Two of the pieces included in artist Juan Granados’ exhibit Reflejo which is scheduled to open Nov. 13 in the USAO Art Gallery.
CHICKASHA --When Juan Granados was a boy, he worked in the fields alongside his parents—cultivating the soil and harvesting the crops to feed people all over the world.
Now, Granados cultivates the soil in a different way, using clay to produce distinctive works of art. Beginning Nov. 13, Granados returns to his roots at the University of Science and Arts for a new exhibition of his works entitled Reflejo.
The works of Sarah Castor, Nicole Landers and Tabitha Deskin will be displayed in the Davis Hall Third Floor Gallery at USAO from Nov. 5-26.
The ancient Greeks paid homage to the Muses as the source and inspiration for the arts. Daughters of Zeus and born of Mnemosyne, the titan-goddess of Memory, the Muses were said to be the source of the authority wielded by kings and poets alike.
Now, in 2010, three artists have drawn upon that same inspiration as the wellspring for their Senior Exhibition entitled Muse. Featuring the photography of Sarah Castor and Nicole Landers with the drawings of Tabitha Deskin, Muse will run from Nov. 5-26.
Becky Gordon and Crystal Wyatt will join Dr. Jan Hanson in the direction of the combined choirs for the concert on Dec. 5.
A holiday choral concert featuring more than 500 singers will be presented on Dec. 5 at 3 p.m. at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma. The concert will be free and open to the public.
The USAO Concert Choir will join in performance with choirs from Grand Elementary, Lincoln Elementary and Chickasha Middle School. Students from grades 1-8 will perform seasonal music in various styles, from popular to classic.
The Horseshoe Road Band, Chickasha native Jami Smith, modern dance company Perpetual Motion and the Dallas Brass are scheduled to headline the 10th season of The Davis-Waldorf Performing Arts Series at the University of Science and Arts.
Although fall classes at USAO don't start until Aug. 31, more than 200 first-time freshmen are on campus this week for Freshman Orientation. USAO student Tashina Ototivo, a music major from Chickasha, is one of several college students, faculty and staff presenting activities through Thursday. Walk through enrollment at USAO is scheduled Aug. 27.
As fall temperatures made a return to the Chickasha area Wednesday, fall students at the University of Science and Arts are returning as well. Classes at USAO begin Aug. 30 with walk-through enrollment scheduled Aug. 27.
Angela Stewart, a 1996 graduate of USAO, will teach "SMART Board in the Music Classroom" Sept. 25 from 8 a.m.-noon in Davis Hall 226 on the USAO campus. The workshop is free but space is limited. To register, e-mail jhanson-at-usao.edu by Sept. 20. Participants should bring a flash drive to save lesson ideas, games and activities.
Area teachers will have an opportunity to learn new SMART Board techniques during a free workshop at the University of Science and Arts Sept. 25.
When U.S. News and World Report announces its annual college rankings Tuesday, the NBC Today Show will feature a few, hand-picked, top schools, including one in Oklahoma – the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma.
Perpetual Motion is just one of the events at USAO made possible in part through a matching grant from the Oklahoma Arts Council. USAO has been awarded a matching grant from the OAC to assist in funding the Horseshoe Road Band, Perpetual Motion and Dallas Brass (all three a part of the Davis-Waldorf Performing Arts Series), as well as three fall exhibitions in the USAO Art Gallery and the 2011 Artscope Summer Arts Camp.
Another year of performing and visual art events at the University of Science and Arts will be made possible thanks in part to the Oklahoma Arts Council.
'Sam Spade wannabe' Harry Monday is on the case of a triple murder at Shady Glen Psychiatric Annex during the Aug. 6-7 production of "Murder is Bad, But Monday Can Kill You" at USAO. The production is scheduled nightly at 7:30 in the Davis Hall Theatre on the USAO campus. Tickets are available at the door for $10. (Click photo for other photos).
"Everything from a bumbling Irish cop to a bumbling 1940s gumshoe -- men acting like children and marching bands. Everything is included." This is how USAO student Robert Story describes his production of Murder is Bad, But Monday Can Kill You at USAO Aug. 6-7.