News from the Aurora University community

New Schingoethe exhibit explores modern approaches to art

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An old tradition becomes interlaced with a new take on art in the Schingoethe Center exhibit “WOVEN: The Art of Contemporary Native Weaving” opening Tuesday, October 4 from 5–6:30 p.m. The exhibit features the work of 18 renowned indigenous artists who expand concepts of Native American art through their use of nontraditional materials and motifs, putting interesting twists on baskets, rugs, photographs and sculpture.

Sign up NOW to audition for theatre department’s fall, spring student productions

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Auditions for the theatre department’s productions of Edgar Allen Poe’s gothic classic “The Fall of the House of Usher” and Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town” are September 6 and 7.

Arts and Ideas series ramps up for another exciting season

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A record 8,000 members of the greater AU community took advantage of the university’s free Arts and Ideas events during the 2015-2016 season.

Last week to see “CAST OFF: Michael Dinges” at Schingoethe Center

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This is the last week to view Schingoethe Center’s exhibition “CAST OFF: Michael Dinges.” Using folk art forms — scrimshaw and trench art from World War I — Dinges explores some of today’s most pressing issues, including labor, the global economy and consumerism.

Musical offers a glimpse inside the quirky heads of “Spelling Bee” champs

The Aurora University Theatre Department’s production of “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” now playing at AU’s Perry Theatre is exactly the right platform for the university’s first-ever musical, according to Stacy Panitch, associate professor of theatre and the play’s director.