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Weekly updates on the Arts at Babson, Olin, and Wellesley. Styles include art, music, dance, theatre, and film.

sept 16. BABSON COLLEGE Microclimates: Mixed Media Art by Alison Williams. 10am-7pm. Hollister Gallery and Hollister Exterior Ongoing until October 29. Allison grew up in New Zealand, currently has a studio and garden in New Hampshire, and attended art school in Scotland . With the influence of her father's greenhouses, Allison has created glass houses for biology to overlap with creativity. Allison Williams is a 2009 recipient of the Joan Mitchell Foundation Award. The gardens and plants are inspiration for art making. Canvases are buried and rot, paintings are made outdoors in the rain, soaked flowers create delicately colored "Juices", while leaves, stems, and seeds are both stencils and collage materials layered over "unnatural" paint, stickers and found materials. Register for Ceramics Today. Ceramics Studio. Ongoing.

The Tues. 6-8 class, with instructor Jodi Burr, started Sept. 7th. She is our new instructor this term, and comes to us with interest and talent in wheel and handbuilt ceramics. The Wed. 6-8 class starts Sept. 15th, 6-8 with instructor Joy Aginsky. She is a popular teacher, working with the wheel and molded forms. She went to the U. of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, as a ceramics major, and also has a career as a speech therapist. Stephanie Osser is a ceramic artist/ book Illustrator, managing the Babson Ceramics studio for 13 hours per week, and provides technical support during the posted hours. We still have some openings, but classes have already started. Register today!

September 16, 2010

The ceramics studio is open 7 days a week 8Am10pm with all tools and materials, and kiln firings provided for registered students from Babson, Olin, and Wellesley Colleges, Undergrads, Grads, Staff and Faculty.

WELLESLEY COLLEGE Calculated Risks: New Work by Faculty Artists. 11am -5pm. Chandler Gallery Ongoing until December 12. Calculated Risks celebrates the inventive diversity represented among the faculty studio artists in the Art Department at Wellesley. It features paintings, sculpture, drawings, collage, photographs, film, video, and interactive new media and will be installed in gallery spaces throughout the museum. Artists: Judith Black, Carlos Dorrien, Bunny Harvey, Clara Lieu, Phyllis McGibbon, Salem Mekuria, Qing-Min Meng, Andrew Mowbray, David Olsen, Daniela Rivera, Christine Rogers, and Jeffrey Skoller Student Advanced Drawings. Jewett Sculpture Court Featuring works completed by students in Professor Daniela Rivera’s Spring 2010 ARTS 314 course at Wellesley College.


What’s even better than recycling? Upcycling! Join Babson Artist in Residence and the Green tower to make a rustic wood shelf for your space. The workshop is free, No experience is necessary, and all tools and materials will be provided. RSVP with Danielle Krcmar by September 17th. WELLESLEY COLLEGE Teacher Workshop: Virtual Worlds. 4:15-6:15pm. The Davis Museum Experience Davided Teng Olsen’s installation on view in Calculated Risks: New Work by Faculty Artists. Afterwards join good company in Wellesley College’s Media Lab for a hands-on demonstration and workshop on basic 3D animation.

September 16, 2010

“Up-cycled Shelves from Pallets”. 5pm-7pm. Trim 215

Learn simple 3D modeling and animation techniques that you can use in the classroom. Everyone will have a chance to make a model and animate it. RSVP to

sept 22.

WELLESLEY COLLEGE Lecture: Breaking Walls. 12:30pm. Collins Cinema This lecture by Carlo Ratti, Department of Urban Studies and Planning, MIT, focuses on the use of transparent materials in archtechtural design. Carlo Ratti’s designs include walls of “digital water” and a project called “the Cloud” which is envisioned to “Float” over London’s skyline. Panel Discussion: The Art Scene in China. 5pm. Collins Cinema

sept 16. WELLESLEY COLLEGE Faculty and Staff Music Jam. 7pm. Multifaith Center

September 16, 2010

Panel participants will discuss their work and varied experiences in China in light of recent developments in China’s artistic communities and the global art market. Faculty artists on the panel will include Shanghai native, C. Meng who recently spent a sabbatical year in Bejing creating a new body of work that will be on view Davis Museum. This panel will be joined by other faculty in East Asian Studies.

