Talks & Demonstrations

Spring

Arts After Amherst career event.
Students are invited to attend an arts-focused career fair, which will include a panel and small group discussions with alumni of Amherst and the Five Colleges.
Saturday, Feb. 2, 12 pm - 4 pm, Lewis-Sebring Dining Commons

River Fugues
Margaret Cogswell discusses her installation work, which explores the interdependency of people, industry, and rivers. In celebration of the opening of Ellen Driscoll’s exhibit. 
Thursday, Feb. 7, 4:30 Pruyne Lecture Hall

Strangeness and Healing
Playwright & puppeteer Erik Ehn discusses experimental art practices which use strange or unknowable images & texts to address trauma and recover historical memory.
Sunday, Feb. 24, 4:30 PM, Pruyne Lecture Hall

Art, Community, & Social Justice Symposium
"Art and the Community"
Panel Discussion. With Ping Chong, Amie Dowling, Greg Mathew, & Eric Gottesman.
Friday, March 1, 4:30 PM Cole Assembly Room (aka The Red Room), Converse Hall 

"Amie Dowling: Performing Arts & Community Exchange"
Workshop. Designed for participants who are interested in merging activism, performance and teaching. In this experiential workshop, writing, movement, and theatre exercises will be introduced that can lead to collaborative creative work with men and women who are, or have been, incarcerated. This interactive workshop is open to all students, faculty & staff. Space is limited — please email ltceli@amherst.edu to reserve space.
Saturday March 2, 10 AM - 1 PM, Webster Hall

"Ping Chong & Company: Intro to Socially Engaged Theater" 
Workshop. Ping Chong & Company offers a workshop exploring techniques used in their interview-based theater project, the Undesirable Elements series. Participants will work with artists from Ping Chong + Company to learn methods of gathering stories within specific communities.  This interactive workshop is open to all students, faculty & staff. Space is limited — please email ltceli@amherst.edu to reserve space.
Saturday March 2, 2 PM - 5 PM, Webster Hall

Art in Research / the Place of Research in Art
Panel. Copeland Fellows Eric Leonardson, Idan Cohen & Matana Roberts and Artist in Residence Rebekah Tolley reflect on the use of various modes of "research" in their creative work, and describe how their creative process shapes the works they produce. Co-sponsored by the Frost Library's "Intersections" series.
Monday, Oct. 1, 4:30 p.m., Reading Room of Frost Library

Art and Fear : the perils of creativity in the 21st century.
Showing. Composer, saxophonist & Copeland fellow Matana Roberts will lead a presentation and open discussion.
Sunday April 7, 4:30 PM, Pruyne Lecture Hall, Fayerweather Hall (rescheduled from March)

Fall

Miyoshi Kōzō
Photographer Miyoshi Kōzō talks about his work, in conjunction with the Mead’s Reinventing Tokyo exhibit. A gallery talk immediately follows inside the exhibition.
Thursday, Sept. 13, 4:30 p.m., Pruyne Auditorium, Fayerweather Hall 

Art in Research / The Place of Research in Art
Fall semester Copeland Fellows reflect on the use of various modes of "research" in their creative work, and describe how their creative process shapes the works they produce. Co-sponsored by the Frost Library.
Monday, Oct. 1, 4:30 p.m., Reading Room of Frost Library 

Stanley Lewis
Oil painter Stanley Lewis talks about his work.
Thursday, Oct. 11, 4:30 p.m., Pruyne Auditorium, Fayerweather Hall

CyPosium
An online remembrance and discussion of cyberperformances by international artists and researchers, including a presentation by Copeland fellow Suzon Fuks. For more information, go to cyposium.net.
Friday, Oct. 12, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m., online. Live presentation in Studio 1, Webster Hall, from 4:30 - 9 p.m.

Water Wheel 
Suzon Fuks gives an informal presentation on Water Wheel, a collaborative online venue for streaming, mixing and sharing media and ideas about water.
Monday, Oct. 15, 4:30 p.m., Reading Room, Frost Library

Sonya Clark: From Hair to There
Craft artist Sonya Clark talks about her work.
Thursday, Oct. 18, 4:30 p.m. Pruyne Auditorium, Fayerweather Hall

Motoda Hisaharu
Japanese lithographer Motoda Hisaharu talks about his work, in conjunction with the Mead’s Reinventing Tokyo exhibit. A gallery talk immediately follows inside the exhibition.
Sunday, Oct. 21, 4 p.m., Pruyne Auditorium, Fayerweather Hall

Workshop Theater Performance (CANCELLED)
British theater artists Poonam Brah and Alice Hoult present work-in-progress developed in collaboration with students, on themes related to Emily Dickinson, Joseph Cornell, Occupy Wall Street and the London Riots.
Wednesday, Oct. 24 & Thursday, Oct. 25, 8 p.m., Holden Experimental Theater
**This event has been cancelled** 

Ellen Driscoll: Core Sample
Visual artist Ellen Driscoll talks about her work.
Wednesday, Nov. 14, 4:30 p.m., Pruyne Auditorium, Fayerweather Hall

Justin Kimbal
Photographer & Associate Professor of Art Justin Kimball talks about his work.
Thursday, Nov. 8, 4:30 p.m., Pruyne Auditorium, Fayerweather Hall 

Peter Snow: On Body Weather
Peter Snow and Frank van de Ven conduct a lecture-demonstration on Body Weather, a performance training method that connects dancers to the space and landscape around them.
Friday, Nov. 9, 4:30 p.m., Studio 1, Webster Hall 

Yamaguchi Akira
Japanese oil painter Yamaguchi Akira talks about his work, in conjunction with the Mead’s Reinventing Tokyo exhibit. A gallery talk immediately follows inside the exhibition.
Thursday, Dec. 6, 4:30 p.m., Pruyne Auditorium, Fayerweather Hall