Contact: Victoria Winkelman or Kami Duncan
SMU Meadows School of the Arts
(214) 768-3785 or (214) 768-2788

August 8, 2002

SEPTEMBER EVENTS AT SMU'S MEADOWS SCHOOL OF THE ARTS

Continuing: "Peter Ligon: The New York Drypoints"
What: Show of more than 20 drypoint etchings, most depicting New York cityscapes, by SMU alum and regional artist Peter Ligon. Instead of representing the chaotic energy often associated with New York, Ligon finds inspiration in the city's rich architecture and beautiful parks.
When: August 19-December 15; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri.; FREE
Where: Mildred Hawn Gallery in the Hamon Arts Library, 6101 Bishop Blvd. on SMU campus
Info: Call 214-768-2894.

Continuing: "Wonderland: Visionary Drawings by Chelo González Amezcua"
What: More than 30 rarely-seen color drawings by renowned "outsider artist" Chelo Gonzalez Amezcua (1903-1975), portraying images of dreams, myths, nature and beauty.
When: August 26-October 5; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon., Tues., Thurs. & Fri.; 1-5 p.m. Sat; FREE
Where: Pollock Gallery, Hughes-Trigg Student Center, 3140 Dyer on SMU campus
Info: Call 214-768-4439.

Meadows Museum “Artful Thursday Evening: Leyendo y Conversando (Reading and Conversation)”
What: The Meadows Museum is offering two new series this fall: a conversational Spanish discussion group, and a book club (in English) that will explore literary works connected to the museum’s renowned collection of Spanish art. The groups will meet back-to-back on one Thursday a month at the museum.
When: Spanish Discussion Group at 6 p.m.; Book Club at 7 p.m.
Dates:

  • Sept. 5 (Book: The Red Tent by Anita Diamant)
  • Oct. 17 (Book: The Ornament of the World by María Rosa Menocal)
  • Nov. 21 (Book: The Flanders Panel by Arturo Perez-Reverte)
  • Dec. 19 (Book: For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway)

Where: Meadows Museum, 5900 Bishop Blvd. on the SMU campus
Cost: $5 per discussion group meeting; $5 per book club meeting; $2.50 each for museum members
Info: Call 214-768-2516.

Faculty Organ Recital by Larry Palmer
Who: Larry Palmer, professor of harpsichord and organ, university organist and director of graduate studies in music at the Meadows School, assisted by Burr Cochran Phillips, assistant professor of voice, and Robert Guthrie, adjunct professor of guitar.
What: Program in remembrance of 9/11, including works by Paine (Variations on The Star Spangled Banner), Barber (Adagio for Strings), Bach, DeBlasio, Sowerby and Sargon.
When: September 9, 8 p.m., FREE
Where: Caruth Auditorium, 6101 Bishop Blvd. on the SMU campus
Info: Call 214-768-1951.

Meadows Museum “Artful Thursday Evening”
What: Public gallery tour at 6 p.m.; “Sketching in the Galleries” at 6:30 p.m. with area artist Kevin Obregon.
When: September 12, 6-8 p.m., FREE
Where: Meadows Museum, 5900 Bishop Blvd. on the SMU campus
Info: Call 214-768-2516.

Meadows Symphony Orchestra: The Art of Variation
What: The Meadows Symphony, which is comprised of gifted students from around the world
and includes international award winners and soloists, performs Brahms’ simple yet masterful Haydn Variations as well as Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite, one of the most evocative scores ever written for ballet. The concert also features the world premiere of a piece composed by conductor Paul Phillips in remembrance of September 11.
When: September 13 at 8 p.m. and September 15 at 3 p.m.
Where: Caruth Auditorium, 6101 Bishop Blvd. on the SMU campus
Cost: $12 adults, $9 seniors, $6 students/SMU faculty and staff
Info: Call 214-768-2787.

Meadows Museum Exhibition: Provisional Self: Sculpture and Drawings by James W. Sullivan
What: Exhibition of works from the past 12 years by James Sullivan, professor of sculpture and design and chair of the Division of Art at SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts. Included are more than 20 straw-and-plaster sculptures, ranging in size from a seven-foot-tall head to intimate figurative objects a few inches high, as well as ink-and-wash drawings and aquatints.
When: September 15-December 8, 2002
Where: Meadows Museum, 5900 Bishop Blvd. on the SMU campus
Cost: $5 adults, $3 seniors and children, free to museum members
Info: Call 214-768-2516.

Meadows Museum “Artful Thursday Evening”
What: Public gallery tour at 6 p.m.; “Understanding Art” lecture titled “Figures, Ciphers,
Absence” with Elizabeth Mead, guest curator of the museum’s special exhibition Provisional Self: Sculpture and Drawings by James W. Sullivan, at 7 p.m.
When: September 19, 6-8 p.m., FREE
Where: Meadows Museum, 5900 Bishop Blvd. on the SMU campus (Art lecture will be held in museum auditorium.)
Info: Call 214-768-2516.

Meadows Museum Gallery Talk: Provisional Proximity
Who: Elizabeth Mead, noted San Francisco-based sculptor, theater designer and teacher, and
guest curator of the museum’s special exhibition Provisional Self: Sculpture and Drawings by James W. Sullivan.
When: September 20, 12:15 p.m., FREE
Where: Meadows Museum, 5900 Bishop Blvd. on the SMU campus
Info: Call 214-768-2516.

Music in the Meadows: Emily Dickinson in Song
What: The “Music in the Meadows” concert series at the Meadows Museum offers faculty and student performances in an informal setting encouraging audience interaction. To open the 2002-2003 season, mezzo-soprano Virginia Dupuy, soprano Joan Heller and pianist Tara Emerson of the Meadows School faculty perform Ms. Dupuy’s highly acclaimed survey of songs by American composers set to the poetry of Emily Dickinson.
When: September 22, 3 p.m., FREE
Where: Meadows Museum, 5900 Bishop Blvd. on the SMU campus
Info: Call 214-768-2516.

Meadows Museum “Artful Thursday Evening”
What: Public gallery tour at 6 p.m.; “Sketching in the Galleries” at 6:30 p.m. with area artist Kevin Obregon.
When: September 26, 6-8 p.m., FREE
Where: Meadows Museum, 5900 Bishop Blvd. on the SMU campus
Info: Call 214-768-2516.

Meadows Wind Ensemble
What: Performance by the Meadows Wind Ensemble, composed of SMU’s finest wind, brass and percussion players, under the guidance of conductor Jack Delaney. The ensemble’s most recent CD, The Drums of Summer, won first prize in the 2001 international CD competition in Austria.
When: September 27, 8 p.m., FREE
Where: Caruth Auditorium, 6101 Bishop Blvd. on the SMU campus
Info: Call 214-768-1951.


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