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This Week in the Arts February 10 - 17, 2023

Public events in the School of Art & Design + Performing Arts Division. All events are free and open to the public.

Friday, February 10, 6-8pm Opening Reception in the Robert C. Turner Gallery. Prosperous Voyage: An exploration of drawing as a practice. "Too often we view drawing as a means to an end, rather than a complete practice in itself. This voyage is an exercise in uplifting drawn works of art as a complete practice."


vanessa maltese 2021 fact or fictionWednesday, February 15, 7pm Binns-Merrill Hall 106 Wednesday Arts Speaker Series. International Randall Chair in Painting Vanessa Maltese. Vanessa Maltese (she/they - b. 1988, Toronto, Canada). Multidisciplinary in breadth, Vanessa Maltese’s practice deploys various forms of trickery and illusion to pose questions about perception. Maltese is interested in the plasticity of the brain, and how conflicts of perception have the power to change our methods of thinking, even in common everyday experiences.


angus powersThursday, February 16, 1:30-5:30pm Binns-Merrill Hall 106 and Hot Glass Studio. Black Glass Artist Series Corey Pemberton will give a demonstration in the studio from 1:30-4pm followed by a public lecture in Binns-Merrill Hall 106 at 4:30pm. Corey Pemberton (American b. Reston, VA 1990, Lives Los Angeles, CA) received his BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2012. He has completed residencies internationally at institutions including The Pittsburgh Glass Center (PA), Bruket (Bodø, NO), and a fellowship at the Penland School of Crafts (NC). He currently divides his time between his painting studio and a production glassblowing team in LA.


Thursday, February 16, 5-8pm Alfred Art Walk. Third Thursday every month! 


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Thursday - Saturday, February 16-18, 8pm Miller Theatre AU Dance Theater Presents An Evening of Dance. featuring live performance, with integrated mixed media. This year’s concert features the 2022-2023 Marlin Miller guest artist Cayla Mae Simpson, who created a new work that will be performed by Alfred University students. The performance also features choreographic works by Alfred University faculty D. Chase Angier and Colleen Wahl and students Dani Brown, Genesis Luciano, Meira Naugle, Ro Robertson and Brenna Turner as well as lighting design by faculty Maureen Weiss.


idea victoria februaryFriday, February 17, 12-1:15pm IDEA Lab Harder Hall Upheal Book Club led by Victoria Walton. Part one of a two-part workshop,  discussing the book, "The Body Is Not An Apology", by Sonya Renee Taylor. For this session, we will watch a recorded talk from Sonya, about her practice of radical body acceptance and disability advocacy. Food will be provided. RSVP 


perhaps homeFriday, February 17, 6-8pm Fosdick-Nelson Gallery Opening Reception Perhaps Home is Not a Place curated by Jonathan Christensen Caballero and Joey Quinones, features nine BIPoC artists who work in a variety of media from fiber to ceramics to explore how bodies are seen or not seen, and how home is not always a physical place we inhabit.