Thursday, September 11, 2014

NSFW: A peek at the Kinsey's Mapplethorpe shows

Posted By on Thu, Sep 11, 2014 at 5:00 PM

Self Portrait, 1980. ©The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used by permission. Courtesy of The Kinsey Institute®.
  • Self Portrait, 1980. ©The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used by permission. Courtesy of The Kinsey Institute®.

From Oct. 10 to Nov. 22, IU's Grunwald Gallery, in partnership with the Kinsey Institute, will present 30 of Robert Mapplethorpe's "most memorable and most difficult" photographs alongside work by the artist's contemporaries and/or influences. That "memorable and difficult" quote comes from the president of the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation, which donated the 30 photos, taken between 1976 and 1985, to the Kinsey Institute in 2011. The collection includes well-known Mapplethorpe images such as "Embrace" and "Snakeman," as well as lesser-seen work, including "three heterosexual images," according to the Kinsey Institute's Catherine Johnson-Roehr. (Note that the self-portrait above is not included in the show, but the Kinsey offered it to us for promo purposes — and it's too striking not to include in this post, no?)

The show comes 25 years after Mapplethorpe became a household name during Senator Jesse Helms's assault on federal arts funding. Or, if you'd prefer, 24 years after the director of Cincinnati's Contemporary Arts Center was tried and acquitted on charges of promoting obscenity by exhibiting Mapplethorpe's work. 

Robert Mapplethorpe: Photographs from The Kinsey Institute Collection will run in conjunction with Beyond Mapplethorpe: Selections from The Kinsey Institute, featuring 20-plus photos by Tom Bianchi, George Platt Lynes, Len Prince, Bettina Rheims, Herb Ritts and Arthur Tress, among others.

Here are three more photos from the Mapplethorpe show, plus a few from the Beyond Mapplethorpe show. (Disclaimer: Some subjects aren't fully clothed.)

Embrace, 1982. ©The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used by permission. Courtesy of The Kinsey Institute®.
  • Embrace, 1982. ©The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used by permission. Courtesy of The Kinsey Institute®.

Frank Diaz, 1980. ©The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used by permission. Courtesy of The Kinsey Institute®.
  • Frank Diaz, 1980. ©The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used by permission. Courtesy of The Kinsey Institute®.

Snakeman, 1981. ©The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used by permission. Courtesy of The Kinsey Institute®.
  • Snakeman, 1981. ©The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used by permission. Courtesy of The Kinsey Institute®.

Len Prince, Untitled, n.d. © Len Prince 2014.
  • Len Prince, Untitled, n.d. © Len Prince 2014.

George Platt Lynes, Male nudes, 1955. © Estate of George Platt Lynes.
  • George Platt Lynes, Male nudes, 1955. © Estate of George Platt Lynes.

Arthur Tress, Boot Fantasy, NY, 1979. © Arthur Tress 2014.
  • Arthur Tress, Boot Fantasy, NY, 1979. © Arthur Tress 2014.

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Monday, September 8, 2014

Slideshow: Subsurface Graffiti Expo 2014

Posted By on Mon, Sep 8, 2014 at 4:15 PM

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Subsurface Graffiti Expo 2014

Crews from across the Midwest spent Sept. 5-7 in Fountain Square, creating 12 new aerosol murals around the neighborhood as part of the Subsurface Graffiti Expo.

By Mike Allee

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Graffiti writer Amuse126 drove down from Chicago last weekend to paint his name on a wall in Fountain Square. He was but one of the many artists in attendance for this year’s edition of the Subsurface Graffiti Expo.

Crews from across the Midwest have been traveling to Indianapolis annually to create colorful, new aerosol works, often painting over what they or someone else painted the year before. Several of the writers have been coming since the event’s early years, but coordinators keep their eyes peeled to bring in new names and new styles to beef up the roster.

