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  Events for January 31, 2014

Saxon Swap

- Location: The Launch Pad, Powell Campus Center
(11:00 AM - 3:00 PM)
Purchase or exchange brand-name, gently used clothing. Find great clothes at ridiculously low prices.

Saxon Guild

- Location: The Launch Pad, Powell Campus Center
(4:00 PM - 8:00 PM)
Weekly video game rentals and card sales. Also look for tournaments on select nights.

Sarah Anne Johnson Lecture

- Location: Nevins Theater
(4:30 PM - 7:30 PM)
Sarah Anne Johnson Lecture

Date: Friday, Jan. 31
Location: Nevins Theater
Time: 4:30 P.M.
Cost to Attend Event: Free/open to public
Sponsored by: Division of Drawing, Painting, and Photography in the School of Art and Design

Canadian artist Sarah Anne Johnson uses photography, sculpture, installation. and performance to explore complicated personal histories, environmental realities. and an unsustainable idealism. Ranging from the intimate to the overwhelming, Johnson constructs worlds haunted by memory and fringed with optimism.

In her series ‘Arctic Wonderland,’ Johnson creates a world of science fiction, envisioning a dystopian future by painting, digitally manipulating and embossing photographs. Large, geometric structures loom on the horizon, atmospheric bubbles enclose cities, and the sun is obscured as the apocalypse draws near. Johnson reflects on the sublime through a shuddering view of the future.

Sarah Anne Johnson has exhibited extensively, both nationally and internationally, including the Guggenheim in New York, the AGO in Toronto, and Mass MoCA in North Adams. Her work has been published and reviewed in the New York Times, Art Forum, New York Magazine and the Village Voice.

Johnson’s work is held in the collections of the Guggenheim and the Yale University Art Gallery and she is represented by the Julie Saul Gallery in New York City, and the Stephen Bulger Gallery in Toronto.

Johnson received her MFA from Yale University in 2004.

Men’s Basketball -Away

- Location: Utica
(6:00 PM - 8:00 PM)
vs. Utica

’Photo Exhibition’

- Location: Robert C. Turner Gallery
(7:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
Date: Friday, Jan. 31
Location: Robert C. Turner Gallery
Time: 7 - 9 P.M.
Cost to Attend Event: Free/open to public

"Photo Exhibition" is a group exhibition curated by Lydia McCarthy’s Digital Photo class that celebrates the new and innovative artistic processes through digital platforms and the progressive ways of image-making.

The student artists to be featured are Kelsey Adams, Jennifer Anderson, Allison Argento, Kyrie Berezuk, Alexa Buckheit, Allison Derwallis, Emily Eisenberg, Amanda Gere, Kaelyn Haggerty, Christine Krauss, Amelia Maslen, Emily Schell, Samantha Schem, and Naiwen Zhang.

’New Mythologies’: Open Reception

- Location: Fosdick Nelson Gallery
(7:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
"New Mythologies: Supernatural States and Polar Exploration" - Curated by Lydia McCarthy

Date: Jan. 31 - Feb. 23
Location: Fosdick Nelson Gallery
Open Reception: Friday, Jan. 31
Time: 7 - 9 P.M.
Cost to Attend Event: Free/open to public
Gallery Hours: Monday through Friday 11 A.M.-4 P.M./Saturday & Sunday 1-3 P.M.

Five artists re-imagine the Nordic landscape, using photography to create alternate realities that dazzle and quietly threaten. Each artist adopts an experimental, manipulated approach to the medium, constructing place and disorienting the viewer.

Artists include: Scott Alario, Simen Johan, Sarah Anne Johnson, Lydia Anne McCarthy, and Grant Willing.

Bowling Night

- Location: Outside of Powell
(7:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
- Attachment 1: Bowling_Night_AU.pdf
Join the Alfred Newman Club for a fun night of bowling!

Meet outside of Powell at 7 P.M.

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Dinner and a Movie - Trip to Wellsville

- Location: Bus departs from the 1st floor entrance, PCC
(7:00 PM - 11:30 PM)
Come take a complimentary shuttle bus to downtown Wellsville for a Friday night of activity. There are several restaurants, a first-run movie theate,r and the Wellsville Creative Arts Center to keep you entertained for the evening.

New Mythologies Opens at Fosdick-Nelson Gallery

- Location: Fosdick-Nelson Gallery
(7:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
The Fosdick-Nelson Gallery at Alfred University is proud to present New Mythologies: Supernatural States and Polar Exploration an exhibition featuring the photographs of Scott Alario, Simen Johan, Sarah Anne Johnson, Lydia Anne McCarthy and Grant Willing. The exhibition, curated by Lydia Anne McCarthy, will open with an artist’s reception on January 31st from 7-9pm and will be on view through February 23, 2014. Sarah Anne Johnson will be giving an Artist’s Talk prior to the opening reception on January 31st at 4:30pm in Nevins Theatre. Lydia Anne McCarthy and Scott Alario will give a Gallery Talk on Wednesday, February 12th at noon. All events are free and open to the public.

The artists in the exhibition re-imagine the Nordic landscape, using photography to create alternate realities that both dazzle and quietly threaten. Inspired by the stark environment, extremes of dark and light, folklore, personal history and contemporary culture, each artist eschews the bounds of the traditional photograph in exchange for an experimental, manipulated approach, constructing place and disorienting the viewer. While the tools used are varied, each artist’s work alludes to the uncertainty of our present moment and its convergence with the past.

The Fosdick-Nelson Gallery is located on the third floor of Harder Hall on the Alfred University campus. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday 11am to 4pm, and 1-3pm on Saturday and Sunday. For more information about this show or upcoming events visit the website at: or contact Director, Sharon McConnell at

Women’s Basketball - Away

- Location: Utica
(8:00 PM - 10:00 PM)
vs. Utica

Laser Tag

- Location: Health and Wellness Center (McLane Annex)
(8:00 PM - 12:00 AM)
Need we say more?! Equipment provided.