Integrations Curriculum

ARTE-Approved Events

Spring 2023

Maker
January 20, 5:00 to 7:00pm in Art Center (SJU)
Artist Erik Benson will be discussing his newest art exhibition Maker. The art reception will run from 5-7 PM on January 20th. With Erik's talk starting at 6PM.

Erik is an acrylic collage artist who is based out of Minneapolis. His work deals with themes of fatherhood, the Covid pandemic, political unrest and living in the twin cities.

more information

Maker will be on display January 17th - March 17th.

Versa-Style Dance Company
February 4
7:30pm in the Escher Auditorium, BAC (CSB)

Full of energy, inspiration and improvisation, Versa-Style celebrates the essence and power of hip-hop – showcasing popping, locking, boogaloo, house and Afro-Latin styles such as salsa, merengue, and cumbia. This performance features their newest work, FREE-Mind FREE-Style, exploring the limitless possibilities of improvisational street dance. Each infectious performance is love, positivity and knowledge shared through the medium of hip-hop dance. For over 15 years, Versa-Style has served as cultural ambassadors, traveling, teaching and spreading their love of hip-hop culture in places such as Israel, India, France, Italy and Columbia.

$8 cost to attend - more information

academic guide for this event

Corey Antis
S. Dennis Artist in Residence 
February 8 
7:00-8:30pm Art Center Auditorium (SJU)

Corey Antis is an artist whose current studio practice investigates how images and representations maintain, emphasize, or subvert different aspects of their readability. More details about this event.

Pastiche
February 10, 7:30 p.m., SBH (SJU)

Wind Ensemble MMEA Campus Preview Performance
February 13, 7:30 p.m., Escher Auditorium (CSB)

The Wind Ensemble (made of woodwinds, brass, percussion/aux. percussion), will perform works by various composers and musical styles. During the performance, audience members will be able to learn about each piece (composer, history, genre, musical styles, time period) as they are introduced by the ensemble director, creating a starting point to begin their musical journey as they listen, enhancing their overall experience.  This performance serves as a preview concert for our community to enjoy as the CSB and SJU Wind Ensemble were selected to perform at this years MN Music Educators Convention, February 17.

Open to the public.

Lost Illusions (part of the Tournees Film Festival)
(Xavier Giannoli, 2021), in collaboration with the French Club
February 14 
6:30pm Alcuin 170 (SJU)

All films are free of charge and will be subtitled in English. Each film will be introduced by a guest speaker from our community and after the screening, there will be an opportunity for moderated discussion. Refreshments provided.

Cirque Mechanics: Zephyr
February 18
7:30pm in the Escher Auditorium, BAC (CSB)

Celebrate the power of the wind with this breathtaking cirque performance. With their thoughtfully engineered blend of artful storytelling, high-level acrobatics and fanciful contraptions, Cirque Mechanics defies categorization. In Zephyr, they celebrate the wind power we’ve harnessed for thousands of years and the machines we’ve used to do it. A giant windmill mounted on a turntable harnesses the power and energy of people rather than the wind as performers fly, balance, float on air and defy gravity in this exhilarating whirlwind circus performance. This is high-flying, eye-popping, heart-stopping amazement geared to blow away audiences of all ages. Their last visit here sold out quickly – so be sure to buy early!

$8 cost to attend - more details

Small Mouth Sounds
February 22, 23 and 24
7:30pm in the Colman Theatre, BAC (CSB)

The Theatre department presents Bess Wohl's play Small Mouth Sounds, a play about six runaways from city life who embark on a silent retreat. As these strangers confront internal demons both profound and absurd, their vows of silence collide with the achingly human need to connect. Filled with awkward humor, this strange and compassionate new play asks how we address life’s biggest questions when words fail us.

After the performance the director and actors will engage in a discussion with the audience about the themes the play touches on, the student experience of being in the play and the audience experience of attending a live event.

$5 cost per person - more details

Voctave: The Corner of Broadway & Main Street
February 24
7:30pm in the Escher Auditorium, BAC (CSB)

Enjoy a night of Broadway show tunes and Disney showstoppers! When a cappella comes together in the best way, it’s something visceral. That’s the magic of central Florida’s Voctave – 11 powerhouse singers with backgrounds in gospel, contemporary Christian, barbershop, pop and choral. Widely recognized for high-energy performances and impressive arrangements, Voctave weaves tight vocal tapestries that wrap around an audience. Their videos have gathered an eye-popping 150 million views on social media. This is feel-good music you can truly feel.

$8 cost to attend - more details

Lingui, the Sacred Bonds (part of the Tournees Film Festival)
(Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, 2021), in collaboration with the Center for Global Education

February 24 
6:30pm in Gorecki 204 (CSB)

All films are free of charge and will be subtitled in English. Each film will be introduced by a guest speaker from our community and after the screening, there will be an opportunity for moderated discussion. Refreshments provided.