Subsurface is traditionally held over Labor Day weekend, but this year, it was moved out a week for the first time to avoid conflicts with a similar program being held in St. Louis. Organizers are considering holding the event earlier in the year in 2015. According to coordinator 6Cents, “There are becoming too many events we either have to compete with or miss ourselves at the end of summer.“

Now in its 12th consecutive year, Subsurface operates off little to no funds. It exists and continues to draw talent only because artists find it a valuable opportunity to create new works and express themselves. In 2014, the focus was once again on the walls in the Fountain Square area, where the group appears to have found its new home.
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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Working big: A visit to Phil O'Malley's gargantuan studio

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Phil O'Malley's 40-foot-tall “Finding Your Way From Wander to Wonder" was unveiled Aug. 17 in the Clowes Hall front lobby.
  • Phil O'Malley's 40-foot-tall “Finding Your Way From Wander to Wonder" was unveiled Aug. 17 in the Clowes Hall front lobby.

Judging just by the number of paintings and paintbrushes in his behemoth, 6,600 square foot studio in the Enterprise Center (55 S. State St.), Phil O'Malley has a lot going on. 

Then again, would you really expect O’Malley to have smaller digs? His 40 foot high by 20 foot wide painting for Clowes Hall's front lobby was unveiled Aug. 17. And he's been working on a solo show at the Herron School of Art and Design’s Marsh Gallery, opening Aug. 29.

Before we step into O'Malley's workspace, let’s spend some time talking about the massive painting, “Finding Your Way From Wander to Wonder,” that O’Malley, with a little help from his friends and Clowes staff, installed in on the south wall of the front lobby. Its size is impressive, as well as some of the other statistics associated with it. The painting required 12 gallons of paint and 20 gallons of acrylic primer. It took 240 hours to paint the thing. All of the drawing, spraying, squirting, mopping and brushing took place on the Clowes Hall stage between shows.

Another 360 man-hours were spent constructing the frame and installing the painting, which weighs 200 pounds. Twelve people were required to transfer the painting into position on a custom frame before being installed in the Clowes lobby.

The payoff was worth it. "From Wander to Wonder" is a luminescent painting that, in its abstraction, nevertheless bears some resemblance to an underwater seascape.

The companion exhibition, "Moment of Conception?" at Herron's Marsh Gallery will include an exhibit on the making of this massive painting, with documentation including timeline sketches, drawings, and three videos. The exhibit will also feature other work from the “Deep Down" series of which the massive canvas at Clowes is a part. "Moment of Conception?" was co-curated by O'Malley and C. J. Martin, with help from artists Naylor Musko and Steve Smolinski.

Back to the Enterprise Center. As O’Malley guides me past tables on wheels that are loaded with paints and brushes and all manner of in-progress projects — “I know it looks like organized chaos, or kind of organized, but I kind of know where everything is,” he says — he talks about the unique challenges of using the four-story-high interior of Clowes as a showcase for his art.

“There’s only 20 feet from the wall where the painting is to the back wall," he says. "And there are also four different levels for vistas. So for someone to be able to see it, they have to see it from the sides and from the balconies ... And rather than [having the piece] just sit in the space, hanging there, being decorative, it had to really function in the space. And I think what was so exciting about that challenge was to analyze all of those things and, plus, bring a theme to it that everybody could relate to. Everybody knows of sometime in their life when they had to find the strength or the courage to do something, whether it’s monumental or just to make a change in their diet.”

Hence, the painting's title, “Finding your Way from Wander to Wonder." According to O'Malley, getting from one to the other requires getting through a lot of "muck."

We then make our way into the half of his studio that was once the Midwest distribution center for Half Price Books. He shows me a sculpture laying flat on a table that will soon hang in the Herron’s Marsh Gallery, “The 5 Year Plan; 56.9,” which the 56-year-old O’Malley calls a self-portrait. The main elements in the sculpture are plastic Venetian blinds, 140 of them, pulled from the trash.

