River Campus Announces 2010-2011 Season


Aerial photo of the Southeast River Campus

Season tickets sales open to the public June 10 for the 2010-2011 season at Southeast’s River Campus.


June 7, 2010 – Season tickets sales open to the public June 10 for the 2010-2011 season at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus. The fourth River Campus season will, once again, offer a full array of outstanding performances by professional touring companies as well as the departments of Music, and Theatre and Dance.

Season tickets will remain on-sale through Friday, July 9, with individual ticket sales beginning Wednesday, July 14.   For more information on the 2010-2011 season at the River campus, visit www.semo.edu/rivercampus.

“We are urging people to order their season tickets by

July 9 to receive their first choice of seats,” said Box Office Manager Ellen Farrow.  “There are over 90 performances scheduled for 2010-2011, broken down into multiple series as well as special events.  Right now we are accepting season ticket orders only for the Symphony, Touring, and Theatre/Dance Series – or for a Master Series consisting of all three.”

With so many choices, it is important for subscribers understand the process. “We are taking seating preferences in the order in which requests are received,” said Farrow, “but no seats will be officially assigned until season ticket sales end July 9. This allows us to take orders for the individual series while still giving Master season ticket holders first priority.

“Season ticket holders can retain their seat location from year to year, with the option to move to better seats when available,” Farrow added. “Season ticket patrons also receive top seating priority for special events. The majority of our season ticket holders are renewing, so we urge everyone to order as soon as possible.”

Season tickets may be ordered by mail, fax or in person at the River Campus Box Office located in the Cultural Arts Center, 518 S. Fountain Street, Cape Girardeau, Mo. The River Campus Box Office is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and can be reached by phone at (573) 651-2265.

Seating in the Bedell Performance Hall is divided into two price ranges. Top price seats include the orchestra and first balcony; lower price seats include the mezzanine and second balcony. Tickets for the seven-event Touring Series are $261 and $219. Tickets for the six-event Theatre and Dance Series are $84 and $78. Tickets for the six-event Symphony Series are $118 and $94. Tickets for the Master Series (all three series) are $463 and $391.

Two shows – the staged reading of “A Christmas Carol” and “Church Basement Ladies 2: A Second Helping” – are not included on any series and must be ordered separately. All tickets for the staged reading of “A Christmas Carol” are general admission and are $12. Tickets for “Church Basement Ladies 2: A Second Helping” are $32 and $26.

To view a diagram of the Bedell Performance Hall, visit www.semo.edu/rivercampus/tickets/seatinginfo.htm.

Tickets for individual events will go on sale Wednesday, July 14, through the River Campus Box Office, all MetroTix outlets, (www.metrotix.com), or by calling MetroTix at (800) 293-5949. Special orders for handicapped, group sales or adjustments to existing orders will be handled only by the River Campus Box Office. To view a calendar of events for the upcoming season, visit http://www.semo.edu/rivercampus/events/index.htm.

SYMPHONY SERIESThe Southeast Missouri Symphony Orchestra will welcome the 10th anniversary season of the Symphony Series at Southeast with internationally acclaimed guest artists and beautiful music as well as special collaborations with the Cape Girardeau Public Schools’ orchestras and the Southern Illinois Symphony. The anniversary season will also include a performance by the spectacular Saint Louis Symphony.

The Symphony’s gala season opener “Rhapsody in Blue” is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Oct. 12 in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall. In this performance, internationally acclaimed pianist and Gershwin expert, Jack Gibbons, returns to Cape Girardeau to delight concert-goers with his amazing virtuosity. Gibbons will join the orchestra as the featured soloist for the Gala Season Opener in two celebrated Gershwin works: “Rhapsody in Blue” and the “Concerto in F Major” (first movement). Also on the program will be orchestral selections from Gershwin’s memorable opera, “Porgy and Bess.” Those who attend will enjoy fabulous piano playing and the jazz-inspired sounds of the great American composer, George Gershwin.

The Symphony will perform Schubert’s famous “Unfinished Symphony,” a masterpiece of beautiful, lyrical symphonic music, at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7 in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall. This concert will also feature the Symphony Orchestra with the University Choir and Choral Union in Mozart’s engaging choral work, the “Coronation Mass,” conducted by Dr. Steve Hendricks.

