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Fall Art Events

By Julia Gormley
On September 14, 2016

Photo by: Ashley Alonzo

Through the months of September to early December*, many events on and off campus provide artistic talent to be showcased. With the calendar packed with events, everyone can find something that fits their taste.

Kicking off with an orchestra concert at 3 p.m. on Oct. 16, the music department provides many of the fall events. The jazz band later performs a concert at 9 p.m. on Nov. 9, for people who would like a more upbeat experience. In the weekend of Oct. 22, there will be a jazz-BBQ combo at 6 p.m.

Mr. Brave, on Oct. 13, puts contestants’ skills to the test in several comedic categories, similar to those of a beauty pageant, before crowning the new Mr. Brave in the Fredrickson Chapel. Students flock year after year to watch male contestants strut their stuff. Also sponsored by Campus Activities Board, from a different area of performing arts, comedian Alex Stone performs on Oct. 20 in the Hetrick Bistro.

Theatre students began rehearsals for their final performance, “Fiddler on the Roof,” to be ready for the pre-Halloween season on Oct. 28, 29 and 30. Students can laugh, cry and re-imagine the musical in Peter’s Auditorium. Don’t miss the final performance from the theatre department this fall. The cast also plans to perform songs from the musical in the student center as a preview.

“I think every department should be supported. Theatre is underrated and I think it’s really great when people can express themselves in that way. It’s also fun to go and watch,” Madison Nesselhuf, junior, says.

Lastly in December, the annual Christmas Vespers concert in Fredrickson’s chapel will be held on the Dec. 4.

“It really shows everybody that there is more to do (on campus), there is more arts out there and there are people out there that are different from them. It’s just a great tradition because it gets the Christmas spirit going,” sophomore Brieanna Rogers says.

Events can also be found off campus as locally as the Carnegie Cultural Center on Main Street. Currently on display by the Ottawa Community Arts Council, One Native Spirit showcases different Native American works, pieces of art and cultural emblems. The displays will remain in the center until Sept. 24.

Also in the Carnegie Cultural Center from Oct. 1 to 29, Ottawa Art Guild will be hosting an Earth, Fire, Wind and Water exhibition. Collections of different paintings and works of art created by the Guild members will be on display.

Following this event, an exhibit honoring veterans of past and present wars takes place from Nov. 4 to 14. The exhibit will honor those who have fought in any war including those who are still overseas.

“Each exhibit is geared toward different people. Each one sees the exhibit as something new and can act as an introduction to other nationals and culture,” gallery director Randy Endicott says.

The Campus hopes students and faculty members don’t miss out on these incredible opportunities to support OU talent in and off campus. If you know of any artistic event that should be featured in The Campus, use the tag #TheCampusArts.

*Locations to be determined. Dates may be subject to change.

 

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