This week @ UW-Parkside...
Student Art Exhibition
The second of three semester-ending senior art shows debuts Tuesday, Dec. 4, but you can't wait long to see it because it will soon be gone. UW-Parkside art majors Kathleen Evans, Sam Kellior, and Chelsea Van Aken will show their collections of work in the Foundation Gallery of "The Rita" this Tuesday through Saturday (the gallery is closed Friday). This is the best work of three exceptional young artists and you don't want to miss that!
Also showing in the UW-Parkside galleries:
"Channel Two: Episodes," a multi-screen interactive video installation by artists Adam Trowbridge and Jessica Westbrook using gaming technology and featuring virtual landscapes. It runs through Dec. 16 in the Fine Arts Gallery; and
"Gamers," a series of photographs taken by Todd Deutsch at a video game conference that show players in technological rapture. It runs through Jan. 26, 2013 in the E.H. Mathis Gallery.
Gallery hours are Monday noon to 4 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday noon to 6 p.m., Thursday noon to 8 p.m., and Saturday noon to 4 p.m. The galleries are closed Friday and Sunday. Admission is free.
Seasons of Cultural Celebrations
Wednesday, Dec. 5, at noon, sample a world of holiday delights during the Seasons of Cultural Celebrations. In one locationMain Place of Wyllie Hallyou can observe the colorful ways people mark the holidays with celebrations of:
Kwanzaa (African American)
Eid ul Adha (Islam)
St. Nicholas Day (Germany)
Parrandas (Puerto Rico)
Christmas (United States)
Time of Telling (Native Americans)
And Hmong New Year.
Sponsored by the UW-Parkside Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, this event has become a campus favorite with student organizations, faculty, and staff joining in to celebrate global cultures and traditions. Free refreshments and treats from each culture will allow you to get a tasteliterallyof the various celebrations. Admission is free!
"Dancing at Lughnasa"
The final four performances of Parkside Theatre's production "Dancing at Lughnasa" run Thursday through Saturday, Dec. 6-8. Directed by Jamie Cheatham, "Dancing" is loosely based on the lives of playwright Brian Friel's mother and aunts, the five Mundy sisters. The play takes place during the last days of summer when love, fleetingly, seems possible for three of the sisters and when the family welcomes home a frail, elder brother returning from missionary work in Africa.
The cast includes Kenjamin Lafayette as narrator Michael Evans, Shanna Theiste as Kate Mundy, Brittany Boeche as Maggie, Laura Chartrand as Agnes, Katlin Kobernick as Rose, Rachel Sandlin as Christina, Michael Dalberg as Father Jack, and Ethan Hall as Gerry Evans.
There are performances Thursday, Dec. 6, at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 7, at 10 a.m. and 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, Dec. 8, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $17 for adults, $13 for seniors and UW-Parkside faculty and staff, and $8 for students. Order online or call 262-595-2564.
UW-Parkside Dodgeball Tournament
Thursday, Dec. 6, starting with check-in at 6:30 and the first game at 7 p.m., teams of 6-8 players will compete in the UW-Parkside Dodgeball Tournament. The Petretti Fieldhouse of the Sports and Activity Center is the place to be. The entry fee is just $5 per player and there's a limit of eight players on a team. Proceeds go to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The prizes are seriously cool T's. Call Shannon Curtis at 224-234-3843 for details and send your team's roster to her at firstname.lastname@example.org via email.