Highlighting the season will be performance by the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 6, in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall. Founded in 1880, the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra is recognized internationally as an ensemble of the highest caliber, performing a broad musical repertoire with skill and spirit. Appearances by the Symphony at New York’s Carnegie Hall continue to garner critical acclaim. Recordings by the Symphony have been honored with numerous Grammy Awards and Grammy nominations.

The season will continue when the Symphony performs “Serenade for Strings” at 7:30 p.m. March 1 in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall. This all-strings program presents special guest harp soloist, Juliette Buchanan, in two enchanting works for harp and strings: Saint-Saens’ “Danses” and Grandjany’s “Aria in Classic Style.” A professor of harp at Baylor University, Buchanan has performed at the White House and at Carnegie Hall and has studied with legendary harp teacher, Alice Chalifoux. Also on the program will be the brilliant “Concerto Grosso” for multiple string orchestras by Vaughan Williams, with guest orchestra from the CapeGirardeau Public Schools performing with the Symphony.

Next on the Symphony Series will be the Symphony Celebration Concert: Pictures! This concert will be performed at 7:30 p.m. March 28 in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall. This event will feature the combined forces of the Southeast Missouri Symphony Orchestra and the Southern Illinois Symphony performing the thrilling “Pictures at an Exhibition.” Joining thecombined symphonies will be special guest violinist, the brilliant concertmaster of the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, David Halen, in the great “Concerto in G Minor for Violin and Orchestra” by Romantic composer Max Bruch.

The Symphony will close out the 2010-2011 season with a performance of “The Rutter Requiem” at 7:30 p.m. May 3 in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall. The Symphony will once again be joined by the University Choir and Choral Union in a performance of English composer John Rutter’s beloved and ever-popular “Requiem” conducted by Dr. Steve Hendricks. Also featured on this program will be the student winners of the concerto and aria competition as well as the winner of the Symphony’s new, pre-collegiate “Rising Star” concerto competition.


The 2010-2011 Theatre and Dance Series will open with “Once on this Island,” scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Sept. 29-Oct. 2 and 2 p.m. Oct. 3 in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall. Based on “My Love, My Love” by Rosa Guy, this highly original and theatrical Caribbean adaptation of the popular fairy tale “The Little Mermaid” garnered eight Tony Award nominations for its Broadway run, including Best Musical, Book and Score. In almost non-stop song and dance, the show tells the story of Ti Moune, a peasant girl who rescues and falls in love with Daniel, a wealthy boy from the other side of her island. When Daniel is returned to his people, the fantastical gods who rule the island guide Ti Moune on a quest to test the strength of her love against the powerful forces of prejudice, hatred and death.

“Blood Wedding” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10-13 and at 2 p.m. Nov. 14 in the Wendy Kurka Rust Flexible Theatre. “Blood Wedding” tells the story of two families in a semi-mythical rural Spain who are intricately bound in an unbreakable cycle of murder and revenge. An arranged country marriage between the children of rich landowners is about to take place. A past lover, himself in a loveless marriage, cannot allow the wedding to happen and spirits the bride away. An entire town goes after the lovers where pursuers and pursued plunge into a realm of deep darkness where the moonlight is not friendly and the forest not shelter enough. The death-bound love triangle at the center of the play fuels these passions to a fever pitch andpropels the story to its unstoppable, tragic conclusion. This production contains adult content.

The Department of Theatre and Dance will showcase its students and professional faculty as well as guest artists in “Fall for Dance,” scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Dec. 2-4 and 2 p.m. Dec. 4 in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall. The audience will be treated to a variety of styles such as modern, jazz, tap and contemporary ballet.

The season will continue with a performance of “Anything Goes” scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Feb. 23, 24 and 26, 8 p.m. Feb. 25 and 2 p.m. Feb. 27 in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall. Cole Porter’s popular, screwball comedy features dancing, singing, romancing, mistaken identities and mismatched lovers. It is brought to life on board the S.S. American, a 1930s luxury liner en route to London from New York. On board are a lovesick stowaway, a brassy nightclub evangelist, a beautiful young debutante and her doting mother, a boozy and lecherous old tycoon, a bumbling gangster disguised as a priest, an English Lord with a mysterious past and a ship full of dancing sailors and high-kicking chorus girls. With music and lyrics by Porter, it features many of his most beloved numbers, including “Let’s Misbehave” and “I Get a Kick Out of You.”