The Wellesley faculty and staff include notable musicians from a variety of genres: jazz, folk, and spoken-word art. This Music Jam invites hidden stars of Wellesley College to shine their light.

sept 20. WELLESLEY COLLEGE Lecture: Rhythm in Language and Music. 4:30pm. Pendleton West 212 This lecture by Aniruddh Patel focuses on rhythm being fundamental to speech and music. You’ll learn the fundamental differences between regular rhythms and the important connections in their regular ones. Dr. Patel is a leading researcher on issues in music, language and the brain.

BABSON COLLEGE looking ahead. AMAN Dance and cultural show, BDE Show, and more

sept 18. BABSON COLLEGE Comedian Derek Hughes. 8pm. Sorenson Theater

sept 23. WELLESLEY COLLEGE A Midsummer’s Night Dream: Actors from the London Stage. 7pm. Diana Chapman Walsh Alumnae Hall Returning for the fifth year, Actors from the London Stage is a theatrical tour de force beloved by the Wellesley community. This year, they will bring Shakespeare’s comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, with its lovers and lunatics, to vivid life in the spare,

September 16, 2010

Comedian and Magician Derek Hughes is performing at Babson in Sorenson Theater. Come join CAB to have some great laughs.

elegant and inventive style of the company’s previous wildly successful productions of King Lear, Macbeth, and Hamlet.

looking ahead. BABSON COLLEGE Global Film Series. Various Dates. 7pm. Sorenson Theatre Sept 28, Night of the Pencils Director: Hector Olivera. (Argentina) A searing look at Argentina's "Dirty War" of the 1970s and 80s, The Night of the Pencils tells the story of six teenagers who, while lobbying for free bus passes for high school students, get accused of subversion by the then-reigning military dictatorship. Based on actual events, the film is a testament to the indelible mark on the Argentinian psyche left by the junta’s brutal suppression of its citizens. This complex portrait of the students, their parents, and their captors offers a genuinely moving and convincing picture of the ordeal that the students, along with the entire Argentine populace, endured.

Oct 19, Children of Heaven Director: Majid Majidi. (Iran)

Nov 8, Raise the Red Lantern Director: Zhang Yimou (China) Set in the 1920s during China's warlord era, the award-winning Raise the Red Lantern focuses on a young woman struggling to exert control over her own life. After her father's death, 19-yearold Songlian is forced to marry a wealthy and powerful older man, becoming the latest of his four wives and finding herself at the bottom of the pecking order. Each night a red lantern is lit in front of the house of the wife chosen to receive a visit from the master. The power struggle

September 16, 2010

In this Oscar-nominated drama, a young Iranian boy accidentally loses his sister's shoes so he secretly arranges to share his own threadbare sneakers with her as they go to and from school at different times during the day. Repeatedly late for school despite his mad dashes, the boy decides to enter a highly-publicized foot race, aiming not to win but to take home the thirdplace prize: a new pair of sneakers. Through his child’s-eye-view, the movie offers a rare glimpse of everyday life in Tehran and a vivid sense of the precariousness of existence on the edge.

among the women and Songlian’s desperate attempt to escape from the confines of her life leads to a dramatic and surprising conclusion. OLIN COLLEGE FILM (Club). Tuesdays. 9pm. Olin Auditorium Movies are selected weekly and viewed. Branch out and learn about a wide variety of independent and classic films.

September 16, 2010

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Sept 16 - Arts Calendar  

First Newsletter this fall on the arts at Babson, Olin, and Wellesley.

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