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September 30, 2023

Welcome to the monthly arts newsletter from the School of Art & Design + Performing Arts Division at Alfred university. This newsletter highlights stories and news from faculty, staff, students and alumnx in addition to recent and upcoming on campus arts events and programs.
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Save the date: Weekend to honor former art faculty Andy Brady

An event honoring the late Andy Brady, former professor of printmaking in Alfred University’s School of Art and Design, will be held Sept. 8-10 on the Alfred University campus. Brady, who taught at Alfred in the 1970s, is one of the founders of the University’s printmaking program, one of the most innovative and renowned in the country.

 
 
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Arts Speaker Series and Alfred Art Walk 2023-2024

The Arts Speaker Series presented by the School of Art & Design + Performing Arts Division will take place the third Thursday of every month during the academic calendar. The lecture series is held in Nevins Theater in the Powell Campus Center on the Alfred University campus at 4:30pm. The series coincides with the Alfred Art Walk, also on the third Thursday of every month and is free and open to the public. The Visiting Artists & Scholars Committee is pleased to present the series of lectures given by established artists from a range of arts disciplines.

 
 
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Call for Artist Residency Applicants at the Institute for Electronic Arts

The Institute for Electronic Arts is accepting applications for the Experimental Media and Technology Arts Residency Program. This residency program provides opportunities for a diverse group of artists that advances careers and knowledge of developing media studio technologies and practices. We support experimentation that can be instrumental in the production of an expanding and culturally significant catalog of time-based and new media artworks. The application deadline is September 30, 2023

 
 
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School of Art & Design + Performing Arts Division Welcomes New Faculty and Staff

The School of Art & Design + Performing Art Division are pleased to welcome new faculty and staff to campus this semester.

 
 
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IEA Hosting Resident Artists Fall Semester 2023

Alfred University’s Institute for Electronic Arts, School of Art and Design, is hosting a number of resident artists in the Fall Semester 2023. The Institute for Electronic Arts is a high technology research studio facility within the School of Art and Design, NYSCC, Alfred University, New York. The IEA encourages and supports projects that involve interactive multi-media systems, experimental sonic/video production, digital imaging, and publications. The IEA is committed to developing cultural interactions spurred by technological experimentation and artistic investigations.

 
 
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Arts Alumnx News September 2023

Recent alumnx news from the School of Art & Design + Performing Arts Division. Arts Alumnx News is produced by the marketing and communications office in the School of Art & design + Performing Arts Division and is published monthly in the This Month in the Arts newsletter. The feature aims to shine a spotlight on news and accomplishments of our amazing alumnx. To submit an item please email arts@alfred.edu with "alumnx news" in the subject line. Please include name, graduation year, and degree.

 
 
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Sikora's artwork included in exhibition at Ferrin Contemporary

Alfred University Professor Linda Sikora is represented in the exhibition ARE WE THERE YET, currently on display at the Ferrin Contemporary gallery, located on the campus of the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA), in North Adams MA. Sikora is a Professor of Ceramic Art in the School of Art and Design.

 
 
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Assistant Professor of Photography Kelsey Sucena to give talk on Fire Island

Assistant Professor of Photograph Kelsey Sucena has been invited to participate in Trans Celebration Weekend in Cherry Grove on Fire Island later this month

 
 
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Professor of Music Emerita Luanne Crosby will perform with Finger Lakes Opera

Luanne Crosby, professor emerita of music at Alfred University, will perform as a member of the chorus for Finger Lakes Opera's (FLO) production of Guiseppe Verdi's monumental masterpiece, Aida.

 
 
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Alfred University professor Meg Bernstein participates at conference in England

Meg Bernstein, assistant professor of art history, participated in a conference at the University of York (England) June 26-27, 2023. Bernstein also wrote an article published recently in Studies in Iconography.

 
 
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Gallery preparator Timothy Pauszek to exhibit work at Southern Tier Biennial

Timothy Pauszek, gallery preparator in Alfred University’s School of Art and Design, will exhibit two prints during this fall’s Southern Tier Biennial in Olean, NY.

 
 
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Mary Johnson, director of Foundations has work in solo exhibition in Indiana

Mary Johnson, director of Foundations in Alfred University’s School of Art and Design, had work shown in a recent solo exhibition at the ArtLink Gallery at the Auer Center for Arts & Culture, Fort Wayne, IN.

 
 
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Visiting professor of dance Erin Law creates original work for Nashville theater performances

Erin Law, visiting assistant professor of dance, created original work included in “4 Short Stories," a dance theater production featuring four Nashville, TN-based creative directors.

 
 
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Visiting professor in Performing Arts Division works on adaptation of ‘Wizard of Oz’

Ola Kraszpulska, Visiting Assistant Professor in Performance Design & Technology at Alfred University, was instrumental in the production and adaptation of the timeless classic, “The Wizard of Oz,” which opened Thursday at Geva Theatre in Rochester.

 
 
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Summer Arts Program highlights creative spirit of Alfred University

More than 100 people participated in activities offered during the 2023 Alfred Summer Arts Programs, offered by Alfred University’s School of Art & Design + Performing Arts Division in June and July.

