Carthage celebrates arts and creativity March 7-12 with special events and exceptional performances. Keep an eye out daily for special impromptu arts performances across campus, and watch us on Facebook.

Tuesday, March 7


16569250104Art Exhibit: “What Remains is Dust”

Open throughout the festival — H. F. Johnson Gallery of Art (see hours)
A poetic and multi-sensory installation developed from artist Rebecca Keller’s experience after the deaths of several family members.

Arts Integration Workshops

8-9:30 a.m., 10-11:30 a.m., 12:30-2 p.m. — Lentz Hall 222 and 223
Award-winning veteran teachers Kurt Barker and David Ness lead workshops on arts integration for education students with a special focus on jazz, blues, and American culture.

Arts and Creativity Chapel

11:40 a.m. — A. F. Siebert Chapel
This presentation will focus on the idea of “Cinema and US — The Universal Spectator” and how we are one and all connected through films via family, love, and moral code. 

Caricatures

1-4 p.m. — Donna’s Bytes
Caricatures drawn by the Illustration Class led by Prof. Diane Levesque.

Poetry Reading

6-7:30 p.m. — Recital Hall
Join Writer-in-Residence and Prof. Rick Meier who hosts a Poetry Reading with student leaders Jordyn Carbine ’17 and Abby Kirby ’18. We welcome students and faculty to read their own work or to share a reading of a favorite poem or text.

 

Wednesday, March 8


Japanese Cultural Event: Window Into Japan

10:30-11:35 a.m. with lunch following — Todd Wehr Center 128
Partnership with the Japan Information Center at the Consulate General of Japan in Chicago. Lunch at the Japanese Table in The Caf afterward.

Meditation Concert

Noon-12:50 p.m. — A. F. Siebert Chapel
Guitar instructor Julia Miller leads guest musicians in an improvisational experience in Siebert Chapel. Join us for a quiet moment, personal meditation or reflection.

“Here I Stand” Awards

7:30 p.m. — A. F. Siebert Chapel
Based on a quote attributed to Martin Luther, this exhibition celebrates the creative ways in which we take a stand and voice our beliefs. Faculty, staff, and students can enter the juried competition in visual art, performing arts, written word, and interdisciplinary arts.

 

Thursday, March 9


From the Page to Voice: Translating Euripides’ “Trojan Woman”

12:30-2:10 p.m. — Studio Theatre
Verse translator and classicist Diane Arnson Svarlien presents an interactive workshop on the translation of works intended for performance.

Visiting Writer Duriel E. Harris

5-6:30 p.m. — Niemann Theater
Poet, musician, and performance artist Duriel E. Harris will give a reading and performance at Carthage. Ms. Harris is known for her three volumes of groundbreaking poetry and her one-woman show “Thingification.” 
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Carthage Theatre Presents: “The Regina Taylor Project: A Seat at the Table”

7:30 p.m. Wartburg Auditorium (with additional shows on March 10 and 11)

14068387580Our new play commission for 2017 focuses on the life of voting rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer, from her beginnings in abject poverty to the halls of power in Washington, where she testified before the Democratic National Committee with the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Utilizing iconic songs immortalized during the struggle for civil rights, this new play will span Ms. Fannie Lou Hamer’s life while still connecting to contemporary struggles regarding race.

This year’s playwright is Regina Taylor. Ms. Taylor is a Golden Globe-winning actress, director, and playwright, and has been active on television, in film, and on the stage. She holds the honor of being the first black woman to play William Shakespeare’s Juliet in “Romeo and Juliet” on Broadway. She is an artistic associate with the Goodman Theatre in Chicago and the resident playwright for the Signature Company in New York. She earned the Edgerton Foundation New American Play Award in 2010 and her critically acclaimed musical “Crowns” earned four Helen Hayes awards.
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Friday, March 10


Meditation Concert

Noon-12:50 p.m. — A. F. Siebert Chapel
Guitar instructor Julia Miller leads guest musicians in an improvisational experience in Siebert Chapel. Join us for a quiet moment, personal meditation, or reflection.

Family Fun Night

6-7:30 p.m. — Hedberg Library
Carthage arts alumni and students come together for a performance of the children’s musical “Moon Rabbit.” Also enjoy an instrument petting zoo and activities for all ages!

Carthage Theatre Presents: “The Regina Taylor Project: A Seat at the Table”

7:30 p.m. Wartburg Auditorium

 

Saturday, March 11


“Nothing”

3 p.m. — Recital Hall
Open staged reading of a new musical by Carthage alums Dan Brennan and Kati Zutter featuring students in the music theatre program.

Theatre Alumni Reception

6:30-7:30 p.m. — Clausen 107
Fellowship reception for Carthage theatre and music theatre alumni.

Carthage Theatre Presents: “The Regina Taylor Project: A Seat at the Table”

7:30 p.m. Wartburg Auditorium

 

Sunday, March 12


“Away From The Mirror” Dance Feedback Showings

11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. — TARC 2235
Open rehearsal and feedback showing of student dance works for the spring dance concert.

Carthage Philharmonic “The Tempest”

2 p.m. — A.F. Siebert Chapel
16570250167Prof. Ed Kawakami conducting the Carthage Philharmonic.Prof. Ed Kawakami conducting the Carthage Philharmonic.Featuring a semi-staged production of Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” with incidental music, visiting scholar Dr. Paul Luongo and performances of Theodore Thomas’ original transcriptions for orchestra, and the world premiere performance of “Introduction and Fanfare” by Carthage’s own Prof. Mark Petering.