Arts & Entertainment

Lexi Becht and Kylie Rusch will hold a senior recital at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 2, in Northern State University’s Krikac Auditorium. For more information about the recital, please click here.

A reception for Alexis Doerr’s senior art exhibition will be held Tuesday, March 28, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Northern State University Student Center. The exhibition, titled “An Artistic Utterance,” will be on display Monday, March 27, through Friday, April 7. Doerr will primarily display paintings with mixed media elements such as embroidery, along with some of her graphic design works.

Two Northern State University bands will present their spring concert, entitled “Local Colors” on Sunday, March 26, at 3 p.m., in the NSU Johnson Fine Arts Center Main Theater. For more information about the concert, please click here.

 The Northern State University Art Department presents the 2017 Juried Student Exhibition from March 1-March 31 in the NSU Student Center gallery. The opening reception is 6-7:30 p.m. March 2 in the Student Center Gallery. The event is free and open to public. Refreshments will be served. The artwork presented has been chosen by this year’s juror, Lauren Tucci. Tucci is a ceramic artist and gallery assistant at the Gilded Pear gallery in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a concentration in Ceramics from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania.

In honor of Black History Month, a screening and discussion of Ava DuVernay’s documentary “13th” will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27, in the Johnson Fine Arts Center Red Room (JC117). The film explores the history of racial inequality in the United States. The event, co-sponsored by NSU Jump Start and the NSU Honors Program, is free and open to the public.


Dr. Kenneth Boulton and JoAnne Barry will present “Music for Piano Four-Hands” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, in NSU’s Krikac Auditorium.

For more than 27 years, Boulton and Barry have presented piano duet and duo concerts throughout the United States and Europe. Enthusiastic advocates of piano ensemble playing, the husband and wife team are in demand for their lecture-demonstrations of four-hand technique and repertoire, particularly works appropriate for student use.

Northern State University will host a grand opening of the Confucius Institute’s Chinese Cultural Center on Thursday, Feb. 23, featuring a demonstration by a renowned Chinese paper-cutting artist.

The grand opening begins at 6 p.m. in NSU’s Williams Library. Speakers will include Dr. Greg DePies, interim director of the NSU Confucius Institute; Dr. Timothy Downs, NSU president; and Dr. Alan LaFave, NSU provost and vice president for academic affairs. Tao Wang’s paper-cutting presentation will take place at 7 p.m.


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