Jingle Bell Holiday at the Pioneer Bookshop
Visit downtown Grinnell tomorrow from 5pm to 8pm for Jingle Bell Holiday (Friday, November 30). The Pioneer Bookshop will serve cookies and hot chocolate. Our own Jeff Pardikes will read stories to the kids. Clip the coupon in the Pennysaver to get 30% off one apparel item. Orange and black, Grinnell Tiger apparel is already marked down. Get another 30% off one with the coupon.
Save the Date for the College Holiday Dinner and Dance!
Friday, December 21, 2012
The invitations for the College Holiday Dinner will be mailed soon. Please check your campus mailbox for your invitation! RSVP for the dinner to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We had a great turnout at the dance last year, so we're doing it again! (We promise to provide better sound!) A special thank you to those who helped plan the dance: Rachel Bly, Andrea Conner, Kate Gluckman, Travis Greene, Jen Jacobsen, and Kristin Lovig.
There will be a happy hour in Lyle's Pub. Interested individuals should bring cash to purchase a drink.
Child care will be available for children ages 3-12 at the Grinnell Community Day Care and Preschool at the Ahrens Center. There are limited slots, so interested parents MUST RSVP to reserve a slot by contacting Bailey Thompson email@example.com and include child(ren) name, age, parents name and phone number. Drop off time will be 5:45 p.m., pick up by 11 p.m. Expect to fill out a small amount of paperwork upon arrival. This service is being generously supported by the Office of the President.
Here's the timeline for the evening:
5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Happy hour in Lyle's Pub
5:45 p.m. Drop off at Community Day Care begins
6:15 p.m. Dinner line opens (note the start time)
8:00 p.m. Dance starts and cash bar in JRC 101 opens
11:00 p.m. Dance ends
Happy Holidays to you! We hope to see you at the holiday dinner and dance!
Challenging Heights Book Sale
December 4, & 6: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm & 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
JRC: 1st floor lobby
Buy a book! Educate a child rescued from slavery!
Free the Slaves and ACSU (African Caribbean Student Union) are sponsoring a sale of books made by children at Challenging Heights' Hovde House in Ghana. Funds raised will help keep these former slaves in school. $5 minimum per book, but you are encouraged to give more if you can.
Recipients of the 2011 Grinnell Prize James Kofi Annan and Challenging Heights work to rescue children from slavery, provide educational support in the most impoverished communities in Ghana, and supply community development support to address the root cause of slavery and child trafficking. In an ongoing effort to support Challenging Heights, Tilly Woodward traveled to Ghana to make books and art with the children at Hovde House through a fellowship funded by the Grinnell Prize. http://www.grinnell.edu/offices/studentaffairs/chaplain/socialjusticeprize/history/staff-fellowships/woodward
November 2, 2012 - December 16, 2012
For the past several years, Andrew Kaufman has been exploring the concept of containment, as well as the tangential ideas of breach and contamination, in a multiplicity of forms that range from painting to installation. Rather than engage with narrative, Kaufman's work seeks to embody these concepts by co-opting their structures, and utilize cultural signifiers that intrinsically allude to the body.
Craig Quintero, Joyce Ho, David Dunlap, Josh Black, Justin Thomas, Erik Sanning, Erin Howell-Gritsch, Isaac Lai, Yen Yi-tzu, and Milton Severe
November 2, 2012 - December 16, 2012
This exhibition, developed by Assistant Professor of Theatre Craig Quitero, invites visitors to cross the boundary between spectator and spectacle and participate in the creation of art. The exhibition encourages visitors not only to "see art" but also to "be art," as they stage images and photograph them in the surreal installation space. This is an exhibition of inclusion, a cutting of the red ropes that separate art from life, a celebration of art as action. The Grinnell College Department of Theatre and Dance will stage two performances in the space.
Los Infrahumanos: The Sub-humans: Linocuts by Antonio Frasconi
Curated by Grace Withmory '13
December 3, 2012 - December 21, 2012
Burling Library Print and Drawing Study Room
From a young age, South American artist Antonio Frasconi created work with social and political themes. Like many young socialist Uruguayans, Frasconi looked at the United States as a model. The race riots of June 1943 in Detroit, however, shocked and empowered him to create a portfolio of linocuts entitled Los Infrahumanos ("The Sub-humans"). In these prints he depicts the experience of African Americans and the progression of the way they were treated in the United States. This work was first displayed in a socialist gathering place, however, they were soon taken down after others felt it dangerous to criticize their allies in wartime. This exhibit incorporates this work as well as the letter he wrote to Richard Wright asking for advice. The response he received inspired Frasconi to continue his response to social concerns as well as influenced the format of his work to focus on a theme or a written text and create a sequence in either a portfolio or book form. Curated by Faulconer Gallery Intern Grace Withmory '13.
Events and Programs
Yoga in the Gallery with Monica St. Angelo
Mondays and Thursdays, November 5 – December 13
12:15 p.m. - 12:50 p.m.
Enjoy a 30-minute yoga practice midday, including warming and invigorating poses and a final period of relaxation. Mats are provided and we welcome both beginners and experienced practitioners. Co-sponsored by Faulconer Gallery and Live Well Grinnell.
Concert: Fresh Flutes
Thursday, December 13, 7:30 p.m.
Directed by Claudia Anderson
Gallery Talk: Los Infrahumanos: The Sub-humans: Linocuts by Antonio Frasconi: Grace Withmory '13
December 4, 2012, 4:15 p.m.
Faulconer Gallery Intern, Grace Withmory '13, will discuss the progression of work that was created by Antonio Frasconi, beginning from the political cartoons he created as a teenager in Uruguay. Focusing on the portfolio of linocuts entitled Los Infrahumanos ("The Sub-humans"), she will discuss the obstacles he faced in displaying his work in the 1940's due to the anti-fascist war and how a letter he received from Richard Wright encouraged him to continue working as well as influenced his method of presenting his work in which he created a series of work that focused on a theme or text that in tern were presented as a portfolio or book.
Performance: Small Elephant Stories
Directed by Lecturer in Theater and Dance Celeste Miller
Friday, December 7, 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 8, 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 9, 2 p.m.
Grinnell College Dance Ensemble will perform Small Elephant Stories within the exhibition we're all in this together.
Directed by Kristin Maahs
Wednesday, December 12, 7:30 p.m.