Arts Events for December 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. 


Through Dec. 10

Gallery 249, Fitz Hall
View a selection of works by this semester’s graduating art and design seniors, and celebrate their accomplishments at the reception. Learn more >>
Department of Art and Design 937-229-3237


Through Dec. 17

ArtStreet White Box Gallery
FEAR is so absolutely ingrained in our society that it has nearly become an American pastime. News reports, our social media news feeds, even our daily interactions with our fellow citizens are fraught with our visions of the most horrible things that have happened, could happen or may not happen at all. FEAR presents an opportunity for us to do battle creatively against one of the most powerful emotions that holds us back from ourselves and from each other. Hosting six world premiere installations annually, the White Box Gallery is dedicated to work that challenges social, industrial, cultural and academic perspectives. This year’s focus is on our daily climate — and our elemental responses to our environment. Creative Lead Krista Franklin is an interdisciplinary artist whose work floats between the literary and the visual. Her art draws from the well of African diasporic histories, popular culture, personal narrative, folklore, black spiritualism, ritual and magic, and the psychic interiority of people of color.
ArtStreet 937-229-5101


Through Jan. 24

Roesch Library (Floors 1, 2 and 7)
All-new displays of Nativities from around the world. Learn more >>
University Libraries 937-229-4094

Woodwind Chamber Music Night

Tuesday, Dec. 1

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

Voice Recital: non-voice majors

Wednesday, Dec. 2

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

Native Peoples of the Americas Colloquium Film Series: 'TWO SPIRITS'

Friday, Dec. 4

7 p.m. ArtStreet Studio B Screening Room
Dr. Tereza Szeghi, Associate Professor in the Department of English, will lead a discussion following the screening of Two Spirits. The film focuses on the murder of a Navajo two spirit person, Fred Martinez, and details this hate crime in the context of traditional Navajo views of gender identity. This annual colloquium aims to address issues of spirituality and traditions of Native Americans with lectures, performances and multimedia presentations. Sessions will be held November 1-2 with related events including lectures and films throughout the Fall Term. For more information, contact Tereza Szeghi at 937-229-3443.
ArtStreet 937-229-5101


Friday, Dec. 4

7:30 p.m. Sears Recital Hall, Jesse Philips Humanities Center
Department of Music 937-229-3936 

Ebony Heritage Singers: Praising In the Season

Saturday, Dec. 5

7 p.m. South Park United Methodist Church, 140 Stonemill Road
Daria Graham, conductor.
Department of Music 937-229-3936 

University Jazz Band and Jazz Combos

Sunday, Dec. 6

3 p.m. Kennedy Union Boll Theatre
James Leslie, director.
Department of Music 937-229-3936 

Strings Night: Student solos and chamber music

Sunday, Dec. 6

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

Javanese Gamelan and World Music Choir

Monday, December 7

8 p.m. Sears Recital Hall, Jesse Philips Humanities Center
Heather MacLachlan, Javanese Gamelan director; Sharon Davis Gratto, World Music Choir director. An evening of unusual repertoire from Indonesia, South Africa, and the Middle East, including a combined work for both ensembles.
Department of Music 937-229-3936 

Holiday Concert: Sounds of the Season

Wednesday, Dec. 9

8 p.m. South Park United Methodist Church, 140 Stonemill Road
University Chorale: Robert Jones, conductor; University Orchestra: Patrick Reynolds, conductor. 
Department of Music 937-229-3936 

Dayton Jazz Ensemble: Swinging in the Season

Thursday, Dec. 10

8 p.m. Kennedy Union Boll Theatre
Willie L. Morris, III, director.
Department of Music 937-229-3936 

welcome goodbye

Friday, Dec.11

8 p.m. Black Box Theatre, Fitz Hall
Presented by the Theatre Program, this tale of the discovery of love will question your expectations and show that there is nothing more interesting than your own imagination. An original solo show featuring our new lecturer in theatre, Jerome Yorke.
Tickets: $12; UD students, faculty, staff: $8
Kennedy Union Box Office 229-2545 or

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