Arts Preview -- Winter '03
College of the Arts
The College of the Arts is dancing, painting and acting up a storm, as usual, this winter. For details about the many events, lectures and performances, visit www.arts.ohio-state.edu/ or check the "Calendar" section of onCampus throughout the year.
The Department of Dance will present its first winter performance from 6-8 p.m. Jan. 9-10 in Sullivant Hall. Kareen Balsam's Graduate Dance Performance is an installation show that consists of a 10-minute looping video.
A Senior/Honors Dance Performance will take place at 8 p.m. Jan. 16-18 in Sullivant Theatre and a Winter Dance Performance will be held at 8 p.m. Feb. 6-8. Jessica Lindberg, Vanessa Justice, Jeannine Potter and Anne Burnidge will be featured in a Graduate Dance Performance at 8 p.m. Feb. 20-22.
Tickets for most dance performances are available at the door. For more information, call 292-7088.
All Department of Art exhibitions are free and are held in the Hopkins Hall Gallery and Corridor. Receptions for all exhibits, unless otherwise noted, are held from 5-7 p.m. the first day of the show. Call 292-5072 for more information.
Photography, painting and drawing will be on display for the Visiting Artists/New Faculty Exhibition through Jan. 17.
Work by Tony Mendoza, professor of art, will be on view at the Columbus Museum of Art, 480 E. Broad St., Jan. 11-May 4. Tony Mendoza's World View: Photographs, Words, Video is a multi-media exhibition of Mendoza's artistic pursuits in photography, writing and video. Call 221-4848 for details.
Work by students in art and technology, ceramics, glass, painting and drawing, photography, printmaking and sculpture programs will be featured in the Graduate Student Group Exhibition Jan. 21-31.
Crossing Borders, an exchange between graduate students at York University in Ontario and Ohio State, will be on view Feb. 3-7. Work by Canadian painters Kim Dorland and Suzanne Nacha, sculptor Roch Smith and video artist Christine Carson will be on view.
Kingdom in the Clouds: A Photographic Expedition to Bhutan will be on view Feb. 3-28. Last fall, graduate Andrew LaMoreaux, photographer and image editor at Ohio State's Huntington Archive of Buddhist and Related Art, traveled with a National Geographic expedition to the tiny Asian nation of Bhutan. This exhibition documents LaMoreaux's trip and traces the country's cultural and artistic heritage and the people's daily life.
Internationally respected authority and professor emeritus, Charles Wallschlaeger, will present Basic Design: A Retrospective on Process and Visual Concepts, tracing 40 years of basic design studies that form the underlying principles and concepts of all visual disciplines. An extensive collection of student projects will be included in the exhibit, which runs Feb. 10-28.
Works by the recipients of the 11th annual Edith Fergus-Gilmore Scholarship awards, a juried competition open to all studio-based undergraduate and graduate visual art and design majors, will be on display March 3-14.
Guest artist in residence Bina Sharif will perform Afghan Woman, a provocative examination of the life of a Muslim woman, Jan. 24-25 in Roy Bowen Theatre. Sharif is a New York-based Pakistani playwright and actor.
A public performance of the school touring production, The Arkansaw Bear, by Aurand Harris, will be presented at 4 and 7 p.m. Feb. 9 in the Studio Theatre.
The department will present a sci-fi comedy-thriller Feb. 12-March 1 in Roy Bowen Theatre. Comic Potential, by Alan Ayckbourn, is set in the near future in a television studio, where an alcoholic director and his assistants make a daytime soap opera using robots as actors.
Oxygen, by Carl Djerassi and Roald Hoffmann, will be performed Feb. 26-March 8 in Thurber Theatre. This play alternates between 1777 and 2001 as it unwinds a story about the Nobel Foundation's decision to award a "retro-Nobel" for the discovery of oxygen. Djerassi, inventor of the birth-control pill, and Hoffmann, a Nobel Prize recipient, will participate in a panel discussion on "Theatre and Science: Combining Elements" at 4:30 p.m. March 6 in the Wexner Film/Video Theater.
A double-bill, Sueno, by Maria Angeles Romero, and K-nowhere to run, no-w-here to Hide by Kenderick Hardy, will be presented as part of the MFA New Works series March 4-8 in the Studio Theatre. Sueno is a multimedia play focusing on several Baroque poetic works by Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz and Hardy's play combines spoken-word poetry, traditional text, song, dance and high-impact movement to explore a wide range of themes.
The New Works Lab, in the Drake Performance and Event Center, will host a staged reading of The Beauty Inside by Thurber Playwright in Residence Catherine Filloux at 7 p.m. March 11.
