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ONGOING FESTIVAL EVENTS

All Students Juried Show

Location: UWL Art Gallery, Center for the Arts

An exhibition of art works by UW-L students.  The art works in this exhibition were selected by jurors Susannah Magers, curator of art and public engagement at the Rochester Art Center, and Nikki Havekost, an artist based in Rochester, MN.

Student Research & Creative Work Display

Location: Center for the Arts Lobby

Throughout the festival, posters, art, and other work created by students in the School of Arts & Communication will be on display in the lobby of the Center for the Arts. The work includes both culminating class projects and undergraduate research.

Art & Science Gallery

Location: Third Floor Gallery, Center for the Arts

Enjoy this special exhibit showcasing the fusion of art and science, featuring mathematical art, scientific models, and 3-D recreations.

Microscopy Mosaic Project

Location: Center for the Arts Lobby

We are constantly surrounded by aesthetics, but they also exist in what we cannot see. This interactive mural began in multiple locations around campus prior to the festival, and is now on display in the lobby of the Center for the Arts. Come take part in this artistic recreation of the beauty of science, normally too small for the naked eye.

THEATRE: Performance

Singin' In The Rain

Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Toland Theatre, Center for the Arts
Ticket Prices: $18 adults; $16 seniors/non UWL students; $5 UWL students

Get ready for a downpour of unforgettable songs in Singin' in the Rain. Singin' in the Rain has all the makings of a Tinseltown tabloid headline-the starlet, the leading man and a love affair that could change lives and make or break careers! In silent movies, Don Lockwood and Lina Lamont are a hot item, but behind the scenes things aren't always as they appear on the big screen. Meanwhile, Lina's squeaky voice might be the end of her career in "talking pictures" without the help of a talented young actress to do the talking and singing for her. This spectacular show is packed full of charm, romance, comedy and Tinseltown glamour and features some of the best loved movie songs including “Good Morning,” “Make 'em Laugh,” and of course, “Singin' in the Rain.” Screenplay by Betty Comden andAdolph Green. Songs by Nacio Herb Brown and Arthur Freed. Based on the classic Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film by special arrangement with Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures, Inc.

This performance is not free. Tickets go on sale Monday, February 22 at 1:00 p.m. at the Center for the Arts Box Office or by calling (608) 785-8522.

ONGOING FESTIVAL EVENTS

All Students Juried Show

Location: UWL Art Gallery, Center for the Arts

An exhibition of art works by UW-L students.  The art works in this exhibition were selected by jurors Susannah Magers, curator of art and public engagement at the Rochester Art Center, and Nikki Havekost, an artist based in Rochester, MN.

Student Research & Creative Work Display

Location: Center for the Arts Lobby

Throughout the festival, posters, art, and other work created by students in the School of Arts & Communication will be on display in the lobby of the Center for the Arts. The work includes both culminating class projects and undergraduate research.

Art & Science Gallery

Location: Third Floor Gallery, Center for the Arts

Enjoy this special exhibit showcasing the fusion of art and science, featuring mathematical art, scientific models, and 3-D recreations.

Microscopy Mosaic Project

Location: Center for the Arts Lobby

We are constantly surrounded by aesthetics, but they also exist in what we cannot see. This interactive mural began in multiple locations around campus prior to the festival, and is now on display in the lobby of the Center for the Arts. Come take part in this artistic recreation of the beauty of science, normally too small for the naked eye.

THEATRE: Presentation

Meteorology & Theatre

Time: 11:00-11:55 am
Location: Toland Theatre, Center for the Arts
Ben Golden, Megan Morey, and Ron Stoffregen

How do theatre artists make it snow during A Christmas Carol? Or engineer the catastrophic storm inThe Tempest? Meet faculty and staff members from Theatre Arts who will demonstrate a variety of methods for creating weather indoors. The presentation will also include an onstage tour of the system used to create the iconic shower in the UWL production of Singin’ in the Rain.

