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March 1 through March 7

March 1


What: Southside High School Drumline
When: Noon
Where: Carnegie Lawn
Details: The Southside High School Drumline is a group of ten students who perform percussion instruments as a group, along with the marching band. The pieces they play are called “cadences” and are short tunes that are comprised.
 
What: Art Department Open Studios
When: Noon to 3:00 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. Students will be firing Raku pottery as a demonstration. An exhibition of student work will be on view on the second floor of Fassett Commons.
 
What: Music with the Professors of Blues
When: Noon
Where: Fassett Commons Art Gallery
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 3:00 p.m.
Where: Fassett Commons
Details: Explore the art of tie-dye patterns and colors. Bring a pre-washed white cotton article of clothing or other cotton fabric and discover your “Inner Creativity”. Learn the basics of tie-dye or try a new pattern design. The possibilities are endless and so are the rubber bands! This event is especially designed as a family event.
 
What: The Chemistry of Art
When: Noon to 3:00 p.m.
Where: Kolker Hall Atrium
Details: This activity involves a chemistry project including chromato-graphy flowers and homemade paints. Kids of all ages areinvited to do some hands-on art-related chemistry activities, and learn how chemistry is used in art restoration. This event is especially designed as a family event.
 
What: The Art of Fiber
When: Noon to 3:00 p.m.
Where: Kolker Hall Atrium
Details: Adults and children learn about the science behind the process of felting, including protein properties that allow fibers totwist and clump together to form a yarn. Participants have the opportunity to make a bead or two to string and take with them. A microscope will be available for people to examine the differences in wool and linen fibers. This event is especially designed as a family event.
 
What: The Art of Microscopy
When: Noon to 3:00 p.m.
Where: Kolker Hall Atrium
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 so participants can see just how beautiful some of the smallest organisms are. This event is especially designed as a family event.
 
What: Danceline Expo
When: 2:00 p.m.
Where: Dining Hall, Campus Center
Details: Danceline is an Elmira College student club whose members perform at Soaring Eagles’ sports events including Hoops Hysteria, multiple men’s and women’s basketball games, and twice a year in each Orchesis performance. The performances focus on hip hop and jazz styles of dance. This year’s team of 19 dancers is choreographed by president Shayla Ruland ‘14, vice president Casey Sporyz ‘14, secretary Sierra Luongo ‘15, treasurer Alicia Levers ‘16, and senator Danielle Watkins ‘16.
 
What: Moon Language Concert
When: 2:30 p.m.
Where: MacKenzie’s, Campus Center
Details: Moon Language has an eclectic indie sound. Mixing electric and acoustic instruments with synthesizers and drum kits, the music is unique and energetic.
 
What: Jane Dennis and Ileen Kaplan Gallery Talk
When: 3:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Where: George Waters Gallery, Campus Center
Details: Artists Jane Dennis and Ileen Kaplan will close their show in the George Waters Gallery by talking about the art hanging in the gallery, as well as revealing their inspirations and methods of making art. Jane’s work is a hybrid of sculpture and painting that share metaphors about boundaries. Ileen tries to capture everything about a moment in time: the light, the feeling, the sense of space, the action, the stillness.
 
What: A Cappella Teaser
When: 4:00 p.m.
Where: MacKenzie’s, Campus Center
Details: Elmira College’s three A Capella groups will each perform a short preview of some of the pieces they will be singing for A Capella Weekend, March 22 & 23.

March 2


What: Elmira School District Concert
When: 2:00 p.m.
Where: Peterson Chapel, Cowles Hall
Details: Elmira School District Concert featuring Southside High School Jazz Band (SHS), Elmira Free Academy (EFA) Percussion Ensemble, Dually Noted Show Choir (SHS/EFA ), and String Ensemble (SHS/EFA).

March 3


What:

POSTPONED

The Art of Cowles Hall

When: 6:00 p.m.
Where: Peterson Chapel, Cowles Hall
Details: This panel discussion features artists who contributed to the renovation of Cowles Hall. The artists will discuss the artistic processes involved in the renovation, and how they were able to capture Elmira College’s history and traditions in their work.

March 4


What: Mel Chin: Lecture, Film, and Meet the Artist
When: 2:00 p.m. to 3:15 p.m Lecture
Where: Peterson Chapel, Cowles Hall
Details: Mel Chin’s art, which is both analytical and poetic, evades easy classification. He is known for the broad range of approaches in his art, including works that require multi-disciplinary, collaborative work, and works that conjoin cross-cultural aesthetics with complex ideas. He developed Revival Field (1989-ongoing), a project that has been a pioneer in the field of “green remediation,” the use of plants to remove toxic, heavy metals from the soil. Chin will give his public lecture, show and animated film that he created and meet with EC art majors for a group critique of their art work. This project is made possible, in part, with public funds from NYSCA’s Decentralization Program, administered regionally.
 
