Book Launch......The Midwest: God's Gift to Planet Earth!
Thursday, October 18, at 6:00 pm
Pioneer Bookshop, 823 4th Ave.
An illustrated guide to the history and culture of the galaxy's most important region.
If you're not too busy, Mike Draper, Raygun's founder, will be presenting on and signing copies of Raygun's first book! You might have seen Raygun's t-shirts with satirical phrases highlighting towns in the Midwest. One for Grinnell reads, "GRINNELL: MILES FROM ORDINARY.....AND FROM EVERYTHING ELSE." T-shirt and books will be available to buy at the event.
MAP Information Session
Thursday, October 18, 4:15 p.m.
Associate Dean Tapias will lead you through the ins and outs of the MAP program and offer tips on developing a successful MAP application, followed by a question and answer session. The session will be targeted towards first- and second-year students, but any student, faculty or staff member interested in learning more about MAPs is encouraged to attend this information session.
Know a young innovator for Social Justice? Nominate them for the 2013 Grinnell Prize!
The Grinnell Prize honors innovative individuals under the age of 40 who have demonstrated leadership in their fields and who show creativity, commitment, and extraordinary accomplishment in advancing positive social change.
Nominations will be accepted through November 5, 2012.
Review the nomination criteria to see if your candidate is eligible, and collaborate with them to submit a nomination!
2012-13 Schedule of Metropolitan Opera Live in HD
Opera talks begin a half-hour before the listed show time.
- October 27, noon: Otello, Verdi
- October 31, 6:30 p.m.: Otello, Verdi (Encore)
- November 10, noon: The Tempest, Ades
2012-13 Convocation/Public Events Schedule
- November 14, JRC 101, Scholars' Convocation: Grinnell Social Justice Prize Symposium
- Nov 18, 2012 at 2 p.m. Sebring-Lewis, Public Event Performance: Bluegrass Mass (Monroe Crossing).
Faulconer Gallery Events
The Becker Archive contains approximately 650 drawings by Joseph Becker and his colleagues, 19th-century artists who worked as artist-reporters for Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper observing, drawing, and sending back for publication images from the camps and battlefields of the Civil War. Additional drawings capture the construction of the railroads, the Chinese in the American West, the Indian wars and other aspects of 19th-century American culture.
This exhibition features over 100 drawings from the Becker Archive that document in lively and specific ways key developments in the history of the United States of America.
Civil War Era Drawings from the Becker Collection is curated by Judith Bookbinder and Sheila Gallagher and premiered at the McMullen Museum at Boston College. The traveling exhibition is organized by Curatorial Assistance Traveling Exhibitions, Pasadena, California.
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.
Opening Reception for Breach and we're all in this together
November 2, 4:15 – 6:00 pm
Refreshments will be served
Yoga in the Gallery with Monica St. Angelo
Mondays and Thursdays, November 5 – December 13
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.
Gallery Talk: Love Always: Josh Black
Tuesday, November 6, 4:15 pm
Artist Josh Black will address issues of personal growth and artistic process. His work, which often involves a combination of rigorous performance and a resulting sculptural object, can be considered a visual stage for introspection; a response to events he experiences. In conjunction with the Riverbed Theater, Black has constructed the piece, Blown Out, to address his personal relationship to this special state of Iowa.
Performance: hand to mouth
Directed by Assistant Professor of Theater Craig Quintero
Thursday, November 8, 7:00 pm
Friday, November 9, 7:00 pm
Saturday, November 10, 1:00 pm
Sunday, November 11, 1:00 pm
This surreal production takes the audience on a dark, meditative journey into America's collective unconscious.
Gallery Talk: David Dunlap
Tuesday, November 20, 4:15 pm
University of Iowa Professor of Art David Dunlap, part of the creative team for we're all in this together, will speak about his collaborative contributions.
Concert: Fresh Flutes
Thursday, November 29, 7:00 pm
Directed by Claudia Anderson