COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES
A Field Guide to:
SELECT PERFORMANCES EXHIBITIONS AND EVENTS
AUTUMN 2017 EVENTS SUBJECT TO CHANGE. PLEASE CHECK WEBSITE EVENT LISTING FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION.
THE ARTS ARE AN ESSENTIAL ELEMENT OF EDUCATION, JUST LIKE READING, WRITING, AND ARITHMETICâ€¦MUSIC, DANCE, PAINTING, AND THEATER ARE ALL KEYS THAT UNLOCK PROFOUND HUMAN UNDERSTANDING AND ACCOMPLISHMENT. WILLIAM BENNETT
FORMER US SECRETARY OF EDUCATION
Cover photo: Queen Brooks, Ebony Woman 2
BLACK FEMALE BODIES IN AMERICAN CULTURE Dance student Kylee Smith (BFA 2017) won the 2017 Denman Undergraduate Research Forum for the presentation of her research project, “Black female bodies in American culture and performance.” She is interested in using dance to evoke social commentary and change within society. Smith also says her artistry affects all aspects of her life, so there are few things that she feels cannot be related to dance. Some themes that keep arising in both her writing and dancing are race, identity, culture and community.
Smith graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BFA in dance and a minor in creative writing, and is just the 2nd generation of her family to graduate from college. “I’m so excited to be able to pursue my art full time. To be able to pour my time and energy into changing the world with my art. It’s my heart and soul.”
START AT HOME: ART FROM THE FRANK W. HALE JR., BLACK CULTURAL CENTER COLLECTION
On view at Urban Arts Space, King Arts Complex, Hopkins Hall Gallery, Thompson Library, Hagerty Hall and the Hale Black Cultural Center Aug. 24 - Nov. 4 Admission is free and open to the public at all exhibition locations One of the largest Black art collections in the United States and recognized by the Association of Black Cultural Centers as one of the top collections in the country, the
Hale Black Cultural Center’s art collection features work by numerous artists in a wide variety of media, offering an unparalleled look at the Black experience.
King’s Life by Larry Winston Collins
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Here Comes the Sun by Dr. Anku Gollah
For the first time, much of this work will be on public view through an unprecedented collaboration between the Frank W. Hale Black Cultural Center, King Arts Complex, The Ohio State University Libraries, the Arts Initiative, and Ohio Stateâ€™s Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Selections from the collection will be on view at
multiple venues. With painting, sculpture, photography and more the collection is a wide-ranging exploration of Black art. The exhibition features work by Ralph Bell, Queen Brooks, Smoky Brown, Elizabeth Catlett, Anku Golloh, Kojo Kamau, Aminah Robinson, Sam Gilliam, Abdi Roble and many more.
These images and the cover image courtesy of the Frank W. Hale, Jr. Black Cultural Center, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, The Ohio State University. 5
PUBLISH OR PERISH:
THE IMPACT OF PRINTING ON THE PROTESTANT REFORMATION
Friday, Oct. 20 at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21 at 8 p.m.
Sept. 27, 2017 – Jan. 28, 2018 Thompson Library Exhibition Gallery, 1858 Neil Ave.
Mershon Auditorium, 1871 N. High St.
Presented by BalletMet and the Department of Dance in association with the Wexner Center for the Arts
This exhibition highlights the collection of original rare books and manuscripts at Ohio State’s Rare Books and Manuscripts Library to tell the story of how printing and publishing lay at the heart of 16th-century Reformation polemic and discourse. The exhibition will draw upon the Library’s extensive holdings of medieval manuscripts and early-printed works. Free.
Three Columbus organizations committed to dance unite for Parallel Connections. This program will feature BalletMet performing master choreographer James Kudelka’s The Man in Black, set to the music of Johnny Cash, and Wexner Prize recipient William Forsythe’s dynamic and sophisticated Slingerland Pas de Deux. Department of Dance students will perform Wexner Center MinEvent, with selections drawn from the vast repertoire of dance icon Merce Cunningham, another recipient of the Wexner Prize. Ohio State dancers and BalletMet’s professional company will join forces onstage to perform the exuberant Minus 16, by noted Israeli choreographer and Batsheva Dance Company artistic director Ohad Naharin.
Photo by Jennifer Zmuda Dancers: Maxi Riley, Carly Wheaton, Biag Gaongen and David Ward Presented with support from the College of Arts and Sciences and Arts Initiative.
Season support for BalletMet and the Wexner Center is provided by the Ohio Arts Council, Greater Columbus Arts Council, The Columbus Foundation and Nationwide Foundation.
Call BalletMet at (614) 586-8665 for information on senior tickets (ages 55 +) and K–12 student groups
Fri, Oct. 20 at 11 a.m.
Call the Wexner Center Patron Services Desk at (614) 292-3535.
Major support for the Wexner Center’s performing arts season is provided by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.
BY JOSÉ RIVERA DIRECTED BY BETH KATTELMAN Thurber Theatre, Drake Performance and Event Center Wednesday, Oct. 25 Friday, Oct. 27 at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29 at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1 Saturday, Nov. 4 at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5 at 3 p.m.
Winner of the 1993 Obie Award, this poetry-infused apocalyptic play follows Marisol Perez as she navigates the war torn city that was New York. The angels have left to fight a war in heaven and all of Earth will suffer until the people rise up to join the fight.
