Douglas arts events all semester long
By Angela Espinoza, Arts Editor
It’s fall, there’s arts, and the arts are all over the place at Douglas this fall! Not sure what arts you want to partake in? Do you even know all the arts that are happening? Well you’re gonna know, because, whiplash alert, all them arts are below!
First off, we’re covering the Arts at One concerts. These concerts happen every Thursday at 1 p.m. in the Laura C. Muir Theatre on the fourth floor of Douglas’ New West campus. Every fall and winter semester, these concerts feature free live music for students to experience. For free. This semester’s concerts include “Duo Romantico: Music of Latin America,” featuring Heather Beatty on flute and Stanton C. Jack on guitar (September 12); the always incredible “Music Technologies Concert,” directed by Douglas Music Coordinator Robert Caldwell (October 17); and several student showcase concerts happening in the final weeks of the semester. Support your fellow students—you can’t begin to fathom the karma points!
But wait a minute, what’s that across from the Muir Theatre? Well hold the phone, because that’s the Amelia Douglas Gallery. Every six weeks, a new installation comes through the gallery for all students and visitors to indulge in, providing a nice mental break from the stress of classes. “Curbside” is the current exhibit, featuring digital art by Ron Sangha (read our interview with him in last week’s Other Press issue), which runs from now until November 1. Then on November 7, we welcome “Reclamation,” which features mixed media pieces by Cynthia Minden, and will remain installed until the end of the semester.
You remember that whiplash alert three paragraphs ago? Well welcome that whiplash back, because the departments of Theatre and Stagecraft & Event Technology are presenting you with some theatrical productions of the most epic proportions! From November 1 to 9, Steel Magnolias will be performed by a select group of Douglas theatre students this semester in the Douglas Studio Theatre. Directed by Deborah Neville, as is almost always the case, seeing Steel Magnolias acted out by Douglas’ incredible theatre students is sure to make for a moving show.
Then from November 8 to 16, say hello to A Macbeth (but don’t actually say, “Hello, Macbeth”). Directed by Thrasso Petras, you’re gonna get some satire with your Shakespeare, and it’s going to be the best! A Macbeth will be shown in the Muir Theatre, and both A Macbeth and Steel Magnolias feature pricing of $8 for students purchasing tickets.
So with all that in mind, I’m basically setting you all up for a ridiculous amount of arts, fun, and other reasons to enjoy your time at Douglas. Seriously though, an immense amount of work goes into preparing and performing all of these arts events, and the best way for these students, faculty, and guests to know their work has paid off is for your smiling faces to be in the audience. Find some time this semester to explore one arts facet offered by the college; who knows, you might have an enlightening time.