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February is nearly upon us and that means that events are in full swing for all of the Visual and Performing Arts Departments here at Marygrove College.

“Float” by Ann Chuchvara. 2011 on Mixed Media, Wire

This dazzling image is taken from the exhibit currently in The Gallery.

Check out a full list of events after the break.

The Gallery and The Beyond Words Gallery both are featuring instillation by three Michigan based artists – Mark Rumsey, Ann Chuchvara, and Maureen Nollette. “Working Towards Invisible” opened on Sunday January 22, and features work that is concerned with the action of making, as well as the temporary nature of the work  itself. The exhibition runs until February 24th. For more information, contact Jim Lutomsky at (313) 927-1337 or jlutomski@marygrove.edu

Dogman's Last stand

Dogman’s Last Stand, a performance by the University of Detroit Mercy Theatre Company, is about a laid off factory worker coming to the defense of his canine companion after a run-in with a local “punk”. The play will be performed in the Marygrove Theater. The play runs Fridays and Saturdays, February 3, 4, 10, 11 at 8 pm and Sunday February 5, 12 at 2 pm. At the Sunday February 5 performance there will be a talkback with the audience.

For more information contact the University of Detroit Mercy Theatre at (313) 993-3270 or by email at theatre@udmercy.edu.

On Saturday February 11, Elise Sobe, organist, is having her Senior Recital in the Sacred Heart Chapel at 4:00 P.M. For more information contact  Joanne Clark at (313) 927-1255 or jclark@marygrove.edu

On Tuesday, February 21 at Noon, Glen Holcomb, a Marygrove music alumnus, will present a short recital of beautiful spirituals, complimented by stories of the history and hidden meanings behind these African-American cultural treasures. The performance will be in Denk Chapman Hall. For more infrormation ontact: Ellen Duncan • (313) 927-1254 • eduncan@marygrove.edu

The last recital by the Dance Department was phenomenal and a playlist of all of the numbers from the Defining Moments Senior Recital can be found on the Marygrove College Dance Department’s YouTube Page.

Getting Started, the annual winter dance concert performed by the Marygrove College Dance Company II, will have three performances on February 24 and 25. Their concert will feature guest choreography by Patti Obey, Kim Bears Bailey, Tracy Halloran Pearson, and works created by the Marygrove Dance Department Faculty.

Performance times are Friday, February 24 at 8:00 P.M. and Saturday February 25 at 2:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M. For more information contact Jonathon Cash at (313) 927-1838 or jcash5001@marygrove.edu

To close out February we have the Music Department Student Recital on February 28 at Noon. The Student Recital will be both in Denk Chapman Hall and The Sacred Heart Chapel on Campus. For more information, contact Tara Sievers-Hunt at (313) 927-1312 or tsievers7525@marygrove.edu