Lamar University’s Dishman Art Museum is currently exhibiting large-scale photographs by Eliot Dudik from two recent series, “Broken Land” and “Still Lives.” “Broken Land” offers a series of color landscape photographs of Civil War battlefields in various seasons, while “Still Lives” is a collection of portraits of modern Civil War re-enactors. The exhibition will run through Nov. 6.
Thursday, Oct. 22, at Golden Triangle Power Sports, beginning at 6 p.m., Miranda Lambert’s Muttnation Foundation will be special guests at “Paw-ty For a Purr-pose” And that “purr-pose” is to raise funds for a new animal shelter facility for the Humane Society of Southeast Texas.
The second annual Montage Arts Festival will include the “Festillusion Theatrical Costume Competition,” and three new judges have been selected to lend their talent and expertise to the event Oct. 9-10 at the Betty Greenberg Center for Performing Arts (4155 Laurel Ave) in Beaumont.
Lamar University’s Department of Theatre and Dance opens the 2015-16 season with the fast-paced whodunit, “The 39 Steps,” on Sept. 24-27 in the Studio Theatre. Adapted by Patrick Barlow from Alfred Hitchcock’s film, this Tony-Award winning play mixes Hitchcock’s cinematic masterpiece with a juicy spy novel and adds a dash of Monty Python.
To kick off the 2015-16 school year, the Port Arthur Library is inviting students to collaborate with artist Ted Ellis. This educational mini-workshop Saturday, Sept. 5, from 2-4 p.m. will be an interactive time to engage each student and teach the value of the arts. This will also be a time of encouragement for students to be creative and broaden their imagination. Ellis and students will design one large mural together by the end of the workshop.
The calendar for the Performing Arts Series at the Lutcher Theater in Orange is filled with 13 incredible events, and the top selling shows among season ticket holders — Vince Gill and the Time Jumpers performing on Wednesday, Nov. 3, and Saturday Night Fever set for Tuesday, March 29 — illustrate just how varied the 2015-16 lineup really is.
The Fellowship of Performing Arts presents The Screwtape Letters at the Wortham Center in downtown Houston beginning Thursday, Aug. 13 through Sunday, Aug. 16. The C.L. Lewis novel reveals spiritual warfare from a demon’s point of view.
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