Arts Events for November 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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Imprints and Impressions: Milestones in Human Progress

September 29 - November 9  

Roesch Library Gallery
Highlights from the Rose Rare Book Collection
Galileo. Dante. Beethoven. Darwin. This exhibition, on loan from a world-renowned collection, features rare manuscripts and first editions of these and other scientific, literary, artistic and philosophical giants whose work shaped modern intellectual inquiry. Throughout the exhibition, faith and reason — two ways of knowing — intersect in diverse ways, challenging this learning community to draw from both realms in the pursuit of understanding. The exhibition will include a catalogue and several public programs. Learn more >> 
University Libraries 937-229-4094

Impact: Reactions to the Rose Rare Book Collection

September 30 – November 6

ArtStreet White Box Gallery
Opening Reception: Tuesday, September 30, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Presented in conjunction with the University Libraries’ landmark exhibit Imprints and Impressions, alumni artists Misty Thomas-Trout, Joseph Hoffman and Ellie Richards return to embark on a world premiere installation that not only reacts to and comments on the written word, but also explores the impact of the diverse history within the Rose Rare Book Collection and its place in today’s evolving multidisciplinary educational landscape. Personal journey and perspective will be challenged in this distinctive installation where the visual art is built from the written art of the world’s most diverse thinkers, creators and educators. Learn more >>
ArtStreet 937-229-5101

UD Theatre Program presents ‘Greater Tuna’

October 24, 25, 26, 30 & 31, November 1

8 p.m. (7 p.m. on Sunday October 26) Kennedy Union Boll Theatre
Greater Tuna is a comic romp for two actors who play 22 different characters from the tiny town of Tuna, Texas. The local Tuna radio station is a vehicle to introduce the audience to the zany inhabitants of this small Texas town. Written by Jaston Williams, Ed Howard and Joe Sears. Directed by Linda Dunlevy.
Kennedy Union Box Office 937-229-2545

University Orchestra

Sunday, November 2

2 p.m. Dayton Art Institute, Renaissance Auditorium
The University of Dayton Orchestra presents a musical tour of works in the permanent collection of the Dayton Art Institute, highlighting connections between music and the works of art on display in the museum. The concert will feature UD music faculty member violinist Kara Manteufel performing "Spring" from The Four Seasons by Antonio Vivaldi. Patrick Reynolds, conductor.
Free for DAI members, UD students and youth under age 18; $8 for adults; $5 for seniors
Department of Music 937-229-3936

Jazz Percussion Masterclass

Monday, November 3

7-8:30 p.m. Raymond L Fitz Hall, room 151
Jazz master Lewis Nash will join UD Artist in Residence Jim Leslie to direct a percussion masterclass in the University’s Band Room. Nash is visiting Dayton for a mini-residency together with saxophonist Steve Wilson, who he’ll join in concert on November 6. Parking is free but please stop at the Visitor Kiosk on University Circle to request a required parking pass. Learn more >>
Department of Music and ArtsLIVE 937-229-2787

Faculty Artist Recital: David Sievers, tenor

Tuesday, November 4

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

White Box Theatre Festival

November 4 – 6

Tuesday at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m., Wednesday at 8 p.m., Thursday at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. ArtStreet White Box Gallery
Join us for the premiere White Box Theatre Festival, produced by ArtStreet and Studio Theatre. Over the course of three days, short plays will be produced and performed in a unique repertory design within the ArtStreet White Box Gallery installation that will inspire and foster alternative theatrical performance through the process of composing, revising and nurturing original short scripts influenced by ArtStreet’s exhibition season. Learn more >>
ArtStreet 937-229-5101

History of American Jazz with Wilson & Nash

Wednesday, November 5

7-9 p.m. Sears Recital Hall, Jesse Philips Humanities Center
Jazz masters Lewis Nash (percussion) and Steve Wilson (saxophone) are special guests for Philip Burkhead’s ongoing class, History of American Jazz. Learn how these two leading sidemen in the NYCity jazz world approach the varied styles of jazz, improvising along the way. Demos, conversation and Q&A will all be a part of this program. Be sure to stop to request a free parking pass on your way into parking LOT C off Evanston Avenue. Learn more Wilson and Nash >>

Department of Art and Design Senior Exhibition

November 6 – December 4

Gallery 249, College Park Center
Reception: Thursday, November 6, 5-7 p.m.

