Ballantyne Auditorium

Ballantyne Auditorium

Ballantyne Auditorium is Kirkwood’s 375-seat Performing Arts facility and home to the talented students involved in Music and Theatre.

Ballantyne Auditorium is located at 6301 Kirkwood Blvd. SW in Cedar Rapids. Use the south campus entrance and follow the signs to Ballantyne Auditorium. An accessible elevator is available to the left of the staircase that leads down to the auditorium.

Performing Arts Events

The faculty and staff of the Arts & Humanities department at Kirkwood Community College welcome you to the 2023-24 season of Performing Arts events. We have an exciting slate of music and theatre performances you won't want to miss!

All performances will take place in Ballantyne Auditorium unless otherwise noted.

InstaPlay! Festival Performance

Saturday, Feb. 17

7:30 p.m.

Ballantyne Auditorium


Kirkwood Vocal Jazz Festival

Friday, Feb. 23

7:30 p.m.

Ballantyne Auditorium

 

* = ticketed event. Get ticket information here

Black Women Walking*

Saturday, March 2

7:30 p.m.

Ballantyne Auditorium


Black Women Walking*

Sunday, March 3

3 p.m.

Ballantyne Auditorium


Spring Play: The Girl Who Swallowed a Cactus by Eric Coble*

Thursday, March 28

6:30 p.m.

Ballantyne Auditorium


Spring Play: The Girl Who Swallowed a Cactus by Eric Coble*

Saturday, March 30

2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Ballantyne Auditorium

 

* = ticketed event. Get ticket information here

Visual Arts

The faculty and staff of the Arts & Humanities department at Kirkwood Community College invite you to visit the Iowa Hall Gallery. In addition to rotating exhibits, we have beautiful work that will capture your heart and imagination. 

Exhibits and reception information are listed below. Everything will take place in the Iowa Hall Gallery unless otherwise noted.

Spring 2024 Gallery Hours

Monday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Tuesday: 12 to 4 p.m.

Wednesday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Thursday: 12 to 4 p.m.

Friday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Exhibit: Recent Work by Greta Songe and John Martinek

Jan. 22 to Feb. 23

Green-Plant-22.jpgGreta Songe is a painter, printmaker, illustrator, and digital artist with a commitment to craftsmanship and using hands-on artmaking as the cornerstone to her creative process. Greta received her BA in Painting and Drawing from Louisiana State University, and her MA and MFA in Painting and Printmaking from the University of Iowa. She is an Associate Professor of Art at Kirkwood Community College where she teaches Design, Drawing, Digital Art, and Art Appreciation.

 

InfluentJohn Martinek is an Iowa-based visual artist whose work explores our connection to the landscape, cityscape, and social and political commentary. John received his BA in Art from Knox College, and his MFA in Printmaking and Drawing from the University of Iowa. He is a partner/owner at Modern Roots Design Build in Iowa City where he works as a project developer and cabinetmaker.

 

Greta Songe and John Martinek reside together in Coralville, Iowa, where they enjoy making art in their home studios, cooking, biking, playing outside, and parenting their son, Emmett.

Exhibit: Mission Heliographique Revisite 2024: In the footsteps of the French photographic practitioners of 1851

March 4 to April 12

This exhibition revisits the architecture, monuments, and landscapes that comprised the notion of French National Identity with photographs by Christine Flavin, Assistant Professor of Photography at Kirkwood, and photographic placques by Kelly Koppel. 

Christine received her BA from the University of California, Berkeley, and her MFA from the University of Iowa. 

Opening reception: Thursday, March 7, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in Iowa Hall Gallery


Questions?

For more information on Kirkwood Visual and Performing Arts, contact us at:

Arts & Humanities
2092 Cedar Hall
319-398-4913
arts@kirkwood.edu