Plan your night out with Arts & Entertainment at Humboldt State.
Two “free-range homeboys” create a contemporary utopia – and it’s for the birds.
Humboldt State University First Street Gallery presents, “Chicanitas: Small Paintings from the Cheech Marin Collection.” Chicanitas, is a traveling exhibition of small to medium-sized paintings selected from the acclaimed, private art collection of actor-entertainer, Cheech Marin. The collection is a vibrant, compelling selection of art offering a window into contemporary Chicano culture. The exhibition runs Tuesday, Jan. 27 through Sunday, March 8.
Humboldt State University’s First Street Gallery presents a selection of prints and posters from the 1970s and 1980s by the Royal Chicano Air Force (RCAF). The RCAF is a Sacramento, Calif. based artist collective founded in 1970 by José Montoya and Esteban Villa. The art within this collection encapsulates the early, heady days of activism by the United Farm Workers movement in California.
HSU Music’s spring semester Welcome Concert goes big, as a total of 16 faculty, staff and friends perform music from Bach to Gershwin, Schubert to Miles Davis, including a dozen players combining on the playful “Carnival of the Animals,” on Saturday, February 7 in Fulkerson Recital Hall.
Internationally renowned pianist Sang Woo Kang performs a concert of contrasts: works by contemporary American composer John Corigliano introducing a Mozart sonata and pieces by Chopin, in an HSU Guest Artist recital on Saturday, Jan. 24 at Fulkerson Recital Hall.
Humboldt State University’s Reese Bullen Gallery presents the annual Fall Art and Artisans Fair December 10 from 3 to 6 p.m. and December 11 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the gallery. The free event will feature paintings, photography, ceramics, jewelry, sculpture, prints, and mixed media creations for sale from HSU art students and studio art clubs.
The HSU Jazz Orchestra turns grunge and steel pan sounds into jazz, then gets back to early 60s big band basics in its 8 p.m., Dec. 13 concert at Fulkerson Recital Hall.
Schubert’s Magnificat, Corelli’s Christmas Concerto and sacred music of the season highlight a combined holiday concert by the Humboldt Symphony, University Singers and Humboldt Chorale on Friday, Dec. 12, and Sunday, Dec. 14 at 8 p.m. in Fulkerson Recital Hall.
Inspired by earth-shaking happenings of 1989 now being recalled in the media 25 years later, HSU students are creating a multi-media event, “The End of History,” in Gist Hall Theatre for two weekends beginning Thursday, December 4.
The HSU Symphonic Band rides the range with John Williams’ movie music for “The Cowboys,” plus music based on English and Korean folk melodies, and three works featuring some unusual percussion at 8 p.m. Friday, December 5 in Fulkerson Recital Hall on the HSU campus.
HSU Calypso Band plays high-energy dance music from Trinidad, the World Percussion Group explores dance drumming from Ghana and the Percussion Ensemble performs two percussive classics, all on Saturday, December 6, starting at 8 p.m. in the Van Duzer Theatre.
HSU Madrigal Singers in costume jump-start the holiday season with their traditional program of madrigals and English folk songs, plus the Mad River Transit Singers perform jazz, be-bop and blues with a four piece backing band at 8 p.m. Sunday, December 7 in Fulkerson Recital Hall at HSU.
Humboldt State University’s First Street Gallery presents, Being Here, a solo exhibit of landscape paintings by Stock Schlueter. Being Here opens Tuesday, November 25 and runs through Tuesday, December 23.
Humboldt State University First Street Gallery is pleased to present A Holiday Exhibition, featuring art by fifteen artists in diverse styles and mediums, November 25 through December 23.
The Minor Theatre and HSU Theatre will celebrate a historic event for Humboldt State University and the city of Arcata: a Double Centennial.
Tunes from Cuba, Mexico and the Andes, accompanied by bass, conga and flute highlight the HSU Guitar Ensemble performance of Central and South American music on Friday, November 14 in Fulkerson Recital Hall, with a guest appearance by soprano Elisabeth Harrington.
