University Calendar

Oct
25
Thu
Crowns: An Exhibition of Ceramic Works @ duPont Gallery Tickets
Oct 25 – Dec 2 all-day
Crowns: An Exhibition of Ceramic Works @ duPont Gallery | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

October 25 – December 2, 2018: Crowns
duPont Gallery
Opening Reception: October 25, 5-7pm

Crowns: an exhibition of ceramic works curated by Jessica Gardner
While many artists have made works about relationships and their lives in general, this exhibition seeks to explore women’s specific experience in motherhood. Inviting women, who’s established body of work lends itself to evolving and exploring the relationships formed in motherhood: relationships to self, to children, to spouses, to other mothers and so forth. Each of these artists publicly discusses her role as a mother and the impact motherhood has on her studio practice, whether it be direct collaborations with her child/children or shifts in the body of work created. Also, each artist represents a different stage in the experience of motherhood.

All events are free and open to the public
Gallery hours: Tues-Fri 10am- 4pm, Sat/Sun 1-4pm
Additional information at www.umwgalleries.org

Ready-Made Dream: Sue Johnson @ Ridderhof Martin Gallery Tickets
Oct 25 – Dec 2 all-day
Ready-Made Dream: Sue Johnson @ Ridderhof Martin Gallery

Ready-Made Dream
Sue Johnson
Ridderhof Martin Gallery
October 25 – December 2
Opening Reception: October 25, 5-7pm
Artist Talk in the Gallery: October 26, noon

The exhibition features floor-to-ceiling vinyl panels and decals that the artist has designed—transforming the gallery into the interior of an ideal, modern home. As the exhibition title suggests, Johnson envisions a world in which the home is nostalgic and familiar, yet, also reduced to an empty space existing simply to house various things.

All events are free and open to the public
Gallery hours: Tues-Fri 10am- 4pm, Sat/Sun 1-4pm
Additional information at www.umwgalleries.org

Oct
28
Sun
Pumpkin Palooza @ Chandler Ballroom (University Center) Tickets
Oct 28 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Pumpkin Palooza @ Chandler Ballroom (University Center)

Community Outreach and Resources at the University of Mary Washington invites local children and their parents or guardians to our annual Pumpkin Palooza on Sunday, Oct. 27, from 1  to 4 p.m. Come enjoy an afternoon of fall-themed crafts, games and candy. The event will be held in the Chandler Ballroom inside the University Center, and we will also have trick-or-treat tours in the residence halls throughout the afternoon. Come in costume for a great time!

Nov
1
Thu
Merrily We Roll Along @ Klein Theatre Tickets
Nov 1 @ 7:30 pm
Merrily We Roll Along @ Klein Theatre

Merrily We Roll Along
music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by George Furth

Growing up. There is nothing more certain. For Frank, Charlie, and Mary, their lives are all ahead of them—or rather, behind them—in this brilliantly conceived musical by Stephen Sondheim and George Furth. Merrily We Roll Along masterfully reveals, in reverse, the relationships of three best friends and their successes in life, love, friendship, and all the little bumps along the way. With songs like the gorgeously heartbreaking “Not a Day Goes By,” the sassily uplifting, “Old Friends,” and the exquisitely lyrical “Good Thing Going,” Merrily is sheer brilliance as it connects the rocky terrain between the characters’ disillusioned adulthoods to their hopeful, starry-eyed youthful beginnings.

“Hugely witty, tunefully inventive and brightly entertaining.” –The Telegraph

2 hours, 30 minutes

Box Office opens October 18

Feb
22
Fri
God of Carnage @ Klein Theatre Tickets
Feb 22 @ 7:30 pm
God of Carnage @ Klein Theatre

God of Carnage
by Yasmina Reza

Two children from upper middle-class Brooklyn families get into a schoolyard tussle and their parents meet one evening to discuss the incident. While the evening begins with polite pleasantries and careful chit chat, it veers suddenly off course in a rum-fueled fishtail of epic proportions as the adults, themselves, devolve into bickering children. Yasmina Reza hilariously and savagely strips her characters down to their cores, giving them the green light to drop the niceties and take off the proverbial gloves. God of Carnage is a comic masterpiece born of red-hot tempers, the best of intentions, and humanity at its most primal.

“. . . ferociously funny . . . . terrifically potent with lip-smacking gusto . . .”
–The Wall Street Journal

1 hour, 30 minutes

Box Office opens January 31