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April 7, 2018
6:00 - 10:00 p.m.

The Wolfe Center for the Arts

Experience a magical evening of student and faculty performances and exhibitions. See the award-winning Wolfe Center for the Arts! Enjoy a variety of delightful food selections. See the very best of the arts at BGSU.

Special appearance by Academy Award-winning actress and BGSU alumna Eva Marie Saint '46, '82 (Hon.)

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Eva Marie Saint

About Eva Marie Saint

Eva Marie Saint, a 1946 alumna of Bowling Green State University, has had a distinguished career in film, Broadway and television spanning 70 years and more than 160 productions. She is best known for starring in Elia Kazan’s On the Waterfront in 1954, for which she won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, and Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest in 1959. She received Golden Globe and BAFTA Award nominations for A Hatful of Rain (1957) and won a Primetime Emmy Award for the television miniseries People Like Us (1990). Her film career also includes roles in Raintree County (1957), Exodus (1960), The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming (1965), Grand Prix (1966), Nothing in Common (1986), Because of Winn-Dixie (2005), Superman Returns (2006), and Winter's Tale (2014). She has played opposite nearly every matinee idol of the 1950s and ‘60s from Paul Newman in Exodus to Cary Grant in North by Northwest, Warren Beatty in All Fall Down, and Marlon Brando in On the Waterfront.

Saint also earned the BGSU Distinguished Alumna Award in 1980, an honorary doctorate of performing arts in 1982 and is the namesake for the Eva Marie Saint Theatre in The Wolfe Center for the Arts She and her television director-producer husband Jeffrey Hayden, who passed away in 2016 after 65 years of marriage, visited campus numerous times, including 1991 when Hayden presented his documentary “Primary Colors” and was awarded an honorary doctor of arts; in 2001 when Saint and Hayden performed A.R. Gurney’s two-character play Love Letters to benefit her scholarship fund; in 2007 to present On the Divide: an Afternoon with Willa Cather; and in 2012 for the dedication of the Eva Marie Saint Theatre in the Wolfe Center. Her children, Laurette and Darrell are expected to join their mother for the trip to BG in April.


Why Bravo! BGSU?

From the President:

A62T4581Programs in the arts have been central to Bowling Green State University for more than 100 years.

At  Bravo! BGSU you will experience the very best of our talent. From our nationally ranked College of Musical Arts, to our prestigious Theater and Film program, creative writing, and the award-winning School of Art, this event showcases our students, faculty and alumni.

Bravo! BGSU is designed to benefit our students. Your attendance provides scholarship support to those in need. With the University’s commitment to a tradition of academic excellence in the arts, your involvement provides the necessary financial assistance to our talented students. A very special thank-you to all our sponsors, especially our Presenting Sponsor PNC who also sponsored  Bravo! BGSU in 2015, 2016 and 2017. Their partnership and support of our students is greatly appreciated.

Whether you are an alumnus, friend of the University, or this will mark your first visit to our campus, you will discover why our arts programs have become a hallmark to our region, throughout the nation and across the globe. I encourage you to join us and immerse yourself in the talent and expertise of The Arts at BGSU.

Please join us April 7, 2018 for an amazing evening.  Bravo! BGSU!     

Sincerely,

Rodney Rogers Signature

Rodney K. Rogers, Ph.D.
President, Interim

ENTERTAINMENT

Our talented fine and performing arts students regale Bravo! BGSU guests with professional-level entertainment. From Broadway vignettes to musical ensembles and solos, from live painting and backstage activity to creative writing recitations, it is a night to remember.

Check back soon for details about the entertainment planned for 2018 Bravo! BGSU.

Tickets

Thank you for your interest in attending Bravo! BGSU 2018 and supporting student scholarships in the arts at Bowling Green State University. 

To purchase tickets and/or inquire about sponsorships, please contact Kristina Devine in the University Advancement Division at 419-372-9213 or email at kmdevin@bgsu.edu Tickets

 

THE ARTS AT BGSU – THE CROSSROADS OF TRADITION AND INNOVATION

the arts logo orangeComprised of the School of Art, the Department of Theatre & Film, the Creative Writing program, the College of Musical Arts and the Dance program, The Arts at BGSU function as an interdisciplinary unit, fostering a culture of creativity on our campus and in our community.

The School of Art provides a nurturing environment, encouraging students to express their creative voice in a school where art is innovative, vibrant, and full of possibilities. 

