GRINNELL, IA— Concurrent exhibitions of Grinnell College’s art collections will be the backdrop for outreach activities at Faulconer Gallery through the end of February and March. “Influence,” a faculty-curated exhibition of “cabinets of curiosity,” and “Repeat, Reveal, React: Identities in Flux,” a student curated exhibition of art from the college’s collection, offer a wide variety of programming so visitors can experience the interdisciplinary nature of the shows.
Curator of Academic and Public Outreach Tilly Woodward, who coordinates gallery programming, said that visitors to the concurrent exhibitions can “enjoy more than 170 works from the college’s collections, ranging from Albrecht Durer to Andy Warhol.”
Public programs involving the “Influence” and “Repeat, Reveal, React” exhibitions include:
• Fri., Feb. 26, 4:15 p.m.: A gallery talk by Luther Davis, a 1993 Grinnell graduate and master printer at Axelle Fine Arts in Brooklyn, N.Y., who will discuss the collaborative process of printmaking. Co-sponsored by the Grinnell College Department of Art.
• Tues., Mar. 2, 4:15 p.m.: Grinnell College faculty members Nancy Rempel-Clower (psychology), Liz Queathem (biology), and Vicki Bentley-Condit (anthropology), who study animal behavior in their research, will respond to the “Influence” exhibition. The panel will consider the continuity of animal and human behavior and the problems of interpreting animal behavior. “Influence” curator and biology professor Jackie Brown will moderate.
• Wed., Mar. 3, 7:45 p.m.: Open Mic @ the Faulconer Gallery. Participants may read or perform original works or works of favorite writers and composers while enjoying the exhibitions.
• Tues., Mar. 9, 7 p.m.: Poetry Reading:“Re-Turning: Movement and Repetition in Verse.” Students from the poetry writing seminar taught by English professor Ralph Savarese will read poems that incorporate repetition in content and style.
• Wed., Mar. 10, 4:15 p.m.: Panel: Gender Identity and Repetition. Faculty members will discuss the formation of gender identity in relation to repetition, especially considering works on view in “Repeat, Reveal, React: Identities In Flux.” Panelists include Astrid Henry (Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies), Theresa Geller (English), and Daniel Reynolds (German), moderated by third-year student Courtney Sheehan.
• Sat., Mar. 13, 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.: “Three in Two: Improvisation in Dance and Music.” In two 40-minute improvisational sets, contemporary dancers Rebecca Bryant and Sandra Mathern-Smith will respond to works in the gallery and to live music by Don Nichols. Co-sponsored by the Department of Theatre and Dance.
• Tues., Mar. 16, 4:15 p.m.: Gallery talk by Amy Tang, assistant professor of English and American Studies at Wesleyan University, will address the role of repetition in minority art and literature.
• Thursdays, Feb. 25 –Mar. 18, 12:15 p.m.: yoga in the gallery with instructor Jenn Mavin.
All activities are free, open to the public, and located in Faulconer Gallery unless otherwise noted. Gallery hours through March 21 are Tuesday-Wednesday, noon to 5 p.m.; Thursday-Friday, noon to 8 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.; closed Monday. For more information about the exhibitions and related programs, call 641-269-4660 or visit www.grinnell.edu/faulconergallery.