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November Alfred Art Walk

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Thursday, November 21, 2019



Alfred, NY

Alfred Art Walk presents a number of special events and openings on Thursday, November 21, 2019.

The curatorial collective Dog Park, presents Crumbshot, the second in its monthly series of pop-up exhibitions. This month, the venue can be found in the courtyard pedestal room and graffiti wall in Harder Hall, Alfred University campus. The event, open from 6-9pm is an exploration of over-packed space combining a closely packed grid of pedestals with recorded sound, populated by found objects, fragments, broken or unrealized pieces, and ideas still germinating, all sourced from the nooks and crannies of Harder Hall; in short, a systematized sweeping up of all the burnt crumbs rattling around in Harder Hall’s toaster coils.

The TSI Harland Snodgrass Media Gallery on the third floor of Harder Hall presents an audio exhibition, entitled Rey 2019 with Don Metz and Rebekkah Palov. The exhibition features a series of recorded performances recorded October 23 in the Institute for Electronic Arts time-based Media Studio on which Don Metz improvised on Electric Guitar with effects and Navaho Flute, various percussion and voice. Rebekkah Palov performed real-time electronic processing, sampling and playback of sounds originating from Don Metz, which then informed further improvisations for the duo.The recordings are documents of these sonic exchanges, deliberations and expansions between musicians in studio time.

Critical Cinema, held at 7pm, moves from its weekly venue to Nevins Theater, Powell Campus Center, Alfred University for a collaboration with Professor James Hansen to present Expansive Restrictions on 16mm. The program features four short films by notable experimental filmmakers who engage the limits of cinematic materiality (and narrative). They are really beautiful and important films. This is a very rare chance to see most of them at all, and on their original format of 16mm no less. Films include: Fear of Blushing (Jennifer Reeves, 2001, 6 minutes), Critical Mass (Hollis Frampton, 1971, 26 minutes), What the Water Said Nos. 1-3 (David Gatten, 1997, 16 minutes), See You Later (Au Revoir) (Michael Snow, 1990, 18 minutes). Total running time: 66 minutes.

The Bret Llewellyn Gallery, found in the Engineering and Technology Building on the Alfred State College campus presents and exhibition entitled Altered: Out of Shape featuring work by Rïse Peacock’s Form + Color class. The exhibition showcases work altering mundane materials into out of shape; versions of what they once were.

Additional special events can be found in the Scholes Library Project Space which will have a display on Val Cushing everyone will want to see. Professor Sarah Blood’s Junior Glass + Light class will make appearances at Art Walk venues in wearable neon sculptures.

Regular Alfred Art Walk venues include: ALFRED CERAMIC ART MUSEUM Alfred University with Materiality: Masterworks from The Miller Ceramic Art Collection, on view through December 29. ROBERT C. TURNER GALLERY 3rd flr Harder Hall, Alfred University with Girls Girls Girls, on view through November 21. FOSDICK-NELSON GALLERY 3rd floor Harder Hall, Alfred University, with Measured Space: Brian Caponi, Thomas Schmidt and Shawn Murrey on view through December 1. MOKA JOKA   2nd floor, Harder Hall, with a Silent Auction on November 2. COHEN CENTER GALLERY 55 N Main Street, Alfred with 2 exhibitions and a Shop: in the Locals Gallery: Harriet Bellows: Spatial Views and in the Alumni Gallery: Matthew Underwood : Tender Buttons, both on view through November 26. GALLERY 2 on 43 N Main Street: Gifts of Distinction with Over 30 Local Artisans, Something for Every Occasion. TERRA COTTA COFFEEHOUSE on 34 N Main Street, Alfred features a rotating selection of exhibitions. THE ROSEBUSH 11 North Main Street, Alfred also features a rotating slection of works, plus offers 10% off meals on Art Walk evenings. Just up the block is the ALFRED SCULPTURE PARK, 3 N Main Street, Alfred with 3 exhibitions per year. HERRICK MEMORIAL LIBRARY Alfred University, features an eclectic selection of works by faculty, staff, students and alumni. YARN OVER 569 NY-244, Alfred Station, NY features yarn, notions, knitted items and a welcoming atmosphere- every Thursday is Knit Night.

Held the Third Thursday of every month, 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.To add your event to Alfred Art Walk, email: For more the most up to date map and information please visit