Sail away with the Humboldt Bay Brass Band in its 10th anniversary concert on Saturday, November 15, featuring music with a watery theme, and a Veterans Day segment that includes an unusual version of the Star Spangled Banner. A good maritime is guaranteed for all!
The accent is on originality as four Jazz Combos perform at HSU on Sunday, November 16 at 8 p.m. in Fulkerson Recital Hall, but jazz classics aren’t neglected.
HSU Opera Workshop presents humorous and heartfelt solos, duets, and group scenes from musical theater for two performances, Friday evening and Saturday afternoon, Nov. 7 and 8 in Fulkerson Recital Hall.
The Goudi’ni Native American Arts Gallery at Humboldt State University invites the community to view a new exhibition of art by Gail Tremblay and Brian D. Tripp. Gail Tremblay is a basket maker and poet from Olympia, Washington. Brian Tripp is a painter, poet, sculptor, and mixed media artist originally from the Humboldt coast. The exhibit opens Thursday, Nov. 6, with a free, public reception from 4:30-6:30 p.m. and continues until Dec. 4.
Humboldt State University’s Student Access Gallery hosts Potluck, a collaborative exhibition by seven exemplary ceramics students.
Coraline, Neil Gaiman’s wondrous, funny and scary tale of a modern “Alice Through the Looking Glass” is a best-selling book and an animated film that children know and love. But as a fast-paced, unconventional musical it’s mostly unknown outside a few big cities, and has never been done by a university—until HSU’s production in the Van Duzer Theatre begins Thursday, Oct. 16 for two weekends.
HSU’s Reese Bullen Gallery presents Book of Lies, a project by conceptual artist Eugenia P. Butler (1947-2008) with works by 76 contributing artists. Conceived as a global conversation about truth and lies, Book of Lies is a book that is more than a book, a work of art made of other works of art that invites us into the intimate world of its creators, while considering universal questions of identity, reality, and existence. The exhibit opens on Thursday, Oct. 23 with a free, public reception from 4:30-6:30 p.m. and runs through Nov. 20.
Humboldt State has come up with a new way for students to have fun—and express themselves—on Friday night.
To introduce four documentaries with new footage that explore the history of civil rights in America, the HSU Library will offer a series of screenings followed by facilitated discussions led by HSU faculty during the 2014 Campus Dialogue on Race, Nov. 3 – Nov. 7.
The first play ever produced by Humboldt State one hundred years ago is presented again, this time as a radio-style dramatization Oct. 3 and 4 in the Van Duzer Theatre.
The first play ever produced by Humboldt State 100 years ago is presented again, this time as a radio-style dramatization on October 3 and 4 in the Van Duzer Theatre.
HSU Jazz Orchestra pays tribute to legendary composer and pianist Horace Silver, and the Symphonic Band plays lesser-known gems by classic 20th century composers in their shared concert on Saturday October 4 in Fulkerson Recital Hall.
The Goudi’ni Native American Art Gallery at Humboldt State University invites the community to view mixed-media art in its latest exhibit, “Natalie Ball: Solidifying the Past with the Present.” The exhibit opens with a reception for the artist on Thursday, Sept. 25 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. and runs through Oct. 18.
Pianist Jeremy Samolesky performs a Prokofiev sonata and works by Bach and Chopin in a Guest Artist Concert at Humboldt State University on Saturday, September 27.
Humboldt State University’s First Street Gallery presents “Humboldt Bay Landscape Painters: Paintings by Andrew Daniel, Mimi LaPlant, Kathy O’Leary and Stock Schlueter” Sept. 30 to November 2. The exhibit is part of a series addressing Humboldt Bay, the second largest enclosed bay in California.
Humboldt State University First Street Gallery presents, “A Negotiable Utopia: The Humboldt Bay Project.” The exhibition features six observational documentary videos and accompanying essays by interdisciplinary artist Cynthia Hooper and a monumental, to-scale, sculptural, Humboldt Bay model by ceramic artist Mary Mallahan. This multimedia exhibition explores the physical and cultural geography of Humboldt Bay—California’s second largest estuary. The exhibition will be on display starting September 30, running through November 2.
