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This Week in the Arts 9/30 - 10/7 2022

On campus, public Arts events in the School of Art & Design + Performing Arts Division September 30 - October 7, 2022. All events are free and open to the public

On campus, public Arts events in the School of Art & Design + Performing Arts Division September 30 - October 7, 2022. All events are free and open to the public

11am Friday, September 30 IDEA Lab Book Club 2nd floor Harder Hall with Victoria Walton

Discuss select pages from the anthology This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color, edited by activists Cherríe Moraga and Gloria E. Anzaldúa. Please be sure to email IDEA Lab for the PDF and to read them before we begin book club. Through this primary text, we will establish the origins of our own beliefs, as we unpack the processes of unlearning mindsets that feed systems of oppression. Each meeting we will read different passages of portions of literature that center on themes of intersectionality and radical leftist liberation movements. 

Friday, September 30 Benefit for Marilyn Hoyt, Alfred employee of 22 years, who was recently diagnosed with cancer.

4-6pm : Pop up shop at the Community Table featuring Philly Cheesesteaks and Philly Chicken sandwiches, mac n' cheese and broccoli slaw

  • available to students, faculty, and staff using fiat bux, dining dollars, or credit card
  • Pre-order available on the Get app starting Tuesday 9/27

4:30-7:00pm: Silent Auction in Keyon Allen featuring donated artwork from Alfred students, faculty and staff

  • winners will be announced night of and emailed if not present

4:30-7:00pm: Club fair and games featuring donated goods from Alfred clubs and organizations in the second-floor lounge area

7:30pm Friday, September 30 Guest Artist 12 String Guitarist Neil Jacobs  Miller Theatre

World renowned guitarist, Neil Jacobs returns to the Alfred community with a 3-day residency and performance featuring his unique brand of World Music. Neil will lecture to the Cultural Competency in Music course on Wed. Sept. 28 at 3:20, and is and will present a Bergren Forum at 12:10 in Nevins Theater, Thursday, September 29th.

Neil's personal experiences performing in refugee camps in Bosnia and the Balkans following the Balkan War inspired him to study the treasured Sevdalinka music of Bosnia. He caught the attention of Bosniak writer Edib Kadic in Sarajevo who conducted an extensive interview, which led to a five page STAV Magazine article on Neil Jacobs published in Sarajevo in 2020. The article outlines Neil's diverse musical history and explains how he became fascinated by Sevdah music.

9am Sunday October 2 Pride 5K Meet at 8:45 am Harder Hall Lobby

Organized with the goal for runners to show up truly as, and for, themselves. This is a virtual race started by nonbinary runner Nikki Hitlz and will take place on October 2nd. It is the goal of QuAC, in collaboration with our community, to host a 5k route on campus.

The event will begin at 9:00 AM Sunday October 2nd. Sponsored students will retrieve their bibs and t-shirts at the welcome table at 8:45 am.
The 5k can be completed by walking, running, cycling, or whatever means of mobility is accessible.

The fee for entry is $35. All proceeds from this event will go to the Trevor Project. There will be an application to sponsor students to cover this cost if necessary.

There will be activity stations along the route including a temporary tattoo and sticker station, a water station, a photo booth, music, and prizes!

Register Here

11am Tuesday October 4 IDEA Lab Workshop led by 1st year Ceramic Art graduate student Chelsea McMaster 2nd Floor Harder Hall

7pm Wednesday October 5 Wednesday Arts Speaker Series Nevins Theater

New Faculty: Stephanie Hanes, Heidi Jensen, Mary Johnson, Kelsey Sucena, William Wheeler. About the new faculty

6-8pm Friday, October 7 Come Out... Come Out... Wherever You Are Robert C. Turner Gallery

In honor of the anniversary of the march on Washington D.C. on October 11, 1987, the show will feature queer artists from the community as well as other artists creating work based upon their queer identity. With the current political climate, this show seeks to continue the conversation about queer rights and create a platform for queer conversations.

Fridays 5:30pm Open Draw the Brick basement

Open Draw is a free figure drawing session, open to AU students of any major as well as the Alfred Community. Come practice your drawing skills!

In the Galleries:

Cohen Gallery Open Space: BIPOC Residency Exhibition 2022 through October 3

Fosdick-Nelson Gallery Frequeny/Chronology by Luftwerk through October 9

Alfred Ceramic Art Museum Casting a Legacy William Underhill through December