BGSU Lively Arts Calendar, Aug. 26-Sept. 9, 2009
Aug. 26, 2009—“Loss and Desire,” an exhibition of paintings by BGSU senior Ross Roadruck of Cincinnati, continues through Sept. 6 in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union Art Gallery. Roadruck, an art education major, explored his theme this summer through a grant from the University’s Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sundays. Free.
Aug. 27—The Dorothy E. and DuWayne H. Hansen Musical Arts Series at BGSU presents “An Evening with Nancy Giles” at 8 p.m. in Kobacker Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center. Giles is a “CBS Sunday Morning” contributor, comedian and actress. Free.
Aug. 28—“UpScaled/DownSized,” an exhibition of drawings and paintings by 14 artists who portray big subjects in small formats, opens in the Willard Wankelman Gallery of the BGSU Fine Arts Center. None of the art in the exhibit—which continues through Oct. 4—is larger than one square foot. Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 6-9 p.m. Thursdays and 1-4 p.m. Sundays. Free.
Aug. 29-30—BGSU’s College of Musical Arts will host an Alexander Technique Workshop with Dr. James Brody from the University of Colorado-Boulder. A certified Alexander instructor, Brody will present lectures and master classes on the technique, which promotes healthy body use by alleviating excess tension and fatigue. All sessions are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Dr. Jacqueline Leclair at 419-372-2955.
Aug. 30—The BGSU Faculty Artist Series opens with a recital by Andrew Pelletier, horn, and Kevin Bylsma, piano, at 3 p.m. in the Great Gallery of the Toledo Museum of Art. The program will include “Sonata” for horn and piano by Paul Hindemith and the American premiere of “Nanga Vigil” for solo horn by Joseph Landers. Free.
Sept. 2—Bassoonist Nathaniel Zeisler will present a recital as part of BGSU’s Faculty Artist Series at 8 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center. Free.
Sept. 3—Poet Laural Adams and fiction writer Matt Bell, graduate students in BGSU’s Creative Writing Program, will read from their work at 7:30 p.m. in Prout Chapel on the Bowling Green campus. Free.
Sept. 5—A juried exhibition of high school artwork from northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan, “FOCUS” opens in the Dorothy Uber Bryan Gallery of the BGSU Fine Arts Center. Featuring 286 accepted entries from students at 26 schools, the exhibit continues through Oct. 4. Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 6-9 p.m. Thursdays and 1-4 p.m. Sundays. Free.
Sept. 8—BGSU’s “Tuesdays at the Gish” film series opens with “Bad Taste” by Peter Jackson at 7:30 p.m. in the Gish Film Theater in Hanna Hall. The 1987 film, Jackson’s first feature-length effort, follows a group of special government agents in their attempt to save the world from flesh-harvesting aliens. Free.
Sept. 9—“There Will Be Oil,” an exhibition of paintings by Seth Bordner, opens in BGSU’s Bowen-Thompson Student Union Art Gallery. Bordner is a graduate assistant in the political science department. The exhibition continues through Sept. 28. Hours are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sundays. Free.