What: Dervish: Irish Ensemble featuring Cathy Jordan
When: 8:00 p.m.
Where: Peterson Chapel, Cowles Hall
Details: Magical traditional music from Ireland! Dervish, a traditional Irish band who have performed for nearly 25 years, has performed at such places as the Great Wall of China, auditoriums in the Holy Land, and was the first Irish band to perform in front of 240,000 people at the greatest music festival in the world. The band’s accomplishments include: Sligo City Council’s “Freedom of the Borough of Sligo” award; Taoiseach (Irish Prime Minister) Bertie Ahern personally inviting the band to perform for the Chinese government; traveling with Ireland’s President Mary McAleese to Latvia and Lithuana to represent the Irish culture; creating “Irish Heartbeat with Dervish,” a series of fourteen, hour-long radio show; becoming the official band for County Leitrim; and being invited to write for TV and Film through the newly developed James Grant/EMI. Dervish’s concert performances are a myriad of tones and moods ranging from high energy tunes, played with fluidity and intuitiveness, to beautifully measured songs, from charming lyrics of life and love, to inspiring melodies that lift audiences from their seats. All the elements are drawn together by Roscommon-born singer Cathy Jordan’s masterful stage-presence. Her stories to the songs and her interaction with the audience draws people into the music in a way very few performers can achieve. Recent credits include signing a publishing deal with the Bucks Music Company in London. Having shared stages with James Brown, Buena Vista Social Club, Oasis, Sting, REM, and Beck, Dervish are sellouts at the biggest halls and folk festivals in Ireland. Yet, they don’t tour too terribly often in North America! This is pure Irish music at its best—not to be missed.

March 5


What: Highlights from the Elmira College
When: 11:30 a.m.
Where: Tripp Lecture Hall, Gannett-Tripp Library
Details: This event provides an overview of some of the significant works of art in Elmira College’s collection, including works acquired through the generosity of donors and past members of the Board. Background information will be provided on the works in the College’s collection by accomplished artists such as George Waters and Ernfred Anderson, both of whom were members of the Elmira College Faculty. There will be time following the presentation to view some examples of the works housed in the Gannett-Tripp Library.
 
What: Song and Social Change in Latin America
When: 5:30 p.m.
Where: Tripp Lecture Hall, Gannett-Tripp Library
Details: Dr. Shaw discusses her recent publication Song and Social Change, playing music to illustrate the talk.

March 6


What: Fred Herbst and Marc Rubin Art Opening
When: 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Where: George Waters Gallery, Campus Center
Details: An exhibition of clay work and paintings by local artists Fred Herbst and Marc Rubin. Fred, a professor of art at Corning Community College since 2000, teaches ceramics and art history. He works primarily with woodfired stoneware and porcelain. Marc, an award-winning graphic designer and owner of Marc Rubin Associates, paints in the style of his teacher, the world-renowned painter Thomas Buechner. His work can be seen in galleries in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Lambertville, New Jersey and Chestertown, Maryland.
 
What: Marion Bethel—Womanish Ways, Freedom, Human Rights & Democracy: The Women’s Suffrage Movement in the Bahamas 1948-1962
When: 6:00 p.m.
Where: Peterson Chapel, Cowles Hall
Details: Bahamian poet, short story writer, essayist and attorney Marion Bethel will show her award-winning film, “Womanish Ways, Freedom, Human Rights & Democracy: The Women’s Suffrage Movement in the Bahamas 1948-1962” and deliver a lecture about the film and women’s rights.
 
What: The Last Night of Ballyhoo
When: 8:00 p.m.
Where: Gibson Theatre, Emerson Hall
Details: This charming romantic comedy, performed by Elmira College students, takes place in Atlanta during the 1939 holidays, where Gone with the Wind premieres and war rumors were widespread throughout the community. However, sights were set on who was taking whom to the Ballyhoo ball — the event of the season!

March 7


What: The Last Night of Ballyhoo
When: 8:00 p.m.
Where: Gibson Theatre, Emerson Hall
Details: This charming romantic comedy, performed by Elmira College students, takes place in Atlanta during the 1939 holidays, where Gone with the Wind premieres and war rumors were widespread throughout the community. However, sights were set on who was taking whom to the Ballyhoo ball — the event of the season!