Lecture & Fine Arts Series

m-pact

m-pact, the 2019 Vocal Jazz Fest guest artists

February 7 - Due to the deteriorating weather conditions, the showing of the French film The Workshop has been rescheduled for Wednesday, February 13, at 7 pm in the auditorium of the main building.

 

The mission of the Lecture & Fine Arts Series at UW-Stevens Point at Wausau 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 Student 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. 

Lecture & Fine Arts, Winter/Spring 2019 dates & events:

February
The French Film Festival returns! Admission is $7, free to UWSP students. Buy a festival pass for four films and get the remaining two free! Each showing will be followed by a discussion. All films will be shown in the UW Center for Civic Engagement, unless otherwise noted. They will be shown in the original French with English subtitles. All films are unrated. 

Tickets available at: https://www.purplepass.com/#mm=allevents/french%20film%20festival

* Please note new date! February 13, 7 pm - L'Atelier (The Workshop) - A Parisian novelist spends the summer in the south of France teaching a writing workshop for a diverse group of young people, one of whom exhibits disturbing tendencies in his writing.

February 8, 7 pm - Makala - An extraordinarily revealing and surprisingly gorgeous look at everyday life for a charcoal salesman in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

February 15, 7 pm - Un Beau Soleil Intérieur (Let the Sunshine In) - Driven by Juliette Binoche’s masterful performance, Let the Sunshine In takes the perspective of a woman in late middle age to give a timely report on the battle of the sexes, hinting at the more general malaise hanging over French society today. Strong Sexual Content.  * This film will be shown in the Auditorium of the Main Campus Building

February 17, 2pm - Jeannette: L'enface de Jeanne d'Arc (Jeannette: The Childhood of Joan of Arc) - The story of Joan of Arc, patron saint of France who, inspired by divine voices, played an important role in the French conflict with the English in the Hundred Years’ War in 1430, has been told to French audiences hundreds of times on the big screen and the small. Using rock music and unique choreography, this film is a bold, unorthodox retelling of the legendary tale of her early years.

February 21, 7 pm - Voir du Pays (The Stopover) - A French military unit has just arrived on a Greek island for a three-day “decompression” stay in a five-star hotel before it heads home to France from Afghanistan, participating in group therapy sessions to work through traumas suffered on the field and prepare for life back home. 

February 23, 7 pm - Le Crime de Monsieur Lange (The Crime of Monsieur Lange) - Director Jean Renoir's social commentary, heavily influenced by the French political spirit of the 1930s, concerns a publishing house clerk who pens Western dime-novels in his spare time.

February 4 - 22
University of Wisconsin graduate art student exhibit
Eva Gabriella Flynn
"Cielitos Lindos" (Happy Little Skies)

March 1 - 2
4th Annual 24 Hour Arts Challenge

Do you work well under pressure? Participate in our 24 Hour Arts Challenge! In the afternoon of March 1 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 choral piece composed entirely in 24 hours! Participation is free and participants receive a free ticket to the showcase event on March 2. Participation is open to those high school age and older.

Art participants should report to the Sonnentag Room in the UW Center for Civic Engagement (625  Stewart Ave., Wausau) at 4 pm March 1 to receive your challenge. Completed work will need to be dropped off at the same location by 4 pm March 2. For more information, please contact Julie Bunczak, julie.bunczak@uwc.edu, 715-261-6234.

Creative Writers should come to the Veninga Theater of the UW Center for Civic Engagement (625 Stewart Ave., Wausau) at 4 pm March 1 for your challenge. Please plan to be present for a workshop until 6 pm. Pizza will be provided. Completed work must be submitted to Jill Sukenberg by 4 pm March 2. Selected readings will be read at the showcase event at 7 pm March 2. For more information, please contact Jill Stukenberg, jill.stukenberg@uwc.edu, 715-261-6277.

Theatre participants should come to the Veninga Theater of the UW Center for Civic Engagement (625 Stewart Ave., Wausau) at 4 pm March 1 for your challenge. Please plan to be present for a workshop until 6 pm. Pizza will be provided. Performances will be given at the showcase event at 7 pm March 2. For more information, please contact Sarah Rudolph, sarah.rudolph@uwc.edu, 715-261-6290.

Singers should report to the choir room in the main campus building (room 206) at 1 pm March 2. Please use the north entrance to the building, which faces Stewart Ave. You will rehearse until 5 pm, then will perform in the showcase event at 7 pm March 2. For more information, please contact Tim Buchholz, tim.buchholz@uwc.edu, 715-261-6246.

Tickets to the showcase event on March 2 at 7 pm in the Center for Civic Engagement are available at: https://www.purplepass.com/#mm=allevents/stevens%20point 

For more information about the arts challenge or the showcase, please contact Julie Bunczak, julie.bunczak@uwc.edu, 715-261-6234.

April 12
Vocal Jazz Fest concert
m-pact has been hailed as "one of the best pop-jazz vocal groups in the world" by the San Francisco Chronicle, and is respected worldwide as a cutting edge trailblazer in the realm of vocal music. Touring across 4 continents, and appearing with superstar artists ranging from Boyz II Men to Natasha Bedingfield, this powerhouse acappella ensemble from Los Angeles has cultivated a new generation of ears hungry for the fresh, raw power of nature's "first instrument" - the human voice. 

Tickets are $15, free to UWSP students. Tickets are available at: https://www.purplepass.com/#mm=allevents/stevens%20point