Monday November 3, 2008

November Arts Events

String quartets, a new generation's view of the world, an opera buffet and medical art highlight this months arts events.

NOV. 3

STRING QUARTET — The Graffe Quartet will perform at 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 3, in the Jesse Philips Humanities Center's Sears Recital Hall. It is free and open to the public. The foursome has won awards at the International Competition of String Quartets in the Czech Republic, Verfemte Musik in Germany and the ACT Cosmopolitan of Chamber Ensembles in London. Their repertoire covers stylistic periods from the classical to contemporary, emphasizing Czech composers. For more information, contact the UD music department at 937-229-3936.

NOV. 3-25

CULTURE THROUGH THE EYES OF NEW GENERATION — Citizens of the World: An Exploration of World Cultures through the Eyes of the New Generation will be on display Nov. 3 through Nov. 25 at ArtStreet Studio D. The exhibit highlights UD student photography from educational experiences abroad plus other programs. For more information, contact the ArtStreet office at 937-229-5101. Visit for a complete listing of Citizens of the World events.

NOV. 4-21

UD senior visual arts students will show off their work Nov. 4 through Nov. 21 in the Rike Gallery. It is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday; and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday. The Rike Gallery is adjacent to B lot. For more information, contact Todd Hall at 937-229-3261.

NOV. 7-8

Come see a sampling of various opera styles spanning 300 years during An Evening of Scenes from Operas thorough the Centuries at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7, and Saturday, Nov. 8, at the Kennedy Union Boll Theatre. "The program showcases the variety of styles during the 300-plus years of opera history and ranges from silliness to high drama.? This is a great introduction to the world of opera and very appropriate for the entire family," according to directors Linda Snyder and David Sievers. It is free and open to the public. The fully staged and costumed performances feature 17 singers who will perform excerpts, sung in English, from Carmen, The Merry Widow, Don Giovanni, The Marriage of Figaro, Little Women and Candide, among others. The UD Opera Workshop has performed for the National Opera Association and at the Victoria Theatre in Dayton and gives an annual "Opera-on-Wheels" tour for area schools. For more information, contact the UD Department of Music at 937-229-3936.

NOV. 21-22

The UD Dance Ensemble will deliver entertaining evenings of jazz, show business, tap and ballet at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21, and Saturday, Nov. 22, in Boll Theatre. All performances are open to the public. Tickets are $10 each for the general public and $6 for UD students, faculty and staff. For tickets and information, call the Kennedy Union box office at 937-229-2545.


Mary Gaynier's The Amazing Art of Cut Paper exhibit is on display through Dec. 5 in the Marianist Hall Learning Space. Hours are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday though Thursday and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday though Sunday. For more information, contact the ArtStreet office at 937-229-5101.

FINE ARTS EXAMINE THE MEDICAL ARTS — A collection of 36 pieces focusing on the medical arts is on display now through Nov. 30 on the second floor of Roesch Library. It is free and open to the public. The exhibit's intent is to see the process of 21st-century medical education through the observations of art. “Like Rembrandt's rendering of ‘The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp' that provided insight into the medical educational experience of the 1600s, we have developed a collection of art that depicts the educational experience of today,” said David McKay, museum curator at the Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. See for library hours. For more information, contact Fred Niles at 937-229-5754.

Suki Kwon's Natural Dye: Design and Nature is on display now through Nov. 20 in the first floor gallery of Roesch Library. Kwon is an associate professor of visual arts at UD. See for library hours.? For more information, contact Roesch Library at 937-229-4221.

For interviews, contact the UD Office of University Communications at 937-229-3241.