Event Calendar

Friday, October 12, 2018

Fri, Oct 12, 2018

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Arts & Communication Field Trip Fridays: School for Contemporary Dance and Thought

Arts & Communication Field Trip Friday site visits are a direct connect to the people and places at the heart of the Pioneer Valley’s creative communities. This year’s trips offer you the opportunity to engage with the issues and ideas driving innovative work in the visual arts, advertising, journalism, museums/archives, publishing and community arts.

Field Trip Fridays start at 2 p.m. sharp in front of Frost Library.

October 12: School for Contemporary Dance and Thought
Founding director and dancer, Jennifer Polins, hosts our visit to this regionally renowned center for movement training and performance practices.

The School for Contemporary Dance and Thought (SCDT) is comprised of independent and internationally experienced performance artists/movement practitioners who are also innovative teachers. The school creates a space for the creative process by regularly curating performances and workshops with established international performance practitioners. SCDT works collaboratively with Stephanie Maher and the Ponderosa TanzLand Festival outside of Berlin, with Kathleen Hermesdorf and Alternativa in San Francisco, and with Jared Williams and The New Movement Collaborative in Boston and the Northampton Community Arts Trust. SCDT is affiliated with the Northampton Community Arts Trust and is working to maintain the space at 25 Main in Northampton as a vibrant community arts space for the greater Pioneer Valley.

Seating is very limited, so R.S.V.P. quickly through Handshake to reserve your spot!

UPCOMING FIELD TRIPS:
November 9: Daily Hampshire Gazette
Founded in 1786, the Gazette serves more than 15,000 readers a day and is an essential daily news source for the Pioneer Valley.

December 7: Northampton Community Arts Trust
Lighting designer Kathy Couch ’95 and photographer Stephen Petegorsky ’75 describe how they used the land trust model to preserve affordable and accessible space for Northampton’s creative community.

Event poster featuring an illustration of a man playing a cello

Adjunct Faculty Concert: Wayne Smith, Cello

Free adjunct cello faculty recital by Wayne Smith with Gregory Hayes on piano, Patrick Doane on violin and Lysha Smith on electronics

Music by Beethoven, Kodály, Rachmaninoff and Arctic Moth

No reservations necessary

Multiple dinosaurs in front of a firey background.

AC After Dark Films - Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

Don't miss your chance to watch Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom for free this weekend! Catch one of 4 showings in the Keefe Theater:
Friday 10/12: 7 p.m.* and 10 p.m.
Saturday 10/13: 5:30 p.m.
Sunday 10/14: 2 p.m.
*Free bubble teawill be available to the first 40 attendees at the 7 p.m. showing on 10/12! For more information, contact eding@amherst.edu.

Students Only

Amherst Cinema Late Nights

Join Amherst Cinema every Friday for a free late-night flick featuring the best cult, genre and outré on the big screen. Free for Amherst College students with presentation of student ID at box office. Visit the Amherst Cinema website for more information on programming.

Tickets Required
Multiple dinosaurs in front of a firey background.

AC After Dark Films - Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

Don't miss your chance to watch Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom for free this weekend! Catch one of 4 showings in the Keefe Theater:
Friday 10/12: 7 p.m.* and 10 p.m.
Saturday 10/13: 5:30 p.m.
Sunday 10/14: 2 p.m.
*Free bubble teawill be available to the first 40 attendees at the 7 p.m. showing on 10/12! For more information, contact eding@amherst.edu.

Students Only

Ongoing Events

Dave Gloman painting

Re-presenting Nonotuck: The Landscape Paintings of Hitchcock and Gloman

until Oct 29 Frost Library, Mezzanine Gallery

Professor David Gloman has partnered with Kurt Heidinger, director of the Biocitizen School, to create an art event that inspires the public to imagine the unique biocultural character of the Nonotuck biome (also known as the central Connecticut River Valley) by “re-presenting” the landscapes that Orra Hitchcock depicted in the mid 19th century. Professor Gloman has located the sites where they were painted and created his own painted landscape portraits of those sites. View Gloman and Hitchcock's illustrations together in Frost Library's Mezzanine Gallery from September 4 - October 29.

The opening reception will be on September 27 from 4:30 - 6 p.m. in the Center for Humanistic Inquiry (2nd Floor, Frost Library).

Lisa McCarty, Louisa May Alcott’s Desk, Orchard House, 2015. Image courtesy of the artist.

Transcendental Concord: Photographs by Lisa McCarty, on view in the Eli Marsh Gallery Sept. 10–Oct. 12

until Oct 12 Fayerweather Hall, 105: Eli Marsh Gallery

Transcendental Concord: Photographs by Lisa McCarty documents the spirit of Transcendentalism, the 19th-century philosophical movement that embraced idealism, communal living and reverence for the natural world in the face of growing industrialization and inhumanity.