Jazz Ensemble and Combo
Tuesday, February 28, time - tbd, Fireside Lounge - Gorecki Dining Center (CSB)

Members of the Jazz Ensemble and Combo (made of woodwinds, brass, percussion/rhythm section) will perform a variety of music showcasing different musical stylings of Jazz Music by various composers. Throughout the performance, the director of the ensemble will announce each piece informing the audience of the title, composer and history (genre, musical styles, time period, etc.), creating a starting point to begin their musical journey as they listen, enhancing their over all experience.

Open to the public.

Happening (part of the Tournees Film Festival)
(Audrey Diwan, 2021), in collaboration with Gender Studies
March 1 
6:30pm Alcuin 170 (SJU)

All films are free of charge and will be subtitled in English. Each film will be introduced by a guest speaker from our community and after the screening, there will be an opportunity for moderated discussion. Refreshments provided.

Corey Antis- Open Studio Art Tour
March 1
7:00-8:30pm in ARR/TAR galleries Art Center (SJU)

Come meet and see the work of Corey Antis, this years Sister Dennis Artist in Residency.

Symphonic Band and Orchestra
Wednesday, March 1, 7:30 p.m., Escher Auditorium (CSB)

This performance will feature two ensembles (one made of wind instruments and percussion, and the other made of stringed instruments). Throughout the performance, the audience will hear a variety of musical styles written by various composers. Works performed will be introduced throughout, providing history and context of the piece, giving a starting point to the audiences musical journey.

Open to the public.

The Monopoly of Violence (part of the Tournees Film Festival)
(David Dufresne, 2020), in collaboration with Peace Studies
March 14 
6:30pm in Gorecki 204 (CSB)

All films are free of charge and will be subtitled in English. Each film will be introduced by a guest speaker from our community and after the screening, there will be an opportunity for moderated discussion. Refreshments provided.

Literature to Life presents: The Latehomecomer
March 16
7:30pm in the Gorecki Family Theater, BAC (CSB)

The impossible happens every day in the life of the refugee. Minnesota writer Kao Kalia Yang captured that experience in her gripping memoir. Now accomplished Hmong actress and traditional Flower Singer Gaosong Heu brings it to life in this moving stage production. Told with the immediacy of the author as a young girl, born in the Ban Vinai Refugee Camp in Thailand, the story follows her journey to a new land and a new life. For the author, for her parents and for her grandmother, the story explores themes of home, family, opportunity, acceptance and obligation

$8 cost of attendance - more details 

Tour Home Concert - Men's Chorus
Date and time tbd. Great Hall (SJU)

The Men’s Chorus conclude their spring tour with a home concert for our CSB/SJU community in the Great Hall at SJU. This performance will feature works by various composers and musical styles. During the performance, audience members will be able to learn about the piece as they are introduced, giving a starting point to their musical journey, enhancing their overall experience at the Welcome Home Concert.

Open to the public.

Women's Choir
Sunday, March 19, 2:00 p.m., Sacred Heart Chapel (CSB)

This performance will present works from various composers sung by the Women’s Choir. Works performed will present audience members with a holistic/community experience as they learn about the history, genre, and musical stylings of the piece and apply that to their overall listening experience.

Open to the public.

Viewing Manuscripts and the Saint John's Bible
March 21
9:30am in the Hill Manuscript Museum & Library (SJU)

ART 230 (Neolithic-Gothic) course will be viewing medieval manuscripts at HMML. Curator Matt Heinztelman will show half the class copies of medieval manuscripts from the collection, while Curator Tim Ternes shows the other half of the class the St John's Bible gallery. Each group will have 40-minute interactive presentations from Matt and Tim. Students will learn the process of how medieval manuscripts were made, view their painted decorations, and learn about the changes of style over time.

Mr. Klein (part of the Tournees Film Festival)
(Joseph Losey, 1976), in collaboration with German Studies (Languages and Cultures)
March 22 
6:30pm in the Little Theatre (Q346, SJU)

All films are free of charge and will be subtitled in English. Each film will be introduced by a guest speaker from our community and after the screening, there will be an opportunity for moderated discussion. Refreshments provided.

Greg Zelek, Organ & Ansel Norris, Trumpet
Friday, March 24, 8:00 p.m., Abbey & University Church

One Man Avengers
March 25
7:30pm in the Stephen B Humphrey Theater (SJU)

Charlie Ross has a most-unusual superpower, and he’s about to take you along for a thrill ride. With frenetic energy and power-packed parody, Ross has created a spot-on send up of a whole universe of favorite films … and loaded it into a hilarious solo show. It’s “Nerd heaven,” said the Chicago Tribune, and fortified with “nuclear levels of energy,” according to Variety. Imagine getting a blow-by-blow recap of a really fun movie from your best friend. Now scrap that and imagine your best friend is truly hilarious and can channel dozens of characters at once. You won’t believe what you’re about to see!

$8 cost of attendance - more details

Tour Home Concert - Chamber Choir
Sunday, March 26, 7:30 p.m., Great Hall (SJU)

The Chamber Choir conclude their spring tour with a home concert for our CSB/SJU community on Sunday, March 26. This performance will feature works by various composers and musical styles. During the performance, audience members will be able to learn about the piece as they are introduced, giving a starting point to their musical journey, enhancing their overall experience at the Welcome Home Concert.

