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March 1 through March 7

March 1


What: Elmira High School Drumline
When: Noon
Where: Portico steps, Cowles Hall
Details: Experience the talented drumline from the Elmira High School Marching Band featuring “cadences” which are short tunes comprised of various street beats and percussive rhythms. This event will literally and musically kick off the celebration and will include a welcome to the month’s festivities by Elmira College President, Ronald Champagne.
 
What: Art Department Open Studios
When: Noon to 2:30 p.m.
Where: Fassett Commons
Details: An open studio gives the community an opportunity to see students and faculty working in the College’s painting, ceramic, and sculpture studios in Fassett Hall. People of all ages are invited to try their hand at drawing. There will be sculpture and pottery demonstrations and exhibits on the first floor where visitors will have an opportunity to try the potter’s wheel and interact with sculptural mediums. An exhibition of student work will be on view on the second floor of Fassett Commons.
 
What: Creative Jam with the Professors of Blue
When: Noon to 2:30 p.m.
Where: 2nd Floor, Fassett Commons
Details: The Professors will play a mix of blues and light jazz. The band includes George de Falussy on bass, Dan Kjar on guitar, John Manfredi on guitar, and Mark Woodhouse on drums.
 
What: Art of Tie-Dying
When: Noon to 2:30 p.m.
Where: Upper Level Printmaking Studio, Room 200 Fassett Commons
Details: Explore the art of tie-dye patterns and colors. Attendees are encouraged to bring a pre-washed, white cotton article of clothing or other cotton fabric and explore their inner creativity. Learn the basics of tie-dye, or design custom patterns. The possibilities are endless and so are the rubber bands! 
 
What: Local Arts & Culture Exchange and Face Painting
When: Noon to 3:00 p.m.
Where: Rotunda, Cowles Hall
Details: Get to know our local arts community with information from the ArtsCouncil of the Finger Lakes. You can also have your face painted! Face paint artists include members of the Elmira College Café Society, Tri-Beta, LISP, TEACH, Class of 2017, and the International Student Organization. 
 
What: Chemistry of Art
When: Noon to 3:00 p.m.
Where: Atrium, Kolker Hall
Details: Learn how chemistry can be used to create art. The Chemistry Club will have hands-on activities for attendees to create their own masterpieces.
 
What: Microscopic Art: The World We Cannot See
When: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Where: Atrium, Kolker Hall
Details: Microscopy is an art form used by scientists to learn more about organisms not visible to the naked eye. Microscopes will be set up for participants to explore the beauty of some of the world’s smallest organisms and most dangerous cells! Persons of all ages will enjoy this event. 
 
What: Elmira College A Cappella Teaser and Elmira City School District Concert
When: 2:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. 
Where: Rotunda and Peterson Chapel, Cowles Hall
Details: Elmira College’s three A Capella groups, the EC Naturals, the Chiclettes, and A1 and the Sauce, perform a short preview of some of the pieces they will be singing for A Capella Weekend. The Elmira City School District concert features the Jazz Band directed by Kimberly Henry, the Show Choir directed by Jess Ossiboff, the String Ensemble directed by Don Webster, and solo performances.
 
What: Mozart's Requiem
When: 4:00 p.m.
Where: Clemens Center
Details: The Elmira College Chamber Singers join the Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes and its 80-member chorus in a performance of Mozart’s Requiem at the Clemens Center. The performance also includes Verdi’s Overture to La forza del destino with the Youth Orchestra and Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto in D Major featuring the 2014 Hertzog Winner, I-Hao Cheng. Tickets: $45/$35/$15 for adults, $10 for college students with ID, and $8 for students under 18.

For tickets and more information, contact the Clemens Center by phone Monday- Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at (607) 734-8191 or (800) 724-0159, or online at clemenscenter.com.

EC students may also purchase tickets at the EC Box Office prior to Friday, February 27th.

**Odyssey Event**

 

March 2


What: 10 Minutes to Fame
When: 7:00 p.m.
Where: Gibson Theatre, Emerson Hall
Details: This event features a series of new, 10-minute plays written by Professor John J. Kelly. The Chemung County Sunrise Rotary Club and the Elmira College Rotaract Club will participate. One of the selected pieces is the premiere of Among the Quick and Dead, a play about Elmira’s own John W. Jones. Donations will be accepted and all proceeds will be given to local charities.
 

March 3


What: Mark Spicer Piano Recital
When: 8:00 p.m.
Where: Gibson Theatre, Emerson Hall
Details: Before joining the Elmira College faculty in 1986, Dr. Mark Spicer taught at Michigan State University, the Wausau Conservatory of Music, the University of Wisconsin Center System, and the University of North Texas. Dr. Spicer has performed in hundreds of recitals on piano and flute since the age of nine. His piano teachers include Penelope Cecchini and Ralph Votapek, a Van Cliburn Competition gold medalist. Dr. Spicer performs regularly on campus and throughout the Southern Tier.

