Lindquist College of Arts & Humanities Arts/Events Calendar

In connection with the exhibition Yasuaki Onishi: Reverse of Volume, we will explore the concepts of space, shape, form, and weight. In his installation, Onishi uses the simplest materials—plastic sheeting and black hot glue—to create a monumental, mountainous form that appears to float in space. Shaw Gallery Director Lydia Gravis will introduce the exhibition, and K-12 educators will participate in hands-on workshops exploring how visual arts can be used to shape learning in the classroomIn connection with the exhibition Yasuaki Onishi: Reverse of Volume, we will explore the concepts of space, shape, form, and weight. In his installation, Onishi uses the simplest materials—plastic sheeting and black hot glue—to create a monumental, mountainous form that appears to float in space. Shaw Gallery Director Lydia Gravis will introduce the exhibition, and K-12 educators will participate in hands-on workshops exploring how visual arts can be used to shape learning in the classroom. .Weber State University's Telitha E. Lindquist College of Arts & Humanities is comprised of five departments: Communication, English, Foreign Languages, Visual Art & Design, and Performing Arts. Whenever possible, we include events for all departments and their supporting programs. If you would like to submit an event, please contact Christie Denniston, Director of Marketing and PR for the Lindquist College, at In connection with the exhibition Yasuaki Onishi: Reverse of Volume, we will explore the concepts of space, shape, form, and weight. In his installation, Onishi uses the simplest materials—plastic sheeting and black hot glue—to create a monumental, mountainous form that appears to float in space. Shaw Gallery Director Lydia Gravis will introduce the exhibition, and K-12 educators will participate in hands-on workshops exploring how visual arts can be used to shape learning in the classroom. cdenniston@weber.edu.

 

Spotlight Event

Hurst Artist-in-Residence: Jane Kim

Best known for her large-scale Migrating Mural Project, Jane Kim is an American painter, science illustrator and founder of Ink Dwell Studio. Kim's art inspires people to love and protect the natural world. Currently, Jane Kim will be creating multiple large-scale murals in Ogden, UT. The first mural is located at The Monarch building at 455 25th Street. The second mural is located on the Weber State University campus in the Kimball Visual Arts Building. Currently, community members can view banner illustrations created by Kim at the Ogden Nature Center.

Watch a live feed of the mural's progress:

 

 

November 2018

Classical Guitar Ensemble Fall Concert

When: Monday, November 26 at 7:30 p.m.
Location: Val A. Browning Center, Garrison Choral Room 136
Cost: Free and open to the public

Join us for an evening of classical guitar ensembles from a wide variety of musical periods

WSU Arts Learning Collaborative: Moving and Creating Through Stories  

When: Thursday, November 29 from 4:45 - 6:45 p.m.
(sign in from 4:15 - 4:45 p.m.)
Location: Weber State University,  Shepherd Union, Ballroom A
Cost: Free and open to the public registration required

Presented by Kelly Bruce Glynn & Erinne Roundy

Winter is almost here! Discover movement and visual arts-based strategies through winter-themed children’s literature. Attendees will have the opportunity to explore the elements of dance and visual art through active learning and hands-on activities that promote higher levels of thinking. Participants will leave with a variety of strategies and prompts that can be utilized when reading and unpacking stories. Focusing on grades K-2, these approaches that can be implemented across a range of grade levels and subject areas. Each attendee will receive a FREE copy of the books used during this workshop!    

Browning String Trio

When: Friday, November 30 at 7:30 p.m.
Location: Val A. Browning Center, Allred Theater
Cost: $7 Adult  |  $4.50 Students  |  $6 Seniors/Military

This biannual string concert features the talents of Dr. Shi-Hwa Wang (violin), Dr. Viktor Uzur (cello) and Dr. Francisco de Galvez (viola). Join the trio for an evening of passionate chamber music!

