Calendar

Fall 2017

September 2 - October 15

The End and The Beginning

Opening Reception: 9/2/17, 5-7 p.m.
East | West Galleries
Presented by the TWU Department of Visual Arts. Curated by Danielle Avram, TWU Gallery Director.

The End and The Beginning is part of an ongoing dialogue about the intersections of humanity, technology, spirituality, and the possibility of magic and mythos amidst chaos. This iteration explores the cyclicality of ecosystemic adaptations that derive from responding to continual shifts in physical, emotional, mental, and technological landscapes. At an ever-increasing rate our pasts and presents are written, forgotten, and rewritten in an effort to rectify who we have been and who we are, with who we should be, and what we could become. Yet who we are at any given point in time may simply be the result of adjusting to the aftermath of our predecessors – a point along a continual loop of creation and destruction, a point of no end and no beginning, or a point that is both the end and the beginning. Are we working towards something imperceptibly larger or merely evolving/devolving as dictated by circumstance?

Featuring work by Morehshin Allahyari, Martin Back, Sean Miller and Jenny Vogel.

September 26, 7 p.m.

Artist Lecture: Jenny Vogel

West Gallery 
Presented by the TWU Department of Visual Arts

Jenny Vogel works in video, photography and computer arts. Vogel’s art explores the world as viewed through new media technology using web-cameras, blogs and Google searches as source material. She received her MFA from Hunter College (NYC) in 2003. She is a 2005 NYFA fellow in Computer Arts and is currently Assistant Professor of New Media Art at the University of Massachusetts. Her work has been screened and exhibited in group and solo- shows in numerous locations and galleries: Storefront Gallery, NYC; The Dallas Museum of Art, TX; McKinney Contemporary, TX; San Francisco Camerawork, CA; Arnolfini, UK; The Siberia Biennial, Russia; The Swiss Institute, NYC; EFA Gallery, NYC; Kunstwerke, Berlin; PS1 Contemporary Art Center, NYC.

Jenny's work is featured in The End and The Beginning, on view in the East | West Galleries, September 2 - October 15, 2017.

September 26, 7:30 p.m.

Pam Youngblood Faculty Flute Recital

Margo Jones Performance Hall 
Presented by the TWU Department of Music
Admission: Free

October 3, 7:30 p.m. 

TWU Wind Symphony: Night and Day

Margo Jones Performance Hall 
Presented by the TWU Department of Music 
Admission: $10, $5 Students/Seniors, Children under 12 free

October 7, 7:30 p.m.

TWU Concert Choir and Chamber Singers: Pioneers Sing!

Margo Jones Performance Hall 
Presented by the TWU Department of Music
Admission: $10, $5 Students/Seniors, Children under 12 free

October 11-15

The Wal*Mart-ians

Redbud Theater Complex
Presented by the TWU Theatre Program

Farce meets social commentary in this comedy by associate professor Steven Young. A dysfunctional family gathers for the matriarch’s 70th birthday in Frederiksberg, Iowa and the setting is rife with tension as a literal powder keg is set to explode.

October 15, 3 p.m. 

Thomas K. Brown Memorial Concert

Featuring the TWU Choirs, Wind Symphony, and organist Andrew Lloyd 
Margo Jones Performance Hall 
Presented by the TWU Department of Music 
Admission: $10, $5 Students/Seniors, Children under 12 free

October 19, 5:20-6 p.m.

San Cresci, Italy: Making the Most of a Short Residency

Featuring Associate Professor Jana Perez
Visual Arts Project Space, Basement Level
"Evening Salons" are presented by the TWU Department of Visual Arts

October 21 - November 18

John Weinkein Juried Student Exhibition 

Opening Reception, October 21, 5-7 p.m.
East | West Galleries 
Presented by the TWU Department of Visual Arts
Juried by Timothy Harding, TWU BFA (2008), Assistant Professor of Fine Art at Tarleton University. 

