The M gallery is doing a great job this year. The latest student piece is work and performance by Sarah Briggs and Doug LeCours called Flesh Memory. Doug and Sarah write of their work:
Flesh Memory is an investigation of the histories imbedded in our bodies through painting, dance, photography, and soundscape. Through this work we have explored the possible representations of physical experience. How do layers of clothing, language, technology, and skin hide and reveal these histories? Is it possible to collapse three-dimensional experience onto a two-dimensional plane, or to portray it through movement, language, or sound? Where do we begin and end? In “Flesh Memory” the body is not only the subject but also the artist. The work is a product of physical agency that starts with self-awareness and extends into observation and experience.
*Note this exhibit includes a performance
Where: M Gallery | The Old Stone Mill | #3 Mill Street | Middlebury, VT 05753
One of many photograph compilations by Grace Brown
Last week’s It Happens Here was undoubtedly one of the most powerful events of the year. If you were moved by these stories, you should not miss tonight’s speaker: Grace Brown of Project Unbreakable.
Grace Brown, creator of Project Unbreakable, photographs survivors of sexual assault holding a poster with a quote from their attacker. In 2012, TIME magazine named her project one of the “30 Must-See Tumblr Blogs” and since then she has appeared on the Melissa Harris-Perry show and been interviewed by the Guardian. Grace will speak about the history of how her project came to be, share stories behind some of her images, and reflect upon creating sexual assault awareness.
If anything, be sure to check out Grace’s photos here!
WHERE: Dana Auditorium
WHEN: Tonight, April 29 @ 7-8:30 pm
Tonight at 9:30, Middlebury’s Bollywood Dance Group Midd Masti, will be performing in McCullough. This year’s performance features the classic Bollywood love story Khabi Khushi Khabi Gham. Keep the good vibes rolling after the Rowdy Roast, and get to McCullough early, as Midd Masti typically attracts more people than they can seat. Nikita Arora writes in:
Come see a Bollywood movie come to life at Midd Masti’s Annual
Performance: Khabi Khushi Khabi Gham!!! This Saturday Middlebury’s
Bollywood dance group, Midd Masti, will showcase dance forms from
around the world including Bhangra, Mauritian Sega and Belly Dancing
to the backdrop of a good old fashioned Bollywood love story. The show
is from 9:30-10:30 in the Mccullough Social Space and ADMISSION IS
FREE! Its first come first serve and last year we had to turn people
away so get there on time!!!
When: Tonight, Saturday April 27, 9:30 PM
Where: McCullough Social Space
The Middlebury Mountain Club wants YOU to take a break from the books and go POLAR BEARING* tonight! It’s a guaranteed fun time (and also guaranteed to give you more of a wake up from that mid-study-sesh energy slump than any caffeinated beverage you could purchase in Wilson Café).
Feel like taking the plunge? Meet at ADK at 10 pm. Bring warm clothes. There is only room for the first 12 people who show up, so don’t be late.
When: 10 pm
Why: why not?
*you will not actually be swimming with polar bears.
Middlebury’s literary arts magazine, Blackbird, will launch their Spring 2013 edition tonight at the Gamut Room! All are welcome to come enjoy readings from the new issue, free food, live jazz piano performed by the Mamajama’s Alyssa Dillon ’15, and an open mic for anyone interested in sharing poetry, fiction, or non-fiction of any kind. Featured student writers sharing readings tonight include: Claire Sibley ’13, David Seamans ’13, Aneleisa Gladding-Hinton ’16, Emily Dalton ’14, Amelia Linsky ’13, Kristy Joe ’14, Jack George ’16, Meredith Messier ’15, Leah Fessler ’15, Elli Itin ’16, and Shannon Gair ’13. Editor Pierce Brown ’15 promises a chill way to start the weekend!
WHERE: Gamut Room
It’s Thursday, and you know what that (sometimes) means… Atwater Suite BCG is back in action. For their penultimate Thursday event, BCG will be mixing it up with a “Chef Showcase,” aka free, good food, far exceeding the usual kettle corn/boxed wine combo (which we still enjoy). Suite mate Daniel Lee ’13 writes in:
6 Student chefs will cook up a 5 course sampler for the first 50
students to arrive at the BCG at 9:00pm. Chefs will provide
explanations for their creations to show that cooking is a thoughtful
art form, while also supporting the thoughtful food practices with the
usage of only local ingredients.
The Blue Laws will be playing an acoustic set during the chef
showcase, and will conclude the night with a concert that begins at
10:00pm. If you aren’t one of the first 50 to the chef showcase, come
to socialize at the suite and appreciate the visual artists on display
Supported by the ICC.
WHERE: Atwater Suite BCG
WHEN: Tonight, April 25 @ 9pm-late. COME EARLY if you want food.
Nick Smaller ’14, Cagan Koc ’13, and Joel Feier ’13 are presenting their independent project, a “performative sound art installation,” tomorrow night in the Mill. It’s titled “Sounds, Alterations: Delicacy and Prejudices,” and it’s meant to be a live continuous performance. Smaller and Feier made the sounds and Koc is behind the live visuals. It promises to be awesome. Here is when you can walk through it:
thursday . . – . . 8pm to 11pm
friday – – – – – . 10pm to 1am
saturday . . – . . 10pm to 1am
Place: The Mill
Want to do your day’s good deed? Feel like helping out those affected by the recent events in Boston and other areas? Bleed for a good cause! Atwater Commons is sponsoring a Red Cross Blood Drive TODAY. Drop by McCullough this afternoon, and brighten your day by giving a little blood for somebody who needs it a whole lot more than you do. Please note: you must be healthy, at least 17 years old, and weigh more than 110 pounds to donate…. So for you tiny people who skipped like 4 grades and are 16 year-old freshmen, you’ll have to sit this one out, unfortunately.
Where: McCullough Social Space
When: 1-4 pm TODAY
Cost: your blood
Care about student government? Care who represents you as a student? Current Prezi Charlie Arnowitz ’13 invites you to come to the SGA Presidential debate today!
So there are three candidates running Nathan Labarba ’14, Rachel Liddell ’15, and Killian Naylor ’14.5. Seems like they’re all qualified…
The great debate is tonight at at 7:30 in Bihall 216!
We’re gonna try to liveblog it for you lazys. but do come to support!