Capital University News, California State University, Sacramento
set for fall arts
From clay to
plays, rock to talks, Sacramento State will present an eclectic lineup
of events throughout the fall semester, and many events are free. The mix
includes groundbreaking ceramic works by California artists, dance by the
region's premier ethnic troupe, films with a female focus, modern and world
music, lectures both serious and silly, and an on-stage examination of the
state of theater.
"CA Clay" is
the University Library Gallery's fall season opener running from Sept. 2
through Nov. 12. The show features works by contemporary California ceramicists
including Peter Voulkos, Henry Takemoto and local Robert Arneson. The show
is designed to highlight the period when ceramics was elevated from craft
to fine art five decades ago. All the works on display come from the collection
of Sacramento State emeritus professor Robert Aichele. Gallery hours are
from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. A reception will be held
from 5 to 8 p.m., Sept. 2 in the gallery.
for fall in the University's six other galleries, museums and collections
include pots, prints and sculptures by Doug Casebeer from Sept. 19 to 30
in the Roberts Else Gallery in Kadema Hall along with an accompanying daylong
workshop led by Casebeer Sept. 21 in Kadema Hall 131 (workshop registration
information is available from the art department at (916) 278-6166). The
first of a three-part series of photographs, "Velha Goa" by Benoy K. Behl,
on loan from the Government of India will be on display Sept. 23 to Dec.
9 in the Anthropology Museum in Mendocino Hall 1000. And a show of recent
paintings by Omar Thor Arason is in the Raymond Witt Gallery in Kadema Hall
from Sept. 19 to 30. A series of student shows are set throughout the semester
Art of Dance or S/BAD, Sac State's headline dance group directed by
professor Linda Goodrich, will open its fall show Sept. 29 at 8 p.m. in Dancespace
(Solano Hall 1010). Tickets are $15 general, $13 students and seniors,
$12 Sac State students and $9 for youth. Performances continue Sept.
30 to Oct. 2 and again Oct. 5 to 9.
on campus are highlighted by the four documentaries that make up the Sacramento
State Women's Resource Center Film Series including Escuela about a 13-year-old migrant
girl’s efforts to get an education and Freedom to Marry detailing the brief
period gay and lesbian couples were allowed to marry in San Francisco last
year. All screenings are at noon in the center at Library 1010. Sacramento
State professor emeritus Satsuki Ina takes a personal look at the internment
of Japanese Americans in her docudrama From
a Silk Cocoon. The film, her second documentary about
the incarceration of thousands of Japanese American citizens during World
War II, traces how discrimination and the humiliation of being imprisoned
left her parents torn between two countries, and led to the their denouncing
their U.S. citizenship. It shows at 7:30 p.m., Sept. 28 in the University
continues to be a regional center for world music performance this fall,
with North Indian sounds from Kathakgunjan at 8 p.m., Sept. 10, Turkish classical
music by Ahenk Duo at 3 p.m., Sept. 11 and a Chinese Moon Festival concert
by Melody of China at 3 p.m., Sept. 18. All three shows are in the Music
Recital Hall in Capistrano Hall and are $15 general admission, $8 for students.
At 8 p.m. on Oct. 8, renowned Greek and Cretian composer and performer Ross
Daly will fill the Music Recital Hall in Capistrano Hall with his haunting
melodies, both traditional and new. Tickets are $15 general and $10 for students.
of New American Music returns to Sacramento State Nov. 3 to 13 for its 28th
year, making it one of the nation’s longest running annual events dedicated
to contemporary music. A gala featuring guitarist David Starobin starts the
festivities, and performances by the Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in
the U.S., the Center for New Music and Audio Technology, and the San Francisco
Contemporary Music Players continue the theme along with shows by Sacramento
State's Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Percussion Group, Festival and Jazz Ensembles.
lectures at the University will run the gamut beginning with Max Weinburg,
leader of the Max Weinburg 7 on Late
Night with Conan O'Brien and drummer for Bruce Springsteen and
the E Street Band, talks at 8 p.m., Oct. 27, in the University Union Ballroom.
Tickets are $10 general and $5 Sacramento State students. Princeton professor
and author Cornel West is set to speak at 7:30 p.m., Dec. 1 in the University
Union Ballroom. Tickets are $15 general and $10 for Sac State students. The
International Dialogue on Violence Against Women, a two-day, annual event,
will focus this year on human trafficking. Conference tickets range from
$50 general admission for both days to $10 for single-day admission for Sac
State students. Moving from the contemplative to the comedic, entertainer
Pauly Shore will bring his brand of humor to campus in a show at 7:30 p.m.,
Oct. 19 in the University Union Ballroom. Tickets are $15 general and $10
for Sac State Students.
Anton in Show Business,
a play by Jane Martin and directed by Sacramento State professor Nick Avdienko
kicks off the fall theater season at 8 p.m., Oct. 14 in Playwrights'’ Theatre
in Shasta Hall. Life behind the curtain of a small theater during a Chekhov
production is the focus of the witty work that explores the reasons productions
must be "interpretations" rather than story-telling. Performances continue
Oct. 15 and 16 and 19 to 23. This year's musical is Company by
Stephen Sondheim and George Furth, directed by professor Ed Brazo and opening
at 8 p.m., Oct. 28 in the University Theatre in Shasta Hall. The Broadway
hit with Bobby the perennial bachelor, Amy the reluctant bride, and their
cynical circle of crazy married friends, presents a sarcastic wistful look
at marriage. Performances continue Oct. 29, 30, Nov. 2 to 6 and 11 to 13.
Blues for an Alabama Sky, by Pearl Cleage and directed
by professor Melinda Wilson, rounds out fall's stage offerings with its
story of tough times near the end of the Harlem Renaissance.
A complete schedule
of events is available at www.csus.edu/events.
Tickets are available
from the Sacramento State Ticket Office at 278-4323 or from Tickets.com.
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