Lecture & Fine Arts Series

The mission of the Lecture & Fine Arts Series at UW-Marathon County is to bring educational, culturally-enriching, high-quality, fine arts programs to students and community members throughout the year.

A student-centered committee fulfills this mission by creating a series that enhances a respect for racial, ethnic and cultural diversity in a multi-cultural world. The series is sponsored by the UW-Marathon CountyStudent Fee Allocation Committee. As a result, ticket prices are always affordable, making the series the best arts bargain around.

Events include concerts, artist presentations and exhibits, film showings, poetry readings, theater productions and much more! The Lecture & Fine Arts Series contracts with national caliber master-artists in all disciplines to conduct residencies, workshops and classroom presentation, in addition to public performances. 

See the Events Calendar for detailed information about all upcoming Lecture & Fine Arts Series events.

Lecture & Fine Arts Spring 2017 dates & events:

POSTPONED - check back here for new date
Faculty Trumpet Recital
Featuring UW Marathon County music faculty member Chad Premeau
3:00 pm, James F. Veninga Theater - Free

February 6 – 24

UW Graduate Art student Allison Roberts
Allison Roberts is a multidisciplinary artist using primarily lens based media and sculpture to convey her concept driven work. Roberts is a 3rd year MFA candidate at the University of Wisconsin- Madison. Born and raised in Oklahoma, Allison holds a BA in Fine Arts and Journalism from Indiana University- Bloomington and a K-12 art education certificate from UW- Madison. Roberts’ work is autobiographical, based on themes of loss and absence that are explored through the lens of the “home” and the domestic. Her interdisciplinary work tells a personal narrative, yet it also speaks to larger themes of memory, place, and identity.

  • Artist Talk
    • February 6, room 180, 7:00 pm – FREE
  • Exhibit
    • Monday – Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Ahrnsbrak Gallery – FREE

February 17 – 18

24 Hour Arts Challenge
Do you work well under pressure?  Participate in our 24 Hour Arts Challenge!  In the afternoon of February 17 you will be given prompts and requirements for a visual artwork, short written piece or a short play.  You have just 24 hours to create and share your work with the public.  You can also participate in our 24 Hour Choir and perform a chorale piece composed entirely in 12 hours.  Choir rehearsal begins at 1:00 p.m. on the 18th. All events are open to participants high school age and up. For more information and to register visit uwmc.uwc.edu/challenge or call Julie Bunczak at 715-261-6278.

February 18

Arts Challenge Showcase
Come enjoy the songs, short plays, creative writing and artwork created by our students and community members in just one 24-hour period.

  • 7:00 p.m., James F. Veninga Theater
  • $5, Free for students and participating artists

March 16 – 19

UWMC Theatre presents Never the Sinner  
Wealthy, sophisticated and intellectually gifted, Richard Loeb and Nathan Leopold immersed themselves in the study of Nietzsche and conspired to prove themselves "uber mensch" (super men) and commit the perfect crime. In May 1924, they killed 14 year old Bobby Franks. Very human error, however, ended in an indictment. In one of his landmark cases, Clarence Darrow submitted a guilty plea but saved them from the death penalty. The play provides insight into historical fact while employing inventive theatrical style.

  • James F. Veninga Theater
    • March 16, 17 & 18  – 7:30 p.m.
    • March 19 – 2:00 p.m.
  • $15 – general admission
  • $12 – seniors and non-UWMC students
  • UWMC students FREE

March 23

Spring Concert Band Concert

  • 7:00 p.m., James F. Veninga Theater, FREE

April 21

UWMC’s 4th Annual Vocal Jazz Festival featuring Janet Planet
The spirited and vivacious Janet Planet, called “The Voice of the New Jazz Culture,” has traveled the world as a performer and clinician for 25 years. Come enjoy an evening of her boundless expression and powerful vocals!

  • 7:00 p.m., James F. Veninga Theater
  • $15 – general admission
  • FREE for UWMC students
    • Tickets are available in the UWMC business office Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., or online at www.showtix4u.com. If tickets remain they will be sold at the box office beginning half an hour before the performance.

May 4

Spring Jazz Concert
Featuring UWMC’s Jazz Ensemble, Vocal Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Central Voices.

  • 7:00 p.m., James F. Veninga Theater, FREE

May 8

Music Majors Recital

  • 7:00 p.m., James F. Veninga Theater, FREE

May 10 - 18

Student Sculpture Exhibit

  • Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Ahrnsbrak Gallery
  • FREE

May 14

Mothers’ Day Concert
Featuring UWMC’s Concert Choir and Concert Band.

  • 7:00 p.m., James F. Veninga Theater, FREE