Morgan Price’s “Ways of Being” confronts cultural and societal ills

Whitney Center for the Arts at Sheridan College welcomes Illinois-based printmaking artist Morgan Price for his exhibition entitled “Ways of Being”, opening Thursday, March 7 in the Edward A. Whitney Gallery. Price will give an artist’s talk at 4 p.m. with a reception to follow at 5 p.m. “Ways of Being” will remain on view until April 14. All Edward A. Whitney Gallery events and exhibitions are free and open to the public.

Price currently teaches lithography and drawing as an assistant professor at Illinois State University and is the vice president of the Mid-America Print Council. As an artist, he has exhibited nationally and internationally, frequently participating in print portfolios, and his work has been featured in several permanent collections.

“I’m excited to have Morgan here to help our students kick off a semester that is really going to celebrate printmaking,” said Brittney Denham, art faculty member. “Price’s work is such a great example of professional printmaking, so it’s a treat to host him and get to share his work with students and the community.”

According to his artist statement, Price is inspired by advertisements, printmaking history, cartoons, film and literature and seeks to tell stories that illustrate personal and societal ills with his work.

“My work reflects the anxieties and concerns that occupy my thoughts, personifying my fears and exaggerating my foibles,” he said. “The mix of seemingly contradictory notions – tenderness and repulsion, humor and seriousness, refinement with sloppiness – reflects the emotional and intellectual ambivalence that inspires me as an artist and a person.”

Price will also teach a printmaking master class to Sheridan College students on Thursday, March 7.

The Edward A. Whitney Gallery is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sundays by appointment. For more information about this and upcoming events at Whitney Center for the Arts, go to www.whitneyarts.org or call 307-675-0360. Whitney Center for the Arts is located on the Sheridan College campus at 1 Whitney Way in Sheridan, Wyoming.

Ballet Jörgen and the Billings Symphony Orchestra present “Coppélia: A Comedy with Love”

Coppelia: A Comedy with Love at Sheridan College.

Friday, March 8 and Saturday, March 9 at Whitney Center for the Arts

Canada’s Ballet Jörgen and the Billings Symphony Orchestra present “Coppélia: A Comedy with Love” on Friday, March 8 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, March 9 at 2 p.m. in Kinnison Hall at Whitney Center for the Arts at Sheridan College. Tickets are $45 and can be purchased online at www.whitneyarts.org or at the Sheridan College Cashier’s Office during business hours. 

Composer Léo Delibes’ Coppélia is one of the world’s oldest surviving ballets and is the best known and most performed comedic ballet. It is a daring, bold and funny story that takes the audience into the mysterious mind of Dr. Coppélius, a lonely and disillusioned toy maker who wishes he could bring a perfect doll to life. Ballet Jörgen’s contemporary retelling of the story is appropriate for all ages.

While in Sheridan, Ballet Jörgen will also work with local dancers and Sheridan College students. On March 7, they will offer a master class for Sheridan College students. Local dancers will have the opportunity to participate in rehearsals and auditions on March 6.

“These world-class performances of music and dance are not only exciting to watch but also generate exciting opportunities for our students and the Sheridan dance community,” said Dr. Eric Richards, interim director of Kinnison Hall. “Our dance instructor Stephanie Koltiska has done a wonderful job collaborating with Ballet Jörgen to create master classes, joint rehearsals and auditions to give our dance students and the community a one-of-a-kind experience.”

Choreographed by Bengt Jörgen and set to the original score by Léo Delibes, production of Coppélia originally premiered in 2001 and is an international co-production between Canada’s Ballet Jörgen and The Hong Kong Ballet.

For more information about this and upcoming events at Whitney Center for the Arts, go to www.whitneyarts.org or call 307-675-0360. Whitney Center for the Arts is located on the Sheridan College campus at 1 Whitney Way in Sheridan, Wyoming.