Purchase tickets here

Fall 2018 BFA Thesis Exhibition

Opening Reception: Friday, November 30 from 7 - 9 p.m.
When: November 30 - December 14
Location: Kimball Visual Arts Center, Mary Elizabeth Dee Shaw Gallery
Cost: Free and open to the public

Students pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in the Department of Visual Art and Design at Weber State University exhibit their capstone work in a thesis exhibition prior to graduation. The exhibition takes place twice a year, for both Fall and Spring graduates, and provides a valuable opportunity for students to showcase their best art and design work alongside their peers.

 

December 2018

Familiarte / Snow Days at the Shaw Gallery

When: Saturday, December 1 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon
Location:  Kimball Visual Arts Center Mary Elizabeth Dee Shaw Gallery
Parking is FREE, and available next to the Kimball Visual Arts Building
Cost: Free and open to the public

A FREE, bilingual community arts program designed for Ogden-area families with children ages 3-12! Participants tour the Shaw Gallery and make fun works of art from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.

Choir and Orchestra Holiday Concert

When: Sunday, December 2 at 5:30 and 8 p.m.
Location: Saint Joseph Church, 24th Street in Ogden
Cost: $7 Adult  |  $4.50 Students  |  $6 Seniors/Military

Annual Christmas Concert performed by the combined Weber State University Choir and Orchestra

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WSU String Project and Ogden Youth Orchestra Concert

When: Monday, December 3 at 6:30 p.m.
Location: Val A. Browning Center, Austad Auditorium
Cost: Free and open to the public

Educational concert for children attending our preparatory program for strings and their families

WSU Chamber Ensembles

When: Tuesday, December 4 at 7:30 p.m. 
Location: Val A. Browning Center, Garrison Choral Room 136
Cost: Free and open to the public

Featuring Weber State University string students

Speech Showcase

When: Thursday, December 6 from 7 - 8 p.m.
Location: Weber State University, Elizabeth Hall, Room 229
Cost: Free and open to the public

The Department of Communication presents the semi-annual Speech Showcase, an event in which the top speakers from the COMM 1020 (Public Speaking) courses present eloquent, powerful speeches on some of the most timely and important topics of the day.

First Friday Art Stroll

When: Friday, December 7 from 5 - 9 p.m.
Location: Kimball Visual Arts Center, Mary Elizabeth Dee Shaw Gallery
Cost: Free and open to the public

Join us for free, after-hours access to WSU's Shaw Gallery and other art galleries, events and receptions in downtown Ogden every first Friday from October through April.

*Please note that we do not participate year-round.

WSU Percussion Ensemble Fall Concert

When: Friday, December 7 at 7:30 p.m. 
Location: Val A. Browning Center, Garrison Choral Room 136
Cost: $7 Adult  |  $4.50 Students  |  $6 Seniors/Military

Join the WSU Percussion Ensemble for a concert featuring music inspired by Hawaii

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WSU Alumni Singers Winter Concert

When: December 8 and 10 at 6:30 p.m.
Location: First Presbyterian Church, Ogden
Cost: Free and open to the public, donations are encouraged

The Weber State University Alumni Singers is made up of former members of the university’s Weber State Singers and current voice students.

WSU Theatre presents: A reading of the play The Laramie Project

When: Monday, December 10 at 7 p.m.
Location: Val A. Browning Center, Eccles Theater
Cost: $10 suggested donation will be accepted for the Matthew Shepard Scholarship Fund

Directed by Tracy Callahan
Performed by Weber State University Theatre students

The year 2018 marks the 20th anniversary of the murder of Matthew Shepard in Laramie, Wyoming. The theatre area will hold a reading of the play and collect donations for the existing WSU Matthew Shepard Scholarship.

Performance is best suited for ages 18 and older

 

January 2019

Browning Presents: Ronan Farrow

When: Saturday, January 19 at 7 p.m.
Location: Val A. Browning Center, Austad Auditorium 
Cost: $15 Adults  |  $8 WSU Students with I.D.

Ronan Farrow is the author of War on Peace: The End of Diplomacy and the Decline of American Influence

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WSU Arts Learning Collaborative: 2019 Arts Integration Conference - Arts as a Catalyst for Creating Change  

When: Friday, January 25 at 8 a.m.
Location: Weber State University,  Shepherd Union
Cost: Free for WSU Faculty/Staff/Students  |  $10 General Public

Join us for hands-on arts integrated workshops with guest artists in dance, drama, music and visual art.

