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October 2013 Events at Pomona College

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.

Oct. 1-Oct. 5
David Michalek's "Slow Dancing" at Big Bridges
—8-11 p.m., Pomona College Bridges Auditorium (450 N. College Way, Claremont). David Michalek is a New York-based artist working within various media to create works that are based in portraiture. After a career in the 1990s as a commercial photographer for publications from The New Yorker to Vogue, Michalek turned to an artistic practice incorporating photography, video, performance and projection, frequently in collaboration with performing artists. “Slow Dancing,” which has transfixed viewers in such varied locations as Harvard University, Lincoln Center, Opera Bastille in Paris, and Trafalgar Square in London, will be projected on the façade of Bridges Auditorium every evening from Oct. 1 through Oct. 5. Contact: (909) 607-7543 or museuminfo@pomona.edu or visit: www.pomona.edu/museum.

Oct. 2
Fall Faculty Lecture Series: “Zoned Crystals and the Pace of Earth Processes” with Jade Star Lackey
—12:10 p.m., Pomona College Blue Room, Frank Dining Hall (260 E. Bonita Ave., Claremont).  Geology Professor Jade Star Lackey will deliver a lecture titled  “Zoned Crystals and the Pace of Earth Processes.” The Fall Faculty lectures are open without charge to Pomona College faculty, students, staff and to the community at large. Contact: (909) 607-3452 or amy.crown@pomona.edu.

Oct. 3
The Rembrandt Club: First Thursday Lecture and Tea
—1:30 p.m., Pomona College Lyman Hall, Thatcher Music Building (340 N. College Ave., Claremont). Rembrandt Junior Art Award recipients will report on their summer activities. Artist/Artisan: Craft in the U.S., by Hannah Pivo, and Silkscreen, Neon Sign, and Sculpture Making in L.A., by Grace Wielebinsky. Tea follows in the Pomona College Museum of Art courtyard. Contact: (909) 625-5347.

Oct. 3
Art After Hours at the Pomona College Museum of Art
—5-11 p.m., Pomona College Museum of Art (330 N. College Ave., Claremont). Live music co-sponsored by KSPC 88.7 FM accompanies lectures, panels, workshops, tours, Museum exhibitions, film screenings and performances. This Oct. 3 event will be in conjunction with “The Moving Mind” symposium. Contact: (909) 607-7543 or museuminfo@pomona.edu or visit: www.pomona.edu/museum.

Oct. 3
“The Moving Mind” Symposium Keynote Address: Dr. V.S. Ramachandran
—8 p.m., Pomona College Bridges Auditorium (450 N. College Way, Claremont). As part of “The Moving Mind: A Dialogue Between the Arts and Sciences” symposium, Dr. V.S. Ramachandran will deliver the keynote address. Ramachandran is director of the Center for Brain and Cognition and distinguished professor in the psychology department and neurosciences program at the University of California, San Diego. Author of A Brief Tour of Human Consciousness, Phantoms in the Brain, and The Tell Tale Brain: A Neuroscientists’s Quest for What Makes Us Human, he has been called “the Marco Polo of Neuroscience” (Richard Dawkins). Contact: laurie.cameron@pomona.edu or visit: www.dance.pomona.edu/movingmind.

Oct. 4
“The Moving Mind: A Dialogue Between the Arts and Sciences" Symposium
—10 a.m.- 5:15 p.m., multiple Pomona College locations. The Friday schedule of "The Moving Mind: A Dialogue Between the Arts and Sciences" symposium includes talks and workshops on: “Embodying the Heart-1” (reservation required); “Contemplative Art Viewing”; “The Somatics of Yoga”; “So you think you can dance? A look at the neuroscience of dance performance and perception”; and “How to Look at What We See.” For the full schedule and locations, visit: www.dance.pomona.edu/movingmind. Contact: laurie.cameron@pomona.edu.

Oct. 5
"The Moving Mind: A Dialogue Between the Arts and Sciences" Symposium—10 a.m.- 5:15 p.m., multiple Pomona College locations. The Saturday schedule of "The Moving Mind: A Dialogue Between the Arts and Sciences" symposium includes talks and workshops on: “Embodying the Heart-II” (registration required); “Understanding who we are: The complicated relationship between science, bodies and non-conforming identities”; “Brainstorming the Future”; “Understanding the Behavior of World Leaders Through Movement Analysis”; “On Breath and Balance”; “Queer Art: Contested Questions”; and “The Creative Imagination: Intersections of Science and Art.” For the full schedule and locations, visit: www.dance.pomona.edu/movingmind. Contact: laurie.cameron@pomona.edu.