A performance of “To Kill A Mockingbird” is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. March 30-April 2 and at 2 p.m. April 3 in the Wendy Kurka Rust Flexible Theatre. Adapted from the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Harper Lee, “To Kill A Mockingbird” is renowned for its warmth and humor, despite dealing with serious issues of rape and racial inequality. The story takes place during the Great Depression in fictional Maycomb, Ala. The narrator, six-year-old Scout Finch, lives with her older brother Jem and their widowed father Atticus, a middle-aged lawyer. Scout struggles with understanding the separations of race and class as Atticus defends a black man accused of raping a white woman. While the story “concerns tragedy and injustice, heartache and loss, it also carries with it a strong sense [of]courage, compassion, and an awareness of history to be better human beings.” This production contains adult language.

The 2010-2011 Theatre and Dance Series will come to a closed with “Spring Into Dance” scheduled for 7:30 p.m. April 14-16 and 2 p.m. April 17 in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall. “Spring Into Dance” will offer audiences a group of individual pieces choreographed by students, faculty and guest choreographers. The original works challenge the dancers’skills and creativity in a variety of styles such as modern, jazz, tap and contemporary ballet.


This season’s Touring Series kicks off at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 15, in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall with the world famous Glenn Miller Orchestra. The Glenn Miller Orchestra is the most popular and sought after big band in the world today for both concert and swing dance engagements. The Glenn Miller Orchestra, originally formed in 1937, recorded a number of chart successes, including the ever-popular, “Moonlight Serenade,” “Chattanooga Choo Choo” and “(I’ve Got a Gal In) Kalamazoo.” The orchestra is considered to be one of the greatest big bands of all time.

Highlighting this year’s Touring Series will be the Oct. 20 performance of “Fiddler on the Roof.” The performance is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall. Earl and Margie Holland for whom the Earl and Margie Holland School of Visual and Performing Arts at Southeast is named, have tagged “Fiddler on the Roof” as their special choice event this season at the River Campus. The Tony Award-winning musical that has captured the hearts of people all over the world with its universal appeal embarks on its North American Tour. Based on the stories of Sholom Aleichem, “Fiddler On The Roof” has been lauded by critics and audiences again and again. Filled with a rousing, heartwarming score, which includes “Tradition,” “Matchmaker, Matchmaker,” “If I Were A Rich Man” and “Sunrise, Sunset,” “Fiddler On The Roof” is a timeless classic. No other musical has so magically woven music, dance, poignancy and laughter into such an electrifying and unforgettable experience. Relive a glorious tradition of the musical theatre with “Fiddler On The Roof.”

The third touring production will be the Bayanihan Philippine National Folk Dance Company scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Oct. 23 in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall. The Bayanihan Philippine National Folk Dance Company is the oldest dance company in the Philippines. A multi-award-winning company and the first Filipino artists to break into Broadway, the company is also the first non-American dance company to perform at the New York State Theater of the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. The Bayanihan story spans 43 years of performances all over the world. The company takes its name from the ancient Filipino tradition of Bayanihan, which signifies working together for the common good. The dancers’ skill and grace transfer the indigenous dance and music traditions from their ancient origins in the countryside to the confines of the stage without sacrificing authenticity.

Back by popular demand after a rousing success during the River Campus inaugural season, “Late Nite Catechism” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 5 in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall. “Late Nite Catechism” has brought its nostalgic kick to every state in theUnited States as well as to Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia. “Late Nite Catechism” is an uproariously funny play that takes the audience back to its youth. The irrepressible “Sister” teaches class to a roomful of “students” (the audience). Throughout the course of the class, the benevolent instructor rewards the “students” for correct answers with glow-in-the-dark rosaries and other nifty prizes. Naughty students may well find themselves on stage sitting in a corner reflecting on their actions. However, even the most reluctant “students” will be clamoring to get into this Sister’s “class.”