Humboldt State University presents the annual Art Department Faculty and Staff Exhibition Sept. 11 through October 4 at the Reese Bullen Gallery on campus. An opening reception for the artists will be held Sept. 11 from 4-6 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
HSU Music faculty members perform in their annual Welcome Concert to celebrate the new school year 5 p.m. Saturday, September 6 in Fulkerson Recital Hall. The planned program includes jazz, percussion, original compositions and a tango ballet as well as pieces by Bach, Brahms and Dvorak and will be followed by a reception in the Music Lobby.
Humboldt State University’s First Street Gallery presents, A Joyful Eighty, a large collection of new paintings by artist Joan Gold, which will be on display July 5 through September 7. Gold’s exhibit will occupy both rooms at the gallery, affording visitors a comprehensive experience of the artist’s work at this stage in her eightieth year.
The AM Jazz Band gets bluesy for their concert on Thursday, May 8 in Fulkerson Recital Hall.
Humboldt Symphony performs Alexander Borodin’s most popular symphony, plus Grieg’s piano concerto and a festive work by Spanish composer Joaquin Turina in two concerts at HSU, Friday evening May 9 and Sunday afternoon May 11 in Fulkerson Recital Hall.
HSU Jazz Orchestra plays a Duke Ellington classic, a brand new arrangement of Horace Silver’s “Peace,” and a Britney Spears tango in Spanish. Sort of. It all happens Saturday, May 10 in Fulkerson Recital Hall.
The Humboldt Chorale ends the final concert of this school year by singing “Happy Trails” and other cowboy songs, most with a Humboldt County connection, in their shared concert with HSU University Singers beginning at 8 p.m. on Sunday May 11.
The Humboldt State Calypso Band has been around for 28 years, but has never performed a full-length piece composed by one of its own members. At least not until Saturday May 3 at the Van Duzer Theatre.
The HSU Symphonic Band follows the centuries from the Renaissance to the blues in its spring concert on Friday May 2 in Fulkerson Recital Hall.
Madrigal Singers highlight songs of John Dowland and Mad River Transit adds a cappella jazz to its offerings in a shared spring concert on Sunday May 4 in Fulkerson Recital Hall.
The “2014 Art Graduates Exhibition, on display in the Reese Bullen Gallery April 24 through May 17, showcases the work of current students receiving art degrees from HSU and concludes the gallery’s Humboldt State University Centennial Year Exhibition Series. A public reception and brief awards ceremony will take place Thursday, April 24 from 5-7 p.m. A closing reception will held be May 17 following the HSU College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Commencement Ceremony.
Filled with historic and contemporary photographs, food specimens, memoirs, and recipes, baskets, and other artifacts, “Seaweed, Salmon, and Manzanita Cider: A California Indian Feast” is a new statewide traveling exhibition from the Grace Hudson Museum and Exhibit Envoy. Included in this exhibit are artifacts from Native Tribes in Humboldt County and throughout California. Humboldt State University in conjunction with the Art Department’s Museum and Gallery Practices Class invites the community to attend the opening reception on Thursday, April 17 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
The HSU Music Department celebrates 100 years of the university as crucible of creativity with compositions by HSU faculty, staff and alumni in the Composers Centennial Concert Friday, April 25.
With instrumental lineups both traditional and unusual, four HSU Jazz combos perform classic and contemporary tunes plus their own originals April 19 at 7 p.m.
HSU’s Guitar Ensemble continues this year’s world music tour with tunes from all seven continents (sort of) in their spring concert April 18 in Fulkerson Recital Hall.
Confronted by Puritan disapproval and royal lust, they pioneered a new profession as the first women actors ever to appear on the English stage. Their story is told in “Playhouse Creatures,” performed for two weekends at HSU beginning April 24.
San Francisco’s popular Farallon Quintet showcases the clarinet of rising star Natalie Parker in concert at HSU on Monday April 7.