Theatre and Film majors are actively involved in all aspects of production and performance – a key to future success. BGSU alumni can be found in front of the camera and behind it, as well as onstage, backstage and in all aspects of theater and film.

Creative Writing emphasizes the fine arts element of its degree. Works by alumni can be found in bookstores, magazines and online.

Widely known as one of the country's outstanding collegiate music programs in music education and contemporary music, the College of Musical Arts prepares students to be educators, performers, and scholars on an international level, inspiring alumni to Pulitzer and Grammy level achievements. 

The Dance program is designed to expand dance competencies and stresses the interdisciplinary nature of dance as a creative art form, as a humanities area and as an integral part of human movement.

The Arts at BGSU form creative intersections to experience the depth of tradition and the spark of the new – a synergy of interactions extending the boundaries of knowledge and imagination.  

2018 SPONSORS:

 

Presenting Sponsor:

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GOLD Patron:

BGSU Foundation, Inc.

Bronze Patrons:

Joseph and Judith Conda Family Fund Of The Toledo Community Foundation
Karol Spencer '79

Lois Brecklen '69 

Patrons:

BGSU ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
JILL HERSHBERGER NOLAN ’86 AND KENNETH NOLAN
DR. DUWAYNE AND DOROTHY '62, '69 HANSEN
THOMAS D. AND DIANNE S. KLEIN
MARTHA WRIGHT MOON

PRESENTING SPONSOR

PNC

GOLD PATRON

BGSU Foundation, Inc.

SILVER PATRON

Mary Ellen Mazey, Ph.D.

BRONZE PATRON

BGSU Dining

PATRONS

BGSU Alumni Association
Karol H. Spencer
Robert W. And Patricia A. Maurer
Karen J. Merrels
Dr. Donald M. Shafer ’67, ’88 and Ms. Katherine Stokes-Shafer
Mr. Thomas '72 and Mrs. Kathleen Donnell
Bill and Carol Mathis
Ohio Logistics
Jill Hershberger Nolan '86 and Kenneth Nolan
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Joseph and Judith Conda Family Fund Of The Toledo Community Foundation
Lois Brecklen ’69
Rodney Rogers '81 and Sandra Earle
Larry ’56 and Tricia Miles
Martha Wright Moon
Gerald ’54 and Nancy ’55 Rader
Chris and Ellen Dalton
Mike & Sara Kuhlin
Ray & Dr. Theresa Popp Braun
Dr. Duwayne and Dorothy ’62, ’69 Hansen
Shirley Mercer Paley '67 and Lloyd Paley
Shea and Trudy McGrew
David '71 and Shirley Levey

Presenting Sponsor

PNC

Gold Patron

BGSU Foundation, Inc.

Patrons

Ray '80 and Theresa Popp '80, '85 Braun
Lois Brecklen '69
Buckeye Telesystem
Joe and Judith Conda
Gordon '87 and Laurie '89 Hamm
Dr. DuWayne and Dorothy '62, '69 Hansen
David '71 and Shirley Levey
Mary Ellen Mazey, Ph.D.
Martha Wright Moon and Fred Moon
Jill Hershberger Nolan '86 and Ken Nolan
Shirley Mercer Paley '67 and Lloyd Paley
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Presenting Sponsor

PNC

Silver Sponsor

BGSU Foundation, Inc.
BGSU Finance and Administration
BGSU Dining Services

Grand Patrons

Susan Conda
Chris and Ellen Dalton
Mary Ellen Mazey, Ph.D.
Karol Spencer '79
Raymond and Joanna Craig
David '71 and Shirley Levey
Rodney Rogers '81 and Sandra Earle
Matt Skitzki '07

 

Sponsorship

The following sponsorship levels present numerous opportunities to fund this exciting and worthwhile event and to provide scholarship support for BGSU students in the Arts.

PATRON - $1,000

Four tickets to Bravo! and the sponsors' reception, and name in program and on website. Membership in BGSU Leadership Circle recognition society.

BRONZE PATRON – $2,500

Six tickets to Bravo! and the sponsor's reception, name in program and on website, two tickets to a BGSU arts event of your choice. Membership in BGSU Leadership Circle recognition society.

SILVER PATRON - $5,000

Eight tickets to Bravo! and the sponsors' reception, name in program and on website, four tickets to a BGSU arts event of your choice, a special invitation to opening night of the Fall 2018 Opera, a greeting card designed by a Bravo! Scholar. Membership in BGSU Leadership Circle recognition society.

