Higgins School of Humanities

Events Calendar

Ongoing Events

Home: Self, Spirit, Space
Tuesday, 1/17/2017 - Sunday, 2/26/2017
Traina Center for the Arts, Traina Center for the Arts - Free and Open to the Public
Gallery Hours:
Monday - Thursday: 9:00 - 9:00
Friday: 9:00 - 4:00
Saturday - Sunday: 12:00 - 5:00

The word home can have myriad associations for each person, but on a broad archetypal level, home conjures the realm of domestic life, a household with various members, a secure dwelling, private space, and a place of sanctuary and refuge. Home also can be seen as existing in concentric circles  the initial ring being that which encircles the individual and members of a household most closely  whether it be a private house, communal residence, apartment, dormitory, or temporary shelter  followed by larger circles of hometown and ever expanding associations with region, nationality, and identity.
To feel at home suggests a sense of belonging and comfort. But, of course, it is quite possible not to feel at home in ones actual domicile or physical location and the concept of home may feel elusive or precarious depending on life circumstances, geography, and politics. The artists in this exhibition offer various perspectives on this universal longing for home - the quest for a sense of safety, peace, acceptance, and well-being. Some of the work confronts issues of displacement and loss, while other pieces depict the simple pleasures of domestic life and the careful construction of personal space. The potency of everyday objects and the memories they trigger are also a focus of investigation. And a few of these artists play on sentimental or cliché associations of home. Though the stories are often personal, the themes are universal.
This was a juried show in response to an open call. The artists included come from all over New England and range from graduate student to well-established and renowned professional.
This exhibition was curated and installed by the students in ARTS 296 Gallery Culture and Practice, a problems of practice course, in which students explore opportunities to connect what they learn in the classroom with issues and matters faced by professionals working beyond the campus. Those students are: Madison Boardman, Maria Escobar Pardo, Katlyn Greger, Grant Henry, Celine Hunt, Autumn Perez, Aliyah Rawat, F. N. U. Rouran, Andrea Schuster, Andre Toribio, and Amy Yeager.

Artists:Joan Baldwin, Nina Bellucci, Joan Benotti, Jennifer Day, Jenna DeLuca, Matthew Dickey, Erin Diebboll, Gary Duehr, Kevin Frances, Jan Johnson, Kelly Anona Kerrigan, Carol McMahon, Evan Morse, Chelsea Revelle, Soha Saghazadeh, Brittany Severance, Dawn Southworth.
For more information, e-mail clarkarts@clarku.edu.

March 2017

Shakespeare's Henry V: directed by Stephen Thorne
Tuesday, 3/21/2017 - Sunday, 3/26/2017 7:30 PM-9:00 PM
Little Center, Michelson Theater - Free with College I.D. $5.00 for the Public
Civil Disobedience. Honor. Leadership. Legacy. Responsibility. War. These are just some of the themes explored in Shakespeare’s Henry IV Part One. It follows the story of the disaffected Prince Hal and his partner in crime Falstaff, as he faces the first great test in his ultimate ascent to the throne of England – namely a full scale rebellion against Hal’s father King Henry IV - led by the dynamic and fiery Hotspur. In Clark University’s production, women will play the majority of the roles. Fast and furious, raunchy and riotous, triumphant and tragic, Henry IV Part One is one of Shakespeare’s most exciting plays, featuring some of his boldest, brightest and most unforgettable characters.

For more information, e-mail clarkarts@clarku.edu or call 508-793-7356.

Shh... Shh... Sch... A Concert for Viola and Piano
Friday, 3/24/2017 7:30 PM-9:00 PM
Traina Center for the Arts, Razzo Hall, 92 Downing Street Worcester, MA - Free and open to the public
Dmitry Kustanovich on viola and Pavel Nerssesian on piano performing Shubert, Schostakovich and more.
For more information, e-mail clarkarts@clarku.edu.

A Celebration of Ravi Coltrane Featuring Ravi Coltrane Quartet with special guest Joe Lovano Plus the Ravi Coltrane Sextet
Wednesday, 3/29/2017 7:30 PM-9:00 PM
Traina Center for the Arts, Razzo Hall - General Admission - $25 With a Clark ID - $10
Critically acclaimed saxophonist, bandleader, and composer Ravi Coltrane is the featured artist for the 2017 Geller Jazz Concert and recipient of the 2017 Selma B. Geller Foundations of Jazz award. In the course of a twenty plus year career, Mr. Coltrane has established a stellar reputation as a both a headliner and sideman to many, and founded a prominent independent record label, RKM. This years concert will feature the Ravi Coltrane Quartet with special guest Joe Lovano plus the Ravi Coltrane Sextet.
For more information, e-mail clarkarts@clarku.edu or call 508-793-7356.

