BGSU Arts Events through Oct. 3

Todd Slaughter's sculpture "Little White Guys Prepared for a Fight and Loraine Lynn's three channel video "10,000 Hours" are among the works on display in “ScupltureX – Igniting Change: Teaching Artists and Social Practice” on view in the Bryan Gallery.

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Through Oct. 21 – Bowling Green State University’s School of Art announces the opening of “So Much More: Ohio’s African-American Artists.” Over the course of its planning, the exhibition has evolved from a tribute to the legacy of athlete, actor, visual artist and BGSU alumnus Bernie Casey, and other African-American alumni to a broader intergenerational conversation among alumni, current students and invited African-American artists from Ohio addressing the intersection of racial identity and personal expression.  The exhibition, in the Willard Wankelman Gallery in the Fine Arts Center, runs through Oct. 21. 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

Through Sept. 29 – BGSU is part of the collaborative “ScupltureX – Igniting Change: Teaching Artists and Social Practice” with the University of Toledo, Owens Community College, Toledo Museum of Art, and Contemporary Art Toledo. The BGSU exhibition, sponsored by David and Myrna Bryan and curated by Saul Ostrow, features the work of regional sculpture faculty. BGSU also will host a series of presentations, including talks by Ostrow and Mel Chin, on campus Sept. 29.  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

Sept. 17 – The Grammy-winning choral ensemble Conspirare presents “Considering Matthew Shepard” as part of the McMaster Residency in the College of Musical Arts. Under the direction of Craig Hella Johnson, the group will perform the three-part oratorio, an evocative and compassionate musical response to the murder of Matthew Shepard. Shepard was a young, gay college student at the University of Wyoming who in October 1998 was kidnapped, severely beaten, tied to a fence and left to die in a lonely field under a blanket of stars. The performance begins at 7 p.m. in Kobacker Hall, Moore Musical Arts Center. A talkback with BGSU panelists and Johnson will follow the performance at 9 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall. Admission is free for all BGSU faculty, staff and students with ID at the doorAdvance tickets for community members are $7 for adults and $3 for students and children. All tickets are $10 the day of the performance. Call the BGSU Arts Box Office at 419-372-8171 or purchase online at www.bgsu.edu/arts.

Sept. 18 – Tuesdays at the Gish presents “The Florida Project” (2017, U.S., 115 minutes, directed by Sean Baker), with an introduction by Britt Rhuart, doctoral student in American culture studies. This independent film starring Willem Dafoe as a caring motel manager introduces Brooklyn Prince as a six-year-old girl who lives with her brash young mother (Bria Vinaite) in a cheap motel near Disney World. The film follows her adventures and misadventures with her raging band of friends throughout a summer. The screening begins at 7:30 p.m. in 206 Bowen-Thompson Student Union (Theater). Free

Sept. 19 – The Faculty Artist Series presents saxophonist David Bixler. Bixler, associate professor and director of Jazz Activities Ensembles, is a composer and educator who has steadily garnered attention for his unique playing and writing. Joining Bixler for this performance are Jon Cowherd, piano; Ike Sturm, bass; and Rogerio Boccato, percussion. The recital will begin at 8 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall, Moore Musical Arts Center. Free

Sept. 20 – The Edwin H. Simmons Creative Minds Series welcomes Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Rita Dove to campus. Dove is a former U.S. Poet Laureate and Virginia Poet Laureate, author of a novel, a short story collection, a book of essays and nine volumes of poetry. She will speak at 7:30 p.m. in the Thomas B. and Kathleen M. Donnell Theatre in the Wolfe Center for the Arts. Free

Sept. 22 – This year the BG Philharmonia celebrates its 100th anniversary season with a series of special events throughout the year. The first concert of the season welcomes guest artist Mingwei Zhao, cello, in conjunction with the annual High School Honors String Festival. String festival students will join on selected works. The final performance of the festival will begin at 8 p.m. in Kobacker Hall, Moore Musical Arts Center. Advance tickets are $3 for students and $7 for adults. All tickets the day of the performance are $10. Call the BGSU Arts Box Office at 419-372-8171 or purchase online at www.bgsu.edu/arts.

