Carthage celebrates arts and creativity March 13-18. Joins us for a signature events and exceptional performances. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook to stay informed on impromptu arts events across campus, like our Draw-a-Thon and Student Recitals.
Tuesday, march 13
Calefax Reed Quintet Concert
7:30 p.m. in the A. F. Siebert Chapel
Calefax is a close-knit ensemble of five reed players united by a shared passion. For more than three decades they have been acclaimed in the Netherlands and abroad for their virtuosic playing, brilliant arrangements and innovative stage presentation. They are the inventors of a completely new genre: the reed quintet. They provide inspiration to young wind players from all over the world who follow in their footsteps. Calefax can be defined as a classical ensemble with a pop mentality.
saturday, march 17
The Brahms Project: Wael Farouk Solo Piano Concert
7:30 p.m. in the A. F. Siebert Chapel
Commemorating the 120th anniversary of Johannes Brahms’ death, the Brahms Project continues into the 2017-2018 season. In a series of solo and group performances by Prof. Wael Farouk and the Carthage Faculty Trio, the project celebrates the immense repertoire of music that Brahms created over his illustrious career.
sunday, march 18
The Carthage Philharmonic Concert
1 p.m. in the A. F. Siebert Chapel
Under the direction of Professor E. Edward Kawakami, the Carthage Philharmonic features a variety of instruments including strings, winds, and percussion. The ensemble performs from standard orchestral canon while providing additional opportunities to perform in smaller chamber ensembles.
Thursday, march 15
Annual Juried Student Art Show Opening Reception
4:30 p.m. in the Visual and Performing Arts Lab (VPAL)
Each year, students from the Art Department submit works to be specially juried by a guest artist or critic. Pieces are judged on quality, creativity, and variety of media. Students selected to be featured in the gallery are eligible to win awards, including “Best of Show” and a special “Purchase Award.”
thursday, march 15
At Home Exhibition — Opening Reception
4:30 p.m. in the H. F. Johnson Gallery of Art
Chicago artists Gwendolyn Zabicki and Ann Toebbe paint through the pat routines and relatable spaces of home life. With images reciting the daily tedium of chores and household activities, the substance of “At Home” is a reflection on social and anthropological constructs of our domiciliary spaces. The subtle wryness of Ms. Zabicki’s surfaces reflect upon the systemic congruency between cleaning a mirror and painting an image of that very same act. Ms. Toebbe’s deceptively flat paintings, drawings, and collages conflate complex compositional spaces from experience and memories of domestic settings
Friday, march 16
Art in Public Spaces: Building Community Colloquium
10 a.m. to noon in the Campbell Student Union Auditorium
Is there a public art for our times? What might it be? Who should be paying for it? Who should be deciding what is on display in our public spaces? What should we be asking of our public art, when the public is evidently composed of communities with different views of history, and different hopes for the future? The colloquium will bring together artists, scholars, and arts administrators to investigate these questions as they apply to our immediate community, to the region, and our nation.
7:30 p.m. March 16-17; 3 p.m March 18 in Wartburg Theatre
Based on the true story of 19th-century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt, “Silent Sky” explores women’s role in society and the social progress that accompanied the scientific discoveries at the turn of the century. A poignant tale of empowerment, “Silent Sky”invites audiences to experience how Leavitt and her colleagues fought to change the world’s perception of both the world around them and what lies beyond.