Five College Consortium

'Postsentiment' by Fafnir Adamites

Sun, Apr 1 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Location: 
Hampden Gallery

Fafnir Adamites’ exhibit, "Postsentiment," will include new sculptural works in paper and plaster. Adamites’ large scale paper forms act as monuments and reminders of trauma, intuition and the legacy of emotional turmoil inherited from past generations. 

Adamites holds an MFA from the fiber and material studies department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a BA in photography and women’s studies from UMass Amherst. She is a member of Boston Sculptors Gallery and has exhibited her work nationally. Adamites is a recent grantee of the Assets for Artists Matched Savings Program and the Women’s Studio Workshops Residency Program. She teaches at Snow Farm: The New England Craft Program, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and The Academy at Charlemont. She lives in Turners Falls.

Campus: 
UMass Amherst
Accessible location
Ticket info: 
Free and open to the public
Contact phone: 
413-320-3686
Contact email: 
laprade@umass.edu

'Design Engagement' by Joseph Krupczynski

Tue, Apr 3 2018 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Location: 
Olver Design Building Room: DB 170

Joseph Krupczynski is an associate professor of Architecture and the director of Civic Engagement and Service-Learning.

A designer, public artist and educator his work links design, culture and art through, installations, activism, workshops and research. His recent creative work and scholarship promotes reciprocal community partnerships—especially in collaboration with underrepresented communities—and crafts participatory platforms to engage people and ideas. Krupczynski is a founding director of The Center for Design Engagement (C*DE), a 501(c)(3) design resource center in Holyoke. The C*DE is dedicated to bringing progressive architectural design, public art and civic engagement strategies to local communities and community-based organizations, and advocates for innovative solutions to local challenges that range from exploring community identity through creative place-making, to developing social justice approaches to sustainability.

Campus: 
UMass Amherst
Accessible location
Ticket info: 
Free and open to the public
Contact phone: 
413-545-7146
Contact email: 
jsars@umass.edu

'Postsentiment' by Fafnir Adamites

Sun, Apr 1 2018 - 2:00pm to Mon, Apr 2 2018 - 4:00am
Location: 
Hampden Gallery

Fafnir Adamites’ exhibit, "Postsentiment," will include new sculptural works in paper and plaster. Adamites’ large scale paper forms act as monuments and reminders of trauma, intuition and the legacy of emotional turmoil inherited from past generations. 

Adamites holds an MFA from the fiber and material studies department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a BA in photography and women’s studies from UMass Amherst. She is a member of Boston Sculptors Gallery and has exhibited her work nationally. Adamites is a recent grantee of the Assets for Artists Matched Savings Program and the Women’s Studio Workshops Residency Program. She teaches at Snow Farm: The New England Craft Program, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and The Academy at Charlemont. She lives in Turners Falls.

Campus: 
UMass Amherst
Accessible location
Ticket info: 
Free and open to the public
Contact email: 
laprade@umass.edu

Art Exhibit: New Visions

Tue, Apr 10 2018 - 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Location: 
Studio Arts Building Room: Lee Edwards Gallery

New Visions 2018
Artwork by K-12 students, their Visual Art Teachers, BFA Student Teachers, and UMass Art Education MA students

Featuring student artwork from:
Belchertown High School
East Longmeadow High School
Kelly Full Service Community School, Holyoke
Northampton High School
JFK Middle School, Northampton
Meadow Brook Elementary School, East Longmeadow
Melican Middle School, Northborough
South Hadley High School
Ware High School
West Springfield High School
Ashley Elementary School, West Springfield
Fausey Elementary School, West Springfield
Wildwood Elementary School, Amherst

Lee Edwards Gallery in the Studio Arts Building
110 Thatcher Road, Amherst, MA
Department of Art
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
This event is made possible with funds from the College of Humanities and Fine Arts, UMass-Amherst

Campus: 
UMass Amherst
Accessible location
Ticket info: 
Free and open to the public
Contact email: 
shamarajones@art.umass.edu

Distinguished Faculty Lecture: Léonce Ndikumana

Mon, Apr 9 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Location: 
Mullins Center Room: Great Hall

Professor Léonce Ndikumana of the department of economics will present a Distinguished Faculty Lecture on “Capital Flight from Africa: Is the World Genuinely Ready for Action?”

Domestic and global structural factors have caused a sustained outflow of capital from Africa, a continent that faces deep development financing constraints. This lecture will explain how capital flight is part of a pattern of integration of Africa into the global economy that has entrenched the continent’s exploitation and marginalization. It will also show how structural flaws in the global economic system and its governance make it difficult to combat capital flight and illicit financial flows from Africa and propose new ways to address these problems.

Professor Ndikumana will be presented with the Chancellor’s Medal, the highest recognition bestowed to faculty by the campus, at the conclusion of the lecture. 

This lecture is free and open to the public. For information, call 413-577-1101.

Campus: 
UMass Amherst
Not accessible
Ticket info: 
Free and open to the public
Contact phone: 
413-577-1101
Contact email: 
events@umass.edu

Film Screening: "I Am Evidence"

Mon, Apr 16 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm
Location: 
Keefe Campus Center, McCaffrey

Join the Peer Advocates for the final film in their film screening series this semester, "I Am Evidence." Food and drinks will be provided!

About the film:

I Am Evidence exposes the alarming number of untested rape kits in the United States through a character–driven narrative, bringing much needed attention to the disturbing pattern of how the criminal justice system has historically treated sexual assault survivors.

Why is there a rape kit backlog? What can we do to fix the problem? This film explores these questions through survivors’ experiences as they trace the fates of their kits and re-engage in the criminal justice process. I Am Evidence illuminates how the system has impeded justice while also highlighting those who are leading the charge to work through the backlog and pursue long-awaited justice in these cases.