For more information on this winter's productions, call the box office at 292-2295.
The Department of Music's Annual Bassoon Day will be 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Jan. 11 in Hughes Hall. Call 292-4619 for more information.
The Lectures in Musicology series will continue winter quarter at 4:30 p.m. Jan. 13 in Weigel Auditorium with "At the White Edge: The British New Music Scene," given by guest composer Stephen Montague. Other lectures, all of which take place at 4:30 p.m. in Sullivant Hall's Music/Dance Library, unless otherwise noted, include: Michelle Kisliuk, University of Virginia, Feb. 3; "Integrative Approaches in Ethnomusicological Research: Toward a Harmony of Ethnographic and Scientific Methods," Benjamin Koen, Ohio State, Feb. 10; "Reflections on New Fieldwork on Marie-Galante, French Antilles," Ron Emoff, Ohio State, Feb. 17.
Several special events will take place this winter. The Pendulum Percussion duo on Jan. 28 in Weigel Auditorium will feature faculty Susan Powell and Joseph Krygier as they perform a fusion of drumming and mallet keyboard styles such as ragtime, world music, contemporary and improvisation.
Aftermath: A Concert of Poetry and Music, dedicated to victims of war, will feature reader Sebastian Knowles, tenor Patrick Woliver and pianist Edward Bak, and will take place at 3 p.m. Feb. 2 in Hughes Hall.
For the second year in a row, the School of Music will partner with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra to present a Contemporary Music Festival, held this year Feb. 6-9. Composer Lou Harrison will be special guest. Harrison, a recipient of Guggenheim and Rockefeller fellowships, has been a composer since the 1930s. His music emphasizes rhythm and percussion and blends Eastern and Western forms.
Contemporary Music Festival concerts include: Percussion Music of Lou Harrison, 8 p.m. Feb. 6, Weigel Auditorium; OSU Faculty, Student and Guest Composers, featuring guest composer Sanja Drakulich from Croatia, 3 p.m. Feb. 7, Weigel Auditorium; Third Symphony of Harrison, with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, 8 p.m. Feb. 7-8, Ohio Theatre, 39 E. State St. (Call 228-8600 for tickets.); Trio for Violin, Viola and Cello, featuring chamber music by Harrison, 3 p.m. Feb. 8, Weigel Auditorium; and Music for Gamelan of Lou Harrison, 3 p.m. Feb. 9, Weigel Auditorium.
Graduate and undergraduate students from the Opera/Music Theatre program will present a menu of opera scenes from the United States and abroad for Opera Tasting from Europe and at Home, at 7:30 p.m. March 8 in Hughes Hall.
Ballet in Scarlet and Gray, March 12-16 in Mershon Auditorium, will celebrate BalletMet's 25th anniversary and Ohio's 200th birthday. Ohio State and Ballet Met dancers, as well as the OSU Marching Band, will collaborate for a premiere performance of Professor of Dance Susan Hadley's Across the Field. Call 292-3535 for tickets.
Concerts will take place throughout the year by many performance ensembles. All performances take place at 8 p.m. in Weigel Auditorium, unless otherwise noted. Tickets are available at the door, or call 292-2870. Performances include: OSU Honor Band, Jan. 19 (1:30 p.m.); Chamber Orchestra, Jan. 27; Greater Columbus Youth Percussion Ensemble, Feb. 1 (7:30 p.m.); Symphonic Band, Feb. 13; Jazz Ensemble, Feb. 14; Jazz Lab Ensemble, Feb. 16 (3 p.m.); Gospel & Spiritual Ensemble, Feb. 16 (7 p.m.); Faculty Chamber Series, Feb. 17; Flute Troupe, Feb. 18; Men's and Women's Glee Clubs, Feb. 22; Faculty Chamber Series, Feb. 24; OSU Trumpet and Horn Ensemble, Feb. 25; Composer's Workshop Concert, Feb. 26; Percussion Ensemble Festival Opening Concert, Feb. 28 (7:30 p.m.); Percussion Ensemble Festival, March 1 (8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Weigel Hall, call 292-9522); Faculty Recital, March 3; Chorale and Symphonic Choir, March 5; University Band, March 6; Wind Symphony, March 7; Mastersingers and University Chorus, March 9 (3 p.m.); Percussion Ensemble, March 10; Men's and Women's Glee Clubs, March 11; Symphony Orchestra, March 12; Symphonic Band, March 13; and Tamas Vesmas Guest Piano Recital, March 14.