The fair market value of each ticket is $50 per person. The remainder is a tax-deductible contribution and will be designated for scholarships for students in the arts.

Additional sponsorship levels are available upon request.

 

To purchase tickets and/or inquire about sponsorships, please contact Kristina Devine in the University Advancement Division at 419-372-9213 or kmdevin@bgsu.edu.


Bravo! BGSU Silent Auction

Welcome to the Bravo! BGSU Silent Auction for 2018. Below is a list of the items that will be available as part of the silent auction to raise funds for scholarships in the arts at BGSU. Additional items will be added as they are donated. 

Package 1 Cleveland getaway 
Donated by BGSU Alumnus Bob Bellamy '90  

Enjoy a weekend in Cleveland that includes a one-night stay at the French Gothic Glidden House, a pre-concert brunch at Severance Restaurant and two tickets to the Cleveland Orchestra’s Prometheus Project concert at Severance Hall. Conducted by Franz Welser-Möst, the concert will feature the music of Ludwig von Beethoven and provide a “look at new approaches to his work, to enliven and deepen our understanding of his genius.” The Cleveland Orchestra will perform Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6 (“Pastoral”), his ode to nature that is a masterpiece of simplicity and sincerity and a timeless piece depicting life of the countryside; Symphony No. 2, written during the decline of his hearing; and Leonore Overture No. 3, Beethoven’s foray into opera.

Package 2 Flight Center 
Donated by BG Flight Center's Kevin and Christine Doering

Take your first step toward learning to fly a plane with a one-hour flight class within the BG Flight Center simulator at Bowling Green State University. Your lesson, guided by a BGSU Flight Instructor, will jumpstart your path to learning how to fly a plane.

Package 3 Cleveland Indians stadium 
Donated by BGSU Alumnus Curtis Danburg '96

For Cleveland Indians fans, or baseball fans in general, this package includes four box tickets for a 2018 Cleveland Indians regular season game (excludes Opening Day), plus a fabulous behind-the-scenes facility tour, including batting practice.

Package 4 Marissa Riffle
Donated by BGSU Dining Services

Foodies will delight in this special gourmet experience. You and up to 9 of your family and friends can enjoy this unique opportunity to learn or watch as BGSU Executive Chef Marissa Riffle prepares a fabulous meal for consumption. This offer excluses the month of April, the last week of August and during BGSU’s Homecoming  Week (date not yet determined). One to two weeks’ notice is required.   

Package 5 Hamilton logo

Donated by Mike and Sara Kuhlin

This package can secure your seat to see the hit musical “Hamilton” at the historic CBIC Theatre in Chicago Saturday, Sept. 2, 2018 at 8 PM. The tickets are in Orchestra Center, Row K, Seats 101-102 (on the aisle). The show–which has been called “Irresistible” by Variety, “instantly memorable” by Entertainment Weekly and hailed as “a new generation in musical theater” by Vogue–is about American’s Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies. The play, which blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B and Broadway, is the story of America then, told by America now.

Package 6 Mud Hens 
Donated by the Toledo Mud Hens

Ready for the "big leagues"?  You can have your chance to show what you've got as you throw out the first pitch at a Toledo Mud Hens game. The package also includes four tickets for you and three friends or family members to stay and enjoy the game. The successful "pitcher" will work with the Mud Hens to determine game date.

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Details are pending.

Package 9 Toledo Symphony
Donated by the Toledo Symphony Orchestra

Select your seats and enjoy a season of musical delights when you receive two subscriptions (season tickets) to the Toledo Symphony Orchestra Classics Series. The highest bidder has the choice of attending the Friday or Saturday evening concerts.

 

Package 10 Bridgestone Golf
Donated by BGSU Alumnus Mark Barchony '90

For the true golf-lover, add to your collection a pin flag autographed by professional golfer and golf commentator Peter Jacobsen plus a dozen Bridgestone golf balls for your next rounds of golf. 

Package 11 12 Student Artwork 
Donated by the BGSU Alumni Association

Details are pending.

Package 11 12 Student Artwork 
Donated by the BGSU Alumni Association

Details are pending.

