This event is designed to bring creative minds together and introduce the resources that the arts community at MSU has to offer. This year, Creative Collaboration will take the form of an arts festival! We are introducing student artist galleries, art activities, interactive booths, live performances and the chance to meet other students like you. With over 20 student creative organizations present, this event gives MSU students the chance to get involved and make a difference.
Every student at Michigan State University is aware of how big this school is. With over 600 student groups, it can be more than a little confusing and overwhelming to try and get involved or explore your interests when there’s so much information thrown at you on a daily basis, especially during Welcome Week. That’s why we created the MSU Arts Council and CREATIVE COLLABORATION. Now in its fourth year, CREATIVE COLLABORATION was formed under the idea of creating an arts-specific resource fair for new and returning students interested in pursuing creative endeavors and getting involved with the arts here at MSU, as well as creating a strong and collaborative arts community where groups can work together to create amazing events and establish long-term partnerships. Different groups from dance, visual arts, music, theatre, culture, and other art forms set up informational booths that showcase their work, activities, and events, meant to increase awareness and recruit new members. During the event, there are also numerous giveaways and awesome performances from the groups and fellow students. Whether you are looking for a networking opportunity, to improve your artistic skill set, or just for a creative outlet, CREATIVE COLLABORATION brings in groups that offer unique ways to engage with the arts and with MSU. Come out and join us, enjoy some live entertainment, meet new friends, and be a part of this amazing arts community. We hope to see you there!
In the wake of recent developments on campus, the Department of Theatre invites ALL MSU Students to:
Open Mic, Open Stage, Open Space at the MSU Auditorium on Sunday, February 18: 7:00-10:00PM.
We offer a warm place for student gathering.
We offer a 3,000+ seat venue for student voice.
We offer a stage from which to present your work, opinion, act, song, spoken word, scene, dance, or whatever you want to share.
No faculty talking.
No administration responses.
Just student voice.
- This is a public forum as identified in the Relationship Violence and Sexual Misconduct (RVSM) Policy and not subject to mandatory reporting. Disclosures at such events are not considered notice to the University for the purposes of this Policy unless a complaint is filed with the Office of Institutional Equity (OIE).
- Sponsored by the MSU Department of Theatre
Textscapes are 3D printed documents to reemphasis printing in modern technological world.
May 17 – July 12, 2019
Textscapes are 3D printed documents to reemphasis printing in modern technological world. Printing technology was first created in ancient China to reproduce text using woodblocks, however today’s definition had been widely adopted in 3D printing, an additive process more often to create objects instead of duplicate text. Textscape generates letter-sized 3D documents to visually profile the subject matters of the texts, such as cities, landscapes or figures. These documents make reading process interactive for general audience or blind people, as knowledge as well as art. This series of work has variations of braille, language characters, calligraphies and number systems to bridge the contents and its visuality in architecture, landscape, portraits and abstract matters.
Hongtao Zhou is an interdisciplinary scholar and artist, he researches, practices and teaches in the areas of Design, Architecture, Exhibition Design, Furniture Design & Fabrication and Contemporary Sculpture & Installation. Hongtao holds a PhD from Purdue University, a MFA from University of Wisconsin-Madison and a MS from Northeast Forest University of China. He is a professor at Tongji College of Design and Innovation (D&I) and a visiting professor at University of Hawaii-Manoa (UHM). Hongtao had been serving as the Director of the UHM Haigo and Irene Shen Architecture Gallery. Currently he is Executive Member and Curator of the National Association of Chinese Artists in American Academia.
Hongtao has exhibited nationally & internationally including Centre Pompidou, Gwangju Design Biennale-South Korea, National Museum of China, Milan Design Week, Milwaukee Art Museum, Chazen Museum of Art, Haggerty Museum of Art, Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites, Charles Allis Art Museum, Honolulu Museum of Art School, Philadelphia Art Alliance, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Museum of Contemporary Craft in Portland, Central Academy of Fine Arts Museum in Beijing and Taiwan Design Center. He published his work and research in Interior Design, Interni, Design Bureau, Transmaterial, Metropolis, American Craft, Artdaily Zhuangshi Magazine, Modern Weekly and Huffington Post. Centre Pompidou and the University of Virginia collected his work. Hongtao’s work is currently on view in the 2019 Venice Biennale in collaboration with TONTSEN DESIGN in the European Cultural Centre Exhibition.
This exhibition made possible thanks to the MSU College of Arts and Letters, Department of Art, Art History, and Design. Special Thanks to Xia Gao, Associate Professor of Apparel and Textile Design. Work shown made possible by Jiabao Zhu, Project Assistant, Making Lab, Tongji University, College of Design and Innovation (D&I).
MSU College of Arts & Letters’ Department of Theatre in partnership with Abrams Planetarium presents…
Shakespeare Under the Stars
Directed by Deric McNish
Dramaturg & Adaptations by Taylor McPhail
Media Consultant – Alison Dobbins
Planetarium Director – Shannon Schmoll
Featuring stellar actors from Michigan State University’s Department of Theatre.
Listen to a live performance of Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale while enjoying a star show on the Abrams Planetarium hemispherical projection dome.
The event will begin with a talk about astronomy and astrology in Shakespeare’s plays, during which the planetarium’s experts will use their powerful Digistar 6 star projector to provide demonstrations.
Doubt thou the stars are fire;
Doubt that the sun doth move;
Doubt truth to be a liar;
But never doubt I love.
Comets, importing change of times and states,
Brandish your crystal tresses in the sky,
And with them scourge the bad revolting stars.
The heavens themselves, the planets, and this center
Observe degree, priority, and place,
Insisture, course, proportion, season, form,
Office, and custom, in all line of order.
Troilus and Cressida
Sunday, October 20, 2019 at 5:30pm
Location: The Abrams Planetarium Sky Theater
This is a FREE performance and is open to the general public.