BGSU Arts Events through Nov. 28

At the galleries – “The Shodo Way of Writing: Calligraphy Scrolls from the BGSU Asian Studies Collection” exhibition continues through Nov. 18 in the Willard Wankelman Gallery at the Fine Arts Center. Presented by the BGSU Galleries, the exhibition includes 30 calligraphy scrolls by contemporary Japanese masters of these traditional arts.  Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, 6-9 p.m. Thursdays and 1-4 p.m. Sundays. Free

Nov. 7 – Award-winning documentary filmmaker Dr. Matthew Donahue, a lecturer in popular culture, will present and screen “The Amsterdam T-Shirt Project,” highlighting the artists, vendors and creators of souvenir T-shirts in Amsterdam, Netherlands, the souvenir T-shirt capital of the world. The presentation and screening will begin at 1 p.m. in the Pallister Conference Room, Jerome Library.

Nov. 7 – The Faculty Artist Series presents Caroline Chin on violin. She is an assistant professor and has been described by the Chicago Sun Times as “riveting and insightful, who lights up in passages of violin pyrotechnics.” She has performed throughout the U.S., Europe and Asia. The recital will begin at 8 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall at the Moore Musical Arts Center. Free

Nov. 8 – The Prout Reading Series presents readings by MFA students Erin Carlyle and Katy Cesarotti. Carlyle, a poet, and Cesarotti, a fiction writer, are MFA students in the creative writing program. The reading will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Prout Chapel. Free

Nov. 8 – The BGSU Early Music Ensemble and Graduate String Quartet will present a recital at 8 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall, Moore Musical Arts Center. Free

Nov. 8 – The College of Musical Arts hosts the SPLICE Festival 2018, featuring music written for instruments and electronics. The first concert is at 8 p.m. in the Cla-zel Theatre, 127 N. Main St., Bowling Green. The festival runs through Nov. 10. For a complete listing of events, visit https://splicemusic.org/festival/ii/program/.

Nov. 9 – The SPLICE Festival 2018 continues with a concert at 10:30 a.m. and a talk at 1:30 p.m., both in Bryan Recital Hall at the Moore Musical Arts Center; a workshop at 3:30 p.m. in 0108 Moore Center, and a concert at 8 p.m. in Kobacker Hall. Free

Nov. 10 – The SPLICE Festival will present its final day of events in Moore Musical Arts Center starting with a concert at 10:30 a.m. and a talk at 1:30 p.m., both in Bryan Recital Hall; a workshop at 3:30 p.m. in Room 0108, and ending with a Music at the Forefront concert by the SPLICE Ensemble at 8 p.m. in Kobacker Hall, sponsored by the MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music. Free

Nov. 11 – The Student Reed Quintet, with students Andrew Hosler, Ava Wirth, Kendra Sachs, Nicole Grimone and Jennifer Bouck, will give a recital at 4 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall at Moore Musical Arts Center. Free

Nov. 13 – Tunisian hip hop artist “Medusa” Boutheina El Aloudi will be on campus to share her unique views on an industry dominated by male artists. She will perform at 10:30 a.m. in Bryan Recital Hall at Moore Musical Arts Center and will present a Q&A session at 12:30 p.m. in the Choral Rehearsal Hall in the Moore Center. Free

Nov. 13 – The College of Musical Arts Guest Artist Series welcomes Yu-Fang Chen on violin. She is an assistant professor of music performance at Ball State University and an enthusiastic performer of contemporary music who has performed at music institutions and festivals in more than 15 countries on four continents. The recital will begin at 8 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall at the Moore Musical Arts Center. Free

Nov. 13 – The Jazz Lab Band 2, under the direction of Jeff Halsey, will present a concert at 8 p.m. in Kobacker Hall, Moore Musical Arts Center. Tickets in advance are $7 for adults and $3 for students and children. BGSU students with their ID card are admitted free. All tickets purchased on the day of the concert are $10.

Nov. 13 – Immigrant Ohio presents “Lost Dreams, Lost Hopes, Lost Loves, Lost Lives,” an exhibition of quilts created by the Migrant Quilt Project of Tucson, Arizona. The quilts are on display from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday in the Ray and Pat Browne Popular Culture Library and the Center for Archival Collections on the fourth and fifth floors at Jerome Library (closed Nov. 22 and 23). The exhibition runs through Dec. 7. Free

Nov. 14 – The School of Art Division of Art History presents “Meanings and Methods of the Early Modern Bird’s-Eye View,” a public lecture by Dr. Mark Rosen. Rosen is an associate dean of undergraduate studies and an associate professor of visual and performing arts at University of Texas at Dallas. While maps are a common tool, their construction, accuracy and visual language can be complex, especially in the early modern era before the innovations of aerial travel and satellite imagery. Rosen will explore the perspectival views made between the 15th and 18th centuries and discuss how maps were made, what demands were made upon viewers, and how maps functioned in the worlds of science, cartography and art. The lecture will begin at 5 p.m. in the Eva Marie Saint Theatre at the Wolfe Center for the Arts. Free

Nov. 14 – Two Migrant Quilt Project representatives from the Tucson, Arizona, region will present talks about the quilts during a special presentation. Founder and Director Jody Ipsen will talk about “Criminalizing Migration in the Tucson Sector” and Peggy Hazard, curator of the quilt exhibition, will present “What the Eye Doesn’t See Doesn’t Move the Heart: Migrant Quilts of the Arizona Borderlands. The event will begin at 2:30 p.m. in the Pallister Conference Room, first floor of Jerome Library. Free

