Ouachita Baptist University senior Elizabeth Baker, a music performance major from Grapevine, Texas, will present her senior flute recital Thursday, March 20, at 7:30 p.m. The recital, which is free and open to the public, will be held in Mabee Fine Arts Center’s McBeth Recital Hall.
“I’ve been working really hard toward this since last semester,” Baker said, “and I can’t wait to share this music with everyone.”
Baker has been named to Ouachita’s Dean’s and President’s Lists and has been involved in the following groups at OBU: Wind Ensemble, Flute Esemble, Tau Beta Sigma national honorary band sorority, International Club, Concert Band and Marching Band.
Baker’s program will include J.S. Bach’s “Sonata in E Minor for Flute and Harpsichord” (“I. Adagio ma non tanto,” “II. Allegro,” “III. Andante” and “IV. Allegro”); “II. Adagio ma non troppo” and “III. Rondo” from W.A. Mozart’s “Flute Concerto No. 1 in G Major”; Eugene Bozza’s “Image pour Flûte seule”; and “Fantaisie Pastorale Hongroise” by Franz Doppler. She will by accompanied by OBU staff accompanist Susan Monroe on piano.
For more information, contact Ouachita’s School of Fine Arts at (870) 245-5129.
Ouachita Baptist University’s Division of Music will host Emma Patterson and Evan Rogers in their senior recitals on Friday, March 21, at 11 a.m. in Mabee Fine Arts Center’s McBeth Recital Hall. The event is free and open to the public.
“This recital gives me an opportunity to show what I have learned over the past four years, and to show my friends and family why I love music so much,” said Patterson, a choral music education major from Garland, Texas. She will present a vocal recital.
The selections Patterson will perform include: “Prepare Thyself Zion” from J.S. Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, “Dove Sei” from George Frederic Handel’s Rodelinda, “Tout gai!” from Maurice Ravel’s Cinq melodies populaires greques, “Seit ich ihn geschen” and “Er, der herrlichste von allen” from Robert Schumann’s Frauenliebe und Leben, “He’s Gone Away” by Jake Heggie, Duke Ellington’s “It Don’t Mean a Thing” from Sophisticated Ladies and Sammy Fain’s “I’ll Be Seeing You” from Right This Way.
“I have been building a repertoire of songs since freshman year,” Patterson added. “My voice teacher and I selected songs I enjoyed singing the most and the songs that sounded best in my voice. I made sure to have a good mix of songs from different time periods and genres.”
Rogers, a senior church music major from Jacksonville, Ark., will present a euphonium recital. Rogers is a member of Kappa Kappa Psi national honorary band fraternity and the Ouachita Wind Ensemble.
“We selected songs that were classics of the instrumental world and some pieces in the vocal world,” said Rogers. “The euphonium is a ‘singing’ instrument, so vocal literature works well on it, too.”
Rogers’ performance will include “I. Rondo” from Antonio Capuzzi’s Concerto for Double Bass; “Ave Verum Corpus” by W.A. Mozart; “I. Adagio,” “V. Andante Tranquillo” and “VI. Allegro Vivace” from R. Vaughan Williams’ Six Studies in English Folk Song; “II. Andante Molto Sostenuto” and “I. Allegro” from Kazimierz Serocki’s Sonatina for Trombone and Piano; and “Bless This House” by May H. Brahe.
“This recital is the culmination of my four years of study and a good chance to introduce a wide audience to the beauty the euphonium can produce,” Rogers added. “I’m an ambassador for my instrument in particular and for music in general.”
For more information, contact OBU’s School of Fine Arts at (870) 245-5129.
Ouachita Baptist University will host Brittany Ewart and Anna McCulloch’s senior art exhibit, “Color Through the Eyes of a Designer,” in Mabee Fine Arts Center’s Hammons Art Gallery April 1-10. A reception will be held Wednesday, April 2, from 6-7 p.m. in the gallery. The exhibit is free and open to the public.
The artists said the work in the exhibit focuses on the importance of color in graphic design combined with other elements like line, shape and simplicity to create pieces that are visually pleasing to the eye. In addition to graphic design, the exhibit will also include photography pieces.
“We both have a lot of branding, which will be in the show,” said Ewart, a senior graphic design and mass communications major from Bossier City, La. “For example, I had two different restaurants that I created and came up with the logo, the menus, the business cards, the stationery and the flyers.”
McCulloch, a senior graphic design and mass communications major from Little Rock, Ark., said, “I did a bake shop, and I also redesigned CoverGirl to give it a new look.”
“Its funny because our pieces are really similar except the difference in colors,” said Ewart. “We both do really simple but effective stuff.”
Though both artists do similar work, they each have their own style. Ewart said that she enjoys using typography and geometrics for her pieces, while McCulloch said she draws inspiration from vintage themes. Additionally, Ewart’s pieces focus on bright bold colors, while McCulloch’s pieces focus on soft pastels. Both artists describe their work as “clean and simple.”
“I’m excited for people to come because it’s basically like having our portfolios on the walls,” McCulloch noted. “I think it will be a good opportunity for people to see what we do.”
“I never thought that I would be a graphic design major and have my own senior art show,” Ewart added. “It has been a cool experience and I think it’s definitely an accomplishment to have made it this far.”
Regular gallery hours for the exhibit are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The exhibit is also available during evenings when other School of Fine Arts events are held in Mabee Fine Arts Center. For more information, contact the School of Fine Arts at (870) 245-5129.