Package 13 Jess Summers Paintings2    Package 13 Jess Summers Paintings1 
Donated by BGSU Alumna Jessica Summers '14  

BGSU Alumna Jessica Summers '14 draws inspiration from actual spaces within her house. This pair of paintings— Master Bathroom - Morning, and Bedroom - Morning—are from the "Moments of Light and Shadow" series that were part of her MFA thesis exhibition.They both are 10" x 10" Oil on Panel. For more information about her work, visit jesssummers.com

Bravo! BGSU Scholars

2017 - 2018 Bravo! Scholarship recipients have been announced!.

In its inaugural year, Bravo! BGSU raised more than $60,000 to fund scholarships for students in the fine and performing arts at Bowling Green State University.

This scholarship money is crucial for our arts students. With these funds, departments attract and retain top-notch, talented students for our high caliber programs. The arts programs are rigorous and demand the majority of students’ time. Many students are in class, training, and rehearsals all day and have to use their other precious time for their studies. The Bravo! BGSU scholarship dollars are so important for helping students fund their education.

Featured Scholars

Jillian Fournier
Jabri Johnson

The following is a list of the scholars and their major:

David Abbuhl, Trumpet
Yuna Ahn, School of Art
Alan Albrecht, Jazz Bass
Hailey Ameling, School of Art
Joseph Amstutz, Theatre/Costume Shop
Victoria Anderson, Soprano
Sydney St. André, Film/Video/Multimedia
Harmon Andrews, Theatre/Acting
Emily Avaritt, School of Art
Sean Baker, Tuba
Sam Beery, Saxophone
Adam Behrendt, Double Bass
Isabelle Bement, Horn
Denise Biljes, School of Art
Anna Birkemeier, Voice
Alexandra Bishop, School of Art
Jennifer Bouck, Clarinet
Seth Bowser, Saxophone
Macey Braden, Theatre/Stage Management
Jacob Braslawsce, Saxophone
David Bratnick, Film/Video/Multimedia
Roman Brown, School of Art
Brandon Bryant, Tenor
Brianna Buck, Saxophone
Brock Burkett, Tenor
Erin Burks, Voice
Jacquelyn Burns, Soprano
Christian Bush, Tuba
Zachary Byrne, Horn
Katherine Campbell, Saxophone
Kun Cao, piano
Samantha Carr, Oboe
Trent Clayton, School of Art
Erick Collier, School of Art
Natalie Conklin, Euphonium
Eric Cooper, Percussion
Audrey Craddick, Theatre/Acting
Tajj Crowder, Voice
Victoria Cutway, School of Art
Kevin Daniel, Bassoon
Alexis Davis, Clarinet
Emma Davis, Bassoon
Alexis Dedes, School of Art
Clara Delgado, School of Art
Fawn Denbow, School of Art
Stephanie Depauw, Clarinet
Joey Deutsch, School of Art
Nia Dewberry, Violin
Emma Dickey, Theatre/Costume Shop
Grace Dickmann, Flute
Lindsay Diesing, Double Bass
Laura Dirksen, School of Art
Gramm Drennen, Cello
Stephen Dubetz, Clarinet
Nicole Edelbrock, School of Art
Kelly Ellis, Bassoon
Anna Eyink, Violin
Emily Fenner, School of Art
Amory Fout, Viola
Taylor Francis, Flute
Emilie Frazier, School of Art
Matthew Gebhardt, Violin
Avery Gerwin, Tenor
Allison Grayson, Film/Video/Multimedia
Nicole Grimone, Saxophone
Michael Hambrick, Baritone
Stephanie Harden, Theatre/Scene Shop
Colin Harsh, Percussion
Sara Hart, Cello
Nicole Headlam, School of Art
Samantha Heath, Voice
Allyson Henlein, School of Art
Aaron Hill, Tenor
Gretchen Hill, Bb Clarinet
Emily Hirzel, School of Art
Parker Holben, Euphonium
Helen Holman, School of Art
Andrew Hosler, Saxophone
Hayley Hoss, Soprano
Logan Hostetler, Saxophone
Zhanglin Hu, Piano
Sarah Hunter, Composition
Madeline Hutchinson, Trumpet
Christopher Hutras, Violin
Rachel Immel, School of Art
Jessica James, Soprano
Jonathan Jandourek, Horn
Christopher Jeffer, Double Bass
Scott Jones, School of Art
Ling Na Kao, Violin
Meadow Kaye, School of Art
Nathan Kester, Jazz Saxophone
Ezra Kinnell, Film/Video/Multimedia
Kay Kleingers, Theatre/Scene Shop
Kristopher Krotzer, Theatre/Acting
Mikaela Kroyer, Bassoon
Tim Krueger, Bass
Allison Kubago, Theatre/Scene Shop
Drew LaVercombe, School of Art
Francesca Leo, Flute
Andrew Lewis, Cello
Athena Li, Piano
Xi Li, Piano
Yuefeng Liu, Piano
Nora Long, Theatre/Stage Management
Christina Lopez, School of Art
Evin Luettke, School of Art

