School of the Arts

Spring 2020 Free Events

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Turner: Renaissanced

CSU, Chico’s School of the Arts will present numerous free events during the Spring 2020 semester. These events include art exhibits, concerts, lectures, and an organ masterclass.

To kick off the spring semester, The Janet Turner Print Museum opens its exhibit, “Renaissanced.” The exhibit is open Jan. 27–Feb. 29, Mondays–Saturdays from noon–4 p.m. The exhibit is curated with history professor Jason Nice and students in "Renaissance Civilization: 1300–1550." The exhibition talk takes place Thursday, Feb. 13 at 5:30 p.m. in Zingg Recital Hall with a reception to follow at The Turner.

From Jan. 30–March 14, The Jacki Headley University Art Gallery will feature works by Cathy Lu. Lu’s large ceramics are inspired by the ancient Chinese myth of the Immortal Peach Garden and its biblical counterpart, the Garden of Eden. The University Art Gallery is open Mondays–Saturdays from noon–4 p.m. There will be an artist talk and reception on Thursday, Jan. 30 at 5:30 p.m. in Zingg Recital Hall.

Linda Colley, the Shelby M. C. Davis 1958 Professor of History at Princeton University, delivers this year’s Joanna Dunlap Cowden Memorial Lecture, “Inscribing a Modern World: Constitutions Across Borders Since 1750.” The lecture takes place Thursday, Feb. 27 at 7:30 p.m. in Zingg Recital Hall. Colley re-examines the contagion of constitutions across continents and its meanings, and questions the future of this genre as relationships with words and print are shifting.

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Joanna Dunlap Cowden Memorial Lecture: Linda Colley

The New Music Symposium takes place Thursday–Friday, Feb. 27–28. CSU, Chico’s composition students present their original music in the recital “New Music by Student Composers” on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall. Splinter Reeds, a Bay Area reed quintet that commissions and performs the best of today’s contemporary compositions, performs Friday at 7:30 p.m. in Zingg Recital Hall.

That weekend, on March 1, the Sundays at Two recital “It’s Trumpet Time” takes place at 2 p.m. in Zingg Recital Hall. Faculty trumpeter Ayako Nakamura presents modern works for trumpet.

The Turner exhibit “Large Print” is open March 11­–April 13. Some of the largest works of The Turner collection are displayed. The Turner is open Mondays–Saturdays from 12–4 p.m. The exhibition talk takes place Thursday, March 12 at 5:30 p.m. in Zingg Recital Hall with a reception to follow at The Turner.

The 2020 Chico Bach Festival contains two free events this year. The organ masterclass conducted by Tom Mueller of Concordia University Irvine takes place Saturday, March 21 at 10 a.m. on Harlen Adams Theatre Stage. This masterclass is sponsored in part by the American Guild of Organists. Additionally, the lecture, “Bach’s Leipzig Organ Works: History, Context, and Influences” takes place Saturday, March 21 at 3 p.m. in Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall. Organ works composed by Bach during his tenure at Leipzig, including the Clavier-Übung III and the Canonic Variations will be discussed.

The Jacki Headley University Art Gallery will feature Jary Harms’ work in the MFA Culminating Exhibition. The exhibit takes place March 30–April 4 and is open Mondays–Saturdays from noon–4 p.m. Harms’ sculptures will be presented. There will be an artist talk and reception on Thursday, April 2 at 5:30 p.m. in the gallery.

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Low Brass Choir: À La the Golden Age

The Turner opens its final exhibit of the season, the “25th Juried Turner Student Print Exhibition and 18th Ink & Clay,” April 13–May 16. Students' printmaking and ceramic works are presented in this exhibition, which is open Mondays–Saturdays from noon–4 p.m. The awards ceremony takes place Thursday, April 30 at 5 p.m. in Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall with a reception to follow in the Galleries Lobby.

The Sundays at Two recital, “From the Other Side of Danube” takes place Sunday, April 19 at 2 p.m. in Zingg Recital Hall. Faculty violinist Joel Quivey presents music from East Europe with the help of guest musicians.

That week, the Jazz II and Concert Band present its concert, “A Serenade or Two” on Wednesday, April 22 at 7:30 p.m. in Harlen Adams Theatre. The ensembles will perform everything from overtures and marches to big band swing and fusion.

That Saturday, April 25, the Low Brass Choir present their concert, “À La the Golden Age” at 7:30 p.m. in Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall. This concert is designed in the style of Patrick S. Gilmore, J. P. Sousa, and many others as heard in monster concerts during America’s Golden Age of the Concert Band.

The Jacki Headley University Art Gallery’s final exhibit of the season is the “65th Annual Juried Student Exhibition.” The exhibition is open April 20–May 16 on Mondays–Saturdays from noon–4 p.m. This exhibit features works submitted by CSU, Chico art students and selected by a guest juror. There will be a variety of art types, including ceramics, painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture, and digital media. The juror talk takes place Thursday, April 9 at 5:30 p.m. in Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall. The  awards ceremony and reception takes place Thursday, April 30 at 5 p.m. in Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall.

The final free event of the season is the Sundays at Two recital, “An Afternoon of Jazz” on Sunday, May 10 at 2 p.m. in Zingg Recital Hall. Yamaha Artist and faculty member Rocky Winslow presents jazz music performed with guests in celebration of spring commencement. 

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