Artsfest 2014

Events

Lower Gallery: Faculty and Students: Fables, Fairy Tales, and Physics
Thursday, April 3rd, 2014 - Sunday, April 27th, 2014

10:00 am - 5:00 pm | Add to Calendar | Purchase Tickets
Schrott Center - 610 West 46th St.

RaoButler faculty members Gautam Rao and Stephen Nyktas display works from their catalogues that relate to the Butler ArtsFest theme of Fables, Fairy Tales, and Physics. Art+Design majors and minors will contribute works on the subject of fairy tales.

Related events:
Tibetan Buddhist Art, lecture by Jamyong Singye, April 5, 5:00 p.m.
Art Gallery Closing Reception, Friday, April 25, 4:00 p.m.

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Upper East Gallery: Petronio Bendito—Color Code: Algorithms and Expressions
Thursday, April 3rd, 2014 - Sunday, April 27th, 2014

10:00 am - 5:00 pm | Add to Calendar | Purchase Tickets
Schrott Center - 610 West 46th St.

benditoPetronio Bendito, Brazilian Intermedia Artist and Associate Professor of Visual Communications Design at Purdue University, explores computational processes to generate expressive color palettes while raising questions about digital color aesthetic.

Related events:
Tibetan Buddhist Art, lecture by Jamyong Singye, April 5, 5:00 p.m.
Art Gallery Closing Reception, Friday, April 25, 4:00 p.m.

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Upper West Gallery: Angela Lopez—Mythical States
Thursday, April 3rd, 2014 - Sunday, April 27th, 2014

10:00 am - 5:00 pm | Add to Calendar | Purchase Tickets
Schrott Center - 610 West 46th St.

Angela-LopezThe narrative watercolor and multimedia paintings of Chicago-based artist Angela Lopez explore power struggles and concepts of evil.

Related events:
Tibetan Buddhist Art, lecture by Jamyong Singye, April 5, 5:00 p.m.
Art Gallery Closing Reception, Friday, April 25, 4:00 p.m.

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Porgy & Bess: Folklore, Fakelore, & Friction
Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

6:00 pm | Add to Calendar | Purchase Tickets
Schrott Center - 610 West 46th St.

Childs-HeltonFree with Angela Brown/Butler Symphony Orchestra concert ticket

Gershwin subtitled Porgy and Bess “An American Folk Opera.” Sally Childs-Helton, Butler School of Music faculty member and University Archivist, talks about this inspirational—and sometimes controversial— aspect of Gershwin’s universally loved opera.

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Angela Brown Sings Highlights from 'Porgy and Bess'
Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

7:00 pm | Add to Calendar | Purchase Tickets
Schrott Center - 610 West 46th St.

Angela-Brown1Metropolitan Opera star and Indianapolis native Angela Brown sings highlights from Porgy and Bess, one of her best known and widely performed roles, with the Butler Symphony Orchestra and Chorale.

The program also features Scheherazade, Rimsky-Korsakov’s orchestral fantasy masterpiece, which is often known as the Arabian Nights.

Adults $30-$20 / Seniors and Students $20-$7.50

Related events:
Pre-concert talk, “Porgy & Bess: Folklore, Fakelore, & Friction,” 6:00 p.m., free with concert ticket.
Angela Brown: Master Class, Friday, April 4, 4:00-5:30 p.m., free and open to the public.
Martin Kuuskmann Mini-Recital and Master Class: April 12, 10:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m., free.

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Angela Brown: Master Class
Friday, April 4th, 2014

4:00 pm | Add to Calendar | Purchase Tickets
Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall - 4600 Sunset Ave

Angela-Brown1Enjoy an inside look at soprano Angela Brown’s insightful teaching as she passes on the art of operatic singing to the next generation of vocal artists.

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Once Upon a Time (space, matter, energy & light…)
Friday, April 4th, 2014

6:00 pm | Add to Calendar | Purchase Tickets
Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall - 4600 Sunset Ave

Rita-KohnJoin physicist Andrew Gavrin and folklorist Rita Kohn on flights of imagination into real-world matters and go home energized to engage in Albert Einstein’s dictum: “If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.”

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Once Upon a Dream
Friday, April 4th, 2014

7:30 pm | Add to Calendar | Purchase Tickets
Schrott Center - 610 West 46th St.