The series continues at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 12 with a performance of “Spamalot” in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall. Winner of the 2005 Tony Award for Best Musical, Monty Python’s “Spamalot” is the outrageous musical comedy lovingly ripped off from the film classic “Monty Python and The Holy Grail.” Based on the Tony Award-winning direction of Mike Nichols, witha book by Eric Idle and music and lyrics by the Grammy Award-winning team of Idle and John Du Prez, “Spamalot” tells the tale of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table as they embark on their quest for the Holy Grail. Flying cows, killer rabbits, taunting Frenchmen and show-stopping musical numbers are just a few of the reasons audiences everywhere are eating up “Spamalot.” This performance contains mature themes.

“The Aluminum Show” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. April 18 in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall. “The Aluminum Show” is a new performance combining movement, dance and visual theater unique to the stage. Through the use of special effects, creative mechanisms and acrobatic dance, inanimate objects come to life with energy, emotion and even personality, as silver industrial materials create a luminous and reflective world. France’s La Tribune has described “The Aluminum Show as “dancing without being dancing, misappropriation of objects, puppets, frenzy, joy, humor, poetry, fantasy, illusion, a modern enchantment in between industrial matter and human bodies.”  It is a magical, theatrical performance; something to be enjoyed by young and old alike.

The 2010-2011 Touring Series comes to a close with the Russian National Ballet Theatre’s performance of “Romeo and Juliet” at 7:30 p.m. April 29 in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall. The Russian National Ballet Theatre includes more than 50 dancers of singular instruction and vast experience, many of whom have been with the company since its inception in the early 1980s. The company upholds the grand national tradition of the major Russian ballet works and developing new talents throughout Russia, with a repertory of virtually all of the great full works, including its version of Shakespeare’s classic and tragic love story of “Romeo and Juliet.” The beauty and grace of this outstanding company brings this classic story alive for all ages.


Two special events, not included as a part of the previous mentioned series, will be a staged reading of the Charles Dickens’ classic, “A Christmas Carol,” scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Dec. 14, and “Church Basement Ladies 2: A Second Helping,” scheduled for 7:30 p.m. March 29. Both events are in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall.

 Dr. Rob Dillon, professor of theatre and dance at Southeast, donned in Victorian-style costume, will perform the staged reading of “A Christmas Carol,” which will include special lighting effects. Dillon will read from a version condensed by Dickens himself.

“Church Basement Ladies 2: A Second Helping” is the sequel to the 2000 hit play “Church Basement Ladies,” a project dedicated to those stalwart women of the church who volunteer to work in the church kitchen – those under-appreciated ladies who cook and arrange the food and coffee for weddings, youth gatherings and pot luck suppers–our mothers, grandmothers, aunts and moms. These are women-in-charge; women we all know and love. In this latest version of the ongoing story, the year is 1969, the world is changing, and the ladies of the Lutheran church basement kitchen are dealing with changes of their own. With their heartwarming humor and hilarious antics, “Church Basement Ladies 2: A Second Helping!” moves from serving high school students at the Lutheran League Banquet to a church sponsored Missionary Night and the rise and fall of a Viking’s Super Bowl Sunday. From the elderly matriarch of the kitchen to the young mom-to-be, these women find strength in each other as they deal with the joysand upheavals from below the “House of God!”


The Department of Music is proud to present many concerts throughout the year, featuring the talents of our finest student musicians. These concerts will showcase the hard work and dedication of many talented students along with music faculty, who have performed both nationally and abroad, with recognition across the world. A great variety of music from all periods will be presented, including symphonic band music, choral concerts, opera, percussion groups, and the guitar ensemble.

