CWUArts NewsArts Newshttp://www.cwu.edu/arts/newsen-usMattawa Monologues Project Comes to CWU December 6http://www.cwu.edu/arts/node/2974Mon, 04 Dec 2017 11:29:57<p><img alt="" src="/arts/sites/cts.cwu.edu.arts/files/images/Mattawa_Monologue_Project_group.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 300px;"></p><p>In the crucible of middle/junior high school, as children become adolescents, young students’ real fears and concerns are often overlooked. In Mattawa, a unique project by Central Washington University’s Theatre Arts department is empowering the often underrepresented voices of pre-teens and young teenagers.</p><p>On December 6, the CWU community will have an opportunity to experience the results of a rewarding collaboration between junior high school students and CWU theatre arts majors. The <em>Mattawa Monologues </em>will be performed at 7:00 p.m. in the SURC Theatre. The event is free and open to the public. Parking in CWU lots is free after 4:30 p.m.</p><p>Prior to the performance, MECHA and other CWU organizations will host a mixer with the young authors of the selected monologues and their parents. The goal of the mixer is to create bridges for these young students in the hope of making attendance at a university more accessible to them.</p><p>In September, Patrick Dizney, Theatre Arts professor and associate chair, teamed up with Wahluke Junior High teacher Autumn Harlow to create <em>M2P, The Mattawa Monologue Project</em>. Their objectives were to encourage personal expression of the Wahluke students and to make connections between WJH and CWU students.</p><p>Working with five WJH teachers, Dizney led two days of monologue writing workshops. WJH teachers then continued to work on the text with these sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders, until more than 100 monologues were written and submitted.</p><p>“The writing parameters were intentionally left open, and there is a broad representation of voices and concerns of these young people,” Dizney said.</p><p>CWU Theatre Arts students also selected monologues to perform and worked on them in their class with Dizney through late October and early November. They learned about the performance process, the importance of honoring the writers work and how to apply concepts learned in their acting class to performance.</p><p>In November, more than 20 CWU students traveled to Mattawa to perform the selected monologues for the entire junior high.</p><p>Harlow and Dizney created this project with sustainability in mind and look to continue and further the reach of its impact on more communities.</p><p>“I think this collaboration was a complete success—for all the students involved,” Dizney concluded. “I know the CWU students were impressed with the depth and range of the WJH students’ writing, and learned a lot from working with the younger kids.”</p><p><em>Photo: CWU Theatre Arts students performing the </em>Mattawa Monologues<em> at Wahluke Junior High School in Mattawa</em></p><p><br>Media Contact: Valerie Chapman-Stockwell, Public Affairs, 509-963-1518, valeriec@cwu.edu</p><p>December 4, 2017<br>&nbsp;</p></br></br>Festive Holiday Concert a Seasonal Potpourri of Classical and Traditional Songhttp://www.cwu.edu/arts/node/2973Tue, 28 Nov 2017 15:03:58<p><img alt="" src="/arts/sites/cts.cwu.edu.arts/files/images/Choral%20christmas%20concert.jpeg" style="width: 450px; height: 300px;"></p><p>In a choral tribute to the joys of the holiday season, Central Washington University Choirs will present a Festive Holiday Concert on December 1. The concert will feature the Wildcat Chorus, Vox Divina, and Chamber Choir.<br><br>The choirs will sing perform a brilliant variety of works, including beloved songs—Lo, How a Rose e’er Blooming, Silent Night, and other favorites. Vox Divina will feature oboist Vanessa Blily on the stunning Z. Randall Stroope setting of There Is no Rose. The audience will then have a chance to sing some traditional carols with the choir, led by Scott Peterson, adjunct faculty of choral studies.<br><br>The Chamber Choir will present Christmas Goes Classical—a medley of everything from Grieg’s In the Hall of the Mountain King, to Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture, Bizet’s Toreador, and Verdi’s Anvil Chorus—all composed with Christmas lyrics.<br><br>“The finale will be a real treat for the audience,” said Gary Weidenaar, professor of music and director of choral studies. “The concert will be brought to a moving close when the 100 voices present Rutter’s Candlelight Carol and the beautifully serene Still, Still, Still—with the choir singing in the concert hall aisles.”<br><br>The Festive Holiday Concert will be held at 7:00 p.m., December 1, in the McIntyre Music Building Concert Hall.