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University of Saint Francis School of Creative Arts

  • Address: 2701 Spring Street Fort Wayne, IN 46808
  • Phone: (260) 399-7700
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The School of Creative Arts (SOCA) at the University of Saint Francis offers exhibitions, lectures, performances and various other creative offerings in the visual arts, music, theatre and dance.

  • 2019-01-14 2019-02-20 Artist Exhibition: Emil Robinson <p>Emil Robinson balances a multitude of picture languages in his architectural paintings. His diverse art historical references are leavened by play and exuberant color harmonies. Spanning a decade of work, “Polyphony” presents the many stops along one artist’s evolution.<br /><br />Artist Reception:<br />Wednesday, Jan. 23, 5-7 p.m.<br />Mimi and Ian Rolland Art Center, 2701 Spring St<br /><br />Artist Lecture:<br />Wednesday, Jan. 23, 7:30 p.m.<br />USF North Campus Auditorium, 2702 Spring St.<br /><br />Exhibition: January 14 -February 20<br />Mimi and Ian Rolland Art Center, 2701 Spring St<br />Gallery Hours: Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.<br />Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 1-5 p.m.</p> 2701 Spring Street Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2019-02-27 19:30:00 2019-02-27 20:30:00 Careers in Communication: Sports Media <p>Careers in Communication: Sports Media<br />Wednesday, February 27, 7:30 &#8211; 8 PM EST<br />USF Business Center 222 Collaboratory<br /><br />WHAT: A panel of sports professionals - writers, broadcasters, organizers, and facilities managers. They will answer audience questions about their careers and share how to get started in the field of sports communication.<br /><br />There will be a meet and greet after the panel presentation.<br /><br />WHO IS INVITED: You! The event is free and open to the public - students from all majors and interests invited to attend. Prospective students and their families are also invited.<br /><br />WHEN: Wednesday, February 27 at 7:30-8:30 p.m.<br /><br />WHERE: USF Downtown, META Lounge (Room 222 - Look for signs!)<br />___________________<br /><br />This is the inaugural panel for the Careers in Communication Speakers Series. We will feature different career opportunities throughout the spring semester.<br /><br />Email Professor Kristin Miller (kcmiller@sf.edu) with any questions.<br /><br />There is paid parking off Berry Street. *Card Only*<br />Parking is free for USF students, faculty, and staff.</p> 826 Ewing St Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2019-03-02 13:00:00 2019-03-02 16:00:00 Birthday Macgurthday <p>The University of Saint Francis is celebrating the one and only Dr. Seuss with a special Birthday Maggurthday Party! <br /><br />You’re invited to spend the afternoon at the downtown campus for an open event from 1-4 pm at the USF Historic Women's Club (826 Ewing Street). There will be light refreshments and of course some Seuss themed games, activities, and entertainment provided by the cast of the University’s upcoming production: Seussical the Musical!<br /><br />FREE and open to the public!</p> 826 Ewing St Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2019-03-09 2019-03-10 Jesters: Here and Now <p>The Jesters of the University of Saint Francis will present their annual spring performance on March 9 at 6 p.m. and March 10 at 3 p.m. at the USF North Campus auditorium, 2702 Spring Street.<br /><br />The Jesters is a performing arts group of people with intellectual/developmental disabilities(I/DD), ages 8 through senior citizens. This year's show, Here and Now, will be performed by a cast of 70+ people with I/DD. Performers will use music, dance, theatre, improvisation, visual art, storytelling and animation to celebrate the Jesters 40th anniversary year. The Greek folk tale of King Midas and the Golden Touch will create a framework to explore the importance of recognizing and appreciating our many blessings. Throughout the show, the cast of characters will be challenged to embrace the virtues of compassion, forgiveness, gratitude and mindfulness so they can fully embody the present moment, Here and Now. The show includes studies and references to the work of Michaelangelo and the Sistine Chapel.<br /><br />Tickets are $10 and are available by calling the USF School of Creative Arts (SOCA) at (260) 399-7700, ext. 8001.<br /><br />The Jesters program and this year's performance is made possible by the support of the AWS Foundation, ME Raker Foundation, the Indiana Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.<br /><br />Sponsored by the University of Saint Francis since 1978, the Jesters is a performing group of people with mild to severe intellectual/developmental disabilities. The purpose of the Jesters is to enhance quality of life for people with disabilities by engaging them in the creative arts. The vision is to develop self-expression, self-esteem, socialization and other life skills while providing learning opportunities to the USF community and the community at large.</p> 2702 Spring Street Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • Seussical

