Celebration of the Arts by Lesko Photography

Arts Events for April 2014

Note: While we make every effort to keep this listing up to date, event details are subject to change. All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

Open parking is available in single-letter lots after 7:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, after 4:30 p.m. Friday and all day on the weekend. A parking permit is required at all other times and can be obtained at the main visitor center on University Circle or the parking booth at C Lot on Evanston Avenue. 

Koepnick's Marian Heritage

March 5 - May 3

Marian Library Gallery
Robert C. Koepnick (1907-1995), a deeply religious artist, explores in projects and models, the mysteries of Mary, the Mother of the Lord. Learn more >>
Marian Library 937-229-4214

Art for Citizens and Celebrants: The Sculpture of Robert C. Koepnick

March 16 – September 7

Roesch Library Gallery
Opening Event: Sunday March 23, 2 - 4 p.m.
Robert "Bob" C. Koepnick (1907-1995) was a well-known Dayton sculptor and headed the sculpture department at the Dayton Art Institute (DAI) from 1936-1975. Join University of Dayton Libraries as we celebrate Koepnick's work and life as artist and teacher. Learn more >>
University Libraries 937-229-4094

VOICES: America’s Music

March 25 - April 25

ArtStreet Studio D Gallery
Reception: Tuesday April 15, 5:30 - 7 p.m.
Through music, photography and visual statements, the culmination of the spring semester ArtStreet Experience course will bring to life 110 years of American music and those marginalized music makers whose creative work became the voice of America in the face of commercialization, corporation and corruption. Presented in collaboration with the Roesch Library's “America’s Music” film series. Learn more >>
ArtStreet 937-229-5101

Horvath Student Juried Exhibition

March 27 – April 24

Gallery 249, College Park Center
Reception and Closing Event for Stander Symposium: Wednesday April 9, 5 - 7 p.m.
The Horvath Exhibition, an annual juried exhibit that started in 1975, features UD student work in a variety of media. The Horvath Exhibition is made possible through a memorial gift from Josephine Horvath in honor of her husband, Bela Horvath, who taught painting at UD in the 1950s.
Department of Visual Arts 937-229-3237

Celebration of the Arts

Tuesday, April 1

8 p.m. Schuster Center, 1 West Second Street
Applaud and celebrate the University of Dayton’s performing arts groups as they take the stage in downtown Dayton’s Schuster Center for an evening of performances. Visual works by student artists and large-scale collaborative installations will be on display before and after the show in the Wintergarden. The Celebration of the Arts is part of the University’s annual Brother Joseph W. Stander Symposium. Learn more about the Stander Symposium >>
Tickets are free but required. Tickets for UD students, faculty and staff are available at the Kennedy Union box office with a valid university ID. Tickets for the general public are available by calling Ticket Center Stage at 937-228-3630 or online at ticketcenterstage.com.

ArtStreet Wednesday Workshop: Painting + Public Art with HAALO

Wednesday, April 2

7-9 p.m. ArtStreet Studio E
Come work with HAALO students as we create individual and collaborative paintings together around the subject of how we can instill greater values in our young people through public art projects. Learn more and register >>
ArtStreet 937-229-5101

UD Theatre Program presents 'A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum'

March 28, 29, 30, April 3, 4, & 5

8 p.m. (7 p.m. on Sunday, March 30) Kennedy Union Boll Theatre
Broadway's greatest farce is light, fast-paced, witty, irreverent and one of the funniest musicals ever written. It takes comedy back to its roots, combining situations from the time-tested, 2000 year old comedies of Roman playwright Plautus with the infectious energy of classic vaudeville. Comedy tonight! Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim; book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart. Directed by Gina Kleesattel.  
General reserved seating: $12
UD students, faculty, staff: $7
Kennedy Union Box Office 937-229-2545

ArtStreet Friday Film: 'The Punk Singer'

Friday, April 4

8 p.m. ArtStreet Studio B
A look at the life of activist, musician, and cultural icon Kathleen Hanna, who formed the punk band Bikini Kill and pioneered the "riot grrrl" movement of the 1990s. Presented in conjunction with the ArtStreet Studio D Gallery exhibit VOICES: America's Music. Learn more >>
ArtStreet 937-229-5101

Opera Workshop Cabaret

Friday, April 4

8 p.m. Kennedy Union Ballroom
The Department of Music presents an evening of scenes from the lyric theater. Past performances have included works by Sondheim, Mozart, Simon, Copland, Tesori and more. Enjoy light refreshments while the music surrounds you!
Department of Music 937-229-3936

Gospel Music Workshop

Saturday, April 5

8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. College Park Center
The Gospel Music Workshop is designed to foster an understanding of the historical, cultural, religious and musical components of gospel music. Based in the belief that people learn best by doing, it will feature concurrent workshops on vocal improvisation in gospel music, gospel keyboard techniques, interpreting the written score and others. Sessions will be taught by gospel music scholars including Dr. Kathy Bullock, Dr. Diane White-Clayton, Dr. Donna Cox and Dr. Raymond Wise. Workshop participants will form a gospel choir which will perform at the annual spring concert for the Ebony Heritage Singers on Sunday.
Department of Music 937-229-3936

