As part of a yearlong celebration of the arts at Amherst College entitled "Art in Place / the Place of Art," there will be a special showcase event featuring music, theater, dance and film by alumni artists who have returned to campus to share their work with the Five College community.
The performances entitled "Arts After Amherst" will be held Friday, Feb. 1, and Saturday, Feb. 2, at 8 p.m. at Kirby Memorial Theater. Reservations are not necessary, and the performances are free.
Highlights include San Francisco vocalist and AC alumna Zeina Nasr '06, performing with her partner, drummer Alex Vittum. Local musician and pioneer of the "hardcore Americana" genre Tim Eriksen '88 will also perform. Theater and dance artists Lisa Biggs '93 from Chicago, Emma Jaster '07 from New York City and Marina Libel '01 from Philadelphia will perform new solo works. These alumni artists will be joined by others in film, dance, theater and music for an exciting evening of cutting-edge new work.
"Art in Place / the Place of Art" is a one-year interdisciplinary arts series at Amherst College that 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.
This event is sponsored by the 2012-13 Amherst College Copeland Colloquium in collaboration with the Departments of Art and the History of Art, Music and Theater and Dance, the Frost Library and the Career Center. For more information, contact Phil Dupont '12 at firstname.lastname@example.org or 413-345-2953 or visit amherst.edu/go/arts.