Opening reception is Thursday, Oct. 8, 5-7 pm

This national exhibit builds on a show organized by the San Jose arts center MACLA in 2014, but adds works by a half-dozen new artists. The expanded roster includes Brendan Baylor, Compass, Critical Art Ensemble, Yvonne Escalante, Yolanda Guerra, Robert Kocher, Kong Chun Yeep, ... read more

  • Thu Oct 8 - Sun Jan 3 2015
  • CSPS Hall

Chinese-born artist Rock Tai grew up “under the direct influence” of hip hop culture. “Creating street art and breakdancing were all I knew,” he says.

Rock’s paintings blend graffiti staples like spray paint and stencils with the more traditional acrylics and sumi ink. His stunning works celebrate a world of diversity, from minor... read more

  • Thu Nov 5 - Sun Nov 29 2015
  • CSPS Commons Gallery

Produced by Oisín Mac Diarmada of award-winning lrish group Téada, the hugely popular Irish Christmas in America show features top Irish musicians, singers and dancers in an engaging performance rich in history, humor and boundless energy.

This family-friendly performance features evocatively sung Irish ballads and holiday carols, lively... read more

Iowa-born/Minneapolis-based The Pines have created a loyal following for their lush, layered sound and poetic lyrics inspired by the land and folklore of the American Midwest. Bridging the folk, roots and indie worlds with their modern take on American music, frontmen/songwriters Benson Ramsey and David Huckfelt share a common musical language r... read more

With multiple IBMA awards for Entertainer of the Year (2012 and 2013), Vocal Group of the Year (2011 and 2013), and Song of the Year (2010 and 2013), the Gibson Brothers are among the most exciting and respected acts in contemporary bluegrass. In addition to their haunting brother duets, exquisite songwriting and infectious personalities, Eric a... read more

Opening Artist Reception Thu Dec 3,  5:00 - 7:00 pm

The drawings and paintings of Coralville artist John Martinek are a personal search for meaning and unity in an increasingly disconnected world. Lingering Fragments is made up of works bent on tinkering and reorganizing what is.

Martinek begins by setting ... read more

  • Thu Dec 3 - Sun Jan 3 2015
  • Commons Gallery, CSPS

At 73, Bryan Bowers is perhaps the world’s most accomplished living autoharp player.  “This man makes more music from an autoharp than you can imagine from a 12-string guitar and a harpsichord combined,” said The Washington Times. “He has more stage presence and charisma than any stage performer in recent memory.”

Bower... read more

  • 7:00 pm
  • Sun Jan 24 2016
  • CSPS Hall
  • $16 advance | $19 door

SPT Theatre Company serves up another season of Tales from the Writers’ Room

Featuring the original musings of the members of the Writers’ Room, Tales is an evening of sketch comedy and drama, monologue, poetry and live music provided by SPT and musical guests

February 12-13 – “I Yam What I Ya... read more