Ebony Heritage Singers Performance

Sunday, April 6

4 p.m. South Park United Methodist Church, 140 Stonemill Rd.
Under the direction of Dr. Donna Cox, the University's gospel choir will perform selections from the African-American sacred music tradition.
Department of Music 937-229-3936

Strings Night

Sunday, April 6

7 p.m. Sears Recital Hall, Jesse Philips Humanities Center
Department of Music 937-229-3936

University Orchestra

Monday, April 7

8 p.m. Kennedy Union Ballroom 
Patrick Reynolds, conductor.
Department of Music 937-229-3936

Horvath Reception and Closing Event for Stander Symposium

Wednesday, April 9

5 - 7 p.m. Gallery 249, College Park Center
The Horvath Exhibition, an annual juried exhibit that started in 1975, features UD student work in a variety of media. The Horvath Exhibition is made possible through a memorial gift from Josephine Horvath in honor of her husband, Bela Horvath, who taught painting at UD in the 1950s. Exhibit runs March 27 – April 24.
Department of Visual Arts 937-229-3237

University of Dayton Dance Ensemble Spring Concert: “SEASONS”

Friday, April 11 and Saturday, April 12

Friday 8 p.m., Saturday 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Kennedy Union Boll Theatre
A look at the how the four seasons play a part in our lives whether we know it or not. Featuring guest companies DCDC2 and the Miami Valley Dance Company. Presented by the UD Theatre Program; Richard Mosley II, artistic director.
General reserved seating: $12
UD students, faculty, staff: $7
Kennedy Union Box Office 937-229-2545

University Chorale, Choral Union & Early Music Ensemble

Sunday April 13

3 p.m. Kennedy Union Boll Theatre
Robert Jones and Sam Dorf, conductors.
Department of Music 937-229-3936

Symphonic Wind Ensemble & University Concert Band

Monday April 14

8 p.m. Kennedy Union Boll Theatre
A concert showcasing the talents of two of UD's most exciting and versatile musical ensembles. Patrick Reynolds and Jeff Lehman, conductors.
Department of Music 937-229-3936

Reception for 'Voices: America’s Music'

Tuesday, April 15

5:30 - 7 p.m. ArtStreet Studio D Gallery
Through music, photography and visual statements, the culmination of the spring semester ArtStreet Experience course will bring to life 110 years of American music and those marginalized music makers whose creative work became the voice of America in the face of commercialization, corporation and corruption. Presented in collaboration with the Roesch Library's “America’s Music” film series. Exhibit runs through April 25. Learn more >>
ArtStreet 937-229-5101

Creative Culture Exchange: Music of the Disenfranchised and How It Changed the Nation

Tuesday, April 15

7-8:30 p.m. ArtStreet Studio B
Inspired by the ArtStreet created VOICES exhibition, this final Creative Culture Exchange of the year will look at the past 110 years of American Music and debate the cultural, commercial and corporate influence and subordination of the marginalized music makers and their affect on music in a 21st century America. With Sam Dorf (Assistant Professor, UD Department of Music), Art Jipson (Associate Professor and Director of UD Criminal Justice Studies Program), Shawn Sandridge (founder of the funk band 'DAYTON'), Karlos Marshall (ArtStreet Graduate Assistant) and Dave Zup (ArtStreet resident and hip-hop artist). Learn more >>
ArtStreet 937-229-5101

World Music Choir, Gamelan Ensemble, & Percussion Ensemble

Tuesday, April 15

8 p.m. Kennedy Union Boll Theatre
Sharon Davis Gratto, Heather MacLachlan and James Leslie, conductors.
Department of Music 937-229-3936

Voice Recital

Wednesday, April 23

8 p.m. Sears Recital Hall, Jesse Philips Humanities Center
Department of Music 937-229-3936

Jazz Combos and University Jazz Band

Thursday, April 24

8 p.m. Kennedy Union Ballroom 
Department of Music 937-229-3936

New Horizons Concert Band and Jazz Band

Thursday, April 24

8 p.m. Kennedy Union Boll Theatre 
Department of Music 937-229-3936

Honors Recital 

Friday, April 25

1 p.m. Sears Recital Hall, Jesse Philips Humanities Center
Department of Music 937-229-3936

Dayton Jazz Ensemble

Friday, April 25

7:30 p.m. Kennedy Union Boll Theatre
Please note time change. Willie L. Morris, III, director.
Department of Music 937-229-3936

1World Celebration 2014

Friday, April 25

7-10 p.m. ArtStreet Amphitheatre
This second annual event brings the diverse voices and creative minds of the University of Dayton together with those from the city of Dayton in an end-of-the-year art, food and music celebration. Learn more about ArtStreet >>
ArtStreet 937-229-5101

Senior Portfolio Show

Wednesday April 30

5 - 8 p.m. Kennedy Union Ballroom
Featuring the works of 28 graduating seniors in the Visual Communication Design program.
Department of Visual Arts 937-229-3237