WAYNE – Wayne State College’s School of Arts & Humanities is having a busy month in February with several concerts, as well as art and speaking events.
The Black and Gold Performing Arts Series kicked off the month with hosting the Montana Repertory Theater’s production of “Barefoot in the Park,” but their activities won’t stop there. On February 16th, The Nordstrand Visual Arts Gallery in Conn Library will be featuring an Artist Talk and reception starting at 3:45 in Gardner Auditorium. This will also be the first exhibit to be in the new Nordstrand gallery, according to Dean of Arts & Humanities, Dr. Alan Bruflat.
“It’s a wonderful space – there’s a lot of light and it’s in a really great spot for the public and for the students, so we’re very, very excited to be opening that,” Bruflat said.
Area quintet, A Touch of Brass, will be performing “Opera: Overtures and Arias.” The performance will be in Ley Theatre at 2 p.m. on February 19th, and is free and open to the public.
Emmy Award winner Dick Cavett will be in Ramsey Theatre on February 20th for “A Conversation with Dick Cavett featuring Ron Hull,” in a co-production for the Black and Gold Series and John G. Neihardt Foundation. Cavett, best known for “The Dick Cavett Show” will be joined by fellow Nebraskan Dick Hull, who has also had a long television career. After the 6:30 p.m. event, Cavett will hold a book signing. Admission is $10 for the public and is free to WSC students, faculty and staff. Proceeds from the evening will go to the John G. Neihardt State Historic Site.
On February 25th, in Ramsey Theatre the Music Departments and its students will be holding I Heart Singing Day. Elementary students have been invited to the WSC campus for a special day.
“(It) has the goal of trying to infuse the love of music and just get students interested in music and singing and having some fun,” Bruflat said.
The day will conclude with a performance at 3 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and free for students 12 years-old and younger.
An Evening of Choirs, featuring the Madrigals and Concert Choir, as well as the Chorale, which features not only WSC students, but is also open to the public, will be held on February 27th. On February 28th, the department will cap off the month with the WSC Symphonic Band & Wind Ensemble performance. Both concerts will be held in Ramsey Theatre at 7:30 p.m.
Though February is a busy month for Arts & Humanities, it’s nothing the students and faculty can’t handle.
“This has been very intense with clinics and we just had Honor Choir and so forth, so it really requires an outstanding level of commitment and all the faculty in our department possess that,” Bruflat said.
For more information on these and other events, visit the Events Calendar page on waynedailynews.com.