&nbsp; Prior to the concert, the CWU Alumni Association will host a reception for ticketholders in the Choir Room at 6:00 p.m.</p><p>General admission is $12, $7 for students, seniors, and alumni. Tickets may be purchased at the door or at http://www.cwu.edu/music/event-tickets. Parking in the CWU lots is free after 4:30 p.m., except in specially designated spaces and residence hall lots.</p><p><br>Media Contact: Valerie Chapman-Stockwell, Public Affairs, 509-963-1518, valeriec@cwu.edu</p><p>November 28, 2017</p></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br>A Flurry of Musical Offerings Herald the Holiday Seasonhttp://www.cwu.edu/arts/node/2965Wed, 22 Nov 2017 12:33:09<p><img alt="" src="/arts/sites/cts.cwu.edu.arts/files/images/christmas-music.jpg" style="width: 225px; height: 300px; margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px; float: right;">The sound of music will definitely brighten your mood for the next week! Central Washington University’s Department of Music has slated a number of concerts to help you ring in the holiday season. Unless otherwise noted, the following concerts are free and open to the public. Parking in the CWU lots is free after 4:30 p.m., except in specially designated spaces and residence hall lots.</p><p><strong>Percussion Ensemble Concert</strong><br>7:00 p.m., November 28<br>McIntyre Music Building Recital Hall</p><p><strong>Symphonic Bands Concert</strong><br>7:00 p.m., November 29<br>McIntyre Music Building Concert Hall</p><p><strong>Wind Ensemble Concert</strong><br>7:00 p.m., November 30<br>McIntyre Music Building Concert Hall</p><p><strong>Festive Holiday Concert</strong><br>7:00 p.m., December 1<br>McIntyre Music Building Concert Hall<br>$12 General Admission, $7 Students/Seniors/Alumni</p><p><strong>An Afternoon/Evening of Jazz</strong><br>4:00 pm/7:00 p.m., December 2<br>McIntyre Music Building Concert Hall<br>$12 General Admission, $7 Students/Seniors/Alumni<br>Tickets are valid at both shows</p><p><strong>CWU Symphony Orchestra Concert</strong><br>4:00 p.m., December 3<br>McIntyre Music Building Concert Hall<br>$12 General Admission, $7 Students/Seniors/Alumni</p><p>Tickets may be purchased at the door or at http://www.cwu.edu/music/event-tickets.</p><p>Media Contact: Valerie Chapman-Stockwell, Public Affairs, 509-963-1518, valeriec@cwu.edu</p></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br>Annual Red Curtain Broadway Revue Brings Broadway to the ‘Burghttp://www.cwu.edu/arts/node/2964Wed, 22 Nov 2017 10:40:47<p><img alt="" src="/arts/sites/cts.cwu.edu.arts/files/images/CTE.jpg" style="width: 174px; height: 130px; margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px; float: left;">A perennial favorite, the <em>Red Curtain Broadway Revue</em> brings an evening of entertainment to Ellensburg to rev up the holiday season. Central Washington University’s Central Theatre Ensemble will perform top-notch singing, dancing, and choreography from some of Broadway’s best shows, including selections from <em>Les Miserables</em>, <em>Rocky Horror</em>, <em>Heathers</em>, <em>9 to 5</em>, <em>Anastasia</em>, and more.</p><p>The <em>Red Curtain Broadway Revue</em> will be performed at 7:30 p.m. on November 30, December 1, and December 2. There will be a matinee showing at 2:00 p.m. on December 3. All shows will be in McConnell Auditorium. Tickets are $20/$15 general admission, $15/$12 for seniors/students/alumni, and $8 for CWU students with ID. Advanced ticket purchase recommended.</p><p>Tickets can be purchased online at www.cwu.edu/theatre/tickets or by calling 509-963-1429. Tickets may also be purchased in person at the Wildcat Shop Customer Service at the Student Union and Recreation Building. Parking is free in all university lots after 4:30 p.m. and on weekends, except in residential housing lots and in specially designated spaces.</p><p><br><strong>Parental Guidance</strong><br>Parents may consider some material unsuitable for their youngest children.<br>May include situations, language, or actions that may startle some patrons.</p><p><br><em>CWU is the only state institution that offers a bachelor of fine arts degree with highly competitive programs in musical theatre, performance, design and production, and theatre education.</em></p><p><br>Media Contact: Valerie Chapman-Stockwell, Public Affairs, 509-963-1518, valeriec@cwu.edu<br>&nbsp;</p></br></br></br></br></br></br>The Mattawa Monologue Project Gives Voice to Young Students November 20http://www.cwu.edu/arts/node/2963Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:48:32<p><img alt="" src="/arts/sites/cts.cwu.edu.arts/files/images/cwu%20theatre%20arts.png" style="width: 198px; height: 254px; margin: 2px 5px; float: left;">In the crucible of middle/junior high school, as children become adolescents, young students’ real fears and concerns are often overlooked. In Mattawa, a unique project by Central Washington University’s Theatre Arts department is empowering the often underrepresented voices of pre-teens and young teenagers.