College of Arts and Communication

Events

Ida Wyman Exhibit

Art Exhibit:
Ida Wyman: Heart and Mind

September 9 – October 5
Reception: September 9 from 5:00 - 7:00 pm
Crossman Gallery

"I want to photograph a certain synchrony of heart, eye, and brain." Ida Wyman

Ida Wyman was one of the fascinating artists in photography today. When Ms. Wyman first started her career in the 1940s as a magazine photographer, an industry that was almost exclusively male at the time, she started out as a "girl" mailroom boy at Acme News pictures (later UPI) and worked her way up from there. A trailblazing and innovative photographer, Ida has inspired many photographers, both male and female.

Ida strives to capture everyday life of everyday people in all its frustrating, illogical and banal glory. From her classic Girl with Curlers photograph of a little girl on the street in LA staring defiantly at the viewer to the delicate symmetrical composition of Wrought Iron with Snow, Ida photographed what moved and inspired her. 

You can easily connect the dots between many artists photographing today with Ida Wyman. Her unique brand of street photography helped define a fledgling style still trying to establish itself. Street photography has since evolved, but the roots Ida helped lay with others such as Arthur Fellig, Ruth Orkin and Arthur Leipzig are still visible. Although not as famous as some of her contemporaries, Ida was one of the defining artists of early street photography that helped shape how we look at our world.

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Project Trio

Guest Artist Concert:
Project Trio
Sept. 12 at 7:30 pm in Light Recital Hall

Blending their classical training with an eclectic taste in musical styles, Project Trio has made an impact on audiences of all ages. Bursting onto the stage with their landmark videos, right out of the internet generation, Project Trio is a musical experience defining a new level of entertainment. Project Trio is a musical experience not to be missed. . . they are Peter Seymour, double bass, Greg Pattillo, flute and, Eric Stephenson, cello.

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Farewell to Summer, MyungHee Chung, piano

Music Mosaics Concert:
Farewell to Summer
, MyungHee Chung, piano
Sept. 15 at 3:00 pm in Light Recital Hall

Fingers dance across the keyboard as Professor Chung paints a musical picture for everyone's listening pleasure. Featuring the following selections: Ludwig van Beethoven Sonata No. 26  subtitled Les Adieux meaning the farewell, and Frederic Chopin's Four Ballads, considered to be some of the most challenging pieces in piano repertoire.  Enjoy the lilting melody of piano music as we say farewell to summer and welcome the fall.

 

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Illinois Chamber Music Festival

Guest Artist Concert:
Illinois Chamber Festival Concert
Sept. 22 at 7:30 pm in Light Recital Hall

Faculty from the Illinois Chamber Music Festival will perform the intensely beautiful, yet rarely heard, Piano Quintet by Frank Martin, Dvorak’s gorgeous Terzetto, and a
cello/piano duo will complete the program.  

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Gi Yeon Koh, violin/viola

Guest Artist Concert:
Gi Yeon Koh, violin/viola
Sept. 24 at 7:30 pm in Light Recital Hall

Gi Yeon Koh, is a soloist, chamber musician and orchestral player. She received her Master of Music in viola and Artist Diploma for a double degree in violin and viola at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory. Gi Yeon also received her Master of Music and Graduate Performance Diploma from the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University.

 

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Cristina Ballatori, flute

Faculty Concert:
Cristina Ballatori, flute
Sept. 26 at 7:30 pm in Light Recital Hall

Join us for an evening of music by Faculty member Cristina Ballatori, flute performing a wide variety of music.

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Arcomusical

Guest Artist Concert:
Sonict presents: Arcomusical
Sept. 29 at 3:00 pm in Light Recital Hall

Projecto Arcomusical will perform a new work written by Chicago bassist Matt Ulery, along with other works from the Arcomusical repertoire. Arcomusical is a non-profit organization with the mission to spread the joy of the Afro-Brazilian musical bow known as the berimbau through the development of innovative and excellent musical repertoire.

 

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Mary Stolper, flute

Guest Artist Concert:
Mary Stolper, guest artist
Oct. 3 at 7:30 pm in Light Recital Hall

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UW-W Piano Trio

Faculty Concert:
UW-W Piano Trio
Oct. 6 at 7:30 pm in Light Recital Hall

 

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Resort 76

Resort 76
by Shimon Wincelberg
(Theatre/Dance production)
October 6 - 12 at 7:30 pm
October  12-13 at 2:00 pm
Hicklin Studio Theatre

Resort 76, based on A Cat in the Ghetto by Rachmil Bryks, takes us to a forced labor textile mill in the Lodz Ghetto during World War II. The play focuses on Blaustein, the reclamation factory head, and the workers under his charge. This motley and compelling crew of characters, who both live and work in this industrial "resort" struggle to survive and find hope in the face of darkness. Will the relentless oppression and starvation destroy their faith in God? Their love of life? Their ability to resist? Punctuated with moments of terror and dark comedy, Resort 76 is a poignant snapshot and compelling commentary on what could happen if we allow ourselves to forget.

