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Fresno Pacific University’s Pacific Artist Series

CALENDAR NOTES

VISUAL ART

9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., January 13-March 6, 2020, “Art Exhibit, Andrew Shinn: Photographs.” Recent photographs by Andrew Shinn, MBA, instructor of business and adjunct faculty in photography at Fresno Pacific University. McDonald Hall, First Floor Gallery, FPU main campus, 1717 S. Chestnut Ave., Fresno. Free.

9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., January 13-March 6, 2020, “Art Exhibit, Del Samatar: Monster Portraits.” Drawings created for the collaborative book project Monster Portraits by Del Samatar and Sofia Samatar. Sattler 104 Art Gallery, FPU main campus, 1717 S. Chestnut Ave., Fresno. Free.

9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., January 13-May 8, 2020, “Fresno Pacific University Student Art Exhibit.” Drawings, paintings, sculptures and designs by FPU students created during the 2018-2019 school year. Gallery space in Charlotte’s Corner in Alumni Hall and McDonald Hall Second Floor, FPU main campus, 1717 S. Chestnut Ave., Fresno. Free.

MUSIC

Friday-Sunday, January 17-19, 2020, “Fresno Pacific University Wind Conducting Symposium.” Guest clinician Gary Hill is emeritus professor of music and director of bands at Arizona State University. Professional development for band directors at all stages of their careers. 4:00-8:00 p.m. January 17, 8:30 a.m.-8:00 p.m. January 18, and 8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. January 19 8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Ashley Auditorium, FPU main campus, 1717 S. Chestnut Ave., Fresno. $50-$200. Register at eventbrite.com/e/fresno-pacific-university-wind-conducting-workshop-tickets-59337366661. More at 559-453-2267, music@fresno.edu, events.fresno.edu/

4:00 p.m. Sunday, January 26, 2020, “Pacific Artist Series Concert III: CASK—Cactus Harris, organ; Aaron Burdick, tenor; Sherah Moore-Burdick, soprano; and Krista Harris, flute,” hosted by Fresno Pacific University. University Presbyterian Church, 1776 E. Roberts Ave., Fresno. $15 general audience, $10 seniors, $5 students and FPU community. Register at fresno.edu/arts/music/pacific-artist-series. More at 559-453-2267 or music@fresno.edu

CLASS

6:00-9:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 28, and Thursday, January 30, 2020, “Central Valley Justice Coalition Human Trafficking Parent Class hosted by the Center for Community Transformation at Fresno Pacific University.” A new class helps parents develop a basic understanding of human trafficking, commercial sexual exploitation and vulnerability, as well as understand the cultural and media influences on teens and how to keep them safe. An introductory course to help recognize myths and misconceptions, red flags and learn what is happening locally. Wiebe Educational Center (WEC 114) on the main FPU campus, 1717 S. Chestnut Ave., Fresno. Register in advance at justiceco.org/register/

SPEAKER

7:30 p.m. Thursday, January 30, 2020, “Janzen Writers Series Visiting Writer Sofia Samatar and Artist Del Samatar.” Hosted by Fresno Pacific University. Seminary Chapel on the main FPU campus, 1717 S. Chestnut Ave., Fresno. Free. More at 559-453-5554 or Billie.Jean.Wiebe@fresno.edu

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February

MUSIC

2:00 p.m. Saturday, February 29, 2020, “Pacific Artist Series: Piccolo Recital with Nicola Mazzanti,” part of Fresno Pacific University’s signature concert series and its 2020 Flute Festival. Featuring Nicola Mazzanti, piccolo, from Italy; and Natasha Kislenko, piano, from Santa Barbara, CA. McDonald Hall Atrium on the main FPU campus, 1717 S. Chestnut Ave., Fresno. Concert admission $25. 559-453-2267, music@fresno.edu or fresno.edu/arts/music/pacific-artist-series

4:00-7:00 p.m. Saturday, March 29, 2020, “Fresno Pacific University Flute Festival Master Class,” with Nicola Mazzanti, guest piccolo artist; Janette Erickson, event coordinator. Auditors welcome; performers by private selection. McDonald Hall Atrium on the main FPU campus, 1717 S. Chestnut Ave., Fresno. $15 to audit if concert ticket already purchased, $25 without concert ticket. 559-453-2267, music@fresno.edu or janetteerickson.com/studio.html

March

ART EXHIBITS

9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Monday, March 16, 2020, “Art Exhibit, William Saroyan: Personal Photographs,” a collection of photos documenting the life of Fresno author William Saroyan from the Fresno County Public Library’s William Saroyan Collection. Continues 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday until May 8, 2020. McDonald Hall first floor, main FPU campus, 1717 S. Chestnut Ave., Fresno. Free. Chris.Janzen@fresno.edu

9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Monday, March 16, 2020, “Art Exhibit: Bohny,” a collection of abstract mixed-media paintings. Continues 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday until March 8, 2020, in Sattler Hall 104 Art Gallery, main FPU campus, 1717 S. Chestnut Ave., Fresno. Free. Chris.Janzen@fresno.edu

CONFERENCE

9:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Saturday, March 7, 2020, “Cultivate Conference 2020: Prepare to Serve,” one-day high school youth conference focused on missions and service for local youth groups. Main Fresno Pacific University campus (Special Events Center, Shehadey Dining Hall & classrooms), 1717 S. Chestnut Ave., Fresno. $15 until February 7; $20 after. Register in advance at fpu.edu/cultivate

LECTURE

Thursday-Friday, March 19-20, 2020, “Fresno Pacific University’s Edmund Janzen Lectureship in Biblical Studies, Featuring Old Testament Lecturer Safwat Marzouk, Ph.D.” The Edmund Janzen Lectureship in Biblical Studies promotes scholarship in biblical interpretation and the witness of the Christian church. Marzouk, faculty at the Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary, will focus on the book of Exodus. Lecture at 7:00 p.m. March 19, 2020, (dessert at 6:30 p.m.) in the Seminary Chapel/BC Lounge, College Hour at 10:00 a.m. March 20, 2020. Both on the main FPU campus, 1717 S. Chestnut Ave., Fresno. Free. quentin.kinnison@fresno.edu or 559-453-2099

MUSIC

7:30 p.m. Sunday, March 1, 2020, “Fresno Pacific University Choral Concert,” featuring the university Concert Choir, Women’s Chorale and San Joaquin Chorale. $5 general admission, free for students. Location and other information at 559-453-2267, music@fresno.edu or fresno.edu/events/music?page=1

4:00 p.m. Sunday, March 22, 2020, “Pacific Artist Series V: Compositions of Faculty Emeritus Larry Warkentin, Including His Menno Simons Cantata and the Premiere of His Sonata for Violin and Piano,” part of Fresno Pacific University’s signature concert series. Performed by Walter Saul, D.M.A., professor of music, piano; and Susan Doering, D.M.A., instructor of music, violin. Willow Avenue Mennonite Church, 2529 Willow Ave., Clovis. $15 general admission, $10 for seniors, $5 for students. 559-453-2267, music@fresno.edu or fresno.edu/arts/music/pacific-artist-series

7:00 p.m. Thursday, March 26, 2020, “Celebrating FPU’s 75th Anniversary in Music, Art and Poetry,” performances include a commemorative poem by poet and alumnus Jean Janzen, musical and student art followed by light refreshments. Ashley Auditorium, main FPU campus, 1717 S. Chestnut Ave., Fresno. Free. 559-453-7125

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