</p><p>In September, Patrick Dizney, Theatre Arts professor and associate chair, teamed up with Wahluke Junior High teacher Autumn Harlow to create <em>M2P, The Mattawa Monologue Project</em>. Their objectives were to encourage personal expression of the Wahluke students and to make connections between WJH and CWU students.</p><p>Working with five WJH teachers, Dizney led two days of monologue writing workshops. WJH teachers then continued to work on the text with these sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders, until more than 100 monologues were written and submitted.</p><p>“The writing parameters were intentionally left open, and there is a broad representation of voices and concerns of these young people,” Dizney said.</p><p>CWU Theatre Arts students also selected monologues to perform and worked on them in their class with Dizney through late October and early November. They learned about the performance process, the importance of honoring the writers work and how to apply concepts learned in their acting class to performance.</p><p>On November 20, more than 20 CWU students will travel to Mattawa to perform the selected monologues for the entire junior high. The WJH and CWU students will have an opportunity to meet each other and discuss the work.</p><p>In addition, MECHA and other CWU organizations have been invited to a mixer with the authors of the selected monologues and their parents before a second performance on December 6. The goal of the mixer is to create bridges for these young students in the hope of making attendance at a university more accessible to them.<br><br>Harlow and Dizney created this project with sustainability in mind and look to continue and further the reach of its impact on more communities.</p><p>“I think this collaboration was a complete success—for all the students involved,” Dizney concluded. “I know the CWU students were impressed with the depth and range of the WJH students’ writing, and learned a lot from working with the younger kids.”</p><p><br>Media Contact: Valerie Chapman-Stockwell, Public Affairs, 509-963-1518, valeriec@cwu.edu</p></br></br></br>Student Exhibit, Mementos of Nature, at Gallery 231 November 20http://www.cwu.edu/arts/node/2962Wed, 15 Nov 2017 08:18:10<p><img alt="" src="/arts/sites/cts.cwu.edu.arts/files/images/hering001.jpeg" style="width: 250px; height: 354px; margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px; float: left;">Senior art student Crystal Hering will present a multimedia art exhibit, <em>Mementos of Nature</em>, at Central Washington University’s Gallery 231 November 20 to December 6. The opening reception will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Monday, November 20; the exhibition is free to the public.</p><p>The gallery will hold a mix of painting, sculptural work, and drawings; all tied to the themes of collecting small relics found in the outdoors.</p><p>“I enjoy embracing the potential of these sometimes unassuming objects, through enlarging them and allow the viewer to see the new ornate worlds within them," Hering explained. “Collection and replication of nature is a human way of responding to the world. Many people collect small mementos of nature—pressed flowers, a preserved bug collection, shells from the beach, or simply a small acorn or rock that fits nicely into the palm of your hand.”</p><p>By creating art, Hering feels she can react to the world around her and create her own reality.</p><p>Hering is from originally from Portland, Oregon, but has found a wonderful connection to the art community in Ellensburg. She will be graduating from CWU this fall with a bachelor of fine arts in studio art, and a minor in museum studies. She is also a student in the Douglas Honors College. She has exhibited individual works at Gallery One, the Sarah Spurgeon Gallery, and the John Clymer Museum in Ellensburg. This is her first solo exhibition.</p><p><em>Mementos of Nature</em> will remain on display through December 6, 2017 in Gallery 231, located on the second floor of Randall Hall. Randall can be found off of Dean Nicholson Boulevard and is open weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is free.</p><p><em>Image: “Stag Beetle” oil painting by Crystal Hering, 2017</em></p><p>Media Contact: Valerie Chapman-Stockwell, Public Affairs, 509-963-1518, valeriec@cwu.edu<br>&nbsp;</p></br>Eclectic Fall Choir Concert to Be Held November 17http://www.cwu.edu/arts/node/2961Tue, 14 Nov 2017 06:12:10<p>The Central Washington University Choirs are presenting a rich variety of song for their fall choral concert. Ensembles include the University Chorale, the Wildcat Chorus (formerly Men's Choir), the select Vox Divina (formerly Women's Choir), and the select Chamber Choir.