Xiaohui Ma, Piano
Clayton Mabry, Tuba
Logan Maccariella, Piano
Cessna Manalili, School of Art
Ashley Mania, Bassoon
Alan Martinez, Flute
Konnor Masell, Trumpet
Abigail Maser, Piano
Graeme Materne, Composition
Taylor McIntyre, Jazz Guitar
Kelli McKee, School of Art
Lelauni McKee, Viola
Emily McPherson, Saxophone
Kathryn Meenan, School of Art
Carlie Merlo, Film/Video/Multimedia
Emma Mills, Saxophone
Glenn Mills, Trumpet
David Mirarchi, Jazz Saxophone
Courtney Moreland, School of Art
Thomas Morris, Oboe
Kevin Morrison, Composition
Steven Naylor, Piano
Megan O'Brien, School of Art
Anna Parchem, Theatre/Acting
Jhane Perdue, Voice
Lindsie Pfeiffer, School of Art
Ryan Pietrowski, School of Art
Audrey Pirtle, Bb Clarinet
Matthew Raisky, Piano
Nathaniel Ramsdell, Composition
Tyler Ramsdell, School of Art
Anna Randazzo, Theatre/Acting
Erin Redick, Percussion
Erin Reen, School of Art
Grace Restivo, Trumpet
Gyona Rice, School of Art
Bryana Riedlinger, Flute
Claudia Riedy, School of Art
Carly Riegger, School of Art
Isabella Riley, Cello
Kaleb Ringler, Cello
Elizabeth Ritter, Flute
Aaron Roos, Baritone
Abraham Roos, Baritone
David Rummel, School of Art
Paige Rupert, School of Art
Kendra Sachs, Bb Clarinet
Jared Saenz, Jazz Saxophone
Zachary Sanford, Voice
Collin Schafer, Trumpet
Tyler Schreiber, Tuba
Corey Schwartzkopf, Horn
Robert Seibert, Percussion
Allison Selley, Viola
Luke Serrano, Voice
Rebecca Shields, Horn
Bekah Shininger, School of Art
Madi Short, Theatre/Acting
Benjamin Silberman, Violin
Corinna Sleiman, Flute
Jacob Smith, Jazz Saxophone
Maria Smith, Theatre/Costume Shop
Jack Smolenski, Bassoon
Mary Solomon, Violin
Jack Spencer, School of Art
Maria Srdic, Piano
Phanuwat Sripramodya, Piano
Candice Stalczynski, Tuba
Joseph Starks, Double Bass
Natalie Sterba, Violin
Jaclynn Stevenson, Film/Video/Multimedia
Lauren Stitle, Trombone
Tyler Strayer, Baritone
Hannah Stroth, Voice
Stephen Strouse, Trumpet
Madison Stump, Bb Clarinet
Emma Stumpf, Bb Clarinet
Jeff Sullivan, Theatre/Scene Shop
Tyler Suter, School of Art
Rachel Sykes, School of Art
Alysha Szczublewski, Viola
Yongtong Tan, Piano
Samantha Tartamella, Flute
Rachel Thornsberry, Alto
Emily Topilow, Violin
Leah Tracy, Voice
Kimberly Tumblin, School of Art
Michael van Riper, Clarinet
Lillian Vandenberg, Clarinet
Varis Vatcharanukul, Piano
Varissara Vatcharanukul, Piano
Jacob Vaughn, Percussion
Stephaney Vietor, Theatre/Stage Management
Amy Wagner, School of Art
Mitchell Warren, School of Art
Lindsay Watkins, Violin
Samuel Weibel, Trombone
Katlyn Wendel, Piano
Vayda Wilson, School of Art
Ava Wirth, Oboe
Hanqui Xu, Piano
Alexa York, Trumpet
Monica Yost, Flute
Libby Zamiska, Theatre/Costume Shop
Qincheng Zeng, Piano
Frances Zengel, Percussion
Zhanxiang Zhang, Piano
Hannah Zitzelberger, School of Art

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