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Arts Calendar

September1 - Fri^7:30 p.m.

Faculty Recital: Emily Yap Chua, piano
Wimberly Recital Hall, Presser Hall

Described as “remarkably passionate . . . vividly enchanting” (The Daily Tribune) and "spirited and movingly expressive” (The Philippine STAR), pianist Emily Yap Chua returns to the stage with a solo recital featuring works by Handel, Brahms, Lutoslawski, and Liebermann.

3 - Sun^2 p.m.

Spotlight Tour: "Valley of the Seine" by Theodore Robinson
Maier Museum of Art

Spotlight Tour: "Valley of the Seine" by Theodore Robinson - Brief, 15-minute tour featuring one work of art. No registration required; just drop by.

22 - Fri^5 p.m.

The 106th Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Art: "Carceral States"
Maier Museum of Art

The 106th Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Art: "Carceral States" - This exhibition focuses on the timely issue of mass incarceration, approaching the theme from a breadth of perspectives by a number of important contemporary American artists. Included in the exhibition will be both documentary and landscape photography, oil painting, and sculpture. "Carceral States" offers both the directness of the photo-journalist tradition as well as more aesthetically-centered works which have important things to say about incarceration in ways that are uncovered gradually. Free and open to the public. Refreshments and cash bar (beer/wine) provided.

23 - Sat^4 p.m.

Family Weekend Showcase (PP)
Wimberly Recital Hall, Presser Hall
27 - Wed^8 p.m.

Randolph College Writer in Residence Reading
Maier Museum of Art
October1 - Sun^2 p.m.

Spotlight Tour: ?Shared Dining, Women of York"
Maier Museum of Art

Spotlight Tour: “Shared Dining, Women of York" - Brief, 15-minute tour featuring one work of art. No registration required; just drop by.

2:30 p.m.

Community Art Project: Plates of Honor
Maier Museum of Art

You are invited to participate in a community art project inspired by "Women of York: 'Shared Dining,'" in the Maier’s exhibition, "Carceral States." The installation, created by ten women incarcerated at York Correctional Institution in Connecticut, includes ten place settings arranged on a table, each dedicated to the artists’ heroines. The work is inspired by Judy Chicago’s "The Dinner Party," a seminal feminist artwork that celebrates the forgotten achievements of 39 women in history. Drop by the Maier and craft a symbolic dinner place setting of your own, honoring a woman of personal significance. A combination of commonplace, art, and craft materials will be available. This project will culminate in a temporary installation at the Maier

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8 - Sun^2 p.m.

Family Workshop: Mono-prints
Maier Museum of Art

Family Workshop: Mono-prints - Make one-of-a kind prints, inspired by works in the collection, from textures and common objects. Includes interactive tour and art-making. All materials provided. Limited space. For ages 5+ accompanied by an adult. $5/child or free for Maier Members (pay at the door; cash/check). Registration required by Oct. 6 at museum@randolphcollege.edu.

10 - Tue^8 p.m.

Reading by Molly McCully Brown (PP)
Alice Ashley Jack Room, Smith Memorial Building

Reading by Molly McCully Brown (PP): Molly McCully Brown is the author of The Virginia State Colony For Epileptics and Feebleminded, which won the 2016 Lexi Rudnitsky First Book Prize and was published by Persea Books in 2017. Raised in Amherst, Virginia, on the Sweet Briar College campus, she is a graduate of Bard College at Simon’s Rock, Stanford University, and the University of Mississippi, where she received her MFA in poetry as a John and Renée Grisham fellow. Beginning in September 2017, she will be the inaugural Jeff Baskin Writers Fellow at The Oxford American magazine. She is at work on a collection of essays about disability, poetry, religion, and the American South that explores the relationship between the body and that intangible other we sometimes call the soul.

20 - Fri^7:30 p.m.

Guest Artist/Faculty Recital: The Jasper Quartet, with Emily Yap Chua, piano
Smith Hall Theatre, Smith Memorial Building

The Jasper String Quartet has been hailed as “sonically delightful and expressively compelling” (The Strad) and "powerful" (New York Times). Winner of the prestigious CMA Cleveland Quartet Award, the ensemble is the Professional Quartet in Residence at Temple University's Center for Gifted Young Musicians and the 2017-18 Guest Artist in Residence at Swarthmore College. In addition to masterworks of the quartet literature, they will be joined by Randolph College Professor of Music Emily Yap Chua for a performance of the Schumann Piano Quintet.