    USF Performing Arts Center

    March 22, 2019 - March 31, 2019 (Select Dates)

    2019-03-22 2019-03-31 Seussical <p>The University of Saint Francis School of Creative Arts presents “Seussical” as its spring musical production, opening March 22 in the USF Robert Goldstine Performing Arts Center, 431 W. Berry Street.<br /><br />Based on the books by Dr. Seuss, “Seussical” brings audience’s imaginations to life as The Cat in the Hat leads the journey of Horton the Elephant, Gertrude McFuzz, Mayzie La Bird, and the sweet little boy, Jojo, who is constantly in trouble for thinking too many “thinks!” From the troubles deep in Whoville, to the Jungles of Nool and the Circus McGurkus, Seussical is a story of discovery, friendship and love for the whole family.<br /><br />Performances will be presented Friday through Sunday, March 22-31. Brad Beauchamp will direct.<br /><br />Show times are:<br /><br />Friday, March 22 &#8211; 7:30 p.m.<br />Saturday, March 23 &#8211; 7:30 p.m.<br />Sunday, March 24 &#8211; 2 p.m.<br />Friday, March 29 &#8211; 7:30 p.m.<br />Saturday, March 30 &#8211; 2 p.m.<br />Saturday, March 30 &#8211; 7:30 p.m.<br />Sunday, March 31 &#8211; 2 p.m.<br /><br />Tickets are available through the ArtsTix Community Box Office, 260-422-4226 or tickets.artstix.org. Doors will open 30 minutes before the show for general seating. Ticket prices are $17 for adults and $15 for seniors 65 years or older and children under 18. Group rates of $12 per person are available to groups of 20 or more. The production is made possible by the generous support of USF alumna, Toni Murray (‘71, ‘72).</p> 431 West Berry Street Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2019-04-11 19:30:00 2019-04-11 21:00:00 Frederator Lecture <p>Public Lecture<br />Thursday, April 11; 7:30 p.m. (FREE to the public)<br />North Campus Auditorium - 2702 Spring Street, Fort Wayne, IN<br /><br />FREDERATOR is dedicated to producing perfectly odd entertainment for perfect people, and bringing indie cartoons from creators to you. Frederator Studios is one of the most successful independent cartoon production companies of the past 20 years with hits on Netflix, Cartoon Network, and Nickelodeon. Frederator Digital produces original animated series for their subscription channel Cartoon Hangover Select. The Frederator Network is the world’s largest network for animators, artists, gamers, and entertainers, with over 2 billion views monthly.</p> 2702 Spring Street Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2019-04-12 10:00:00 2019-04-12 17:00:00 Frederator: Pitch YOUR Idea! <p>FREDERATOR is dedicated to producing perfectly odd entertainment for perfect people, and bringing indie cartoons from creators to you. Frederator Studios is one of the most successful independent cartoon production companies of the past 20 years with hits on Netflix, Cartoon Network, and Nickelodeon. Frederator Digital produces original animated series for their subscription channel Cartoon Hangover Select. The Frederator Network is the world’s largest network for animators, artists, gamers, and entertainers, with over 2 billion views monthly.<br /><br />Interested in Pitching an idea for the next big cartoon?<br /><br />Pitch YOUR Idea<br />Friday, April 12; 10 a.m.-5 p.m.<br />Rolland Visual Art Center - 2701 Spring Street, Fort Wayne, IN<br /><br />Artists can present their storyboard/animation proposals to a Frederator Program Development Director. To pitch “YOUR” concept, contact Matt White (SOCA Animation Program Director): mwhite@sf.edu <br /><br />This event is sponsored by 212 at Artlink.</p> 2702 Spring Street Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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