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

March 10, 2003

APRIL/MAY 2003 EVENTS AT SMU’S MEADOWS SCHOOL OF THE ARTS

Continuing through April 20: "In the Meadows: Recent Sculpture, Drawings and Prints of James Surls at the Meadows Museum"
What: "In the Meadows" showcases more than 60 works executed within the past several years by James Surls, an internationally renowned Texas artist best known for his dramatic large-scale sculptures of wood and steel.
When: Through April 20. Museum hours are 10-5 Mon., Tues., Fri. and Sat.; 10-8 Thurs.; and 1-5 Sun. The museum is closed Wednesdays and holidays.
Where: Meadows Museum, 5900 Bishop Blvd. on the SMU campus.
Cost: $5 for adults, $3 for seniors 60 and older and children 3-12; free for museum members.
Info: Call 214.768.2516.

Meadows Museum "Artful Thursday Evening"
What: Public gallery tour at 6 p.m.; "Sketching in the Galleries" with artist Missy Desmond at 6:30 p.m.
When: April 3, 6-8 p.m., FREE
Where: Meadows Museum, 5900 Bishop Blvd. on the SMU campus
Info: Call 214.768.2516.

Meadows Museum Gallery Talk: "James Surls in Context"
What: Public gallery talk titled "James Surls in Context" by Dr. Edmund Pillsbury, CEO of Pillsbury & Peters Fine Art in Dallas, in conjunction with the museum's special exhibition "In the Meadows: Recent Sculpture, Drawings and Prints of James Surls." Dr. Pillsbury, former director of the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, will examine Surls' work in a historical and artistic context, highlighting the artist's contributions to the genre of modern sculpture.
When: April 4, 12:15 p.m.
Where: Meadows Museum, 5900 Bishop Blvd. on the SMU campus
Cost: Exhibition admission is $5 for adults, $3 for seniors and children, free for museum members.
Info: Call 214.768.2516.

Meadows Wind Ensemble Concert
What: The Wind Ensemble presents its final concert of the season before heading to England for an invitational tour. The program will feature Bharat Chandra on clarinet, SMU assistant professor and pianist Carol Leone and guest composers Stephen Jones and Frank Ticheli. Also featured will be a special performance by the Meadows Dance Ensemble, choreographed by Nathan Montoya, SMU associate professor of dance.
When: April 4, 8 p.m., FREE
Where: Caruth Auditorium in the Owen Arts Center, 6101 Bishop Blvd. on the SMU campus
Info: Call 214.768.1951.

Meadows Museum "Family Day"
What: The Museum celebrates its current exhibition, "In the Meadows: Recent Sculpture, Drawings and Prints of James Surls," with a family event including live entertainment, storytelling, art activities and more. It will also include a special dance performance, choreographed by Artist-in-Residence Max Stone and inspired by the sculptures of James Surls, in front of Surls' 30-foot-tall sculptures outdoors on the museum plaza.
When: April 6, 1-4 p.m.
Where: Meadows Museum, 5900 Bishop Blvd. on the SMU campus
Cost: Activities are free; exhibition admission is $5 for adults, $3 for seniors and children; free for museum members.
Info: Call 214.768.2516.

Concert: "An Evening with Simon Sargon"
What: Friends and colleagues of Simon Sargon, renowned composer and SMU professor, will present a concert of his original compositions, including five world premieres, in honor of his 65th birthday.
When: April 6, 7:30 p.m., FREE
Where: Caruth Auditorium in the Owen Arts Center, 6101 Bishop Blvd. on the SMU campus
Info: Call 214.768.1951.

Photo Exhibition: "First Families: Photographs by Harry Benson From Eisenhower to George W. Bush
Who: For the last 50 years, award-winning photographer Harry Benson's intimate photos of presidents and their families have appeared in the pages of Life, Vanity Fair, People and The New Yorker. http://www.harrybenson.com/
What: 50 B&W and color photographs of American presidents and their families, including images from the new book, The President & Mrs. Reagan: An American Love Story (Harry N. Abrams; May 2003), which chronicles the Reagans from their days in the California governor's office to recent times. Exhibit to tour nationally.
When: April 7 -- May 23, FREE. Hours: 9 a.m. -- 5 p.m. Mon. -- Fri.
Where: Department of Corporate Communications and Public Affairs, Umphrey Lee Center, 3300 Dyer St. on the SMU campus.
Info: Call 214.768.7650 or 214.768.4359.