CONTEMPORARY WESTERN LANDSCAPE ARTIST PATRICK KIKUT’S SQUARE STATES EXHIBITION OPENING AT WHITNEY CENTER FOR THE ARTS THURSDAY, NOV. 15

Whitney Center for the Arts at Sheridan College welcomes contemporary painter and University of Wyoming Visual & Literary Arts associate lecturer, Patrick Kikut, for his exhibition entitled Square States, opening in the Edward A. Whitney Gallery, Thursday, Nov. 15. Kikut’s artist talk begins at 4 p.m. Reception to follow at 5 p.m. Square States features large format oil on canvas and 3D sculpture. It remains on view until January 20. All Edward A. Whitney events and exhibitions are free and open to the public.

Kikut’s works convey his personal exploration of open roads across the West, and the intersection of our evolving culture on the most pristine edges of wilderness. Both beautiful and striking, his art conveys the nature of the exploitation of protected landscapes by contemporary pressures. Geographically, Kikut’s work communicates his experiences from Great Falls, Montana in the North; to Reno, Nevada in the West; to Marfa, Texas in the South; and Dodge City, Kansas to the East.

“I often find landscapes that read like empty stage sets where props are strewn about as the actors have finished their narrative and exited the scene,” said Kikut. “I hope that a viewer can enter into these spaces and get a sense of the rugged and enduring beauty of the West as well as our persistent attempts to exploit and survive on a landscape that is mostly inhospitable and unsustainable for the huge demands of our contemporary culture.”

Kikut was born in a small beach town in Southern California. He earned his BFA from the University of Colorado and his MFA from the University of Montana. In between lectures and studio time with students at the University of Wyoming, Kikut seeks out new landscapes and stories along the open highways of the west. Kikut was selected for the Wyoming Arts Council Visual Fellowship in 2017. His exhibition entitled Square States & Moonscapes was recently on display at the Nicolaysen Museum. You will find his work at El Paso Art Museum, Missoula Art Museum and University of Wyoming.

WHITNEY CENTER FOR THE ARTS WELCOMES WORLD-RENOWNED VENICE BAROQUE ORCHESTRA TO SHERIDAN COLLEGE SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3 AT 7 P.M.

Venice Baroque Orchestra, the world’s foremost baroque ensemble, will perform at the Kinnison Hall at Whitney Center for the Arts Saturday, November 3 at 7 p.m. Led by director Andrea Marcon, the performance will feature Anna Fusek, recorder, Gianpiero Zanocco, violin, Massimo Raccanelli and Federico Toffano, cellos, in a program of works by Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741), perhaps best known for his Four Seasons and Gloria.  Program highlights include the famous “La Follia” variations by Geminani, the so-called “Goldfinch” flute concerto “Il Gardellino” where the flute is challenged to imitate the songbird, and many exciting Vivaldi concertos.

Program

Sinfonia in G major for strings and basso continuo, RV 146

Double concerto in D minor, RV 535 for soprano recorder and violin

Concerto in E minor for violin, strings and basso continuo, RV 273

Concerto in B flat major for violin and cello, RV 547

Sinfonia in C major from the opera Il Giustino, RV 717

Concerto in G minor for two cellos, strings and basso continuo, RV531

Concerto in D major for recorder, strings and basso continuo, “Il Gardellino”, RV 428

(F. GEMINIANI) Concerto grosso in D minor, “La Follia” (after A. Corelli Op. V n.12)

Venice Baroque Orchestra’s mastery of 17th & 18th century masterpieces using period instruments, such as the Lute, Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass and Harpsichord, makes this 14-member ensemble the most sought after baroque orchestra in the United States. Tickets to this performance are available online at whitneyarts.org or at the Sheridan College cashier’s desk between 9am-5pm Monday-Friday.

Prior to its concert performance, Venice Baroque Orchestra will teach a masterclass to the Sheridan College Viol Consort Saturday afternoon.