Featuring work created by seniors graduating from the Department of Art and Design, this exhibit is an annual favorite. With a mission to “educate for transformation,” the department offers exceptional instruction in the areas of art education, art history, fine art studio, photography, and graphic design. Student exhibitions reflect high standards of creativity, craft and conceptual understanding—and this one provides a great send-off for departing seniors. Learn more >>
Department of Art and Design 937-229-3237

ArtsLIVE presents Steve Wilson and Lewis Nash

Thursday, November 6

8 p.m.  Sears Recital Hall, Jesse Philips Humanities Center
Lewis Nash and Steve Wilson are two instrumentalists whose playing is richly steeped in the history of jazz. Great musicians in their own right, they have been sought out to play with virtually every great jazz artist of this generation — from Dizzy Gillespie and Branford Marsalis to Diana Krall and Betty Carter. Together they click like two gears, concocting their own brand of elegantly intricate music. They’ll be in residence in the community Nov. 3-6. Supported by the Cityfolk Legacy Jazznet Endowment. Learn more >>
General admission: $16
UD faculty, staff, alumni, seniors: $12
UD students, youth: $8
Kennedy Union Box Office 937-229-2545

Metal and Cultural Impact Conference

November 6 - 8

Metal studies is a growing interdisciplinary field, connected, but not limited to fields as diverse as popular culture, leisure studies, anthropology, sociology, history, English studies, music, cultural and critical studies, gender studies, critical theory, and business and economics. This conference aims to examine metal culture’s role in society throughout the world. There will be more than 30 presentations over three days, including a presentation by Alex Skolnick, guitar virtuoso and member of the legendary thrash metal band Testament. Registration is required; details to be announced. Learn more >>
Department of English 937-229-3421

ArtStreet Film Series: 'The Business of Fancydancing'

Friday, November 7

8 p.m. ArtStreet Studio B
Presented in conjunction with the Native Peoples of the Americas Colloquium. Learn more >>
ArtStreet 937-229-5101

Perspectives: Citizens of the World

November 11 – December 19

ArtStreet White Box Gallery
Opening Reception: Tuesday, November 11, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
In collaboration with the Center for International Programs, the 10th annual Citizens of the World exhibit will highlight stories that display students’ perspective of the world we live in through photography. Be it through Instagram-created photographic stories or collections of pictures highlighting a global journey, PERSPECTIVES will showcase both the international and domestic journeys of University of Dayton students as they experience, engage and capture the world they live in. Learn more >>
**PLEASE NOTE: In partnership with Housing and Residence Life, the opening reception of PERSPECTIVES is eligible for PATH credit. Learn more about PATH >>
Center for International Programs and ArtStreet 937-229-5101

ArtStreet Exchange: Does America Still Have What it Takes?

Tuesday, November 11

6:30-8 p.m. ArtStreet Studio B
Join us for a salon-style debate about global innovation and culture and its influence on a 21st century United States. Learn more >>
ArtStreet 937-229-5101

Opera Workshop Performances: 'Hansel and Gretel' by Engelbert Humperdinck

Thursday, November 13 and Friday, November 14

8 p.m.  Kennedy Union Boll Theatre
This fairy tale opera (a Merchenspiel) has long been a favorite of audiences around the world. The Grimm brothers’ familiar story inspired an operatic classic with folk-inspired musical themes that has been performed regularly since 1893. Minnita Daniel-Cox and Ryu-Kyung Kim, co-directors.
Department of Music 937-229-3936

ArtStreet Film Series: 'The Dialogue'

Friday, November 14

7:30 p.m. ArtStreet Studio B
Presented by the Center for International Programs and ArtStreet, with support from the Division of Student Development. Hosted by Amy Anderson (Executive Director, Center for International Programs). This documentary follows four American and four Chinese university students as they travel together through Hong Kong and Southwest China. Their shared travel adventures, emotion of culture shock, honest confrontations and discoveries about each other become doorways to deepen their understanding of the world and of themselves. Learn more >>

