Arts Events for January 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.

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At the Manger: World Nativity Traditions

Through January 25

Roesch Library (1st, 2nd and 7th floors)
See nativity scenes from around the world, reflecting a variety of customs and traditions in their depiction of Christ’s birth and presence. This annual exhibition, now a staple of the Christmas season in Dayton, features new selections every year from the Marian Library-International Marian Research Institute’s collection of thousands of crèches. Learn more >>
University Libraries 937-229-4094

Faith, Reason and One-Hour Processing

Jan. 15 - Feb. 12

Gallery 249, Fitz Hall (formerly College Park Center)
Reception: Thursday, Jan. 22, 5-7 p.m.
Professor Joel Whitaker curated this selection of apparition photographs from UD’s Marian Library collection. The photographs and the accompanying descriptive text written on the backs of the photos provide testimony of suspected “miraculous events” by ordinary observers. The exhibition, rather than attempting to prove or disprove what is claimed to be evident, uses the photographs as an investigation into personal artifacts, aesthetic qualities, vernacular photography, and an individual’s need to “see” and provide evidence of a belief. The gallery brochure, written by Associate Professor Anthony Smith from the Department of Religious Studies, examines the intersection of the aesthetic and descriptive aspects of the photographs. Learn more >>
Department of Art and Design 937-229-3237

Malaise: Mallory Tay

Jan. 15 - Feb. 19

ArtStreet White Box Gallery
Opening Reception: Thursday, Jan. 15, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
MALAISE is an environment that captures a snapshot of the dichotomy of comfort and pain within family dynamics. Crocheting, in its act, mirrors the monotony of thinking, saying and doing found in our domestic households. Mallory (Dover) Tay (BFA ‘07) will address the false sense of stability and security through this sculptural installation.
ArtStreet 937-229-5101

UD Flute and Clarinet Day

Saturday, Jan. 17

10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Fitz Hall (formerly College Park Center)
Flute and Clarinet Day 2015 will feature master classes by University of Dayton faculty and a recital featuring University of Dayton flute instructor Dr. Nicole Charles, clarinet instructor Dr. Wallis Vore and student ensembles. $15 (There is no cost to instructors who attend with a student.)
Department of Music 937-229-3936

ArtStreet Intersection: The Art of the Lost Dinner Conversation

Wednesday, Jan. 21

6 - 7:30 p.m. ArtStreet Creator Space/White Box Gallery **PLEASE NOTE TIME CHANGE**
Does monotony affect your family dynamics? Are we allowing our environment to teach our youth about family, social and worldly issues, either knowingly or unknowingly? Join MALAISE artist Mallory Tay, Brian and Susie LaDuca, Carlos and TyAnn Stewart and their families as they share favorite family dishes and traditions in an artistic exploration around sharing, trust and other heartfelt familial dynamics. Presented in conjunction with MALAISE: Mallory Tay.
ArtStreet 937-229-5101

ArtsLIVE presents Gregg Kallor

Thursday, Jan. 22

8 p.m. Sears Recital Hall, Jesse Philips Humanities Center
What happens when classical meets jazz? An effervescent magic fills the room at the hands of Gregg Kallor, a gifted pianist/composer — classically trained but irresistibly drawn to jazz. The recipient of an Aaron Copland Award for composition, Kallor has studied with some of the jazz greats, from Kenny Barron at Rutgers University to Fred Hersch at the New England Conservatory. In 2012 he founded the Single Noon Records label, distributed by Naxos of America; this year, he was named the inaugural composer-in-residence at SubCulture in New York City. In concert Kallor will present a mixed program, including A Single Noon — a musical tableau of life in New York City. This is music, according to Hersch, that “... has clearly absorbed the past and looks to a bright and borderless musical future.” Supported by the Cityfolk Legacy Jazznet Endowment and the ArtsLIVE Endowment. Learn more and purchase tickets >>
General Admission: $16
UD Faculty, Staff, Alumni & Seniors: $12
Students & Youth: $8
ArtsLIVE/Kennedy Union Box Office 937-229-2545

Dayton Jazz Ensemble

Saturday, Jan. 24

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

An Evening with Jake Heggie

Thursday, Jan. 29

8 p.m. Sears Recital Hall, Jesse Philips Humanities Center
A concert and musical conversation with composer and pianist Jake Heggie, including performances by UD vocal faculty members and members of the Dayton Opera. Tickets are required for this event; advance purchase highly recommended. Learn more >>
$15; $10 faculty/staff; $5 students
Graul Chair in Arts and Languages and Department of Music/Kennedy Union Box Office 937-229-2545

UD Theatre Program presents '(ir)reconcilable: Faith & Reason'

Jan. 30, 31, Feb. 1, 5, 6, 7

8 p.m. (7 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 1) Black Box Theatre, Raymond L. Fitz Hall (formerly College Park Center)
Scripted and directed by Michelle Hayford, this multimedia original play is a performance installation featuring dance, music, visual arts and puppets, with collaboration from The Zoot Theatre Company. Come to the Black Box Theatre to witness staged narratives about the complexity of reverence and diverse perspectives on the divine, and how we create meaning and connection to something greater than ourselves.
General admission: $12
UD students, faculty, staff: $7
Kennedy Union Box Office 937-229-2545

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