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Edgewood College Arts Schedule

Unless otherwise noted, all Edgewood College arts events are free and open to the public and take place on the Edgewood College campus, 1000 Edgewood College Drive, Madison, Wis. For more information on Edgewood College, contact 608-663-4861 or www.edgewood.edu.

This Edgewood College arts schedule includes:
Music Performances
DeRicci Gallery Exhibits
Theatre Performances

Edgewood College Music Performances

All concerts are held in St. Joseph Chapel, Regina Hall, 1000 Edgewood College Dr., Madison, unless otherwise noted.

Oct. 3, 2004, 2:30 p.m.
Edgewood Chamber Orchestra
Blake Walter, Music Director/Conductor
$4 general admission, $2 with Edgewood ID

Oct. 8, 2004, 8 p.m.
Faculty Recital Series: Music Scholarship Benefit
J.W. Davis: Thelonius Monk Tribute
$7 general admission, $5 students and seniors

Oct. 9, 2004, 7 p.m.
Faculty Recital Series: Music Scholarship Benefit
Trevor Stephenson Ensemble
$7 general admission, $5 students and seniors

Oct. 10, 2004, 2:30 p.m.
Fall Choral Concert
Kathleen Otterson and Joseph Testa, Conductors
No admission charge

Oct. 24, 2004, 2:30 p.m.
Campus-Community Band: 10th Anniversary/Alumni Concert
Julie Dunbar, Conductor
$4 general admission, $2 with Edgewood ID

November 6, 2004, 7 p.m.
Faculty Recital Series: Music Scholarship Benefit
Daniel Wallach, Saxophone
$7 general admission, $5 students and seniors

November 14, 2004, 2:30 p.m.
Fall Band Concert: Luke House Thanksgiving Benefit
Wind Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble
Daniel Wallach, Conductor
Freewill offering to benefit Luke House

November 21, 2004, 2:30 p.m.
Edgewood Chamber Orchestra
Blake Walter, Music Director/Conductor
$4 general admission, $2 with Edgewood ID

December 10, 2004, 7 p.m.
77th Annual Christmas Concert, Part I
Wind Ensemble and Campus-Community Band
Julie Dunbar, Conductor
$5 gen. admission to benefit Sr. Blackwell Scholarship Fund

December 12, 2004, 2:30 p.m.
77th Annual Christmas Concert, Part II
Women's Chorus, Chamber Singers, Campus-Community Choir
Kathleen Otterson and Joseph Testa, Conductors
$5 gen. admission to benefit Vernon and Anja Sell Choral Scholarship

February 6, 2005, 2:30 p.m.
Faculty Recital Series: Music Scholarship Benefit
Kathleen Otterson, Mezzo-Soprano
Location: Christ Presbyterian Church, 944 E. Gorham Street, Madison, Wis.
$7 general admission, $5 students and seniors

February 26, 2005, 7 p.m.
Faculty Recital Series: Music Scholarship Benefit
Edward Parsons, Piano
$7 general admission, $5 students and seniors

March 6, 2005, 2:30 p.m.
Edgewood Chamber Orchestra
Blake Walter, Music Director/Conductor
$4 general admission, $2 with Edgewood ID

March 13, 2005, 2:30 p.m.
Wind Ensemble and Campus-Community Band
Julie Dunbar, Conductor
No admission charge

April 3, 2005, 2:30 p.m.
Chamber Singers Concert
Joseph Testa, Conductor
No admission charge

April 24, 2005, 2:30 p.m.
Edgewood Chamber Orchestra
Blake Walter, Music Director/Conductor
$4 general admission, $2 with Edgewood ID

April 29, 2005, 7 p.m.
Spring Band Concert
Wind Ensemble, Campus-Community Band, Jazz Ensemble
Julie Dunbar and Daniel Wallach, Conductors
$5 general admission

May 1, 2005, 2:30 p.m.
Spring Choral Concert
Women's Chorus, Chamber Singers, Campus-Community Choir
Kathleen Otterson and Joseph Testa, Conductors
$5 general admission

Edgewood College DeRicci Gallery Exhibits

All art exhibits take place in the DeRicci Gallery, DeRicci Hall, 1000 Edgewood College Dr., Madison, unless otherwise noted. All exhibits are free and open to the public. For more information, contact the gallery director at 608-663-2800 or aloft@edgewood.edu.