“We took the tops off ... hung them up on tubes, and I made a spray booth and sprayed all of them with color," he says. "The piece will undulate in both directions," with blinds hanging about 12 feet off the ground.

The piece is a timeline, O'Malley says: The colors of the rods correspond to stages of his life, some happier than others, but none finding him more more creatively engaged than in the present moment.


"Finding Your Way From Wander to Wonder" can be seen free of charge at Clowes Hall from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday to Friday.

"The Moment of Conception?," featuring the work of Herron alumnus and Clowes artist-in-residence Phil O'Malley, runs Aug. 29 to Sept. 19 in the Marsh Gallery of Herron School of Art and Design.

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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Hotel Rwanda's Paul Rusesabagina to open Madame Walker 2014-15 season

Posted By on Thu, Aug 21, 2014 at 2:20 PM

Paul Rusesabagina
  • Paul Rusesabagina
Paul Rusesabagina, the Rwandan hotel manager who sheltered Hutu and Tutsi refugees during the Rwandan genocide, will open the Madame Walker Theatre Center's 2014-15 season with an Aug. 28 talk followed by a screening of Hotel Rwanda, the 2004 film based on his work.

The season, the first under the leadership of new CEO and President Kathleen Spears, is titled "Journey to Freedom," and is, to quote from a brochure, "anchored by the core elements of our mission: cultural education, youth empowerment, entrepreneurship, art, entertainment, and civic engagement."

Arts and entertainment season highlights include a Sept. 12 concert by saxophonist Maceo Parker as part of Indy Jazz Fest; Savion Glover's one-man show Maria's Voice on Oct. 10; and an April 18 Macy Gray concert during the Walker's annual Spirit Awards.

The Walker's cultural eduction programming includes a Jan. 19 visit by Sarah Collins Rudolph, "the fifth little girl" injured in the 1963 bombing by white supremacists of Birmingham's 16th Street Baptist Church that killed four African-American girls, including her sister. Rudolph's talk coincides with the opening of a traveling exhibit on the history of the Civil Rights Movement created by the National Civil Rights Museum and on display Jan. 19-Feb. 28.

The Walker's new Throwback Thursday film series will include a mix of fiction and documentary on the third Thursday of each month at 8 p.m. September and October will feature the first and second volumes of Che, Steven Soderbergh's four-plus hour portrait of Latin American revolutionary Che Guevara. 

Spears told NUVO in June that the Walker is getting back to its roots by hosting a film series: "When this building was built in 1927, it was a movie theater. And it was built because African-Americans would go to the Indiana Theatre up the street and be charged three or four times as much or not be admitted at all." 

Also launching in September is the First Friday art showcase Art on the Avenue, which will feature work by Julie Young, members of Outside the Box and Lilly Oncology on Canvas, among others. And the long-running Jazz on the Avenue, featuring local jazz on the Final Friday of the month, will keep on rolling through the fall, continuing Aug. 29 with a performance by Chubby Massey.

Head to the newly updated Walker site for more info on all events. Season tickets are available for $725 (or $950 for the VIP level), with half-season and entertainment-only packages available.

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Art vs. Art paint day, main event coming up

Posted By on Tue, Aug 19, 2014 at 3:35 PM


Primary Colours
has announced a few more details about one of its signature programs: Art vs. Art, which pits painting against painting in a battle to the death.

This year's schedule starts with Paint Day on Sept. 6, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Garfield Park Arts Center, followed by the Main Event Sept. 26, 9 p.m.-midnight at the Vogue.

On Paint Day, artists have four hours to create a piece using only materials supplied by Prizm: a canvas, brushes and acrylic paints. Artist registration is open to all at; the fee is $15 online and $20 at the door.

The first round of voting takes place online from Sept. 12 to 25, with the general public invited to pick their favorite three pieces. Top votegetters will make it to the Main Event, when audience voting will determine which painting will advance and which will be destroyed. The winner gets a cash prize of $4,000.

