• Sep. 14–Nov. 10Fragmentation: The Lithographs of Wayne Kimball

    Fragmentation: The Lithographs of Wayne Kimball

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    • Thu., Sep. 14–Fri., Nov. 10, Griffith Gallery

    Presented by the School of Art (The Gallery Series)

    “Fragmentation: The Lithographs of Wayne Kimball” will open Thursday, Sept. 14, in Griffith Gallery on the Stephen F. Austin State University campus. The exhibition features finely detailed lithographs on paper. A reception with the artist is scheduled for 5-6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5. Admission to the exhibition, which is sponsored in part by the SFA School of Art, Friends of the Visual Arts and Nacogdoches Junior Forum, is free. For more information, call (936) 468-1131.

  • Oct. 31–Jan. 5The Patriotic Art of World War I in France

    The Patriotic Art of World War I in France

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    • Tue., Oct. 31–Fri., Jan. 5, The Cole Art Center, Ledbetter Gallery

    Presented by the School of Art (The Gallery Series)

    Featuring vintage French WWI posters from the extensive collection of Dr. Jere Jackson.

    Reception and gallery talk by Dr. Jackson: 3pm Saturday, Nov. 11

  • Oct. 31–Dec. 30Collective Transference: Houston Area Clay

    Collective Transference: Houston Area Clay

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    • Tue., Oct. 31–Sat., Dec. 30, The Cole Art Center, Reavley Gallery

    Presented by the School of Art (The Gallery Series)

    Juried Ceramics Exhibition - Reception & artist talk with ClayHouston organizers will be Thursday, November 16 from 6-8pm.

  • Nov. 2Madrigal Singers

    Madrigal Singers

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    • Thu., Nov. 2, 7:30 p.m., Cole Concert Hall

    Presented by the School of Music

    Madrigal Singers

    Single tickets: $8 for adult, $6 for senior, $3 for student. Purchase tickets online or by phone: 888.240.ARTS (936.468.6407).
  • Nov. 3Damnation - Friday Night Film

    Damnation - Friday Night Film

    • Fri., Nov. 3, 7 p.m., The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House

    Presented by the School of Art (Special Art Events)

    This powerful film odyssey across America explores the sea change in our national attitude from pride in big dams as engineering wonders to the growing awareness that our own future is bound to the life and health of our rivers. Dam removal has moved beyond the fictional Monkey Wrench Gang to go mainstream. Where obsolete dams come down, rivers bound back to life, giving salmon and other wild fish the right of return to primeval spawning grounds, after decades without access. DamNation’s majestic cinematography and unexpected discoveries move through rivers and landscapes altered by dams, but also through a metamorphosis in values, from conquest of the natural world to knowing ourselves as part of nature.

    DamNation opens big, on a birth, with the stirring words of Franklin D. Roosevelt at the dedication of Hoover Dam, and on a death, as the engineer at Elwha Dam powers down the turbine on its last day. DamNation stints neither the history nor the science of dams, and above all conveys experiences known so far to only a few, including the awe of watching a 30-pound salmon hurtling 20 feet into the air in a vain attempt to reach the spawning grounds that lie barricaded upriver. We witness the seismic power of a dam breaking apart and, once the river breaks free, the elation in watching wild salmon – after a century of denied access – swimming their way home.

  • Nov. 4Percussion Ensemble Concert

    Percussion Ensemble Concert

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    • Sat., Nov. 4, 4 p.m., Cole Concert Hall

    Presented by the School of Music

    Percussion Ensemble Concert

    Single tickets: $8 for adult, $6 for senior, $3 for student. Purchase tickets online or by phone: 888.240.ARTS (936.468.6407).
  • Nov. 4Day of the Dead Fiesta

    Day of the Dead Fiesta

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

    Presented by the School of Art (Special Art Events)

    Visit Downtown Nacogdoches and help us celebrate Dia de los Muertos with food, fun and entertainment on the brick streets.

  • Nov. 6Chris Whyte

    Chris Whyte

    • Mon., Nov. 6, 6 p.m., Cole Concert Hall

    Presented by the School of Music (Calliope Concert Series)

    Guest Percussion Recital

    Single tickets: $8 for adult, $6 for senior, $3 for student. Purchase tickets online or by phone: 888.240.ARTS (936.468.6407).
  • Nov. 7Stone Fort Wind Quintet

    Stone Fort Wind Quintet

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    • Tue., Nov. 7, 7:30 p.m., Cole Concert Hall

    Presented by the School of Music (Calliope Concert Series)

    Faculty Recital

    Single tickets: $8 for adult, $6 for senior, $3 for student. Purchase tickets online or by phone: 888.240.ARTS (936.468.6407).
  • Nov. 7–Nov. 11Mr. Burns

    Mr. Burns

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    • Tue., Nov. 7–Sat., Nov. 11, 7:30 p.m., W.M. Turner Auditorium

    Presented by the School of Theatre (The Mainstage Series)

    In the wake of an electric grid disaster eight strangers struggle for survival in an America without power. Anne Washburn’s Mr. Burns combines nuclear catastrophe, The Simpsons, and the myth making impulse to reinvent contemporary theatre. The play travels more than 80 years into the future as characters journey from entertaining themselves around a fire recounting a half remembered episode of The Simpsons to by the final act performing a post electric musical. The show questions what it means to be human, how we survive tragedy, and why we make art. Tickets: $15 adults, $10 seniors and $7.50 students/youth.

