The “Art in Place / The Place of Art” series at Amherst College concludes with "Arts at Amherst: Faculty Collaborations". Faculty organizers of this year’s “Art in Place” Copeland Colloquium from the departments of Theater & Dance, Music, and Art & the History of Art at Amherst College take the stage, collaborating on a variety of new multimedia works. Free and open to the public. No reservations required.
The program will include a wide variety of work, including a performance of George Crumb’s “Black Angels” by the locally-based Erebos String Quartet (Sarah Briggs & Joseph Jewett, violins, Delores Thayer, viola, and Rebecca Hartka, cello). Also featured will be a new duet by Theater & Dance faculty Wendy Woodson, performed by Ron Bashford and Paul Matteson. David Gloman will perform an improvisational painting in collaboration with Jason Robinson on saxophone and electronics; and Eric Sawyer’s piano duets will be performed by Judy Gordon and Alissa Leiser, accompanied by visuals from Betsey Garand.
"Art in Place / the Place of Art" is a one-year interdisciplinary arts series at Amherst College which explores the myriad relationships that the arts have with place, and how artistic practice helps to shape our senses of place, identity, communities, cultures, institutions, and conversations. It is organized by faculty from the Departments of Art & the History of Art, Music and Theater & Dance, as well as the Mead Art Museum and the Frost Library.