“12 Angry Jurors,” the fall play at UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County, takes the audience inside the tight space of a deliberation chamber, on the hottest day of summer, as a random set of men and women come together to decide a young man’s fate.
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The Clay Club at UW-Platteville is hosting the fifth annual Platteville Empty Bowls and Chili Cook-Off competition event on Sunday, Nov. 19 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Platteville City Hall Senior Center. All proceeds from the event support the Platteville Food Pantry for those experiencing food insecurity.
Nohr Gallery recently hosted an opening reception for the second annual Small Works Exhibition. This juried exhibition was open to all UW-Platteville students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members.
The Department of Performing and Visual Arts-Theatre and Pioneer Players will open their 2023-24 season with Diana Son’s play “Stop Kiss.” Performances are Oct. 18 at 11 a.m., Oct. 18-21 at 7:30 p.m., and Oct. 22 at 2 p.m. in the Center for the Arts Theatre.
On Saturday, Oct. 7, UW-Platteville will welcome the Midwest Choral Artists, an ensemble of musicians from across Central Wisconsin, with a special connection to UW-Platteville.
A chance encounter at a printmaking conference and a mutual following on Instagram became a unique opportunity for Jacob Bautista, art lecturer within the Department of Performing and Visual Arts.
The Department of Performing and Visual Arts and the Platteville Summer Arts Festival present the musical “Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812.” From the award-winning composer Dave Malloy comes an electropop opera based on a scandalous slice of Leo Tolstoy’s 1869 novel “War and Peace.”
The Harry and Laura Nohr Gallery is honoring the gallery’s namesake, Harry Nohr, by hosting an envelope design challenge.
Sarah Strange, senior lecturer in performing and visual arts at UW-Platteville and costume director and designer, was selected for the 2023 Wisconsin Teaching Fellows and Scholars Program.
Department of Preforming and Visual Arts will present its inaugural "Project RunAway: Wearable Art in Motion” on Tuesday, May 9.
The Department of Performing and Visual Arts and Pioneer Players will conclude their theatre season with the annual One Act Festival: An Evening of Short Plays. The production opens on Thursday, May 4 and continues through Saturday, May 6.
UW-Platteville students are preparing to showcase their artwork on and off campus next month, as part of the annual Group and Solo BFA Exhibitions and Senior Show.
UW-Platteville's Department of Performing and Visual Arts-Theatre and Pioneer Players will continue their season with the Tony-award winning musical, “Assassins.” Performances are Wednesday, March 29 through Sunday, April 2.
An illustrator by trade, Jacob Muller didn’t expect to be working with cutting-edge technology while earning his Bachelor of Fine Arts. But, an URSCA Scholarship is allowing him to delve into a project that leverages his design skills and new technology – including equipment in the new Huff Family Innovation Center. Muller is recreating a two-dimensional drawing into sculpture and as many different mediums as possible.
Next month, the UW-Platteville Symphony Orchestra and choirs will join together to perform Haydn’s “Mass in D Minor,” also known as the “Lord Nelson Mass.” The concert will take place Sunday, March 5 at 3 p.m. in the Richard and Helen Brodbeck Concert Hall in the Center for the Arts.
The opening reception for “Root Causes: A UW-Platteville Art Faculty Exhibition” will take place on Wednesday, March 1 from 3-4:30 p.m. in Nohr Gallery. The annual art faculty exhibition features contemporary artworks created by UW-Platteville’s practicing studio art faculty and staff.
The School of Education and Department of Performing and Visual Arts will welcome guest lecturer Dr. Nnenna Ogwo on Wednesday, March 1, for the lecture-recital “Acts of Daring: Embracing the Complex Challenges of Identity and Forging a Distinctive Path in Music, the Arts and Education.”
Dozens of Performing and Visual Arts students traveled across the pond to embark on short-term faculty led trips to Europe over winterim. This included the Art program's study abroad in Rome, a Chamber Choir London tour and a Theatre program study abroad in London.
The Department of Performing and Visual Arts will open the 2023 art gallery season with an exhibition of the work of Sarah Strange, UW-Platteville senior lecturer and costume director. “A Decade of Design” will run Jan. 27-Feb. 22 in the Harry and Laura Nohr Gallery.
The Chancellor Scholarship is a prestigious award given to a selected number of incoming freshmen. Current Chancellor Scholars represent all three colleges, and a quarter of them are involved in the Department of Performing and Visual Arts, finding creative outlets to express themselves.
Nohr Gallery will host a reception and award ceremony for the 2022 Regional Statewide Teen Art Mentor Program (STAMP) High School Art Show on Wednesday, Dec. 14 from 5-6 p.m. in the gallery. Forty-five artworks created by 40 regional high school students will be celebrated during the event.
