Arts Events for September 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 Sept. 17

Gallery 249, Fitz Hall
Ceramics, photography, design, painting and more, all by selected members of the Art and Design faculty. Complementing this exhibition will be the digital images of photographer Angela Faris Belt, professor at The Art Institute of Colorado and author of The Elements of Photography: Understanding and Creating Sophisticated Images. Learn more >>
Department of Art and Design 937-229-3237 


Through Sept. 27

Roesch Library First Floor Gallery
Published in two volumes ten years apart (1605 and 1615), Don Quixote is one of the most influential novels written. As a result, it has been released in dozens of editions (and languages) over the centuries, often with engaging illustrations. A selection of some of these, including a number of rare editions, will be on view in the gallery. Open daily. Learn more >>
University Libraries 937-229-4265 


Through Oct. 1

ArtStreet White Box Gallery
THIRST engages what it is that we desire, that we long for, encouraging viewers to consider the desires that are so deeply embedded in us that they can be difficult to access. Beyond money, good health, or novel experiences, THIRST invites us to consider the ways in which we substitute what we really desire with temporary and unsustainable comforts. 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 Andrew Hendrixson is an artist and writer whose recent work includes collaborations with incarcerated youth and an experimental art project that seeks to create conversational spaces in homes across the country about the role of the arts.
ArtStreet 937-229-5101 

Faculty Artist Recital: Featuring UD Voice Faculty

Saturday, Sept. 12

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

Culture Fest

Wednesday, Sept. 16

5-8 p.m. Central Mall
Celebrate diversity. Celebrate you. Culture Fest celebrates the many cultures and diverse backgrounds found across campus. The event includes internationally themed food, music, dance and demonstrations. Be a part of this campus-wide cultural celebration!

STARS: Spotlight on Technology, Art, Research & Science

Thursday, Sept. 17

9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Science Center Auditorium, Room 114
The latest in research and scholarship — presented in short, accessible papers as well as guided discussions — is all a part of this annual event sponsored by the Office for Research and the Graul Chair. Drop in for a few sessions or settle in for the day. Visitors will need a parking pass, which can be obtained from the Visitor's Center next to P lot (enter from Stewart street).
Graul Chair in Arts and Languages and Office for Research 937-229-3515

ON FILM: 'Don Quixote'

Thursday, Sept. 17

7 p.m. Roesch Library Collab
No popcorn for this film; instead, a table of simple Russian and Spanish fare to complement one of the great adaptations of Don Quixote, directed by Grigori Kozintsev. This 1957 Soviet film (Don Kikhot) was the first adaptation to be filmed in widescreen and in color, and was received at the Cannes Film Festival to great acclaim. Commentary by Dr. Masha Kisel. Learn more >>
ArtsLIVE and University Libraries 937-229-4265

FACULTY ARTIST RECITAL: John Mortensen, piano

Thursday, Sept. 17

8 p.m. Sears Recital Hall, Jesse Philips Humanites Center
Featuring John Mortensen, piano (Cedarville University).
Department of Music 937-229-3936 

Native Peoples of the Americas Colloquium Film Series: 'REEL INJUN'

Friday, Sept. 18

7 p.m. ArtStreet Studio B Screening Room
Scott West (Information Resources Assistant, Roesch Library) will lead a discussion following the screening of Reel Injun, a documentary that addresses representation of Native Americans in film. 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

Pride of Dayton Marching Band Concert

Friday, Sept. 18

7 p.m. Humanities Plaza
Tremon Kizer, director
Department of Music 937-229-3936 

Dayton Jazz Ensemble

Friday, Sept. 18

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

Home football game vs. Duquesne with the Pride of Dayton Marching Band

Saturday, Sept. 19

1 p.m. Welcome Stadium
Tremon Kizer, director
Tickets: $10/$5; free for UD students
Department of Music 937-229-3936 

University Chorale Prelude for Family Weekend Mass

Sunday, Sept. 20

9:45-10 a.m. Frericks Center
Robert Jones, conductor
Department of Music 937-229-3936

University Chorale Family Weekend Concert

Sunday, Sept. 20

3 p.m. South Park United Methodist Church, 140 Stonemill Road
Robert Jones, conductor
Department of Music 937-229-3936 


Wednesday, Sept. 23

7-8:30 p.m. ArtStreet Creator Space
Come join Sierra Leone of Oral Funk Poetry and students from To Write Love On Her Arms for a creative experience using Blackout Poetry to express the deeper desires that make us thirst beyond instant gratification. To Write Love On Her Arms is a non-profit, national organization that seeks to inspire, inform, and give recovery options for those struggling with mental health. Free and open to the public; no pre-registration necessary. Presented in conjunction with THIRST: ArtStreet White Box Gallery.
ArtStreet 937-229-5101

A Tenuous Balance

Sept. 24 – Oct. 29

Gallery 249, Fitz Hall
RECEPTION: Thursday, September 24, 5-7 p.m.
These works by Michael Loderstedt, Taryn McMahon, Lori Kella, Veronica Ceci and Mark Schatz examine the relationship between the natural world and human existence, focusing on the tension that lies in their collision. Each of these works is embedded in a dialogue of social and environmental consciousness, and at play with notions of the real and the artificial. Curated by Emily Sullivan Smith. Learn more >>
Department of Art and Design 937-229-3237 


Thursday, Sept. 24

8 p.m. Kennedy Union Boll Theatre
Human nature leads us on many journeys, but few have been as celebrated as that of Don Quixote. This year marks the 400th anniversary of Miguel de Cervantes’ classic tale; the University is marking the occasion with an international take on the tradition. This completely fresh and enchanting production is the result of an inspired group of dreamers from Chennai, India. Blending classical Indian dance (Bharatanatyam) with original music, projections, costumes and poetry, this production is still anchored by the familiar Don Quixote and his sidekick Sancho Panza. Join them on their quest and rediscover a classic! An ArtsLIVE production supported by the India Foundation, the Department of English, the Department of Global Languages, the Center for International Programs and the Theatre Program. Learn more >>
Tickets: General Admission $16/UD faculty, staff, alumni; seniors $12/ UD students, youth $8. ArtsLIVE tickets go on sale beginning 9/1.
Kennedy Union Box Office 937-229-2545 

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