Play: "New Visions, New Voices"
What: Produced each spring, Meadows' annual playwriting festival features original full-length plays written and directed by seniors in theatre studies. Innovative, powerful and stimulating, these plays offer an opportunity to view original work by young writers who will be tomorrow's cutting-edge dramatists.
When: April 9-13; 8 p.m. Wed.-Sat.; 2 p.m. Sat & Sun.
Where: Margo Jones Theatre in the Owen Arts Center, 6101 Bishop Blvd. on the SMU campus
Cost: $12 adults, $9 seniors, $6 students/SMU faculty & staff
Info: Call 214.768.2787.

Meadows Museum "Artful Thursday Evening"
What: Public gallery tour at 6 p.m.; "Points of View" lecture titled "Spanish Polychrome Sculpture in the Meadows Collection by local art historian and college instructor Alice Sklar at 7 p.m.
When: April 10, 6-8 p.m.
Where: Meadows Museum, 5900 Bishop Blvd. on the SMU campus
Cost: Lecture is free for museum members, $5 for non-members.
Info: Call 214.768.RSVP.

Music Therapy Event: "Moments Musicaux: Glimpses of Music Therapy"
What: Live music, photographs and multimedia information about music therapy highlight this event featuring SMU music therapy students and their work with children and adults who have special needs. The event includes songwriting, improvisation and a live drum circle.
When: April 10, 7:00 p.m., FREE
Where: O'Donnell Hall in the Owen Arts Center, 6101 Bishop Blvd. on the SMU campus
Info: Call 214.768.2712.

Meadows Choral Ensembles
What: The spring choral concert will feature a variety of works focusing on the themes of light and peace. The program will include Ralph Vaughan Williams' "Dona Nobis Pacem"; excerpts from "Godspell" and Morten Lauridsen's "Lux Aeterna"; and ballads including "When I Am Silent," based on the Holocaust, and "Prayer of the Children, for the orphans of Kosovo.
When: April 11, 8 p.m., FREE
Where: Caruth Auditorium in the Owen Arts Center, 6101 Bishop Blvd. on the SMU campus
Info: Call 214.768.1951.

Music in the Meadows: "Chamber Music Showcase"
What: Outstanding string quartets and piano trios and quartets from the Meadows School will perform music from the Romantic period.
When: April 13, 3 p.m., FREE
Where: Meadows Museum, 5900 Bishop Blvd. on the SMU campus
Info: Call 214.768.2516.

Vocal Jazz Ensemble
What: A four-member student ensemble from the Meadows School Division of Music presents "The Music of Duke Ellington."
When: April 15, 8 p.m., FREE
Where: Caruth Auditorium in the Owen Arts Center, 6101 Bishop Blvd. on the SMU campus
Info: Call 214.768.1951.

Art History Lecture: "Negotiating American Identity After the Civil War"
What: Randall Griffin, associate professor of art history at SMU, presents a lecture focusing on Winslow Homer's painting "The Veteran in a New Field (1865). Following the Civil War, the theme of veterans returning home became common in popular imagery, poetry and fiction; Homer's painting typifies that discourse and articulates a widespread longing for closure to the war.
When: April 17, 5 p.m., FREE
Where: Meadows Museum, 5900 Bishop Blvd. on the SMU campus
Info: Call 214.768.2698.

Play: SMASH! by Jeffrey Hatcher
What: SMASH! is Jeffrey Hatcher's adaptation of George Bernard Shaw's first and only novel, "An Unsocial Socialist, and charmingly blends Shavian wit and intelligence with Hatcher's contemporary comic sensibilities. Set in 1910, the story revolves around a wealthy anarchist bent on radically changing society; he decides to establish a girls' school as his center of operations, only to learn that no political ideology can match the power of romance and sex. The play is directed by Greg Leaming, former artistic director of the Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven, CT, and new head of directing at the Meadows School of the Arts.
When: April 23 -- 27; 8 p.m. Wed.-Sat.; 2 p.m. Sat. & Sun.
Where: Bob Hope Theatre in the Owen Arts Center, 6101 Bishop Blvd. on the SMU campus
Cost: $12 adults, $9 seniors, $6 students/SMU faculty & staff
Info: Call 214.768.2787.

