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April 3, 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.

Alfred University MFA, BFA exhibitions scheduled

The Alfred University School of Art and Design announces the schedule for Master of Fine Arts Thesis exhibitions and Bachelor of Fine Arts exhibitions.


Alfred University Summer Arts Workshops

Alfred University School of Art & Design + Performing Arts Division offers 1 day, 1, 2 & 4 week workshops June 26 - July 22, 2023 in a variety of media areas designed for participants working at all levels: artists, teachers, community members and visiting professionals.


Alfred University offering summer BIPOC artist residency program

The Alfred University School of Art and Design is sponsoring a residency program that will provide visiting artists of color opportunities to dive into their artistic research and practice, and creative artistic endeavors within the SoAD and Division of Performing Arts studios.


Alfred University announces 2023 Marlin Miller Outstanding Seniors

Alfred University students Knox VanRenselaar and Owen Nelson have been selected to receive the 2023 Marlin Miller Outstanding Senior Award. The pair were chosen from among 11 exceptional nominees for the prestigious honor.


The Linklater Teacher Training holds its Designation Workshop at Alfred University

From June 19 to July 2, 2023, The Linklater Voice Teacher Training Committee will hold a workshop to certify a group of new teachers in the Linklater Voice Method on the Alfred University campus.


Alfred University Black Glass Arts Series initial video log episode now available

Alfred University’s School of Art and Design held its second annual Black Glass Artist Series in February. The first of two video log episodes chronicling the series, featuring Pittsburgh-based artist Percy Echols, is now available for viewing.


Alfred University Video Art, Music faculty collaborate at LangLab

Alfred University Associate Professor of Video Art Eric Souther recently joined Jason Mullen, adjunct instructor of Music at the University, in performing Ultra Nervous Music at the Performing Media Festival, at LangLab, in South Bend, IN.


Fourth-year student Gabrielle Williamson receives Ackerman Internship

The Alfred Ceramic Art Museum at Alfred University recently named Alfred University senior Gabrielle Williamson the most recent recipient of the Museum’s Jerome Ackerman Internship. ACAM extends its congratulations to Williamson.


Alfred University students at the International Flameworking Conference

On March 17–19, 2023 students from the School of Art and Design, Division of Sculpture Dimensional Studies and School of Engineering in the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University attended the 2023 International Flameworking Conference at Salem Community College in Carneys Point, NJ.


Ceramics artist Paul Briggs returns to Alfred University for lecture, gallery/poetry reading

By popular demand, Paul S. Briggs ’92 (MSEd) returns to Alfred University for a public lecture and Alfred Ceramic Art Museum gallery talk.


Slinko- Institute for Electronic Arts Resident Artist

Artist-in-Residence April 24 - May 5. Born in Ukraine, Slinko is a multidisciplinary artist living in the US. While her practice is informed by scholarship on labor, agency, and ideology, her inspiration comes from interactions with ordinary people, localized contexts, and material culture.


Alfred University School of Art and Design serves as WNY Scholastic Art and Writing Awards adjudicator

The Alfred University School of Art and Design recently served as adjudicator for the 2023 Western New York Scholastic Art and Writing Awards competition.


Dean Lauren Lake presents at 2023 College Art Association Conference

Lauren Lake, Dean of the School of Art and Design + Performing Arts Division and Chair of The Performing Arts Division, recently presented “NOW/THEN: Leadership’s Role in Developing Inclusive Educational Systems” at the 111th College Art Association (CAA) conference in New York City.


Director of Foundations Mary Johnson featured in Kolaj Magazine

Mary Johnson, Director of Foundations at Alfred University’s School of Art and Design, was recently interviewed in Kolaj Magazine, which included a photographic representation of her work


Numerous Alfred University artists to be featured in major exhibition in Stockholm

The National Museum of Sweden will unveil on March 30 the exhibition Beauty and the Unexpected, an exhibition of American art from the 1950s to today that also features a dozen artists associated with Alfred University.


Upcoming Events


RICH B*TCH by Rachel Lynett

Apr 01, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Miller Theater

A dark intersectional comedy: Five women of color. A 'bachelor party' at a 5 Star hotel. No one was expecting the proverbial (and literal) cuts that they would ultimately inflict. Theatre Production directed by Asst. Prof of Theatre Jonathan Ziese. Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Alfred Theatre Division's production of RICH B*TCH will be canceled on Thursday night March 30, 2023. A matinee will be presented SUNDAY APRIL 2, 2023 @ 2pm.


Trio of Three Continents

Apr 04, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Miller Theater

Trio from Three continents. Celebrating world heritage with Gao Hong, Kadialy Kouyaté and Leonard Jacome, show us Pipa(China), Kora(Senegal) and Harp( Venezuela), they will do workshop and concert with free admission.


CRAVE by Sarah Kane

Apr 06, 12:00 am - Apr 07, 12:00 am
Black Box Theater

Student directed capstone production, 7:30pm, April 6 & 7, 2023


Multi-Cultural Kitchen

Apr 07, 11:20 am - 1:20 pm
Harder Hall, Room IDEA Lab

The IDEA Lab is sponsoring a multi-cultural cooking workshop now on Friday, April 7 from 11:20 am to 1:20 pm in the IDEA Lab, 2nd Floor Harder Hall.


You Brought Something Into the World that Does Not Belong Here

Apr 08, 6:00 pm - Apr 11, 8:00 pm
Harder Hall, Room Robert C Turner Gallery

Opening of an MFA Thesis Exhibition by Tomáš Penc, MFA SDS Candidate 2023. On view April 8-11, 2023 in the Robert C. Turner Gallery. Opening Reception on Saturday, April 8, 6-8pm.


