Arts, Film & Entertainment
"JAZZ IS ALIVE!" BENEFIT CONCERT AND DANCE: Featuring The Couriers and the EMU Jazz Ensemble with guest drummer, Sean Dobbins. Come celebrate National Jazz Month on Saturday, April 6, 7 - 10:30 p.m., in the Student Center Ballroom. Join us for an evening of big band music and dancing, dance demonstrations and quality entertainment to honor the great jazz legends. Tickets are $10 for students and groups of 5 or more or $35 regular guests and pre-registration is required by Wednesday, April 3 by 5 p.m. Call 487-4380 to register. This event is open to the public.
EMU THEATRE PRESENTS WEDDING BAND: A LOVE/HATE STORY IN BLACK AND WHITE: EMU Theatre is pleased to present "Wedding Band: A Love/Hate Story in Black and White" beginning Friday, April 5 to Sunday, April 14, at the Sponberg Theatre, in the Quirk Dramatic Arts Building. Ticket prices are $15 regular admission, $12 for students and seniors, $9 for MAINSTAGE patrons, no further discounts apply. Tickets are available by phone at 487-2282 and in person at the Convocation Center, the Student Center ticket office or the Quirk Box Office. Go to Purchase Tickets Online or visit EMU Theatre for more information.
GRADUATE THESIS EXHIBITION: Born in Michigan, Adam Ostrowski's work has been shown both regionally and nationally. Though his aesthetic comes from an interest in decorative ornamentation, the content of his work revolves around body image and power in social and sexual relationships. The exhibition will showcase from Monday, April 8 to Friday, April 12 in the Ford Gallery. Visit Adam Ostrowski Exhibition for more information.
* CONCERTO AND OPERA GALA: The EMU Symphony Orchestra and Choirs present Concerto and Opera Gala on Friday, April 19, at 8 p.m., at Pease Auditorium. This will be a grand night of music that includes the Department of Music and Dance's 2013 Concerto Competition Winners, esteemed voice soloists, and guest alumni artist, Olga Tsipis. For more information, please contact Sean O'Connor at email@example.com.
GRADUATE THESIS EXHIBITION AT FORD GALLERY: The works of Meghna Chauhan and Ruth Henkel will be on display from Monday, April 15 to Friday, April 19 in the Ford Gallery. Chauhan's artwork questions the presence or absence of an individuals physical, emotional, and spiritual self in relationships and socio-cultural traditions. A myriad of ever-present sub-conscious thoughts and memories inspire her art.
Ruth Henkel is a contemporary figurative painter focusing on modern portraiture. Having spent many years training and working in San Francisco, she now resides in Ann Arbor, Mi. She strives for a balance between spontaneity in her paint handling and accuracy in rending the form. Visit Chauhan/Henkel Exhibition for more information.
CAPSTONE CLASS - SENIOR THESIS SHOW: This exhibition marks the highlight exhibition from the Capstone class that serves as the professional practice class under EMU’s new BFA Curricula. The Exhibition show will be Wednesday, April 17 to Wednesday, April 24, in the Student Gallery at the Student Center. There will be a reception on Monday, April 22 from 4 - 7 p.m.
* FORD GALLERY PRESENTS WORKS BY CHRISTINE BRUXVOORT: Christine Bruxvoort is a lifelong Michigan resident. Her artwork focuses on memory, family and personal experience with illness. The exhibition will be on display on Monday, April 22 - Friday, April 26, in the Ford Gallery. Although her primary medium is photography, Bruxvoort has recently experimented with video and installation as a way to explore her artistic interests. For more information, please visit Christine Bruxvoort Exhibition.
* DUAL EXHIBIT WILL SHOWCASE BELINDA MCGUIRE & JACKLYN NOVAK: The works of Belinda McGuire and Jacklyn Novak will be on display from Monday, April 29 to Friday, May 3 in Ford Gallery. McGuire's work reflects the uniqueness in form, texture and character of animals. Novak's work explores the tension between lighthearted, fun aspects of femininity. To see more, please visit the McGuire/Novak Exhibition homepage.