Open to the public.

Josep (part of the Tournees Film Festival)
(Aurel, 2020), in collaboration with Hispanic Studies
March 30 
6:30pm in the Multicultural Center (CSB)

All films are free of charge and will be subtitled in English. Each film will be introduced by a guest speaker from our community and after the screening, there will be an opportunity for moderated discussion. Refreshments provided.

Muliebris: Femme Feminine Femininity Reception
March 30
5:00pm in the Gorecki Gallery, BAC (CSB)

Muliebris: Femme Feminine Femininity, is a juried art exhibition hosted by Fine Arts Programing in collaboration with the Color Network. The Color Network's mission is to aid in the advancement of people of color in the ceramic arts. Assisting artists to develop networks and create dialogue while maintaining a place for a database, resources and mentorship. The Color Network fosters a community of artists of all professional and skill levels, that help each other grow.

The exhibition will consist of ten ceramic artists from across the country. Juried by, Jess Cheng, Cassandra Scanlon and Akiko Jackson.

Free - more details 

Senior Exhibition Opening Reception
April 1
1:00pm in Art Center - Alice R Rogers and Target Galleries (SJU)

Join Senior Art Majors in their exhibition displaying all their hard work!

Free

Faculty Recital
Featuring Anna Ward, Soprano, guest artist Marcus Jordan, and Amy Grinsteiner, Piano
April 2 (time TBA)
Emmaus Chapel, SJU

"This event will feature music and words composed by Black and Brown composers. We will consider the past, present, and future of Blackness in vocal music. The music will span from classical to gospel to musical theatre. Join us in conversation about decolonizing the recital space, stylistic attributes of featured composers, the performance of spirituals, and evolving images of Black men and women in the arts."

George Hinchliffe’s The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain
April 14
7:30pm in Escher Auditorium, BAC (CSB)

And they do it all with just four strings. The often-imitated-never-duplicated Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain may have twice sold out at Carnegie Hall in New York, twice at The Royal Albert Hall in London and also at Sydney Opera House in Australia, but they’ve never abandoned their signature wit and lifelong passion for their plucky little instruments. The set list has been described as a “shopping trolley dash through genres,” and the result is a show that guarantees something for everyone. Brace yourself for the unexpected and prepare for smiles as familiar tunes pop up in surprising contexts.

Don’t forget your ukulele! There will be a string & sing along during the show – watch the website for downloadable music so you can practice at home.

$8 cost to attend - more information

GODSPELL - A Musical
April 14, 15, 20, 21, 22 at 7:30pm
April 16 at 2:00pm

A 1970's ensemble musical based on the parables in the Book of Matthew, complete with hippies and multiple gender-bending Jesus. Anyone can be a teller of great lessons or a signer about timeless morality; does everyone have the courage to be one?

$10 fee - more details

All-College Choir
Date and time tbd. Great Hall (SJU)

This performance will present works from various composers sung by the All-College Choir. Works performed will present audience members with a holistic/community experience as they learn about the history, genre, and musical stylings of the piece and apply that to their overall listening experience.

Open to the public.

Woodwind, Brass, String Chamber Ensembles and Percussion Ensemble
Monday, April 24, 7:30 p.m., Escher Auditorium 

The CSB and SJU Brass Choir, Trombone Choir, Saxophone Quartet, Horn Ensemble, and Tuba/Euphonium Quartet, Percussion Ensemble, Viola da Gamba, and String Quartet will perform a concert of music written for chamber ensembles. Works to be performed span numerous musical styles and time periods.

Open to the public.

Masterworks Concert
featuring Chamber Choir, Men's Chorus, Women's Choir

Friday, April 28, 7:30 p.m.,  Great Hall (SJU)

Open to the public.

Orchestra 
Sunday, April 30, 2:00 p.m., Escher Auditorium

Members of the Orchestra (made of violin, viola, cello, and double bass), will perform a variety of music, showcasing a variety eras, composers, and techniques. Throughout the performance, the director of the ensemble will announce each piece proving the audience with the necessary information to create a starting point to begin their musical journey as they listen and enhance their overall experience.

Open to the public.

Jazz Ensemble and Combo
Tuesday, May 2, time tbd, Brother Willies Pub (SJU)

Members of the Jazz Ensemble and Combo (made of woodwinds, brass, percussion/rhythm section) will perform a variety of music showcasing different musical stylings of Jazz Music by various composers. Throughout the performance, the director of the ensemble will announce each piece informing the audience of the title, composer and history (genre, musical styles, time period, etc.), creating a starting point to begin their musical journey as they listen, enhancing their over all experience.

Open to the public.

Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band
Wednesday, May 3, 7:30 p.m., Escher Auditorium

The Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band (made of woodwinds, brass, percussion/aux. percussion), will perform works by various composers and musical styles. During the performance, audience members will be able to learn about each piece (composer, history, genre, musical styles, time period) as they are introduced by the ensemble director, creating a starting point to begin their musical journey as they listen, enhancing their overall experience. 

Open to the public.

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