August 22 - Sept. 10, 2004
Scott Espeseth
Title: "Minor Disasters"
Reception: Sept. 10, 5-7 p.m.
Gallery Talk: Sept. 10, 5:30 p.m.
"In this body of drawings, I observe the textures and atmospheres of my everyday environment and weave them into idiosyncratic, lonesome narratives. Mundane disasters become metaphors for isolation, uncertainty, neglect, disappointment, and the failures of contemporary life. My intent with these images is not entirely melancholy however, as each image contains a quiet beauty and often a touch of humor. I make drawings that elucidate the bitter-sweetness of everyday life."

Sept. 12 - October 1, 2004
Kerri Cushman
Title: "Forged Chronicles"
Gallery Talk: Sept. 30, 5 p.m.
"Using everyday objects as a springboard, I am attracted to constructing functional, yet unique pieces as a means to convey reflective personal stories. By the use of imagery and text, sculptural narratives are portrayed with a variety of three-dimensional media - handmade paper, metal, and wood. Through objects such as lunchboxes, irons, and shirts I find simple beauty; yet the attraction goes further. My interest lies in exploring work, production, and life cycles. Recently, mass production and consumerism have piqued my interest."

Special Event
"The Painted Forest" Dedication/Presentation Events
October 1, 2004
Guest Speaker: Brooke Davis Anderson, Director and Curator, Contemporary Center, American Folk Art Museum, New York, N.Y.
Title: "Exploring the Diverse World of Outsider Art"
Slide Lecture: 4-5 p.m. in Anderson Auditorium, Predolin Hall, 1000 Edgewood College Dr., Madison
Reception: 5-6 p.m. in DeRicci Gallery.

October 2, 2004
Dedication and Presentation of the Folk Art Site, "The Painted Forest" with murals by Ernest Hupeden (1897-99) to Edgewood College by the Kohler Foundation, Inc. Free activities include: Amish pie and ice cream social, painting workshop, and tours of "The Painted Forest."

For more information on "The Painted Forest," contact paynter@edgewood.edu.

October 3 - 22, 2004
Michael Schael
Title: "Four Elements: Earth, Wind, Fire, and Form"
Reception: October 7, 5-7 p.m.
Gallery Talk: 5:30 p.m.
"From the time I became interested in clay, I was drawn to wood firing. This attraction led me through the States and Europe before I settled outside Madison in Cambridge, Wis. I bring to the work in this exhibition 14 years of production work and close to 20 years of firing wood kilns. For me, classic form 'caressed' by the sensuous touch of the flame creates objects that are an inviting expression of the four elements."

Oct. 24 - Nov. 12, 2004
Flo Oy Wong
Title: "(ART)iculation: Stories of Ancestry, Identity, and Culture"
Public Lecture: Nov. 4, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Anderson Auditorium, Predolin Humanities Center, 1000 Edgewood College Dr., Madison
Reception following lecture: 5:30-7 p.m.
California-based installation and mixed-media artist Flo Oy Wong uses photographs, rice sacks, rice, beads, sequins, and suitcases to create art from her life as a first-generation American of Chinese descent. Her visual stories of ancestry, identity, and culture focus on the little-known drama of ordinary people-her parents, her husband, and herself-who are an integral part of the United States of America.

Nov. 14 - Dec. 3, 2004
Kelly Parks Snider
Title: "Dialogues with Silence"
Reception: Nov. 20, 5-7 p.m.
Gallery Talk: 5:30 p.m.
"My paintings express the dimensions, the quirks, the many facets I detect in a subject. I rely on pastels and acrylic paint, but I incorporate whatever other materials help me convey the traits I think are worth noticing, celebrating, even puzzling over. Sheep's wool, pieces of fabric, gravel, newspaper...these are some of the materials that I combine with pastels in order to draw attention to my subject. What I am after is a forceful expression of the profound connection I feel to another person, an idea, or a dimension of my life. My hope is that the viewers will feel that connection just as powerfully."