Have a gander at our coverage of a Paint Day in 2011 and the Main Event in 2012:
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Art vs. Art 2012 (Slideshow)

Local arts organization Primary Colourspresents the infamous art competition, Art vs. Art. Early in September, competitors gathered at The City Market for Paint Day where individuals were given art supplies and four hours to create their artistic contenders. After a round of online voting, finalists face head-to-head audience votes at the Main Event held Sept 28th at The Vogue. Losers face the "Wheel of Death"; some art will die.

By Stacy Kagiwada

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Heaps of innocent paintings were destroyed Friday night at The Vogue as part of Art vs. Art. One piece emerged victorious, narrowly avoiding the chainsaw and acid bath.

By Stacy Kagiwada

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Slideshow: Gen Con 2014

Posted By on Tue, Aug 19, 2014 at 11:00 AM

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Gen Con 2014

There is no telling how many dice were rolled, spells cast or cards played at this year’s Gen Con.

By Mike Allee

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Gamers from as far away as Australia and Tokyo make the trip to Indianapolis each year to field test the latest tabletop and RPG releases.

For some, it's come as you are. But for those who come to cosplay, the question of “what to wear” can get downright serious.

Pittsburgh's Sheila Henderson, who dressed as a character from a Japanese comic book, spent the entire summer crafting her outfit. Sheila hand-sewed every stitch, and also fabricated her elaborate space weapon.

She does, however, admit to buying the shocking pink wig online along with a pair of white go-go boots.

Sheila packed a different, handmade outfit to wear for each day of the four day event. Last year she wore four completely different looks and says that she is already sketching designs for next year.

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Friday, August 15, 2014

The latest in Bradbury Studies

Posted By on Fri, Aug 15, 2014 at 4:43 PM

Ray Eller with magazines featuring Bradbury stories from the Bradbury Center's collection.
  • Ray Eller with magazines featuring Bradbury stories from the Bradbury Center's collection.

The Indianapolis Public Library, in conjunction with the Center for Ray Bradbury Studies, is launching a new initiative — an annual Bradbury Lecture, the first of which will be held 6 p.m., Aug. 20 in the West Reading Room of the Central Library. And who better to give the first talk than Ray Eller, director of the aforementioned Center for Ray Bradbury Studies.

Eller will ask and answer two questions, according to a news release: "How did Ray Bradbury, a child of the Great Depression who never attended college, become one of the best-known American writers of his time? And why does this master storyteller of the 20th century remain a powerful cultural influence today?"

The lecture will take place during Bradbury's birthday week, and the Center plans to schedule annual lectures during the same week leading up to the centenary of Bradbury's birth in 2020. 

Eller worked on two Bradbury-related publications to be published in early September: Ray Bradbury Unbound, the second in a three-volume biography —and volume two in the Collected Stories of Ray Bradbury, a critical edition of Bradbury's work that started from his first published story. 

Also in Bradbury news: Tim Youd, a performance artist who has set a goal to retype 100 novels over five years, using a single piece of paper and the same make and model of typewriter used by the original author of the novel, will retype Fahrenheit 451 on a Royal KMM at the Center for Ray Bradbury Studies during Banned Books Week, Sept. 21-27. He'll then burn the finished piece at the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library as part of the library's annual Banned Books programming. More on this as it develops. 
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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Patrick Flaherty is new head of Indianapolis Art Center

Posted By on Thu, Aug 14, 2014 at 4:41 PM

Patrick Flaherty
  • Patrick Flaherty
The Indianapolis Art Center announced this afternoon that Patrick Flaherty will take over as president and executive director of the 80-year-old non-profit September 1. Flaherty was the Art Center's director of exhibitions and artist services, a job which included coordinating the Broad Ripple Art Fair. He takes over for Carter Wolf, who announced his retirement this April after five years in the post.

Here's Flaherty, from a news release: "“Through this whole process I keep thinking about how Kurt Vonnegut once said the Indianapolis Art Center was ‘welcoming to all’ and ‘boundlessly optimistic. That’s the spirit I want to take into this next phase of the Art Center – to continue to build on a track record of community building through the arts."