MFA Thesis Exhibitions

Apr 08, 12:00 am - May 05, 12:00 am
Harder Hall

MFA Thesis exhibitions from the Division of Ceramic Art (CA), Electronic Integrated Arts (EIA) and Sculpture / Dimensional Studies (SDS) are held in the Fosdick-Nelson and Robert C. Turner Galleries weekly from April 8 - May 5, 2023 with receptions on Saturdays from 6-8pm, with the exception of the last exhibition, which will open on Friday. Open Gallery hours during thesis season are Sunday 1-3pm, Monday & Tuesday 11-4pm.


Morgan Huang & Friends Concert

Apr 11, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Miller Theater

Morgan Huang & Friends - Solo Tenor and Collaborative Concert, accompany by Laurel Buckwalter, Daisy Wu, Christine Perrotta Ziese and University Chorus as the guests artists.


Come And Get Your Love

Apr 14, 3:00 pm - Apr 23, 7:00 pm
Harder Hall, Room Idea Lab - 2nd Floor

IDEA Lab is an overarching umbrella for cultivating a diverse and inclusive environment providing co-teaching and co-learning experiences as part of an Anti-Racist Program at the School of Arts and Design and Performing Arts Division in Alfred.


The AU Orchestra presents annual Spring Concert

Apr 14, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Miller Theater

The Alfred University Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. Lisa Lantz will perform its annual Spring Concert featuring student soloist, Vanessa Gazi.


Nature to the Dogs

Apr 15, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Harder Hall, Room Fosdick-Nelson Gallery

MFA Thesis Exhibition by Rose Schreiber in the Fosdick-Nelson Gallery April 15-18, 2023. Opening Reception on Saturday, April 15, 6-8pm.


Popular Music Ensemble

Apr 25, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Miller Performing Arts Center, Room CD Smith Theatre

The Alfred Unv PAD Pop Ensemble will now be holding their final recording / performance concert in the CD Smith Theatre on April 25 from 5-7pm.


April Art Walk

Apr 20, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Harder Hall, Room Lobby

The Alfred Art Walk, third Thursday of every month, will take place on Thursday, April 20 from 5-8pm and features arts events and open venues.


International Drum Circle

Apr 22, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Alfred Village Bandstand

Community members are invited to join in a live drumming performance facilitated by the NYC-based, Anisco African Drum Group. The experience will begin with a collaboration with the Confucius Institute as the drummers accompany majestic dragon dancers in the Hot Dog Day Parade.


Atemporal Miscellany

Apr 15, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Harder Hall, Room Robert C. Turner Gallery

MFA Thesis Exhibition by Kevin Kripper in the Robert C. Turner Gallery, Immersive Gallery and TSI Harland Snodgrass Gallery in Harder Hall April 15-18, 2023. Opening Reception on Saturday, April 15, 6-8pm.


Fantasy Download

Apr 22, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Robert Turner Gallery

MFA Thesis Exhibition by Sarah Turner in the Robert C. Turner Gallery April 22-25, 2023. Opening Reception on Saturday, April 22, 8-10pm with a performance at 8:30pm.


Alfred University Chorus Concert

Apr 28, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Miller Theater

The Alfred University Music Program in the Performing Arts Division presents a spring choir concert on Friday, April 28 at 7:30pm in Miller Theater. This event is free and open to the public


Alfred University Jazz Ensemble Concert

Apr 29, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Miller Performing Arts Center, Room Miller Theatre

Alfred University Music Program Presents a spring jazz concert on Saturday, April 29 at 7:30pm in Miller Theatre. Free and open to the public.


Foundations Exhibition

Apr 29, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Harder Hall, Room 2nd floor room 225

The annual exhibition of work by first year Foundations students in the School of Art & Design will take place on Saturday, April 29 from 4-6pm in Harder Hall room 225.


Student Recital

Apr 30, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Miller Theater

Music Program Presents a Music Student Recital. The Performing Arts Division at Alfred University will present a Student Recital on Sunday, April 30th at 3p.m. in Miller Theater. This event is free and open to the public.


Senior Shows

May 06, 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Harder Hall

The reception for the class of 2023 Senior Show exhibition, taking place throughout Harder Hall, Binns-Merrill Hall and the Cohen Center, will be held on Saturday, May 6, from 4-8pm.


Open Draw

Jan 27, 12:00 am - Apr 28, 12:00 am
Brick Residence Hall

Free figure drawing every Friday at 5:30pm


Choice: Judith Olson Gregory

Mar 02, 6:00 pm - May 08, 4:00 pm
Cohen Gallery

Judith Olson Gregory’s layered wall hangings, constructed from tea bags and other delicate fibers, embedded text and layered patterns, reference iconic women and ask poignant, philosophical questions. The exhibition is on view through May 8, 2023. The gallery is open weekdays 11am - 4pm, and weekends 1-3pm.


Alfred Ceramic Art Museum Spring 2023 Exhibitions

Feb 23, 5:00 pm - Jul 30, 7:00 pm
Alfred Ceramic Art Museum

Paul S. Briggs: Knot Stories, The Showcase Exhibition, and Selections: The Archive on view through July 2023. Gallery Hours Tuesday - Sunday 10am-5pm.


Threaded Tracing - Chris Coleman

Mar 27, 12:00 am - Apr 08, 12:00 am
Harder Hall, Room Lobby

On view at the TSI/Harland Snodgrass Gallery, in Harder Hall through April 8, 2023



Mar 20, 4:30 pm - Apr 20, 4:30 pm
Scholes Library, Room Scholes Project Space

Scholes Project Space March 20 – April 20 Opening reception March 20th, 4:30pm-6:30pm

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