Spring 2017 Events

Yoga in the Gallery with Monica St. Angelo
Mondays and Thursdays, January 30 – March 16, 12:15–12:50 p.m.
Enjoy a 30-minute yoga practice, including warming and invigorating poses and a final period of relaxation. All levels welcome. Mats provided. Co-sponsored by Live Well Grinnell.
20 Minutes@11 with Daniel Strong
February 7, 11 a.m.
Daniel Strong, associate director and curator of exhibitions, will speak about Damon Davis’s All Hands on Deck—a work included in Crossing the Line—that was created in the course of the Ferguson, Missouri protests following the killing of Michael Brown.
Artists@Grinnell Gallery Talk: Edouard Duval-Carrié
February 9, 4 p.m.
Haitian-born artist and curator Edouard Duval-Carrié creates art incorporating religious traditions and the history of Haiti, the Caribbean, and Florida (his current home). In his rich work, he fuses media and a wide range of images to challenge linear history and segregated thought.
Panel: Crossing the Line and Identity
February 15, 4 p.m.
When lines are crossed, the impact on identity can be complex. What is left behind? What is added? How do you see your new experience based on your past? How do you see your past based on your new experience? Panelists will explore how crossing a line can reshape an identity or create multiple identities through professional and personal experience. Moderated by Caleb Elfenbein, associate professor of history and religious studies; director, Center for the Humanities.
Artists@Grinnell Gallery Talk: Walter Thompson—Soundpainting in Theory and Practice<
February 22, 4 p.m.
Based in Malmö, Sweden, Walter Thompson is the creator of Soundpainting, a conducting language consisting of hand and body gestures that he uses to create directed improvisations (or “real-time compositions”) for a multidisciplinary performing ensemble.His talk will explore Soundpainting and its creative possibilities.
Crossing the Line: An Open Conversation
February 23, 4 p.m.
Selected faculty, staff and students will be stationed by a work of art of their choice. We invite the audience to move among them for conversations centered around questions such as, ‘What are the lines? How are they crossed? What is the impact?’ inspired by the art and examined from both personal and professional points of view.
Performance: Walter Thompson with the Grinnell Jazz Ensemble and the Dance Ensemble/ACTivate
February 24, 7:30 p.m.
Sebring-Lewis Hall
Thompson will bring Soundpainting to his work with the dance and jazz ensembles, along with students in music, theater, dance, art, language, and linguistics. His visit culminates in this performance. Thompson is a 2017 Institute for Global Engagement Visiting Fellow, with additional support from Artists@Grinnell, the Music Department, the Center for the Humanities, and the Department of Theatre and Dance.
Community Day
February 25, 1:30–3 p.m.
People of all ages are welcome to tour our exhibitions, Crossing the Line and Operation Sunshine, and enjoy a variety of hands-on activities and refreshments.
Concert: Piano by Royce Wolf
February 28, 11 a.m.
Royce Wolf, associate professor of mathematics and statistics, will play selections by Felix Mendelssohn, Frederic Rzweski, Charles Ives and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
Artist Talk: Su Hui-yu
February 28, 4 p.m.
Visiting professor Su Hui-yu (Theatre and Dance) from Taiwan will give a presentation on his multimedia work. Mr. Su’s work contains mature subject matter which may not be suitable for all audiences.
20 Minutes@11 with Liz Queathem
March 1, 11 a.m.
Liz Queathem, senior lecturer in biology, will speak about a selected work from Operation Sunshine, engaging viewers in close observation and interpretation, and considering the environmental impact of toxins in Iowa.
Artist Talk: Ligia Bouton
March 2, 4 p.m.
Ligia Bouton’s creative work combines sculpture and drawing with perf
ormance, digital video, and photography. Each project wrestles with the intersection of functionality and narrative, drawing on sources from art history, classical and contemporary literature, and science. Sponsored by the Art and Art History Department.
Artists@Grinnell: Joan Linder—Drawing in the Gallery
March 7, 12:30–4:30 p.m.
March 8, 10 a.m.–noon and 1–3 p.m
Come interact with visiting artist Joan Linder as she hand-copies documents for her Toxic Archive. Through the act of drawing, Linder slows down the reader and calls attention to the fine print. Co-sponsored by the Rosenfield Program in Public Affairs, International Relations and Human Rights.
Artists@Grinnell Gallery Talk: Joan Linder on Operation Sunshine
March 9, 4 p.m.
As part of the Rosenfield Symposium on Technology and Human Rights, Joan Linder will speak about her art focused on brownfields and toxic waste sites near Niagara Falls, and the related documents. Linder uses drawing to uncover how history can be buried: as artifacts in the ground, and as documents in the archive. Reception to follow in the Bucksbaum Rotunda. Co-sponsored by the Rosenfield Program in Public Affairs, International Relations and Human Rights.