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Carol, Rosing, Bassoon

Faculty Concert:
Carol Rosing, bassoon
Oct. 13 at 7:30 pm in Light Recital Hall

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Jenie Gao, artist

Art Exhibit:
Jenie Gao: Claiming Space

October 14 – November 13
Artist Reception and Presentation: October 14 from 5:00 - 7:00 pm
Crossman Gallery

Jenie Gao is an installation artist and printmaker. Her work has been on display in local, national and international venues. About her exhibit, she writes, “My work seeks to challenge and expand upon stories and story structures, so it makes sense to show this work in an academic environment.

My hope for this installation is that it will challenge old story paradigms, while also offering affirmation that things can always change. I wish to create a space where people can take ownership of their assertiveness, intelligence, and ambition. To one side of the gallery, they will see old symbols that were wrongfully used to deny power. Towards the middle, they will see the struggle to challenge and evolve beyond old teachings. To the other side of the gallery, they will see hands making something new. Beneath their feet will be the foundation of that something new. It is up to them whether new ideas take hold.” She will be speaking and working with students to dig deeper into the art and expand the reach of the messaging. 

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Whitewater Symphony Orchestra & Chamber Orchestra

Whitewater Symphony Orchestra & Chamber Orchestra
Oct. 18 at 7:30 pm in Young Auditorium

 

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~Nois Saxophone Quartet

Guest Artist Concert:
Sonict presents ~Nois, saxophone quartet
Oct. 22 at 7:30 pm in Light Recital Hall

~Nois is a Chicago-based saxophone quartet that defies categorization by working between the boundary of contemporary classical music and experimental improvisation. Founded in 2016 by graduate students at Northwestern University, ~Nois (pronounced "noise") has quickly emerged as one of the premier young ensembles dedicated to innovative and engaging performances. Known for their “masterclass-level demonstrations of precise articulations and glowing legatos” (I Care if You Listen), “truly innovative musicianship,” and “raw creativity” (Cacophony Magazine), ~Nois has been awarded prizes at prestigious chamber music competitions including the Second Prize in the Open Division of the 2018 M-Prize International Chamber Arts Competition, the Silver Medal at the 2017 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, Second Prize at the 2018 North American Saxophone Alliance Quartet Competition, and First Prize at the 2016 Chicago Woodwind Ensemble Competition. ~Nois was invited to be an Ensemble Fellow to the 2018 Blackbird Creative Lab, where they worked closely with fellow Chicago-based ensemble, Eighth Blackbird

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Five Times The Jazz

Music Mosaics Concert:
Five Times the Jazz, Jazz Quartet
Oct. 29 at 3:00 pm in Light Recital Hall

Jazz up your October with an evening of original compositions by Michael Hackett from his recordings; Circles and New Point of View. The jazz quintet includes Michael Hackett, trumpet; Matt Sintchak, saxophone and Brad Townsend, bass with guests, Nicholai Zielinkski, drums and Mark Sigenthaler, piano. This evening of jazz will also include some jazz standards and new compositions.

 

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Symphonic Wind Ensemble

Symphonic Wind Ensemble & University/Community Band
Nov. 10 at 3:00 pm in Young Auditorium

 

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Chamber Singers and Vocal Jazz Ensemble

Chamber Singers/Vocal Jazz Ensemble
Nov. 10 at 7:30 pm in Light Recital Hall

 

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UW-W Brass Quintet

Faculty Concert:
Whitewater Brass Quintet
Nov. 17 at 7:30 pm in Light Recital Hall

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Crossman Gallery

Art Exhibit:
Bachelor of Fine Arts Entry and Junior Review

November 18 – November 23
Friends and Family Night: November 18 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Crossman Gallery

Students in the Department of Art and Design are invited to submit their portfolios for admission to the BFA Program and in the case of the Junior Review, receive approval to proceed to their final project and participation in the BFA Exhibit.

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Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night
by William Shakespeare

(Theatre/Dance production)
November 19 - 22 at 7:30pm
November 23 - 24 at 1:00pm
Barnett Theatre

Shakespeare's comedy Twelfth Night creates an undulating wave of confusion, disguise and love after a shipwreck separates twins Viola and Sebastian. In a dizzying display of gender confusion; a girl disguises herself as a man to be near the count she adores, only to be pursued by the woman he loves. Whew! Ride the wave of laughter in this delightful Shakespearean romp.