Oct. 5
“Poetic Piano Quartets” with Genevieve Feiwen Lee and fellow members of the Garth Newel Piano Quartet
—8 p.m., Pomona College Bridges Hall of Music (150 E. Fourth St., Claremont). Pomona College faculty member and pianist Genevieve Feiwen Lee is joined by violinist Teresa Ling, violist Evelyn Grau and cellist (TBA), fellow members of the Garth Newel Piano Quartet, in a program of music by Louise Heritte-Viardot, Dvořák and Paul Moravec. The quartet, known for high-energy performances, virtuosity and as artists-in-residence at Garth Newel Music Center, is one of the most active chamber ensembles in the U.S., performing over 50 concerts each year. Contact: concerts@pomona.edu or (909) 607-2671 or visit: www.music.pomona.edu.

Oct. 10
Farm Stand
—4-5:30 p.m., Pomona College Smith Campus Center Courtyard (170 E. Sixth St., Claremont). Produce, fruit and herbs from Pomona College’s Organic Farm will be available for purchase. The proceeds from the sale will go directly towards Farm supplies. Contact: farm@pomona.edu.

Oct 10
Art After Hours at the Pomona College Museum of Art
—5-11 p.m., Pomona College Museum of Art (330 N. College Ave., Claremont). Live music co-sponsored by KSPC 88.7 FM accompanies lectures, panels, workshops, tours, film screenings and performances in conjunction with Museum exhibitions and student and academic groups. Contact: (909) 607-7543 or museuminfo@pomona.edu or visit: www.pomona.edu/museum.

Oct. 12 & Oct. 13
Pomona College Orchestra – Eric Lindholm, conductor, with Gwendolyn Lytle, soprano
—8 p.m., Sat.; 3 p.m., Sun., Pomona College Bridges Hall of Music (150 E. Fourth St., Claremont). The orchestra will perform Humperdinck's “Prelude to Hänsel und Gretel,” Wagner's "Prelude" and "Liebestod" from Tristan and Isolde and Copland's “Eight Poems of Emily Dickinson,” featuring soprano Gwendolyn Lytle. Contact: concerts@pomona.edu or (909) 607-2671 or visit: www.music.pomona.edu.

Oct. 16
Fall Faculty Lecture Series: “Film with No Leader, Movement without Edge: Politics, Fantasy, and Japanese Left Cinema” with Jonathan Hall
—12:10 p.m., Pomona College Blue Room, Frank Dining Hall (260 E. Bonita Ave., Claremont). Media Studies Professor Jonathan Hall will deliver a lecture, “Film with No Leader, Movement without Edge: Politics, Fantasy, and Japanese Left Cinema.” The Fall Faculty lectures are open without charge to Pomona College faculty, students, staff and to the community at large. Contact: (909) 607-3452 or amy.crown@pomona.edu.

Oct. 16
Literary Series Reading: Peter Rock
—5 p.m., Pomona College Crookshank 108 (140 W. Sixth St., Claremont). Novelist Peter Rock, author of My Abandonment, The Bewildered and Carnival Wolves (among others) will read from his recently released The Shelter Cycle as part of the Pomona College English Department Literary Series. Contact: (909) 607-2212 or nancy.jugan@pomona.edu.

Oct. 17
We Can't Stop: Young Women of Color, Feminism, and Social Movement Organizing
—4:15 p.m., Pomona College Hahn 108 (420 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont). San Francisco State University sociologist Andreana Clay will speak. Her book, The Hip-Hop Generation Fights Back: Youth Activism and Post-Civil Rights Politics, explores how youth of color organize and identify as activists in the post-Civil Rights era. Her articles on hip-hop culture, queer sexuality, popular cultures and hip-hop feminism have appeared in several anthologies and academic journals, including Home Girls Make Some Noise!: A Hip-Hop Feminist Anthology, the Journal of Popular Music Studies, and Meridians: A Journal of Race, Feminism, and Transnationalism. A reception precedes the talk. Contact: gilda.ochoa@pomona.edu.

Oct. 17
Art After Hours at the Pomona College Museum of Art
—5-11 p.m., Pomona College Museum of Art (330 N. College Ave., Claremont). Live music co-sponsored by KSPC 88.7 FM accompanies an archery demonstration and calligraphy workshop in the Museum courtyard with Hirokazu Kosaka. Contact: (909) 607-7543 or museuminfo@pomona.edu or visit: www.pomona.edu/museum.