Honor Orchestra Concert

When: Saturday, January 26 at 4 p.m.
Location: Val A. Browning Center, Austad Auditorium
Cost: Free and open to the public

High School orchestra players meet in Weber State University to form this Honor Orchestra.

 

February 2019

WSU Theatre presents: Illumination: New Play Readings

When: Friday, February 1 at 7:30 p.m.
Location: Val A. Browning Center, Allred Theater
Cost: $13 Adult | Free for students with WSU I.D.

Performed by a small company of talented actors, this staged reading shows off the diverse voices of Weber State University playwriting students.

Purchase tickets here

Familiarte / Snow Days at the Shaw Gallery

When: Saturday, February 2 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon
Location:  Kimball Visual Arts Center Mary Elizabeth Dee Shaw Gallery
Parking is FREE, and available next to the Kimball Visual Arts Building
Cost: Free and open to the public

A FREE, bilingual community arts program designed for Ogden-area families with children ages 3-12! Participants tour the Shaw Gallery and make fun works of art from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.

Formosan Violin-Piano Duo Recital

When: Monday, February 4 at 7:30 p.m. 
Location: Val A. Browning Center, Austad Auditorium
Cost: $7 Adult  |  $4.50 Students  |  $6 Seniors/Military

The Formoson Violin-Piano Duo, featuring WSU professors Shi-Hwa Wang and Yu-Jane Yang, is one of the premier classical music recital ensembles. They have performed in duo recitals across three continents. Formosan return to Ogden for a concert with music of the great classics for the violin and piano repertoire.

Purchase tickets here

 

Yasuaki Onishi: Reverse of Volume

Opening Reception: Friday, February 8 from 7 - 9 p.m.
When: February 8 - April 6
Location: Kimball Visual Arts Center, Mary Elizabeth Dee Shaw Gallery
Cost: Free and open to the public

In his installation, Reverse of Volume, Yasuaki Onishi uses the simplest materials — plastic sheeting and black hot glue — to create a monumental, mountainous form that appears to float in space. The process he calls "casting the invisible" is Onishi’s meditation on the nature of the negative space, or void, left behind. Visitors will be able to walk among the contemplative space, and observe how the simplest qualities of light, shape and line change from different perspectives.

3rd Annual Weber Jazz Review

When: Saturday, February 16 at 7:30 p.m.
Location: Val A. Browning Center, Allred Theater
Cost: $7 Adult  |  $4.50 Students  |  $6 Seniors/Military

The 3rd Annual Jazz Review will showcase local area high school and middle jazz bands and end with a performance featuring the Weber State University Jazz Ensemble and a special guest artist. This jazz festival is one of the few in Northern Utah in the spring and represents a great opportunity to hear jazz, in addition to a chance to hear the band play with our special guest artist.

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WSU Arts Learning Collaborative: Evenings for Educators: Floating in Space - Creating Positive & Negative Shapes with Simple Materials  

When: Thursday, February 28 from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
(sign in from 5:00 - 5:30 p.m.)
Location: Kimball Visual Arts Center Mary Elizabeth Dee Shaw Gallery
Cost: Free and open to the public registration required

Presented by Erinne Roundy (K-6) & Erica Lyon (7-12)

In connection with the exhibition Yasuaki Onishi: Reverse of Volume, we will explore the concepts of space, shape, form and weight. In his installation, Onishi uses the simplest materials—plastic sheeting and black hot glue—to create a monumental, mountainous form that appears to float in space. Shaw Gallery Director, Lydia Gravis, will introduce the exhibition, and K-12 educators will participate in hands-on workshops exploring how visual arts can be used to shape learning in the classroom.

 

March 2019

First Friday Art Stroll

When: Friday, March 1 from 5 - 9 p.m.
Location: Kimball Visual Arts Center, Mary Elizabeth Dee Shaw Gallery
Cost: Free and open to the public

Join us for free, after-hours access to WSU's Shaw Gallery and other art galleries, events and receptions in downtown Ogden every first Friday from October through April.

