• Jan. 22–May. 4SFA Alumni Invitational Showcase

    SFA Alumni Invitational Showcase

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    • Tue., Jan. 22–Sat., May. 4, Griffith Gallery

    Presented by the School of Art

    The SFA Alumni Invitational Showcase runs from Jan. 22 through May 4 in Griffith Fine Art Gallery on the campus of Stephen F. Austin State University. Curated by Jeffery Brewer, assistant professor of art (sculpture) in the School of Art, the exhibition features works by former SFA art students. The artists have been invited to discuss their work from 5 to 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, in Griffith Gallery. The discussion will be followed by a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House. Free admission.

  • Jan. 24–Mar. 24Caddo Contemporary: Present and Relevant

    Caddo Contemporary: Present and Relevant

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    • Thu., Jan. 24–Sun., Mar. 24, The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House

    Presented by the School of Art

    The exhibition “Caddo Contemporary: Present and Relevant” will show Jan. 24 through March 24 in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.

    Featuring ceramics, paintings, beadwork, stonework and drawings, the exhibition is a collaborative presentation of the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art and Art Galleries and the Caddo Mound Historic Site in Alto. An opening reception with the artists in attendance is from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24.

    SFA’s historic downtown art gallery, Cole Art Center is located at 329 E. Main St. For additional information, call (936) 468-1131.

  • Jan. 31–Mar. 17Frank Dituri Photography Exhibition

    Frank Dituri Photography Exhibition

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    • Thu., Jan. 31–Sun., Mar. 17, The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House

    Presented by the School of Art

    The color photography of Frank Dituri will be exhibited Jan. 31 through March 24 in the Reavely Gallery of The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House, Stephen F. Austin State University’s historic downtown art gallery.

    “Frank Dituri: Il Sacro.” (The Sacred) features photos Dituri, who teaches photography at the LABA Academy of Art in Florence, Italy, took in Italy over the past few years.

    The Cole Art Center is located at 329 E. Main St. For more information, call (936) 468-1131.

  • Feb. 1Friday Night Film - "13th"

    Friday Night Film - "13th"

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

    Presented by the School of Art

    The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art and the Friends of the Visual Arts will present a free, one-night screening of the documentary “13th” at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches. Directed by Ava DuVernay, the 2016 Netflix film gives an in-depth look at the prison system in the United States and how it reveals the nation’s history of racial inequality, according to a description at imdb.com. The film is titled after the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which freed slaves and prohibited slavery. Free admission.

  • Feb. 1I Have a Dream

    I Have a Dream

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    • Fri., Feb. 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))

    By Bruce Craig Miller
    Presented by Virginia Repertory Theatre

    This compelling dramatization of the life and times of one of the most influential and
    charismatic leaders of the “American Century” and the Civil Rights movement will inspire
    your students as they experience Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s struggle and his dream of
    lifting “our nation from the quicksand of racial injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood.”

    Curriculum Connection: Adult Biography, Language Arts, History, Multi-Cultural, Public Speaking,
    Reading, Self-Esteem, Character Development
    Target Grades: 2 to 8

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    Tickets: To purchase tickets, call 888.240.ARTS or 936.468.6407.
  • Feb. 2Piano Trio

    Piano Trio

    • Sat., Feb. 2, 4 p.m., Cole Concert Hall

    Presented by the School of Music

    Piano Trio

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  • Feb. 4Brian Perry - Guest Bass Recital

    Brian Perry - Guest Bass Recital

    • Mon., Feb. 4, 6 p.m., Music Recital Hall

    Presented by the School of Music

    Brian Perry - Guest Bass Recital

  • Feb. 5Wind Ensemble

    Wind Ensemble

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    • Tue., Feb. 5, 7:30 p.m., W.M. Turner Auditorium

    Presented by the School of Music

    Wind Ensemble

    Single tickets: $8 for adult, $6 for senior, $3 for student. Purchase tickets online or by phone: 888.240.ARTS (936.468.6407).
  • Feb. 5Jake Heggie – Here/After: The Songs of Lost Voices

    Jake Heggie – Here/After: The Songs of Lost Voices

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    • Tue., Feb. 5, 7:30 p.m., Cole Concert Hall

    Presented by the School of Music

    Ron Petti, piano, with SFA voice faculty present “Jake Heggie – Here/After: The Songs of Lost Voices”

  • Feb. 7Wind Symphony/Symphonic Band

    Wind Symphony/Symphonic Band

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    • Thu., Feb. 7, 7:30 p.m., W.M. Turner Auditorium

    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).
  • Feb. 10Percussion Ensemble - TMEA Preview Concert

    Percussion Ensemble - TMEA Preview Concert

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    • Sun., Feb. 10, 7:30 p.m., Cole Concert Hall

    Presented by the School of Music

    Percussion Ensemble, TMEA Preview Concert

  • Feb. 15–Feb. 16Crazy Eights

    Crazy Eights

    by David Lindsay-Abaire
    • Fri., Feb. 15–Sat., Feb. 16, 7:30 p.m., Downstage Theatre
    • Sat., Feb. 16, 2 p.m., Downstage Theatre

    Presented by the School of Theatre (Student Productions)

    Directed by Alex Duty

    Admission: $4 Purchase tickets online or by phone: 888.240.ARTS (936.468.6407).
  • Feb. 20Orchestra of the Pines

    Orchestra of the Pines

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    • Wed., Feb. 20, 7:30 p.m., Cole Concert Hall

    Presented by the School of Music

    Repertoire - TBA

    Single tickets: $8 for adult, $6 for senior, $3 for student. Purchase tickets online or by phone: 888.240.ARTS (936.468.6407).
  • Feb. 21Texas New Music Ensemble

    Texas New Music Ensemble

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    • Thu., Feb. 21, 6 p.m., Cole Concert Hall

    Presented by the School of Music

    Texas New Music Ensemble

  • Feb. 21A Faculty-Guest Voice Recital

    A Faculty-Guest Voice Recital

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    • Thu., Feb. 21, 6 p.m., Music Recital Hall

    Presented by the School of Music

    With Dr. Chris Turner & Dr. Garry Leonberger

    Single tickets: $8 for adult, $6 for senior, $3 for student. Purchase tickets online or by phone: 888.240.ARTS (936.468.6407).
  • Feb. 22Hai Jin - Guest Piano

    Hai Jin - Guest Piano

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    • Fri., Feb. 22, 7:30 p.m., Cole Concert Hall

    Presented by the School of Music

    Hai Jin - Guest Piano

  • Feb. 26–Mar. 2Three One-Act Plays by Asian Authors

    Three One-Act Plays by Asian Authors

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    • Tue., Feb. 26–Sat., Mar. 2, 7:30 p.m., W.M. Turner Auditorium

    Presented by the School of Theatre (The Mainstage Series)

    In “Hiding from the Rain” by expatriate Chinese Nobel laureate Gao Xingjian, two young women take shelter from a storm, unaware that their conversation is being overheard by a silent old man. “The Post Office” by Indian Nobel Prize winner Rabindranath Tagore blurs the lines between realism and fantasy as a terminally ill boy’s wish is granted. “The Lady Aoi” by Japanese Nobel nominee Mishima Yukio is a story of jealousy, memory and ghostly possession.

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