“If you listen to public radio anywhere in the U.S., you’ve heard Venice Baroque Orchestra’s stunning performances of Vivaldi’s music,” said Whitney Center for the Arts director, Erin Hanke. “We are supremely fortunate to host Venice Baroque Orchestra at the Whitney Center for the Arts. The live sound created by this incredible ensemble will thrive in the acoustic of Kinnison Hall, which was designed for performances like this.”

About Venice Baroque Orchestra

Founded in 1997 by Baroque scholar and harpsichordist Andrea Marcon, the Venice Baroque Orchestra is recognized as one of the very finest period instrument ensembles. The Orchestra has received wide critical acclaim for its concert and opera performances throughout North America, Europe, South America, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, and China, and has appeared in many more cities across the United States than any other Baroque orchestra in history.

Highlights of the 2018 season include two tours with countertenor Franco Fagioli, with concerts in London, Ljubljana, Versailles, Japan and China. The Orchestra’s annual US tour featured Anna Fusek on recorders. Recent festival appearances included Enescu Festival with mezzo-soprano Magdalena Kožená, Grafenegg with harpist Xavier de Maistre, and Schleswig Holstein with mandolinist Avi Avital.

The Orchestra’s numerous recordings include Avi Avital in Vivaldi concertos for Deutsche Grammophon; Philippe Jaroussky in Porpora arias for the Erato label, which received a Grammy nomination; and a pasticcio of Metastasio’s L’Olimpiade for the Naïve label featuring the recording premieres of many 18th-century opera arias, which was awarded Choc du Monde de la Musique. The VBO has an extensive discography with Sony and Deutsche Grammophon. The Orchestra’s earlier discography on Sony with Mr. Carmignola includes The Four Seasons, previously unrecorded Vivaldi concertos, and a collection of Bach arias featuring Angelika Kirchschlager. The Orchestra has also been honored with the Diapason d’Or, Echo Award, and the Edison Award.

 

BLIND TIGER SOCIETY PERFORMING AT WHITNEY CENTER FOR THE ARTS, OCT. 18 & 19 AT 7 P.M.

Blind Tiger Society, a San Francisco-based modern dance ensemble known for its emotive, contemporary performances, will be on the Kinnison Hall Stage stage at Whitney Center for the Arts at Sheridan College Thursday and Friday, October 18 and 19 at 7 p.m. This professional modern dance ensemble will be in residence at Sheridan College for two weeks, providing daily workshops to Sheridan College students.  Sheridan College dance instructor, will be a featured soloist in the public performances.  The performances will also feature two Sheridan College students.

Blind Tiger’s artistic director, Bianca Cabrera, choreographs visceral, wild yet relatable performances. Physical and unpredictable, Blind Tiger Society has a rebellious vibe that excites audiences who embrace raw-yet-refined, thoughtful artistic expression.

“Blind Tiger Society features stunning new choreography that highlights each dancer’s strength and grace. Blind Tiger is both exciting and original,” said Erin Hanke, Whitney Center Director. “Their multi-week residency at Sheridan College allows our dance students to immerse themselves in Cabrera’s coveted studio workshops at the WYO Theater Arts & Education Center, while offering patrons a chance to experience the best in contemporary dance today.”

AHN TRIO TO PERFORM LEONARD BERNSTEIN CENTENNIAL AT WHITNEY CENTER FOR THE ARTS AT SHERIDAN COLLEGE, OCT. 13

Whitney Center for the Arts director Erin Hanke announced today that Ahn Trio will command the Kinnison Hall stage with a high-energy, Leonard Bernstein-inspired performance Saturday, October 13 at 7 p.m. Hailed as “exacting and exciting musicians” by the LA Times, the trio boasts a style unmatched in the classical world today.  The Seoul, Korea-born sisters (cellist Maria, pianist Lucia, and violinist Angella) will perform an exciting, diverse chamber music set that includes “Piano Trio” by Leonard Bernstein, “Little Wing” by Jimi Hendrix, “Space Oddity” by David Bowie and “Nuvole Bianche” by Ludovico Einaudi.  The Ahn Trio will present a masterclass on Friday, September 12, from 3:15-5p to Sheridan College music students and also work with the Sheridan High School Baroque Orchestra from 1:40-2:40p that same day.

