• Oct. 10Branford Marsalis

    Branford Marsalis

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    • Wed., Oct. 10–Wed., Oct. 10, 7:30 p.m., W.M. Turner Auditorium

    Presented by the College of Fine Arts (Encore Events)

    NEA Jazz Master, renowned Grammy Award‐winning saxophonist and Tony Award nominee Branford Marsalis is one of the most revered instrumentalists of his time. Leader of one of the finest jazz quartets today, and a frequent soloist with classical ensembles, Marsalis’ most current quartet recording is ‘Four MFs Playin’ Tunes.’ Join us for one of the most innovative, forward-thinking jazz ensembles around today!

    Encore Event ticket sales begin Aug. 15. Purchase tickets online or by phone: 888.240.ARTS (936.468.6407).
  • Oct. 18SYBARITE5

    SYBARITE5

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    • Thu., Oct. 18–Thu., Oct. 18, 7:30 p.m., W.M. Turner Auditorium

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

    Known for its startlingly eclectic repertoire (from Piazzola to Brubeck to Radiohead) as well as its commanding performance style, SYBARITE5 is turning heads throughout the music world. With knockout engagements in 43 states and counting, SYBARITE5 has wowed audiences at venues including Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center.

    University Series season tickets sales begin Aug. 1 and single tickets sales begin Aug. 15. Purchase tickets online or by phone: 888.240.ARTS (936.468.6407).
  • Oct. 26–Dec. 29REFINED

    REFINED

    • Fri., Oct. 26–Sat., Dec. 29, The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House

    Presented by the School of Art (The Gallery Series)

    REFINED is a biennial exhibition of jewelry and metalwork hosted by the Art Metals program in the School of Art at Stephen F. Austin State University (SFASU) since 1998. The exhibition is held in the 1332 square-foot Reavley Gallery of the Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House, located at 329 E. Main Street in historic downtown Nacogdoches, Texas.

    We would like to celebrate our 10th anniversary by following the theme of our namesake. Refined, based on Webster’s definition, means free from impurities, fastidious, cultivated, precise, and exact. Each of these broad definitions could be considered through design, narrative content, social/political work, and other various representations. Entries may include work that honors “refined” in the broadest sense while embracing the diverse field of metalworking and jewelry. Jewelry, vessels, utensils, installation, and sculpture will be considered. We encourage the use of a wide variety of materials and techniques.

    We are proud that REFINED has been a continuous presence in Texas allowing for talented jurors and participants to cross paths. With an average of 60 works from all over the country (including international presence), this exhibition offers a diverse view of the field in an educational contemporary environment. Regional support as well as a short journey from Houston or Dallas ensures foot traffic through this unique exhibition.

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