BGSU arts events through Nov. 16

“The Deathworks of May Elizabeth Kramer" is on exhibit in the Bryan Gallery on campus.

Through Nov. 21“The Deathworks of May Elizabeth Kramer,” a mixed media installation by The Poyais Group, continues through Nov. 21 in the Dorothy Uber Bryan Gallery in the Fine Arts Center. The exhibit is a purported recreation by the Poyais Group of outsider artist Kranmer’s (1867-1977) private lifework, a tent version of the town where she lived, with each tent representing someone who had died. Discovered by a team of anthropologists after her death but then lost in a fire, the installation was remade by the Poyais Group (Jesse Ball, Thordis Bjornsdottir, Olivia Robinson and Jesse Stiles) based on notes by one of the original anthropologists. Gallery Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. TuesdaySaturday, 6-9 p.m. Thursdays, and 1-4 p.m. Sundays. Free

Through Nov. 22 – “Criminal Justice?” an exhibit by activist artists Carol Jacobson and Andrea Bowers, investigates the attitudes and biases embedded in the U.S. criminal justice system. Jacobson is an award-winning social documentary artist whose works in video and photography address issues of women’s criminalization and censorship. See story: http://bgindependentmedia.org/artist-documents-the-cycle-of-abuse-suffered-by-female-inmates/. Bowers’ video “#sweetjane” and drawings explore the 2012 Steubenville, Ohio rape case and the citizens whose activism resulted in two rape convictions. The drawings reproduce the text messages sent among the teenage witnesses to the assault on an underage young woman. “Criminal Justice?” is on view in the Willard Wankelman Gallery at the Fine Arts Center. Gallery Hours are 11 a.m. – 4p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, 6-9 p.m. Thursdays, and 1-4 p.m. Sundays. Free

Nov. 2 – The Faculty Artist Series features the BGSU woodwind faculty in an 8 p.m.performance in Bryan Recital Hall at the Moore Musical Arts Center. Free

Nov. 3The International Film Series continues with the 2015 film “Le Dernier Loup (Wolf Totem),” directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud. Life is tenuous for humans and animals in the wonderfully filmed Mongolian steppe. The story presents a stark view of the region 50 years ago, during China’s Cultural Revolution, focusing on Beijing student who goes to live among nomadic herdsmen in 1967. The modern world imperils the ecosystem form the south, while wolves, who hold spiritual meaning for the indigenous people, threaten from the North. The screening begins at 7:30 p.m. Free

Nov. 3-5The 16th annual Winter Wheat festival of writing celebrates writers and readers alike. Created in 2001 and produced by the Mid-American Review on the BGSU campus, the event will host writing workshops, question-and-answer sessions with authors, a book fair of literary journals and presses and an open mic opportunity. Most events will be located in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union. Winter Wheat is open to the public. A donation is suggested, but events are free for all participants.

Nov. 4The Bowling Green Opera Theater presents Gilbert and Sullivan’s “The Gondoliers.” This classic opera marks the 12th comic opera collaboration of Gilbert and Sullivan. The performance will begin at 8 p.m. in Kobacker Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center. Tickets can be purchased from the BGSU Arts Box Office at 419-372-8171 or visit www.bgsu.edu/arts. Advance tickets are $15 and $5 for students and children. All tickets the day of the performance are $20.

Nov. 4An Elsewhere production of “Two Rooms” will begin at 8 p.m. in the Eva Marie Saint Theatre at the Wolfe Center for the Arts. Free

Nov. 5An Elsewhere production of “Two Rooms” begins at 8 p.m. in the Eva Marie Saint Theatre at the Wolfe Center for the Arts. Free

Nov. 6 Bowling Green Opera Theater presents Gilbert and Sullivan’s “The Gondoliers.” This classic opera marks the 12th comic opera collaboration of Gilbert and Sullivan. The performance will begin at 3 p.m. in Kobacker Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center. Tickets can be purchased from the BGSU Arts Box Office at 419-372-8171 or visit www.bgsu.edu/arts. Advance tickets are $15 and $5 for students and children. All tickets the day of the performance are $20.

