The University of
Wisconsin-La Crosse Chamber Players will hold a special summer concert. The
concert begins at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 20, in Annett Recital Hall in the
Center for the Arts, 16th and Vine streets.
The ensemble, along
with community musicians, will perform a program of chamber music. The
selections include: Ludwig van Beethoven’s “Octet Op. 103,” “Six Romances After
Mendelssohn for Ten Wind Instruments” by Stephen Michael Gryc, and Antonin
Dvorak’s “Serenade in D minor, Op. 44.” The Chamber Players is directed by
Admission is free, but
those attending are encouraged to bring a canned food item to support local
If you go—
Who: University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Chamber Players
What: Chamber music concert
When: 2 p.m. Sunday, July 20
Where: Annett Recital Hall, UW-L Center for the Arts, 16th and
Admission: Free, but those attending should bring a canned food item to
support local food banks
UW-La Crosse Department of Theatre Arts production presents a season filled
with a groundbreaking lawsuit, a Neil Simon comedy, a classic Shakespeare and a
Opening the 2014-2015 season is 8 by Dustin Lance Black Ripped. From the
headlines, 8 is a play that re-enacts events surrounding a
2010 lawsuit that overturned California's Proposition 8, a voter referendum
that threw out California’s 2008 law allowing same-sex marriage. Written by
Academy and Oscar Award winner Dustin Lance Black, 8 utilizes
the original transcripts from the 2010 Perry v. Schwarzenegger case, which
ultimately led to a California federal judge’s ruling that Prop. 8 was
unconstitutional and unfairly discriminated against homosexuals.
Next up is the Neil Simon classic, Rumors, which
begins at a large, tastefully appointed Sneden’s Landing townhouse; the
Deputy Mayor of New York has just shot himself. Though only a flesh wound, four
couples are about to experience a severe attack of farce. Gathering for their
tenth wedding anniversary, the host lies bleeding in the other room and his
wife is nowhere in sight. His lawyer, Ken and wife Chris must get “the story”
straight before the other guests arrive. As the confusions and
miscommunications mount, the evening spins off into classic farcical hilarity.
Based on the hit DreamWorks film and the incredible true story
that inspired it, Catch Me If You Can is the
high-flying, splashy new musical that was nominated for 4 Tony Awards including
Best Musical. Teenager Frank W. Abagnale Jr., runs away from home in
search of a glamorous life. With nothing more than his boyish charm, a big
imagination and millions of dollars in forged checks, Frank successfully poses
as a pilot, a doctor and a lawyer—living the high life and winning the girl of
his dreams. But when Frank’s lies catch the attention of FBI agent Carl
Hanratty, Carl pursues Frank across the country. Along the way, though, both
Frank and Carl forge an unlikely friendship and discover a way to ultimately work
The Tempest by William Shakespeare this
bewitching play is believed to be Shakespeare's final work. The story concerns
Miranda, a lovely young maiden, and Prospero, her philosophical old magician
father, who dwell on an enchanted island, alone except for their servants —
Ariel, an invisible sprite, and Caliban, a monstrous witch’s son. Into
their idyllic, but isolated, lives comes a shipwrecked party that includes the
enemies who usurped Prospero's dukedom years before, and set him and his daughter
adrift on the ocean. Also among the castaways is a handsome prince, the first
young man Miranda has ever seen. Comedy, romance, and reconciliation ensue, in
a masterly drama that begins with a storm at sea and concludes in joyous
The UW-L Theatre Department is also thrilled to present two
Frederick Theatre productions including Peter Brook’s The Man Who and
the children’s tale In One Basket. The Man Who offers a series of fascinating
doctor/patient scenarios that examine our attempts to understand the workings
of the brain. Peter Brook’s
hypnotizing new theatrical work is as vast and mysterious as the human
imagination and as commonplace as the image of a man trying to shave himself,
but failing. The Man Who is one of the most magically
effective explorations of the mind (also possibly the soul) ever to be
attempted on the stage. The Man Who is funny, inspiring,
desperate, and heroic. In One Basket by Shirley Pugh is a fascinating compilation of 12
relatively obscure folktales, told in the storytelling fashion. Audiences
will be captivated by the rare, but not forgotten tales of youthfulness,
adventure, and lessons to be learned played out by a cast of silly characters
including a selfish princess, an absent-minded young boy, a rich man, and a
spunky young girl. Tales include The Three Wishes, Tale of a
Mouse, Crown of Dew, and The Kangaroo and the Ostrich.
(Please note: The Man Who and In One Basket are
not part of the season subscription package.)
Please join the UW-La Crosse Department of Theatre Arts for
another thrilling season! Early bird season tickets are on sale now through July
14, 2014 and include ticket vouchers for four season productions, postcard
reminders and early ticket reservation privileges. Early bird season
subscriptions are $60 for general public, $50 for senior citizens and non-UWL
students/high school students, and $14 for UW-L students and can be
purchased by calling the UW-L Department of Theatre Arts at 608-785-6701.