The Clay Club at UW-Platteville is hosting the fourth annual Platteville Empty Bowls and Chili Cook-Off event on Saturday, Nov. 19 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Platteville City Hall Council Chambers. All proceeds support local food pantries.
UW-Platteville’s Department of Performing and Visual Arts-Theatre and Pioneer Players will present William Shakespeare’s classic tragedy, “Macbeth.” Performances are Nov. 16 at 11 a.m., Nov. 16-19 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 20 at 2 p.m.
The Department of Performing and Visual Arts and the Performing Arts Series will present Duke Ellington’s The Nutcracker Suite on Thursday, Dec. 15 at 7 p.m. in the Richard and Helen Brodbeck Concert Hall. Performed by Madison’s Darren Sterud Orchestra, the event will feature legendary jazz musician, LeRoy Jones.
The Department of Performing and Visual Arts will host its annual November Show in the Art Building from Nov. 6 through Dec. 16, with an opening reception on Wednesday, Nov. 16 from 4-6 p.m.
The UW-Platteville Department of Performing and Visual Arts will welcome ceramic artist Jason Briggs on Thursday, Oct. 6 and Friday, Oct. 7 for two days of live demonstrations, an artist lecture and discussions with students.
UW-Platteville to host Indigenous Peoples’ Day, guest speaker Jordan Marie Brings Three White Horses DanielAuthored on: , Written by: Ruth Wendlandt
UW-Platteville invites the campus community and the public to the eighth annual Indigenous Peoples’ Day Lecture, featuring Jordan Marie Brings Three White Horses Daniel who will share the message of “Running for Justice.”
The Department of Performing and Visual Arts-Theatre and Pioneer Players will open their 2022-2023 season with Madison-native Aaron Posner’s “Life Sucks.” Performances are Oct. 5-9.
Megan Maddaleno is beginning her first full academic year as director of orchestral activities at UW-Platteville and said she is looking forward to expanding the UW-Platteville Symphony Orchestra and enhancing its presence in the Platteville community.
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville Visual Arts program will present “The Figure in Multiple Dimensions,” featuring works by professional artists Amy Fichter, Jason Ruhl and Jason Briggs in Nohr Gallery, Ullsvik Hall. The exhibition will run from Sept. 7 through Monday, Oct. 17, with an opening reception on Tuesday, Sept.
The Department of Performing and Visuals Arts and the Platteville Summer Arts Festival present the Tony-Award winning musical “Once" July 29, 30, Aug. 5, and 6 at 7:30 p.m. and July 31 and Aug. 7 at 2 p.m. in the Richard and Helen Brodbeck Concert Hall in the Center for the Arts on the UW-Platteville campus.
The Department of Performing and Visual Arts and Pioneer Players will conclude their theatre season with the return of the annual One Act Festival: An Evening of Short Plays, May 5-7.
The Pioneer Players’ return to live theatre continues with the hilarious musical “Something Rotten!”Authored on: , Written by: Ann Farrelly
The Department of Performing and Visual Arts-Theatre and Pioneer Players will continue their comeback season with the Broadway hit musical, “Something Rotten!”
The Harry and Laura Nohr Gallery will host an exhibit by artist Carole Spelić from Monday, Jan. 24 through Friday, Feb. 25.
UW-Platteville will hold its 25th annual Holiday Gala on Dec. 3 and 4 in the Richard and Helen Brodbeck Concert Hall, Center for the Arts, at 7:30 p.m.
UW-Platteville’s Department of Performing and Visual Arts-Theatre and Pioneer Players will present Christopher Marlowe’s classic tale of a man who sells his soul to the devil, “Doctor Faustus,” Dec. 1-5.
Syrian refugee Mariela Shaker will perform and speak on the topic of civil liberties at UW-Platteville on Monday, Nov. 22. The presentation will be held in the Richard & Helen Brodbeck Concert Hall in the Performing Arts Center at 7 p.m. Admission is free.
UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County's fall play, “The God Committee,” by Mark St. Germain, dramatizes a hospital transplant committee's deliberation and the ethical issues its members face. Performances are Nov. 18-21.
Live theatre performances return to the Center for the Arts as the Department of Performing and Visual Arts-Theatre and Pioneer Players open their 2021-2022 season with the classic Sam Shepard play, “A Lie of the Mind.”
Live theatre returns to the Center for the Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville when the Department of Performing and Visuals Arts and the Platteville Summer Arts Festival presents the musical “Bright Star.” Inspired by the true story of the Iron Mountain Baby, this musical by comedian and actor Steve Martin and musician Edie Brickell
Daniel O’Brien, University of Wisconsin-Platteville lecturer of art, will have three of his paintings on display at the Dubuque Museum of Art (DuMA) Biennial Exhibit running from Saturday, June 26-Oct. 31.