Discussion

The Science of Rhythm

Time: 12:00-1:00 pm
Location: Annett Recital Hall, Center for the Arts
Matt Cashion, Ryan McKelley, Tom Seddon, and Guest Ben Toth
Moderator: Scott Dickmeyer

Join festival guests and UWL faculty in this discussion of how and why rhythm affects us, and its role in the creation of music and literature.

Potential Project

THEATRE & BIOLOGY: Lecture/Demonstration

The Anatomy of Singing

Time: 1:10-2:05 pm
Location: Annett Recital Hall, Center for the Arts
Tisha King-Heiden & Kathryn Skemp Moran

This interactive lecture explores how the human body functions optimally for singing and will include a real larynx and lungs, on hand for demonstration purposes.

THEATRE: Demonstration

Theatre & Physics

Time: 2:15-3:40 pm
Location: Toland Theatre, Center for the Arts
Michelle Collyar, Ben Golden, and Megan Morey

Although they call it “theatre magic,” science is at the root of many theatrical design and production techniques. This demonstration will show how the physics of force, color theory and sound waves are essential to realizing a live production onstage.

ONGOING FESTIVAL EVENTS

All Students Juried Show

Location: UWL Art Gallery, Center for the ArtsAn exhibition of art works by UW-L students.  The art works in this exhibition were selected by jurors Susannah Magers, curator of art and public engagement at the Rochester Art Center, and Nikki Havekost, an artist based in Rochester, MN.

Student Research & Creative Work Display

Location: Center for the Arts Lobby

Throughout the festival, posters, art, and other work created by students in the School of Arts & Communication will be on display in the lobby of the Center for the Arts. The work includes both culminating class projects and undergraduate research.

Art & Science Gallery

Location: Third Floor Gallery, Center for the Arts

Enjoy this special exhibit showcasing the fusion of art and science, featuring mathematical art, scientific models, and 3-D recreations.

Microscopy Mosaic Project

Location: Center for the Arts Lobby

We are constantly surrounded by aesthetics, but they also exist in what we cannot see. This interactive mural began in multiple locations around campus prior to the festival, and is now on display in the lobby of the Center for the Arts. Come take part in this artistic recreation of the beauty of science, normally too small for the naked eye.

THEATRE: Watch Them Work

Improvisation

Time: 11:00-12:20 pm
Location: Frederick Theatre, Morris Hall
Mary Leonard

Let your imagination run wild and join UWL theatre students in the Frederick Theatre as they invent characters and situations on the spot. Enjoy this live version of “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” and consider joining in the game.

Discussion

The Science of Art & the Art of Science

Time: 1:10-2:05 pm
Location: Hall of Nations, Centennial Hall
Joe Anderson, Joel Elgin, Barrett Klein, Adrienne Loh, and guest Holly Walter Kerby

Bring your lunch and join the conversation with Creative Imperatives Guests and UWL faculty about the multitude of ways that art and science influence one another and prompt creativity and innovation in both disciplines. Light refreshments will be available.

Potential Project

Presentations/Question & Answer

Student Research & Creative Work

Time: 2:15-3:30 pm
Location: Center for the Arts Lobby, UWL Art Gallery and Annett Recital Hall, Center for the Arts

Students from Art, Communication Studies, Music, and Theatre Arts will answer questions and share the inspirations behind the work that has been on display throughout the festival.

Lecture & Discussion

Fusion Science Theatre

Time: 4:00-5:30 pm
Location: Annett Recital Hall, Center for the Arts
Guest: Holly Walter Kerby

Holly Walter Kerby teaches Chemistry and Creative Writing at the Madison Area Technical College. She is also the Founder and Executive Director of the Fusion Science Theatre, a program that delivers important science concepts through the medium of theatre. Hear her speak about the program and the successful teaching methods it employs.

THEATRE: Performance/Discussion

Ted Louis Levy

Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Toland Theatre, Center for the Arts
Guest: Ted Louis Levy

Don't miss this special opportunity to see this award-winning dancer and choreographer perform and to hear him speak about his life and career.  The evening will also showcase some of his choreography for the UWL production of Singin' in the Rain.