School of the Arts

Fall 2019 Free Events

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Drawn In–By Hand: Graphic Prints

CSU, Chico’s School of the Arts will present numerous free events during the fall 2019 semester. These events include art exhibits, concerts and lectures.

The Janet Turner Print Museum’s first art exhibit is Drawn In–By Hand: Graphic Prints. This exhibit is open Aug. 26–Sept. 28. The exhibit is a collaboration with the Department of Art and Art History’s foundations faculty and reveals how the act of drawing creates a sharpness of vision. The Turner is open Mondays–Saturdays from noon–4 p.m. The exhibition talk takes place Thursday, Sept. 12 at 5:30 p.m. in Zingg Recital Hall with a reception to follow at The Turner.

The other campus gallery, the Jacki Headley University Art Gallery, opens with its first exhibit, Bernie Lubell, on Aug. 29. Bernie Lubell’s sculptures explore the relationship between humans and machines, and visitors to the exhibit become active participants. The exhibit runs through Oct. 12, and the gallery is open Mondays–Saturdays from noon–4 p.m. The artist talk takes place Thursday, Aug. 29 at 5:30 p.m. in Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall. The exhibition and gallery talk takes place Thursday, Sept. 19 at 5:30 p.m.

On Sunday, Sept. 15, the Sundays at Two Recital Series begins with The Modern Clarinet. Faculty clarinetist Ryan Heimlich and other guest musicians will perform modern clarinet works, including a clarinet choir version of Samuel Barber’s Adagio. Sundays at Two recitals always take place on a Sunday at 2 p.m. in Zingg Recital Hall

Julie Sze of UC Davis comes to CSU, Chico to deliver the lecture Environmental Justice as Freedom on Thursday, Oct. 3 at 7:30 p.m. in Zingg Recital Hall. Sze is the founding chair of American Studies at University of California, Davis and the author of several environmental books, as well as the editor of Sustainability: Approaches to Environmental Justice and Social Power. This humanities lecture is cosponsored by the Department of Comparative Religion and Humanities and the Department of Philosophy.

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Julie Sze: Environmental Justice as Freedom

The Daniel Hiestand Memorial Concert: A Noteworthy Cause, takes place Saturday, Oct. 5 at 7:30 p.m. in Laxson Auditorium. This ensemble concert features the Chico State Bands and alumni and supports the scholarship in the name of the late Daniel Hiestand.

The following Saturday, Oct. 12, the Low Brass Choir feature alumni in its concert, Featuring Our Own. The concert takes place at 7:30 p.m. in Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall. There will be original compositions alongside transcriptions of classic pieces.

The Turner’s new exhibit, 3rd Story: Prints with Prose is open Oct. 14–Dec. 14. In this collaboration with English professor Rob Davidson, prints will be featured that have been studied by his creative writing students as inspiration for flash fiction. The Turner is open Mondays–Saturdays from noon–4 p.m. The exhibition talk takes place Thursday, Oct. 17 at 5:30 p.m. in Zingg Recital Hall with a reception to follow at The Turner. 

The following week, the Jacki Headley University Art Gallery opens its exhibit A Painting Show. The exhibit is open Oct. 24–Dec. 15. It highlights work by California artists and reveals the many strategies used in contemporary painting. The University Art Gallery is open Mondays–Saturdays from noon–4 p.m. There will be a curator talk and reception with curators Kelly Lindner and Kara Maria on Thursday, Oct. 24 at 5:30 p.m. in Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall.

That weekend, the Sundays at Two recital Space Age takes place Sunday, Oct. 27 at 2 p.m. in Zingg Recital Hall. In this recital, David Dvorin presents his original compositions inspired by America’s Space Age. He along with Randy McKean, Clifford Childers and Tim Bulkley will combine contemporary art music with electric blues and jazz.

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Jazz II & Concert Band: Bach to Basie

The following weekend, the Sundays at Two recital series continues with Duo Seraphim on Sunday, Nov. 3 at 2 p.m. in Zingg Recital Hall. Sopranos Dara Scholz and Shauna Fallihee will perform ethereal music including pieces by Pergolesi, Mozart and Delibes.

The history roundtable 100th Anniversary Retrospective: A Peace to End All Peace? How the First World War Ended takes place Thursday, Nov. 7 at 7:30 p.m. in Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall. The Department of History presents a discussion about the peace treaties that ended World War I and how they have shaped the world today.

The Jazz II and Concert Band present the concert Bach to Basie on Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 7:30 p.m. in Harlen Adams Theatre. There will be a broad range of music from Bach to Reed to Barnes to big band to fusion to marches. 

The last free event of the fall semester is the Chico State Guitar Ensemble’s Fall Recital. This recital takes place Friday, Dec. 13 at 5 p.m. in Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall. Solos, duos, quartets and works for large ensemble will be performed on classical guitars. 

For more information on our free events, visit the School of the Arts website and Facebook page.

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Story by Shelby Casey, School of the Arts publicity assistant