Upcoming Events at the CVPA

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Early Fall exhibitions will celebrate wit, social commentary, process and technique in variously scaled contemporary sculpture.

Through October 29, 2011
In the House: Sculpture for the Home
While focus has often been on large-scale outdoor public displays of sculpture, In the House surveys smaller work appropriate for the interiors of the home. Group exhibition of contemporary tabletop and wall sculpture in various media and techniques explore a variety of concerns, issues, processes and techniques. Includes Jerry Bleem, Juan Angel Chavez, Michael Ferris, Michael Gross, John Himmelfarb, Gary Justis, Michael Ransdell and Margaret Wharton. Guest curated by sculptor/educator/collector Michael Bennett.

In the Studio and In the Garden: John Balsley Sculpture and Collage
Solo show of figurative metal sculpture and colorful collage prints by Northern Illinois University alum, John Balsley. Having had a long career as a noted sculptor, Balsley’s latest ventures have been into what he terms “extreme collage” – multi-layered, detailed pieces balancing between the advances of technology and the primacy of the hand-wrought. Curated by Lee Sido, Associate Professor of Art.

On the Body and In the Hand
Small scale contemporary metalwork and jewelry. Invitational group show organized by guest curator Jamie Obermeier, Associate Professor, Metals Coordinator, and Board of Directors, SNAG (Society of North American Goldsmiths).

Saturday, October 22, 1-3:30 p.m.
Adventures in Assemblage! Teen 3D workshop (ages 13-17) with artist Christina Gregor. Pre-registration required and limited to 10 students.


Lecture & Q&A with Richard Luong
Thursday, October 6, 2:00 PM, Visual Arts Building room 307
Game Developer, Concept Artist

Guest Speaker: Ann Gunter
Monday, October 10 2011, 5:00 PM , Visual Arts Building 10

Guest Artist: Zak Smith
Thursday, October 13 2011, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM , Visual Arts Building 100

Through October 13 – Jack Olson Gallery
Inked: Tattoo Imagery in Contemporary Art
Featured artists Jeff Crisman, Glen C. Davies, Gary Dobry, Ellen Greene, Maren Erwin, Michael Ferris Jr. & Mitch O' Connell utilize the universality of tattoo imagery as a means for expression.
Curated by Agnes Ma and Peter Van Ael
Reception & gallery talks Thursday, September 22, 4:30-6:00


Choir Day is October 13. Guest artist is Steven Zielke of Oregon State University.


NIU Opera Theater-LIVE WEBCAST!!
Date: 10/6/2011 | Time: 8:00 pm
Location: Music Building | Room: Recital Hall
Lucia Matos, director
Anthony Perrella, director

Quasari String Quartet-LIVE WEBCAST!! Date: 10/11/2011 | Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Music Building | Room: Recital Hall
String Quartet (2008) by Zack Browning
String Quartet No. 3 in D Major, Op. 18, No. 3 by Ludwig van Beethoven
String Quartet No. 2 in A Major, Op. 68 by Dmitri Shostakovich

Kansas and the NIU Philharmonic Date: 10/15/2011 | Time: 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location: Convocation Center
Mark your calendars - The band KANSAS will be joined by the NIU Philharmonic Orchestra for one spectacular Homecoming 2011 concert. This unforgettable homecoming concert will be at the NIU Convocation Center on Saturday, October 15th after the NIU Football game.

Tickets for the Homecoming concert go on sale Tuesday, August 23rd at 10:00am. Tickets range from $37.50 to $22.50 and can be purchased at the NIU Convocation Center box office, all Ticketmaster Outlets, Ticketmaster.com or by phone at 800-745-3000. NIU Student tickets go on sale Friday, August 19th at 10:00am. NIU Students can get a $5.00 discount with a valid NIU OneCard at the NIU Convocation Center box office. For more information, see http://niuconvo.com/convo/events/convo_events/2011/10/kansas.shtml.


Studio Series (Tickets available only at the Stevens Bldg Box Office one hour before curtain)

The Actor's Fantasy - October 13 - 16, 2011

Upcoming Production - October 20-23, 27-30, 2011
O’Connell Theatre
The Winter’s Tale

Shakespeare with a musical twist!
This updated presentation of The Winter’s Tale will be set in late 1950's Las Vegas, featuring Jazz standards and Pop tunes from the era of Bobby Darin, Lena Horne and the Rat Pack in Act I, and move through an early 1970's Appalachian North Carolina in Act II, adding songs reminiscent of the cosmic bluegrass and country of the likes of Country Joe, The Band, The Grateful Dead, and Graham Parsons.

Considered a tragicomedy, The Winter’s Tale is one of Shakespeare’s most problematic yet strikingly beautiful plays. Its colorful cast of characters deal with jealousy, wounded love, broken friendships, mistaken identities, young lovers, a man-eating bear, and a talking statue. The Winter’s Tale is ultimately a romance that will warm the heart with young love and reconciliation, and perhaps even have you singing along.

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