Dorothy MacKenzie Price Piano Series - All Steinway Gala, November 6 at 3p.m. - Join us as we celebrate Dorothy!
This November, a host of 12 talented pianists will converge on The University of Toledo’s
Center for Performing Arts Recital Hall to inaugurate the University’s newest piano—a
Steinway concert grand. The piano was made possible in part from a gift from the late,
Dorothy MacKenzie Price, a woman who also generously contributed to the UT Department
of Music, as well as many other worthy causes, throughout her lifetime. The concert
program will include a tribute to Dorothy.
Pianists on the concert include: Frances Renzi (former faculty member); Dr. Michael Boyd (UT piano faculty); Christina Montri (staff accompanist); Wayne Anthony, Heidi Clausius, Nathanael Leonard, and Bonnie Rowe (UT Alumni); UT piano students, Wesley Forney, Andreea Lee, Adam Miller and Mercy Olson, and guest Charles Brown.
ARTS ALUMNI - The University of Toledo School of Visual and Performing Arts is participating
in the 2017 Strategic National Arts Alumni Project (SNAAP) survey. You can help us
understand how your education shaped your experience, and how you’ve used what you
learned—in your work, in your life. We are gathering current email addresses to ensure
all our alumni receive an invitation to respond. To receive a survey invitation, send
your contact information to email@example.com and tell them you are an alumni of
the University of Toledo. And feel free to share this info with arts alums from UT!
On September 28, donors and supporters of the arts joined President Gaber and Director
of the School of Visual and Performing Arts, Debra Davis in a celebration of the the
newly established school and the 2016-2017 Presidential Collection. Beginning last year, artworks from the faculty, alumni and students of the UT Department
of Art have been installed in the president's home. The UT Alumni Association featured
the Department of Art faculty and alumni in the recent edition of the UT Alumni eMagazine. You can read the full story about The Presidential Collection project and it's focus on highlighting the quality and caliber of the visual arts
at the University of Toledo.
Congratulations to alumna, Julie "Jules" Webster, (BFA 2007), Jules recently opened her second Art Supply Depo store in Bowling Green, bringing
a wide selection of art supplies and an exhibition space to BG. Her first store opened
in 2011, in downtown Toledo. The Toledo store has become a "hotspot" on the Arts Commission
Art Loop and a place for Toledoans to take art classes and workshops.
Contemporary artists responding to Midwest traditions in Midwest Mindset at the University of Toledo’s Center for the Visual Arts. Independent curator Austin Radcliffe of Cincinnati joins UT gallery director Brian Carpenter in curating Midwest Mindset. The show runs through Oct. 30.
Congratulations to Art Department faculty member and gallery director, Brian Carpenter.
He and the University of Toledo Department of Art were recognized by Detroit Art Review.
"There are exciting things happening at the Toledo Art Museum, the University of Toledo, and the gestating organization that will soon be on everyone’s radar, Contemporary Art Toledo, this September. Contemporary Art Toledo, the brainchild of Brian Carpenter (lecturer and gallery director at the University of Toledo) and Paula Baldoni (director of River House Arts Space) is currently based in the gorgeous River House Arts Gallery in downtown Toledo. Hush.ex features the work of four artists whose common thread begins with the historically and regionally loaded medium of glass." Read more...
The Opera Ensemble will open its season with Franz Lehár’s comedic opera, THE MERRY WIDOW, Friday, November
11 in UT’s Doermann Theater (University Hall, main campus). Other performance dates
are November 12-13, and 18-20. Friday and Saturday performances are at 7:30 p.m. and
Sunday performances are at 3 p.m.
The story of THE MERRY WIDOW begins with Baron Popoff of Marsovia who is holding a party in honor of his Queen’s birthday at the Parisian embassy. One of his most important guests is a young, attractive and very wealthy widow, Sonjia Glawari. Fearing that a French suitor will win her hand, exporting her and her money out of his country, he devises a plan for her to marry Marsovian prince, Danilo Danilovich. But the prince is a reluctant suitor and agrees only to keep eager French suitors at bay.
Singers in this production include nearly two dozen current students, graduate level students and alumni – all tremendously talented performers!
The Rocket Marching Band's new promotional video is on fire! Remember, you can be a part of the RMB even if you are not a music major.
Join us for the screening of Bulworth, the third political film in the Eye On The Campaign: Celluloid Politico series, sponsored by the School of Visual and Performing Arts, in conjunction with the TMA exhibition, I Approve This Message. Bulworth will be shown November 3 at the Toledo Museum of Art, Little Theatre @ 7PM.
Film major, Ryeon Wedley participated in the new UT campaign, To A Greater Degree. Ryeon talks about how much the professors here at UT have encouraged him to pursue
his dreams and how being around hardworking people makes you work harder.
The Department of Theatre and Film presents Molière's Imaginary Invalid, opening October 14. Performances run October 14-16 and October 21-23, with shows starting at 7:30 p.m., Friday through Saturday and 2p.m. performances on Sundays.
“The Imaginary Invalid” is the story of a hopeless hypochondriac who attempts to endow himself with a lifetime of free medical care by marrying his daughter off to a doctor she doesn't love. But his house servant has the real cure for what ails him. The UT production will be directed by Holly Monsos, an associate dean for the UT College of Arts and Letters, and a professor in the Department of Theatre and Film.
Christina Pinciotti and Nolan Thomaswick performed an interpretation of two visual
poetry works by Professor emeritus, Joel Lipman at the Presidential Collection Reception.
Theatre major, Nolan Thomaswick also participated in the new UT campaign, To A Greater Degree. Nolan talks about choosing UT as a transfer student and the impact the theatre program
has made on his career path.