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Center Stage Events: Fall 2022

Admission to Center Stage events is free unless otherwise noted. Artist exhibitions in the Joan Derryberry Art Gallery (JDAG) are located on the first floor of the Roaden University Center. Gallery hours vary; visit the Joan Derryberry Art Gallery page for updated times.

August 5 – October 5

Art Exhibition: Alumni Group Show

School of Art, Craft & Design Alumni Group Show in the Dogwood Gallery, Appalachian Center of Craft, featuring works from the nine concentration areas from esteemed SACD Alumni. Campus Host: Kimberly Winkle.

Times: Monday — Saturday at 10 AM to 5 PM, and Sundays 12 PM to 5 PM
Location: Dogwood Gallery, Appalachian Center of Craft

 

August 18 – September 15

Art Exhibition: Manami Ishimura

Manami Ishimura Mixed Media Sculptural Exhibition: “En/円”. Campus Host: Charlene Lachicotte.

Artist Talk: Thursday, Sept. 15 at 4:30 PM
Location: Joan Derryberry Art Gallery, RUC

September 8

An Evening with the Author: Chelan Harkin

Mystic Poet Harkin will offer a reading from her most recent published book, “Let Us Dance! The Stumble and Whirl with the Beloved”. Campus Host: Andrew Smith.

Time: Thursday, Sept. 8 at 7 PM
Location: Backdoor Playhouse, JWB

September 19 – October 20

Art Exhibition: Evie Zimmer

Joan Derryberry Art Gallery, Roaden University Center: Evie Zimmer Oil Painting Exhibition: “Glimpse”. Campus Host: Charlene Lachicotte.

Artist Talk: Thursday, Oct. 20 at 4:30 PM
Location: Joan Derryberry Art Gallery, RUC

September 20

An Evening with the Author: Ada Limón

Recently named the 24th Poet Laureate for the United States, Limón will offer a reading of her most recent work. Campus Host: Erin Hoover.

Time: Tuesday, Sept. 20 at 7 PM
Location: Backdoor Playhouse, JWB

September 29

One World Multicultural Evening: International Cuisine and Dances of the World

Join One World for an evening of music and a sampling of food from around the world. Campus Host: George Chitiyo.

Time: Thursday, Sept. 29 at 6 PM
Location: Centennial Plaza (in the event of rain, Tech Pride Room) 

October 2

Concert: Concerto for Mandolin and Orchestra

Jeff Midkiff, composer and musician, in performance with the Bryan Symphony Orchestra: “Concerto for Mandolin and Orchestra”. Tickets available for students via reservation through the BSOA Box Office, contact@bryansymphony.orgCampus Host: Dan Allcott.

Time: Sunday, Oct. 2 at 3 PM
Location: Wattenbarger Auditorium, BFA

October 13
An Evening with Poet: Garrett Hongo

Poet, memoirist and audio writer, Hongo, will read from his most recent publication "The Perfect Sound: A Memoir in Stereo" (2022), reading selections about listening to music, sound engineering and his Hawai'ian and Japanese-American identity. 

Time: Thursday, Oct. 13 at 7 PM
Location: Backdoor Playhouse, JWB

October 20

An Evening with the Author: Michael James Rizza

Author of the novel “Carilage and Skin” (2013) as well as academic articles and short stories, Rizza will share his work as a part of an author reading. Campus Host: Ted Pelton.

Time: Thursday, Oct. 20 at 7 PM
Location: Backdoor Playhouse, JWB

October 24 – November 17

Art Exhibition: Dave Kube

Joan Derryberry Art Gallery, Roaden University Center: Dave Kube Sculptural Exhibition. Campus Host: Charlene Lachicotte.

Artist Talk: Thursday, Nov. 17 at 4:30 PM
Location: Joan Derryberry Art Gallery, RUC

October 27

Kyle Pederson, Composer and Musician

Minneapolis-based composer, lyricist, pianist and educator, Pederson was awarded the ACDA Genesis Prize in 2020 and the American Prize in Choral Composition in 2019. Campus Host: Craig Zamer.

Time: Thursday, Oct. 27 at 7 PM
Location: Derryberry Auditorium

November 7

Cassie Stephens, Visual Artist

Presenting her new book “Art Teacherin’ 101” to students and the public, Stephens will walk attendees through specific activities in the book. Workshop attendees will interact with the influential social media powerhouse and ask questions about her teaching practice. Campus Host: Jeremy Blair.

Time: Monday, Nov. 7 at 2 - 4 PM 
Location: Foundation Hall, Room 189

November 8

Ju Hyeon Han, Soprano and Composer

Public performance titled “Diverse Voices” to feature a lineup with works by several female and one blind Spanish composers. Han will also give a presentation on disability inclusion in higher education. Further details TBD. Campus Host: Christopher Reames.

Time: Tuesday, Nov. 8 at 7:30 PM 
Location: Derryberry Auditorium

November 10

First Nations: Circle of Music

Returning to campus during Native American Awareness Month, First Nation’s Circle of Music engagement offers an educational and entertaining experience. Multiple indigenous tribes represented to provide cultural context and significance through performance. Campus Host: Sayota Knight.

Time: Thursday, Nov. 10 at 6 PM 
Location: Memorial Gym, Main Quad

November 17

Roy Agee, Trombone

Trombonist for the late musical genius Prince from 2012 until his tragic death in 2016, Agee continues to stun audiences with his raw power and ability to connect on a deeply emotional musical level. Campus Host: Chris McCormick.

Time: Thursday, Nov. 17 at 7:30 PM 
Location: Derryberry Auditorium