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Week of: Apr 02, 2017
2017 Art Graduates Exhibit at Humboldt State University » Humboldt State University’s Reese Bullen Gallery presents the 2017 Art Graduates Exhibition from April 20 through May 13. The opening reception and awards ceremony is Thursday, April 20 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at HSU’s Department of Art Building.
Week of: Mar 26, 2017
‘Luminescence’ Showcases Movement in Spring Dance Concert » The Theatre, Film and Dance Department at Humboldt State University presents _Luminescence_, an original dance concert created by students and faculty, in the Van Duzer Theatre on campus for two weekends in April.
Week of: Mar 19, 2017
Jim McVicker and Theresa Oats: Two Views-Painting From Life » Humboldt State University Third Street Gallery presents "Two Views-Painting From Life," a two-person exhibition featuring representational paintings by husband and wife Jim McVicker and Theresa Oats, who reside on California’s North Coast. Together, this exhibition explores their long partnership animated by a mutual passion for painting the landscape, still life and portraits. The show runs from April 1 through May 14.
Morphic Structures: Ceramic Works by Shannon Sullivan and Zdrazil at Third Street » Humboldt State University's Third Street Gallery presents "Morphic Structures: Ceramic Works by Shannon Sullivan and David Zdrazil," a two-person exhibition of ceramic sculpture and ceramic vessels by artists Shannon Sullivan and David Zdrazil (pronounced DRAY-zel). The show runs April 1 through May 14. The objects in this exhibit reference a variety of phenomena found in the natural world. Geology, crumbling cliffs, stormy landscapes, and vibrant growth are among the shared references in the works made by Sullivan and Zdrazil.
Beyond Traditions at HSU’s Goudi’ni Gallery » Humboldt State University’s Goudi’ni Gallery presents Beyond Traditions: Recent Native Art Alumni featuring work in a variety of media by five HSU Alumni and recent art graduates on display from Apr. 6 to May 6.
‘Vocal Activist’ Melanie DeMore Shares Message of Hope, Reconciliation in Free Concert » Multi-talented singer-songwriter Melanie DeMore will perform a free public concert at the HSU Kate Buchanan Room on Saturday, April 1, at 7 p.m. DeMore’s mission? “To make sure you unlock the key to experiencing yourself in all your glory,” writes the self-described vocal activist.
Week of: Feb 19, 2017
At 50, World’s Oldest Student-Run Film Fest Shines With Indie Spirit » In 1967 Lyndon Johnson was president, a movie ticket cost $1.25, and Humboldt State College students were organizing the campus's first film festival. Half a century later, the festival is the oldest student-run film festival of its kind and even though the tickets have gone up (slightly) in price, it’s still one of the best deals going for moviegoers.
Week of: Feb 12, 2017
HSU Brings Shakespeare’s ‘Julius Caesar’ to Van Duzer » The Theatre, Film and Dance Department at Humboldt State University presents William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, one of several plays written by Shakespeare based on true events from Roman history.
Week of: Jan 29, 2017
Positive Representation of Trans Existence in Portraits » The Humboldt State University Third Street Gallery presents "Transportraits," a traveling solo exhibition of photographic portraits of transgender men by Lorenzo Triburgo. The exhibition runs Tuesday, Jan. 31 to Sunday, March 5.
Vulnerability and Evolution in Third Street Gallery’s ‘Just Kids’ » Humboldt State University Third Street Gallery presents, Just Kids: Tender Forever, an exhibition of photography, mixed media and video installations by the artist couple Megan May and Marval A Rex, from Tuesday, Jan. 31, to Sunday, March 5.
Week of: Jan 08, 2017
Celebrate the Life and Work of Martin Luther King, Jr. » Humboldt State University’s Spring Semester will begin with a week celebrating the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Week of: Nov 27, 2016
The Creation Series Opens at Third Street Gallery » Kathrin Burleson presents paintings from The Creation Series beginning Nov. 25 at Humboldt State University’s Third Street Gallery. The series features a selection of vibrant watercolor paintings inspired by “The Book of Genesis,” the Bible’s creation story.
Week of: Nov 20, 2016
Award Winning ‘columbinus’ Explores Identity, Acceptance, and More » The Theatre, Film and Dance Department at Humboldt State University presents "columbinus," a play that looks at issues of alienation, hostility and social pressure in high schools and was inspired by the April 1999 massacre at Columbine High School in Colorado.
Week of: Oct 30, 2016
50th Annual Film Fest Calls for Entries » Humboldt State University’s Humboldt Int’l Film Fest has announced a call-to-entry for local films.
Week of: Oct 16, 2016
Faculty and Staff Works Adorn Reese Bullen Gallery » A faculty and staff exhibition featuring artists working in Humboldt State University’s Art Department opens at the Reese Bullen Gallery with a reception for the artists on Thursday, October 27 from 4-6 p.m., and runs through November 17. The public is invited to attend.