Tavi-Stutz1The story takes flight on the wings of a dream in search of love and redemption. Created by and featuring the talents of Storyteller Deborah Asante and Cirque du Soleil aerialist Tavi Stutz. (Not suitable for children)

Adults $25 / Seniors $15 / Students $7.50

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Composers’ Orchestra Workshop: Making It Up as You Go Along
Saturday, April 5th, 2014

1:00 pm | Add to Calendar | Purchase Tickets
Lilly Hall, Studio 112 - 4600 Sunset Ave

Composers-OrchestraAn improvisational workshop for musicians and non-musicians using graphic notation. Open to young people and adults.

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Bound by the Stories We Tell
Saturday, April 5th, 2014

3:00 pm | Add to Calendar | Purchase Tickets
Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall - 4600 Sunset Ave

Sandy-SassoJoin Rabbi Sandy Eisenberg Sasso, director of Butler’s Religion, Spirituality, and the Arts Initiative, and a panel of artists, theologians, and historians, as they explore how the biblical myth of The Binding of Isaac (Genesis 22) travels through the centuries in literature, art, and music. Panelists include: Elizabeth Mix, Chair, Butler Art Program; Michael Sells, Jordan College of the Arts Dean Emeritus and Professor of Music; Hilene Flanzbaum, Butler Professor of Modern Literature; and Marti Steussy, Christian Theological Seminary Professor of Biblical Interpretation.

More on art and religion: Tibetan Buddhist Art, lecture by Jamyong Singye, April 5, 5:00 p.m., free

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Tibetan Buddhist Art
Saturday, April 5th, 2014

5:00 pm | Add to Calendar | Purchase Tickets
Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall - 4600 Sunset Ave

Lord-Buddha-ThangkaGuest artist Jamyong Singye, former Tibetan Buddhist Monk and master painter of Tibetan art, discusses the tradition and technique of Buddhist art.

More on art and religion: “Bound by the Stories We Tell,” panel led by Rabbi Sandy Sasso, April 5, 3:00 p.m., free.

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From Superstition to Science: Stories from the Sky
Saturday, April 5th, 2014

6:00 pm | Add to Calendar | Purchase Tickets
Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall - 4600 Sunset Ave

chrisFaesiChris Faesi, Butler University dance alumnus, and now, a doctoral candidate in astrophysics at Harvard University, reviews humankind’s history of searching the sky for the truths of nature and the fables and fairy tales we have devised to explain our place in the universe.

Related event:Astronomy, Astrology, and Music of the Spheres,” lecture by Visiting Professor Nicholas Johnson, April 6, noon, free.

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Dance Kaleidoscope: 'Mother Goose Suite and Other Flights of Fantasy'
Saturday, April 5th, 2014

7:30 pm | Add to Calendar | Purchase Tickets
Schrott Center - 610 West 46th St.

Dance-KaleidoscopeIndy’s own professional modern dance company, Dance Kaleidoscope, in a special program featuring David Hochoy’s new choreography to Ravel’s light and sumptuous Mother Goose Suite. 

Adults $25 / Seniors $15 / Students $7.50

Related event: Lecture by Harvard Astrophysicist and JCA alumnus Chris Faesi, “From Superstition to Science: Stories from the Sky,” 6:00 p.m., free.

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Astronomy, Astrology, and Music of the Spheres
Sunday, April 6th, 2014

12:00 pm | Add to Calendar | Purchase Tickets
Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall - 4600 Sunset Ave

JohnsonStarting with the ancient Greeks, astronomers believed that a divine music was created in the heavens. Visiting Professor Nicholas Johnson argues that discoveries of the early scientific revolution were the results of scientists linking astronomical and musical understanding of the universe.

Related event: Lecture by Harvard Astrophysicist and JCA alumnus Chris Faesi, From Superstition to Science: Stories from the Sky, 6:00 p.m., free.

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Masterpieces for Two Pianos & Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks
Sunday, April 6th, 2014

2:00 pm | Add to Calendar | Purchase Tickets
Schrott Center - 610 West 46th St.

TwoPianosCarnival of the Animals—St. Saëns’s grand zoological fantasy for two pianos and nine players performed by Jeeyoon Kim and D.J. Smith and coupled with the witty poetry of Ogden Nash. George Crumb’s magical Music for a Summer Evening, for two amplified pianos and percussion, performed by Kate Boyd and Anna Briscoe with percussionists Jon Crabiel and Heather Sloan. Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks, an astonishing, humorous, and quixotic chamber adaptation by Richard Strauss.

Adults $25 / Seniors $15 / Students $7.50

Related event: “Astronomy, Astrology, and Music of the Spheres,” lecture by Visiting Professor Nicholas Johnson, April 6, noon, free.

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