Arts Events for October 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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Mothers of the Bible

August  11 – October 31

Marian Library Gallery (7th floor of Roesch Library)
Artist Ginny Baughman will investigate several mothers of the Bible through her unusual, contemporary art. The artwork in the show will include paintings, sculptures and paper constructions that tell stories of famous biblical mothers including Eve, Sara, Rachel, Rebekah, Naomi and Ruth, Elizabeth and Mary. Ginny, herself a mother, will bring her unique, modern perspective to these stories through her artistic narratives while pushing past the picture or sculptural plane into another dimension with the use of illusion and perspective, the addition of elements or the manipulation of the surface. Learn more >>
Marian Library 937-229-4214

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

Symposium: Of Dialect, Race & Representation

Wednesday, October 1

2 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Sears Recital Hall, Jesse Phillips Humanities Center
A Campus Cultural Connections event and Dunbar Series Event. Paul Laurence Dunbar's work in dialect is an often misunderstood part of his career; his choice to utilize dialect is often used by contemporary critics to label Dunbar as pandering to white expectations regarding African Americans. As a black artist producing work for a predominantly white audience, however, Dunbar had to navigate the racist assumptions shared by many of his editors and readers in order to succeed. Understanding Dunbar's intentional and strategic use of dialect is an important part of his artistic legacy. Learn more >> 
Graul Chair in Arts and Languages 937-229-3490

Fibers in Flux: Contemporary Perspectives / Traditional Processes

October 2 – October 30

Gallery 249, College Park Center
Reception: Thursday, October 2, 5-7 p.m.
This exhibition of regional, national and international artists highlights the intersections of contemporary fiber over the past 10 years. Selected works point to approaches that juxtapose traditional processes of weaving, felting, quilting and basketry with contemporary visual culture/social justice content. Curated by Darden Bradshaw. Learn more >>
Department of Art and Design 937-229-3237

Lisa Lorek: Hand Lettering

October 2 – October 30

Gallery 249, College Park Center
Reception: Thursday, October 2, 5-7 p.m.
For visual arts alumna Lisa Lorek ’12, BFA, Graphic Design, the art of hand lettering has become a private creative obsession. With influences from historical typographic styles such as the elaborate details of the Rococo era, Lorek’s hand lettering merges the beauty of hand cut type with traditional illustration. Curated by Jayne Whitaker. Learn more >>
Department of Art and Design 937-229-3237

ArtsLIVE presents Khumariyaan

Thursday, October 2

8 p.m. Kennedy Union Boll Theatre
Traveling from Pakistan for their first U.S. tour, this young ensemble is known for its intensity, energy and vision. Marrying traditional instruments with Western guitars, Khumariyaan has reawakened the live music scene in Peshawar, the ancient crossroads through the Khyber Pass. Their rolling pulse and richly layered sound builds with a force that has drawn followers among both urban and rural Pakistanis. In residence on campus Sept. 29 through Oct. 3. Khumariyaan is on tour as part of Center Stage, an initiative of the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. 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: ‘Dead Man Walking’

Friday, October 3

8 p.m. ArtStreet Studio B
Presented in conjunction with Rites. Rights. Writes.  Dead Man Walking is a 1995 film based on the book of the same name by Sister Helen Prejean. The film is directed by Tim Robbins and stars Susan Sarandon and Sean Penn. It was nominated for four Academy Awards. Learn more >>
Graul Chair in Arts and Languages and ArtStreet 937-229-5101

Rocktoberfest

Saturday, October 4

6:30 - 11 p.m. ArtStreet Amphitheatre
ArtStreet 937-229-5101

ArtStreet Intersection: To the Beat of My Own Tune

Wednesday, October 15

7:30 – 9 p.m. ArtStreet Creator Space (Studio E)
Led by Lennie Presock (Center for Student Involvement), Carlos Stewart (Office of Multicultural Affairs), Tom Morgan (Department of English). Learn more >>
ArtStreet 937-229-5101

ArtStreet Film Series: ‘Dead Man Walking’

Friday, October 17

8 p.m. ArtStreet Studio B
Presented in conjunction with Rites. Rights. Writes.  Dead Man Walking is a 1995 film based on the book of the same name by Sister Helen Prejean. The film is directed by Tim Robbins and stars Susan Sarandon and Sean Penn. It was nominated for four Academy Awards. Learn more >>
Graul Chair in Arts and Languages and ArtStreet 937-229-5101

Faculty Artist Recital with Guest Artists

Saturday, October 18

7:30 p.m. Sears Recital Hall, Jesse Phillips Humanities Center
Four vocalists present an evening concert with Johannes Brahms’ vocal works, including Liebeslieder Walzer, Op. 52 with two pianos and other solo selections. The concert will feature two UD music faculty members, Dr. Ryu-Kyung Kim (mezzo-soprano) and John Benjamin (piano) and four guest artists from Mansfield University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Alissa Rose (soprano), Dr. Youngsuk Kim (tenor), Dr. Todd Ranney (baritone), and Dr. Nancy Boston (piano).
Department of Music 937-229-3936