21 - Sat^1:30 p.m.

Berlind Symposium, Lecture: Judy Chicago's epic feminist installation, "The Dinner Party"
Maier Museum of Art

Berlind Symposium, Lecture: Judy Chicago's epic feminist installation, "The Dinner Party" by Lesley Shipley, Assistant Professor of Art History. An important icon of 1970’s feminist art and a milestone in 20th-century art, "The Dinner Party" installation at the Brooklyn Museum’s Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art is comprised of thirty-nine place settings on a triangular banquet table, each honoring an important woman from history. This work was the inspiration for the Women of York “Shared Dining” installation, included in the Maier's current exhibition, "Carceral States." At Randolph, Shipley’s research and teaching interest are in modern and contemporary art with an emphasis on identity, feminism and activism since 1969. She has an M.F.A. from American University and a Ph.D. from Bryn Mawr College. Coffee break to follow. Visit maiermuseum.org for the full Symposium schedule.

2:30 p.m.

Berlind Symposium, Panel Discussion: "The Women of York: 'Shared Dining'"
Maier Museum of Art

Berlind Symposium, Panel Discussion: "The Women of York: 'Shared Dining'" - Including four of the Women of York: Tracie Bernardie, Kelly Donnelly, Panna Krom, and Lisette Oblitas-Cruz, as well as Joseph Lea, retired Library Media Specialist from York Correctional Institution who was instrumental in facilitating the creation of “Shared Dining.” Reception to follow.

22 - Sun^4 p.m.

Berlind Symposium, Lecture: Food Access and Incarceration
Maier Museum of Art

Berlind Symposium, Lecture: Food Access and Incarceration - by J. Nikol Jackson-Beckham, Assistant Professor of Communication Studies. For several years, J. Nikol Jackson-Beckham has helped inmates at the Fluvanna Correctional Center for Women earn their associate’s degrees. Combining this unique teaching experience with her intellectual work in critical food studies, Jackson-Beckham conducts research in hope of influencing policy pertaining to correctional food systems. In the summer of 2016, Jackson-Beckham and Randolph students, Jan Cornell ’18 and Alexandra Wieczorek ’19, partnered on the Summer Research project “Correctional Food Deserts: Defining the Problem and Designing Interventions.” Using U.S. Census records, market basket research, and interviews, they investigated possible correlations between mass incarceration, poverty, and food deserts (urban areas with limited access to affordable, quality foods). Jackson-Beckham earned a bachelor’s in English from Virginia Tech and bachelor of fine arts in visual communication from American Intercontinental University. She received her master’s in communication studies from San Diego State University and Ph.D. in communication studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Reception to follow.

24 - Tue^8 p.m.

Reading by Stephen Corey (PP)
Alice Ashley Jack Room, Smith Memorial Building

Reading by Stephen Corey (PP): Stephen Corey is the author of Startled at the Big Sound: Essays Personal, Literary, and Cultural (Mercer UP, 2017) and ten poetry collections, most recently There Is No Finished World (White Pine Press). He is the editor of renowned literary journal The Georgia Review, with which he has worked since 1983.

November4 - Sat^7:30 p.m.

Chamber Orchestra Fall Concert (PP)
Smith Hall Theatre, Smith Memorial Building
5 - Sun^2 p.m.

Spotlight Tour: Photographs from ?Of Length and Measures? Series by Stephen Toutlentes
Maier Museum of Art

Spotlight Tour: Photographs from “Of Length and Measures” Series by Stephen Toutlentes - Brief, 15-minute tour featuring one work of art. No registration required; just drop by.

8 - Wed^8 p.m.

Reading by Jim Peterson, Pearl S. Buck Writer in Residence (PP)
Alice Ashley Jack Room, Smith Memorial Building

Reading by Jim Peterson, Pearl S. Buck Writer in Residence (PP): R(-MW)C professor emeritus Jim Peterson is the author of four poetry collections, three chapbooks, and a novel. His poems have appeared in more than seventy journals including Poetry, Georgia Review, Shenandoah, Poetry Northwest, Prairie Schooner, Cave Wall, South Dakota Review, Connecticut Review, etc., and have won the Benjamin Saltman Award from Red Hen Press, an Academy of American Poets Award, and a Fellowship in Poetry from the Virginia Arts Commission. His plays have been produced in college and regional theatres. He is on the faculty of the University of Nebraska MFA Program in Creative Writing.