Southeast Ensembles

Wind SymphonyThursday, Oct. 7, 7:30 p.m.Thursday, Dec. 9, 7:30 p.m.Thursday, March 3, 7:30 p.m.Thursday, April 28, 7:30 p.m.Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall

Percussion EnsembleTuesday, Oct. 26, 7:30 p.m.Thursday, March 24, 7:30 p.m.Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall

University ChoirsThursday, Nov. 11, 7:30 p.m.Thursday, April 14, 7:30 p.m.Robert F. & Gertrude L. Shuck Music Recital Hall

Guitar EnsembleThursday, Dec. 2, 7:30 p.m.Friday, April 29, 7:30 p.m.Robert F. & Gertrude L. Shuck Music Recital Hall

Holiday Percussion EnsembleSaturday, Dec. 11, 10:30 a.m.Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall

Southeast Opera: The MikadoSaturday, Jan. 22, 7:30 p.m.Sunday, Jan. 23, 3 p.m.Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall

Opera Workshop PerformanceSunday, May 1, 3 p.m.Robert F. & Gertrude L. Shuck Music Recital Hall

Faculty Recitals

The Department of Music will present a number of faculty recitals throughout the 2010-2011 season. All performances will be held in the Robert F. and Gertrude L. Shuck Music Recital Hall, except for the March 22 event. Faculty performers and recital dates are as follows:

Robert Conger, tromboneThursday, Aug. 26, 7:30 p.m.

Sara Edgerton, celloSunday, Sept. 12, 3 p.m.

Michael Dean, clarinetTuesday, Oct. 5, 7:30 p.m.

Robert Fruehwald, compositionSunday, Nov. 14, 3 p.m.

Paul Thompson, fluteTuesday, Jan. 25, 7:30 p.m.

Shane Mizicko, percussionTuesday, Feb. 8, 7:30 p.m.

Voice Faculty: Brahms’ “Liebeslieder Waltzes”Sunday, March 6, 3 p.m.

Gary Miller, organTuesday, March 22, 7:30 p.m.Old St. Vincent’s Church

Laura Ross, oboe, with Jessie Reuter, French hornSunday, April 3, 3 p.m.


Under the direction of Robert Conger, the Studio Jazz Ensemble, the University’s premier jazz organization, and the Jazz Lab Band will perform three concerts during the 2010-2011 season. Southeast Jazz Series performances will be held in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall and will include:

The Big Bands are Back, which will kick off the series at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 28. Southeast’s two outstanding big bands will present an evening of big band jazz selections, including some of the biggest hits ever written for jazz ensemble. This performance will feature outstanding student soloists as well as a special surprise guest artist.

The Clark Terry/Phi Mu Alpha Jazz Festival Gala Concert is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Feb. 11. Join Southeast’s Studio Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Lab Band for an evening of exciting jazz as the great trombonist Tony Baker joins the students in this highly anticipated jazz performance. As a jazz musician, Baker has performed with groups such as the Woody Herman Band and the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra. He has also performed on stage with artists such as Wynton Marsalis, Steve Turre, Terry Gibbs, John Fedchock, Chris Vadala and Jiggs Whigham.

The Electric and Eclectic Jazz Showcase is planned for 7:30 p.m. May 5. The Spring Jazz Concert will showcase the bands’ extraordinary talents. Southeast’s two fabulous big bands will present a concert of jazz tunes, covering a wide range of crossover styles. The audience will feel the electricity of the music as the musicians show off their versatility in their soloing as well as full band sounds.

SUNDAYS AT THREEThe Sundays at Three Chamber Music Series features local professionals and guest artists from the region presenting the best in chamber music. The series is currently in development by Artistic Director Brandon Christensen; all concerts will be held in the Robert F. and Gertrude L. Shuck Music Recital Hall. Check with the Department of Music for further developments.


The Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum will host six exhibitions during the 2010-2011 River Campus season.

The first exhibit, “Speaking While Listening,” will open Friday, July 2. This exhibit will feature the work of Southeast sculpture professor Chris Wubbena. He will present a multimedia installation including small bronze and stainless steel sculptures, videos and audio works detailing the experience both he and his father, Ed Wubbena, a Vietnam/American War veteran, had on their return to Vietnam. The exhibit runs through Sept. 12.

The work of Jun Kaneko will be on display beginning Sept. 24. This exhibit is an extensive representation of Kaneko’s work in ceramic sculpture, drawings and paintings during the past two decades. Mainly identified as a sculptor, Kaneko works on equally technical and innovative levels in glass, textiles, bronze, paper and canvas. The exhibit will run through Dec. 5.