December 5 - 17, 2004
Maria Liebl
Title: "Senior Exhibit: On Simplicity and Beauty"
Reception: December 9, 5-7 p.m.
Gallery Talk: 5:30 p.m.
"'May go with luck whoever believes to be astute / because he has been able to accumulate objects, / poor mortal that soulless and brutal / has lost the love and has lost the respect for himself. / On the other hand to stop love / is to pretend to stop the universe. / Who carries love assumes his pain / and neither the sun or his reverse will stop him.' -- Silvio Rodriuez"

January 9 - February 4, 2005
Marilyn Annin
Title: "Materials Figured"
"My work consists of a series of sculptured garments with each acting as a metaphor for a specific attitude or custom of our culture. I focus on garments as portraiture, as commentary, and as satire."

February 6 - 25, 2005
Laurel Lueders
Title: "And Now . . . ?"
Reception: February 10, 5-7 p.m.
Gallery Talk: 5:30 p.m.
"Using video installations and digital photographs, I reflect upon the recent political climate in the United States, both as I have observed in this country and while living abroad. Specifically, I react to a post-9/11 world, where fear, uncertainty, and paranoia pervade; where surveillance, loss of civil liberties, and media cover-up become a cultural norm. I question the reliability of physical evidence, particularly as we enter the unknown territory of a digital age."

February 27 - March 18, 2005
Mayumi O. Takayama
Title: "Fragments of Imagination"
Reception: March 3, 5-7 p.m.
"What we know sets limits on what we actually come to see and experience. In this sense, we cannot see and experience things as they are, but do so only through the interpretive lens that we have come to wear. My paintings in this show play with and trouble the taken-for-granted correspondence between the signifier and the signified, inviting you to the world of infinite signification."

March 20 - April 8, 2005
Mike Wodyn
Title: "Ideas on a Plane - Paintings About Paint"
Reception: April 6, 5-7 p.m.
Gallery Talk: 6 p.m.
"When I begin a painting, it is not my intention to create the illusion of something on the canvas, such as a figure or landscape. Instead, the painting itself is the object, and the colors, textures and shapes created by paint on the canvas are the subject matter. Much like a carpenter who doesn't try to disguise the fact that he works with wood, I am not trying to hide the fact that what I am presenting is paint on canvas."

April 10 - 29, 2005
Student Exhibition
Reception: April 13, 5-7 p.m.
A self-juried exhibition of works in a variety of media by Edgewood College art students. Reception co-sponsored by the Edgewood College Alumni Association.

May 1 - 20, 2005
Senior Art Exhibition
Lyndsay Blohm, Kate Clausius, Amanda Collins, Jennifer Waack
Title: "Group Senior Art Exhibition: A Collection of Four"
Reception: May 14, 4-6 p.m.

Edgewood College Theatre Performances

The theatre is located in Regina Hall, 1000 Edgewood College Drive, Madison, Wis., and accessible via the door facing the Regina parking lot. For ticket information, contact the Box Office at 608-663-6710 or boxoffice@edgewood.edu.

Triumph of Love
By Marivaux, translated by Martin Crimp
Directed by Philip Martin
September 10, 2004, 7:30 p.m.
September 11, 4:00 & 7:30 p.m.
September 17, 7:30 p.m.
September 18, 7:30 p.m.
$7 general admission, $5 students and seniors
Marivaux's classic farce, "Triumph of Love," examines the charade of love as it puts perfectly sensible people into impossible situations. The story unfolds through hidden identities, false courtships, and the singular desire of a princess to get her prince. In the end, love is rewarded and love is exposed. "'Triumph of Love' sparkles with wit." -- Cleveland Plain Dealer.