    Single tickets: $15 for adult, $10 for senior, $7.50 for student. Purchase tickets online or by phone: 888.240.ARTS (936.468.6407).
  • Nov. 9Trombone Choir

    Trombone Choir

    • Thu., Nov. 9, 7:30 p.m., Cole Concert Hall

    Presented by the School of Music

    Trombone Choir

    Single tickets: $8 for adult, $6 for senior, $3 for student. Purchase tickets online or by phone: 888.240.ARTS (936.468.6407).
  • Nov. 11Cello Club

    Cello Club

    • Sat., Nov. 11, 1 p.m., Cole Concert Hall

    Presented by the School of Music (Calliope Concert Series)

    Faculty Recital

    Single tickets: $8 for adult, $6 for senior, $3 for student. Purchase tickets online or by phone: 888.240.ARTS (936.468.6407).
  • Nov. 12Viento Sur

    Viento Sur

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    • Sun., Nov. 12, 4 p.m., Cole Concert Hall

    Presented by the School of Music (Calliope Concert Series)

    Argentinian Trombone Quartet

    Single tickets: $8 for adult, $6 for senior, $3 for student. Purchase tickets online or by phone: 888.240.ARTS (936.468.6407).
  • Nov. 14Orchestra of the Pines: "Scores of Nationalism"

    Orchestra of the Pines: "Scores of Nationalism"

    • Tue., Nov. 14, 7:30 p.m., Cole Concert Hall

    Presented by the School of Music (The Concert Series)

    Orchestra of the Pines: “Scores of Nationalism”
    November 14, 7:30 p.m.

    Symphony No. 2 in D minor, Op. 43 (50 minutes)   Jean Sibelius



    Intermission



    Concerto for two clarinets in E-flat major by Franz Krommer, Gary Jones and Cesar Montelongo, clarinets



    Capriccio Espagnol (15 minutes)   Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov



    Not many works can evoke the sense of pride and nationalist as that of Jean Sibelius. His mighty Second Symphony, while begun in Italy, founds it final penned notes back home in Finland. The profound work intertwines pensive melodies and bold fanfares with lyricism and bravura. The orchestra is joined by guest baritone and concerto/aria winner, Juan Garza, performing an aria of dramatic poise. The orchestra also presents Rimsky-Korsakov’s brilliant Capriccio Espagnol, a concerto for orchestra highlighting soloists throughout the entire work!

    Single tickets: $8 for adult, $6 for senior, $3 for student. Purchase tickets online or by phone: 888.240.ARTS (936.468.6407).
  • Nov. 15Bill Molenhof

    Bill Molenhof

    • Wed., Nov. 15, 7:30 p.m., Cole Concert Hall

    Presented by the School of Music (Calliope Concert Series)

    Guest Percussion Recital

    Single tickets: $8 for adult, $6 for senior, $3 for student. Purchase tickets online or by phone: 888.240.ARTS (936.468.6407).
  • Nov. 16Opera Scenes

    Opera Scenes

    • Thu., Nov. 16, 7:30 p.m., Cole Concert Hall

    Presented by the School of Music

    Opera Scenes

    Single tickets: $8 for adult, $6 for senior, $3 for student. Purchase tickets online or by phone: 888.240.ARTS (936.468.6407).
  • Nov. 16–Nov. 17Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker

    Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker

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    • Thu., Nov. 16, 7:30 p.m., W.M. Turner Auditorium
    • Fri., Nov. 17, 7:30 p.m., W.M. Turner Auditorium

    Presented by the College of Fine Arts (Encore Events)

    Usher in the holidays with the experience taking the continent by storm! Marking the 25th North American Anniversary Tour in 2017, this Nutcracker features over-the-top production values and world-class Russian artists. Larger-than-life puppets and nesting dolls with gloriously handcrafted costumes bring the Christmas spirit to life.

    SECTION A: $45 for adult, $36 for senior, $18 for student/youth, $22.50 for faculty/staff. SECTION B: $36 for adult, $29 for senior, $14 for student/youth, $18 for faculty/staff. SECTION C: $20 for adult, 16 for senior, $8 for student youth, $10 for faculty/staff. Purchase tickets online or by phone: 888.240.ARTS (936.468.6407).
  • Nov. 28Wind Symphony/Symphonic Band

    Wind Symphony/Symphonic Band

    • Tue., Nov. 28, 7:30 p.m., Cole Concert Hall

    Presented by the School of Music

    Wind Symphony/Symphonic Band

    Single tickets: $8 for adult, $6 for senior, $3 for student. Purchase tickets online or by phone: 888.240.ARTS (936.468.6407).
  • Nov. 29–Dec. 2Congressional Art Competition & Exhibition

    Congressional Art Competition & Exhibition

    • Wed., Nov. 29–Sat., Dec. 2, Griffith Gallery

    Presented by the School of Art (The Gallery Series)

    Closing reception and awards ceremony: Saturday, Dec. 2, time TBD.

  • Nov. 29Contemporary Ensemble

    Contemporary Ensemble

    • Wed., Nov. 29, 7:30 p.m., Cole Concert Hall

    Presented by the School of Music

    Contemporary Ensemble

    Single tickets: $8 for adult, $6 for senior, $3 for student. Purchase tickets online or by phone: 888.240.ARTS (936.468.6407).
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