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Pomona College September 2012 Events

Author Hector Tobar

Author Hector Tobar will be speaking in Bridges Auditorium on Sunday, September 2.

Pomona College, one of the nation’s premier liberal arts colleges, is sponsoring the following on-campus events. Each of these events is open to the public and free of charge unless otherwise noted.

Sept. 2

Lecture: Hector Tobar, author of The Barbarian Nurseries -- 6 p.m., Pomona College Bridges Auditorium (450 N. College Way, Claremont). Hector Tobar is a Los Angeles novelist and journalist. His novel The Barbarian Nurseries (2011) was selected as the Class of 2016's first-year book. The book, which was named a New York Times Notable Book in 2011 and won the California Book Award Gold Medal for Fiction, is a multi-layered journey about immigrant lives, class conflicts, and race and cultural divisions in contemporary Southern California. 

Sept. 4

Pomona College 125th Anniversary Event: Dance Performance — noon-1 p.m. (following Opening Convocation), Pomona College Bridges Hall of Music (150 E. Fourth St., Claremont)/Marston Quad (N. College Ave., between Fourth and Sixth St., Claremont)/Smith Campus Center (170 E. Sixth St., Claremont). Chart of Landing will be performed by dancer/choreographer Oguri and composer Paul Chavez.  Oguri's collaboration with Morleigh Steinberg, Cold Dream Colour: A Dance Homage to Louis Le Brocquy, was recently presented in Ireland, locally at the REDCAT theatre, and will begin a tour in the coming year. Chavez also collaborated with The Edge of U2 on the sound and music for Cold Dream Colour: A Dance Homage to Louis Le Brocquy, presented both in Dublin and Los Angeles. This performance is sponsored by the Mellon Foundation Elemental Arts Initiative. Contact: Joyce Lu (909) 607-4385 or Don Pattison (909) 621-8430.

Sept. 4

Pomona College 125th Anniversary Event: Native American Opening Ceremony — 7-9 p.m., Procession from Frank Dining Hall (Pomona College, 260 E. Bonita Ave., Claremont) to Sontag Greek Theatre (adjacent to Seaver Theatre, 300 E. Bonita Ave., Claremont). Local Native American tribes will gather to mark the beginning of Pomona College’s 125th Anniversary with drumming, singing, chanting and ritual dances around a bonfire, offering an opportunity to connect with individuals whose ancestors inhabited this site long before Pomona College was founded. Participants: Jimmy Castillo, pipe keeper and sun dancer for the Tongva and Acjachemen people; Bill Neal, master Native American flutist, storyteller, activist and director of the Elk Whistle Ensemble; Josie Montes and the White Rose Singers, the first all-female hand drum club at Sherman Indian High School; The Humaya (Hummingbird) Singers and Dancers, a 40-person traditional dance and song group of the Ohlone tribe; Chief Tony Cerda, chairman of the Ohlone Costanoan Rumsen Carmel Tribe. Sponsored in part by the Mellon Foundation Elemental Arts Initiative. Contact: Betty Bernhard (909) 607-4378; Scott Scoggins (909) 607-8183; or Don Pattison (909) 621-8430.

Sept. 4 - Dec. 16

Exhibition: John Cage: Zen Ox-Herding Pictures —Tues.-Sun., noon-5 p.m., Pomona College Museum of Art (330 N. College Ave., Claremont). John Cage: Zen Ox-Herding Pictures brings together 55 rarely seen watercolors created by Cage in 1988 at the Mountain Lake Workshop in Blacksburg, Virginia, revealing the powerful influence of Zen in his life and work. Cage (1912-1992) was a renowned composer, philosopher, writer and visual artist whose interest in East Asian and Indian philosophy led him to abandon intention, memory, and personal taste to focus instead on process and chance in music, performance and visual art. Contact: Rebecca McGrew (909) 607-3558; visit: www.pomona.edu/museum.

