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Kellie Gillespie with nail sculptureMetal angel wings and abstract, red welded nails make up just two of the five student sculptures on display as part of Sonoma State University's COMMENCE: Sculpture Projects 2017, on display May 10-May 21. The central theme of the exhibitions this year is the power of connection and unity.

The Sonoma State University BFA Exhibition runs April 27 through May 21 in the University Art Gallery on campus. The public is invited to a free reception with the student artists on Thursday, April 27, 4-6 p.m. in the University Art Gallery.

zachary gordinSonoma State University vocal instructor and acclaimed baritone Zachary Gordin will perform with pianist Bryan Nies to present for an intimate recital of vocal music highlighting the works of Venezuelan-French composer Reynaldo Hahn at 7:30 p.m. on April 27 in Schroeder Hall at the Green Music Center.

earth day poolSonoma State University is hosting several events throughout the week of April 17 for a special Earth Day celebration, including a volunteer-led sustainable renovation of a small lawn on campus to a water-friendly alternative.

navarro trioSonoma State University's chamber ensemble-in-residence Navarro Trio will close out their 25th season on campus with pieces from Beethoven, Taneyev and Dvořák in Schroeder Hall at the Green Music Center, April 23 at 2 p.m.

gmc summer seasonDiana Krall, Gloria Estefan, Jake Owen, Common, Kenny G and many more highlight the summer 2017 season at Sonoma State University's Green Music Center. The fifth summer season at Weill Hall at the Green Music Center includes 15 outstanding performances spanning the genres of country, pop, Latin, folk, rock, jazz and bluegrass.

projectcensored.pngProject Censored Director Mickey Huff is scheduled to give a keynote speech about "fake news" on Tuesday, Apr. 4 in the Student Center Ballrooms as part of the third annual Social Justice Week at Sonoma State University. The annual conference this year features 30 free events including lectures, film screenings, panel discussions and more scheduled on the Sonoma State campus April 3-7.

leela danceSonoma State University is hosting a pair of premieres at the Green Music Center with the world premiere of Leela Dance Collective's kathak dance drama "Son of the Wind" at Weill Hall on April 8 and the West Coast premiere of the restored 1948 Hindi film "Kalpana" in Schroeder Hall on April 7.

Ocelot by Mindy KralThe University Art Gallery at Sonoma State University is holding a public reception for the annual Juried Student Exhibition on Thursday, Mar. 30, 4-6 p.m. The exhibition will be on display through April 23. Jurors for this exhibition are artist Randy Colosky and artist and Santa Rosa Junior College Art Professor Claudia Morales McCain.

black panthersSonoma State University is hosting a reception and panel discussion for "Revolutionary Grain: Celebrating the Spirit of the Black Panther Party in Portraits and Stories" in the 2North Gallery in the University Library on Monday, Mar. 27, 4-6 p.m. The panel will feature four former Black Panther Party members and photographer Suzun Lucia Lamaina. Admission is free.

marco calavitaWhy would Hollywood make a 90-minute documentary about a three-minute scene? When it's the famous shower scene from Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho," Sonoma State University Communications Department Chair Marco Calavita says there's plenty to talk about -- and he does, as one of the interview subjects alongside stars like Elijah Wood, Guillermo del Toro and Danny Elfman in "78/52," a documentary that premiered this year at the Sundance Film Festival.

starsSonoma State University's 41-year-old observatory will be getting a much-needed facelift this spring. It will continue hosting astronomy classes, faculty and student research and free public viewing nights when it reopens in fall 2017.

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