 
 
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Anna Bray crowned 2023 Grand Prize Winner In MostArts Festival Young Pianist Competition

Sixteen-year-old Anna Bray from Sterling, VA is the 2023 Young Pianist Competition Grand Prize Winner, announced at the MostArts Festival Grand Finale Concert, Saturday, July 29, on the Alfred University campus.

 
 

Upcoming Events

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Central Receiving New Works by Trevor Bennett

Sep 01, 6:00 pm - Oct 01, 12:00 am
Cohen Gallery

Centrally located on Main Street in the village of Alfred, the Cohen Gallery is an educational art center, an ever-evolving creative hub and gathering space for students, faculty, and the community at large.

 
 
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Visiting Artist Anne Petters

Sep 06, 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Binns Merrill Hall, Room 106

Glass Sculptor Artist Talk Anne Petters is a multi media artist with a strong background in glass. She received a Diploma in Fine Arts from the Institute for Ceramics and Glass Art, Hoehr-Grenzhausen, Germany and a MFA in Sculpture/ Glass from Alfred University, New York.

 
 
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Andy Brady: Steward of Precision

Sep 08, 8:00 pm - Oct 22, 4:00 pm
Fosdick-Nelson Gallery

This exhibition presents over 25 extraordinary works from the archives of this esteemed Alfred University Professor of Printmaking (1970-76). Andy Brady: Steward of Precision at the Fosdick-Nelson Gallery. Opening reception Friday, September 8th, 6-8pm. On view September 8 - October 22, 2023

 
 
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Then & Now Alumni Pop-up Exhibition

Sep 08, 6:00 pm - Sep 10, 12:00 am
Robert Turner Gallery

A one-time transmedia showing of alumni work. Each artist can exhibit original work from their time at Alfred and/or a contemporary piece. The show will adjourn at the end of the weekend event. The exhibited will be held in the Turner Gallery and will be installed starting Thursday September 7th and run through the weekend.

 
 
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Welcome Grads! - First Year MFA Student Presentations

Sep 13, 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Harder Hall, Room Holmes Auditorium

Let's give a warm welcome to our incoming School of Art and Design MFA Graduate students. Including candidates in Electronic Arts, Ceramics, Sculpture and Painting, this pecha-kucha-style talk will offer us brief introductions and a glimpse into their innovative and exciting studio practices.

 
 
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AU Theatre auditions for MARISOL

Sep 09, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Miller Performing Arts Center, Room Rod Brown Acting Studio in Miller / room 211

The Alfred Unv Theatre Dept. is holding open call auditions for the fall show MARISOL, written by Jose Rivera. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script and are open to any AU student and/or community member, regardless of major or experience.

 
 
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WONLANDE - presented by The Echoes of Africa Dance Collective

Sep 16, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sep 16, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Miller Theater

Alfred University and the New York State DanceForce are proud to offer: Echoes of Africa - a collective of artists - dancers, choreographers and musicians that bring arts within the African Diaspora to audiences within New York State and beyond.

 
 
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Alfred Unv Theatre Dept Fundraising GARAGE SALE

Sep 17, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sep 16, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Crandall Hall Parking Lot

The Alfred University Theatre Dept. is holding a fundraising garage sale! Need an interesting outfit, a piece of furniture, a tool, or just some random bric-a-brac to decorate your wall? All that and more can be found at this unique and one of a kind event. Years of accumulated inventory from the Alfred University Theatre department is being offered in this garage sale fundraiser.

 
 
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Arts Speaker Series: Selva Aparicio, Sculpture and Dimensional Studies Randall Chair

Sep 21, 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Sep 16, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Powell Campus Center, Room Nevins Theater

Selva Aparicio: Theodore International Randall Chair in Sculpture Dimensional Studies. Selva Aparicio is an interdisciplinary artist exploring ideas of memory, intimacy, and the temporality of life through installations that celebrate the cyclicity of the natural world. Working with nature ís ephemera, including cicada wings, oyster shells, and human cadavers, her praxis is an extended death ritual which foregrounds a unique reverence for the discarded. Capturing the meanings imbued in these materials and the rituals informing their significance and sentimentality enables both the facilitation of environmental, social, and political activism through art and the creation of outlets for the public navigation of grief and mourning in a world so defined by loss.

 
 
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Alfred Art Walk

Sep 21, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sep 16, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Alfred, NY

Alfred Art Walk is a collaborative monthly venture created by the galleries in the Village of Alfred and on the campuses of Alfred University and Alfred State College in an effort to foster dialogue within the local arts communities.

 
 
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Reuben Nakian and Ashley Lyon Exhibitions

Sep 21, 5:00 pm - Dec 30, 7:00 pm
Sep 16, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Alfred Ceramic Art Museum

Two exhibitions open in the Alfred Ceramic Art Museum: Ashley Lyon: Super Real and Reuben Nakian: The Impassioned Gesture. Opening Reception September 21, 5-7pm

 
 
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A Ticket to Senegal

Sep 21, 12:00 am - Sep 29, 12:00 am
Sep 16, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Robert Turner Gallery

A Ticket to Senegal: Where One Feels at Home Opening Reception Thursday, September 21, 6-8pm Robert C. Turner Gallery. "A Ticket to Senegal" is a transformative journey which offers visitors a deep sense of belonging and connection. On view through September 29th.

 
 
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