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Let's give thanks for the arts this week!

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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 Thanksgiving quickly approaches, events on campus are slowing down a little. Still, it’s all the more reason to be thankful for the arts events happening on campus.

Visual Arts

Native Veterans Print Exhibition

This Tuesday, Nov. 21, is the last day to check out this fantastic exhibition by Native veterans in collaboration with the Heard Museum and Native Artists Resource Group. This free display is open from noon to 5 p.m. in ArtSpace West.

Oak Flat: Tailings of Copper

Starting next Monday, Nov. 27, the Harry Wood Art Gallery will feature the photographic work of Ben Pressley, Bradley Tuel and Andrew Finch in a unique examination of heritage and sustainability. The exhibition is free and open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Opening Reception | Emotional Thread

Celebrate the work of nine ASU BFA students at the opening reception for their work in the exhibition "Emotional Thread." This free display explores the personal emotional expression behind art. The reception will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 21, starting at 5:30 p.m. in Gallery 100.

Brush Up on Bob Ross with SARC

Paint CDs in the style of Bob Ross with the Residence Hall Association at Arizona State University - Tempe on Monday, Nov. 27, starting at 6 p.m. This event is free and offers free food, so head to the Sonora Community Room if you're interested.

Free ongoing galleries and exhibits

'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

Performing Arts

ASU Wind Symphony and Maroon and Gold Band

Head to the ASU Gammage on Tuesday, Nov. 21, at 7:30 p.m. to experience modern and traditional wind band music. This event is $12 per person. Tickets can be purchased both online and in person.

Piano Ensembles: Gala Concert

Enjoy a free performance of beautiful piano music on Tuesday, Nov. 21, at 7:30 p.m. in the Katzin Concert Hall. Come to support ASU piano students!

ASU World Percussion Groups

Experience rhythms from Africa, the Middle East, India, the Caribbean and South America in the Nelson Fine Arts Plaza on Monday, Nov. 27, at 5 p.m. The show will feature special guests, Mallet Masters from Kyrene de las Brisas Elementary School, and will host presentations on the origins and history of music performed.

MTSO Takes the Symphony - Encanto

Love Disney’s "Encanto"? Visit the Phoenix Symphony Hall on Sunday, Nov. 26, at 2 p.m. for a showing of the iconic film with a live orchestra performing the underscore. This event is free, but an RSVP is required.


"Excursions Old and New: Writing a History of Travel in Early Modern Japan" with Laura Nenzi

Experience a free in-depth discussion of the writing and publication process behind the novel "Excursions in Identity" with author Laura Nenzi in Durham Hall on Tuesday, Nov. 21, at 9 a.m.

Edited by Sadie Buggle, Walker Smith and Caera Learmonth.

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Claire van DorenThe Echo Editor

Claire van Doren is the Echo desk editor, using her English Literature and Journalism majors to bring insightful, thought-provoking pieces to The State Press. She has a deep love of storytelling that extends to articles, television, podcasts, and novels. 

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