The Jerome Schottenstein Center
The Value City Arena at the Jerome Schottenstein Center will continue to host national entertainment during winter quarter. For ticket information, call (800) Go-Bucks or visit www.schottensteincenter.com.
Friday Night Fights at the Schott will be held this winter on Jan. 31. The evening will include professional boxing by local and national boxers, as well as contests, music and celebrities. Among those scheduled to appear are: Michael "Coldblood" Clark, Vonda Ward, Keli Cofer and Will Carpenter.
The Monster Truck and Thrill Show will be held Feb. 14-15. Monster trucks weigh an average of 10,000 pounds and are designed to jump a distance of nearly 115 feet. Trucks scheduled to appear include Snakebite, Raminator and Ramunition, War Wagon and American Thunder.
Smucker's Stars on Ice will glide into the arena on March 23. The show features world-class skaters in group and solo performances set to contemporary music under state-of-the-art lighting. Scheduled performers include Alexei Yagudin, Jenni Meno & Todd Sand, Jamie Sale & David Pelletier, Elena Berezhnaya & Anton Sikharulidze, Todd Eldredge, Tara Lipinski, Katarina Witt and Kurt Browning. Tour info is available at www.starsonice.com.
The Wexner Center exhibitions move to CCAD, Mark Morris returns to Columbus to perform and the Columbus Symphony joins with the center for a concert this winter. For tickets to events, call 292-3535. For updated schedules of events, visit www.wexarts.org or see the "Calendar" section of every issue of onCampus.
From Pop to Now: Selections from the Sonnabend Collection will continue to be on view through Feb. 2. The exhibition, showing at the Belmont Building, 330 W. Spring St., as the Wexner Center galleries undergo renovations, features work by celebrated artists of the last half of the 20th century in a cross-section of styles, including pop, conceptualism, minimalism and postmodernism. Nearly 70 works from the collection of Ileana and Michael Sonnabend are on view, and include art by Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, Gilbert & George and Jeff Koons.
The Wexner Center is a guest of the Columbus College of Art and Design for Away from Home, an international exhibition that opens Feb. 1 and continues through April 20. The exhibit, held in CCAD's Canzani Center, Cleveland Avenue and East Gay Street, features 11 projects in a wide range of media -- painting, sculpture, photography, film, installation, performance and interactive art -- by emerging artists from five continents. All of the works explore the concept of home, and four of the pieces were commissioned by the Wexner Center.
A sculpture in Mirror Lake Hollow, Until It Is, by Lawrence Weiner, continues to be on view throughout the winter. The piece features an enigmatic message in brick embedded into a walkway. Weiner's work is on view as part of Notations, a series of site-specific artists' projects in non-traditional spaces.
Dutch theater ensemble ZT Hollandia will present Quick Lime, Jan. 9-11 in Mershon Stage's black box theater. This solo performance explores the story of Marinus van der Lubbe, a Dutch bricklayer whose act of rebellion led him to become an unwitting pawn of Hitler in pre-war Germany.
New York theater troupe, Big Art Group, will present Shelf Life, Jan. 30-Feb. 1 on Mershon Stage. Shelf Life uses technical effects paired with energetic acting to parody America's obsession with possessions.
Richard Maxwell and his New York City Players return to the Wexner Center Feb. 20-23 for Drummer Wanted, commissioned by the Wexner Center. Maxwell uses dark humor to tell the story of an adult metalhead drummer who still lives at home with his mother.
Mark Morris Dance Group returns to Columbus to present V, a modern dance performance set to music by Robert Schumann. Morris' work celebrates New York and the human spirit, and will be presented March 1 in Mershon Auditorium.
The Columbus Symphony Orchestra will take the stage in Mershon Auditorium Jan. 17-18 when they perform composer Hannibal Lokumbe's oratorio African Portraits. The piece is a depiction of slavery and its legacy and draws on spirituals, blues and jazz. The orchestra will be joined by a jazz band led by Lokumbe; an African drum troupe drawn from Columbus-based Tony West and the Imani Dancers; and a large gospel choir directed by the Rev. Raymond Wise, who directs Ohio State's gospel ensemble. Lokumbe will give a pre-performance talk at 7:15 p.m. in Mershon's upper lobby on Jan. 17 and in the Film/Video Theatre on Jan. 18.
Electronic music from Liverpool will take the stage when Ladytron makes their Columbus debut Feb. 27 on Mershon Stage.
Tabla Beat Science, scheduled for March 2, has been cancelled due to illness. Ticket holders should contact the Wexner Center regarding refunds.
Compiled by Susan Wittstock