PLEASE NOTE: In partnership with Housing and Residence Life, this event is eligible for PATH credit. Learn more >>
ArtStreet 937-229-5101

Woodwind Chamber Music Night

Monday, November 17

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

ArtStreet Intersection: “Real” Food

Wednesday, November 19

7:30 – 9 p.m. ArtStreet Creator Space (Studio E)
Connecting Cultures and the Culinary Arts
Come explore the historical significance rice has on many cultures. Participants will have the opportunity to taste rice-centered cuisines prepared by global cooking enthusiasts Chef Dave Foster, Susie LaDuca and Anirban Mandal. Hosted by ArtStreet Director Brian LaDuca. Presented by ArtStreet and the Center for International Programs in conjunction with Citizens of the World, with support from Dining Services. Learn more >>
Center for International Programs, Office of Multicultural Affairs, ArtStreet 937-229-5101

ArtsLIVE presents New York Polyphony: Faith & Reason

Thursday, November 20

8 p.m.  Holy Angels Church, 1322 Brown St.
This is a marriage of art and science that some might say was made in heaven. New York’s exceptional chamber quartet New York Polyphony specializes in ancient sacred music — but for this program the all-male ensemble tackles some slightly more modern music and philosophy. Along with traditional selections, their program will feature a contemporary piece inspired by one of history’s great naturalists. Missa Charles Darwin, composed by Gregory W. Brown for the ensemble, sets Darwin’s words (particularly On the Origin of Species) to the traditional musical mass form (“Missa”). Even the melody reflects the theme, as it is based on a genetic sequence that reappears and evolves over the course of the piece. In the great acoustic space of Holy Angels Church, New York Polyphony’s performance is sure to stir musings about the role of both faith and reason in art and life. Learn more >>
General admission: $16
UD faculty, staff, alumni, seniors: $12
UD students, youth: $8
Kennedy Union Box Office 937-229-2545

ArtStreet Film Series: 'Crossing Borders'

Friday, November 21

7:30 p.m. ArtStreet Studio B
Presented by the Center for International Programs and ArtStreet, with support from the Division of Student Development. Hosted by Sangita Gosalia (Center for International Programs) with student panelists Chinyi Chen, Joseph (Jed) Gerlach and Safae Sali. This documentary follows four Moroccan and four American university students as they travel together through Morocco and, in the process of discovering “The Other” discover themselves. With group travels and frank discussions, the students confront the complex implications of the supposed “clash of civilizations” between Islam and the West. The relationships formed through shared experiences contrast sharply with the media-shaped views Americans and Muslims have of each other. Humor, honesty and a willingness to be challenged all bring individuals closer to each other and the relationships that develop disarm hidden stereotypes. Learn more >>

PLEASE NOTE: In partnership with Housing and Residence Life, this event is eligible for PATH credit. Learn more >>
ArtStreet 937-229-5101

Dance Ensemble Concert: Safari

Friday, November 21 and Saturday, November 22

Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Kennedy Union Boll Theatre
Join us for our 35th annual fall dance concert as we jam in the jungle. This concert will feature an array of styles and exotic destinations, as well as a guest appearance by the Dayton Contemporary Dance Company’s second company.
General reserved seating: $12
UD student, faculty, staff: $7
Kennedy Union Box Office 937-229-2545

Choral Union/Early Music Ensemble

Sunday, November 23

3 p.m. South Park United Methodist Church, 140 Stonemill Rd.
Robert Jones & Margaret Erin, directors.
Department of Music 937-229-3936

At the Manger: World Nativity Traditions

November 29, 2014 – January 25, 2015

Roesch Library (1st, 2nd and 7th floors)
Open House: Saturday, November 29, 1 - 5 p.m.
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. All are invited to the grand open house — featuring music, refreshments and children's activities — on Saturday, Nov. 29, from 1 to 5 p.m. Learn more >>
University Libraries 937-229-4094


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