Scene from the Department of Theatre’s production of One Man, Two Guvnors, Autumn, 2016
MFA ACTING OUTREACH AND ENGAGEMENT PROJECT Roy Bowen Theatre, Drake Performance and Event Center Wednesday, Nov. 8 Thursday, Nov. 9 at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12 at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14 Friday, Nov. 17 at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19 at 3 p.m. and 7:30p.m.
The actors of the Department of Theatreâ€™s Master of Fine Arts in Acting program create a new devised work based on their experience working with military veterans and their families.
FOR BOTH SHOWS: Tickets through the Ohio State Theatre Ticket Office (614) 292-2295 or go.osu.edu/ theatre-tix. 9
Opera & Lyric Theatre SIXTEEN BY SONDHEIM
AN EVENING OF UNHUMMABLE MELODIES Friday, Sept. 29 and Saturday, Sept. 30 at 7:30 p.m. Copious Columbus, 520 S. High St.
OPERATIC HORS D’OEUVRES
AN ASSORTMENT OF TRANSATLANTIC SCENES Friday, Oct. 20 at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21 at 3 p.m.
Weigel Auditorium – 1866 College Rd.
AN AMERICAN “INDIANIST” OPERA Musicological Lecture Concert and World Première Presentation Wednesday, Nov. 1 at 7:30 p.m. Weigel Auditorium – 1866 College Rd.
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THE OHIO STATE MARCHING BAND HOMETOWN CONCERT Sunday, Nov. 19 at 3 p.m. Mershon Auditorium, 1871 N. High St. This concert is a traditional sell-out. Obtaining tickets in advance is recommended. Purchase tickets online at wexarts.org, in person at the Wexner Center for the Arts Patron Services Desk or call (614) 292-3535. For information about the Marching Band Youth Concert, presented on Friday, Nov. 17 at 10 a.m. for school groups of all ages, visit music.osu.edu/outreach.
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FACULTY DANCE CONCERT Barnett Theatre, Sullivant Hall 1813 N. High St. Thursday, Nov. 30 at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1 at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2 at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Ohio State Dance presents an eclectic concert of works including art installations and multi-media works by Ann Sofie Clemmensen, David Covey, Crystal Michelle Perkins, Susan Van Pelt Petry, Daniel Roberts, Mitchell Rose and Edward Taketa. The pieces will showcase performances by BFA and MFA dance students. Seating is limited. Patrons are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance.
TICKETS: General admission tickets are $15 and may be purchased by calling the Ohio State theatre ticket office at (614) 292-2295 or online at go.osu.edu/dance-tix. Tickets $10 for Ohio State faculty, staff, students, and Alumni Association members; senior citizens; children; and military veterans. Â
Photo: Rehearsal of Totem Ancestor, Autumn 2016, photo by Chris Summers 13
DEPARTMENT OF ART MFA STUDIO TOURS Tour the studios of the MFA candidates in the Department of Art for behind-the-scenes glimpses of the myriad processes and possibilities being explored in this cutting-edge Masters of Fine Arts program. Graduate students in the Department of Art will be on hand to talk about the ideas and methodology that inform their practices and will show some of the steps along the way.
Thursday, Nov. 30, 5-7 p.m. Hopkins Hall 128 N Oval Mall and Sherman Studio Arts Center 1055 Carmack Rd.
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25TH ANNUAL MUSIC CELEBRATION CONCERT
Reserved seating. $20/general public; $10/senior citizens, Alumni Association members, Ohio State faculty and staff, students and children.
Friday, Dec. 1 at 8 p.m. Mershon Auditorium, 1871 N. High St.
This concert is a traditional sellout. Obtaining tickets in advance is recommended. Purchase tickets online at wexarts.org, in person at the Wexner Center for the Arts Patron Services Desk, or call (614) 292-3535.
Celebrate 25 years of this popular music extravaganza showcasing the School of Music choirs, bands, orchestras, jazz and more â€“ all presented in a non-stop collage setting.
For information about the Music Celebration Youth Concert, presented at 10 a.m. for school groups in grades 4 â€“ 12, visit music.osu.edu/outreach
VISUALIZING THE EFFECTS OF THE SYRIAN WAR Ece Karaca, a graduate student in design from Ankara, Turkey, recently won first place in the 31st Hayes Research Forum, which showcases the innovative research being conducted by Ohio State graduate students. Karaca was recognized under the Arts for her thesis research, Interactive Data Visualization: An application used to illuminate the environmental effects of the Syrian War.Â
Iâ€™m very interested in information design and data visualization. While working on practiceled research, I focused on visualizing the environmental issues the Syrian war has caused. The original work is exhibited in an interactive format at ACCAD (Advanced Computing Center for the Arts and Design), and I demonstrated the project on a big-scale, multi-touch screen. 16 16
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Drake Performance and Event Center Thurber Theatre Roy Bowen Theatre New Works Lab
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Hopkins Hall Hopkins Hall Gallery
Weigel Hall Weigel Hall Auditorium Mershon Auditorium
SURFACE LOTS PEDESTRIAN WALKWAYS
Wexner Film Video Theater
Sullivant Hall Barnett Theatre
Drake Performance and Event Center 1849 Cannon Dr Hopkins Hall 128 North Oval Mall
Weigel Hall 1866 College Rd
OHIO UNION NORTH GARAGE
Mershon Auditorium 1871 N High St
OHIO UNION SOUTH GARAGE
Wexner Film/Video Theater 1871 N High St Sullivant Hall 1813 N High St
DOWNTOWN OHIO STATEHOUSE RIFFE CENTER
Riffe Center 77 S High St Urban Arts Space 50 W Town St., Suite 130
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