“The Art of the Brick,” an exhibition featuring more than 30 whimsical and awe-inspiring works created with nearly one million colorful standard LEGO pieces, will open Dec. 10. New York-based artist, Nathan Sawaya created several new works specifically for this exhibit. This exhibit runs through Feb. 20.

The 33rd Annual High School Art Exhibition, “Exhibiting Excellence,” will open March 6. This exhibit will showcase the artistic talent of junior and senior high school students from southern Illinois and the 26-county region of southeast Missouri. This exhibit will run through March 27.

The Annual Juried Student Exhibition opens on April 1. This exhibit will showcase the creative talents of the students taking classes in the Department of Art at Southeast Missouri State University. It runs through May 1.

Closing out the 2010-2011 Crisp Museum season will be the Biannual Faculty Exhibition, which opens May 6. This exhibition will include ceramics, paintings, prints, drawings, sculpture and multimedia works by the Department of Art faculty at Southeast Missouri State University. This exhibit will run through June 5.

The Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum also will offer the Transition Spaces Series in 2010-2011. This unique exhibition space is devoted to the work of artists within 150 miles of Cape Girardeau. Exhibits in this series are as follows:

Friday, Sept. 17-Sunday, Nov. 21Jeanie Eddleman: Transition Spaces 10.2

Friday, Dec. 3 – Sunday, Feb. 27Peter Chanthanakone: Transition Spaces 10.3

Friday, June 3 – Sunday, July 31Dr. Jean Chapman: Transition Spaces 11.1


The River Campus Art Gallery in the Seminary Building at the River Campus will showcase seven exhibits during the 2010-2011 season.

The season will open with the Summer Art Workshops Exhibition on Aug. 23. This exhibition of diverse pieces created during the Department of Art Summer Workshops will showcase a variety of media including ceramics, sculpture, fibers and digital design. An opening reception is planned for 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 3. The exhibit runs through Sept. 10.

 “Sara Ood: Like Seed to Soil and So On” will open in the River Campus Art Gallery on Sept. 20. “Like Seed to Soil” is part of a larger body of garden and soil-related works dating back to 1999. “Like Seed to Soil” evolved through a layering of influences, ideas and experiences, from Henry David Thoreau’s manuscripts to an interest in seeds and roots, to the powerful impact ofgathered materials. An opening reception is planned for 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 1. An artist’s lecture is planned for noon to 1 p.m. on Oct. 13. The exhibit runs through Oct. 15

“Louise Bodenheimer: Seashore Subjects” will open on Oct. 25. Bodenheimer is area head of Southeast’s Department of Art graphic design program and has a long-standing interest in marine and botanical subjects. She employs her elegant mark making and eye for color to capture the essence of these objects. Bodenheimer’s short residency in Maine inspired this collection of delicate, beautiful illustrations of seashore subjects. An artist’s lecture is planned for noon to 1 p.m. on Nov. 3. An opening reception is scheduled for 5 to 7 p.m. on Nov. 5. The exhibit runs through Nov. 15.

BFA Graduating Seniors Exhibitions are scheduled twice during the 2010-2011 season. The first exhibit opens Nov. 29. The BFA exhibition is a culmination of years of fine arts study at Southeast Missouri State University and shows that fostering and challenging the creative process can produce successful, accomplished bodies of work. The emerging artists showcased in these exhibits utilize a college career’s worth of accrued knowledge, artistic exploration, intensive critique and a strong focus on professional goals. An opening reception is planned for 5 to 7 p.m. Dec. 3. The exhibit runs through Dec. 17. The second BFA Graduating Seniors Exhibition opens on May 3. An opening reception for this exhibit is scheduled for 5 to 7 p.m. on May 6. The second exhibit will run through May 15.

“The Mid America Print Council Members Exhibition” will open Jan. 18. The Mid America Print Council is an educational organization whose goal is to promote awareness and appreciation of the art of making original prints, books, hand-made paper and drawings. This year, Southeast Missouri State University will host the first members’ exhibition for 2011 in the River Campus Art Gallery. The exhibit will be juried by two Southeast faculty members, Emily Booth and Kristin Powers Nowlin. A jurors’ lecture is planned for noon to 1 p.m. Jan. 26. An opening reception is planned for 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 4. The exhibit will run through Feb. 18.

