Get Art Smart!

Get Art Smart!
Sponsored by the Vermillion Area Arts Council – because everyone benefits when local arts flourish! Our home is the Washington Street Arts Center – 202 Washington St.

Weekend art classes for children are happening now at the Washington Street Arts Center for ages 8 and up. For details or to register your child, call Susan Heggestad at 624-4766 today.

The USD Brass Choir and Symphonic Band will be giving a free performance on Thursday, Nov. 16 at 7:30 p.m. in Slagle Auditorium.

The National Music Museum continues its "Brown Bag Lunch" free concert series on Friday at noon with a program by John Koster on a unique keyboard instrument called the Choralcelo.

Pivot Productions presents a selection from the Tony-award winning play Faith Healer Friday and Saturday, Nov. 17 and 18 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 19 at 2 and 8 p.m. in Farber Hall. Admission is $5. The Friday night performance is a gala opening for the community with a reception following at the Washington Street Arts Center. Come see the play heralded by the Wall Street Journal as "The best show on Broadway."

The Coffee Shop Gallery is currently featuring "A Woman's View," works by several local women artists, through Nov. 18.

Gayville Hall presents "A Celebration of Gospel Music" with the McNeills, Owen DeJong, Nick Schwebach and Annie McNeill on Saturday at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door.

A solo performance called Last Words will be performed by playwright and actor Kenny Carnes in the Freedom Forum Conference Room at the Al Neuharth Media Center on Saturday, Nov. 18. This is an original play based on actual last-word testimony from various death row inmates. Tickets are $4-8 and will be available at the door.

The USD Chamber Orchestra is giving a free concert on Sunday, Nov., 19 at 8 p.m. in Colton Recital Hall, and the USD Jazz Ensembles will be performing on Tuesday, Nov. 21 at 7:30 p.m., also in Colton Recital Hall.

The Main Gallery in the USD Fine Arts Center is currently exhibiting pieces from the Akeley Collection, including works by celebrated European artists such as Kathe Kollwitz and Oskar Kokoschka, pieces created by leading Latin American artists, including Jose Clemente Orozco and Diego Rivera, and exemplar Japanese wood block prints.

The Vermillion Literary Project (VLP) is seeking submissions of original, previously unpublished short stories, poetry, creative non-fiction and black-and-white drawings or photographs for possible publication in their annual literary magazine. Preference is given to works with a South Dakota connection. The deadline is Dec. 1 – for more information on how to submit your work, send an e-mail to

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