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  Events for September 14, 2017

Bergren Forum - Nancy Evangelista, Cecilia Beach and students

- Location: Nevins Theatre, Powell Campus Center
(12:10 PM - 1:00 PM)
The Bergren Forum sponsored by the Division of Human Studies, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the Provost's Office will be meeting at 12:10 p.m., Thursday September 14 in Nevins Theatre, Powell Campus Center.

Bring a brown bag lunch, coffee and tea will be provided.

Speaker: Nancy Evangelista, Cecilia Beach and students
Topic: "Water for Haiti: Observations from the Field"
In March of 2017, six Alfred University students and three faculty members travelled to Haiti to participate in the Haiti Outreach community wells project. The lessons learned were not just about water, but also about social justice, community, and opportunity. Photos, stories, personal reflections from our journey together will be shared.

Artist’s Lecture by Kelcy Chase Folsom

- Location: Nevins Theatre
(4:30 PM - 6:30 PM)
Sponsored by: New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University

This faculty lecture will be an overview of the professional practices and works of Ceramic Artist Kelcy Chase Folsom. He received his MFA in Ceramics from University of Colorado Boulder and his BFA from Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia. He has been a resident artist at numerous residencies including the Center for Ceramics in Berlin, Germany, The Hambidge Center in Rabun Gap, Georgia, and The Clay Studio in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His work has been shown in over forty exhibitions nationwide. Folsom has taught at The George Washington University, The Corcoran College of Art and Design, Maryland Institute College of Art, and University of the Arts. He is currently the Robert C. Turner Teaching Fellow in Ceramic Art at the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. He lives and works in Alfred, New York.

Artist Statement:
My romantic life, at once tender and desperate, is the substance of my work. More specifically, I am interested in the ways that I project and receive desire (as Roland Barthes said, “I am devoured by desire, the impulse to be happy”), and negotiate my own relative experiences within it. This endless exchange between lovers – the absences, the expectations, the gravities, the intimacies, the small catastrophes – is the realm into which I want to invite viewers.

Reality Practice: finding what matters to you and your work

- Location: Binns C (206)
(4:30 PM - 5:30 PM)
- Link: artist's website

In conjunction with her exhibition, “Real Lookers,” at the Cohen Gallery, Desiree Des will give a talk on finding communities of consequence for artists and their work, posing this as an alternative goal to traditional commercial gallery success. She’ll present ideas on the development of a sustainable arts practice, sharing practical resources, and considering the notion of success, however it may be defined. The lecture includes examples of art in contexts beyond the conventional gallery system and highlight various approaches—including her own—to navigating the world with art.

Sponsored by the Division of Expanded Media and the Cohen Gallery

CSA (Caribbean Student Association)

- Location: ICU
(7:00 PM - 8:00 PM)
-Very diverse club
-Learn about the different countries
-Involves fun activities