Nov. 6“Two Rooms,” the next Elsewhere production at BGSU, begins at 8 p.m. in the Eva Marie Saint Theatre at the Wolfe Center for the Arts. Free

Nov. 6The Guest Artist Series features pianist Naomi Niskala. She has appeared as a soloist and chamber musician in Europe, the Middle East, the United States, Canada, Russia, Thailand and Japan. Niskala’s competition awards have included first prize at the 1996 Kingsville International Isabel Scionti Solo Piano Competition, and a top prize at the International Stravinsky Awards Competition in Illinois. The recital begins at 3 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall at the Moore Musical Arts Center. Free

Nov. 7Music at the Forefront will showcase the contemporary music of Loadbang. The New York City-based new-music chamber group produces a new kind of music for mixed ensemble of trumpet, trombone, bass clarinet and baritone voice. They have premiered more than 200 works, written by members of the ensemble, emerging artists and today’s leading composers. The performance will begin at 8 pm. in the recordimg studio of the Kuhlin Center on campus. Free

Nov. 8Tuesdays at the Gish concludes with “Coffy”(1973), directed by Jack Hill. Don’t miss this chance to see the fabulous Pam Greer in one of the films that made her a legend. It’s true that Coffy is “the baddest one-chick hit squad that ever hit town,” but as in any great cult movie, the character’s life – a nurse who becomes a vigilante at night to deal justice to the drug dealers who made her younger sister a victim – sheds light on social realities that mainstream movies avoid. The screening begins at 7:30 p.m. Free

Nov. 9The Faculty Artist Series continues with guitarist Ariel Kasler. Kasler has performed at venues and events as diverse as the Glenn Gould Studio in Toronto, the Detroit Jazz Festival, the Grand Theater in London, Ontario, the Clore Center for Music and Dance in Israel, New Music from Bowling Green, the NASA regional conference in Urbana-Champaign, Ill., the Victorian College of Arts in Australia and Rutman’s Violins in Boston. The recital will begin at 8 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center. Free

Nov. 10The Visiting Writer Series features award-winning author Claire Vaye Watkins. She is the author of “Gold Fame Citrus” and “Battleborn,” which won the Story Prize, the Dylan Thomas Prize, New York Public Library’s Young Lions Fiction Award, the Rosenthal Family Foundation Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and a Silver Pen Award from the Nevada Writers Hall of Fame. Her reading will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Prout Chapel. Free

Nov. 10BGSU’s Wind Symphony and Middle School Honor Band will perform at 7 p.m. in Kobacker Hall at the Moore Musical Arts Center. Free

Nov. 13The Faculty Artist Series features soprano Chelsea Cloeter. An experienced soloist, Cloeter has appeared with the Tucson Pops Orchestra, Albany Pro Musica, Milwaukee Choral Artists, and numerous university ensembles across the country. The recital begins at 3 p.m. in the Great Gallery at the Toledo Museum of Art, 2445 Monroe St. in Toledo. Free

Nov. 14ARTalks continue with “Time, Space and Animation: An Expanded Journey Across Fine Art Practice and New Media Technologies,” by Australian artist Kathy Smith, who has been working with painting, animation, installation and sound since 1982. Smith has a record of achievement both in research and creative work and has exhibited at group and solo exhibitions such as Institute of Contemporary Art in London, Conservatorio di Santa Maria degli Angeli in Florence, Italy; the Australian National Gallery, and the Canberra and Tamarind Art Gallery New York City. Her talk will begin at 5 p.m. in 206 Bowen-Thompson Student Union. Free

Nov. 14 The Bowling Green Philharmonia will perform with guest artist violinist Noah Bendix-Balgley, concertmaster of the Berlin Philharmonic. The former concertmaster of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, he has also appeared as a soloist with leading orchestras and as a chamber musician in Europe and the United States. The concert begins at 8 p.m. in Kobacker Hall at the Moore Musical Arts Center. Tickets can be purchased from the BGSU Arts Box Office at 419-372-8171 or visit www.bgsu.edu/arts. Advance tickets are $7 for adults and $3 for students and children. All tickets the day of the performance are $10. Admission is free for BGSU students with University ID and a canned-good donation.

Nov. 15 The Jazz Lab band will perform at 8 p.m. in Kobacker Hall at the Moore Musical Arts Center. Tickets can be purchased from the BGSU Arts Box Office at 419-372-8171  or visit www.bgsu.edu/arts. Advance tickets are $7 for adults and $3 for students. All tickets the day of the concert are $10.

Nov. 16 The Faculty Artist Series features pianist Laura Melton. An avid chamber musician, she has appeared in several U.S. summer festivals including Ravinia, Aspen and Sarasota, as well as European festivals in Holland, Switzerland, Germany and Greece. The performance begins at 8 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall at the Moore Musical Arts Center. Free

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