Phil Sugden, assistant professor of art at Bluffton University, will present the Colloquium “Activismo: Art & Dissidence in Cuba” at 4 p.m. on April 7 in Centennial Hall’s Stutzman Lecture Hall. It is free and open to the public.
In December 2015, Sugden and Carole Elchert, assistant professor communication at the University of Findlay, traveled to Havana, Cuba, to interview artists and gather footage for the film. The documentary focuses on six of Cuba's prominent artists and explores the role of art as a form of activism or dissidence.
Various Bluffton University musical ensembles will come together Friday, April 7, to present the annual Pops Concert at 7:30 p.m. in Founders Hall. The event is free and open to the public.
The Bluffton University Concert Band will perform various selections including a wind band transcription of “Buckaroo Holiday,” music from Aaron Copeland’s ballet “Rodeo.” The band will be led by Dr. Roy Couch and senior music education major Aaron Johnson of Goshen, Ind.
Bluffton University’s Gospel Choir will present a concert at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 1, in Yoder Recital Hall. The performance is free and open to the public.
The concert will feature personal favorites of conductor, Dr. Crystal Sellers Battle, associate professor of music. Soloists will include community members who are in the choir, Kathy Grady of Findlay, and Marta Michalska-Uras, originally from the Czech Republic. Michalska-Uras was previously a member of the Maranatha Gospel Choir in Prague.