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Alfred University School of Art and Design sets events marking Martin Luther King Day

ALFRED, NY – The Alfred University School of Art and Design is sponsoring a number of activities the week of Jan. 15-19 honoring civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. All events are free and open to the public.

An exhibition titled “Critical Mass Applied to Black Lives Matter” by Barbara Lattanzi, associate professor of interface design, will be shown all week in the Harland Snodgrass Gallery, third floor lobby, Harder Hall. Lattanzi’s exhibition is described as a “two-channel video work.”

The MLK Film Series will screen a different movie each weeknight in Holmes Auditorium, Harder Hall. The scheduled films include: “Sun Ra’s Space is the Place” (Monday, Jan. 15, 7 p.m.; introduction by Andrew Deutsch, professor of sound design and video arts); “Hunger” (Tuesday, Jan. 16, 7 p.m.; introduction by Karen Donnellan, assistant professor of glass); “I Am Not Your Negro” (Wednesday, Jan. 17, 7:20 p.m.; introduction by Joseph Flynn); “Do The Right Thing” (Thursday, Jan. 18, 7 p.m.; introduction by Will Contino, associate professor of expanded media); “Black Girl” (Friday, Jan. 19,  7 p.m.; introduction by Deutsch).

Artist Anthony Stellaccio will present a lecture Thursday, Jan. 18, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in Room 106 (Room C) of Binns-Merrill Hall. Stellaccio is a freelance scholar and artist trained in both fine art and folklore. He is a member of the International Academy of Ceramics, the American Ceramic Circle, and the American Folklore Society. His artwork is described as “informed by the study of folklore, ethnographic fieldwork conducted abroad, curatorial work with museums, and his dedication to rigorous academic research.”

Two shows – “The Study of Home” and “Light Weight” -- will be held Friday, Jan. 19, from 7 p.m. in the Robert C. Turner Gallery.