</p><p>“We believe that in offering a variety of music--something for everyone," said Gary Weidenaar, professor of music and director of choral studies. “For example, the Vox Divina repertoire includes beautiful setting of “There Is no Rose” for voices, piano, and oboe [Vanessa Bliley, oboist]; a Baroque setting of the Magnificat text for strings and voices; and “62 Insults in the Style of Shakespeare”--definitely from the sublime to the silly!”</p><p>The program also includes a 14th-century carol, “Brothers, Sing On!” by Edvard Grieg, and traditional sacred and secular works.</p><p>The Fall Choir Concert will be held at 7:00 p.m. on November 17, in the McIntyre Music Building Concert Hall. Tickets are $12 for general admission and $7 for seniors/children and students with ID. Tickets may be purchased at the door or at http://www.cwu.edu/music/event-tickets. Parking in CWU lots is free after 4:30 p.m. except in designated spaces or in residence hall lots.</p><p>Media Contact: Valerie Chapman-Stockwell, Public Affairs, 509-963-1518, valeriec@cwu.edu<br>November 19, 2015<br>&nbsp;</p></br></br>CTE's Good Kids Focuses on Youth and Social Mediahttp://www.cwu.edu/arts/node/2960Tue, 07 Nov 2017 07:26:48<p><img alt="" src="/arts/sites/cts.cwu.edu.arts/files/images/Good%20kids-a.jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 273px; margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px; float: left;">Something happened to Chloe after that party last Saturday night. Something she says she can't remember. Something everybody is talking about. Set at a Midwestern high school, in a world of Facebook and Twitter, smartphones and YouTube, <em>Good Kids</em> explores a casual sexual encounter gone wrong and its very public aftermath. Who's telling the truth? Whose version of the story do you believe? And what does that say about you?</p><p>Central Washington University's Central Theatre Ensemble will perform <em>Good Kids</em>, by Naomi Iizuka, at 7:30 p.m., November 8, 9, 11, 13, 16-18, and at 2:00 p.m. November 19, in the Milo Smith Tower Theatre. Tickets are $15 for general admission, $12 for seniors, alumni $12 and students, and $8 for CWU students with ID. Tickets may be purchased online at www.cwu.edu/theatre/tickets. Tickets may also be purchased in person at the Wildcat Shop Customer Service in the Student Union and Recreation Building, or by phone at 509-963-1429. Advance ticket purchase recommended</p><p><strong>Advisory:</strong> Flashing lights and haze are used in this production. The content includes strong language and mature themes.</p><p>Parking at CWU lots is free after 4:30 p.m. and on weekends, except in specially designated spaces or in residence hall lots.</p><p>Media Contact: Valerie Chapman-Stockwell, Public Affairs, 509-963-1518, valeriec@cwu.edu</p>CWU's College Art Day Opens Studios to High School Studentshttp://www.cwu.edu/arts/node/2959Thu, 02 Nov 2017 09:45:03<p><img alt="" src="/arts/sites/cts.cwu.edu.arts/files/images/college-art-day-poster2017.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 309px; margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px; float: left;">More than 150 local junior and senior high school students are registered to explore the exciting world of art at Central Washington University's Sixth Annual Day of Art held November 3.</p><p>This event allows students who are interested in pursuing a career in art to participate in hands-on studio classes in the Art + Design Department. The students will have the opportunity to select from the eight different studio areas offered at CWU: painting, ceramics, photography, jewelry-making/metalsmithing, drawing, graphic design, wood design and sculpture.</p><p>"This is a great way for interested students and their parents to learn about our program and what we offer," said Gregg Schlanger, chair of CWU's Art + Design Department. "We'll provide materials and lunch. There is absolutely no cost to students, teachers, or parents [students provide their own transportation to CWU]."</p><p>There will be a morning and afternoon session and the department will be providing a pizza lunch at noon. An exhibit reception and awards ceremony for <em>Look at Me: A High School Student Exhibition</em> will be held at 4:00 p.m.</p><p>Students are invited to bring a portfolio for faculty to review. The portfolio review is intended to give the student input on their artwork and advice on how to better build a portfolio for applications for scholarships etc. Digital portfolios are encouraged, with up to ten examples of student work or photographs for 3D work.