Sept. 4 - Oct. 21

Exhibition: In the Shadow of Numbers: Charles Gaines Selected Works From 1975-2012 — Tues.-Sun., noon-5 p.m., Pomona College Museum of Art (330 N. College Ave., Claremont). In the Shadow of Numbers: Charles Gaines Selected Works From 1975-2012, Charles Gaines investigates the relationships between aesthetic experience, political beliefs and the formation of meaning. His work over the last 40 years has typically employed systems and rule-based procedures to explore how we experience and derive meaning from art. Gaines is often linked with early Conceptual artists who came to prominence in the 1960s questioning subjectivity and traditional formal and material concerns. Contact: Rebecca McGrew (909) 607-3558; visit: www.pomona.edu/museum.

Sept. 4 - Dec. 16

Exhibition: Marking/Remarking: Aerial Photographs by Marilyn Bridges — Tues.-Sun., noon-5 p.m., Pomona College Museum of Art (330 N. College Ave., Claremont). Marking/Remarking: Aerial Photographs by Marilyn Bridges showcases the work of aerial photographer Marilyn Bridges. The photographs included in this exhibition examine marks left on the earth by ancient and modern civilizations as well as geologic processes, giving each mark equal weight through an impartial aerial view. Offering an alternative to the ancient-natural/modern-intrusive dichotomy, “Marking/Remarking” investigates the necessary cooperation between land and civilization as marks on the earth are made, erased and altered. From ancient geoglyphs to industrial farmland and impressive volcanoes, the photographs of Marilyn Bridges provide a different view of the earth, its history and our marks upon it. Contact: Rebecca McGrew (909) 607-3558; visit: www.pomona.edu/museum.

Sept. 5

Performance and Installation: 100th Birthday Party for John Cage—7 p.m., Pomona College Thatcher Music Building lobby (340 N. College Ave., Claremont) and Carolyn Lyon Garden (south of Thatcher Music Building). This centenary celebration features an installation, performances of two of John Cage's short works and birthday cake. The installation Perpetual Tango is an interpretation of music by a robot, with guidance from Barry Werger-Gottesmann and live input from the audience. The works to be performed are: Movement II from Dance Music for Elfried Ide, for four percussionists, featuring Pomona music faculty Alfred Cramer, Eric Lindholm and Joti Rockwell, and Theresa Dimond from UC Irvine; and Story from “Living Room Music” a vocal quartet with Pomona music faculty Donna M. Di Grazia, Tom Flaherty and Genevieve Lee, and Gibb Schreffler from UC Santa Barbara. Contact: (909) 607-2671 or concerts@pomona.edu or visit: www.music.pomona.edu.

Sept. 6

Summer Research Poster Conference—4:30-6:30 p.m., Stover Walk between Marston Quad and Smith Campus Center. Pomona College students and professors present their summer research work in many disciplines including the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. Research results are displayed on posters and student researchers will be available to discuss their work.

Sept. 6

Art After Hours — 5-11 p.m., Pomona College Museum of Art (330 N. College Ave., Claremont). Live entertainment accompanies special “Art After Hours” events at the Pomona College Museum of Art.  Contact: (909) 621-8283 or museuminfo@pomona.edu or visit: www.pomona.edu/museum.

Sept. 13

Art After Hours — 5-11 p.m., Pomona College Museum of Art (330 N. College Ave., Claremont). Curator Zoë Jameson will give an illustrated talk on Marking/Remarking: Aerial Photographs by Marilyn Bridges. Contact: (909) 621-8283 or museuminfo@pomona.edu or visit: www.pomona.edu/museum.

Sept. 15

Pomona College Museum of Art Opening Reception — 4-6 p.m., Pomona College Museum of Art (330 N. College Ave., Claremont).  The Museum presents the opening reception for its fall exhibitions: John Cage: Zen Ox-Herding Pictures, In the Shadow of Numbers: Charles Gaines Selected Works From 1975-2012 and Marking/Remarking: Aerial Photographs by Marilyn Bridges. Contact: (909) 621-8283 or museuminfo@pomona.edu or visit: www.pomona.edu/museum.

Sept. 16

Concert: Celliola & Friends — 3 p.m., Pomona College Bridges Hall of Music (150 E. Fourth St., Claremont). Celliola members and Pomona College faculty members Cynthia Fogg (viola), Tom Flaherty (cello), Genevieve Feiwen Lee (toy piano) and William Peterson (organ) join Peter Yates (guitar, voice) and Alexandra Grabarchuk (mezzo-soprano) in performance of music by Tom Flaherty, Brendon Randall-Myers ’09, Peter Yates and others. Contact: (909) 607-2671 or concerts@pomona.edu or visit: www.music.pomona.edu.

