ACADEMICS

  • Extreme ART-ery Schedule of Events

  • April 25 - May 7

    2019 Student Thesis Art Exhibit
    Tuesday—Friday 11 a.m.—5 p.m.
    Saturday 1—5 p.m.
    Mary Cosgrove Dolphin Gallery, Science and Technology Building
    FREE

    VPA’s graduating art students present their capstone work, exhibiting their best work while in attendance at Worcester State. See the work of Ellen Schlosstein and Maddie Lindfors

    April 26 – 28

    Sondheim: Putting It Together
    April 26, 27 at 8 p.m.
    April 28 at 2 p.m.
    Sullivan Auditorium, Sullivan Academic Building
    $15 general public, $10 seniors/students
    cnigro@worcester.edu, or at the door

    In this musical revue, couples reflect on the complexities of modern relationships through Sondheim’s musicals – Sweeney Todd, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Sunday in the Park with George, Into the Woods and more.

    April 26

    VPA Coffee House with Música
    12—1 p.m.
    LRC Starbucks Cafe
    FREE

    Meet WSU’s first ever Latin American music ensemble with leader Carlos Odria.

    Wind Ensemble
    12:30 noon
    Student Center Exhibit Area
    FREE

    The flutists in this ensemble performed on campus before – enjoy the sweet sounds once again.

    April 30

    African Drumming
    3—4 p.m.
    Outside the LRC (Rain Location: Sullivan Auditorium, Sullivan Academic Building)
    FREE

    African Drumming students deliver on the beats of Africa.

    May 1

    Open Studios at Sagamore
    11 a.m.—12 p.m.
    Sagamore Studios, 25 Sagamore Road, Worcester, MA
    FREE

    Students completing classes WSU’s Sagamore Studios exhibit the artwork they created this semester.

    Meet the Artists - ArtWeek Event
    4:30 p.m.
    Mary Cosgrove Dolphin Gallery, Science and Technology Building
    FREE

    This special ArtWeek Massachusetts events offers art patrons to speak directly with the artists about what inspires them, why they chose a particular medium and how they grew during their studies at WSU. Hear from artists Bailey Boutiette, Ellen Schlosstein and Maddie Lindfors.

    May 2 – 5

    Speech & Debate
    May 2, 3, 4 at 8 p.m.
    May 5 at 2 p.m.
    Fuller Theater, Administration Building
    $14 general public, $10 seniors, $7 students
    VPABoxOffice@worcester.edu, 508-929-8843, or at the door

    On the edge of adulthood, three high school misfits band together to expose their drama teacher for what he is – a sexual predator. This hilarious and sarcastic dark comedy takes us along as these young adults discover how to make themselves heard in the adult world.

    May 2

    Live Jazz
    1:30—2:30 p.m.
    Blue Lounge, Student Center
    FREE

    This live jazz performance, under the direction of Jeremy Cohen, offers an opportunity to add jazz to the day and includes a special guest performance by Carlos Odria.

    May 3

    VPA Coffee House with Música
    12 – 1 p.m.
    Sheehan POD
    FREE

    Meet WSU’s first ever Latin American music ensemble with leader Carlos Odria.

    Talk with the Cast - ArtWeek Event
    After the Speech & Debate performance
    Fuller Theater, Administration Building

    In this special ArtWeek Massachusetts event, the actors and directors of Speech & Debate take the stage after the performance for a “Talk with the Cast” to offer insights into their view of the play.

    May 4

    Bon Voyage Concert
    7:30 p.m.
    Our Lady of Angels, 1222 Main Street, Worcester, MA
    $10 general public, $7 students/seniors
    cnigro@worcester.edu, or at the door

    The WSU Chorale performs the music it will be taking on the road in its upcoming tour of Ireland. Hear the performance before it leaves our shores.

    May 7

    Acting 2 - Performance
    8:30 a.m.
    Fuller Theater, Administration Building
    FREE

    Acting students perform a selection of scenes and monologues from various plays. This casual, classroom-style performance includes some discussion between the actors and instructor. Students interested in taking the course may ask questions afterwards.

    Spring Mosaic of Music
    7 p.m.
    Fuller Theater, Administration Building
    FREE

    Students in VPA's music program rev up their talents and deliver on the Fuller Theater stage. Students perform individually showcasing vocal and instrumental talents and in ensembles of guitar, wind, jazz and more.

    *Events are free, except where a ticket price is listed. Schedule subject to change