Ahn Trio’s Candybox: Leonard Bernstein Centennial Celebration “The Joy Of Music”

“Piano Trio” by Leonard Bernstein

“Yuryung” by Pat Metheny
“This Is Not America” by David Bowie and Pat Metheny / Jürgen Dahmen
“Space Oddity” by David Bowie / Kenji Bunch
“Skylife” by David Balakrishnan / Kenji Bunch
“Les Soeurs” (“The Sisters”) by Eric Funk
“Flying Machine” by Mark Bächle
“Nuvole Bianche” (“White Clouds”) by Ludovico Einaudi, arr. Ahn Trio
“Candybox” by Chiel Meijering
“Little Wing” by Jimi Hendrix / D.D. Jackson

“Ahn Trio is arguably the hottest chamber group in music today. They are making music that thrills long-time classical fans as well as new, non-traditional classical audiences across the globe,” said Hanke. “Their performance is fresh, creative, and exciting, yet technically superb. They have a contagious, innovative spirit that makes for in an incredible live music experience. We are so fortunate to have them in the Kinnison Hall!”

About Ahn Trio

The Ahn Trio studied music at Julliard in New York City and have been redefining classical performance through partnerships with the world’s top visionary composers. The trio’s latest CD, “Lullaby for My Favorite Insomniac” (released by Sony), is a showcase of this vibrant and original music, which made No. 8 on the Billboard Charts for 26 weeks in the Classical album category, an unusual feat that speaks volumes about Ahn Trio’s exciting approach to chamber music.

Ahn Trio has performed all over the world for a decade and published six award-winning albums. From MTV to Lincoln Center, Maria, Lucia and Angella have performed for diverse and demanding audiences, including 10,000 screaming fans at the World Music Festival in the Czech Republic.

Maria, Lucia and Angella thrive on dissolving the barriers between art forms. They have fused their work with that of dancers, pop singers, DJ’s, painters, installation artists, photographers, lighting designers, ecologists, and even kite makers. The Ahns enjoyed their successful collaboration with the David Parsons Dance Company, which toured extensively to critical acclaim. More recently, they performed in the Czech Republic with rock group the Tata Bojs to sold-out shows. This year, the Trio is very excited to add to their repertoire “March of the Gypsy Fiddler”, a Triple Concerto written for them by Mark O’Connor. The Ahns frequently enjoy having guest artists join them on stage, recent favorites include the Kin, a two-brother rock band from Australia, as well as electronic music artist Juno a.k.a Superdrive from Berlin. It is precisely this vitality and commitment to innovation that has Ahn Trio continually drawing new audiences to classical music.

They made their magazine premiere very early on, in Time’s cover story, ‘Asian American Whiz Kids’. Since then, they have gone on to frequent fashion pages of the likes of Vogue and GQ, photographed by such luminary photographers as Arthur Elgort, Ellen von Unwerth, and Walter Chin, and been featured in ad campaigns for GAP, Anne Klein and Bodyshop, among others. In 2003, they were named three of People Magazine’s 50 Most Beautiful People.

INTERNATIONAL PIANO VIRTUOSO FEI-FEI TO PERFORM AT WHITNEY CENTER FOR THE ARTS THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 AT 7 P.M.

Special Concert Hall Announcement to Proceed Performance

SHERIDAN, Wyo. (September 14, 2018) — World-renowned Chinese pianist, Fei-Fei, is performing Mozart, Schumann, Liebermann, Rachmaninoff and Chopin on the Whitney’s recently acquired Yamaha CFX grand piano, this coming Thursday, Sept. 20 at 7 p.m. in the Whitney Center for the Arts concert hall at Sheridan College. From Carnegie Hall to the Kennedy Center, she has been praised for her “winning stage presence” (Dallas Morning News) and “bountiful gifts and passionate immersion into the music she touches” (The Plain Dealer). Deeply committed to sharing her joy for music and connecting with communities and students, Fei-Fei is providing private lessons to a Sheridan College piano major and presenting to the convocation class for all music majors Friday, Sept. 21 at 1 p.m.