12 - Sun^2 p.m.

Family Workshop: Installation Art
Maier Museum of Art

Family Workshop: Installation Art - Explore the installation, “Shared Dining, Women of York,” in the Maier’s exhibition, Carceral States, which features a table of place settings dedicated to the artists’ personal heroes, made from repurposed materials. Afterward, create your own mixed-media place setting, inspired by someone important in your life. Includes interactive tour and art-making. All materials provided. Limited space. For ages 5+ accompanied by an adult. $5/child or free for Maier Members (pay at the door; cash/check). Registration required by Nov. 10 at museum@randolphcollege.edu.

17 - Fri^7:30 p.m.

Fall Dance Concert (PP)
Smith Hall Theatre, Smith Memorial Building

Fall Dance Concert 2017 Randolph College's Annual Fall Dance Concert is a Student Choreography Showcase. Join us as we celebrate dance! When: November 17th 7:30 pm November 18th 2pm Where: Smith Hall Theater Tickets: General $4, Students w/ Valid ID FREE, First-Year Passport Event

18 - Sat^2 p.m.

Fall Dance Concert
Smith Hall Theatre, Smith Memorial Building

Fall Dance Concert 2017 Randolph College's Annual Fall Dance Concert is a Student Choreography Showcase. Join us as we celebrate dance! When: November 17th 7:30 pm November 18th 2pm Where: Smith Hall Theater Tickets: General $4, Students w/ Valid ID FREE, First-Year Passport Event

December3 - Sun^2 p.m.

Spotlight Tour: Paintings from ?Destiny? Series by Titus Kaphar
Maier Museum of Art

Spotlight Tour: Paintings from “Destiny” Series by Titus Kaphar - Brief, 15-minute tour featuring one work of art. No registration required; just drop by

7:30 p.m.

Christmas Vespers (PP)
Houston Memorial Chapel
8 - Fri^2 p.m.

Music Department Recital
Wimberly Recital Hall, Presser Hall
10 - Sun^2 p.m.

Family Workshop: Art Miniatures
Maier Museum of Art

Family Workshop: Art Miniatures - Can a work of art fit in your pocket? Create a miniature, mixed-media sculpture that hangs from a string and is perfect for gift-giving. Includes interactive tour and art-making. All materials provided. Limited space. For ages 5+ accompanied by an adult. $5/child or free for Maier Members (pay at the door; cash/check). Registration required by Dec. 8 at museum@randolphcollege.edu.

February25 - Sun^7:30 p.m.

Winter Showcase (PP)
Wimberly Recital Hall, Presser Hall
March23 - Fri^6 p.m.

Poetry Jam! Reading and Competition Awards
Wimberly Recital Hall, Presser Hall
April19 - Thu^4:30 p.m.

Symposium of Artists and Scholars: Session 0a (PP)
Nichols Theatre, Student Center
7 p.m.

Symposium of Artists and Scholars Keynote: "On Looking" By Dr. William Coulter (PP)
Nichols Theatre, Student Center
8:10 p.m.

Symposium of Artists and Scholars: Session 1b (PP)
Quillian Conference Room, Student Center
8:10 p.m.

Symposium of Artists and Scholars: Session 1a (PP)
Nichols Theatre, Student Center
20 - Fri^1:15 p.m.

Symposium of Artists and Scholars: Session 2a (PP)
Nichols Theatre, Student Center
1:15 p.m.

Symposium of Artists and Scholars: Session 2b (PP)
Quillian Conference Room, Student Center
2:45 p.m.

Symposium of Artists and Scholars: Session 3b (PP)
Quillian Conference Room, Student Center
2:45 p.m.

Symposium of Artists and Scholars: Session 3a (PP)
Nichols Theatre, Student Center
4:15 p.m.

Symposium of Artists and Scholars Poster Session and Reception (PP)
Hampson Commons, Student Center
22 - Sun^7:30 p.m.

Spring Concert
Houston Memorial Chapel

The Randolph College Chorale and Chamber Orchestra present Carissimi’s "Jephthe" and Beethoven’s "Symphony No. 1". Pre- Concert Talk at 7:00 pm

7:30 p.m.

Spring Concert (PP)
Houston Memorial Chapel
27 - Fri^2 p.m.

Music Department Recital
Wimberly Recital Hall, Presser Hall
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