Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011 12:00 am

Grinnell, IA -  

Grinnell College’s Faulconer Gallery will host a number of public events through the remainder of the fall semester to highlight three ongoing exhibitions: “From the Book Forest: Commercial Publishing in Late Imperial China,” “Chinese Propaganda Posters” and works by Prairie-Style architects Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony Griffin. A Burling Library exhibition, “From Papyrus to Kindle: A Glimpse at the History of Printing in the Western World,” will also serve as a backdrop for public events.

• Nov. 1, 7 p.m.: Center for International Studies Director David Harrison will present “The Pleasures of Primary Sources” in Burling Library, followed by presentations of treasured objects in special collections and the Print and Drawing Study Room.

• Nov. 3, 4:15 p.m.: Gallery talk by Associate Professor of Chinese Jin Feng on fan fiction in web-based Chinese publishing.

• Nov. 3, 7 p.m.: “The Griffins in Grinnell” gallery talk by Paul Kruty, professor of architectural history, University of Illinois.

• Nov. 5, noon-3 p.m.: Tours of the Griffins’ Prairie-style Ricker House, 1510 Broad St., with exhibition curator Daniel Strong. Tours begin each half hour.

• Nov. 6, 1:30 p.m.: Piano recital by Royce Wolf, associate professor of mathematics and statistics.

• Nov. 11, 4:15 p.m.: Gallery talk by Assistant Professor of History Matthew Johnson on the visual evolution of Chinese political art.

• Nov. 12, 1:30-3 p.m.: Community Day with hands-on activities, including calligraphy, papermaking, and architectural modeling. Refreshments will be served.

• Nov. 17, 7:30 p.m.: Concert by Fresh Flutes, conducted by Claudia Anderson, applied music associate.

• Nov. 18, 4:15 p.m.: Gallery talk by Scott Cook, professor of Chinese, on written texts and manuscripts in pre-Imperial China, before printing and paper.

• Dec. 4, 2-3:30 p.m.: Tea and tours of Ricker House, 1510 Broad St., with local personalities Milton Severe, Jon Andelson, M.J. Zimmerman, and Strong.

• Thursdays through Dec. 8, 12:15-12:50 p.m.: yoga with Monica St. Angela, co-sponsored by Live Well Grinnell. Mats provided for beginners and experienced practitioners.

All events are in Faulconer Gallery unless otherwise noted. The Faulconer exhibitions are open until Dec. 11 during gallery hours: Tuesday-Wednesday, noon to 5 p.m., Thursday-Friday, noon to 8 p.m., Saturday-Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.; closed Monday. The Burling Library exhibition will close Nov. 21. For more information about the exhibitions and related programs, call 641-269-4660 or visit