• 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 Houston artists Jeff Forster and Michelle Matthews will be Thursday, November 16 from 6-8pm.

  • 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.

  • Dec. 1–Jan. 5I'll Be Home for Christmas

    I'll Be Home for Christmas

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    • Fri., Dec. 1–Fri., Jan. 5, The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House

    Presented by the School of Art (The Gallery Series)

    A series of vignettes about what Christmas was like 100 years ago. On display will be authentic antique ornaments and playthings, providing a glimpse into the celebration of Christmas past from a child's point of view.

    Storytelling with Main Pecan: 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2

    Special events and talks throughout the holiday season.

  • Dec. 1Who the #$&% is Jackson Pollock - Friday Night Film

    Who the #$&% is Jackson Pollock - Friday Night Film

    • Fri., Dec. 1, 7 p.m., The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House

    Presented by the School of Art (Special Art Events)

    When Teri Horton, a 73 year-old former long-haul truck driver with an eighth grade education, bought a painting in a thrift shop for five dollars, she didn't know that it would pit her against the highest and mightiest people in the art world and perhaps change forever the way art is authenticated. (rottentomatoes.com)

  • Dec. 1Swingin' Axes & Swingin' Aces 'Jazzy Christmas' Concert

    Swingin' Axes & Swingin' Aces 'Jazzy Christmas' Concert

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    • Fri., Dec. 1, 7:30 p.m., Cole Concert Hall

    Presented by the School of Music (Special Music Events)

    Christmas Concert

    Single tickets: $8 for adult, $6 for senior, $3 for student. Purchase tickets online or by phone: 888.240.ARTS (936.468.6407).
  • Dec. 1A Christmas Carol

    A Christmas Carol

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    • Fri., Dec. 1:
      • 9:30 a.m., W.M. Turner Auditorium
      • 12:30 p.m., W.M. Turner Auditorium

    Presented by the College of Fine Arts (The Children’s Performing Arts Series (CPAS))

    Perhaps the best loved holiday story of all time, our adaptation of Dickens’ classic is particularly suited to children. Watch Mr. Scrooge have a change of heart from stone to gold as he is visited by the ghosts of Christmas. All the joy, sentiment and meaning are here, without being too scary for young audiences.
    Grades K – 5
    Curriculum Connection: Family Ties, Language Arts, Literary Classic, Music, Reading

    Tickets are $7.50 for individuals or $6 per person for groups of 20 or more. To purchase tickets, call 888.240.ARTS or 936.468.6407.
  • Dec. 3Americana

    Americana

    • Sun., Dec. 3, 2:30 p.m., W.M. Turner Auditorium

    Presented by the School of Music (Special Music Events)

    The Wind Ensemble at Stephen F. Austin State University will present the program "Americana" at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the SFA campus.

    Single tickets: $8 for adult, $6 for senior, $3 for student. Purchase tickets online or by phone: 888.240.ARTS (936.468.6407).
  • Dec. 4Percussion in the Pines Concert

    Percussion in the Pines Concert

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    • Mon., Dec. 4, 7:30 p.m., Cole Concert Hall

    Presented by the School of Music

    Percussion in the Pines Concert

  • Dec. 5A Night of Song

    A Night of Song

    • Tue., Dec. 5, 6:00 p.m., Music Recital Hall

    Presented by the School of Music (Calliope Concert Series)

    Kayla Roth / Danny​ Chapa Faculty Recital

  • Dec. 7Rockin' Axes-The '90s & New Millenium Concert

    Rockin' Axes-The '90s & New Millenium Concert

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

    Presented by the School of Music (Special Music Events)

    Featuring "Satellite" by the Dave Matthews Band, "This Love" by Maroon 5, "Uprising" by Muse and more!

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

    Christmas Celebration

    • Fri., Dec. 8, 7:30 p.m., W.M. Turner Auditorium

    Presented by the School of Music (Special Music Events)

    All Choirs

  • Dec. 9Unsilent Night

    Unsilent Night

    • Sat., Dec. 9, 7:30 p.m., Alumni Dr. side of the School of Music

    Presented by the School of Music (Special Music Events)

    Hello,

    My name is Brad Meyer and I am the Director of Percussion Studies at Stephen F. Austin State University. I would like to let you know that the SFA Percussion Studio and myself will be coordinating a public performance of Phil Kline’s Unsilent Night on Dec. 9th. We will be starting at 7:30pm on the Alumni Dr. side of the SFA School of Music in Nacogdoches, TX. The performance will last 45 minutes and will take participants on a picturesque walk around SFA’s campus. We invite encourage anyone and everyone to participate in the performance by following one of the two steps below:
    1) Download the app, Phil Kline's Unsilent Night or search “Phil Kline’s Unsilent Night” in your app store, and play it over your smart device by connecting it to a portable speaker.
    2) Download one of the four mp3 tracks from http://unsilentnight.com/participate and burn it to a CD that can be played over a boombox.
    *People can play the music from the app over their phone speaker, but this has a less-than-desirable sound quality, and should only be used if the other options are not possible.

    If inclement weather occurs, the performance will be cancelled. Music players are not supplied by the host, so please plan on bringing your own music player. For more information, please go to http://unsilentnight.com

    Below are a few descriptions of the piece and performance from Phil Kline’s website:

    IT'S REFERRED TO AS A BOOMBOX PARADE. WHAT IS THE MUSIC LIKE? IS IT LOUD AND RAUCOUS?
    Most people consider it loud and joyous. Glittering and mysterious. The average effect seems to be somewhere between pacifying and invigorating. Joe Woodard of The Los Angeles Times describes it as "A dreamy fruitcake of parts, tranquil even through its anarchy." And K. Leander Williams in Time Out New York says “Kline’s luminous, shimmering wash of bell tones is one of the loveliest communal new-music experiences you’ll ever encounter, and it’s never the same twice.” The Onion calls it “an ambient wash of heaven-sent shimmer, recognizable as seasonal mostly for its modulating bells and time-stretched hymnal melodies.”

    IS UNSILENT NIGHT FAMILY FRIENDLY?
    Absolutely! People often bring their children, even infants and toddlers in strollers. Unsilent Night has in fact become a holiday tradition for many families. Some families have been doing it for the past 20 years, and their children have grown up walking Unsilent Night.

  • Dec. 12Annie Moses Band

    Annie Moses Band

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    • Tue., Dec. 12–Tue., Dec. 12, 7:30 p.m., W.M. Turner Auditorium

    Presented by the College of Fine Arts (The University Series)

    Experience the beauty of “Christmas with the Annie Moses Band” as the acclaimed ensemble performs stunning arrangements of holiday favorites, bringing Juilliard-honed chops to Nashville-styled music-making in a captivating blend of folk and classical. The band's innovative sound has delighted audiences from jazz aficionados to bluegrass buffs on PBS and on stages as diverse as Carnegie Hall and the Grand Ole Opry. From "Carol of the Bells" to "O Holy Night," this is a holiday journey audiences are sure to love.


    For tickets or more information call (936) 468-6407 or (888) 240-ARTS.

    Single tickets: $25 for adult, $20 for senior, $10 for student/child (SFA students $3 with valid ID). Purchase tickets online or by phone: 888.240.ARTS (936.468.6407).
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