Download the List of Rules and Entry Form (pdf).

October 24, 7:30 p.m. 

TWU Monster Flute Choir Concert

Margo Jones Performance Hall 
Presented by the TWU Department of Music 
Admission: Free

October 27, 7:30 p.m. 

TWU Choirs: National Collegiate Choral Organization Preview Concert

Margo Jones Performance Hall 
Presented by the TWU Department of Music 
Admission: $10, $5 Students/Seniors, Children under 12 free

October 31, 6-7 p.m.

Trick or Threat: Nuclear war and simulacra

Lecture Featuring Visiting Assistant Professor Dr. Liz Kim
West Gallery, TWU Denton Campus
"Evening Salons" are presented by the TWU Department of Visual Arts

November 9-11

Dance UpClose Concert Series

Thursday, 4:00 p.m.; Friday & Saturday, 7:00 p.m.
Dance Studio Theatre
Presented by the TWU Department of Dance
Tickets: $5; $10. Seating is limited. This is a Culture Card Event for current TWU School of the Arts students.

November 11, 6:30 p.m. 

TWU Wind Symphony: Pioneer Honor Band Festival Concert

Margo Jones Performance Hall 
Presented by the TWU Department of Music
Admission: $10, $5 Students/Seniors, Children under 12 free

November 15-19

Phaedra

Redbud Theater Complex
Presented by the TWU Theatre Program

Jean-Baptiste Racine’s masterpiece skillfully combines the elements of tragedy in a tale of a woman’s self-destructive passion, which dooms not only her, but also those she loves most. Directed by guest director Lydia Mackay.

November 16, 5:20-6 p.m.

Artistic Collaboration and Community Engagement: Creating site-specific public art with local non-profits

Featuring Visiting Assistant Professor Meg Griffiths 
Visual Arts Project Space, Basement Level
"Evening Salons" are presented by the TWU Department of Visual Arts

November 16-18

DanceMakers Concert Series

Thursday, 4:00 p.m.; Friday & Saturday, 7:00 p.m.
Margo Jones Performance Hall
Presented by the TWU Department of Dance
Tickets: $5; $10. This is a Culture Card Event for current TWU School of the Arts students.

November 20, 7:30 p.m. 

TWU University Band and Jazz Ensemble

Margo Jones Performance Hall 
Presented by the TWU Department of Music
Admission: Free

November 28, 7:30 p.m.

TWU University Chorus

Margo Jones Performance Hall 
Presented by the TWU Department of Music 
Admission: Free

November 30, 7:00 p.m. 

Music: The Gift of Song

Margo Jones Performance Hall 
Presented by the TWU Department of Music
Admission: $10, $5 Students/Seniors, Children under 12 free

December 1-2, 7 p.m.

MFA Culminating Projects

Presented by the TWU Department of Dance
Free Admission. Seating is limited.

December 2 - December 17

Graduating BFA & MFA Student Exhibition

Opening Reception, December 2, 5-7 p.m.
Presented by the TWU Department of Visual Arts

Spring 2018

February 21-25

The Long Christmas Ride Home

Redbud Theater Complex
Presented by the TWU Theatre Program

Set during an emotionally tumultuous road trip, Pulitzer Award winner Paula Vogel boldly mixes Western theatrical tradition with ancient Japanese bunraku-style puppetry to create a story of familial drama and tension. Assistant professor Dr. Noah Lelek will direct.

March 30

ArtsWalk 2018

Presented by TWU School of the Arts

April 18-22

The Skin of Our Teeth

Redbud Theater Complex
Presented by the TWU Theatre Program

Thornton Wilder’s ambitious, apocalyptic three-act comedy follows the lives of George and Maggie Antrobus, their children Gladys and Henry, and Sabina – the family maid with a habit of breaking the fourth wall and turning the family’s best laid plans for survival topsy-turvy. Directed by program director, Dr. Patrick Bynane.