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Arts Event Roundup: Sept. 18 to Sept. 24

A comprehensive overview of ASU's weekly arts events

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"The Echo made a list of the best of ASU’s artistic showcases and opportunities happening this week, and a little extra from the greater community."

As the semester kicks into high gear and the academic hustle and bustle hits its peak, it's crucial to sprinkle in a dash of creativity for that perfect balance. This week, ASU is turning up the volume on artistic extravagance, offering a variety of events tailored to every taste and inclination!

Visual arts

Opening Reception | When Trees Dream

Curated by Rina Yoon, this captivating exhibition invites you to ponder the dreams of trees. Delve into the ancient language they share through underground networks, connecting the forest canopy and understory. Seven artists lend their ears to this arboreal dialogue, revealing the profound symbiotic web that trees are part of. Join the opening reception on Sept. 19, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Harry Wood Gallery.

Worlds for Change Challenge Kickoff

Join the Worlds for Change Challenge, a dynamic festival of worldbuilding, for a chance to win financial aid packages for ASU's groundbreaking transdisciplinary XRts graduate degree programs. Unleash your creativity and envision immersive worlds that shape the future. Whether in person at the Media and Immersive eXperience (MIX) Center in Mesa, or virtually, this event on Sept. 23 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. is open to all, with no prior experience required.

Opening Reception | Love and Loss 

Featuring the work of 22 artists, this gallery aims to explore the experience of life, including all of the love and loss that comes with it. Check it out for yourself at Gallery 100 in Mirabella. Just be sure to catch it before it closes on Thursday, Sept. 28. Gallery 100 is open from noon until 5 p.m. on weekdays.

Free ongoing galleries and exhibits

THE DIAL, ASU Media and Immersive eXperience (MIX) Center until Oct. 5

Echoes Seen: Collaborations in Image and Verse, Step Gallery until Sept. 30

ASU Hispanic Research Center Art Exhibit, Interdisciplinary Building, A Wing, 2nd Floor until Oct. 15

Delia Robles Art Exhibit, Noble Library until Oct. 20

'Nature Imagined' Exhibit, Polytechnic Campus Library until Nov. 12.

Seral Bodies, Northlight Galleries at Grant Street Studios until Nov. 4

'De-Construction: by Popular Demand' Exhibit, Vault Gallery until Dec. 8.

'Hommage de Jules Massenet: Confluence of Art Forms' Exhibit, Music Library until Dec. 15

Indigo Shado: Legends, ArtSpace West until Sep. 29

READ MORE: West campus faculty, alumni and students showcase art across disciplines and genres

Performing Arts

Graduate Recital Choir: Louis Vierne's Messe Solennelle

Experience the transcendent beauty of Louis Vierne's Messe Solennelle on Monday, Sept. 18 at the Music Building's Organ Hall, skillfully conducted by choral students Colin Cossi and Evan Montemayor. This family-friendly event is open to the public and admission is free. The performance begins at 8 p.m. Face coverings are recommended in indoor performance spaces for your safety.

Undergraduate Student Recital

Experience the captivating vocal talents of Zoe Cummard as she performs in fulfillment of her Bachelor of Music in Performance degree on Sept. 19 at Katzin Concert Hall from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. This event is open to the public, free of charge, and promises an evening of exceptional music. 

Iphigenia, King's Child

"Iphigenia, King's Child" reimagines a classic Greek myth, focusing on the perspective of Iphigenia, the young child faced with a harrowing decision in the midst of the Trojan War preparations. The production is scheduled for Sept. 22, 28, 29 and 30 at 7:30 p.m. as well as Sept. 23 and Oct. 1 at 2 p.m. at the Lyceum Theatre, with tickets priced between $10 and $20. 

Robert Spring, "The Final Cut"

Robert Spring, "The Final Cut" invites you to witness a momentous occasion as Robert Spring, concluding his 36-year tenure at ASU, presents his final faculty recital on Sept. 24, from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Katzin Concert Hall. The cost of admission is $10 for general admission and $5 for students.


Wonderspaces Virtual Reality Film Series — 'Paper Birds'

Experience the extraordinary at the Wonderspaces Virtual Reality Film Series, a collaboration with ASU's School of Arts, Media and Engineering. This month, dive into 'Paper Birds,' a 30-minute interactive film following a young musician's quest for inspiration. Tickets range from $12 to $16 and showings run from noon to 7 p.m. on Sept. 23 and 24 at the Stauffer Communication Arts Building Room B111.

The Edge of Exploration: Exoplanets

Dive into the mysteries of exoplanets in this mesmerizing 3D journey through space. Join them on Sept. 20, from 7-9 p.m. at the ISTB 4, Marston Exploration Theater. Tickets range from $6 to $11 for an enriching experience that delves into the cutting edge of exploration.

Edited by Claire van Doren, Alexis Waiss, Shane Brennan

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