Whether it’s Alice in Wonderland or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, the dynamics of a relationship or of deflecting molecules, it’s dance that can give them physical reality.
With the brass band classic “California Legends” as its centerpiece, the Humboldt Bay Brass Band’s April 5 concert continues its romp through musical history during Humboldt State’s centennial year.
Humboldt State University will host its seventh annual California Big Time and Social Gathering on Saturday, Apr. 5 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the West Gym.
Audiences for this spring’s HSU Opera Workshop concerts on March 28 and 29 will be among the first to experience recently rediscovered music from Portugal, including excerpts from a satirical opera never before heard on the West Coast.
Humboldt State University First Street Gallery presents, Laughter in Darkness, a group exhibition featuring paintings by Seana Burden, Jeff Jordan and Jesse Wiedel. All three artists currently reside on California’s North Coast.
Humboldt State University’s First Street Gallery presents, The Spider and the Fly, a collection of prints and mixed media drawings by artist Gail Wight on display April 1 to May 18. Currently a Professor of Art at Stanford University, Wight’s work has earned her national and international recognition in solo and group exhibitions.
The Humboldt Symphony plays jazz, the HSU Jazz Orchestra plays classical, and together they play an orchestral work by Duke Ellington: is it blurring musical boundaries or HSU’s orchestra slam? You be the judge at Fulkerson Recital Hall on Saturday March 8.
Humboldt State University will host a free public screening of “Becoming California” a public television documentary exploring man’s relationship with the environment 7 p.m. March 8 in the Van Duzer Theatre.
It’s an ordinary autumn day at Belmont College. But when a black student reports a racial hate note pinned to his dormitory room door, everything starts to spin out of control.
A trio of Chilean movies will be screened at the 16th annual International Latino Film Festival, cosponsored by Humboldt State University and College of the Redwoods, Tuesday through Thursday, March 4-6, at the Minor Theatre in Arcata.
The Goudi’ni Native American Art Gallery at Humboldt State University invites the community to view original watercolors from books illustrated by Native American artists, Patrick Rolo (Bad River Ban of Ojibwe, Wisconsin) and Lisa A. Fifield (Oneida Tribe, Wisconsin).
According to two Fortuna musicians, the place that East meets West is Highway 101. On Saturday February 22, East and West will meet musically when their duo, Silk Road Junction 101, performs at Humboldt State’s Fulkerson Recital Hall.
In celebration of Humboldt State University’s centennial year, the Reese Bullen Gallery at Humboldt State University invites the community to an exhibition celebrating the return of seven HSU alumni artists and their achievements a decade after graduation.
A Bach partita, an Offenbach aria, a composition for marimba and John Cage sonatas are among the musical selections on the program for the 2014 HSU music student Honors Recital Friday, February 7 in Fulkerson Recital Hall.
Renowned jazz vibraphonist and composer Ted Piltzecker comes to Fulkerson Recital Hall at HSU for a solo performance on Saturday, February 8.
Humboldt State University will screen two films produced for the California Environmental Legacy Project—a statewide multimedia initiative designed to raise public awareness about environmental change in California—Feb. 12 at 7 p.m. in the Van Duzer Theatre.
Humboldt State University’s First Street Gallery presents, Nightwatch, a collection of mixed media works and photographs by Seattle artist Ellen Garvens on display January 31 through March 2. Currently a professor of art at the University of Washington in Seattle, Garvens’ work has earned her national and international acclaim in solo and group exhibitions.
Humboldt State University’s First Street Gallery presents, The Universe Unfolded, an exhibition of art featuring a variety of mixed media works by Ananda Oliveri. The exhibition will run from January 31st through March 2, 2014.
Fall 2013 was a big semester for Humboldt State: the university kicked-off its Centennial year with an unforgettable celebration on the Plaza; HSU students, faculty and staff made their mark both on- and off-campus and the university continued to expand its academic offerings with new programs and majors in a variety of disciplines. From student achievements to university milestones, here are some of the highlights of Fall 2013.