7:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, after 4:30 p.m. Friday and all day on the weekend. A parking permit is required at all other times and can be obtained at the main visitor center on University Circle or the parking booth at C Lot on Evanston Avenue. 

Horvath Annual Juried Student Exhibition

Through April 23

Gallery 249, Raymond L. Fitz Hall
Reception and Closing Event for Stander Symposium: Wednesday, April 15,  5-7 p.m.
Join the UD community in celebrating the award-winning student achievements in photography, fine arts, art education, and graphic design. Guest artist and curator Joe Girandola, director of graduate studies in the College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning at the University of Cincinnati, presents final awards in all categories of arts scholarship. 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. Exhibit runs March 26 - April 23. Learn more >>
Department of Art and Design 937-229-3237

Past into Present: Gilded Treasures

Through April 24

Marian Library Gallery (7th floor of Roesch Library)
These gilded drawings by Sandra Bowden celebrate the life of Mary by looking at the long and rich tradition of Christian art that has included the Virgin Mary. Each of the pieces in the exhibition is a delicate translation in line and gold, recreating specific historical works as “icons” from the canon of Western Art. Exhibit runs Feb. 9 - April 24.
Marian Library 937-229-4214

Celebration of the Arts

Wednesday, April 8

6:30 p.m. Interactive Art Installations in the Wintergarden
8:00 p.m. Performances in the Mead Theatre
The University of Dayton’s student performing arts groups in music, dance and theatre take the Schuster Center stage for an evening to inspire. Large-scale collaborative installations and individual student artwork will be on display in the Schuster Wintergarden before and after the performance. Celebration of the Arts is part of the University's annual Brother Joseph W. Stander Symposium. Learn more >>
Tickets are free but required. Tickets for UD students, faculty and staff are available in Jan. 2015 at the Kennedy Union box office with a valid University ID. Tickets for the general public are available by calling Ticket Center Stage at 937-228-3630 or online at ticketcenterstage.com.
Stander Symposium

A Night at the Cotton Club

Friday, April 10

8 p.m. Kennedy Union Ballroom
The University of Dayton Opera Workshop, Jazz Ensemble and Dance Ensemble will collaborate to re-create an evening at the historic Cotton Club. The Swing Dance Club will teach popular dances of the era. Opera Workshop: Dr. Minnita Daniel-Cox and Dr. David Sievers, co-directors; Dayton Jazz Ensemble: Dr. Willie L. Morris III, director; Dance Ensemble: Richard Mosley, director. This event is presented in conjunction with Rites/Rights/Writes, as part of the Dunbar Series. Learn more >>
Department of Music 937-229-3936

Ebony Heritage Singers

Saturday, April 11

7 p.m. South Park United Methodist Church, 140 Stonemill Rd.
Join us for a hand-clapping, foot-stomping evening of gospel music and be energized by authentic praise and worship through African-American sacred music. Dr. Donna Cox, conductor.
Department of Music 937-229-3936

Strings Night: Student Solos

Sunday, April 12

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

Wisdom: Who Are You?

April 15 - April 30

ArtStreet White Box Gallery
Opening Reception (in conjunction with the Stander Symposium): Wednesday, April 15, 3-4 p.m.
A premiere installation designed and created in collaboration with the University of Dayton's ArtStreet student residents and detained youth from the Clark County Detention Center that explores the human journey from birth to death through an imaginative and curious questioning of the infinite roads we may take, the virtues we do embrace and the choices we may make in our 21st century world. Presented in partnership with Project Jericho, Clark State Community College and Clark County Department of Job and Family Services.
ArtStreet 937-229-5101

Horvath Reception and Closing Event for Stander Symposium

Wednesday, April 15

5-7 p.m. Gallery 249, Raymond L. Fitz Hall
Join the UD community in celebrating the award-winning student achievements in photography, fine arts, art education, and graphic design. Guest artist and curator Joe Girandola, director of graduate studies in the College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning at the University of Cincinnati, presents final awards in all categories of arts scholarship. 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. Exhibit runs March 26 - April 23. Learn more >>
Department of Art and Design 937-229-3237

Choral Union and First Flight Saxophone Quartet

Thursday, April 16

8 p.m. Kennedy Union Ballroom
Robert Jones and Willie L. Morris III, directors.
Department of Music 937-229-3936

Dance Ensemble Spring Concert: Tick Tock

Friday and Saturday, April 17 & 18

Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 4 p.m. & 8 p.m. Kennedy Union Boll Theatre
This concert will include a guest appearance by SMAG Dance Collective. Richard F. Mosley II, artistic director.
Theatre Program/Kennedy Union Box Office 937-229-2545

Symphonic Wind Ensemble and University Concert Band

Sunday, April 19

3 p.m. Kennedy Union Boll Theatre
Patrick Reynolds and Jeff Lehman, conductors.
Department of Music 937-229-3936

World Music Choir, Javanese Gamelan and Percussion Ensemble

Sunday, April 19

7 p.m. Kennedy Union Boll Theatre
Sharon Davis Gratto, Heather MacLachlan and James Leslie, directors.
Department of Music 937-229-3936

Voice Recital: Non-voice majors

Monday, April 20

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

Pouring Tea: Black Gay Men of the South Tell Their Tales

Tuesday, April 21

8 p.m. Black Box Theatre, Fitz Hall
A staged reading by the award-winning Dr. E. Patrick Johnson of narratives collected in his book Sweet Tea: Black Gay Men of the South - An Oral History. The oral histories are from black gay men who were born, raised and continue to live in the South and range in age from 19 to 93. This solo performance covers the following topics: coming of age in the South, religion, sex, transgenderism, love stories and coming out.
General reserved seating: $12
UD students, faculty, staff: $7
Theatre Program/Kennedy Union Box Office 937-229-2545

University Orchestra

Wednesday, April 22

8 p.m. Kennedy Union Boll Theatre
Patrick Reynolds, conductor.
Department of Music 937-229-3936

University Jazz Band and Jazz Combos

Thursday, April 23

8 p.m. Kennedy Union Ballroom
James Leslie, director.
Department of Music 937-229-3936

Honors Recital

Friday, April 24

1 p.m. Sears Recital Hall, Jesse Philips Humanities Center
Student awards and performances.
Department of Music 937-229-3936

Dayton Jazz Ensemble

Friday, April 24

7 p.m. Kennedy Union Ballroom
Willie L. Morris, III, director.
Department of Music 937-229-3936

1World Celebration

Friday, April 24

7 - 10 p.m. ArtStreet Amphitheatre
This third annual event brings the diverse voices and creative minds of the University of Dayton together with those from the city of Dayton in an end-of-the-year art, food and music celebration.
ArtStreet 937-229-5101

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