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July 23, 2012 - July 29, 2012
Scope Weekly


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Daily Events

Monday 7/23

Non-Fiction and Fiction Reading: Darin Strauss & Binnie Kirshenbaum
Time: 8:00 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Davis Auditorium

New York State Summer Writers Institute: Darin Strauss (Nation Book Critics Circle Award for Half a Life) and Binnie Kirshenbaum (novelist, The Scenic Route)


Tuesday 7/24

Public Tour: "Dance/Draw"
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 "Dance/Draw" exhibition at the Tang Museum


Fiction and Poetry Reading: Jamaica Kincaid & Henri Cole
Time: 8:00 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Davis Auditorium

New York State Summer Writers Institute: Jamaica Kincaid (author, Mr. Potter) and Henri Cole (poet, Middle Earth)


Wednesday 7/25

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

Location: Dance Center


Fiction and Poetry Reading: Mary Gaitskill & Tom Healy
Time: 8:00 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Davis Auditorium

New York State Summer Writers Institute: Mary Gaitskill (author, Veronica) and Tom Healy (What the Left Hand Knows)


Thursday 7/26

Fiction and Poetry Reading: Rick Moody & Francine Prose
Time: 8:00 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Davis Auditorium

New York State Summer Writers Institute: Rick Moody (fictionist, Demonology) and Francine Prose (novelist, A Changed Man)


Friday 7/27

UpBeat on the Roof, "The Blue Olives"
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.

"The Blue Olives", funky blues/jazz/classic rock


Panel Discussion: Writers on the Presidential Election
Time: 8:00 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Davis Auditorium

New York State Summer Writers Institute: Katha Pollitt (columnist, The Nation), Jame Miller (Democracy is in the Streets), Jennifer Delton (author, Racial Integration & Corporate America; regular "politics & society" columnist for Salmagundi), moderated by Robert Boyers (editor, Salmagundi)


Future Shorts
Time: 8:30 PM- 10:00 PM

Location: Tang Teaching Museum - outside wall (rain location is Filene Hall)
The Tang Museum is closed on Mondays and all major holidays. For information call 518-580-8080.

The worlds biggest pop-up film festival!


Sunday 7/29

Skidmore Summer Flute Institute: Faculty Concert
Time: 7:30 PM

Location: Arthur Zankel Music Center - Ladd Hall

Featuring Jan Vinci and the Skidmore Summer Flute Faculty


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.


[7/18 - 8/1] 2012 Summer Art Faculty Exhibition

Location: Saisselin Art Center - Schick Art Gallery

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.


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