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July 16, 2012 - July 22, 2012
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Daily Events

Monday 7/16

 

Summer Open House 2012
Time: 10:00 AM- 3:15 PM

Location: All Events will be held under the tent in Upper South Park

10?11:15 a.m. Optional tours of campus for early arrivals 11:15 a.m. Registration 11:30?12:30 p.m. Welcome picnic with Admissions staff, faculty & students 12:30?1 p.m. Introduction to Skidmore 1?1:45 p.m. Student Panel 1:45?2:15 p.m. Admissions & financial aid information session 2:15?3:15 p.m. Walking tour of campus


Poetry and Non-Fiction Reading: Mark Strand & Honor Moore
Time: 8:00 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Davis Auditorium

New York State Summer Writers Institute: Mark Strand (Pulitzer Prize, Poetry) and Honor Moore (author, Red Shoes, The Bishop's Daughter)


Tuesday 7/17

Public Tour: "Terry Adkins: Recital"
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 tour of the "Terry Adkins: Recital" exhibition at 1 p.m.


Poetry and Fiction Reading: Charles Simic & Danzy Senna
Time: 8:00 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Davis Auditorium

New York State Summer Writers Institute: Charles Simic (Former Poet-Laureate, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet) and Danzy Senna (author, Caucasia)


Wednesday 7/18

Summer Art Faculty Exhibition Opening Reception
Time: 4:30 PM- 6:00 PM

Location: Saisselin Art Center - Schick Art Gallery

Opening reception for 2012 Summer Art Faculty Exhibition, featuring works by thirteen artists: David Bradford, painting; Ted Camp, ceramics; Terry Conrad, drawing and printmaking; Katie DeGroot, painting; Leslie Ferst, ceramics; Jane Fine, painting; Kyle Ford, photography; John Galt, sculpture; Liz Howe, ceramics; Rebecca Shepard, drawing; Ron Taylor, video and photography; Elizabeth Terhune, painting; and John Torreano, sculpture.


Fiction Reading: William Kennedy
Time: 8:00 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Davis Auditorium

New York State Summer Writers Institute: William Kennedy (Pulitzer Prize, Ironweed; Roscoe)


Thursday 7/19

Cape Cod, Glotzbach Reception (Alumni)
Time: 5:00 PM- 7:00 PM

Skidmore - Cape Cod and the Islands cordially invites alumni, parents, and friends to a reception hosted by Katie Groves Alverson 74 and Harry Alverson 73 welcoming special guests President Philip A. Glotzbach and Marie B. Glotzbach.


Fiction and Poetry Reading: Ann Beattie & Peg Boyers
Time: 8:00 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Davis Auditorium

New York State Summer Writers Institute: Ann Beattie (novelist, Love Always) and Peg Boyers (poet, Honey with Tobacco, Hard Bread)


Friday 7/20

 

Brown Bag Art Talk with John Torreano
Time: 12:30 PM

Location: Saisselin Art Center - 308

Brown Bag Lunch Art Talk with John Torreano, visiting artist and instructor,

John Torreano is a celebrated artist whose more recent paintings are based on collisions between deep-space objects. His works have been exhibited at the MoMA, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., the Indianapolis Museum of Art, and many others.

Lunch provided to art students. See Schick bulletin board for details.


UpBeat on the Roof "Street Corner Holler"
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.

Concert by "Street Corner Holler," Roots/Blues & Raw Americana


Fiction and Poetry Reading: Amy Hempel & Richard Howard
Time: 8:00 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Davis Auditorium

New York State Summer Writers Institute: Amy Hempel (fictionist, The Dog of the Marriage) and Richard Howard (Pulitzer Prize, Poetry, Talking Cures)


Saturday 7/21

NYSSSA School of Ballet: Final Student Performance
Time: 10:00 AM- 12:00 PM

Location: National Museum of Dance, South Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY


Skybetter and Associates: Lecture Demonstration
Time: 7:30 PM

Location: Dance Center


Sunday 7/22

"Hearing Pictures" Performance
Time: 3:00 PM- 4:30 PM

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

Hearing Picture Performance with musicians Matthew Carefully, Elky, Doug Van Nort, and Matt Weston create new compositions and sounds, using the artwork in "Hearing Pictures" as their score.


Ongoing Events

[5/30 - 12/30] "Hearing Pictures"
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.

"Hearing Pictures" explores the relationship between sound and vision through a selection of aurally evocative drawings, paintings, photographs, and prints from the Tang collection.


  [6/9 - 10/14] "Elevator Music 21: Doug Van Nort: Constellate"
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.

"Elevator Music: Doug Van Nort: Constellate" Sound artist and experimental musician Doug Van Nort's work explores the radical sculpting of sonic environments, noise, immersion and the embodied nature of listening. "Constellate" turns the Tang elevator into a resonant sound-producing body for which Van Nort has created an original composition.


  [7/14 - 12/30] "Dance/Draw"
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.

"Dance/Draw"

Examining the importance of the line in art practices since the 1960s, "Dance/Draw" highlights essential connection between contemporary dance and the visual arts. Through an exploration of the relationship between these art practices, the exhibition attempts to break down boundaries between the two.


  [7/14 - 12/2] "Terry Adkins: Recital"
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.

"Terry Adkins: Recital"

Combing sculpture and live performance, Terry Adkins's installations pay tribute to the memories of under-recognized figures in our collective culture, including John Brown, John Coltrane, Ralph Ellison, Zora Neale Hurston, Bessie Smith, and Sojourner Truth. During performances with members of his Lone Wolf Recital Corps, Adkins activates his sculptural objects through improvisational playing and singing, spoken word, and recorded sound.


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