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Performances and Events

Due to safety concerns about COVID-19, the College of Fine Arts is offering a limited season of events.
The Department of Art is pleased to open the Poole Gallery in the new Center for the Arts. Due to COVID-19 safety precautions, no opening receptions will be held at this time, though exhibitions will still take place. Each exhibition will include a virtual gallery tour, accessible on the department webpage, and artist gallery talks will be live streamed. Please check back for specific times and dates. Thank you for helping to keep everyone’s health top priority.
The Department of Communication will offer all of its planned public events in a virtual format for the time being. Details will be communicated as they begin to take form.
Check for possible limited performance events from the Department of Theatre including play readings, especially in outdoor venues, throughout the semester. Stay tuned for announcements on spring 2021 productions pending monitoring of the ongoing health situation.
With the continued threat of COVID-19, it is unclear if any concerts, recitals or other events can be safely performed with an audience in-house this semester. The Department of Music will update its event offerings on this webpage when it is safe to perform live or when it plans to stream its music shows.

Our season offers intimate performance experiences that make the creative process visible, ignites the imagination, inspires learning, and promotes civic dialogue.  Want to be on our monthly events email list?  Send your email address to us here!
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COFA Performance Season Spring 2021:

April

March 11 – May 2
FROM/WITHIN: 
SARA GARDEN ARMSTRONG + DAISIE HOITSMA

Visual artists Sara Garden Armstrong and Daisie Hoitsma explore the evolving and regenerating nature of our physicality and the impermanence of our surroundings. Using drawing to observe, trace, overlap, and delineate, these artists mark psychological and physical shifts.

 

 

 

March 11 – May 2
Poole Gallery
For additional information, call the Department of Art – (205) 665-6400

April 5 – 12
BLOCH PARTY PRINT SALE

The Department of Art’s annual fundraiser has gone virtual this year! In lieu of our Annual Alumni Art Auction and Bloch Party, the Department of Art is hosting an online Bloch Party Print Sale. This sale will feature prints of all types (original prints, reproductions, archival inkjet, photographs, etc.) made by UM Art alumni and faculty, including recent retirees Professor Scott Stephens and Karen Graffeo. All prints will be for sale on a first come first served basis and will be shipped to the buyer.

Art Department webpage
For additional information, call the Department of Art – (205) 665-6400

April 5 – 27
STUDENT MUSIC RECITALS

Several student music recitals and ensemble performances will take place throughout the month of April. Due to unforeseen technical difficulties, these recitals will not be available to view by live stream or recording as originally planned. While none of the recitals are open to a public audience, the College of Fine Arts still wishes to recognize these students for their accomplishments. Please join us in congratulating them!

April 5, Jahleel Walker, tenor, Senior Recital
April 10, Elicia Freeman, soprano; Grace Collins, soprano, Joint Junior Recital
April 11, Gretchen Monson, harp, Junior Recital
April 12, Edwin Anthony, saxophone, Junior Recital
April 13, Eric Hendley, trumpet, Senior Recital
April 15, Adriel Vinson, flute, Capstone Recital
April 17, Kane White, baritone, Senior Recital
April 17, Abbie Self, soprano; Sarah Dick, soprano, Joint Junior Recital
April 18, Thomas Frost, percussion, Senior Recital
April 20, Dennis Yang, violin, Senior Recital
April 22, Jazz Ensemble
April 23, James Bailey, tenor, Capstone Recital
April 23, Randall Cooley, horn, Senior Recital
April 25, Christine Compton, piano, Capstone Lecture/Recital
April 25, Quinton Mims, clarinet, Senior Recital
April 27, Wind Ensemble

For additional information, call the Department of Music – (205) 665-6670

by Lara Matalka

by Sabrina Shaw

April 11 – 29
SENIOR BFA EXHIBITIONS

These exhibitions present the scope of the students’ creative research at the conclusion of their final semester. Lara Matalka, ceramics, and Sabrina Shaw, painting.

