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Art events around the greater Green Bay area

8:09 PM, Jan. 25, 2013  |  Comments
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The Artist as Teacher Part 1: The Fine Arts

"The Artist as Teacher and The Teacher as Artist" exhibit is the first combined faculty art show featuring artists of St. Norbert College and University of Wisconsin-Green Bay has been exhibited at the Neville Public Museum, 210 Museum Place, Green Bay. The exhibit features jewelry, several installations, paintings, sculpture, mixed media, video, digital photography, fiber, encaustic, and prints focusing on the fine arts. Pieces are on display through May 5.

Subject matter ranges from the traditional representation of objects to conceptual. The artwork in this exhibit was selected by the artists themselves who are local artists with extensive exhibition records in the area, across the state, and beyond. Most, if not all, are nationally recognized for the quality of their work.

CSI Kewaunee

Let Me Be Frank Productions' new show "CSI Kewaunee" opens 8 p.m., Friday at the Meyer Theatre, 117 S. Washington St., Green Bay.

The story takes place at the Kewaunee Nuke plant. The story is is about the case of the stolen keeshka. Tom the plant manager cures his sausages at the plant because the energy makes the enzymes work faster. His prized keeshka that is hanging in the control room is stolen. Tom calls in the crack team from CSI to solve the mystery. Paul Carousavitch uses his techniques to solve the mystery. All songs are from the late 60's and early 70's featuring: "I Walk The Line," "Trouble," "Incense And Peppermints," "Saying Something Stupid," "Indiana Wants Me," and "Sweet Mary."

Shows are scheduled for Feb. 2, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15 21, 22 and 23 with a matinee at 1 p.m. on Feb 23. Tickets are $29 at ticketstaronline.com. More about the show at letmebefranks.com.

Clarinetist Eric Hansen recital

UW-Green Bay Associate Prof. Eric Hansen will deliver a faculty clarinet recital at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Fort Howard Hall at the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts on the UW-Green Bay campus.

Hansen, UWGB's clarinet instructor, will begin his performance with Willson Osborne's "Rhapsody for Solo Clarinet" and Eric P. Mandat's "Sub(t)rains o'strata's fears." He will also perform "Violoncello Suite I" by Johann Sebastian Bach, prior to a brief intermission. In the second half of the program, Hansen will play Russell Riepe's "Three Studies on Flight" and Heinrich Sutermeister's "Capriccio for Solo Clarinet" before concluding with Steve Reich's "New York Counterpoint."

Hansen has performed in solo recitals and concert venues across the United States and internationally in Belgium.

The recital is free and open to the public.

Celebrating Mom in Photos

Shaunae Teske's Light and Love: A Photographic Celebration of Mothers will be on display Saturday through Feb. 27 at the ARTgarage, 1400 Cedar St., Green Bay.

Teske shares her stories and appreciation of all kinds of mothers through her photographic works. An artist reception is scheduled for 3-6 p.m., Saturday.

Regular hours are 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Tues., Wed., Fri.; 11 a.m. - 7 p.m., Thurs.; and 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., Sat.

SNC Honors Birder With Hall, Concert

Dudley Birder has shared his time and talents with northeast Wisconsin for more than 50 years. Now he will have his name attached to De Pere's St. Boniface Church.

The completely renovated building, located on the corner of Grant and Fourth streets, will be dedicated as Dudley Birder Hall.

A concert celebrating the dedication will be held at 7:30 p.m., Feb. 14 in the Walter Theatre, Abbot Pennings Hall of Fine Arts on the St. Norbert College campus. The public concert will feature the Dudley Birder Chorale of St. Norbert College, the St. Norbert College Chamber Singers and the St. Norbert College Concert Choirs. Tickets for the concert are $15, available at the St. Norbert College Box Office, or online at tickets.snc.edu/tickets/, or by calling (920) 403-3950.

"This is a wonderful tribute to Dudley Birder and all he has meant to St. Norbert College and, really, the entire community," said St. Norbert College President Thomas Kunkel. "For more than half a century he has taught and influenced countless students and touched the lives of everyone in this region who loves music and musical theater. And since so much of his work has been devoted to sacred music, we think it is especially apt that the newest incarnation of this grand old church will be called Dudley Birder Hall."

40 Student Performers Get a "Workout" on Stage

Notre Dame Academy students' athleticism is stretching beyond the gym and onto the stage.

Leading a cast of 40 high school students - including a handful of lacrosse, soccer, and football players - director Teresa Schmidt and choreographer Andrea Hearden will stage four productions of Elton John and Tim Rice's Broadway hit, "AIDA" at 7:30 p.m., Feb. 15, 16, 22 and 23 in the Rev. Guy E. Guyon Auditorium at Notre Dame Academy, 610 Maryhill Dr., Green Bay.

Set in ancient times, "AIDA" chronicles a timeless, forbidden love and showcases the power of forgiveness, intensified through lighting, award-winning songs and fight scenes, which may explain why so many boys and first-time performers such as Marty Metzler, Sam Maedke and Dylan Heckert were drawn to audition.

"You typically don't see athletes in [high school] musicals, but not this one. It's a more athletic cast," says Metzler, a senior soccer player cast in multiple roles. "The rehearsals are intense, but it's a fun, cool experience and I'm happy I'm doing it."

Tickets go on sale Friday and can be purchased online for $12 adult, $6 student at www.showtix4u.com or through the NDA box office by calling (920) 429-6127.

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