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This week in the arts

June 28, 2023



Alfred University honors IDEA Lab with 2021-22 Cultural Unity Award

The IDEA Lab in Alfred University’s School of Art and Design was named winner of the University’s Cultural Unity Award for the 2021-22 academic year.


Cohen Gallery BIPOC exhibition kicks off fall semester

Alfred University’s Cohen Gallery will host a reception for the exhibition Open Space from 6 to 8 pm Friday, Sept. 2. The exhibition will run to Oct. 3.


Donated artwork sought for auction supporting Black Glass Artist Series

Organizers of the Black Glass Artist Series, during which glass artists of color will come to the Alfred University campus for one-week residencies throughout the spring 2023 semester, are holding an auction of artwork to raise funds to support the series.


IDEA Lab hosting book club, ‘Unlearning and Leftist Theory’

The IDEA Lab will host the monthly meeting of Upheaval Book Club, organized by second-year MFA ceramic art student Victoria Walton. The September discussion, titled “Unlearning and Leftist Theory,” will be held on Friday, Sept. 30, from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in the IDEA Lab on the second floor of Harder Hall.


IDEA Lab Presents Fall semester events

IDEA Lab presents its program schedule for the fall semester, 2022. 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 Art & Design + Performing Arts Division at Alfred.


Queer ART Collective hosting 5-K run on campus

Alfred University’s Queer ART Collective is organizing a 5-kilometer run on campus on Oct. 2.


Auction supporting Black Glass Artist Series is Thursday, Oct. 20

An auction to raise funding in support of Alfred University’s Black Glass Artist Series will be held on Thursday, Oct. 20, beginning at 5 p.m., in the Turner Gallery, Harder Hall.


Glass blowing studio operated by Pearl Dick ’98 featured on The Kelly Clarkson Show

Alfred University graduate Pearl Dick ’98, a glass artist based in Chicago, was featured on a recent airing of The Kelly Clarkson Show, where she talked about her glassblowing studio, which offers programs that encourage growth and healing in inner-city youth.


Black Glass Artist Series continues next month at Alfred University

Alfred University’s School of Art and Design will host three artists in February as part of the University’s continuing Black Glass Artist Series.


Ceramic Museum to open exhibit of Paul Briggs ceramic art, also selections from the ACAM archives

The Alfred Ceramic Art Museum at Alfred University on Feb. 23 will open an exhibit of Paul S. Briggs’s ceramic art, Knot Stories: The Showcase Exhibition. Knot Stories is an exhibition of ceramic sculpture inspired by Black Poetry transmuting stories of suffering into songs of perseverance. In his artist statement Briggs quotes American philosopher-activist Cornell West: “Justice is what love looks like in the public sphere.”

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