News in brief, 3-1-13

African art show

A collaborative show of Africa art is now on display at Giustina Gallery in the LaSells Stewart Center on campus. Now through March 28, “The Many Faces of Africa,” is the theme for the fourth annual Cultural Connections Exhibit.  In addition to the standing show, a one-night-only reception will be held on March 8, from 6:30 to 9 p.m., showcasing a number of priceless artifacts.

The featured art and artifacts from over 60 artists is a collaboration of three Oregon-based galleries; Pegasus Gallery of Corvallis, Kevin Clark Studios of Roseburg, and Giustina Gallery.  In partnership, these galleries bring together a multitude of cultures, the amazing natural beauty of Africa, and the richness that lies within the vast history of this continent.  Additionally, Bill Shumway, art curator for Pegasus Gallery, is showcasing authentic African artifacts, combining original art from a variety of artists that reside in all areas of Oregon.

Investment Outlook

Thursday, March 7 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Vue in the Elements Building (517 SW 2nd Street). “Today’s Plan, Tomorrow’s Rewards: Investing, Taxation, and Charitable Giving in 2013,” presented by Ferguson Wellman Capital Management and the OSU Foundation. Wine and cheese reception prior to the discussion. Space is limited, registration required. To learn more visit

Winter choral concert

The School of Arts and Communication presents a winter choral concert featuring three Oregon State University choirs on Saturday, March 9 at 7:30 p.m., at the First United Methodist Church, 1165 NW Monroe Street.

Performing will be Glee, conducted by James Davidson; Bella Voce, conducted by Dr. Tina Bull and the OSU Meistersingers, conducted by Russ Christensen.

Glee, a non-auditioned choir open to all OSU students, will begin the concert with choral arrangements of some familiar pop and Broadway tunes, including Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used to Know” and Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody.” This year’s Glee choir has 78 students from across campus, in majors varying from mechanical engineering to zoology.

Bella Voce, an auditioned women’s choir, will perform the lovely “Bright Morning Stars Are Rising,” featuring Diana Kramer, soprano. Kramer is a vocal performance major who studies with Richard Poppino. Also on the Bella Voce program is “Beside Still Waters,” by Rollo Dilworth and “For the Beauty of the Earth” by John Rutter.

The OSU Meistersingers men’s chorus will perform Eric Whitacre’s “Lux Aurumque,” as well as a set of folk songs from Scotland, Israel, and South Africa. Student soloists will include Richie Meier, a senior in electrical engineering, and Cole Stumbough, a sophomore in music education.

Tickets are $10 each for general admission seating, available at the door. OSU students will be admitted for free with their ID card.

OSU Choirs participates in Corvallis Arts for All, a program of the Corvallis Arts & Culture Commission. Individuals in the SNAP program with an Oregon Trail Card may purchase up to two tickets at a discount price of $5 at the door while seats last. For more information:


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