The BSC Arts and Communications Department sponsors ArtsQuest each school year. It is an annual celebration of music, art, theater, film and literature. ArtsQuest highlights the talents of BSC students and brings performances and presentations by renowned guest artists to campus and venues throughout the community
All ArtsQuest events are open to the public, and most are presented at no charge. Below is a schedule of ArtsQuest 2012 events as well as the headline performances. For more information go to http://info.bismarckstate.edu/artsquest/headliners.asp.
April 11 – Author Chuck Klosterman
Journalist, essayist, critic and author of seven books, Chuck Klosterman specializes in popular culture and has written for America’s major newspapers and magazines and ESPN. Raised in North Dakota and a UND graduate, Klosterman will discuss his career and latest book.
April 12 – Chamber Winds Concert
7:30 p.m. – BSC Chamber Winds concert featuring the Woodwind Ensemble, Saxophone Ensemble and Brass Ensemble with selected student art from “Figments of Imagination,” Sidney J. Lee Auditorium. Free admission.
April 16 – Wind Ensemble Concert
7:30 p.m. – BSC Wind Ensemble concert with guest vocalist Dawn Hagerott, BSC assistant professor of music, Sidney J. Lee Auditorium. Free admission.
April 16-May 15 – Juried Art Student Exhibit, Gannon Gallery, BSC Library and Elsa Forde Gallery
April 26, 4 to 7 p.m. – Reception at Schafer Hall.
April 17, 18 – Graphic Designer Stefan Mumaw
Stefan Mumaw is the Creative Director and Purveyor of All That Rocks at Reign, a Kansas City-based ad agency. He has authored five books, the most recent being “Chasing the Monster Idea” which examines the characteristics shared between truly monstrous creative ideas. Previously, he co-authored “Caffeine for the Creative Team” and “Caffeine for the Creative Mind” with Wendy Lee Oldfield, along with “Redesigning Websites” and “Simple Websites”. He has spoken at numerous creative industry gatherings over the years and been known to embarrass himself and those around him if given the opportunity.
April 21 – Six Appeal
2 p.m. – BSC Sing Appeal featuring Six Appeal, vocal band concert by Minneapolis-based a cappella men’s group with three former Bismarck singers, Belle Mehus City Auditorium, downtown Bismarck. Admission: $5 at the door.
April 22 – Kansas
Popular classic rock band Kansas joins a local symphonic orchestra for a concert at the Bismarck Civic Center. Recording and touring since the 1970s, Kansas will perform its great hits (“Carry on Wayward Son,” “Dust in the Wind”) and other songs.
April 25 – Author Max Brooks
Writer Max Brooks, son of Mel Brooks and Anne Bancroft, is completely dedicated to raising awareness on the issue of Zombie survival. His 2007 New York Times bestseller, “World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War”, soon to be made into a major motion picture starring Brad Pitt, tells the story of the world’s desperate battle against the zombie threat with a series of first-person accounts “as told to the author” by various characters around the world. Publishers Weekly called the novel “surprisingly hard to put down.” Brooks’ latest release, “The Zombie Survival Guide: Recorded Attacks”, is the graphic novel that fans demanded. Brooks worked for the BBC in Great Britain and East Africa and is a former writer for Saturday Night Live. He lives in New York City with his wife, Michelle, and their miniature dachshund, Maizey.
April 25, 26 – Glass Blower Jon Offutt
North Dakota’s award-winning glass blower, Jon Offutt, brings his mobile studio to BSC for three days of mesmerizing glass blowing demonstrations. Offutt was featured on HGTV’s “Modern Masters” and operates House of Mulciber Glass Studio in Fargo.
April 27 – Jazz Ensemble Concert
7:30 p.m. – BSC Jazz Ensemble concert with special guest Big Al’s Big Band, Sidney J. Lee Auditorium. Free admission.
April 29 – Raku pottery firing
2 to 6 p.m. – Outdoor raku pottery firing, students and community, west of the library (weather permitting).
April 30 – Raku pottery firing
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Outdoor raku pottery firing, students and community, West of library (weather permitting)
May 1 – Campus Crawl & Students Activities
- 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Campus Crawl creative arts showcase and sale, Werner Hall, Student Union, and BPS Career Academy – top floor.
- 12 p.m. – Student readings from “Figments of Imagination” literary journal, BSC Library.
- 12 to 3 p.m. – Tie-dye activity and pottery sale, outside Werner Hall