Guest Artist Recital: Spencer Myer

Sunday, October 19

Solo Recital: 2 p.m.
Piano Master Class: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Sears Recital Hall, Jesse Philips Humanities Center
Spencer Myer, piano concerto soloist on Oct. 17 and 18 with the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, will perform a solo recital at the University of Dayton on the afternoon of Sunday, Oct. 19, with works by Scarlatti, Schumann, Schoenberg, and Bolcom. He will also present a master class with UD piano students on Sunday evening. A graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and The Juilliard School, Myer is the recipient of many awards, including the Gold Medal in the 2008 New Orleans International Piano Competition.
Department of Music 937-229-3936

Religion, Literacy, and Social Justice: The Autobiography of Malcolm X

Monday, October 20

11 – 11:50 a.m. Roesch Library, first floor
A Campus Cultural Connections event and Imprints and Impressions Series event. This event will present religious and English studies perspectives on the text of The Autobiography of Malcolm X. The event will also include a discussion of literacy and educational needs of American inmates and how those have changed in the last fifty years. This event is in support of the University Libraries' exhibit, Imprints and Impressions. Learn more >> 
Graul Chair in Arts and Languages 937-229-3490

Insights into ‘The Lord of the Rings’

Tuesday, October 21

1:30 – 2:45 p.m. Sears Recital Hall, Jesse Phillips Humanities Center
Andrew Slade, Jason Combs and Richard Chenoweth explore the quest structure, underlying views of power and connections between the origins of the story and well-known musical excerpts. Learn more >>
Graul Chair in Arts and Languages 937-229-3490

Rick Wamer: Theatrical Mime

Tuesday, October 21

6:30 p.m. Sears Recital Hall, Jesse Phillips Humanities Center
International theatrical mime artist and arts integration practitioner Richard Wamer presents a special "informance" of his work, followed by a question and answer session. He will be on campus for a residency October 20 -22. Learn more >>
Department of Art and Design, Department of Music, ArtStreet 937-229-3237

Symphonic Wind Ensemble

Tuesday, October 21

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

ArtStreet Film Series: ‘Smoke Signals’

Friday, October 24

8 p.m. ArtStreet Studio B
Presented in conjunction with the Native Peoples of the Americas Colloquium. 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.
General reserved seating: $12
UD students, faculty, staff: $7
Kennedy Union Box Office 937-229-2545

UD Faculty Jazztet Concert 

Sunday, October 26

7 p.m. Sears Recital Hall, Jesse Phillips Humanities Center
Featuring Willie L. Morris, III, saxophone, director; Brent Gallaher, saxophone; Matthew Anklan, trumpet; Phillip Burkhead, piano; Eddie Brookshire, bass; Jim Leslie, drums.
Department of Music 937-229-3936

American Horn Quartet Master Class

Tuesday, October 28

4:30 p.m. College Park Center room 153
In this master class, The Art of Chamber Music, the internationally renowned American Horn Quartet (AHQ) will discuss various aspects of chamber music playing, including the importance of good intonation, matching articulation, choosing appropriate repertoire, developing a group sound, etiquette with colleagues, taking (calculated) musical risks and more. Excerpts from the AHQ repertoire punctuate each point. This part of the class lasts approximately 45 minutes and is followed by a Q&A session and a short break. The second hour is spent coaching ensembles. The scope of this class goes well beyond horn playing and addresses chamber music in general, so it is valuable for other brass students and, in fact, for students of any instrument. Learn more >>
Graul Chair in Arts and Languages and Department of Music 937-229-3936

Concerto/Aria Competition

Wednesday, October 29

12-2 p.m. Sears Recital Hall, Jesse Philips Humanities Center
Department of Music 937-229-3936

ArtStreet Intersection: How Do I Tell My Story?

Wednesday, October 29

7:30 - 9 p.m. ArtStreet Creator Space (Studio E)
Self Authorship and the Art of Bookmaking
Led by Jacqueline Milling and Vernique Coleman-Stokes (Community Wellness), as well as Dayton artist Leesa Haapapuro. What is a book to you? Just an old, out of date object that is collecting dust on the shelves at the library? Think again! Books are an incredible tool used for storytelling and communication. This intersection will discuss how we can tell our individual stories while exploring the art of altered books and/or letterpress. Learn more >>
ArtStreet 937-229-5101

Dayton Jazz Ensemble/University Jazz Band

Wednesday, October 29

8 p.m. Kennedy Union Ballroom
Willie L. Morris, III, & James Leslie, directors.
Department of Music 937-229-3936

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