Flaherty also volunteers as vice president of Primary Colours. We spoke with him at length earlier this year when Primary Colours moved its Installation Nation event to the Indianapolis Art Center. And for even more background, here's a 2010 interview with Flaherty by David Hoppe that starts with the following exchange:

NUVO: Was there a single arts experience that made a decisive difference in your life?

Flaherty: I knew I was going to art school, but when I got there, I didn't know why. In my second year [at Ball State University] I took an introduction to printmaking class and this hasn't happened a whole lot in my life, but when I pulled my first print through the press, it made sense. Something felt right and I felt at home. I felt almost like maybe I had done it before.

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Parks and Rec game Cones of Dunshire to debut at Gen Con

Posted By on Tue, Aug 12, 2014 at 2:47 PM

What would an unemployed, hyper-meticulous geek come up with if he had a free week on his hands and a burning desire to blow people's minds? Why, Cones of Dunshire, a new game for “eight to 12 wizards, a maverick, an arbiter, a corporal and a Ledgerman” — “who just keeps score.” 

The geek in question is Ben Wyatt, the boy mayor turned accountant played by Adam Scott in the NBC series Parks and Recreation, who introduced his complicated strategy game to his wife, Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler), in a November 2013 episode.

A few more details from Ben: “Four cones wins, but in order to get a cone, you have to build a civilization, which is where the spirit cards come in.” And: “The thing about the challenge play is that it's basically the game in reverse.” And: “Are the cones a metaphor? Well, yes and no.

The prop for the scene was created by a genuine gaming company, Mayfair Games, publisher of the enormously successful Settlers of Catan, which Ben forces his friends to play at his bachelor party in an earlier episode.

Parks and Rec co-producer Dave King told Vulture they asked Mayfair to create a “kitchen sink-type” game that would have “elements of Dungeons and Dragons where there were dice, and Catan elements where there would be actual hexes and resources.”

And now Mayfair is translating that prop into a playable game, which will debut 7 p.m. Saturday on Georgia Street during Gen Con. Thirty-three players paid $100 each to participate (with proceeds headed to Gleaners Food Bank) in the outdoor version, to be played on a giant carpet rendition of the game board. Mayfair's Alex Yeager tells us more.

NUVO: How'd you decide on gameplay, rules, etc?

Alex Yeager: When the producers contacted us, the idea was simply to give them enough of a game that they could write jokes with the material provided. At the time, I don’t think that there was a plan to produce an actual game, and whatever cohesiveness there was to the content was almost an afterthought. As we’ve moved forward with our planning for this charity event, we’ve come to regret that a little bit!

NUVO: Are there still tickets available? Would it be fun for spectators to watch?

Yeager: The tickets for the event sold out in under six hours, but there is one more special opportunity. As fans of the show may be aware, there a special participant in the game: The Ledgerman, who doesn’t actually play, but keeps score and wears a spiffy hat. We are going to auction this game position off live at the event, and the auction winner will participate as the Ledgerman, take home the hat, and also receive a pass for next year’s Gen Con (we’ll even throw in a pass for the rest of this year’s show if the person who wins the auction isn’t attending Gen Con).

The game takes place out on Georgia Street, and we’ve tried to walk a line between something playable, and something still rooted in the crazed imagination of an unemployed geek. The game is being played on a giant carpet with oversized pieces, so players and spectators should have no trouble following the action! Anyone will be able to come down and watch (or bid on the Ledgerman). Registration for participants begins at 7 pm, with the Ledgerman auction at 7:30 pm and the game starting immediately thereafter.

NUVO: I'd guess that you have a good sense of humor (if you could say that of an entire company) to put together this kind of affectionate parody?