 

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Rachel Wood, mezzo-soprano

Faculty Concert:
Rachel Wood, mezzo-soprano

Nov. 23 at 3:00 pm in Light Recital Hall

 

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A Musical Homecoming

Music Mosaics Concert:
A Musical Homecoming: Faculty & Alumni String Quartet
Nov. 24 at 3:00 pm in Light Recital Hall

Join us for A Musical Homecoming with returning alumna Rena Blazek '15, viola; Mallory (Bray) Tabb '12, violin, Richard Pretarius III '19, cello, and faculty members Leanne League, violin, and Benjamin Whitcomb, cello with current student Jasmyn Kosier, viola. This reunion will feature a program including Tchaikovsky's Souvenir de Florence written after a trip to Florence, Mozart's String Quartet in D minor, K. 421 written after spending several years abroad, and a premiere of a short work by Adam Taylor '19.

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Crossman Gallery Exhibit

Art Exhibit:
Scholarship and Creative Achievement Exhibition

November 25 – 27
Reception: November 26 from 3:00 - 4:30 pm
Crossman Gallery

A reception and exhibit of works recognizing faculty and staff for their scholarship and creative achievements of the previous academic year is sponsored annually by the Chancellor, the Provost, Andersen Library, Office of Research & Sponsored Programs and Crossman Gallery. The purpose of the event is twofold:

  • to promote a free exchange of ideas;
  • to encourage and stimulate further research and creative activity.

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Art Exhibit:
Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition
December 2 –December 7
Reception: December 2 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Crossman Gallery

Students completing the requirements for graduation with a BFA degree in studio art or design exhibit their work in this display.

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Music Notes

Guest Artist Concert:
The Sonict New Music Ensemble
Dec. 3 at 7:30 pm in Light Recital Hall

 

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Gala Holiday Concert

Gala Holiday Dinner, Concert, and Silent Auction
Dec. 7, 2019
Dinner at 6:00 pm in Kachel Center
Silent Auction at 7:00 pm - Intermission in Fern Young Terrace
Concert at 7:30 pm in Young Auditorium

An annual holiday tradition, this evening of holiday music features a dinner, concert, and silent auction, as well as nearly every student ensemble playing throughout the building. All proceeds from the dinner, auction, and concert benefit the UW-Whitewater Music Department's scholarship fund, which allows the department to recognize students for their talents and academic excellence

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Crossman Gallery

Art Exhibit:
Senior Adjudication

December 9 – December 14
Friends and Family Night: December 9 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Crossman Gallery

Students in the BA and BSE degree programs exhibit their senior portfolios in this annual review.

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The Addams Family Musical

The Addams Family Musical
(Theatre/Dance production)
Book by: Marshall Brickman & Rick Elice
Music & Lyrics by: Andrew Lippa 
February 25-28 at 7:30pm
February  29 at 2:00pm
Barnett Theatre

Wednesday Addams, the princess of darkness takes center stage in The Addams Family Musical. Wednesday asks Gomez to keep a secret from Morticia, something they have never ever done in their married life. She secretly love a young man froma respectable Ohio family and when these two families meet for a fateful dinner party, hilarity unfolds. Join Uncle Fester, Lurch, Pugsley and more for a heartwarming story of love, family and friendship . . . with a wicked twist!

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DanceScapes '20

DanceScapes '20
(Theatre/Dance production)
Co-Artistic Directors: Barbara Grubel & Alfonso Cervera
March 14 & 15 at 2:00 PM
March 16 & 17 at 7:30 PM 
Barnett Theatre

There is no art form so personal or language so universal as dance. This perennial favorite, under the artistic direction of Barbara Grubel and Co-Artistic director Alfonso Cervera, DanceScapes' 20 is choreographed by faculty, students, and guest artists that's brought to life in imaginative and powerful ways. Each performance features a variety of styles, so audiences are sure to find a dance that speaks to them. This year's production will feature the work of guest artist, Inclusive Excellence Fellow Alfonso Cervera. 

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    Miss Lulu Bett
    Miss Lulu Bett
    (Theatre/Dance production)
    by Zona Gale
    April 28 - May 1 at 7:30pm
    May 2-3 at 2:00pm
    Hicklin Studio Theatre
    Miss Lulu Bett is the Pulitzer prize winning play by Wisconsin author Zona Gale. In small town Wisconsin, we meet Miss Lulu Bett, the 34-year-old unmarried sister of Mrs. Ina Deacon. Lulu is a servant in the family home, earning her keep by taking care of the household. A visit from Deacon's impulsive brother Ninian brings unexpected romance and a marriage proposal. Seizing the chance to leave the Deacon home, Lulu marries Ninian and sets off to begin a new life. However, Ninan's past is discovered, destroying their relationship. Lulu reluctantly returns to the Deacon home, faced with the dreadful dilemma of telling the truth or lying to save the family's reputation.