The UW-La Crosse Department of Theatre Arts proudly announces
its SummerStage production, The 25th Annual Putnam
County Spelling Bee. This jubilant, touching show
celebrates an eclectic group of six teenagers vying for the spelling
championship of a lifetime.
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee will
show at 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 27 & Saturday, June 28 and Thursday,
July 3 & Saturday, July 5. Matinee performances will be at 2:00 p.m. Sunday,
June 29 and Sunday, July 6 in Toland Theatre in the Center for the Arts at
16th and Vine streets.
At the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,
students file into the auditorium in hopes that they will be the next champion
of the very prestigious spelling bee. Rona, the host and 3rd annual
Putnam champion, introduces the students; William Barfee spells his words
correctly with the help of his “magic” waggling foot; Olive, the new girl with
the absent parents has a drive to prove herself; and Marcy, a very gifted young
lady struggles with an unfortunate lisp. Follow these tweens as they spell
their way through a series of ridiculous words, hoping to never hear the
soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming “ding” of the bell that signals
a spelling mistake. With each contestant eliminated the pressure rises,
and the children must learn what it means to really be a winner.
Tickets go on sale at 1:00 p.m. Monday, June 23. Box
office hours are 1:00 to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; 10:00
a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and one hour before show times. Box office will be
closed on July 4. Tickets are $20 for adults, $18 for senior/non UWL
students and $10 for UW-L students; call (608) 785-8522.
Who: University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Department
of Theatre Arts
What: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling
Bee with music and lyrics by William Finn and book by Rachel Sheinkin
Where: Toland Theatre, UW-La Crosse Center for the Arts at 16th and
When: 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 27 & Saturday, June 28 and
Thursday, July 3 & Saturday, July 5. Matinee performances will be at 2:00
p.m. Sunday, June 29 and Sunday, July 6
Admission: $20 for adults, $18 for
senior citizens and non-UWL students, $10 UW-L students; call (608) 785-8522. Tickets go on sale at 1:00
p.m. Monday, June 23. Box office hours are 1:00 to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and one
hour before show times.
Cast: Alex Attardo, Callie Boydston, Lily Cornwell, Olivia
Dubiel, Andrew Helman, David Holmes, Quinn Masterson, Aamer Mian, Maddie
Napolski, Nirvan Patnaik, Seth Steidl, Kara Shultz, Lewis Youngren
The UW-L Wind Ensemble, and some
community friends, will be performing on Sunday June 29, 2014, 7:30 p.m., at UW-L on the quad between Main and
Morris Halls. This will be an 'Americana' evening of music featuring Charles
on America', John Philip
Sousa's 'The Star's and Stripes Forever and
a great Star Trek Medley!
Please join us for some great music and bring a picnic dinner or chairs to sit
on the lawn! (In the event of rain, the concert will be held in the Center for
the Arts – Annett Recital Hall.)
The Mississippi Valley
Archaeology Center will offer summer archaeology programs for youth grades 4-9
Monday, June 23-26. All programs happen in 312 Wimberly Hall at UW-La Crosse.
Advanced registration is required by contacting UW-L Continuing Education and
Extension at 608.785.6504 or registering online
at http://www.uwlax.edu/conted/youth/archaeology.html“Tombs and Temples of the Americas” runs from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Monday, June 23. Students entering grades 4-6 will discover the Maya, Inca and
Aztecs of Mesoamerica and South America. Hands-on activities will include
writing hieroglyphics, making a mask and more. Registration is $80. Cancellations
prior to June 6 will receive a $40 refund. No refunds after June 6.
Students bring a lunch, drink snacks and water bottle. Program Number: 84-43.
“Introduction to Archaeology” runs from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday,
June 24. Students entering grades 5-9 will explore MVAC’s archaeology lab
and work with artifacts recovered from area excavations. Students will discover
how the first Native Americans in Wisconsin survived using the area’s natural
resources. “Introduction to Archaeology” is a prerequisite to “Middle School
Field Experience.” Registration is $80. Cancellations prior to June 6 will
receive a $40 refund. No refunds after June 6. Students bring a lunch,
drink, snacks and water bottle. Program Number: 84-41“Middle School Field Experience” runs from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Wednesday–Thursday, June 25–26. Students entering grades 5-9 will work
alongside professional archaeologists in the field. Activities may include
shovel testing or small-scale excavations. Weather may require alternate
activities. Students must have completed “Introduction to Archaeology.”
Registration is $200 and includes a travel fee. Cancellations prior to June 6
must pay an $80 cancellation fee. No refunds after June 6. Students should
bring a lunch, drink, snacks, water bottle, insect repellent and sun screen.
Wear comfortable walking shoes and clothes that can get dirty.