“Fei-Fei is both an established virtuoso and a rising international star,” said Erin Hanke, Whitney Center for the Arts director. “Our concert hall was built for performers like Fei-Fei. This will be a deeply moving performance, demonstrating how our concert hall’s world-class acoustics transform the audience experience.”

This season, she is playing with American Symphony Orchestra at the Bard Music Festival, the Buffalo Philharmonic, Long Beach Symphony, Calgary Philharmonic, Denver Philharmonic, Knoxville Symphony, and a return engagement with California’s Pacific Symphony for a special performance celebrating the Chinese New Year.  Fei-Fei will also perform in recital in 10 states across the United States as well as 19 cities in China.

Fei-Fei is a winner of the Concert Artists Guild Competition and a top finalist at the 14th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. In fact, she was featured as a Cliburn finalist in the documentary film, Virtuosity, about the 2013 Cliburn Competition, which premiered on PBS in August 2015.

Additional career concerto highlights in the US include Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center, Smithsonian American Museum, Fort Worth Symphony, Kansas City Symphony, Aspen Music Festival Orchestra, Pacific Symphony, Spokane Symphony, Corpus Christi Symphony, Austin Symphony, Anchorage Symphony, Youngstown Symphony, and the Juilliard Orchestra.  Internationally, she has performed with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, Germany’s Norddeutsche Philharmonie Rostock, and in China with the Shanxi and Shenzhen Symphony Orchestras.  In December 2016, she performed the world premiere of Shaosheng Li’s piano concerto Behind the Clouds with the China National Symphony at Beijing Concert Hall.  She has worked with such prominent conductors as Leonard Slatkin, Michael Stern, Jeffrey Kahane, Carl St. Clair, Leon Botstein, Randall Craig Fleisher, John Giordano, Yongyan Hu, and En Shao.

She is a member of the Aletheia Piano Trio, which debuted at the Kennedy Center in February 2014 as part of its Conservatory Project, and performs across the US and in Asia. Born in Shenzhen, China, Fei-Fei began piano lessons at the age of 5. She moved to New York to study at The Juilliard School, where she earned her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees under the guidance of Yoheved Kaplinsky.

SHERIDAN WYO FILM FESTIVAL DEBUTS OCT. 5 – 7 WITH 33 FILMS, VIRTUAL REALITY RODEO

Tickets go on Sale Wed., Sept. 5 at the WYO Theater and SheridanWYOFilmFest.org

SHERIDAN, Wyo. (September 4, 2018) – The Sheridan WYO Film Festival debuts Oct. 5 – 7 with more than 33 shorts and full-length independent film features by budding and seasoned filmmakers from the U.S., France, Germany, Canada, Belgium, Australia and Ireland. The festival received more than 600 film entries from 54 countries.

The festival begins Friday evening at 7:30 p.m. with the world premiere of Miss Snake Charmer directed by Rachael Waxler and EmaLee Arroyo. Film screenings, filmmaker panels and Q&As, networking events, a Virtual Reality Rodeo Arcade and closing film screening, Rodents of an Unusual Size, round out the three-day festival. VIP tickets ($100/ea.) include entry to all screenings, the Friday, Oct. 5 VIP opening reception and the Saturday, Oct. 6 VIP post-screening mixer. Individual tickets ($10/ea.) offer entry to individual events. VIP and individual tickets are expected to sell out, so advanced ticket purchase is encouraged. Tickets are available at the WYO Theater and online at SheridanWYOFilmFest.org.

“Sheridan is a creative community that thrives through the exploration of new ideas and experiences. We launched the Sheridan WYO Film Festival to encourage independent filmmaking and bring together a menu of fun and thought-provoking screenings and immersive experiences,” said festival director, Justin Stroup.

