September 2015 – Events Calendar
September 2 – 11
Welcome Back: Faculty Exhibition
Studio art faculty members present their annual group exhibition of recent work to celebrate the start of a new academic year. The exhibition includes work by Eric William Carroll, Gary Erickson, Gregory Fitz, Ruthann Godollei, Stanton Sears, Megan Vossler, and Christine Willcox.
+ Law Warschaw Gallery, Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center, 130 Macalester Street, St. Paul, FREE 651-696-6416. + Gallery hours:Mon. – Fri. 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.; Thu.10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Sat. & Sun. Noon – 4 p.m.
Sat., September 19
Luis Gabriel Mesa Martínez lecture-recital
Pianist, musicologist, and Macalester alumnus (class of ’07) returns to Macalester in a lecture-recital based upon his recent book and CD on the Colombian composer Maruja Hinestrosa (1914-2002), one of the rare women who dared to compose tangos, fantasias, boleros, and other music in a society that was hostile to women as artistic creators. Having rescued these pieces from obscurity in various private collections, Mesa Martínez breathes new life into them at the piano while sharing his insights on Hinestrosa’s life and career.
Sun., September 20
The Chopin Society presents pianist Eric Lu
First Prize Winner of the Ninth National Chopin Competition held earlier this year in Miami, 17-year old Eric Lu will represent the U.S. in the XVII International Chopin Competition in Warsaw this October. Lu previously won a number of other piano competitions, including the Minnesota International e-Piano Junior Competition in 2013 and the Ninth Moscow International Chopin Competition for Young Pianists in 2014. The Bedford, Mass. native made his orchestral debut at age 11 with the Boston Civic Symphony. He currently studies at Philadelphia’s Curtis Institute with Jonathan Biss, Robert McDonald and Dang Thai Son. Program: All-Chopin: Nocturne in D-flat, Op. 27, no. 2 Etudes, Op. 10 (F Major), no. 8 and Op. 25, no. 6 (G-sharp minor) Barcarolle, Op. 60 3 Mazurkas, Op. 59 Ballade No. 4 in F minor, Op. 52 24 Preludes, Op. 28
September 25 – October 21
Fey: Drawings by Joe Sinness
+ Opening Reception: Fri., Sept. 25, 7 p.m.,
+ Artist Talk: Thu., Oct. 15, 7 p.m.
In Joe Sinness’s meticulous drawings, portraiture and still life become glossy, yet melancholic, tributes to queer performance. These works filter cinematic performance and sexual desire through carefully staged still lives and closely observed portraits. Sinness received his BA from St. John’s University and an MFA in Studio Art from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. In 2013 he was awarded a McKnight Visual Arts Fellowship and an Artist Initiative Grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. Notable past exhibitions include Ace Art in Winnipeg, Manitoba, the Rochester Art Center and then MAEP Gallery of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. Sinness was the recipient of an artist residency with the Fire Island Artist Residency (FIAR) this summer.
+ Law Warschaw Gallery, Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center, 130 Macalester Street, St. Paul, FREE 651-696-6416.
+ Gallery hours: Mon. – Fri. 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.; Thu. 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Sat. & Sun.Noon – 4 p.m.
September 30 – October 7
CAGC Fall Art Tour
The College Art Gallery Collaborative (CAGC) presents the 12th annual guided tour of local college and university exhibitions. The Law Warschaw Gallery is a founding member and participating venue. “Fey: Drawings by Joe Sinness,” will be on display. The Fall Art Tour is made possible by the generous support of the Associated Colleges of the Twin Cities.
+ Law Warschaw Gallery, Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center, 130 Macalester Street, St. Paul, 1 – 5 p.m., FREE, 651-696-6416.