Growing up, Dr. Bob Demaree, Director of Choral Activities at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville was surrounded by music. In 1992, he joined UW-Platteville.
Melanie Bisbach, a cross-disciplinary fine arts major at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, is turning her passion into an undergraduate research project titled, “Understanding Porcelains and Ceramic Materials.” Bisbach, a sophomore from Dodgeville, Wisconsin, is developing her own po
Taking the stage in a mask and performing in front of a sparse audience was likely not how senior Brittany Lasko pictured her last flute recital at UW-Platteville. However, the music education and music non-teaching major said she is grateful that through dedication and collaboration of faculty and staff, her senior recital still went on amid the pandemic.
The artwork of Melanie Bisbach, a sophomore cross-disciplinary fine arts major from Dodgeville, Wisconsin, was recently selected to be part of an international online exhibit. Bisbach’s entry was one of just over 80 pieces selected from 797 worldwide entries for the BOUNDLESS exhibit, sponsored by Art Fluent.
UW-Platteville's Department of Performing and Visual Arts-Theatre and Pioneer Players will kick off their 2020-2021 season with William Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew.”
Kaley Mumma, a senior from Byron, Illinois, was selected to present at the 2020 Red River Women’s Studies Conference, hosted by North Dakota State University last week. The conference’s theme, “Imperfect History,” marked the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment.
In recent months, Dr. Phillip Gordon, associate professor of English and Gay Studies coordinator at UW-Platteville, has received continued recognition for his book, “Gay Faulkner: Uncovering a Homosexual Presence in Yoknapatawpha and Beyond,” including a newly published essay, an upcoming article and delivery of a keynote speech at a United Kingdom conference.
The sculpture is titled “Pandemic” and for University of Wisconsin-Platteville fine arts major Sara Ditchman, it’s a reflection of the uncertainty of COVID-19. Ditchman was selected to present her piece at the Water Street Studios 11th Anniversary Show: Create-in-Place in Batavia, Illinois.
Creativity is nothing new to faculty in the Department of Performing and Visual Arts. But, the COVID-19 pandemic put their creativity to a new test this summer, as they planned for how to safely instruct students in theatre, music and art — areas that normally involve hands-on learning.
Dr. Dong Isbister, University of Wisconsin-Platteville associate professor of women and gender studies, recently published an anthology she co-edited titled “Chinese Women Writers on the Environment: A Multi-ethnic Anthology of Fiction and Nonfiction.”
Dr. Phillip Gordon is scheduled to give two online presentations in the coming weeks to discuss his recently published book “Gay Faulkner: Uncovering a Homosexual Presence and Beyond” (December 2019, University Press of Mississippi).
Scott Steder, a lecturer of art at UW-Platteville since fall 2017, teaches courses in sculpture, drawing, professional practices and all levels of ceramics. He was first drawn to the field of art in high school, when he took a ceramics class, and he never looked back.
For as long as she can remember, Blair Schuler, a senior theatre major at UW-Platteville, has loved performing. When she graduates from UW-Platteville this May, she hopes to pursue a career in theatre performance and/or costume design.
The Department of Performing and Visual Arts-Theatre and Pioneer Players will continue their 2019-20 season with the classic Eugene O’Neill masterpiece, “Long Day’s Journey Into Night.”
Two students from the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Science are using a creative outlet to enhance their education. Brady Zink and Sam Horsnell share a passion of science and ceramics, which has led their collection of pottery — titled Kiln Rats — to be showcased in the Harry and Laura Nohr Gallery until March 3.
Thirty-seven University of Wisconsin-Platteville Chamber Choir students and faculty recently enjoyed a whirlwind of cultural experiences in London, England, as part of “London Calling,” a short-term, faculty-led program.
From the moment Greg Nelson began teaching studio art courses in graphic design and printmaking at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville in August 2002, his goal has been to share his experiences and knowledge of the industry with his students to help them succeed.
On Thursday, Feb. 6, the College of Liberal Arts and Education will host a faculty forum, “Where Have the Two Spirits Gone?” in Room 136 Doudna Hall from 5-6:30 p.m.
Dr. Pip Gordon, associate professor of English and Gay Studies coordinator at UW-Platteville, explores Nobel Prize-winning novelist William Faulkner’s ties to LGBTQ literature and culture in his recently-published book, “Gay Faulkner: Uncovering a Homosexual Presence in Yoknapatawpha and Beyond.”
Eight students recently had an opportunity to draw and paint in three-dimensional space using the Vive Virtual Reality System and Google Tilt Brush software in the university’s Virtual Reality Room, located in Karrmann Library.