On Saturday, Oct. 6 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., guests of all ages are invited to the Virtual Reality Rodeo Arcade where they’ll experience the latest boundary-pushing works from some of the most innovative VR developers and filmmakers from around the world. Participants could find themselves on patrol in the African Savanna, diving deep to witness the beauty of the Great Barrier Reef, or even skyrocketed into space to help an alien spacecraft pilot through an asteroid field…all while sitting in the Mars Black Box at the historic WYO Theater in downtown Sheridan, Wyoming. This all-day experience is free and open to the public.

“Our first-year festival lineup is focused on innovative, inspirational films that capture the independent spirit of the world’s greatest storytellers and filmmakers,” said Sheridan Travel & Tourism director, Shawn Parker. “Ticket holders can even rub shoulders with the artists (both notable and up-and-coming) at special pre-screening mixers and after parties.”

Sheridan WYO Film Festival Schedule of Events

Friday, Oct. 5

  • VIP & Filmmaker Mixer/cocktails/welcome party sponsored by the Whitney Center at the Whitney Center for the Arts, Sheridan College: 5:30-7 p.m. (*VIP ticket holders only)
  • Opening Night Film & World Premier of Miss Snake Charmer followed by Filmmaker Q&A at the Whitney Center for the Arts – 7:30 p.m. (VIP & Individual Tickets)

Saturday, Oct. 6

  • Virtual Reality Rodeo Exhibit at WYO Theater 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. (Free, no tickets required)
  • “Morning Cup of Shorts” Nine short films with Filmmaker Q&A at WYO Theater 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (VIP & Individual Tickets)
  • Character Design/Animation demo at Whitney Center for the Arts: 1:00-2:00 p.m. (Free, no tickets required)
  • “Insert Witty Name Here” Eight short films with Filmmaker Q&A at WYO Theater: 3:30 – 5:15 p.m. (VIP & Individual Tickets)
  • “USDA Prime Certified Shorts” Nine short films from around the world with Filmmaker Q&A: 7:30-9:00 (VIP & Individual Tickets)
  • VIP & Filmmaker Party (location TBA) 9:30pm  (*VIP Ticket holders only)

Sunday, Oct. 7

  • Five Experimental Film Shorts with Filmmaker Q&A at Whitney Center 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (VIP & Individual Tickets)
  • Virtual Reality Rodeo Exhibit at WYO Theater: 1 – 4 p.m. (VIP & Individual Tickets)
  • Closing Film Screening: Rodents of Unusual Size with Filmmaker Q&A at WYO Theater: 2 – 3:30 p.m. (VIP & Individual Tickets)

The Sheridan WYO Film Festival celebrates great stories.

A platform for independent filmmaking, creative expression and immersive entertainment, the Sheridan WYO Film Festival supports emerging and established voices, curates innovative and interactive experiences, and introduces new technology and ideas through panels, premieres, exhibitions, and live performance.

The Sheridan WYO Film Festival is presented by ERA Carroll Realty and sponsored by Sheridan Media, the WYO Theater, Whitney Center for the Arts, Flood Marketing and Tandem Productions.

Learn more at sheridanwyofilmfest.org.

PRESS CONTACTS:

Justin Stroup

Sheridan WYO Film Festival

justin@sheridanwyofilmfest.org

(307) 674-4370

 

Kelly Pascal Gould

Pascal Public Relations

kelly@pascalpr.com

(303) 324-6723

CHUCK HEMARD ARTIST TALK & OPENING RECEPTION THURSDAY, AUGUST 30

SHERIDAN, Wyo. (August 27, 2018) – Chuck Hemard’s photographic exhibit, entitled The Pines – Southern Forests, has been on view at the Whitney Center for the Arts Edward A. Whitney gallery throughout the summer. Thursday, August 30, Hemard will visit Sheridan College for an artist talk in the concert hall at 4 p.m. and an opening reception in the Edward A. Whitney Gallery from 5 – 7 p.m.

