Office of Communications
January 31, 2011 - February 6, 2011
Scope Weekly

Monday Memo


'Foundations of Arts Administration'

College earns recognition for community engagement
Carnegie Foundation cites Skidmore for positive impact.

Carnegie Hall Premieres to present new David Bruce composition
The popular Ensemble ACJW returns this week for spring residency, performance.

Tang show to probe environmental issues through African art
Environment and Object: Recent African Art, opens Saturday, Feb. 5.

Skidmore to celebrate National Girls and Women in Sports Day
Program's goal is to raise awareness of women's athletics.

Visiting scholar to discuss MLK's opposition to Vietnam War
The college will welcome Martin Luther King Jr. scholar Stewart Bates on Feb. 7.

Research colloquium to welcome Josh Ness
He's the first scientist to participate in the colloquium, scheduled Feb. 10.

'Reflections on war' program announced
The latest in the Theater of War series is scheduled Feb. 11.

Thoroughbred Sports update
Hockey continues win streak, men's basketball has winning weekend.

Daily Events

Wednesday 2/2

 

Off-Campus Study Fair (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 11:30 AM- 2:30 PM

Location: Murray-Aikins Dining Hall - 2nd floor

Annual informational fair for international and domestic off-campus study. OCSE staff, former students and representatives from approved programs will be available to answer questions about off-campus study opportunities. Please visit our Web site for more details.


Thursday 2/3

 

Schick Art Gallery Opening Reception: 2011 Skidmore Student Exhibition
Time: 5:30 PM- 7:00 PM

Location: Saisselin Art Center - Schick Art Gallery

Selected recent artwork in all media by Skidmore students. Juror: Rachel Seligman, Director Mandeville Gallery and Curator permanent collection, Union College. More info to come!


Saratoga Reads junior discussion group, part 1
Time: 6:30 PM

Location: Saratoga Springs Public Library, 49 Henry Street

A discussion for grades 4-6 on the Saratoga junior discussion book, "The Invention of Hugo Cabret," by Brian Selznick. Led by Skidmore Professor Catherine Golden and student mentors from Skidmore and Saratoga Springs High School. Visit www.SaratogaReads.org for more information; email kids@saratogareads.org for sign up.


Friday 2/4

ACJW Library informance
Time: 12:15 PM- 12:45 PM

Location: Scribner Library

Featuring Ensemble ACJW, fellows of The Academy, a program of Carnegie Hall, the Juilliard School, and the Weill Music Institute in partnership with the New York City Department of Education.


Faculty Meeting (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 3:30 PM- 5:30 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Gannett


 

Women's Basketball vs. Hamilton
Time: 6:00 PM

Location: Williamson Sports and Recreation Center


FEATURED EVENT
 

Carnegie Hall Premieres featuring Ensemble ACJW
Time: 8:00 PM- 10:00 PM

Location: Arthur Zankel Music Center

Featuring Ensemble ACJW, musicians of The Academy - a program of Carnegie Hall, The Juilliard School, and the Weill Music Institute in partnership with the New York City Department of Education.

Janacek Mládí David Bruce New Work (commissioned by Carnegie Hall) Beethoven Septet in E-flat Major, Op. 20

Tickets are available at www.skidmore.showclix.com


 

Men's Basketball vs. Hamilton
Time: 8:00 PM

Location: Williamson Sports and Recreation Center


Saturday 2/5

 

Women's Swimming & Diving Sprint Invitational
Time: 1:00 PM

Location: Williamson Sports and Recreation Center


Family Saturdays
Time: 2:00 PM- 3:30 PM

Location: Tang Teaching Museum
The Tang Museum is closed on Mondays and all major holidays. For information call 518-580-8080.

Family Saturday programs include a brief gallery tour followed by a hands-on art activity. Suitable for children ages 5 and up with their adult companions. Reservations strongly suggested. Call (518) 580-8080 for reservations. No program on March 19th.


 

Women's Basketball vs. Hobart
Time: 2:00 PM

Location: Williamson Sports and Recreation Center


 

Men's Basketball vs. Hobart
Time: 4:00 PM

Location: Williamson Sports and Recreation Center


Dunkerely Dialogue: Artists Viye Diba, Bright Eke, and Barthelemy Toguo
Time: 5:00 PM- 6:00 PM

Location: Tang Teaching Museum
The Tang Museum is closed on Mondays and all major holidays. For information call 518-580-8080.

Artists Viye Diba, Bright Eke, and Barthelemy Toguo, "Environment and Object in Recent African Art," and art historian/curator Chika Okeke-Agulu, Princeton University.


Reception for Spring Exhibitions
Time: 6:00 PM- 7:30 PM

Location: Tang Teaching Museum
The Tang Museum is closed on Mondays and all major holidays. For information call 518-580-8080.

Reception for Spring Exhibitions, "Environment and Object in Recent African Art"


Ongoing Events

FEATURED EVENT
  [7/17 - 4/17] Opener 20: Paula Hayes: Understory
Time: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Location: Tang Teaching Museum - Payne Room
The Tang Museum is closed on Mondays and all major holidays. For information call 518-580-8080.

Paula Hayes creates living artworks that intimately connect people with the natural environment and each other. Her glass terrariums and indoor plantings fill the Tang's Payne Room, transforming it into an oasis-like setting for dinners and conversations around her custom designed table settings and dinnerware.


FEATURED EVENT
[9/18 - 2/27] The Jewel Thief
Time: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Location: Tang Teaching Museum - Wachenheim Gallery
The Tang Museum is closed on Mondays and all major holidays. For information call 518-580-8080.

"The Jewel Thief" combines works by sixty artists with eccentric arrangements to explore new ways to think about and experience abstract art. Through experiments with scale, color, material and space the exhibition will create an immersive environment that raises questions about art, and display and enables fresh takes on the specific works.


[10/9 - 2/27] Elevator Music 17: Peter Edwards
Time: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Location: Tang Teaching Museum - Elevator
The Tang Museum is closed on Mondays and all major holidays. For information call 518-580-8080.

"Elevator Music 17 features a sound and light based sculpture by sound artist and instrument builder Peter Edwards. Describing himself as a "self-taught electrical engineer", Edwards' atypical approach to electronics has produced a unique and highly personalized outpouring of fantastical instruments. Edward's new work, consists of a cluster of reactive light and sound emitting orbs descending from the ceiling of the Tang's capacious elevator.


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