UW-Platteville alumna Beth (Martin) Digman, recently received some very exciting news: her pottery business, Prairie Hills Pottery, will be featured in this year’s Etsy holiday advertising campaign.
Come to the lab and see what’s on the slab at the Pioneer Players’ production of ‘The Rocky Horror Show’Authored on: , Written by: Madison Harbour
The Department of Performing and Visual Arts-Theatre and Pioneer Players will begin their 2019-20 season with the cult classic musical, “The Rocky Horror Show.”
On Thursday, Oct. 3, the College of Liberal Arts and Education will host a faculty forum, “Satire in Horror Films,” in Room 136 Doudna Hall from 5-6:30 p.m.
Dr. Dong Isbister, associate professor of women’s and gender studies, and two co-authors recently wrote a chapter in the book “Chinese Environmental Humanities: Practices of Environing at the Margins,” published by Palgrave Macmillan in August.
UW-Platteville announced the 2019-20 Performing Arts Series lineup. The new season will connect with people of all ages ranging from vocal, jazz, comedy, Broadway, instrumental, chamber, one-man show and dance.
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s Department of Performing and Visuals Arts and the Platteville Summer Arts Festival will present the musical “Big Fish.”
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville Department of Performing and Visual Arts and the Platteville Summer Arts Festival will present A.R. Gurney’s classic play “Love Letters,” featuring former associate professor of theatre Dr. David Schuler and former Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost Dr. Mittie Den Herder.
Country breakout artists Mitchell Tenpenny and Chris Lane will take center stage at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s Welcome Back concert on Monday, Sept. 2. The concert will be held in Williams Fieldhouse with doors opening at 6 p.m.
Nearly $30,000 has been raised, to date, for the Barry L. Ellis Music Scholarship Fund. The fund was created by UW-Platteville’s Department of Performing and Visual Arts and Ellis’s wife Terri in memory of Dr. Barry Ellis, who passed away suddenly in October.
After a very successful inaugural season, the Platteville Summer Arts Festival will return this summer, once again bringing a host of music, art and theatre events to the community.
PLATTEVILLE, Wis. – Officials at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville held a ceremony on Monday to honor the late Patricia A. Doyle and rededicate the Patricia A. Doyle Center for Gender and Sexuality in her memory. The rededication ceremony was held as part of the center’s annual end-of-the-year celebration.
Nine University of Wisconsin-Platteville student winners of the 2019 Thomas Hickey Creative Writing Contest recently read their winning works alongside Pushcart Prize-nominated writer Yasmin Boakye at the 12th annual Creative Writing Festival in the Nohr Gallery, Ullsvik Hall.
Eight University of Wisconsin-Platteville students and two academic staff members from the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs traveled to Minneapolis, Minnesota, to engage in community based service.
University of Wisconsin-Platteville students showcased their senior design projects, research and scholarly activity at the second annual Pioneer Creative Activities and Research Day. It took place on April 24 in Velzy Commons, Ullsvik Hall.
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville Department of Performing and Visual Arts and Pioneer Players will conclude their theatre season with the annual One Act Festival: An Evening of Short Plays. The production opens on Thursday, May 2 at 7:30 p.m. and continues with evening performances on Friday, May 3 and Saturday, May 4 at 7:30 p.m.
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville had a strong presence at the fourth annual 4W Summit on Women, Gender, and Well-Being and the 42nd annual Wisconsin Women’s and Gender Studies Conference held April 11-13 at UW-Madison, with four students and 10 faculty, staff and alumni showcasing their research on women, gender and well-being in a variet
Although his higher education career hasn’t always taken a traditional path, Chris Hynek has always known about history, in particular his father’s own public history work documents. Hynek has painstakingly archived and digitized the quarterly journal Prehistoric American, of which his father was the long-time editor.
Chesney Snow, an award-winning, New York City-based theatre artist and an alumnus of Platteville High School (’97), will present “American Inequality and the Functionality of the Arts” and the documentary “American Beatboxer” at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s Lundeen Lecture Hall on Wednesday,
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s Department of Performing and Visual Arts-Theatre and Pioneer Players will continue their 2018-2019 season with the sinister and popular musical “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.”
This year marks the 52nd year of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s Pioneer Summer Band Camp to be held Sunday, July 7-Saturday, July 13.
UW-Platteville’s Department of Performing and Visual Arts-Theatre and Pioneer Players will present Sam Shepard’s powerful 1983 play, “Fool for Love.” Performances are Feb. 13 at 11 a.m., Feb. 13-16 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 17 at 2 p.m. in the Center for the Arts Theatre.