Yeager: A lot of our job involves taking games and finding a balance between their inherent geeky qualities, and the mass popularity that we hope our games will have. It was fun to simply let loose and ask, as game producers, show writers and actors, “If this game was created by a person with no sense of marketability, with no filter on the elements included, and no experience with game design, what would it look like?” The ultimate punchline for us, of course, is that now that game exists, and we hope that what the team at Mayfair has done is to be true to the spirit of The Architect (Ben Wyatt’s game design pseudonym), while still having a game that players will enjoy playing. We’ll find out Saturday night!

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Monday, August 11, 2014

Indianapolis Opera hires Stolen, sort of announces season

Posted By on Mon, Aug 11, 2014 at 10:55 AM

Steven Stolen
  • Steven Stolen
The Indianapolis Opera dropped a couple big pieces of news during its annual Lobsterfest fundraiser on August 8. 

1)  Former Indiana Repertory Theatre managing director Steven Stolen will partner with the Indianapolis Opera board on an "assessment and strategic planning effort" that will "help to gauge the level of support for opera in the Indianapolis community and to guide the company's future development," according to a news release. 

and 2) There will be a 2014-15 season, including the 40th Anniversary Opera Gala on November 15, a concert and a mainstage production. That's all we can tell you for now: "Additional season details will be announced in the near future," according to the news release.

The Indianapolis Opera hasn't presented a concert or opera since canceling the final production on its 2013-14 season, Albert Herring, citing "financial strain." The company canceled the final opera in its 2009-10 season under similar circumstances.

Stolen isn't joining the organization as a full-time staff member. The IBJ reports that "he’ll work as an independent contractor for 25-30 hours per week until the target Oct. 1 completion of the assessment." 

The company has been without an executive director since 2013, and its longtime artistic director James Caraher abruptly resigned in April. Caraher told Jay Harvey that he left after learning that plans were in place to hire new executive and artistic directors, with Stolen as a prime candidate.

Here's Stolen, from the news release: "I am thrilled to join the Indianapolis Opera to direct this effort over the coming months. As someone with strong personal ties to the art form, I believe there is a place for opera in Indianapolis, but also recognize that it can't be 'business as usual'. We are anxious to evolve the Opera to appeal to today's arts market."

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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Marian University's 2014-15 arts and culture calendar

Posted By on Wed, Aug 6, 2014 at 4:17 PM

Improvised Shakespeare Company
  • Improvised Shakespeare Company

Some of the stragglers for this arts season are starting to roll in, with Marian University's theater, music and speakers lineup being the latest to hit ye olde NUVO inboxe. The complete calendar is below, copied from the news release. Take note of a Sept. 26 visit by Chicago's Improvised Shakespeare Company, two student theater productions (Songs for a New World and Almost Maine) and a Dec. 7 talk by Senator Richard Lugar. All events are at the Marian University Theater unless otherwise noted.

Marian University Theatre Presents:

Improvised Shakespeare Company
September 26, 7:30 PM
$18/Adults $12/Students
Based on one audience suggestion (a title for a play that has yet to be written) The Improvised 
Shakespeare Co. creates a fully improvised Shakespearean masterpiece right before your very eyes! The Improvised Shakespeare Company, founded in 2005, has been performing its critically-acclaimed show to sold out audiences at the world famous iO  Theater in Chicago for over seven years. 

Indianapolis Men's Chorus
December 21-22, 8 PM
The Indianapolis Men’s Chorus returns to the Marian University Theatre for its festive holiday concert.

Department of Theatre Presents:

Songs for a New World November 21-22 7:00PM
A musical by Jason Robert Brown. “It’s about one moment. It’s about hitting the wall and having to make a choice – take a stand, or turn around and go back. The composer transports his audience from the deck of a 1492 Spanish sailing ship to a ledge 57 stories above Fifth Avenue to meet a startling array of  characters ranging from a young man who has determined that basketball is his ticket out of the ghetto to a woman, whose dream of marrying rich, nabs the man of her dreams and a soulless marriage. 

