Mail Tribune – Posted Nov 8, 2016

Small-time gangster Arturo Ui sets out to take over the Chicago cauliflower trade by ruthlessly disposing of the opposition in Bertolt Brecht’s surprisingly contemporary and comical take on the rise of fascism in a free society.

“The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui” — written in just a few weeks in 1941 by the German playwright while he waited for a visa to leave Finland for America — is a satirical allegory of the rise of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party in Germany prior to World War II.

Learn more about SOU’s ‘The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui’ on the full article.

Ashland Daily Tidings – Posted Nov. 7 2016

Bertold Brecht left Germany shortly after Hitler came to power in 1933. But Brecht’s dislike of Hitler waned little in self-exile, resulting in the play “The Resistable Rise of Arturo Ui.”  Audiences recognize a Hitler-like figure in Arturo Ui, a Chicago mobster trying to monopolize the cauliflower market.  Yes, cauliflower.

Learn more about ‘The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui’ on the full article.

Mail Tribune – Posted Nov. 5 2016

CENTRAL POINT — About 40 students from two local high schools got a concentrated taste of the play production process Friday and Saturday nights.

For the first time, Crater Renaissance Academy’s annual 24 Hour Play Cabaret event, in which students perform short plays written only the night before, has expanded to include a second high school’s drama students, Rogue River High School’s troupe, the Arden Ensemble.

Learn more about the 24 Hour Play Cabaret on the full article.

The Siskiyou – Posted 11-4-2016

The artistic practices of Southern Oregon University’s employees aren’t limited to the Oregon Center for the Arts.

Over the weekend, The Center for Visual Arts opened an exhibition showcasing art from SOU staff, faculty, and administration. Appropriately titled, “I Show Work at Work” the show “seeks to provide an opportunity for non-student employees across SOU to exhibit their artistic practice, no matter what the medium,” according to CVA Galleries Facebook page.

Learn more about the faculty art gallery on the full article.

Ashland Daily Tidings – Posted  Oct 27, 2016

From a large image of exuberantly colored flowers by Polly Apfelbaum to an intimate series of spider prints by Louise Bourgeois, the Schneider Museum of Art in Ashland is showing works normally seen only in big cities or in textbooks on contemporary art.

The new exhibit, “Art on Paper: 10 Women Artists from the Collection of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation,” opens with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, at the museum, located on the Southern Oregon University campus. The exhibit continues through Jan. 7.

Learn more about ‘Art on Paper’ on the full article.

The Stevenson Union Gallery is excited to announce a group exhibition called I Show Work at Work! This showcase seeks to provide an opportunity for non-student employees across SOU to exhibit their artistic practice, no matter what the medium. Through this, it is the hope that departments and students across SOU will cultivate stronger connections not only between each other but with the arts in general!

The exhibition will be on view through February 9, 2017.

Learn more about ‘I Show Work at Work’ on the full article.

Ashland Daily Tidings  10-14-2016

The Tiny Art Show at Southern Oregon University has tiny treasures that range from the humorous to the mysterious.

Students, faculty members and other Rogue Valley residents have contributed 3-by-3-inch artwork for the exhibit, which runs through Oct. 28. Miniature paintings, prints, embroidery, photography and sculptures adorn the halls of the Marion Ady Art Building near the Schneider Museum of Art on campus. Exhibit hours are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Learn more about the ‘Tiny Art Show’ on the full article.

Mail Tribune   10-12-2016


Oregon Shakespeare Festival Artistic Director Bill Rauch will join three other speakers, including longtime OSF actor Tyrone Wilson, to discuss the challenges and rewards of “Multi-Cultural Shakespeare” from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, in the Meese Room of Hannon Library at Southern Oregon University. There is no admission charge.

The event is sponsored by Shakespeare America, an OSF-SOU consortium that explores the question of what “American Shakespeare” means.

Learn more about the ‘Multi-Cultural Shakespeare’ panel on the full article.

The Schneider Museum of Art is pleased to announce that Storm Tharp, a participating artist in the Portland2016: A Biennial of Contemporary Art exhibition, has arrived on the Southern Oregon University (SOU) campus for a month-long artist-residency.  The artist will provide a public lecture in SOU’s Meese Auditorium on Monday, October 3 at 3:30 PM. Admission is free.

Learn more about the Portland2016 exhibition on the full article.

Storm Tharp works and lives in Portland, where he creates the characters in his mysterious paintings. He was raised in Ontario, OR and attended Cornell University, graduating from the College of Architecture, Art and Urban Planning in 1992. He is a painter and sculptor whose work has been acquired by various public collections including The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Albight Knox Gallery and The Cleveland Art Museum. In 2010, Storm participated in The Whitney Biennial and in 2013, a mid-career survey of his work was presented at The Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, NY. He is represented by PDX Contemporary Art and Galerie Sébastian Bertrand.


Learn more about Storm Tharp’s lecture on the full article.