In this film, we seek to send a clear message to survivors that they matter, that we as a nation will do everything possible to bring them a path to healing and justice and that their perpetrators will be held accountable for their crimes.

Campus: 
Amherst College
Not accessible
Ticket info: 
Free and open to the public
Contact phone: 
(734) 358-5917
Contact email: 
peeradvocate@amherst.edu

“Learning from the Original Dreamers: Parental Migration, Latino Youth's Educations and Family Futures in Nashville, Tennessee” - Talk by Andrea Flores

Thu, Apr 12 2018 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Location: 
Converse Hall, Cole Assembly Room

Andrea Flores, assistant professor of education at Brown University, will present an education studies initiative lecture titled “Learning from the Original Dreamers: Parental Migration, Latino Youth's Educations and Family Futures in Nashville, Tennessee.”

For generations of immigrant families, collective dreams of social mobility have been tied to children’s individual success in American schooling. Yet, immigrant-origin youth often find themselves in some of the nation’s most disadvantaged schools. How do immigrant-descendant youth navigate weighty kinship obligations as they attempt achievement in their failing schools? Based on long-term ethnographic research with Latino, immigrant-origin youth in Nashville, Tennessee, Flores’ talk will describe how these youth’s familial relationships shape their educational aspirations and their understandings of success in and out of the classroom.

Campus: 
Amherst College
Not accessible
Ticket info: 
Free and open to the public
Contact phone: 
(413) 542-5739
Contact email: 
lgordon@amherst.edu

"A Question of Design: Understanding the Impact of Art on Reconciliation in Post-Conflict Societies, a Case Study from Northern Ireland" - Talk by Victoria Durrer

Mon, Apr 9 2018 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Location: 
Beneski Museum of Natural History, Paino

Dr. Victoria Durrer will discuss "A Question of Design: Understanding the Impact of Art on Reconciliation in Post-Conflict Societies, a Case Study from Northern Ireland."

Art for Reconciliation (AfR) uses art-based approaches to promote peace-building in the wake of political conflict. It aims to produce work that reflects, represents or responds to multiple forms of political conflict in order to transform conflictual relationships between adversarial parties. Yet no long-term study of this practice currently exists. As a result, there is very little evidence that such artistic
approaches work, or can even be analysed and evaluated in a meaningful way. There is also very little understanding regarding how funding practice, community response and the management and production of art affects the landscape of this arts practice and vice versa.

Taking Northern Ireland as a case study, this presentation will unpack the series of methodological problems this lack of evidence presents professionals, policymakers and communities involved in the development of Art for Reconciliation. Northern Ireland has received extensive and international financial investment in arts-based peace and reconciliation projects since the signing of the Good Friday Agreement in 1998. Still, a cultural conflict has emerged in place of the former military conflict that plagued the Troubles era, and religious and ethnic segregation in education and housing remain an everyday reality for many living there. Such a situation raises major questions regarding the impact of AfR work, but equally presents opportunities for developing reflective, critical and dialogic exchange regarding the practice.

Dr. Victoria Durrer is a lecturer in arts management and cultural policy at Queen's University Belfast. She is co-founder of the Cultural Policy Observatory Ireland and an editor of the Irish Journal of Arts Management and Cultural Policy.

This event is sponsored by the Lucius Root Eastman Fund, the George Lurcy Lecture Series, the department of history and the department of European studies.

Campus: 
Amherst College
Not accessible
Ticket info: 
Free and open to the public
Contact phone: 
(413) 542-2229
Contact email: 
trubeck@amherst.edu

African American Dance Symposium: Film Screening of "Check Your Body at the Door"

Sat, Apr 7 2018 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Location: 
Keefe Campus Center

Check Your Body at the Door is about the remarkable underground House dancing in NYC's golden decade - the 1990s. Featuring rare dance club footage, the film follows these legendary House Dancers to clubs, their jobs and in their everyday lives.

This event is part of "African American Dance: Form, Function and Style!" and is sponsored by the Theater and Dance Department, Five College Dance Department, The Arts at Amherst Initiative, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Center for Community Engagement and African and Caribbean Students Union.

This event is open to the Five College community.

Campus: 
Amherst College
Not accessible
Ticket info: 
Free and open to the public
Contact phone: 
(413) 542-2411
Contact email: 
srivers@amherst.edu

Film Screening and Discussion: "Together"

Fri, Apr 6 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Location: 
Keefe Campus Center, McCaffrey Room

Join the Peer Advocates for the second film of their film screening series this semester, "Together." Special guests and filmmakers from Bowdoin College will be here to help facilitate a short discussion after the screening. Food and drinks will be provided!

Watch the trailer!

Film Description:
Together shares stories about what it’s like to be a student who has experienced sexual violence. Students at Bowdoin College submitted anonymous, written stories about their own experiences, and in the film, actors tell these stories in the context of a day in the life of a student. While these stories do not represent every experience of sexual violence on and off a college campus, they do offer a wide range of perspectives on what it can be like to experience rape and/or sexual assault and endure its aftermath.

Together is a film about support and prevention. The film aims to educate and shift the way we think and talk about sexual violence by focusing on the validity of each story rather than blame and punishment or what is legal and illegal.

The film operates on a simple premise: only when we understand that sexual violence personally affects all of us - whether it be directly or through a friend daughter, boyfriend or classmate - will be able to successfully address it on college campuses, in high schools and in the broader community.

Campus: 
Amherst College
Not accessible
Ticket info: 
Free and open to the public
Contact phone: 
(734) 358-5917
Contact email: 
peeradvocate@amherst.edu

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