September Events at California Lutheran University

September Events at California Lutheran University 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks

Shakespeare: A Celebration
Though Thursday, Sept. 28

Kwan Fong Gallery of Art and Culture

William Shakespeare-inspired art will be exhibited this summer at California Lutheran University while the annual Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival takes place on the Thousand Oaks campus.

“Shakespeare: A Celebration” will be on display through Thursday, Sept. 28, in the Kwan Fong Gallery of Art and Culture.

Bankside Gallery in London displayed the first version of this exhibit in 2016 in collaboration with the Globe Theatre to mark the 400th anniversary of the playwright’s death.

At the Kwan Fong, a range of paintings and prints by artists from the British Royal Watercolour Society and the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers will relate to Shakespeare’s life and plays includingHamlet,” “Macbeth,” “Romeo and Juliet,” “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” “The Merchant of Venice,” “Twelfth Night”, “The Tempest,” “Winter’s Tale” and “Antony and Cleopatra.”

The featured artists include Corinna Button, who incorporates printmaking techniques into her paintings and ceramic sculptures, which can be found in the permanent collections of the Victoria & Albert Museum and Ashmolean Museum in England and the Jiangsu Art Gallery in China; David Brayne, whose textured paintings of abstracted figures are about open spaces and expanses; and Veta Gorner, a Russian-born printmaker who works from studios in England and Sweden.

The exhibit also features works by Hilary Adair, Jim Anderson, Margaret Ashman, Mychael Barratt, Jo Barry, Richard Bawden, June Berry, Dennis Roxby Bott, Liz Butler, John Crossley, Hilary Daltry, Anne Desmet, John Duffin, David Firmstone, Roger Harris, Julie Held, Frank Kiely, Anita Klein, Linda Landers, Sasa Marinkov, Anne Marlow, Mike Middleton, Julia Midgley, Bridget Moore, Sumi Perera, Simon Pierse, Richard Pikesley, Geoffrey Pimlott, Neil Pittaway, Trevor Price, Peter Quinn, Mark Raggett, Denis Ryan, Peter S. Smith, Richard Sorrell, Sandy Sykes, Bren Unwin, Roy Willingham, Judy Willoughby and Joseph Winkelman.

All of the works will be for sale and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the gallery.

This year, the Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival will run from June 30 through Aug. 6 and feature “Love’s Labour’s Lost” and “Julius Caesar.”

The exhibit is free. The gallery is located in Soiland Humanities Center at 120 Memorial Parkway. It is open to the public from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

For more information, contact Rachel T. Schmid at 805-493-3697 or visit

Center for Nonprofit Leadership

Inaugural Year Reception

Kim Klein, keynote speaker

Thursday, Sept. 7, 5:30–7:30 p.m.

Lundring Events Center

The Center for Nonprofit Leadership presents a lighthearted evening in celebration of the first anniversary of its re-launching, with a keynote address by author and fundraising trainer Kim Klein. The fun includes networking, music, refreshments and hors d’oeuvres.

The mission of this Cal Lutheran center is to build the leadership and management capacity of regional nonprofits while serving the sector as a thought leader.

Admission is free; RSVP is required. For information and to RSVP, contact Leanne Blackwell at (805) 493-3740 or [email protected].

Lunchtime Organ Recital Series

Joseph Peeples

Fridays, Sept. 8, Oct. 13, Nov. 10 and Dec 8, at 12:30 p.m.

Samuelson Chapel

Adjunct faculty member Joseph Peeples showcases the 2,109-pipe Borg Petersen Memorial Organ in 30-minute recitals on the second Friday of each month. Varied works for all audiences. Attendees are encouraged to bring lunch.

Admission is free. For information, call Campus Ministry at (805) 493-3228 or visit

The Love & Loss Project

Saturday, Sept. 9, 8 p.m.; Sunday, Sept. 10, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m.

Preus-Brandt Forum

The Love & Loss Project is a documentary theater project based on the true stories of people who have lost a life partner. Playwright/director Claytie Mason of Nebunele Theatre has worked closely with Hospice of the Conejo and their grief support community to create a moving production about partnership and resilience.

In collaboration with concert musicians Rebecca Jackson, Lisa Weinstein and Tiffany Richardson of Sound Impact, singer-songwriter Melissa Thatcher, physical theater creator Brynna Jourden, and visual artist Molly Millar.

General admission is $25, seniors $15, students $10. Sponsored by the Theatre Arts Department. For information and reservations, call (805) 493-3542.

Film Screening: Rick Steves’ “Luther and the Reformation”

Monday, Sept. 18, 6:30 p.m.

Lundring Events Center

Oct. 31, 2017, marks the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, launched in Wittenberg with 95 theses by a German Augustinian monk named Martin Luther. A public broadcasting special by travel host Rick Steves explains the whats, hows and whys of it all: the economic and social context of the tumultuous period in which Europe left the Middle Ages.

The one-hour documentary was filmed in Erfurt, where Luther was ordained, Wittenberg and Rome. A discussion will follow the screening.

Admission is free. Sponsored by the Division of Mission and Identity in recognition of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. For information, contact Marisa Post at (805) 493-3589 or [email protected].

Fall Sacred Dance Celebration

Saturday, Sept. 23, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

Gilbert Sports and Fitness Center, Room 209

Join Alleluia Dance Theater for a participatory sacred dance workshop. Alleluia is a nonprofit corporation whose mission for more than 35 years has been to inspire and encourage people in their spiritual journeys through movement. The one-day workshop includes non-Western sacred drumming as well as contemporary Christian liturgical dance. Dance and drumming of Ghana is taught in the morning and traditional western liturgical dance in the afternoon. All levels of dance experience are welcome. Pack your own lunch or purchase one on campus during the break from noon to 1 p.m.

Donations to Alleluia accepted. Sponsored by the Theatre Arts Department and supported by a grant from the Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Scholarship. For information, contact Barbara Wegher-Thompson at (805) 241-8515 or [email protected].

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