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Fine arts end-of-semester events

fall_fineartsThe number, variety and size of fine arts events will continue to crescendo through November and December. In the course of the next five weeks, nearly 600 students will sing, act, play an instrument, or participate in one of Augsburg College’s fine arts events.

Here are highlights of events taking place in the coming weeks. Go to the Fine Arts website for more information and the full schedule of events.

Artist Roundtable & Reception

Friday, November 21 at 5:30 p.m.

Marshall Room (main floor), Christensen Center

Admission is free.

Nick Conbere will be on hand to describe his creative process in creating the show, “The Mysteries of Ordinary Places” on display in the Gage Family Art Gallery. Shannon Collis and Erik Waterkotte will join Mr. Conbere and moderator Joanne Price (Studio Manager, Highpoint Center for Printmaking) in a conversation about their work, “Superimpositions,” in the Christensen Center Art Gallery. Go to the Augsburg Art Gallery website for more information.

The Pot of Gold

By Plautus and directed by Augsburg student, Russ Dugger

Friday, November 21 at 7 p.m.

Saturday, November 22 at 7 p.m.

Sunday, November 23 at 2 p.m.

Tjornhom-Nelson Theater, Augsburg campus

Tickets are $5 general admission; $4 ACTC faculty, staff and students; $1 for Augsburg students and children under 12. Reservations can be made by calling 612-330-1257.

Euclio has always been a good and thrifty God-fearing man. All that is to change the day he discovers a pot of gold. How will he handle this new-found treasure? Follow Euclio, the miser, as he grapples with his new status in this Roman Comedy about deception, mistaken identity, greed, and the lengths one will go to conceal wealth.

Advent Vespers

Friday, December 5 at 5 and 8 p.m.

Saturday, December 6 at 5 and 8 p.m.

Central Lutheran Church, Downtown Minneapolis

Augsburg College will celebrate is 29th year of Advent Vespers, a meditative celebration of the beginning of the Christmas season with traditional and contemporary hymns, anthems and carols. Nearly 8,000 people attend these services every years making it one of the largest holiday music events in the Twin Cities. Held in the beautifully renovated Central Lutheran Church in downtown Minneapolis, more than 300 students, staff, and faculty will participate in choirs, instrumental ensembles, as readers, or in the festive liturgical party.

Seating is limited and reservations are strongly encouraged. Call 612-330-1265, email musicdept@augsburg.edu, or download a seating order form.

A Cup of Christmas Tea

Wednesday, December 10 at 4 p.m.

Sateren Auditorium

Student performances of chamber music by Purcell, Vaughan Williams, and Piazzola

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