The Laramie Project
By Moises Kaufman and the Tectonic Theater Project
Directed by Jeanne Leep
November 12, 2004, 7:30 p.m.
November 13, 4:00 & 7:30 p.m.
November 18, 7:30 p.m.
November 19, 7:30 p.m.
November 20, 7:30 p.m.
$7 general admission, $5 students and seniors
In 1998 Matthew Shepherd was kidnapped, beaten, and left to die tied to a fence outside Laramie, Wyo., because he was gay. In response to this hate crime, the Tectonic Theater Project conducted interviews with the community and created this deeply moving theatrical collage, which explores the depths of hate and fear and the heights of compassion and community. "An amazing piece of theatre...leaves us sadder, wiser, and tentatively more hopeful...." - NY Post

Music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb, book by Joe Masteroff
Directed by Philip Martin
March 14, 2005, 7:30 p.m.
March 15, 4:00 & 7:30 p.m.
March 10, 7:30 p.m.
March 11, 7:30 p.m.
March 12, 7:30 p.m.
$7 general admission, $5 students and seniors
Willkommen to the Kit Kat Klub - a sleazy nightclub thriving on the decadence of 1929 Berlin. Inside, people escape to live the high life, while outside the world slowly disappears as the Nazi regime grows into a brutal force. Come share the nightlife and feel the impact of "Cabaret." "Wickedly Delicious!"

Student-Directed One-Acts
Directing students collaborate in this evening of short one-act plays.
April 29, 2005, 7:30 p.m.
April 30, 7:30 p.m.
$7 general admission, $5 students and seniors

Media/Arts Briefs

Olbrich open house

MADISON -- Examples of environmental stewardship are visible in and around Olbrich Botanical Gardens' newly renovated Garver Cottage.

In addition to using environmentally-friendly "green architecture" to complete the cottage renovation, Olbrich's Horticulture staff designed an earth-friendly rain garden on the south side of the cottage.

People can visit the renovated Garver Cottage and new rain garden during an open house on Thursday, Sept. 9, from 4 to 7 p.m.

For more information, call 608-246-4550. Olbrich Botanical Gardens is located on the shore of Lake Monona at 3330 Atwood Ave.

Oakwood Players

MADISON -- The Oakwood Chamber Players announce their 2004-2005 season.

The first concert is Opening Night on Friday, Sept. 10, at 7:30 p.m. at First Unitarian Society, 900 University Bay Dr., and on Saturday, Sept. 11, 7:30 p.m. at Oakwood Village West Auditorium, 6209 Mineral Point Rd.

Opening Night will feature: Menotti's Trio for violin, clarinet, and piano; Grandval's Deux pieces for oboe, cello, and piano; and Koechlin's Quatre petite pieces for clarinet and horn.

The remaining concerts include: Christmas Lights, Nov. 26 and 28; The 'Ayes' Have It!, Jan. 28 and 29; Spring Soiree, March 18 and 19; and A Nordic Expedition, May 6 and 7.

Individual tickets are $15 for adults; $10 for senior citizens; and $5 for students. For tickets or additional information, call 608-230-4316.

Festival of the Arts

FOND DU LAC -- The 18th annual Heritage Festival of the Arts will be held on Marian College campus here on Sunday, Sept. 12.

The festival begins with an outdoor Catholic liturgy at 9 a.m. Entertainment, art displays, family activities, including children's workshops, and indoor concessions will be available throughout the campus from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Flying Wallendas: Continue family tradition at circus in Wisconsin Dells

WISCONSIN DELLS -- The Flying Wallendas have been wowing audiences with their intricate maneuvers on the high wire for eight generations.

Members of the famous family have been appearing this summer in a circus in Wisconsin Dells. They will conclude their performances this weekend during the Wisconsin Dells Polish Fest, Sept. 10, 11, and 12.

Final performances

The Circo Cyrk show can be seen daily at 7 p.m. at the American World Complex on Wisconsin Dells Parkway. On Polish Fest weekend, shows will be Friday, Sept. 10, at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Sept. 11, at 3 and 7 p.m.; and Sunday, Sept. 12, at 3 p.m.

As a special to Catholic Herald readers, there will be 50 percent off the regular ticket price for the weekend events, according to Richard Makowski, president and CEO of American World.

Makowski, a member of St. Cecilia Parish in Wisconsin Dells, is a native of Poland. He came to the United States at the age of 16.

American World began when Richard and his wife, Grace, moved from Chicago to Wisconsin Dells in 1971. The American World operation now includes a hotel and RV resort; gas, liquor, and convenience store; the American Club and Polish-American Buffet; and the Robocoaster.