For more information
on activity content contact MVAC at 608.785.8454 or
email Jean Dowiasch at email@example.com
Archaeological Field School for public starts June 23
The public is invited
to help excavate, collect, clean and sort artifacts alongside professionals
during public archaeology field school in June. Three-day and five-day
experiences are available for high-school aged students and adults June
23-27 through the Mississippi Valley Archaeology Center.
The school is a well-rounded experience for those who want to learn about the
process of archaeology. After collecting artifacts in the field, lab work may
include washing and sorting ceramics, stone tools and other remains. An
experimental archaeology component may explore making stone tools and using an
atlatl or spear thrower. Optional lab hours and local field trips will be
available after regular field school hours. No previous experience is
A registration fee of $350 or $500 includes a one-year MVAC membership.
Supervised dorm facilities are available for high school students at an
additional cost of $225 for three days and $335 for five days. No refunds for
cancellations. Advanced registration required.
If you go —
What: Archaeology Public Field School (three-day experience)When: 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday, June 23; 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday,
June 24–25Where: Archaeology Center and Laboratories, UW-LFee: $350Program Number: 84-44What: Archaeology Public Field School (five-day experience)When: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, June 23; 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday,
June 24–27Where: Archaeology Center and Laboratories, UW-LFee: $500 Program Number: 84-45To register: Contact UW-L Continuing Education and Extension at 608.785.6504
or register online at: http://www.uwlax.edu/conted/artleisure/index.html
For information on MVAC activities contact MVAC's Public Outreach Program at 608.785.8454 or
e-mail Jean Dowiasch at firstname.lastname@example.org
Wisconsin Regional Art Program sets exhibit at
Non-professional artists from throughout the region will show
their artwork at UW-La Crosse. The Wisconsin Regional Art Program (WRAP) will
hold its spring 2014 exhibit in the University Art Gallery June 13-21.
Each year WRAP hangs an exhibit showcasing award-winning artists from its
programs throughout Wisconsin. About 200 artists from around the state display
their art for about a month. Award winning entries from this exhibition will
move on to the annual exhibition in Madison. This year’s guest juror is
UW-Marathon County Professor Diana Budde.
WRAP began in 1940 with John Stueuart Curry as the guiding
director. The program consists of regional artist workshop and
exhibits held throughout the year. The purpose of WRAP is to encourage
non-professional artists to develop their abilities.
University Gallery hours are 11 a.m.-3 p.m. The gallery is located in
the Center for the Arts, 16th and Vine streets. An artist and
awards reception runs from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, June 21. A related workshop, “To
plan or not to plan,” will be presented by Ellen Roles from 10 a.m.-noon
Saturday, June 21, in 116 Center for the Arts.
The exhibit and events are free and open to the public.
Sponsors are: Mississippi River Artist Association, UW-Madison Continuing
Education, Wisconsin Regional Arts Association and the University Art Gallery.
What: Wisconsin Regional Art Program (WRAP) spring 2014 exhibit
When: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. June 13-21
Where: University Gallery, UW-L Center for the Arts, 16th and
Two recent UW-La Crosse graduates will exhibit their artwork in Murphy Library through September.
Megan Jensen, a December 2013 graduate, and Natalie Renier, a May 2014 graduate, will show photography and paintings on the second floor of Murphy Library. "Irish Eyes" and "H
O: An Autobiography" are extensions of the library's "Art in the Mug" program. Jensen and Renier were selected to exhibit based on the strength of their portfolios and submitted proposals.
Jensen's show, "Irish Eyes," contains 30 photographs documenting her study abroad experience to Ireland. She describes the show: "Irish Eyes is a photographic series that captures the wonder I felt while traveling abroad for the first time. Ireland is a place full of life and beauty different from anything I have experienced before. The photographs in this series include images of ancient architecture, local culture, and natural landscapes. With focus on framing, perspective, and portraiture, these color prints feature big-picture subject matter as well as the smaller, detailed elements that I will never forget. "
Megan remains in La Crosse since graduating to continue creating work. Her most recent studies have been pushing the boundaries of personal adornment and art photography. She is considering pursuing a master of fine arts.
Renier's exhibition, funded by a university undergraduate research grant, is titled "H
O: An Autobiography." The exhibition documents her recent exploration of water-based art processes. Renier uses art and science to tell the story of and scrutinize relationships with water.
Renier describes her show: "We see right through what we are most dependent on, taking water's natural beauty for granted. Breaking water down into its simplest form reveals the unique properties that arise from hydrogen bonds making life on earth possible. My research investigates the story of water through the dual lenses of art and science."
A biology major with minors in art and chemistry, Renier plans to continue exploring the connection between art and science through a career in scientific illustration.
: Art exhibit: "Irish Eyes" and "H
O: An Autobiography"
: Second floor, UW-La Crosse Murphy Library
: Thru Sept. 10 during regular library hours
: Free; open to all
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