Meadows Museum "Artful Thursday Evening: Leyendo y Conversando (Reading and Conversation)"
What: The Meadows Museum offers a monthly conversational Spanish discussion group and a book club (in English) that explores literary works connected to the museum's renowned collection of Spanish art.
When: April 24; 6 p.m. -- Spanish Discussion Group; 7 p.m. -- Book Club: " I, Juan de Pareja" by Elizabeth Borton De Trevino
Cost: $5 per person for one or both sessions/ $2.50 for museum members
Info: Call 214.768.2516.

Meadows Jazz Orchestra
What: An evening of big band favorites.
When: April 24, 8 p.m., FREE
Where: Caruth Auditorium in the Owen Arts Center, 6101 Bishop Blvd. on the SMU campus
Info: Call 214.768.1951.

Meadows Symphony Orchestra: "Rising Stars"
What: The concert will feature the winners of the Meadows School's annual concerto competition and the Spanish melodies and rhythms of de Falla's "Three Dances" from the ballet "The Three-Cornered Hat."
When: April 25 at 8 p.m. and April 27 at 3 p.m.
Where: Caruth Auditorium in the Owen Arts Center, 6101 Bishop Blvd. on the SMU campus
Cost: $12 adults, $9 seniors, $6 students/SMU faculty & staff
Info: Call 214.768.2787.

Meadows Opera Theatre
What: Voice students from the Meadows School will present scenes from a dozen popular operas, including "Don Giovanni," "Carmen" and "A Midsummer Night's Dream." The performers will sing in Italian, French and English.
When: April 28 & 29, 8 p.m., FREE
Where: Greer Garson Theatre in the Owen Arts Center, 6101 Bishop Blvd. on the SMU campus
Info: Call 214.768.1951.

MAY

Meadows Museum "Artful Thursday Evening"
What: Public gallery tour at 6 p.m.; "Sketching in the Galleries" with artist Missy Desmond at 6:30 p.m.
When: May 1, 6-8 p.m., FREE
Where: Meadows Museum, 5900 Bishop Blvd. on the SMU campus
Info: Call 214.768.2516.

Meadows Museum Exhibit Opening: "Francisco Toledo: Fantastic Zoology"
What: This exhibit features 47 watercolors created primarily in 1983 by Mexican artist Francisco Toledo as illustrations for the "Handbook of Fantastic Zoology" by Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges. "In his masterful way, and solely by means of literature, Borges offers a panorama of the universal archetypes of nightmares, imagination and excitement," writes Carlos Monsivais in his introduction to the "Handbook. In his watercolors, Toledo shapes visually things that Borges had left to our collective imagination. The exhibit was organized by the government of Mexico and comes to the Meadows Museum at the close of a very successful tour in Europe and Puerto Rico.
When: The exhibition opens May 4 and continues through June 15, 2003. Museum hours are 10-5 Mon., Tues., Fri. and Sat.; 10-8 Thurs.; and 1-5 Sun. The museum is closed Wednesdays and holidays.
Where: Meadows Museum, 5900 Bishop Blvd. on the SMU campus
Cost: Free.
Info: Call 214.768.2516.

Meadows Museum "Artful Thursday Evening: Leyendo y Conversando (Reading and Conversation)
What: The Meadows Museum offers a monthly conversational Spanish discussion group and a book club (in English) that explores literary works connected to the museum's renowned collection of Spanish art.
When: May 8; 6 p.m. -- Spanish Discussion Group; 7 p.m. -- Book Club: "Collected Fictions" by Jorge Luis Borges
Cost: $5 per person for one or both sessions/ $2.50 for museum members
Info: Call 214.768.2516.

Meadows Museum Gallery Talk: "Francisco Toledo: Fantastic Zoology"
What: Dallas-based artist and teacher Sara Ellis Cardona will give a talk on the museum's temporary special exhibition, "Francisco Toledo: Fantastic Zoology."
When: May 23, 12:15 p.m.
Where: Meadows Museum, 5900 Bishop Blvd. on the SMU campus
Cost: Exhibition admission is $5 for adults, $3 for seniors and children, free for museum members.
Info: Call 214.768.2516.

 


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