Almost Maine February 27-28 7:00PM
A romantic comedy by John Cariani. “On a cold, clear, moonless night in the middle of winter, all is not
quite what it seems in the remote, mythical town of Almost, Maine. As the northern lights hover in the
star-filled sky above, Almost's residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and
often hilarious ways."

Department of Music Presents:

Knight Fusion Singers Fall Concert October 20 7:00 PM
Marian University’s show choir will have you moving and grooving with a fun-filled evening of familiar

Sacred Choir Fall Concert November 24 7:30 PM
**Concert in the Bishop Chartrand Memorial Chapel
Selections of sacred music sung in our beautiful campus chapel in Marian Hall.

Hilaritas: A Christmas Festival Concert December 5-6 7:00 PM
Department of Music annual Christmas Concert featuring the Concert Band, Knight Fusion Singers,
Sacred Choir, and Chamber Singers.

Knight Fusion Singers: A Little KNIGHT Music April 10-11 7:00 PM
Marian University show choir’s spectacular spring concert.

Spring Band Concert April 18 2:00 PM
E. Andrew Steffen Sacred Choir Concert April 20 4:00 PM
**Concert in the Bishop Chartrand Memorial Chapel

Department of Music Spring Showcase April 25 7:00 PM

Visual Arts at Marian University:

Marian University Art Gallery is located in the Upper Lobby of the Marian University Theatre (on the second floor of Marian Hall).

Crystal Vicars-Pugh – Abstract Paintings August 25 – October 3
Opening reception on September 4 from 4:00-6:00 PM

Alumni Show October 11 – October 31
Opening reception on October 16 from 4:00-6:00 PM

Nancy Nichols-Pethick – Notes on a River November 10 – December 4
Opening reception on November 13 from 4:00-6:00 PM

Richard G. Lugar Franciscan Center for Global Studies Speaker Series

This year’s speaker series is still taking shape in order to provide the most timely topics and speakers

Pierre Atlas, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Political Science “9/11 + 13 Years: Middle East in Crisis”
September 11 7:00 PM **Evans Center Lecture Hall

Anita Klueg (’97) – Alumni Speaker “Building Bridges for the Marginalized in Mombasa”
November 5 7:00 PM MU Theatre

Pavol Demeš, transatlantic fellow at the German Marshall Fund in Bratislava and former Slovakian
November 17 7:00 PM **Evans Center Lecture Hall

Former Senator Richard Lugar “America and the World”
December 7 7:00 PM MU Theatre

The Marian Festival – El Festival Mariano
October 4 4:30-8:30 p.m.
4:30 p.m. Bishop Chartrand Memorial Chapel: A presentation from Father Martin from St.
5:00 p.m. Bishop Chartrand Memorial Chapel: Bilingual Mass celebrated by Father Martin.
5:30 p.m. Festival activities and food at the Marian University Amphitheater.
In commemoration of Latino awareness month (September 15-October 15), Marian University will hold
the inaugural The Marian Festival – El Festival Mariano on Saturday, October 4. The Marian Festival – El
Festival Mariano will also celebrate the university’s heritage as a Catholic university under the patronage
of Mary, the mother of God, who is honored as Holy Queen of the Rosary throughout October.

Theology-Philosophy Department Presents:

Archdeacon John Chryssavgis, "Relations between Eastern and Western Christianity Since Vatican II"
October 20 7:00 PM
Evans Center Lecture Hall 1
Archdeacon John Chryssavgis is environmental advisor to Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople.

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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Slideshow: 5x5 at the Harrison Center

Posted By on Tue, Aug 5, 2014 at 11:30 AM

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5x5: re:MIX at Harrison Center for the Arts

Kristopher Owens' Overwhelming Underpass, an idea to create a "community corps" to make underpasses more user-friendly, won $10,000 at an August 1 5x5 idea-pitching event held at Harrison Center for the Arts' historic sanctuary.

By Stacy Kagiwada

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