Sept. 20

Art After Hours — 5-11 p.m., Pomona College Museum of Art (330 N. College Ave., Claremont). The Lone Wolf Recital Corp featuring Charles Gaines, will present an evening of electronic, digital and acoustical sound. This event is co-sponsored by Pitzer Art Galleries. Contact: (909) 621-8283 or museuminfo@pomona.edu or visit: www.pomona.edu/museum.

Sept. 22

Concert: Keyboard Kaleidoscope with Genevieve Feiwen Lee — 8 p.m., Pomona College Bridges Hall of Music (150 E. Fourth St., Claremont). Pomona College faculty member Genevieve Feiwen Lee will perform a recital of piano and harpsichord music by Cage, Chopin, Couperin and Crumb. Contact: (909) 607-2671 or concerts@pomona.edu or visit: www.music.pomona.edu.

Sept. 26

Poetry Reading: Evie Schockley — 4:15 p.m., Pomona College Crookshank Hall Room 108 (140 W. Sixth St., Claremont). Poet Evie Schockley will give a reading of her work. She is most recently the author of the new black (2011), one of Library Journal’s Best Books of 2011 and an Honor Book in Poetry in the 2012 BCALA Literary Awards. Contact: Hillary.Gravendyk@pomona.edu.

Sept. 27

Art After Hours — 5-11 p.m., Pomona College Museum of Art (330 N. College Ave., Claremont). The evening will include student presentations of Elemental Summer Projects. Contact: (909) 621-8283 or museuminfo@pomona.edu or visit: www.pomona.edu/museum.

Sept. 27

The Art of the Profile: Writing About China, One Life at a Time – noon, Location TBA. James Carter, Angilee Shah and Jeff Wasserstrom, contributors to the anthology, Chinese Characters: Profiles of Fast-Changing Lives in a Fast-Changing Land, will give a reading and discuss their work. Carter is professor of history at St. Joseph’s University in Pennsylvania and his chapter in Chinese Characters looks at the life of a religious figure who has moved between China and the U.S. Shah is a journalist whose work has been featured in LA Weekly, the Far Eastern Economic Review and Mother Jones, among other outlets. Wasserstrom is professor of history at UC Irvine and author of China in the 21st Century: What Everyone Needs to Know (2010). Contact: Angelina.Chin@pomona.edu, Kayo.Yoshikawa@pomona.edu, Vicki.Hirales@pomona.edu.

Sept. 28

Concert: Art Song of Latin America with Ursula Kleinecke-Boyer — 8 p.m., Pomona College Bridges Hall of Music (150 E. Fourth St., Claremont). Soprano Ursula Kleinecke-Boyer will offer a recital of Latin art songs by Catán, Guastavino, Revueltas, Valcárcel and others. This performance is co-sponsored by Chicano-Latino Student Affairs. Contact: (909) 607-2671 or concerts@pomona.edu or visit: www.music.pomona.edu.

Sept. 29

Pomona-Pitzer Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Dinner — 6 p.m., Pomona College Blue Room, Frank Dining Hall (260 E. Bonita Ave., Claremont). Inductees into the Pomona-Pitzer Athletic Hall of Fame are: Christen (Parker) Benke PI ’02 (swimming); Emily Dawe PO ’96 (volleyball and track & field); Charles ‘Spike’ Einsiedler PO ’02 (baseball); Ben Komer PI ’02 (swimming); Sheree Schwartz PO ’02 (tennis). Tickets are required and are $20 per person. Contact: Kirk Reynolds (909) 621-8429 or kreynolds@pomona.edu.

Sept. 30

Concert: William Peterson in an Organ Recital — 3 p.m., Pomona College Bridges Hall of Music (150 E. Fourth St., Claremont). Pomona College organist William Peterson will offer a recital of music by Pomona College and Claremont composers, including William G. Blanchard, John Cage, Joseph Clokey, Tom Flaherty, Wilbur Held, Karl Kohn, Orpha Ochse and others on the Hill Memorial Organ. Contact: (909) 607-2671 or concerts@pomona.edu or visit: www.music.pomona.edu.

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