Midsummer Night’s Dream
The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House will partner with the Nacogdoches Public Library and its NEA Big Read Nacogdoches project to present a screening of a new William Shakespeare film adaptation by Casey Wilder Mott.
A free, one-night screening of Mott’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” is at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, at Cole Art Center. This production is a fresh and stylish reinvention that takes an entirely different approach to one of Shakespeare’s most beloved creations. The NEA Big Read is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.
The Cole Art Center is Stephen F. Austin State University’s historic downtown art gallery, located at 329 E. Main St. For more information, call (936) 468-1131.
A Cappella Choir
Stephen F. Austin State University’s A Cappella Choir will present “Music of Our Time” when the choral ensemble performs its first concert of the fall semester at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.
The performance will showcase works by Norman Dello Joio, Samuel Barber, Alfred Schnittke, Michael Ostrzyga Zden?k Lukáš, Jake Runestad, Jocelyn Hagen, Carol Barnett, Joan Szymko and others.
Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and $3 for students and youth. For tickets or more information, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or visit www.finearts.sfasu.edu.
Kymia Nawabi exhibition
The School of Art at Stephen F. Austin State University and its art galleries will present an exhibition of works by artist Kymia Nawabi Oct. 25 through Dec. 30 in the Ledbetter Gallery of The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.
“Kymia Nawabi: Not for Long, My Forlorn” features a series of large-scale drawings that “acted as meditations on life and death channeled through ravenous, otherworldly beings and animals that inhabit a purgatory-like space,” according to the artist. An exhibition reception is scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29.
Admission to the exhibition and reception, which is sponsored in part by the Friends of the Visual Arts, Nacogdoches Junior Forum, William Arscott and The Flower Shop, is free. For more information, call (936) 468-1131.
Refined exhibition opens
Refined, a biennial exhibition of jewelry and metalwork hosted by the art metals program in the School of Art at Stephen F. Austin State University, will open with a reception at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, in Reavley Gallery in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House.
Juror for Refined Art Metals/Jewelry Competition and Exhibition is Perry A. Price, executive director of Houston Center for Contemporary Craft in Houston. Price will give a lecture at 5:15 p.m. prior to the reception.
The reception is sponsored by the SFA Friends of the Visual Arts, The Flower Shop, Bill Arscott and the Nacogdoches Junior Forum. Admission to the exhibition and reception is free. Cole Art Center is located at 329 E. Main St. For more information, call (936) 468-1131.