The Case of the Three Sided Dream: Screening and Discussion with Filmmaker Adam Kahan
Friday, 3/31/2017 7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Traina Center for the Arts, Razzo Hall, 92 Downing Street Worcester, MA - Free and Open to the Public
The story of multi-instrumentalist Rashaan Roland Kirk, who went from blind infant, to child prodigy, to adult visionary, to political activist, and finally to paralyzed showman. A seemingly superhuman musical force who played literally until the day he died.

This performance is made possible through the generous support of The Estate of Selma B. Gellar.
Sponsored by: The Estate of Selma B. Gellar
For more information, e-mail clarkarts@clarku.edu.

April 2017

A Concert with Chester Brezniak & Friends
Friday, 4/7/2017 7:30 PM-9:00 PM
Traina Center for the Arts, Razzo Hall, 92 Downing Street Worcester, MA - Free and open to the public
An evening of eclectic chamber music with Chester Brezniak, Clarinetist; Pascale Delache-Feldman, Double-Bassist; Yukiko Takagi, Pianist; Pieter Struyk, Percussionist. Program includes works by Giovanni Bottesini, Libby Larsen, Paul Hindemith, Morton Gould, David Hollinden, Claude Debussy

For more information, e-mail clarkarts@clarku.edu.

Clark University Sinfonia
Saturday, 4/15/2017 7:30 PM-9:00 PM
Traina Center for the Arts, Razzo Hall - Free and open to the public
Peter Sulski, Director.
For more information, e-mail clarkarts@clarku.edu or call 508-793-7356.

DNA: A Play by Dennis Kelly
Wednesday, 4/19/2017 - Sunday, 4/23/2017 7:30 PM-9:00 PM
Little Center, Michelson Theater - Free with College I.D. $5.00 for the Public
Everyone is in high school. They do something bad. No, really bad. They were just kidding around. Really. Not bullying exactly. Just like a game, sort of. Adam seemed to be enjoying it as much as anybody. Until he didn't. We were just having a laugh. But now, Adam is gone. "What are we going to do?"

Sometimes comedy has the power to look deeper than anything else into our cultural shadow.To see where attention must be paid. You might be laughing but you are also staring into the abyss of our lost connections to the cosmos, each other, and even ourselves. DNA by Dennis Kelly is one such comedy. Directed by: Raymond Munro

For more information, e-mail clarkarts@clarku.edu.

Clark University Concert Choir
Friday, 4/21/2017 7:30 PM-9:00 PM
Atwood Hall, Daniel's Theater - Free and open to the public
Emily Isaacson Director
For more information, e-mail clarkarts@clarku.edu.

Clark University 3rd Annual Jazz Festival
Saturday, 4/22/2017 1:00 PM-4:00 PM
Atwood Hall, Atwood Common, Outside - Free and open to the public
Rain location will be in the University Center, the grind from 6pm till 10pm. Eric Hoffbauer, Director
For more information, e-mail clarkarts@clarku.edu.

Clark University Senior Thesis Gallery Opening
Wednesday, 4/26/2017 4:30 PM-6:00 PM
Schiltkamp Gallery, Traina Center for the Arts - Free and open to the public
An exhibition of artwork presented by graduating seniors undertaking a final project in studio art.
For more information, e-mail clarkarts@clarku.edu.

Clark University Concert Band
Thursday, 4/27/2017 7:30 PM-9:00 PM
Higgins University Center, Tilton Hall - Free and open to the public
Samantha McGill Director
For more information, e-mail clarkarts@clarku.edu.

Clark University Student Recital
Sunday, 4/30/2017 3:00 PM-4:30 AM
Traina Center for the Arts, Razzo Hall - Free and open to the public
Clark student musicians accompanied by pianist Sima Kustanovich, will showcase their talents as they perform works ranging from classical sonatas, to modern compositions, classic songs and jazz standards.
For more information, e-mail clarkarts@clarku.edu.

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