Week of: Oct 09, 2016
A New Twist on ‘Peter Pan’ » HSU presents “Peter and the Starcatcher,” the Tony Award-winning play that upends the century-old story of how a miserable orphan boy becomes the legendary Peter Pan. This production opens on Friday, Oct. 21, in the Van Duzer Theatre and is the first fully staged production of the 2016-17 Season at HSU.
Week of: Oct 02, 2016
Grammy-Winning Composer Begins Week’s Residency at Humboldt State » One of America’s most respected and prolific composers kicks off a week-long artist’s residency with a special concert tonight, Monday, Oct. 3, in the Fulkerson Recital Hall (download HSU map "here":
Week of: Sep 25, 2016
George Blake Retrospective at Humboldt State » Humboldt State University’s Goudi’ni Native American Arts Gallery presents George Blake: A Retrospective, Oct. 6 to Dec. 3. The exhibit features works spanning the art career of George Blake (Hupa-Yurok), from traditional carvings to more contemporary pieces.
Honorary Doctorate for Native Artist George Blake » The community is invited to a ceremony and reception for distinguished Hupa-Yurok artist George Blake, who is receiving an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters to be conferred by the California State University and Humboldt State University.
Week of: Sep 18, 2016
Third Street Gallery Opens » During the past summer, HSU’s First Street Gallery closed its doors, moving two blocks south to a new location. Along the way, the gallery changed its name to the Humboldt State University Third Street Gallery.
Week of: Sep 11, 2016
Renowned Printmaker and Local Poets Lend Voice to ‘California’s Wild Edge’ » Humboldt State’s Reese Bullen Gallery hosts a special event with a renowned California-based printmaker and local poets.
Week of: Aug 21, 2016
California’s Wild Edge: The Coast in Prints, Poetry, and History Exhibition at Reese Bullen » Capturing the beauty of the California coast through exquisite woodcut prints and prose, California’s Wild Edge: The Coast in Prints, Poetry, and History is a new traveling exhibition appearing at HSU’s Reese Bullen Gallery from Sept. 1 to Oct. 8.
Week of: Jun 19, 2016
CenterArts Announces 2016-17 Season Lineup » CenterArts proudly announces another astounding performing arts season for 2016-17. Humboldt State University will host some of the leading performers and thinkers in the worlds of comedy, music, dance, science, and theater, beginning this August through May, 2017.
AS Presents Announces 2016-17 Schedule » AS Presenters a number of great events for the coming academic year.
Week of: Apr 24, 2016
Humboldt Symphony and ArMack Orchestra in Home-and-Home Concerts » An orchestral suite from the opera “Carmen,” favorites by Rachmaninoff and Copland, and a tribute to Louis Armstrong highlight two combined concerts by the Humboldt Symphony and the ArMack Orchestra of Arcata and McKinleyville high schools, in a home-and-home Mother’s Day weekend series on Friday evening May 6 at HSU and Sunday afternoon at Arcata High School.
HSU Jazz Orchestra’s Positive Sweat and Awful Coffee » HSU Jazz Orchestra cooks “Awful Coffee” and exudes “Positive Sweat” in its adventurous concert of contemporary big band jazz, with originals by current and recent HSU students, on Saturday May 7 in Fulkerson Recital Hall.
Glories of Nature with Humboldt Chorale and University Singers » Humboldt Chorale revives a favorite in John Rutter's "Gloria" and the University Singers celebrate the blessings of nature in the music of seven cultures, on Sunday May 8 in Fulkerson Recital Hall.
‘Child’s Skull’ Painting on War Experience in Prominent NYC Exhibition » Marie Campfield’s recent painting, “Child’s Skull, Kandahar Province,” is part of the prestigious Society of Illustrators Student Scholarship Exhibition at the Museum of American Illustration in New York City in May. Campfield is the first Humboldt State student to have work accepted in the competition.
Guest Artist Andy Narell Highlights Calypso Band 30th Anniversary Show [with Video] » Humboldt State Calypso Band ends its 30th-anniversary celebration in the place where the band began—Fulkerson Recital Hall—with a concert featuring a guest artist, the legendary steel pan player Andy Narell, on Thursday, May 5.
Week of: Apr 17, 2016
HSU Symphonic Band’s Promise of Star Wars » If the blockbuster movie “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” got you nostalgic (or curious) about the Star Wars that started it all, you’re in luck. The HSU Symphonic Band performs the original Star Wars Suite, plus a world premiere by HSU composer Brian Post, Copland’s “Promise of Living” and a trombone piece featuring student Craig Hull, on Friday April 29 in Fulkerson Recital Hall.