Oct. 17
“The Heart of the Liberal Arts: Humanities in the Liberal Arts College” Speaker Series:“Occupy Shakespeare: Shakespeare in/and the Humanities”
—8 p.m., Pomona College Rose Hills Theatre (Smith Campus Center, 170 E. Sixth St., Claremont). Marjorie Garber (William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of English and Visual and Environmental Studies, Harvard University) will deliver a lecture titled, “Occupy Shakespeare: Shakespeare in/and the Humanities.” Contact: nancy.jugan@pomona.edu.

Oct. 24
Farm Stand
— 4-5:30 p.m., Pomona College Smith Campus Center Courtyard (170 E. Sixth St., Claremont). Produce,  fruit and herbs from Pomona College’s Organic Farm will be available for purchase. The proceeds from the sale will go directly towards Farm supplies. Contact: farm@pomona.edu.

Oct. 24
Art After Hours at the Pomona College Museum of Art
—5-11 p.m., Pomona College Museum of Art (330 N. College Ave., Claremont). Live music co-sponsored by KSPC 88.7 FM accompanies lectures, panels, workshops, tours, film screenings and performances in conjunction with Museum exhibitions and student and academic groups. Contact: (909) 607-7543 or museuminfo@pomona.edu or visit: www.pomona.edu/museum.

Oct. 25
Music of the Baroque Masters with JungHae Kim and Josh Lee
— 8 p.m., Pomona College Bridges Hall of Music (150 E. Fourth St., Claremont). Performing music by Boismortier, Marais, D'Anglebert, Corrette, Telemann and Bach, JungHae Kim, harpsichord, and Josh Lee, viola da gamba, will offer works by these great composers from the Baroque period. Kim’s performances have been described as “warm,” “exquisite,” and “inviting” and have reached across the U.S., Europe and in Asia. She’s been heard as a soloist and with numerous historical instrument ensembles and is a member of the Bay Area period instrument group Ensemble Mirable. Joshua Lee is a collaborative artist and member of Atlantic Baroque Orchestra and has performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Seattle Baroque Orchestra, Arcadia Players and Hesperus. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution hailed his “finely tuned” and “stylish playing.” His performances have been broadcast on NPR’s “Performance Today” and “Harmonia.” Contact: concerts@pomona.edu or (909) 607-2671 or visit: www.music.pomona.edu.

Oct. 27
Songs of Celebration with the Millennium Consort Singers
—8 p.m., Pomona College Bridges Hall of Music (150 E. Fourth St., Claremont). This Southern California-based professional choral ensemble, conducted by Martin Neary, with organist Edward Murray, honors the patron saint of music – Saint Cecilia – and the centenary of the birth of Benjamin Britten. The program includes music by Britten, Gerald Finzi and James MacMillan, along with world premieres by Californian composers Tom Flaherty and JAC Redford. Also on the program is Flaherty’s “Lines of Reflection” with the Pomona College Choir, Donna M. Di Grazia, conductor, joining the MCS. Contact: concerts@pomona.edu or (909) 607-2671 or visit: www.music.pomona.edu.

Oct. 28

"Movement in Theatre: Tradition and Innovation"–7:30 p.m., Pomona College Rose Hills Theatre (Smith Campus Center, 170 E. Sixth St., Claremont). In this conversation with Leonard Pronko, Thomas Leabhart and I Nyoman Wenten, moderated by Laurie Cameron, the three educators and artists will exploring the similarities and differences between Japanese kabuki, coporeal mime and Balinese dance. Contact: Pomona College Theatre Department at (909) 621-8186.

Oct. 31
Art After Hours at the Pomona College Museum of Art
—5-11 p.m., Pomona College Museum of Art (330 N. College Ave., Claremont). Live music co-sponsored by KSPC 88.7 FM accompanies Museum exhibitions and the opening reception for “Project Series 47: Krysten Cunningham” at 7 p.m. Contact: (909) 607-7543 or museuminfo@pomona.edu or visit: www.pomona.edu/museum.

Ongoing Exhibitions

Sept. 3 – Dec. 22
Pomona College Museum of Art Fall Exhibitions
—noon-5 p.m., Tues.-Sun., Pomona College Museum of Art (330 N. College Ave., Claremont).  The fall exhibitions at Pomona College Museum of Art are: “David Michalek: Figure Studies”; “John Divola: As Far As I Could Get”; “Project Series 46: Hirokazu Kosaka: On the Verandah Selected Works 1969-1974”; and “Resonant Minds: Abstraction and Perception.” Contact: (909) 607-7543 or museuminfo@pomona.edu or visit: www.pomona.edu/museum.

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