February Brings New Artwork and Jazz Festival to River Campus

Jan 30, 2018

I know what you’re thinking, February is upon us bringing chocolate and candy hearts, but have you considered jazz, ceramics and bassoon?

This Friday is first Friday at the River Campus and that means new artwork is being unveiled in the River Campus Art Gallery. An artist talk and opening reception is being held for Minnesota-based artist, Marko Fields. Fields work is highly ornate, colorful, with a flair for whimsy. That sounds like a great way to spend a Friday evening.

Also on the grounds this weekend, the Clark Terry/Phi Mu Alpha Jazz Fest.

"Audiences will be able to experience a diverse program with our special guest Mr. Andre Hayward here...he's gonna be here to help us celebrate 20 years of jazz making. We have a very diverse program, it's gonna feature him, it's gonna feature our studio jazz ensemble and it's also gonna feature our jazz lab. And this is a two-day event, so in this event we're also gonna be doing an education portion where bands, jazz programs can come and perform and they can get assessed from professionals on ways that they can improve. So, throughout both of the days, February 2 and 3, there will be constant learning and performances happening all on the River Campus." - Dr. Joseph Jefferson, Director of Jazz Studies

Next week, you can take in Dr. Jacqueline Wilson’s faculty bassoon recital or view the 40th annual high school Exhibiting Excellence exhibition at the Crisp Museum. This annual favorite showcases the artistic talents of junior and senior high school students from Missouri and Illinois. Opening Feb. 11 with a reception from 1-4 p.m.

For more information, visit RiverCampus.org