Hearing Rainbows with the Madrigal and MRT Singers » It's all about rainbows at the Madrigal Singers and Mad River Transit concert on Sunday May 1 in Fulkerson Recital Hall.
Week of: Apr 10, 2016
HSU Salutes Outstanding Students for 2016-17 » Humboldt State University announced its Outstanding Students 2016-2017 at award ceremonies on April 14.
2016 Art Graduates Exhibit at Reese Bullen Gallery » Humboldt State University’s Reese Bullen Gallery presents the “2016 Art Graduates Exhibition” from April 21-May 14. A reception and awards ceremony will be held on Thursday, April 21, from 5-6:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend this free event in celebration of HSU’s emerging artists.
Sarah Ruhl’s ‘Cell Phone Connection to Love, Death and Eternity’ at HSU » She doesn’t fall down the rabbit hole or through the looking glass. Instead a young woman enters her self-made Wonderland by answering the cell phone of a strange man she soon realizes is dead. That’s the beginning of “Dead Man’s Cell Phone,” the imaginative comedy and surprising love story by famed American playwright Sarah Ruhl, which opens at HSU on Friday April 22 for two weekends.
Constellation Music Series presents the Humboldt State University Composition Studio » Morris Graves Museum of Art April 23rd, 2016 • 8PM All Ages • 5 dollars For the April 2016 Constellation Series at the Morris Graves Museum, students and faculty of the HSU Composition Studio will be giving electro acoustic performances of original minimalist works as well as performing the classic minimalist composition, "In C" by Terry Riley. At times performers will be located in different parts of the museum while performing at the same time. Four of the pieces performed will be collaborative compositions written by everyone in the studio. Improvisation will be an important element of all of the pieces being given throughout the evening. The goal of each piece will be to spontaneously create a musical and electronic soundscape through the use of precomposed and improvised material.
Week of: Apr 03, 2016
Percussion Rhythms from Bali, Africa and Cuba at HSU » Three HSU percussion groups lead a rhythmic tour from Bali to West Africa and the Cuban Carnival in their shared concert on Sunday April 17 in Fulkerson Recital Hall.
Donors Generously Support HSU Music Program with $100k in Gifts » The Humboldt State Music Department—an integral part of the local arts community—recently received over $100,000 that will enable the next generation of gifted students to pursue their musical ambitions.
Week of: Mar 27, 2016
Festival Attracts Top International Short Films » The Associated Students of HSU are set to host the 49th Humboldt International Film Festival at the reopening of Arcata’s historic Minor Theatre on April 20-23.
From ‘Winter in Arcata’ to ‘Sunny Side of the Street’ with HSU Jazz Combos » Four bands playing jazz classics, newer jazz and HSU originals perform in the HSU Jazz Combos concert on Friday, April 8 in Fulkerson Recital Hall.
Exploring the Interplay of Body and Spirit » Student choreographers and two faculty members present their latest work—including a recent regional prize-winner—in the HSU spring dance concert, “Soma Spiritu,” opening Thursday, April 7 for two weekends in the Van Duzer Theatre.
Week of: Mar 20, 2016
Satie to Arcata with HSU Guitar Ensemble » HSU Guitar Ensemble proceeds from 20th century France to contemporary Arcata and five pieces by student composers, in its spring concert on Saturday April 2 in Fulkerson Recital Hall.
Get It Fresh at HSU Composers Concert » A piece for full orchestra evoking a lost Aztec city, and variations for symphonic band based on hip hop tunes highlight the spring HSU Composers Concert of new works on Friday April 1 in Fulkerson Recital Hall.
Romantic Stories in Music with the Humboldt Symphony » A queen’s romance, a gypsy’s passion, a show of force, and the legend of a cathedral emerging from the sea are all evoked in music performed by the Humboldt Symphony in an afternoon concert on Sunday April 3.
Week of: Mar 13, 2016
19th Century Instruments, Revival Bands Featured in Unique Brass Concert » Humboldt State University hosts a one-of-a-kind concert featuring music both historic and fun. Much of the concert will be played on historic instruments; the real deal—not reproduction, brass of the 19th century. Included is a tuba once owned by one of HSU’s “Founders.”
Opera Workshop’s Modern Musical Chairs for Lovers in ‘Speed Dating Tonight!’ » Steampunk Girl, Panic Attack, Lives at Home and Love Me, Love My Cats! are a few of the characters enacting a frantic contemporary mating ritual in the comic opera “Speed Dating Tonight!” performed by the HSU Opera Workshop for four performances beginning Thursday March 24 in Gist Hall Theatre.
Guest Cellist Reveals Powerful, Prolific and Unknown Composer » Cellist Elizabeth Grunin performs two works by 20th-century composer Mieczyslaw Weinberg in an intimate Guest Artist lecture and recital on Saturday March 26 in Fulkerson Recital Hall.

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