Higgins School of Humanities

Events Calendar

September 2017

Clark University Geller Jazz Nightclub Presents: Matt Wilson Quintet's Carl Sandburg Project
Thursday, 9/21/2017 7:30 PM-9:00 PM
Higgins University Center, The Grind - Free and Open to the Public
Clark University's Geller Jazz series welcomes Matt Wilson Quintet's Carl Sandburg Project to campus
Versatile, dedicated, and funny, Matt Wilson is in high demand for his unique drumming style and well recognized. He has been voted the Downbeat Critic's Poll #1 Rising Star Drummer for five consecutive years.
Matt brings that imaginative jazz spirit that to "Honey and Salt," a shared celebration of original music inspired by Carl Sandburg's poetry and the place that Wilson and Sandburg (1878-1967) both hail from: Knox County, Ill. More than a decade in the works, Wilson released an album of this music in August 2017 that features guest readings of Sandburg's work by actor Jack Black and iconic jazz artists such as Carla Bley, Bill Frisell, Joe Lovano, Christian McBride, Rufus Reid and John Scofield.

Matt Wilson - Drums
Jeff Lederer -- Saxophones, Clarinet
Ron Miles - Trumpet
Martin Woods - Bass
Dawn Thompson - Guitar, Voice

This performance is made possible through the generous support of the estate of Selma B. Geller. There will also be an ice cream sundae bar!
For more information, e-mail clarkarts@clarku.edu.

The Carlos Odria Ensemble: World Jazz Explorations
Saturday, 9/30/2017 7:30 PM-9:00 PM
Traina Center for the Arts, Razzo Hall - Free and Open to the Public
The Carlos Odria Ensemble is a high-energy acoustic ensemble that performs original compositions and arrangements of jazz standards and Latin American popular music. Consisting of upright bass, drums, percussion, and nylon string guitar, the group delivers an exciting blend of international styles such as bossanova, Afro-Peruvian festejo, rumba flamenca, and Afro-Caribbean with an improvisational approach inspired by the rich tradition of American jazz.
With: Eli Mateo-percussion, Thomas Spears-drums, Geoff Watson Oehling-double bass and Carlos Odria-guitar.
For more information, e-mail clarkarts@clarku.edu.

October 2017

Opening Reception WATER + COLOR Work By; Chris Gill, Jane Goldman, Joel Janowitz, Anne Lilly, Susan Swinand, Richard Yarde
Tuesday, 10/3/2017 5:00 PM-6:30 PM
Schiltkamp Gallery, Traina Center for the Arts - Free and Open to the Public
This exhibition showcases the work of six artists whose innovative painting in watercolor
defies conventional notions about this challenging medium. Surprising in scale, subject
matter and approach, these paintings offer fresh investigations into an artistic medium
whose expressive power and beauty is often underestimated.

Curated, installed, and organized by Professor of Studio Art, Elli Crocker, in conjunction
with students in ARTS 296 Gallery Culture and Practice.

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

Aston Magna Chamber Players: Music from the Early Music Festival
Sunday, 10/15/2017 3:00 PM-4:30 PM
Traina Center for the Arts, Razzo Hall - Free and Open to the Public
Since 1972, Aston Magna has forged an important and unique place in American cultural life.
Aston Magna seeks to inter­pret the music of the past as the composer imagined it. Original period instru­ments  or his­torical­ly accurate repro­ductions  are essential performance elements. Performance tech­niques are ap­pro­priate to the period, national styles, culture and aesthetics of the time.
For more information, e-mail clarkarts@clarku.edu.

Making Objects Do More: Social Practice and Destroying the Genius Myth
Wednesday, 10/18/2017 12:00 PM-1:00 PM
Traina Center for the Arts
For more information, e-mail clarkarts@clarku.edu.

5th Bi-Annual New Play Festival
Tuesday, 10/31/2017 - Sunday, 11/19/2017 7:30 PM-10:00 PM
Little Center - $5 for the Public, Free with College ID
For more information, e-mail clarkarts@clarku.edu.

November 2017

"Identity" Visual and Musical Arts Residency with Castle of our Skins and New Gallery Concert Series
Sunday, 11/5/2017 12:00 PM-5:00 PM
Traina Center for the Arts, Razzo Hall - Free and open to the public
A 1-day residency that explores the systemic racism faced by African Americans through art, music and dialogue, featuring the portraitures of visual artist Taryn Wells(whose work explores the complicated subjects of race and identity), and the music of Jonathan Bailey Holland, Alvin Singleton, Tania Leon, Gary Powell Nash and Anthony Green. A Music Program  event co-sponsored by Africana Studies.
Sponsored by: A Clark University event co-sponsored by the department for Africana Studies
For more information, e-mail clarkarts@clarku.edu.

Hunting in Wartime: Screening + Q&A with Director Samantha Farinella
Thursday, 11/9/2017 7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Traina Center for the Arts, Razzo Hall - Free and Open to the Public
Hunting in Wartime profiles Tlingit veterans from Hoonah, Alaska who saw combat during the Vietnam War. The veterans talk about surviving trauma, relating to Vietnamese communities, readjusting to civilian life, and serving a government that systematically oppresses native people. Their stories give an important human face to the combat soldier and show the lasting affects of war on individuals, families and communities.
There are many films out today that profile veterans from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Hunting In Wartime has the long-range perspective of how a soldiers life was affected long after the war ended, giving us a glimpse into what present-day soldiers may confront in the future. The film portrays a stark reality of the human cost of war.


SCREENINGS & AWARDS:
National PBS and PBS World Channel (600+ screenings in 37 states over Memorial Day Weekend 2017) Click here for a full list of showings.
WINNER Excellence in Documentary Filmmaking - Inwood Film Festival
JAMES ARONSON AWARD screening
JAMES ARONSON AWARD for Social Justice Journalism Ceremony
Big Sky Documentary Film Festival (MT)// BIG SKY AWARD
Santa Fe Independent Film Festival (NM)
NC State University (NC)
National Archives (Washington, DC)
University of Alaska Southeast (AK)
Honorable Mention: SAMHSA Voice Award
Hartford Public Library
Anchorage International Film Festival (AK)
Haines Borough Public Library (AK)
Hanoi Cinematheque (Socialist Republic of Vietnam)
Red Nation Film Festival (Los Angeles, CA)
American Indian Film Festival (San Francisco, CA)
Red Dirt Film Festival (OK)
Alaska Native Heritage Center (Anchorage, AK)
Homer Theater (Homer, AK)
Gold Town Movie Theater (Juneau AK)
Hoonah Indian Association Community Center (Hoonah, AK)

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

Castle of Our Sins: Syncrony
Wednesday, 11/15/2017 3:00 PM-5:00 PM
Traina Center for the Arts, Razzo Hall
For more information, e-mail clarkarts@clarku.edu.

Clark University Sinfonia
Saturday, 11/18/2017 7:30 PM-9:30 PM
Traina Center for the Arts, Razzo Hall
For more information, e-mail clarkarts@clarku.edu.

December 2017

Clark University Concert Choir
Friday, 12/1/2017 7:30 PM-10:00 PM
Traina Center for the Arts, Razzo Hall
For more information, e-mail clarkarts@clarku.edu.

Clark University Student Recital
Sunday, 12/3/2017 3:00 PM-5:00 PM
Traina Center for the Arts, Razzo Hall
For more information, e-mail clarkarts@clarku.edu.

Clark University Concert Band
Thursday, 12/7/2017 3:00 PM-5:30 PM
University Center/Tilton Hall, 950 Main Street, Worcester, MA
For more information, e-mail clarkarts@clarku.edu.

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