Public Lecture and Salon

The Interconnection of the Arts, Innovation, and Economic Well-Being

Time: 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Location: Room 1400, Centennial Hall 

Keynote Speaker: Harvey White

Salon Panelists: George Tzougros, National Creativity Network and Wisconsin Arts Board; Anne Katz, Arts Wisconsin; Sheryl White

It is easy to say that creativity is important, but what does that really mean? Business leader, arts patron, and arts advocate Harvey White, who coined the term "STEAM" offers his thoughts on the crucial role of creativity in our world. After his remarks he will be joined by a panel of guests to expand the conversation and answer question from the audience.

Open Class

Theatre Improvisation 

Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: Frederick Theatre, 100 Morris Hall (basement level)

Instructor: Mary Leonard

Students in UWL's improvisation class will be given scenarios to act out without any rules besides going along with the given circumstances of the story. Come see where these crazy scenes will end up! 


The Research and Creative Work of the Students in the School of Arts and Communication

Time: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Location: Hall of Nations, 1300 Centennial Hall

Students in the departments of Art, Communication Studies, Music, and Theatre Arts regularly engage in research and creative work as part of their courses. Students also have the opportunity to take on special projects funded through undergraduate research grants, facilitating further education and exploration - often including travel to a different state or country. Meet several of these students and hear them discuss their work. This session will also feature displays of student artwork.

Watch Them Work

Costuming: Creating the World of the Play

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM 

Location: Hall of Nations, 1300 Centennial Hall

Artists: Joe Anderson, Michelle Collyar, and Kris Peterson 

Explore the process of creating costumes for a theatrical production - from the inspirational sketching, to draping the fabric, to crafting the details.  

Watch Them Work

Scenery and Sound: Creating the World of the Play - The Metal Children

Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Location: Toland Theater, Center for the Arts

See faculty, staff, and students at work as the Department of Theatre Arts creates the theatrical environment for Adam Rapp's play The Metal Children, the final mainstage production of their 2013-2014 season. 


Arts and Communication Mashup

Time: 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM 

Location: First Floor, Cartwright Center

Part 1--Main Floor, Cartwright Center: In this culminating festival event, faculty, staff, and students from Art, Communication Studies, Music, and Theatre Arts come together to share theatre, music, art, digital media, and storytelling to create a feast for the senses.  Join us and wander through the main floor of the Cartwright Center.

Part 2:  Closing Reception -- Join us for student awards, hors 'd'oeuvres, and celebration as we conclude Creative Imperatives 2014.