BGSU Lively Arts through Oct. 5

Portraits by Jess T. Dugan are on exhibit as part of "Face It."

Through Sept. 28 — The 33rd annual juried exhibition of Ohio designer craftsmen continues in the Willard Wankelman Gallery in BGSU’s Fine Arts Center. The exhibit showcases works in clay, glass, fiber, wood, metal and mixed media by many nationally recognized Ohio artists. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, 6 to 9 p.m. Thursdays, and 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays. Free

Through Oct. 6 — “Face It: Reimagining Contemporary Portraits” continues in the Dorothy Uber Bryan Gallery in the BGSU Fine Arts Center. “Face It” explores an expanded definition of photographic portraiture. Curated by BGSU art faculty Lynn Whitney and Andrew Hershberger and BGSU Galleries Director Jacqueline Nathan, the exhibit features photos by 27 renowned artists. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, 6 to 9 p.m. Thursdays, and 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays. Free

Sept. 21 – The BGSU Faculty Artist Series features pianist Cole Burger in recital at 8 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center. Free

Sept. 22 – Creative writing students in BGSU’s Master of Fine Arts program read from their work beginning at 7:30 p.m. in Prout Chapel. Free

Sept. 22 – BGSU The International Film Series features the 2010 Guatemalan film “AbUSed: The Postville Raid,” directed by Luis Argueta. The film conveys personal stories from a small Iowa town that witnessed the May 2008 mass arrest of 400 immigrants at a meatpacking plant. The screening begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Gish Film Theater in Hanna Hall. Free

Sept. 22 – The BGSU Guest Artist Series puts a spotlight on jazz with Carl Allen on percussion. In addition to his work as a drummer, sideman, bandleader, entrepreneur and educator, Allen has more than 200 recordings to his name. His performance begins at 8 p.m. in Kobacker Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center. Free

Sept. 22 – Elsewhere productions begins the season with “Spineless: A Staged Reading” written by Elise Lockwood and directed by Rebekah Sinewe. The reading will begin at 8 p.m. in the Margit Bloch Heskett Classroom located in the BGSU Wolfe Center for the Arts. Free

Sept. 24 – The Bowling Green Philharmonia will perform as a part of the Honors String Festival, presenting compositions by Mozart, Weber, Brahms, Elgar and Wagner. The performance will begin at 8 p.m. in Kobacker Hall of the BGSU Moore Musical Arts Center. Advance tickets are $7 for adults and $3 for students. All tickets the day of the concert are $10. Tickets can be purchased from the BGSU Arts Box Office at 419-372-8171 or visit www.bgsu.edu/arts.

Sept. 25 – The Sunday Matinee Series continues with “The Mothering Heart,” (1919), directed by D.W. Griffith. Lillian Gish’s finest achievement at Biograph was this stunning two-reeler, a tale of marriage gone awry – a Greek tragedy in miniature, with sublime moments that raise it to a level not equaled elsewhere in pre-WWI American movies. It will be followed by “The Night of the Hunter,” (1955), directed by Charles Laughton. The film is a truly a lyrical, haunting experience like none other. Lillian Gish, with her golden voice, gives it the kind of radiance she alone manages to create. The screening begins at 3 p.m. in the Gish Film Theater located in BGSU’s Hanna Hall. Free

Sept. 25 – A special concert celebrates the life of Dr. Roger Schupp, BGSU professor of percussion and jazz studies from 1992-2015. The memorial concert will begin at 3 p.m. in Kobacker Hall of the BGSU Moore Musical Arts Center. Free

Sept. 26 – BGSU ARTalks continue with Dr. Paul Duncum, of the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He will discuss “The Transformation of Art Education into Visual Cultural Education through Rhizomatic Thinking.” The talk will begin at 5 p.m. in the Thomas B. and Kathleen M. Donnell Theatre located in the Wolfe Center for the Arts. Free.

Sept. 26 – The BGSU Guest Artist series features prizewinning artist Aaron Tindall. assistant professor of tuba and euphonium at the Frost School of Music. Tindall will perform on the tuba in the Marjorie E. Conrad, M.D. Choral Room in the Wolfe Center for the Arts at 8 p.m. Free

Sept. 27 – BGSU’s Tuesdays at the Gish continues with “Screen-Play,” featuring staged readings of two student screenplays. Each reading will be followed by a discussion involving the author, the audience and the people who participated in the reading. Participants will explore the authors’ evolving visions, and aim to facilitate revisions that will strengthen the story structure, characterizations, tone, dialogue and visual expression. The readings will begin at 7:30 p.m. Free

Sept. 28 – The BGSU Faculty Artist Series features Assistant Professor Nermis Mieses performing on the oboe. She is the first American to place as finalist in the prestigious Barbirolli International Oboe Competition. She also took first place at the 2011 First International Oboe Competition in Santa Catarina, Brazil, and won the Best Interpretation of Brazilian Music Prize. The recital will begin at 8 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center. Free

Sept. 29 – Award-winning writer and book critic John Freeman will read from his works as a part of the Visiting Writer Series. The reading will begin at 7:30 p.m. in BGSU’s Prout Chapel. Free

Sept. 29 – TheBGSU International Film Series continues with “Abrazos (Embraces)” (2014), directed by Luis Argueta. A group of children travel from Minnesota to Guatemala to meet their grandparents for the first time. The film documents the pilgrimage, exploring family, heritage and immigration. The screening begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Gish Film Theater located in Hanna Hall. Free

Sept. 30 – BGSU’s Wind Symphony Concert will take place in Kobacker Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center at 8 p.m. Tickets in advance 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, Oct. 1 and 2 – Elsewhere performances continue with “boom,” written by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb and directed by Katelyn Carle. All performances will begin at 8 p.m. in the Eva Marie Saint Theatre in the BGSU Wolfe Center for the Arts. Free

Oct. 2 – TheBGSU University and Concert Bands will perform in Kobacker Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center at 3 p.m. Tickets in advance 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.

Oct. 2 – A recital featuring Thomas Rosenkranz on piano and Maria Sampen on violin will take place at the Toledo Museum of Art, 2445 Monroe St., in Toledo. The performance will begin at 3 p.m. Free

Oct. 4 – BGSU’s Tuesdays at the Gish presents “Cineposium!” The evening features short films created in BGSU film courses and independent study projects. Screenings of film majors’ individual and group projects will be accompanied by question-and-answer periods with the filmmakers, the audience and members of the film faculty. Free

Oct. 5 – BGSU’s ARTalks continue with Aaron Draplin, graphic designer and founder of Draplin Design Co. whose clients include Nike, Esquire, Ford Motor Co. and the Obama Administration. In May of this year a book featuring examples of his work was released, entitled “Pretty Much Everything.” His presentation will begin at 5 p.m. in the Thomas B. and Kathleen M. Donnell Theatre in the Wolfe Center for the Arts. Free

Oct. 5 – The Faculty Artist Series continues with David Bixler, associate professor, director of Jazz Lab Band I, alto saxophonist and composer. He will perform on saxophone in Bryan Recital Hall of the Moore Musical Arts center at 8 p.m. Free

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