**Odyssey Event**
 

March 4


What: Arts & Culture Lunch: Dine & Dance
When: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m
Where: Dining Hall, Campus Center
Details: Learn Bollywood with Orchesis dancers featuring Natalie Bourdierd ’17 and Kelsey Johnson ’15! No experience necessary!
 
What: Under the Floorboards:
When: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
Where: Gibson Theatre, Emerson Hall
Details: Professor Marc Dennis will lecture on clandestine art made by inmates inside Nazi concentration camps. Some 5,000 drawings and paintings survived the war — each one revealing a human dimension — providing a rare glimpse of the daily existence in the camp. Though only a small number of inmates were indeed artists, many of them chose to make art in secrecy, even at the risk of getting caught, most often punishable by death. The presentation is very moving and contains more than 70 images, some very graphic. Professor Dennis dedicates this lecture to the memory of his long-time friend, survivor of Auschwitz and Elmira resident, Dina Jacobson.

**Odyssey Event**
 
What: We Banjo 3 Concert
When: 8:00 p.m.
Where: Gibson Theatre, Emerson Hall
Details: Award-winning quartet We Banjo 3 from Galway, Ireland combines Irish Music with Old-Time American and Bluegrass influences to reveal the banjo’s rich legacy. This band of brothers takes flight in a wave of joie-de-vivre as the most celebrated and distinguished young musicians in Ireland today. Featuring banjo, fiddle, mandolin, guitar, vocals and percussion, We Banjo 3 make a bold and extraordinary musical statement. Collectively, We Banjo 3 have been at the forefront of Irish banjo and fiddle for 2 decades. Their competitive success is unrivalled, Martin holding 7 All Ireland titles, Enda with 4, while Fergal and David hold All Ireland titles on Banjo, Fiddle, Bodhran and Guitar. Enda has recorded with The Chieftains, Fergal with Celtic Legends, and Martin was the first Irish banjo player to perform at the Grand Old Opry, and David is fast building a reputation. Modern rhythms, traditional melodies, and innovative arrangements of music–an incredible feast of banjo and mandolin music!

**Odyssey Event**
   

March 5


 
What: Regional Juried Exhibition Opening
When: 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. 
Where: George Waters Gallery, Campus Center
Details: The George Waters Gallery will feature a juried exhibition. Cash awards will be given to first, second, and third places. Additionally, cash prizes will be awarded to selected works. The exhibit will be open March 5 to April 4. Thank you to the award sponsors: Tedd and Carol Arnold, Marc Hample F.O.A. “Friend of Artist,” Irion Lumber, Kimball Realty and Special Care Systems.
 
What: Concert Ensemble featuring the Corning Area
When: 8:00 p.m.
Where: Dining Hall, Campus Center
Details: Elmira College hosts the Corning Area Community Concert Band accompanied by the Elmira College Concert Ensemble. The Corning Area Community Concert Band is a group of area musicians of all ages, including students, adults, professionals and amateurs. Formed in 1975 for the USA Bicentennial and conducted by John Stranges, the band plays concerts throughout the community, at festivals, schools, churches, nursing facilities and marches in many of the local area parades. The Elmira College Concert Ensemble performs at college events and serves as the college wind ensemble with open membership and can be taken for course credit.
 

March 6


What: A Capella Weekend Concert
When: 8:00 p.m.
Where: Gibson Theatre, Emerson Hall
Details: Join us for a weekend full of musical entertainment by Elmira College’s three A Capella groups, A1 and the Sauce, the Chiclettes, and EC Naturals. This yearly event will feature The Earth Tones, an all-male A Cappella group from the University of Albany, as well as a local high school group. Bring your friends and family! Everyone is welcome!
 

March 7


What: Film Screening of Adelante
When: 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Where: Gibson Theatre, Emerson Hall
Details: Previous work by anthropologist and filmmaker, Noam Osband includes co-producing, co-editing, and filming Sobresalir, a documentary about immigrant parents’ navigating the American public school system. Adelante is his first feature length documentary, a film about Mexican immigration to a historically Irish Catholic church outside of Philadelphia. This year, Osband has begun shooting a feature-length documentary about Mexican guest workers in the southeast United States, a film that will serve as his dissertation for his PhD in anthropology. This will be the first documentary film ever submitted for a PhD at the University of Pennsylvania. 

At this event, filmmaker Noam Osband screens and speaks about his most recent documentary titled Adelante. Screening of the film begins at 1:00 and will be followed by a presentation and Q & A by Osband. Issues of immigration, assimilation, loss and reinventing community will be brought out in this film and the subsequent discussion. Funding for this event is provided by Elmira College Student Association Finance Board.

**Odyssey Event**

 
What: A Capella Weekend Concert
When: 8:00 p.m.
Where: Gibson Theatre, Emerson Hall
Details: Join us for a weekend full of musical entertainment by Elmira College’s three A Capella groups, A1 and the Sauce, the Chiclettes, and EC Naturals. This yearly event will feature The Earth Tones, an all-male A Cappella group from the University of Albany, as well as a local high school group. Bring your friends and family! Everyone is welcome!