• Apr. 8–Jun. 102017 Texas National

    2017 Texas National

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    • Sat., Apr. 8–Sat., Jun. 10, The Cole Art Center, Ledbetter Gallery

    Presented by the School of Art (Special Art Events)

    SFA's 23rd annual juried competition and exhibition provides emerging artists an opportunity to have work juried by acclaimed artist Benito Huerta. Exhibition opening at 6 p.m., April 8.

  • Apr. 8–Jun. 10Works of Benito Huerta

    Works of Benito Huerta

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    • Sat., Apr. 8–Sat., Jun. 10, The Cole Art Center, Reavley Gallery

    Presented by the School of Art (The Gallery Series)

    Huerta received a B.F.A. degree from the University of Houston, and his M.A. from New Mexico State University. He was Co-founder, Executive Director and Emeritus Board Director of Art Lies, a Texas Art Journal. He is a Professor at the University of Texas at Arlington where he has been Director/Curator of The Gallery at UTA since 1997.

  • Jun. 2Friday Film: Bombs to Birds

    Friday Film: Bombs to Birds

    • Fri., Jun. 2, 7 p.m., The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House

    Presented by the School of Art

    Bombs To Birds, a documentary by veteran photojournalist Richard Michael Pruitt, explores the rich history of the Caddo Lake National Wildlife Refuge, 7,000 acres set aside to protect one of the highest quality old-growth bottom land hardwood forests in the southeastern United States and the wildlife that inhabit it. Home to a munition plant from 1941 to 1994, the EPA designated the land as a Superfund site in 1990. The Army's Base Realignment and Closure Division was tasked with cleaning the Refuge's acreage in 2000. Today, little progress has been made to clean the original fouled acres and they remain closed to the public. Community inquiries about the status of the cleanup and Freedom of Information request have gone unanswered.

    Admission is free.

    Plot summary from IMDB www.imdb.com

  • Jun. 10Blueberry Festival - Arts Activities

    Blueberry Festival - Arts Activities

    • Sat., Jun. 10, 8 a.m.–4 p.m., The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House

    Presented by the School of Art

    The Friends of the Visual Arts and the SFA School of Theatre will have booths outside the Cole Art Center during the 28th Annual Texas Blueberry Festival.

    The short documentary, "Found Footage: Rediscovering Nacogdoches," will be shown inside at 10 a.m., 12 p.m. and 2 p.m.

    "Found Footage" features scenes of Nacogdoches people and businesses in 1938 documented on film. The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and Humanities Texas, in association with the Charles and Lois Marie Bright Foundation, championed the effort to restore the forgotten 16mm film, labeled "Nacogdoches 1938." Discovered at Nacogdoches High School in 1967 but forgotten until a few years ago, the film was digitally restored and viewed in 2014 for the first time in 70 years.

    Admission is free.

  • Jun. 16Band Camp Concerts - High School

    Band Camp Concerts - High School

    • Fri., Jun. 16, 10:00 a.m., W.M. Turner Auditorium

    Presented by the School of Music

    10:00-10:30 am—9th Honors
    10:45-11:15 am—9th Symphonic
    12:00-1:00 pm—HS Honors
    1:45-2:30 pm—HS Symphonic
    2:30-3:00—HS Concert

  • Jun. 23Band Camp Concerts - Middle School

    Band Camp Concerts - Middle School

    • Fri., Jun. 23, 10:00 a.m., Cole Concert Hall

    Presented by the School of Music

    10:00-10:30 am—7th Honors
    10:45-11:15 am—7th Pine Log
    11:30-12:00 pm—7th Tejas
    1:00-1:45 pm—8th Honors
    1:45-2:30 pm—8th Lumberjack
    2:30-3:00 pm—8th Stone Fort

  • Jun. 27–Jul. 14Educator's Studio Exhibition

    Educator's Studio Exhibition

    • Tue., Jun. 27–Fri., Jul. 14, The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House

    Presented by the School of Art

    The exhibition will feature work created by visual arts educators.

  • Jun. 27–Jul. 1512 X 12 School of Art Silent Auction

    12 X 12 School of Art Silent Auction

    • Tue., Jun. 27–Sat., Jul. 15, The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House

    Presented by the School of Art

    This annual fundraising auction and exhibition, sponsored by the SFA Friends of the Visual Arts, includes works by area artists for silent bid. A closing party and sale will begin at 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 15. Admission to the gallery and the closing party is free.

  • Jun. 27–Jul. 15The Miracle Worker

    The Miracle Worker

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    • Tue., Jun. 27, 7:30 p.m., Downstage Theatre
    • Thu., Jun. 29, 7:30 p.m., Downstage Theatre
    • Thu., Jul. 6, 7:30 p.m., Downstage Theatre
    • Fri., Jul. 7, 7:30 p.m., Downstage Theatre
    • Tue., Jul. 11, 7:30 p.m., Downstage Theatre
    • Wed., Jul. 12, 7:30 p.m., Downstage Theatre
    • Thu., Jul. 13, 7:30 p.m., Downstage Theatre
    • Sat., Jul. 15, 2 p.m., Downstage Theatre

    Presented by the School of Theatre (SummerStage Festival)

    Helen Keller, a young deaf and blind girl trapped in a world of darkness and silence, meets Annie Sullivan, an unorthodox and brilliant teacher. Despite the numerous challenges both face, Annie ultimately becomes the miracle worker who helps Helen unlock a world of possibilities.

    Single tickets: $15 for adult, $10 for senior, $7.50 for student.
    Pay What You Can performance on Thursday, June 29 @ 7:30 p.m.
    Purchase tickets online or by phone: 888.240.ARTS (936.468.6407).
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