Arts and Culture

‘Sweet William’ comes to Newman Center Sept. 12

Shakespeare devotee Michael Pennington will start off the sixth annualNewman Center Presents series Sept. 12 at the Byron Theatre with his one-man show Sweet William. American audiences may recognize Pennington from his role as Moff Jerjerrod in Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi, however, the British-born actor/director has a […]

Students gain experience producing all-youth theater

While Dorothy and Toto are learning the ways of Oz, four DU students and two recent graduates are learning how to put on an all-youth production of The Wizard of Oz. It’s the idea of the play’s director, Anthony Hubert, an assistant professor in DU’s theater department and co-founder of the Rocky Mountain […]

Gallery celebrates silver anniversary with auction benefiting DU scholarship

In celebration of 25 years in business, the Show of Hands Gallery in Cherry Creek North is hosting “Give Us a Hand,” a traveling art exhibit and auction. It will benefit the Helen B. Davis Endowed Scholarship of the Women’s College at DU. The show will open on June 21, running […]

Sculptor to design Holocaust memorial for University

Professor Lawrence Argent, a public art luminary widely known for his Blue Bear sculpture at the Colorado Convention Center, has been selected to design a Holocaust memorial, learning and action center at the University of Denver. The project is to be constructed between Penrose Library and Margery Reed Hall on East Evans […]

Newman Center Presents season tickets on sale now

The Newman Center for the Performing Arts has begun selling subscriptions for its 2008–09 season. The center’s sixth season will serve up an eclectic mix of modern and classic productions. Newman Center Presents will feature 14 performances of music, theater and dance, all in Gates Concert Hall except for Aquila Theatre […]

Lamont voice students to perform in Italy

Fourteen voice students from the Lamont School of Music have been accepted to the International Lyric Academy in Viterbo, Italy. The academy provides students with lessons, coaching and multiple performing experiences. Lamont students were offered key roles in several operas, some performing at the Tuscia Opera Festival, which hosts thousands of […]

DU’s May Days draws national music acts

As the first hint of summer weather warms the University of Denver, the campus heats up with a lineup of nationally touring acts for the May DaysMusic Festival on May 22. Organizers are bringing Philadelphia hip-hop artist RJD2 to campus, along with the Denver-based hip-hop band The Flobots, who signed this […]

Lamont’s artist diploma attracts professional performers

When pianist Aldo Ragone applied to the artist diploma program at DU’s Lamont School of Music, he had already graduated from the Conservatory of Santa Cecilia in Rome, had a doctorate from the University of Maryland, performed at the Kennedy Center and won numerous piano competitions across Europe. “The artist diploma program […]

Myhren Gallery presents annual graduate exhibit

DU’s Myhren Gallery will showcase the works of 17 graduating students beginning May 15. An opening reception will be held May 15 from 5–8 p.m. For the first time, the “BFA/MFA Exhibition” will include works from students graduating from the Bachelors of Fine Arts (BFA) program and the Masters of Fine […]

Newman Center takes on Manhattan to usher in its fifth birthday

On April 26, guests will arrive at DU’s Newman Center for the Performing Arts, which by then will have been transformed into the Big Apple. They’ll check in at Grand Central Station, and metro card in hand, board the subway to Little Italy, Times Square, Coney Island or one of […]

Exhibit features students’ study abroad photos

Students who traveled to India, Rome, Thailand and Australia make up the top four 2008 study-abroad photography contest winners. Their work will be on display in the Driscoll Gallery throughout April. Megan Snead, who submitted A Colorful Community Providing the Bread of Life, won the Cultural Interaction category. Her photo was […]

Conservators show off progress of mural

Scores of art lovers got a pleasant visual awakening April 6 when progress was unveiled on the restoration of a mural significant to the history of the University of Denver and Colorado art. For the past year, conservators have been painstakingly exposing the huge mural, which was painted onto the […]

DU art professor helps create ice sculpture in Vail, Colo.

DU art professor helps create ice sculpture in Vail, Colo.

Lawrence Argent, [a University of Denver art professor], and Scott Rella’s Verdant Meadows, a first-time collaboration between the two artists, brings humor and magic to winter in Vail. The project combines Rella’s expertise in ice sculpture with Argent’s long experience in public art to creative and dynamic effect. Argent says, “It […]

Exhibit showcases photos taken by Tibetan children

Student art exhibits usually showcase student art. But, Lindsey Greising’s exhibit on display in Shwayder Gallery 023 throughout March showcases photographs taken by children in Tibet. The exhibit, “Undeveloped: Images by Tibetan Youth,” includes 20 images all taken on disposable cameras by a group of 12 boys, ages 8 to […]

Anthropology exhibit explores World Heritage sites

A Department of Anthropology student exhibit explores how the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) World Heritage sites are selected and addresses how some aren’t being preserved. The exhibit, “Debating Heritage: UNESCO’s World Heritage Site Program,” is on display through March 28 at the Museum of Anthropology in […]