A Juror’s Exhibition will open Feb. 28 in the River Campus Art Gallery. The Department of Art’s annual juried student show is an exciting event anticipated greatly by both the campus and Cape Girardeau communities. Each year, a professional artist of excellent talent and achievement is invited to select works to be included and to hold a solo exhibit of his or her own work. An opening reception is planned for 5 to 7 p.m. March 5. An Artist’s Lecture is scheduled for noon to 1 p.m. on March 23. The exhibit runs through March 22.

The Annual Small Works Exhibition, a showcase of a variety of styles and media, will open March 28. The small scale of the pieces included facilitates an intimate art-viewing experience, making each of these unique creations an individual treasure. An opening reception is planned for 5 to 7 p.m. April 1. A Juror’s Lecture is scheduled for noon to 1 p.m. on April 6. The exhibit will run through April 22.

The High School Art Academy Exhibit will be on display for one day with a reception planned for 1 to 3 p.m. on June 12. The Art Academy is a series of workshops designed for high school student artists interested in broadening and enriching their art experiences, realizing their personal and contemporary vision, and building their portfolios for the college level. This exhibition is the culminating event of the workshops, displaying the diverse works created by young, up-and-coming talent.


July2 “Speaking While Listening” (thru 9/12)

August23 Summer Art Workshop Exhibition (thru 9/10)26 Robert Conger, trombone

September12 Sara Edgerton, cello17 “Transition Spaces 10.2” (thru 11/28)19 Symphony Sampler (Free Admission)20 “Like Seed to Soil and So On” (thru 10/15)24 Jun Kaneko (thru 12/5)29 “Once on this Island” (thru 10/3)

October5 Michael Dean, clarinet7 Wind Symphony12 “Rhapsody in Blue”15 Glenn Miller Orchestra20 “Fiddler on the Roof”23 Philippine National Dance Company25 “Seashore Subjects” (thru 11/15)26 Percussion Ensemble28 “The Big Bands Are Back”

November5 “Late Nite Catechism”10 “Blood Wedding” (thru 11/14)11 University Choirs14 Robert Fruehwald, composition29 BFA Graduating Seniors Exhibit (thru 12/17)

December2 Guitar Ensemble2 Fall for Dance (thru 12/4)3 “Transition Spaces 10.3” (thru 2/27)7 Schubert’s “Unfinished Symphony”9 Wind Symphony10 “The Art of Brick” (thru 2/20)11 Holiday Percussion Concert (Free Admission)12 “Spamalot”14 Staged Reading of “A Christmas Carol”

January18 Mid America Print Council Members Exhibition (thru 2/18)22 Southeast Opera: “The Mikado” (thru 1/23)25 Paul Thompson, flute

February6 Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra8 Shane Mizicko, percussion11 Jazz Festival Concert23 “Anything Goes” (thru 2/27)28 Juror’s Exhibition (thru 3/22)

March1 “Serenade for Strings”3 Wind Symphony6 33rd Annual High School Art Exhibition (thru 3/27)6 Voice Faculty: Brahms’ “Liebeslieder Waltzes”22 Gary Miller, organ24 Percussion Ensemble28 “Pictures at an Exhibition!”28 Annual Small Works Exhibit (thru 4/22)29 “Church Basement Ladies 2”30 “To Kill A Mockingbird” (thru 4/3)

April1 Annual Juried Student Exhibit (thru 5/1)3 Laura Ross, oboe with Jessie Reuter, French horn14 University Choirs14 Spring Into Dance (thru 4/17)18 “The Aluminum Show”28 Wind Symphony29 Russian Festival Ballet: “Romeo & Juliet”29 Guitar Ensemble

May1 Opera Workshop Performance3 “The Rutter Requiem”3 BFA Graduating Seniors Exhibit (thru 5/15)5 Electric & Eclectic Jazz Showcase6 Bi-Annual Faculty Exhibition (thru 6/5)

June3 “Transition Spaces 11.1” (thru 7/31)12 High School Art Academy Exhibition