Office of Communications
July 4, 2011 - July 10, 2011
Scope Weekly


Summer Studio Art Program

Daily Events

Monday 7/4

 

Summer Writers Institute: Fiction Reading
Time: 8:00 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Davis Auditorium

Featuring Elizabeth Benedict (novelist, Almost) and Joseph O'Neill (novelist, Netherland, 2009 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction)


Tuesday 7/5

 

Exhibitions Overview/Behind the Scenes at the Tang
Time: 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM

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

Public Tours: Exhibition Overview/Behind the Scenes at the Tang Museum at Skidmore College.


 

Film: La Petite Lili
Time: 8:00 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Emerson Auditorium

Director: Claude Miller (France 2003)


 

Jazz Concert: Ambrose Akinmusire Quintet
Time: 8:00 PM

Location: Arthur Zankel Music Center - Ladd Hall

Blue Note recording artist Ambrose Akinmusire (trumpet), leads this quintet featuring Walter Smith (tenor saxophone), Sam Harris (piano), Harish Raghavan (Bass) and Justin Brown (drums)


 

Summer Writers Institute: Fiction and Poetry Reading
Time: 8:00 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Davis Auditorium

Featuring Mary Gordon (author, Final Payments, Pearl) and Frank Bidart (poet, Desire)


Wednesday 7/6

FEATURED EVENT
 

"Louis Armstrong-Music and Image" a presentation by Jazz Historian Hal Miller
Time: 4:00 PM

Location: Arthur Zankel Music Center - Helen Filene Ladd Concert Hall

Jazz historian Hal Miller will lead a visual appreciation of Louis Armstrong from his his prodigious collection of jazz concert and program videos on the 40th anniversary of the famed musician's death. With a collection now encompassing some 15,000+ items, Hal possesses one of the largest private jazz video collections in the world. A music historian, jazz drummer, Latin percussionist, writer, and lifelong jazz fan, continues to spread the jazz gospel through sharing his knowledge and collection.

The area-wide celebration of Armstrong is part of "Stoptime," featuring musicians, artists and performers celebrating Armstrong's musical genius with new works created for this festival. "Stoptime" is the brainchild of artist Margo Mensing, a former Skidmore faculty member.


 

Summer Writers Institute: Fiction and Poetry Reading
Time: 8:00 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Davis Auditorium

Featuring Michael Ondaatje (Booker Prize, The English Patient) and Campbell McGrath (poet, American Noise)


Thursday 7/7

FEATURED EVENT
 

Film: Cherry Blossoms
Time: 8:00 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Emerson Auditorium

Director: Doris Dorrie (Germany 2009)


 

Jazz Concert: Skidmore Faculty Sextet
Time: 8:00 PM

Location: Arthur Zankel Music Center - Ladd Hall

Featuring Bill Cunliffe, Todd Coolman, Dennis Mackrel, Pat LaBarbera, Bobby Shew, and Curtis Fuller


 

Summer Writers Institute: Non-Fiction and Fiction Reading
Time: 8:00 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Davis Auditorium

Featuring Linda Spalding (novelist and memoirist) and Marilynne Robinson (Pulitzer Prize, Gilead)


Friday 7/8

Jazz Concert: Jazz Student Concerts
Time: 1:00 PM

Location: Arthur Zankel Music Center - Ladd Hall

Jazz Student Concerts featuring Institute participants


 

UpBeat On the Roof
Time: 7:00 PM- 8:30 PM

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

An eclectic series of free music performances on the rooftop of the Tang Museum. Rain location is in the Payne Room.

"Melick, Moody,and McKrell," high energy American/folk/Celtic.


 

SITI Company: Death and the Ploughman
Time: 8:00 PM

Location: Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater

Directed by Anne Bogart and written in Germany in 1401, this hauntingly beautiful play tells the story of a man who loses his beloved wife in her prime and demands answers for his ensuing pain


Summer Writers Institute: Poetry Reading
Time: 8:00 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Davis Auditorium

Featuring Robert Pinsky (former US Poet Laureate)


Saturday 7/9

 

Open House at Saratoga Race Course
Time: 10:00 AM- 2:00 PM

Location: East Avenue Gate-Carousel

NYRA is interviewing for jobs at the Historic Saratoga Race Course for the 2011 Racing Season July 22-Spetember 5

Opportunities: Turf Work General Labor Betting Clerks (Weekends Only) Security Ushers (White Caps) Parking Attendants Cashiers Food Service Helpers Barbacks and Porters Cooks and Prep Cooks Giveaway Helpers


Sunday 7/10

 

Open House at Saratoga Race Course
Time: 10:00 AM- 2:00 PM

Location: East Avenue Gate-Carousel

NYRA is interviewing for jobs at the Historic Saratoga Race Course for the 2011 Racing Season July 22-Spetember 5

Opportunities: Turf Work General Labor Betting Clerks (Weekends Only) Security Ushers (White Caps) Parking Attendants Cashiers Food Service Helpers Barbacks and Porters Cooks and Prep Cooks Giveaway Helpers


Ongoing Events

FEATURED EVENT
  [2/5 - 7/31] "Environment and Object in Recent African Art"

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

"Environment and Object in Recent African Art" will examine recent African art according to two fluid and often intertwined aesthetic and conceptual frameworks: the impact of the environment on contemporary African life, and the use of found objects and appropriated materials as a recurring presence in current African art.

Curated by Lisa Aronson, associate professor of Art History at Skidmore, and John Weber, Dayton Director of the Tang.


FEATURED EVENT
  [3/26 - 7/31] Tang Museum Exhibit: "Alumni Invitational 3"

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

The third Alumni Invitational organized by the Tang Museum. Presented as a part of the Tang's 10th anniversary, four Skidmore alumni artists will be shown in the museum's Wachenheim Gallery. Several works by each artist will offer a focused look at the diverse and inventive practices of Skidmore's alumni. Artists will be announced in Spring 2011.


[5/28 - 8/14] "And All You Suck In Is Oil"
Time: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

"And All You Suck In Is Oil" presents works from the Tang Collection by artists Rita Ackermann, Kim Jones, and Marlene McCarty. The exhibition takes its title from a series of McCarty prints and alludes to the issues of desire and violence explored in each of the artist's works.


[5/28 - 9/18] "MELT"
Time: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

"MELT" is inspired by the notion that the material world is not fixed and certain, "MELT" presents works from the museum's collection in which artists expose the fluid nature of things we might not usually consider fluid. The works in this exhibition probe the boundaries between visible and invisible, organic and inorganic, solid and liquid, exploring ideas about structure, perception, mutability, and interconnectedness.


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