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Arts Alive

Arts Alive at Elmira College is a Term II celebration of the arts that features presentations, performances, and exhibitions by faculty, students and special guests.  Many forms of art are represented in the celebration, including the fine arts, the performing arts, music, and the application of art within various disciplines such as math and science. Event locations are noted in the Event Listing below and, unless otherwise noted, events are free and open to the public.

2016 Event Listing

January – June:  Head of Titian's Venus 2015 (oil on canvas) by Dan Reidy
Terrace Level, Gannett-Tripp Library

January 4-18:  Featured Art Student Exhibit by Atupele Machika'18
Gibson Theatre Lobby

January 4-18: Student Photography
Lobby, Gannett-Tripp Library 

Jan. 14 & 15: WC (War Crimes)
Premiere of a staged reading of a new play by Professor John J. Kelly.  This is a special joint project of Elmira College Theatre, the Arnot Art Museum, and the Chemung County Sunrise Rotary Club.
Tickets: $15; $10 Arnot Art Museum Members, Rotarians, EC Students/Faculty.  Reservations call: (607) 735-1981
8:00 p.m.
Arnot Art Museum 

January 14-28:  Student Show
Reception Thursday, January 14, 5:00-7:00 p.m.
George Waters Gallery 

January 17: Lyrical Visions Poetry Readings
In conjunction with the collaborative show “Lyric Visions: Artists Respond to Poetry” organized by Elmira College’s Jan Kather, Tompkins County Poet Laureate Tish Pearlman, and State of the Art Gallery artist Barbara Mink
2:00 p.m.
State of the Art Gallery

January 18 – February 29: Celebrating African American History
Lobby, Gannett-Tripp Library

January 18 - February 1: Featured Art Student Exhibit by Miranda Satterly'17 
Gibson Theatre Lobby 

February 1 – 15:  Featured Art Student Exhibit by Rui Arichika'17
Gibson Theatre Lobby

February 4 - March 4: Independent Potters of Central NY
Reception February 4, 5:00-7:00 p.m.
George Waters Gallery

February 5: Art Club Exhibition, Open Studio and Music.
Exhibition of student work; students working in the studios; music by Karissa Andersen'18 and Nick Vanderwood’19
5:00-7:00 p.m.
Fassett Commons

February 6: Art Club Open Studio for Families. 
Families are invited to come by and try their hand at throwing clay on the wheel or drawing in the studio with the assistance of Elmira College students. Student art exhibition will be installed in Fassett, first and second floors.
Noon - 3:00 p.m.
Fassett Commons

February 10: "Titian's Venus 2015 & Other Appropriations from Art History" by artist Dan Reidy, Professor of Art at Corning Community College
10:20-11:20 a.m.
Tripp Lecture Hall

February 14: Lyrical Visions Poetry Readings
In conjunction with the collaborative show “Lyric Visions: Artists Respond to Poetry” organized by Elmira College’s Jan Kather, Tompkins County Poet Laureate Tish Pearlman, and State of the Art Gallery artist Barbara Mink
2:00 p.m.
State of the Art Gallery

February 15 - March 7: Featured Art Student Exhibit by Melissa Morrow'18
Gibson Theatre Lobby

March 1: Suffragette Film screening and panel discussion
(Time and Location TBA)  

March 1 - March 31: Juried Student Art Exhibition and Annual Art Alumna Show with Jodie Marie Traugott '83 
Lobby, Gannett-Tripp Library 

March 2:  Sibyl Poetry Reading. 
Members of Sibyl will present a poetry reading for Arts Alive.
5:00-6;00 p.m.
Tifft Lounge

March 2: Viking Art by Campbell Grade
10:20 -11:20 a.m.
Tripp Lecture Hall

March 7 – 21: Featured Art Student Exhibit by Isabela Gonzalez'18
Gibson Theatre Lobby 

March 10:  Artist Connie Zehr, Informal Artists' Talk.
6:00 p.m.
George Waters Gallery

March 10-13: Rites of Passion and Jealousy
A play conceived and directed by Professor George de Falussy
8:00 p.m. with 2:00 p.m. matinee on Sunday
Gibson Theatre
Free and open to the public

March 10 - April: Faris, McMahon, Ievers and Zehr
Reception on March 10, 5:00-7:00 p.m.
George Waters Gallery

March 16  [Culture Shock/WAGS/Art Club] We Are Women, Hear Us Roar: A Spoken Word Event. 
Readings that prove Feminists Have a Sense of Humor - DO YOU? [In celebration of Women's History Month] with Bonnie Smalley as moderator
5:00-6:00 p.m.
Tifft Lounge

March 17-19: Orchesis
8:00 p.m. with 2:00 p.m. matinee on Sunday
Gibson Theatre
Reserved tickets: 607-735-1853 $

March 19: Chris Longwell’s Artist Crossroads Grant Project: Ceramic Tile Murals Inspired by Pond Life
2:00-3:00 p.m. – short slide lecture on the making and installation of it.  Light hors d’oeuvres served.
Tanglewood Nature Center

March 19: A-1 & the Sauce
8:00 p.m. with 2:00 p.m. matinee on Sunday 
Gibson Theatre

March 21: EC Concert Ensemble Winter Concert
8:00 p.m. 
East Center Dining Hall, Campus Center

March 21 - April 4: Featured Art Student Exhibitby by Sam Berger'18
Gibson Theatre Lobby

March 22:  Dr. Mark Spicer Piano Recital
8:00 p.m.
Gibson Theatre
Reserved tickets: 607-735-1853 $

March 25: VIBE: Photography Installation & Live Music
Welcome by Jan Kather, Creative Arts Division.  Keynote speaker John Noltner on photography exhibit A Peace of My Mind.  Live music by indie rock duo The Bergamot.
6:00 p.m. 
Tifft Lounge

March 25 -31: A Peace of My Mind Photography Exhibit.
A Peace of My Mind helps community and student groups understand the ways we categorize one another and how we can bridge our differences by sharing our stories.
Tifft Lounge

April 1 – May 2: Student Photography
Lobby, Gannett-Tripp Library

April 4 - 25: Featured Art Student Exhibit: Karissa Andersen'18
Gibson Theatre Lobby

April 7-10: Student Directed One Act Plays
8:00 p.m. with 2:00 p.m. matinee on Sunday
Watson Arena
Reserved tickets: 607-735-1853 $

Apr. 25 - May 9: Featured Art Student Exhibit by Blaithe Donovan'17
Gibson Theatre Lobby

May 2 – June 6: Sheryl Sinkow Photographs of Cuba
Lobby, Gannett-Tripp Library 

May 9 – May 30: Featured Art Student Exhibit by Erin Kishoni’18
Gibson Theatre Lobby

May 26 – 30: Undergraduate Art Exhibit
Reception May 26, 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Tifft Lounge 

May 26 - June 5: Graduating Art Majors Exhibit
Reception May 26, 5:00-7:00 p.m.
George Waters Gallery