Sept. 25 – Tuesdays at the Gish presents “Cineposium,” featuring short films created by BGSU students in their recent film production courses, curated and moderated by Lucas Ostrowski, assistant professor in the Department of Theatre and Film. Between screenings, the filmmakers, audience and faculty members will engage in a dialogue about the students’ projects. The screening will begin at 7:30 p.m. in 206 Bowen-Thompson Student Union (Theater). Free

Sept. 25– The Guest Artist Series presents Annie Chalex Boyle on violin and Rick Rowley on piano. Boyle is an internationally recognized chamber musician, soloist and teacher and has won prizes at the Seventeen Magazine/General Motors National Competition and the Irvin M. Klein International String Competition. Rowley has performed with the Austin Symphony Orchestra and the University of Texas Symphony Orchestra, and was a pianist for the Houston Saengerbund’s German Lieder Competition and the French American Vocal Academy’s Grand Concours du Chant for French Art Song. The recital will begin at 8 p.m. in the Bryan Recital Hall, Moore Musical Arts Center. Free

Sept. 26 – The Faculty Artist Series presents percussionist Daniel Piccolo. Piccolo is an assistant professor and has performed, taught and studied internationally during his 20-year professional career. His recital will begin at 8 p.m. in the Bryan Recital Hall, Moore Musical Arts Center. Free

Sept. 27 – The Prout Reading Series welcomes poet Anna Short and author Hadeel Salameh. Short and Salameh are graduate students in the creative writing MFA program at BGSU and teaching associates for the General Studies Writing program. The reading will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Prout Chapel. Free

Sept. 28 – The fourth annual Orchard Guitar Festival, featuring jazz guitarist Mike Stern, kicks off its two-day celebration with master classes and a concert. Stern, regarded as one of the true guitar greats of his generation, made his mark with Miles Davis in the early 1980s before launching his solo career in 1985. He has released 17 recordings, six of which were nominated for Grammy Awards. The master classes, all in the Bryan Recital Hall at the Moore Musical Arts Center, will be led by jazz education pioneer Jack Peterson at 3 p.m.; and educator, performer, composer and arranger Adam Schlenker at 4 p.m. In the evening, Schlenker will perform a concert at 7 p.m. in Bryan, and at 8 p.m., also in Bryan, Peterson will perform with BGSU jazz faculty and Chris Buzzelli, who was a student of Peterson’s at the University of North Texas. Free

Sept. 28 – The BGSU College of Musical Arts and the Toledo Museum of Art collaborate for a new season of “EAR | EYE: Listening and Looking” series featuring BGSU doctoral students. They will perform contemporary music in various galleries at the Toledo Museum of Art and explore the relationship of contemporary music and art through musical performances related to specific works of art. The performance will begin at 7 p.m. at the Toledo Museum of Art, 2445 Monroe St., Toledo. Free

Sept. 28 & 29 – The Department of Theatre and Film opens its Elsewhere season with “The How and Why” by Sarah Treem and directed by Rebecca Hammonds. The performance repeats Sept. 29. Both shows will begin at 8 p.m. in the Eva Marie Saint Theatre located in The Wolfe Center for the Arts. Free

Sept. 28 – The BGSU Wind Symphony presents its first concert of the season. The performance begins at 8 p.m. in Kobacker Hall at the Moore Musical Arts Center. Tickets in advance are $3 for students and $7 for adults and available at bgsu.edu/artsor by calling 419-372-8171. All tickets are $10 the day of the concert.

Sept. 29 – The Orchard Guitar Festival begins its second day with a Guitar Ensembles Concert at noon in Bryan Recital Hall at the Moore Musical Arts Center. Featured guitarist Mike Stern will present a clinic at 2:30 p.m. in Bryan and a concert with the BGSU jazz faculty at 8 p.m. in Kobacker Hall in the Moore Center. Regarded as one of the true guitar greats of his generation, Stern made his mark with Miles Davis in the early 1980s before launching his solo career in 1985. He has released 17 recordings, six of which were nominated for Grammy Awards. Tickets for the evening concert are $3 for students and $7 for adults and available at bgsu.edu/arts or by calling 419-372-8171. All tickets are $10 the day of the concert

Sept. 30 – Guest artist John Mortensen, a concert artist and professor of music at Cedarville (Ohio) University, will conduct a piano master class at 4 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall at the Moore Musical Arts Center, followed by a recital at 8 p.m., also in Bryan. Free

Oct. 2 – Tuesdays at the Gish presents “Screen-Play,” featuring staged readings of two BGSU student’s screenplays, curated and moderated by Austin Windau, a film production major and Honors College student. Discussions involving the author, audience and performers follow each reading. The event will begin at 7:30 p.m. in 206 Bowen-Thompson Student Union (Theater).

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