*Please note that we do not participate year-round.

Familiarte / Snow Days at the Shaw Gallery

When: Saturday, March 2 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon
Location:  Kimball Visual Arts Center Mary Elizabeth Dee Shaw Gallery
Parking is FREE, and available next to the Kimball Visual Arts Building
Cost: Free and open to the public

A FREE, bilingual community arts program designed for Ogden-area families with children ages 3-12! Participants tour the Shaw Gallery and make fun works of art from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.

WSU Arts Learning Collaborative: Forms: A Visual Arts and Dance Workshop for Elementary & Middle School Teachers  

When: Thursday, March 14 from 4:45 - 6:45 p.m.
(sign in from 4:15 - 4:45 p.m.)
Location: Weber State University,  Shepherd Union, Ballroom A
Cost: Free and open to the public registration required

Presented by Jason Manley & Amanda Sowerby

Form can describe the ways in which artists use the elements in their discipline to create work. It can also refer to 3-dimensional compositions; sculpting with bodies and/or materials in space. 

Participants will explore shared elements in the visual arts and dance such as line, space, shape and texture/energy. The following activities are created to assist educators in furthering their students’ proficiency with common elements for interdisciplinary arts imagination and creation: drawing, wire sculpting, movement improvisation and composition.    

Concerto Night Concert

When: Saturday, March 23 at 7:30 p.m.
Location: Val A. Browning Center, Austad Auditorium
Cost: $7 Adult  |  $4.50 Students  |  $6 Seniors/Military

Concerto Night recognizes winners of an annual music competition. Students perform solos with the Weber State Symphony Orchestra conducted by Francisco de Gálvez.

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National Undergraduate Literature Conference (NULC) 

When: March 28-30
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 28

The National Undergraduate Literature Conference welcomes Jesmyn Ward, Michelle Kuo and Tom McAllister.  Ward is the author of three novels, Where the Line Bleeds, Salvage the Bones and Sing Unburied Sing, and one memoir, The Men We Reaped.  Kuo is the author of Reading with Patrick. Tom McAllister is the author of the novels How to Be Safe and The Young Widower's Handbook, as well as the memoir, Bury Me in My Jersey. Undergraduate students from all over the United States visit WSU to present original work in categories ranging from creative works of poetry, fiction and narrative, to critical examinations of pertinent works of American, British and World Literature.  The public is invited and encouraged to attend any of the presentations.  A schedule of all events will be posted on the NULC website: www.weber.edu/nulc

 

April 2019

WSU String Chamber Ensembles

When: Tuesday, April 2 at 7:30 p.m.
Location: Val A. Browning Center, Garrison Choral Room 136
Cost: Free and open to the public

Weber State University strings students collaborate for a fun & engaging chamber music concert.

Orchesis Dance Theatre presents: Resonance

When: April 4-6 at 7:30 p.m.
Location: Val A. Browning Center, Allred Theater
Cost: $13 Adult  |  $8.25 Students  |  $11 Seniors/Military

Directed by Amanda Sowerby

Orchesis Dance Theatre, comprised of student and faculty choreography, presents an evening of exploration entitled Resonance. Through creative collaboration and the investigation of the energetic body in time and space, choreographers seek to communicate through the medium of movement. During this shared event, Weber State University's Moving Company director, Dance Professor Amanda Sowerby, will present the second part of a year-long collaboration with Music Professor Dr. Carey Campbell and Department of Visual Art & Design (DOVAD) sculpture students under the direction of DOVAD Professor Jason Manley.

Purchase tickets here

First Friday Art Stroll

When: Friday, April 5 from 5 - 9 p.m.
Location: Kimball Visual Arts Center, Mary Elizabeth Dee Shaw Gallery
Cost: Free and open to the public

Join us for free, after-hours access to WSU's Shaw Gallery and other art galleries, events and receptions in downtown Ogden every first Friday from October through April.

*Please note that we do not participate year-round.

