February

FEBRUARY

Continuing Through Feb. 14

Elsewhere: Studio-Art Faculty Exhibition

The Trout Gallery, Weiss Center for the Arts
Gallery hours: Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This exhibition draws together recent works by studio-art professors Todd Arsenault, Andrew Bale, Anthony Cervino, Ward Davenny and Barbara Diduk.

Continuing Through Feb. 21

Michael Wille: Meandering in the Midst

Goodyear Gallery, Goodyear Building (Cedar Street entrance)
Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 3-5 p.m. and Saturday, 2-5 p.m.

See related event on Feb. 10.

Friday, Feb. 6, 8 p.m.

The Soldier's Tale

Mathers Theatre, Holland Union Building (HUB)

Graphic by Bonnie B. Brewer. Used with permission.

Graphic by Bonnie B. Brewer. Used with permission.

Written in 1918 by Swiss poet and author Charles-Ferdinand Ramuz and set to music by Igor Stravinsky, The Soldier’s Tale recasts a Russian folk tale into an antiwar fable that remains relevant today. It is presented by Dickinson’s theatre & dance and music departments and is sponsored in part by the Cecil B. and Adeline Ewing Fund.

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Sunday, Feb. 8, 4 p.m.

Four Sonatas and a Bird

Rubendall Recital Hall, Weiss Center for the Arts

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Mary Hanniganflute, and Barry Hannigan, piano, will perform a recital of sonatas by 18th-century composer C.P.E. Bach and by 20th-century composers Liebermann, Burton and Prokofiev. The final work will be "Le Merle Noir" by Olivier Messiaen, who used field notes to transcribe bird song into music. Messiaen’s astonishing pieces evoke the calls of many different bird species; in this work, we hear his blackbird song.

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Feb. 9 Through March 27

Sylvia J. Smith Visiting Artist Residency: Feng Weina, Porcelain Work

Various locations

Detail of Angel with Broken Wing (porcelain), 2010.

Angel with Broken Wing (porcelain), 2010.

Visiting Artist Feng Weina of Jingdezhen, China, comes to campus to interact with students and to produce a body of work in porcelain sculpture. Meticulously created, Weina's porcelain is delicate, ethereal and haunting. Throughout her residency, she will use the Goodyear Gallery as an informal workshop and teaching/exhibition space.

Please see associated events on Feb. 16 and March 16.

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Reception/Talk: Tuesday, Feb. 10, 5-7 p.m.

Michael Wille: Meandering in the Midst

Goodyear Gallery, Goodyear Building (Cedar Street entrance)
Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 3-5 p.m. and Saturday, 2-5 p.m.

Michael Wille

Detail of Front No. 35 (acrylic on linen), 2014.

Abstract artist Michael Wille layers organic and geometric shapes and scrims of transparent color on small-format canvases, inviting the viewer into a geography that is at once familiar and unsettling. Wille is an associate professor and interim director at the Illinois State University School of Art. Exhibition continues through Feb. 27.

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Sunday, Feb. 15, 4 p.m.

Faculty Recital: Brahms Horn Trio

Rubendall Recital Hall, Weiss Center for the Arts

bednarz, kim and ogilvie

Faculty members Eun Ae Baik-Kim (piano), Blanka Bednarz (violin) and Tyler Ogilvie (horn) perform the Horn Trio in E-flat major by Johannes Brahms. The program also includes Francis Poulenc’s Sonata for Violin and Piano and Romance for Horn and Piano by Victor Ewald.

Monday, Feb. 16, 4 p.m.

Public Workshop & Demonstration

Goodyear Ceramics Studio, Cedar Street

Join porcelain artist Feng Weina in the Goodyear Ceramics Studio for a public workshop and demonstration. This event is part of Weina’s Dickinson residency (Feb. 9 through March 27). Please see associated event on March 16.

Thursday, Feb. 19, 7 p.m.

Art: Take It Personally (A Critic's Life)

Rubendall Recital Hall, Weiss Center for the Arts 

Pulitzer Prize-winning art critic and New York Times senior writer Holland Cotter visits Dickinson through the Jane L. and Robert H. Weiner Lecture in the Fine Arts. A Poynter Fellow, College Art Association Lifetime Achievement Award-winner and former Art in America contributing editor, Cotter received the inaugural Award for Excellence in Criticism from the International Association of Art Critics, U.S.A section, in 2014. He was for many years a contributing editor to Art in America, an editorial associate of Art News and co-editor of New York Arts Journal.

The annual Weiner Lecture is named for Robert H. and Jane L. Weiner, who established the program for visiting lectureships in the fine arts in 1984. Their children are graduates of Dickinson College.

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Thursday, Feb. 26, noon

Noonday Concert

This concert features students in Dickinson’s performance-studies program.

Feb. 27 Through April 11
Opening Reception: Friday, Feb. 27, 5–7 p.m.

The Spirit of the Sixties: Art as an Agent for Change

The Trout Gallery, Weiss Center for the Arts
Hours: Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Detail of Joint Show (lithograph on paper), 1967. Given by the artists of Motive Magazine and Professor Emeritus Dennis Akin and Marjorie Pennington Akin.

Detail of Joint Show (lithograph on paper), 1967. Given by the artists of Motive Magazine and Professor Emeritus Dennis Akin and Marjorie Pennington Akin.

This exhibition considers the role of postwar artists who explored printmaking, particularly posters, as tools of social change. It is curated by senior art & art-history majors Kyle Anderson, Aleksa D’Orsi, Kimberly Drexler, Lindsay Kearney, Callie Marx, Gillian Pinkham, and Sebastian Zheng, under the direction of Elizabeth Lee.

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Saturday, Feb. 28, 7 p.m.

Cabaret: Beyond the Fourth Wall

HUB Social Hall, Holland Union Building

Faculty Quartet

Faculty members Lynn Helding (voice), Tim James (piano) and Dave Zygmunt (percussion) and guest artist Allen Roth (bass) present a hybrid of concert song and improvisational theatre that dissolves the “fourth wall,” the imaginary barrier between performers and audience members. This performance features pieces from the new American songbook and songs by cabaret stalwarts Harold Arlen and Stephen Sondheim and by the newer voices of John Bucchino, Marcy Heisler and Zina Goldrich.

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