</p><p>"A portfolio is a critical part of an artist's career," Schlanger said. "This review allows the students to receive feedback from experienced faculty so they may apply a better portfolio to scholarships, college admission, and even jobs."</p><p>For more information about College Art Day, please go to www.cwu.edu/art/college-art-day-2017</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Media Contact: Valerie Chapman-Stockwell, Public Affairs, 509-963-1518, valeriec@cwu.edu</p>INTERSTATE: Where I-90 meets I-82 Opens November 2http://www.cwu.edu/arts/node/2958Mon, 30 Oct 2017 12:12:44<p>The Sarah Spurgeon Gallery at Central Washington University will host <em>INTERSTATE: Where I-90 meets I-82</em>, a national juried exhibition organized by the CWU Department of Art. Proceeds from the artist entry fees are used to support undergraduate art student scholarships.</p><p>The juror for the exhibition, who selected the artwork and the award winners, is Emily Zimmerman. Zimmerman has been the Director of the Jacob Lawrence Gallery at the University of Washington since January of 2017. The opening events will take place on Thursday, November 2, beginning with a lecture by Zimmerman at 4:00 p.m. in Randall Hall, room 117. Her lecture will be followed by a reception in the gallery from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.</p><p><img alt="" src="/arts/sites/cts.cwu.edu.arts/files/images/1_Bartosz_Beda.jpeg" style="width: 200px; height: 244px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px;">The first-place award winner is Bartosz Beda for his oil painting titled Bad Boys Have a Nice Haircut III. Beda is a Polish artist currently living in Moscow, Idaho, whose work has been exhibited internationally.</p><p>Cicelia Ross-Gotta, from Seattle, won second place for her handwoven textile and soft sculpture works.</p><p><img alt="" src="/arts/sites/cts.cwu.edu.arts/files/images/2_Cicelia_Ross-Gotta.jpeg" style="width: 200px; height: 297px;"></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Cozette Phillips, a sculptor and art professor at Columbia Basin College in Pasco, received third place.</p><p><img alt="" src="/arts/sites/cts.cwu.edu.arts/files/images/3_Cozette_Phillips.jpeg" style="width: 200px; height: 151px;"></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Honorable mentions were given to Amanda Knowles, Michelle Lassaline, Molly Magai, and Lou Watson.</p><p>The complete list of 33 artists includes:</p><p>Carla Aspenberg (Lawrence, Kansas)<br>Kimberly Balla (Auburn, Washington)<br>Bartosz Beda (Moscow, Idaho)<br>Andy Behrle (Zillah, Washington)<br>Melissa Cameron (Seattle, Washington)<br>Christiana Caro (Seattle, Washington)<br>Nick Conbere (Vancouver, British Columbia)<br>Ben Duvall (Brooklyn, New York)<br>Robert Fields (Chicago, Illinois)<br>Jeffrey Gelick (Rolling Meadows, Illinois)<br>Laura Hamje (Seattle, Washington)<br>T Harris (Yakima, Washington)<br>Jonathan Hickerson (Walla Walla, Washington)<br>John Holmgren (Lancaster, Pennsylvania)<br>Abram Kaplan (Granville, Ohio)<br>Ian Kimmerly (San Francisco, California)<br>Amanda Knowles (Shoreline, Washington)<br>Sarah Kreuter (Bellingham, Washington)<br>Michelle Lassaline (Seattle, Washington)<br>Anita Lehmann (Seattle, Washington)<br>Ryan Lewis (Kalamazoo, Michigan)<br>Molly Magai (Seattle, Washington)<br>Cozette Phillipps (Pasco, Washington)<br>Jesse Proebstel (Seattle, Washington)<br>Cicelia Ross-Gotta (Seattle, Washington)<br>Ajean Ryan (Lawrence, Kansas)<br>Katie Ries (Manitowoc, Wisconsin)<br>Clairissa Stephens (Oregon City, Oregon)<br>Nishiki Sugawara-Beda (Moscow, Idaho)<br>Lou Watson (Portland, Oregon)<br>Dongyi Wu (Rochester, New York)<br>Kirk Yamahira (Seattle, Washington)<br>Belgin Yucelen (Boulder, Colorado)</p><p>The exhibition will remain on view through December 3 (the gallery will be closed November 10, and November 22 through 26 for holidays). Sarah Spurgeon Gallery is located in Randall Hall on Dean Nicholson Boulevard and is open weekdays 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and on weekends, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is free. Please visit our website at: http://www.cwu.edu/art</p><p>Media Contact: Heather Horn Johnson, Sarah Spurgeon Gallery, 509-963-2665, heather.johnson@cwu.edu</p><p>Image Captions:</p><p>1. First Place, Bartosz Beda (Moscow, Idaho), Bad Boys Have a Nice Haircut III, 2017, oil on canvas,&nbsp; 9 in. x 11 in.<br>2. Second Place, Cicelia Ross-Gotta (Seattle, Washington), Peter’s Mantle, 2016, handwoven textile,&nbsp; 4 in. x 4 in. x 8 in.</p><p>3. Third Place, Cozette Phillips, Looking Back, 2017, aluminum, stainless steel, recycled plastic, and resin, 20 in. x 40 in. x 40 in.</p><p>#&nbsp; #&nbsp; #</p></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br>