Hemard’s large-scale photographs explore old-growth longleaf pinelands across the coastal plain of the Southeast United States and fire’s role in the pine forests of the Deep South. The landscape has deep ties to the cultural, economic and environmental histories of this region and beyond. Hemard’s images depict the extraordinary biodiverse understory, evolving as a fire-dependent savannah or grassland.

Longleaf was the dominate element in the landscape mosaic that covered the coastal plain from Virginia to east Texas, some 90 million acres at the time of European settlement and were all but wiped away by human logging on an industrial scale towards the end of the 19th and early 20th centuries. When properly maintained by humans with frequent, non-fatal fire, the longleaf ecosystem rivals the tropical rainforests in terms of biodiversity, yet today the decline of this ecosystem has been listed as the third most endangered in the United States.

“Hemard’s images are striking, and his point of view brings to light the importance of the longleaf ecosystem in the U.S. and the Deep South in particular,” said Dr. Erin Hanke, Whitney Center director. “This is a beautiful exhibit, and Hemard’s artist talk will be fascinating for anyone interested in agriculture and the value of land management in Wyoming and across the U.S.”

About Chuck Hemard

Chuck Hemard is a lifelong resident of the American south. His recent photographs, made mostly with large format film cameras, explore the complexities of contemporary landscape. Hemard recently published a monograph with Daylight Books that explores remnants of old-growth longleaf pinelands across the Deep South. His work has been featured in Smithsonian Magazine, Hyperallergic, and Garden and Gun Magazine. In 2014, Hemard was awarded an Artist Fellowship from the Alabama State Council on the Arts. His work is included in public collections across the southeast United States, including the Columbus Museum of Art in Columbus, GA and the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans. Hemard is an Associate Professor at Auburn University in the Department of Art and Art History.

About Whitney Center for the Arts

Whitney Center for the Arts is home to live performances, art exhibitions and Sheridan College Schools of Music and Art. As one of the most advanced arts education centers in the west, it features programs in music, painting, drawing, ceramics, printmaking and digital media. The Whitney Center opened in 2016, providing students and arts patrons across the Northern Rockies with a state-of-the-art space for fine and performing arts programs, and shows and performances by artists from around the world. The 54,000 square-foot facility features a 422-seat concert hall, the largest in the region, including a changeable proscenium stage, motorized fly system and hydraulically convertible orchestra pit. Two gallery spaces showcase work by students, faculty and traveling shows throughout the year.

Whitney Center for the Arts 2018-19 is now offering season tickets for its Spotlight Series of events. Season tickets went on sale August 1 and are $235 each; 20 percent less than the cost of tickets purchased individually. Individual ticket sales begin September 1. All Whitney Center tickets are available online at whitneyarts.org/tix, or at the Sheridan College cashier desk Monday thru Friday between 8 – 5 p.m.

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WHITNEY CENTER UNVEILS SPOTLIGHT SERIES & LAUNCHES 2018-19 SEASON TICKET SALES WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1

SHERIDAN, Wyo. (July 30, 2018) – Whitney Center for the Arts is unveiling its 2018-19 line up with a new season ticket package for its Spotlight Series of events. Season tickets go on sale August 1 and are $235 each; 20 percent less than the cost of tickets purchased individually. Individual ticket sales begin September 1. All Whitney Center tickets are available online at whitneyarts.org/tix, or at the Sheridan College cashier desk Monday thru Friday between 8 – 5 p.m.

