Prize-winning fiction and nonfiction writer BK Loren will speak about Theft, her debut novel. The novel is an exploration into how and why we need family, (however it is defined), and how beauty is dependent upon loss. Loren will speak about why focusing on publishing can kill a story, and the crossovers and differences between creative nonfiction and fiction.
Melissa Cooke creates large scale drawings made by dusting thin layers of graphite onto paper with a dry brush. The softness of the graphite provides a smooth surface that can be augmented by erasing in details and textures. No pencils are used in the work, allowing the surface to glow without the shine of heavy pencil marks. Illusion dissolves into brush work and the honesty of the material. Cooke traverses a path, back and forth, first to work intimately with the surface and then to see the piece from a distance. This dance with her drawing has become a ritual, and ultimately, a release.
Artist Website: http://melissacookeart.com/
French Film Series: Les Visiteurs
Sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages
Free and open to the public
Doors open at 6:30 PM
WNYO Urban Music Showcase showcases the talents of indie-urban artists.
Featuring Hip-Hop/Pop/Electro duo SoHo Kings, Hip-Hop rapper Aarick Urban accompanied by DJ Dame and student aspiring artist Lucki Caesar.
SoHo Kings “Kiss the Sky”
SoHo Kings Artist Website
Aarick Urban ft. DJ Dame Artist Website
Windham Hill recording artist Alex de Grassi was commissioned by the New York Guitar Festival to create an original score for Yasujro Ozu’s classic silent film. “A Story of Floating Weeds”. In an engaging multi-media event, he accompanies the film live on the Waterman Theatre Stage.
Parking is available in lots E-6 & E-18: See Campus Parking Map
“Tell me a fact and I’ll learn. Tell me a truth and I’ll believe. Tell me a story and it will live in my heart forever.” That anonymous quote captures an insight that makes sense to Cynthia Bishop, a storyteller who grew up in Greece, Italy and Egypt. As a young person, she collected folk tales from around the world, and as a founding member of Salt City Storytellers, Bishop learned to perform traditional as well as personal tales. She will perform some of those tales for us, and will talk about her work as a storyteller and as a narrator of audio books for youth.
Aaron Sinift was born and raised in Iowa and now lives in NYC. He attended the University of Iowa and Boston University. His informal education has come from listening and extensive travel throughout the world, especially in India. He is the instigator of 5 Year Plan, husband of Greta Byrum and will spend the rest of his life making art.
Artist Website: http://5yearplan.org/aaron/sinift/The_Art_of_Aaron_Sinift.html
German Movie Series: Kebab Connection
Directed by Anno Saul
Sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages & Literatures
Free and open to the public