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TSI/Harland Snodgrass Gallery to be dedicated March 15

Alfred University Professor Emeritus Harland Snodgrass

Alfred University Professor Emeritus Harland Snodgrass

A reception honoring Harland Snodgrass, Professor Emeritus of Alfred University, will be held at 7 p.m. March 15 in Harder Hall to celebrate the formal opening of the Time Space Interface Harland Snodgrass Gallery. The public is invited to attend this free event and celebration of one of Alfred University’s pivotal professors of art and design from the 1970s-80’s

It was Snodgrass who coined the express “Time Space Interface” while he served on the faculty of Alfred University’s School of Art and Design. Not only did he coin the acronym TSI, he founded the video arts program and was an original faculty member of the SOAD foundations program.

The dedication of the TSI/Harland Snodgrass Gallery will include a multi-media slide presentation featuring images of students and faculty between 1970 and 1974. The photographic history will also include images of the construction of Harder Hall and a history of some of the equipment in the Time Space Interface Studio. Snodgrass will visit the campus from his home in Minnesota, and his presentation will include more than 600 slide images displayed and performed while he speaks and answers questions. The following day, March 16, he will host a formal discussion in the Sonic Art Room of the McGee Pavilion, Harder Hall, and discuss equipment he built with the help of Alfred University students. Some of that equipment remains in use today.