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

September 13, 2002

OCTOBER EVENTS AT SMU’S MEADOWS SCHOOL OF THE ARTS

Continuing: Provisional Self: Sculpture and Drawings by James W. Sullivan at Meadows Museum

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 30 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: Through December 8, 2002
Where: Meadows Museum, 5900 Bishop Blvd. on the SMU campus
Cost: $5 adults, $3 seniors and children 3-12, free to museum members
Info: Call 214-768-2516.

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: Through 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.

Art History Lecture Series

What: A series of FREE lectures by prominent scholars, sponsored by the Division of Art History at the Meadows School of the Arts.
When: October 3, 6:30 p.m. – “Opera and Madness: Art and Insanity” by Alessandra Comini, SMU
October 18, 6-8 p.m., and October 19, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. – “Court and Monastery in Medieval Spain: A Symposium in Honor of Professor John Williams.”
Featuring 12 internationally known scholars in the art and history of medieval Spain, and held to honor the achievements of John Williams, a leading American specialist in medieval Spanish art.
October 24, 5 p.m. – “It’s So French: The Can-Can and Other Cinematic Myths of the Belle Epoque” by Vanessa Schwartz, University of Southern California
Where: Meadows Museum, 5900 Bishop Blvd. on the SMU campus
Info: Call 214-768-2698

Meadows Museum “Artful Thursday Evening: Leyendo y Conversando (Reading and Conversation)”

What: The Meadows Museum continues its monthly conversational Spanish discussion group and its book club (in English) exploring literary works connected to the museum’s renowned collection of Spanish art.
When: Spanish Discussion Group at 6 p.m.; Book Club at 7 p.m.
Dates: 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 person; $2.50 for museum members
Info: Call 214-768-2516.

Play: “Crimes of the Heart” by Beth Henley

What: Meet the Magrath sisters: the eldest is unmarried and lonely; the middle is an untamed, failed singer; and the youngest is out on bail after having shot her husband. Find out what awaits them in this Pulitzer Prize-winning black comedy as they attempt to understand their mother’s suicide.
When: October 2-6; 8 p.m. Wed.-Sat.; 2 p.m. Sat. & Sun.
Where: Greer Garson Theatre, 6101 Bishop Blvd. on the SMU campus
Cost: $12 adults, $9 seniors, $6 SMU students/faculty/staff
Info: Call 214-768-2787.

Meadows Museum “Artful Thursday Evenings”

What: Each Thursday, the Meadows Museum offers a public gallery tour at 6 p.m. and stays open til 8 p.m. On October 10 and 31, area artist Kevin Obregon will lead “Sketching in the Galleries” at 6:30 p.m.
When: October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 6-8 p.m., FREE
Where: Meadows Museum, 5900 Bishop Blvd. on the SMU campus
Info: Call 214-768-2516.

Meadows Jazz Orchestra

What: Performance by the Meadows Jazz Orchestra, which is dedicated to preserving the heritage of big band jazz while continuing to expand the genre.
When: October 4 at 8 p.m., FREE
Where: Bob Hope Theatre, 6101 Bishop Blvd. on the SMU campus
Info: Call 214-768-1951.

Brown Bag Dance Series

What: Presented twice a year by the students in SMU’s Division of Dance, the series features a lunchtime performance of 10-15 short ballet, modern and jazz works.
When: October 7-11; 12 p.m. Mon., Wed. and Fri; 12:30 p.m. Tues. and Thurs., FREE
Where: Lobby of the Owen Arts Center, 6101 Bishop Blvd. on the SMU campus
Info: Call 214-768-2718.

Meadows Symphony Orchestra: Masterpieces From Russia

What: Alessio Bax (SMU M.M. ’98), winner of the 2000 Leeds International Pianoforte Competition, will join the symphony as a soloist for one of the most beloved of all works for piano and orchestra, Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1. Mussorgsky’s great romantic masterpiece Pictures at an Exhibition will be the finale.
When: October 11 at 8 p.m. and October 13 at 3 p.m.
Where: Caruth Auditorium, 6101 Bishop Blvd. on the SMU campus
Cost: $12 adults, $9 seniors, $6 SMU students/faculty/staff
Info: Call 214-768-2787.

Faculty Guitar Recital by Robert Guthrie

Who: Robert Guthrie, adjunct professor of guitar at SMU, is an originally self-taught musician who won scholarships for worldwide study with such masters as Andres Segovia and Jesus Silva. He has given concerts in every state in the U.S. as well as in Europe and South America, and has been faculty guest artist at the Aspen Music Festival, the Boston Conservatory and Yale University. He also has recorded for NPR and PBS, which produced a documentary on his performing and teaching.
What: Program of Spanish and Latin American music featuring works by Torroba, Sor, Tamez and Merlin, and original compositions by Guthrie.
When: October 19, 8 p.m., FREE
Where: Caruth Auditorium, 6101 Bishop Blvd. on the SMU campus
Info: Call 214-768-1951.

Music in the Meadows: Piano Artistry at SMU

What: The “Music in the Meadows” concert series at the Meadows Museum offers faculty and student performances in an informal setting encouraging audience interaction.
When: October 20, 3 p.m., FREE
Where: Meadows Museum, 5900 Bishop Blvd. on the SMU campus
Info: Call 214-768-2516.

Meadows Choral Ensembles

What: The Meadows Chorale and Meadows Women’s Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Timothy Seelig, present “Things We Love,” a celebration of art, faith, freedom, music and love. Dancers and musicians from the Meadows School will join the performance.
When: October 20, 8 p.m., FREE
Where: Caruth Auditorium, 6101 Bishop Blvd. on the SMU campus
Info: Call 214-768-1951.

“Burgoyne Diller: The Late Drawings”

What: A selection of drawings created in the last years of his life by American abstract artist Burgoyne Diller (1906-1965), a pioneer of modernism and a leading figure in the avant-garde.
When: October 21-December 7; 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.

Play: “King Lear” by William Shakespeare

What: Widely regarded as Shakespeare’s crowning artistic achievement, King Lear centers on an aged monarch’s youngest daughter and her refusal to follow her sisters in professing their love for their father in order to receive his land. The play is a co-production with the Kitchen Dog Theater.
When: October 23-27; 8 p.m. Wed.-Sat.; 2 p.m. Sat. & Sun.
Where: Margo Jones Theatre, 6101 Bishop Blvd. on the SMU campus
Cost: $15 adults, $12 seniors, $9 SMU students/faculty/staff
Info: Call 214-768-2787.

Play: “Venus” by Suzan-Lori Parks

What: Winner of the 1996 Obie Award for Best New American Play, Venus focuses on the life of an African woman lured to England in the early 19th century with the promise of becoming a dancer and then caged and forced to perform as a cheap sideshow freak. Performance contains adult situations and strong language.
When: October 30-November 3; 8 p.m. Wed.-Sat.; 2 p.m. Sat. & Sun.
Where: Greer Garson Theatre, 6101 Bishop Blvd. on the SMU campus
Cost: $12 adults, $9 seniors, $6 SMU students/faculty/staff
Info: Call 214-768-2787.


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