The Mead Art Museum commissioned three contemporary artists to create art for the Q Center/Keefe Science Library and CCE/GEO. Join us to meet the artists, explore our makerspace and participate in live art-making all day long on the Mead’s sculpture quad. Special thanks to Student Activities, AAS, Science at Amherst, the Q-Center/Keefe Science Library, and the Center for Community Engagement and Global Education Office for supporting this event.
Friday, April 12, 2019
Live art-making ft. DJ Quills and DJRM | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Maple Valley Creamery Ice Cream Sundae Bar | 1-4 p.m.
Spring Formal for Amherst College Students | 9 p.m.–Midnight
Macon Reed’s “World-Making” class and visiting artists from Whoop Dee Doo invite you to a free, live show. This unique and unforgettable lightning-fast show will take place in an immersive haunted attic space as a collaboration with multiple local artists and performers. Showings will be at 5, 5:15, 5:30 and 5:45 p.m.
This is a very unusual and special event for Amherst College-- don't miss it!
This is a casual, de-stressing art event where you can learn some cultural history while you paint or write calligraphy.
Come try out different traditional scripts (with a calligraphy book from Professor Morse), or paint the classic Chinese Bamboo (and a variety of other easily executable paintings like pandas and plum flowers).
The Department of Theater and Dance presents an evening of two senior honors performances. I'm Fine., created by Brandon Medina ’19, follows Calvin, a socially anxious young man who receives a visit from his Conscience. They take a mind-bending journey through his formative memories, seeing what made him who he is, and the human connections he made and lost. Throughout their journey, Calvin is pursued by antagonistic Muses – shape-shifting beings who wish for Calvin to distort himself into something other than who he is. Starring: Leah Folpe, Brandon Medina, Samuel Melcher and Chloe Wohlgemuth.
Ha, created by Matthew Holliday ’19, challenges us to think about how we truly feel. Rooting memory, emotion and physical histories in the body, Ha explores our needs, wants, fears and desires. One must laugh at the contradictory nature that defines how we construct memory and how we embody our past, both good and bad. Starring: Bridget Carmichael, Michael Gibson, Benin Gardener, Matthew Holliday, Genevieve Lucas-Narcisse, Andres Niño, Rachel Marchica, Kiara Mickens, Rebecca Schrader, and Leah Woodbridge.
Set Design by Maia Doerner, Costume Design by Lorelei Diets, Lighting Design by Sophina Flores, Sound Design by Micha Starr, Music Design by Alistair Edwards, MacKenzie Kugel and Cristóbal Silva.
Tickets are free, but reservations are recommended: (413) 542-2277.
The Amherst Symphony Orchestra presents a semi-staged performance of Georges Bizet's tragic masterpiece, the opera Carmen. It will be performed in a condensed, two-act, two-hour production in French with supertitles.
Visiting professional guest artists for Carmen include Olga Perez Flora in the title role, James Flora as Don José, Danielle Pastin as Micaela and Brian Hupp as Escamillo. The Amherst College Choral Society, directed by Arianne Abela, joins the cast and orchestra for this performance.
Tickets at the door: $10 general admission; $5 for seniors, children and students with ID. This event is free for Five College students.
Visit the Mezzanine Gallery in Frost Library to view Between the Imagined and Seen: The Hand-Pulled Prints of Betsey Garand and Microscope Images of Caroline Goutte, on exhibit from March 4 to Aug. 30. This exhibition is sponsored by the Arts at Amherst Initiative
Professor Caroline Goutte is chair of the Department of Biology and a member of the Program in Biochemistry and Biophysics at Amherst College. Betsey Garand is senior resident artist in the Department of Art and the History of Art at Amherst College.