Nov. 14 – The Record Listening Club, which puts a new spin on the idea of a book club, will discuss Michael Jackson’s “Off the Wall.”  American culture studies graduate student Jacqueline Hudson will lead the discussion. The listening club will meet at 6 p.m. in the Pallister Conference Room (first floor) at the William T. Jerome Library. Free

Nov. 14 – Piano faculty member Solungga Liu will perform a recital for the College of Musical Arts’ Faculty Artist Series.  She is a champion of early 20th-century American music and an interpreter of new music. Her November 2017 debut at the Library of Congress earned praise for its “rhythmic precision, expression and a finely calibrated sense of balance between all of the moving parts.” Her recital will begin at 8 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall, Moore Musical Arts Center. Free

Nov. 15 – Guest artist Matthew Tropman, an assistant professor of tuba ad euphonium at the University of Arizona, will present a master class. He is an active freelancer, soloist and chamber musician who has released two CDs and been featured on programs such as NPR’s “All Things Considered.” The master class will begin at noon in the Dr. Marjorie Conrad Choral Room at the Wolfe Center for the Arts. Free

Nov. 15 – The Department of Theatre and Film presents “Little Shop of Horrors,” the musical by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken, songwriters for Disney’s “The Little Mermaid,” “Beauty and the Beast” and “Aladdin.” The hilarious, smash hit sci-fi musical has been a favorite of theater-goers for over 30 years. Performances are at 8 p.m. on Nov. 15, 16 and 17 and at 2 p.m. on Nov. 17 and 18. Tickets purchased in advance are $5 for students, $10 for seniors and $15 for other adults. All tickets are $20 on the day of the performance. Tickets can be purchased through the BGSU Arts Box Office in the Wolfe Center, online at bgsu.edu/arts or by calling 419-372-8171.

Nov. 15 – The College of Musical Arts hosts the 61st annual High School Honor Band Nov. 15-17. Conductors this year are Ken Thompson, professor and coordinator of major ensembles at BGSU; Scott Lubaroff, director of bands at University of Central Florida; Sarah Labovitz, associate director of bands at Arkansas State University; and David Visnaw, director of bands at Anchor Bay High School. The BGSU Wind Symphony performs at 8 p.m. Nov. 15 in Kobacker Hall at the Moore Musical Arts Center. The final performance for participating students and their families and friends will begin at 2 p.m. Nov. 17 in Kobacker Hall.  Free

Nov. 16 – The BGSU Collegiate Chorale will perform an off-campus concert at St. Aloysius Church, 150 S. Enterprise St., Bowling Green. The concert will begin at 8 p.m. Free.

Nov. 16 – The Jazz Lab Band 1, under the direction of David Bixler, will present a concert at 8 p.m. in Kobacker Hall, Moore Musical Arts Center. Tickets in advance are $7 for adults and $3 for students and children. BGSU students with their ID card are admitted free. All tickets purchased on the day of the concert are $10. Tickets can be purchased through the BGSU Arts Box Office in the Wolfe Center, online at bgsu.edu/arts or by calling 419-372-8171.

Nov. 16 – The talents of the School of Art faculty and staff are on display at the annual-favorite art exhibition. Their mixed media, digital, print, paint, glass and graphics works are part of this year’s exhibition. The opening reception begins at 7 p.m. Nov. 16 in the Dorothy Uber Bryan Gallery at the Fine Arts Center. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, 6-9 p.m. Thursdays and 1-4 p.m. Sundays. Free

Nov. 17 – A new venue has been announced for the BGSU A Cappella Choir concert. The choir will perform at 2 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center at Bowling Green High School, 530 W. Poe Road. Free

Nov. 18 – The Percussion Ensemble will perform at 8 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall, Moore Musical Arts Center. Free

Nov. 19 – Students from the College of Musical Arts will present piano works beginning at 7 p.m. in the main atrium at the Wood County District Public Library, 251 N. Main St., Bowling Green. Free

Nov. 19 – The Global Music Showcase will feature steel pan, Afro-Caribbean and Middle Eastern ensembles. The concert will begin at 8 p.m. in Kobacker Hall, Moore Musical Arts Center. Tickets in advance are $7 for adults and $3 for students and children. All tickets purchased on the day of the concert are $10. BGSU students with their ID card are admitted free. To purchase tickets, visit the Arts Box Office in the Wolfe Center for the Arts or call 419-372-8171 from noon-5 p.m. weekdays. Tickets may also be purchased online at BGSU.edu/Arts.

Nov. 20 – The Vocal Jazz and Guitar Ensembles will join forces for a concert at 8 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall, Moore Musical Arts Center. Free

Nov. 21-25 – There are no arts events at BGSU during the Thanksgiving break.

Nov. 27 –  The BGSU University Choral Society and Graduate Brass Quintet present “Joyous Sounds: A Yuletide Celebration,” a selection of traditional and popular holiday choral arrangements. The performance will begin at 7 p.m. in the First United Methodist Church, 1526 E. Wooster St., Bowling Green. Free

Nov. 27 – The Accorda Trio, comprising violin, harp and piano, will perform a guest recital at 8 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall at Moore Musical Arts Center. Free

Nov. 28 – The College of Musical Arts’ Faculty Artist Series presents violinist Penny Thompson Kruse. She is a professor of violin and has performed extensively as a soloist, orchestral and chamber musician with such orchestras as the Eastern Festival Orchestra, Hutchinson Chamber Orchestra, Kansas City Chamber Orchestra and the Philharmonia of Kansas City. The recital will begin at 8 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall, Moore Musical Arts Center. Free

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