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2nd February 2012
Dance Performance
   
 

MFA Thesis Dance Concert
MFA Thesis Dance Concert Featuring original performances and cutting-edge choreography by second-year graduate students from the Smith College Department of Dance. This year, these new and innovative works will be presented by Rebecca Hite, Donna Mejia, Stephanie Simpson, Stephen Ursprung and Autumn Welt.

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Exhibitions
   
 

Picturing Enlightenment: Thangka in the Mead Art Museum at Amherst College
This special exhibition marks the completion of an extensive project to conserve the Mead Art Museum’s collection of thangka (pronounced “tan-kah”)—scroll paintings of Buddhist figures. So fragile that they have remained largely inaccessible to scholars and museum visitors for nearly six decades, Amherst College’s eighteen thangka, primarily from Tibet, have been gently cleaned, stabilized, and repaired by conservators at Museum Textile Services in Andover, Massachusetts, under the leadership of Camille Myers Breeze. A generous grant from the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation and additional support from the Amherst College Department of Religion underwrote the conservation treatment. The Louis and Nettie Horch Foundation provided further support for the conservation of one thangka.
For more information, visit www.amherst.edu/museums/mead/programs/2011exhib/picturingenlightenment.

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Photo Exhibition: The Gesture in Light: Illuminated
Exhibit: The Gesture in Light: Illuminated by Theresa Antonellis runs from Monday Jan. 9 through Sunday May 11.
A reception will be held Thursday, February 2, from 4-6pm.

The exhibit consists of a related series of framed prints featuring photo-enhanced light photography by Theresa Antonellis.

Info: 577-0785, mcharney@library.umass.edu  

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Charles Dickens at 200
An exhibition of books by Charles Dickens from the Mortimer Rare Book Room, in celebration of the 200th anniversary of Dickens birth in February 2012. The exhibition is in the Book Arts Gallery (Neilson, 3rd floor). See http://www.smith.edu/libraries/info/ for library open hours, direction and other general information.
The exhibition runs from January 15 through April 15, 2012

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Paste Papers of the Pioneer Valley

Exhibition is on view from January 15 through April 15, 2012.
"Paste Papers of the Pioneer Valley" features decorated paste papers by 19 bookbinders, most of whom live and work in the vicinity of Northampton. The exhibition marks the publication of "Paste Papers of the Pioneer Valley" in late fall 2011, and also showcases bookbindings which incorporate paste papers. All items on display are from the Mortimer Rare Book Room.
The exhibition is in the Neilson Library, 3rd floor. See http://www.smith.edu/libraries/info/ for library open hours, direction and other general information.

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Exhibition- David Teeple: Dialogue with a Collection Thinking Water: Poetry, Systems and Politics
Exhibition runs February 1st--March 16, 2012.
February 1st, 5-7 PM Opening Reception and In Conversation, with David Teeple


This exhibition features work by David Teeple alongside works he has chosen from the museum's works-on-paper collection, which features over 2600 contemporary prints, drawings, and photographs. Teeple's work will reference rivers, aquifers, and the hydrologic cycle, in context to systems of economy, society, nature and science.

This event is sponsored by the Farrell Family Foundation, Artist Organized Art, Pygmalion Elements & Sculpture, and Pivot Media. It is free and open to the public.

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Shaping Plants: Fruits, Shoots, and Roots Collaborations With Nature by Dan Ladd
Artist Dan Ladd has long been fascinated with the adaptability of plants. His work grafting trees into whimsical structures and molding gourds and roots into sculptures reflects both a fascination with and respect for the plants. In his words, "The reciprocity in working with nature, influencing the direction and future of growth, is unique. There is definite give and take and reaction and response." He hopes that, through his work, others will be able to share his wonder and excitement at this way in which we can interact with our natural surroundings. Information is online at: http://www.smith.edu/garden/Home/events.html

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Film/Video
   
 

German Film Series: "Till Eulenspiegel"
The story of the legendary medieval jester and folk hero who provoked authorities and stolid burghers alike with his disrespectful pranks is told in this film by renowned East German director Rainer Simon. The screening is supported by the DEFA Film Library, University of Massachusetts Amherst.

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Film Series: The Black Power Mixtape 1967 - 1975
Movie Screen followed by discussion.

Questions: Contact Halima at ahmed24h@mtholyoke.edu

Pizza will be served.

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German Film Series: "Till Eulenspiegel"
The story of the legendary medieval jester and folk hero who provoked authorities and stolid burghers alike with his disrespectful pranks is told in this film by renowned East German director Rainer Simon. The screening is supported by the DEFA Film Library, University of Massachusetts Amherst.

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Just For Fun
   
 

Best Buddies Talent Show
Best Buddies of Mount Holyoke is an organization dedicated to creating opportunities for one-to-one friendships between Mount Holyoke students and people with developmental differences.

Join us for our annual talent show!
There will be refreshments, cookies, and lots of talent!

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Lecture/Reading
   
 

Physics Seminar: "Worlds Around Other Stars"
Speaker: Dr. Dave Spiegel of Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton University.

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Melissa Peet Lecture.
Lecture by Melissa Peet, Academic Director for the Integrative Learning and MPortfolio Initiative at the University of Michigan.

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