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  • May. 5–Jun. 13Texas National

    Texas National

    • Tue., May. 5–Sat., Jun. 13, The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House

    Presented by the School of Art

    Although The Cole Art Center is currently closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, art lovers will still be able to view all of the artwork and the winning entries in the 26th Texas National Competition and Exhibition, Stephen F. Austin State University’s acclaimed art competition and exhibition, which can be seen virtually starting the afternoon of Tuesday, May 5 and running through June 13.

    This year’s exhibition will be in video format that will be posted on the SFA School of Art Facebook page and website. The show will include approximately 60 pieces of art, including photography, painting, sculpture and mixed media, according to John Handley, director of SFA galleries. An online catalogue will also be provided.

    The School of Art’s annual juried competition and exhibition attracts entrants from across the United States, providing artists an opportunity to have their work juried by highly acclaimed curators and critics, such as this year’s juror, Annette Lawrence, professor of studio art in the College of Visual Arts and Design at the University of North Texas. She will critique and judge the entries with the assistance of a walk-through video.

  • Jun. 23–Jul. 10How I Became a Pirate

    How I Became a Pirate

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    Books, music and lyrics by Janet Yates Vogt and Mark Friedman
    • Tue., Jun. 23–Fri., Jul. 10, W.M. Turner Auditorium

    Presented by the School of Theatre (SummerStage Festival)

    In this musical adaptation of the best-selling book, young Jeremy Jacobs sails away with Captain Braid Beard and his comical crew of dim-witted pirates. Bring all your little mates along on Jeremy’s imaginative adventure as he learns about pirate life, but discovers his heart is back at home!

  • Jun. 23–Jul. 10The Little Prince

    The Little Prince

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    By Rick Cummins and John Scoullar, from the book by Antonio de Saint-Exuper
    • Tue., Jun. 23–Fri., Jul. 10, W.M. Turner Auditorium

    Presented by the School of Theatre (SummerStage Festival)

    This story touches the castaway in all of us: encouraging us to consider our perspective, open our hearts and feel what it truly means to be human. This unique site-specific interpretation of the classic novel will be performed in SFA’s planetarium where we will explore the fantastic characters and worlds of this tale.

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