5th Annual Spanish Spelling Bee and Language Talent Competition

When: Tuesday, April 9 at 9 a.m.
Location: Weber State University, Shepherd Union Building, Ballroom A and the Wildcat Theater
Cost: Free and open to the public

The competition is for students grades and is organized by student members of WSU, Sigma Delta Pi, the National Hispanic Honor Society. Our goals are to promote the Spanish language overall, as well as bilingual education. This event will showcase local area school children trying to win the state's only awards dedicated to empowering school-age children to develop linguistic skills.

Spring Jazz Showcase

When: Tuesday, April 9 at 7:30 p.m.
Location: Val A. Browning Center, Allred Theater
Cost: $7 Adult  |  $4.50 Students  |  $6 Seniors/Military

The Spring Jazz Showcase will feature many of WSU different jazz groups, including our big band, combos, and WSU Vocal Jazz.

Purchase tickets here

WSU Department of Performing Arts presents: Sunday in the Park with George

When: April 11-13 at 7:30 p.m.
Matinee Apr. 13 at 2 p.m.
Location: Val A. Browning Center, Austad Auditorium
Cost: $13 Adult  |  $8.25 Students  |  $11 Seniors/Military

Book by James Lapine
Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

Directed by Andrew Barratt Lewis 
Musical Direction by Dr. Karen Bruestle &
 Kenneth Plain 

Sunday in the Park with George merges past and present into beautiful, poignant truths about life, love and the creation of art. The days leading up to the completion of his most famous painting, A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte, Georges Seurat is struggling to make meaningful art and maintaining a relationship with his lover, Dot. Amid the scorn of the artistic community, Seurat's artistic ability thrives while his love diminishes. 

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Shijun Wang Piano Solo Recital "The German Three Bs"

When: Friday, April 12 at 7:30 p.m.
Location: Val A. Browning Center, Allred Theater
Cost: $7 Adult  |  $4.50 Students  |  $6 Seniors/Military

In a one-night-only performance, Shijun Wang, the department's newest faculty member, will perform the German masters: Bach, Beethoven and Brahms. 

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WSU String Project Concert

When: Monday, April 15 at 6:30 p.m.
Location: Val A. Browning Center, Austad Auditorium
Cost: Free and open to the public

This concert will feature the winner of the String Project and Ogden Youth Symphony Concerto Competition!

Browning String Trio

When: Wednesday, April 17 at 7:30 p.m.
Location: Val A. Browning Center, Allred Theater
Cost: $7 Adult  |  $4.50 Students  |  $6 Seniors/Military

This biannual string concert features the talents of Dr. Shi-Hwa Wang (violin), Dr. Viktor Uzur (cello) and Dr. Francisco de Galvez (viola). Join the trio for an evening of passionate chamber music!

Purchase tickets here

Spring 2019 BFA Thesis Exhibition

Opening Reception: Friday, April 19 from 7 - 9 p.m.
When: April 19 - May 3
Location: Kimball Visual Arts Center, Mary Elizabeth Dee Shaw Gallery
Cost: Free and open to the public

Students pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in the Department of Visual Art and Design at Weber State University exhibit their capstone work in a thesis exhibition prior to graduation. The exhibition takes place twice a year, for both Fall and Spring graduates, and provides a valuable opportunity for students to showcase their best art and design work alongside their peers.

 

Location of Performing Arts Events

Austad Auditorium (Weber State University Val A. Browning Center)

Allred Theater (Weber State University Val A. Browning Center)

Eccles Theater (Weber State University Val A. Browning Center)

Garrison Choral Room (VBC 136) (Weber State University Val A. Browning Center)

St. Joseph's Catholic Church

Stewart Stadium

 

Special Notes:

Tickets will be sold beginning one hour before curtain at the Val A. Browning Center ticket office. Please be sure to arrive early in order to avoid waiting in line.

Please contact Christie Denniston, Director of Marketing & PR for Lindquist College of Arts & Humanities, at cdenniston@weber.edu at least two days prior to any event to request accommodations in relation to a disability.