Weekend begins with Marshall Center events

On a weekend already filled with events, the USF Marshall Center is contributing to campus entertainment.

Friday, the Centre Gallery is hosting an opening reception for John Gilbert, an undergraduate in the USF School of Fine Arts. His show, e.o. chaos/ composition, is “the template of chaos as a metaphor for beauty,” according to the artist’s press release.

The show will open with a feature film set to live music. Gilbert uses media such as paintings, sculptures, collages and broken windows.

After the reception for the artist, the gallery will host its second annual art raffle. The event is held to raise money for the Centre Gallery, the only student-run art gallery in the state of Florida. Students have donated their own works of art to be raffled. The criteria for the donated works included a wide range, from mixed media to collaborative works.

Proceeds from the raffle will go toward offering more educational events, awards and assistance for artists.

The same night, the Marshall Center game room will host the Friday Night Basement Band series. This is a new concert series at USF, hosting live music every Friday night. The concerts are held in the Special Events Center on the first Friday of every month, and in the games room every Friday after that. The concerts are free for USF students.

This week, two local bands, Elevated and Left Front Tire, will hit the stage a 9 p.m. The games room will provide free food and free pool tables.