Bloch Hall Gallery
For additional information, call the Department of Art – (205) 665-6400

April 21 – 29
COMPANY

Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by George Furth
Originially produced and directed on Broadway by Harold Prince
Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick
Company
 is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.mtishows.com
Directed by David Callaghan
Musical direction by Jennifer Hartsell
Guest choreography by Carl Dean
*Limited audience size due to COVID-19 related safety precautions.
*Adult Content*

April 21, 23, 24, 25, 27, 29; 7:30 p.m.
DiscoverShelby Theatre
Tickets on sale April 14 at montevallotickets.universitytickets.com
For additional information, call the Department of Theatre – (205) 665-6210 

May

March 11 – May 2
FROM/WITHIN: 
SARA GARDEN ARMSTRONG + DAISIE HOITSMA

Visual artists Sara Garden Armstrong and Daisie Hoitsma explore the evolving and regenerating nature of our physicality and the impermanence of our surroundings. Using drawing to observe, trace, overlap, and delineate, these artists mark psychological and physical shifts.

March 11 – May 2
Poole Gallery
For additional information, call the Department of Art – (205) 665-6400

 

Past Events

January 11 – February 26
TANNER YOUNG’S SCULPTURE CLASS

Bloch Hall Gallery
For additional information, call the Department of Art – (205) 665-6400

January 21 – March 4
STATIONARY BAGGAGE:
GROUP SHOW CURATED BY MICHAEL WILLETT

This exhibition will focus on being confined to private living spaces and finding beauty in the simplicity of the objects around us. Participating artists include Rob Matthews (Nashville, TN) Raymond Padron (Chattanooga, TN) Emil Robinson (Cincinnati, OH) Christina Renfer Vogel (Chattanooga, TN) Gaby Wolodarski (Montevallo, AL).

Poole Gallery
Gallery Talk, February 24, 2 p.m. on Zoom 

For additional information, call the Department of Art – (205) 665-6400

March 2 – 7
STICK FLY 
by Lydia R. Diamond

*Staged reading*
“Stick Fly” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of
Samuel French, Inc. www.concordtheatricals.com
Guest Director – Chalethia Williams
*Adult Content*
*Limited audience size due to COVID-19 related safety precautions.

March 2 – 7, 7:30 p.m.
DiscoverShelby Theatre
Tickets on sale February 23 at montevallotickets.universitytickets.com
For additional information, call the Department of Theatre – (205) 665-6210

March 3
VIRTUAL ARTIST TALK: FOUNDATION SHOW JUROR, ANN TRONDSON

Ann Trondson is a Birmingham, Alabama-based multidisciplinary artist whose work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions, including Salon 94, New York; Louis B. James Gallery, New York; College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI; MAK Center of Art and Architecture, Los Angelas, CA; and Palm Spring Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA. Each of her rigorously crafted, large-scale projects investigate how our seemingly mundane desires can become something to behold, reconsider, complicate, and subvert as it relates to our own personal subjectivity and memory. She received her MFA from the University of Southern California and currently is the co-director of Vinegar, an artist-run, women-led nonprofit organization exhibiting new commissions from local, regional, and international artists. Vinegar opened its first permanent exhibition space, Vinegar Contemporary in 2020 showcasing artists who are working in emerging and experimental art forms, and art that pushes the boundaries of its medium.

March 3, 2 p.m.
Zoom
Meeting ID: 965 3385 1502
Passcode: 132852
For additional information, call the Department of Art – (205) 665-6400

March 4 – 18
JURIED FOUNDATIONS SHOW

The Annual Juried Foundation exhibition recognizes the importance of work produced by current students in the foundations’ studios. The Foundations Program is comprised of a coordinated set of courses for students who are seeking degrees in art. This show enables students to submit artwork for review by professional artists and curators. The exhibition showcases the versatility and skill of Montevallo art students while simultaneously providing the important opportunity of viewing their work in a gallery context.

Bloch Hall Gallery
For additional information, call the Department of Art – (205) 665-6400


 


 

Individuals needing disability-related accommodations during events should contact the host department or Disability Support Services (205.665.6250, DSS@montevallo.edu) as early as possible. Efforts will be made to accommodate all access requests regardless of timing, but the University cannot guarantee that requests made with less than one week’s notice can be met.