ArtsQuest Coming Up at Bismarck State College

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

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

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