Circo Cyrk circus

The Circo Cyrk is the newest attraction, begun this year. "Circo is the word for circus in Spanish and Italian and cyrk is the word in Polish," explained Makowski. "We hope the whole world will understand."

The circus is performed at the American World Amphitheater, which seats 2,000 people. "I believe this is needed in the Dells area," said Makowski. "It's very nice family entertainment."

He was able to bring the Flying Wallendas to Wisconsin Dells this summer. "I'm lucky to have them," said Makowski. "We have a nice setting here."

Makowski said he will be getting a brand new tent this fall. The facility will be available for other entertainment, concerts, or dances when the circus isn't in session. He hopes the Flying Wallendas will return next summer.

Flying Wallendas

Fr. Felix Oehrlein, pastor of St. Cecilia Parish, has been to several circus performances. "It's a phenomenal act," he said of the Flying Wallendas. "They've played places all over the world."

In an interview, Tino Wallenda - the head of the family - said the Wallendas' legacy goes back over 200 years in Poland. In the United States, it started with his grandfather in the 1920s. "It has passed down to his kids and to his great-grandkids," he said.

Wallenda noted that his own granddaughter, two-year-old Ysabella, debuted in the circus this summer. She is the daughter of his oldest daughter, Alida, and performs with her aunt, Tino's daughter, Aurelia. Wallenda's son, Alex, and son-in-law, Robinson Cortes (married to Alida), also perform.

Tino's wife, Olinka, performed with him for over 20 years. Olinka now does an act with four trained poodles in the circus. Tino himself started performing at age two and a half. "I walked the wire at age seven," he said. "I trained with my grandfather, Karl Wallenda."

Wallenda likes this life. "I feel it makes for strong family ties and relationships," he said. He has been married for 31 years.

Besides the Wallendas, the circus also features four elephants trained by Lou Ann and Jorge Barreda and their two children; a juggler, Louis Garcia, from Ireland; and clown J. P. Teron.

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TV Programs
of Note

Following are some theatrical movies and television programs of note. This information is being provided to assist people in making viewing choices.

Monday-Friday, 2:30 p.m., Inspiration Channel (cable) -- Catholic Mass.

Monday-Sunday, 7 a.m., 11 a.m., 6 p.m., 11 p.m., EWTN (cable) -- Daily Mass. No 6 p.m. showing on Sunday.

Thursday, Sept. 9, 7 p.m., WHA (PBS) -- In Wisconsin. This magazine program begins a new season, telling the stories of the people, places, and issues of the state. The Kickapoo Reserve, the Waupun Prison Farm, and the Apostle Islands are among the places that will be highlighted. Repeats 5:30 p.m. Sundays.

Friday, Sept. 10, 7 p.m., WHA (PBS) -- We the People. Health care, the war in Iraq, and jobs are topics on the minds of many likely voters. Republican candidates running for the U.S. Senate have formulated positions on these topics and others in this televised debate. Repeats 10 a.m. Sept. 12.

Saturday, Sept. 11, 7 a.m., EWTN (cable) -- Mass and Rosary in Remembrance of Sept. 11. Repeats 11 a.m., 6 p.m., and 11 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 12, 7 a.m., WISC (CBS) -- Mass. Celebrated by Msgr. Thomas Campion, sponsored by Apostolate to the Handicapped.

Sunday, Sept. 12, 8:30 p.m., WYOU (cable) -- Christopher Close-Up: "More Than Money." Fox News Channel anchor and best-selling author Neil Cavuto details his battles with cancer and multiple sclerosis and how he dealt with his anger at God.

Wednesday, Sept. 15, 8 p.m., WMTV (NBC) -- Siegfried & Roy: The Miracle. Maria Shriver interviews Roy Horn of Siegfried & Roy, his first interview since the tragic onstage accident that nearly took his life.

Friday, Sept. 17, 8 p.m., WKOW (ABC) -- "A Special Tribute to Barbara Walters." Two-hour edition of 20/20.

Radio Program
of Note

Friday, Sept. 10, 9 a.m., Relevant Radio (1240 AM) -- Relevant 2 U. This locally produced magazine style program features people, events, and Catholic issues in the Diocese of Madison. Repeats 5 p.m. Sept. 11 and 9 a.m. Sept. 12.

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