2018-2019 Whitney Center Spotlight Series

September 20 : Fei-Fei, piano
October 13 : The Ahn Trio
October 18-20 : Blind Tiger Dance Society
November 3 : Venice Baroque Orchestra
February 16 : Whitney Center Jazz Orchestra
March 8-9 : Coppélia — Ballet Jörgen + Billings Symphony
March 21 : Cascade Quartet + Mark Elliot Bergman, double bass
April 4-6 : King Lear : Actors from the London Stage
April 27 : John Roberts y Pan Blanco
May 4 : Wyoming Baroque

“Our 2018-19 season features some major international music stars like the Venice Baroque Orchestra and the Ahn Trio. We will present two groups, Blind Tiger Dance Society and Ballet Jörgen, who performed Swan Lake during our first season. We will also introduce Shakespearean theater to our stage in a performance of King Lear,” said Dr. Erin Hanke, Whitney Center director. “Purchasing season tickets ensures you’ll have your choice of seats in the concert hall during these world-class performances.”

Whitney Center for the Arts full 2018-19 season also features a number of free events, including gallery openings, Sheridan College Symphony Orchestra and Jazztet performances, as well as Christmas Swing, among others. For a continuously updated list of the 2018-19 season, visit whitneyarts.org. For more information about season tickets, call at 307.675.0360.

For the first time, the Whitney Center is offering opportunities for patrons to support the arts through event and season sponsorship. For more information, contact Erin Hanke at ehanke@sheridan.edu or 307.675.0361.

About Whitney Center for the Arts

Whitney Center for the Arts is home to live performances, art exhibitions and Sheridan College Schools of Music and Art. As one of the most advanced arts education centers in the west, it features programs in music, painting, drawing, ceramics, printmaking and digital media. The Whitney Center opened in 2016, providing students and arts patrons across the Northern Rockies with a state-of-the-art space for fine and performing arts programs, and shows and performances by artists from around the world. The 54,000 square-foot facility features a 422-seat concert hall, the largest in the region, including a changeable proscenium stage, motorized fly system and hydraulically convertible orchestra pit. Two gallery spaces showcase work by students, faculty and traveling shows throughout the year.

2018-19 Season
Chuck Hemard / Photography : Aug. 30 (FREE)
Madelin Coit / Sculpture : Sept. 13 (FREE)
Fei-Fei, piano : Sept. 20 ($25)
USAF Academy Band : Sept. 23 (FREE)
Step Afrika : Sept. 26 ($5)
Sheridan WYO Film Festival Opening Night : Oct. 5 ($10)
The Ahn Trio : Oct. 13 ($25)
Blind Tiger Society : Oct. 18-20 ($25)
Rachel Bergman, flute : Oct. 21 (FREE)
Venice Baroque Orchestra : Nov. 3 ($45)
Jazz at Sheridan College : Nov. 8 (FREE)
Sheridan College Symphony Band : Nov. 15 (FREE)
Patrick Kikut / Painting : Nov. 15 (FREE)
SC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus : Nov. 30 (FREE)
Brooks Hafey and Bobby Pace, piano : Dec. 2 (FREE)
SC Choir : Dec. 4 (FREE)
Christmas Swing : Dec. 7 (FREE)
Chamber Music Sheridan College : Dec. 14 (FREE)
David Simpson / Photography: Jan. 31 (FREE)
WCA Jazz Orchestra : Feb. 16 ($25)
Jazz at SC : Feb. 28 (FREE)
Morgan Price / Printmaking : Mar. 7 (FREE)
Coppélia : Ballet Jörgen : Mar. 8-9 ($25)
SC Symphony Orchestra ; March 14 (FREE)
Cascade Quartet with Mark Elliot Bergman, double bass : Mar. 21 ($25)
King Lear : London Stage : Apr. 4-6 ($25)
SC Symphony Orchestra : Apr. 11 (FREE)
Prism ’19 featuring M.E.A.T. : Apr. 13 (FREE)
Jazz Day at SC : Apr. 26 (FREE)
SC Dance Spring Showcase : Apr. 24 (FREE)
Juried Student Exhibition : Apr. 27 (FREE)
John Roberts y Pan Blanco : Apr. 27 ($25)
Wyoming Baroque : May 4 ($25)
Chamber Music  SC : May 6 (FREE)
POPS Concert : May 9 (FREE)
(all events subject to change)