Events

April 2021

Thursday 22 Apr

Exhibit: Saved from Drowning by Dan Hurlin

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Heimbold Gallery

Not open to the public

“In Donald Barthelme’s seminal 1968 Robert Kennedy Saved from Drowning, a narrator suddenly appears out of nowhere in the very last section of the short story and throws a rope out to the main character ‘K,’ who is close to being pulled under in a turbulent sea. With one end of the rope around his waist, the narrator braces himself against a rock and pulls ‘K’ out of the water, saving him from drowning.

“Like the narrator, I have spent my career as an artist dragging narratives to the shore, rescuing them from oblivion – saving them from being drowned in an ocean of both cultural and personal amnesia.” —Dan Hurlin

Exhibit Details

In-conversation: Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah and Carolyn Ferrell

Virtual Web

Open to the public

/ Thursday

2:00pm-3:00pm

Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah is the New York Times-bestselling author of Friday Black. Originally from Spring Valley, New York, he graduated from SUNY Albany and went on to receive his MFA from Syracuse University.

His work has appeared or is forthcoming from numerous publications, including the New York Times Book Review, Esquire, Literary Hub, the Paris Review, Guernica, and Longreads. He was selected by Colson Whitehead as one of the National Book Foundation's “5 Under 35” honorees, is the winner of the PEN/Jean Stein Book Award, and a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle’s John Leonard Award for Best First Book and the Aspen Words Literary Prize. Purchase Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah’s work here.

Carolyn Ferrell ‘84 is the author of the novel, Dear Miss Metropolitan (forthcoming July 2021), and the short-story collection, Don’t Erase Me, which was awarded the Art Seidenbaum Award of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize program, the John C. Zacharis Award given by Ploughshares, and the Quality Paperback Book Prize for First Fiction. She has also received grants from the Fulbright Association, German Academic Exchange (DAAD), City University of New York MAGNET Program, and National Endowment for the Arts. Ferrell’s stories have been anthologized in Best American Short Stories 2018 andThe Best American Short Stories of the Century, among other places. She teaches writing at Sarah Lawrence College and lives in New York with her husband and children. Purchase Carolyn Ferrell’s work here.

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A Bouquet of Voices: A Poetry Reading and Discussion

Virtual Online

Open to the public

/ Thursday

7:00pm-8:00pm

Join us for a night of poetry highlighting the work of Sarah Lawrence Writing Program faculty Jeff McDaniel '90 and Suzanne Gardinier with special guest performances from SLC students and Yonkers Public Library Teen Poets.

This event is sponsored by the Yonkers Public Library, Sarah Lawrence College and a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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Tuesday 27 Apr

The New Normal: The Evolution of the Arts and Cultural Institutions in the Era of COVID-19

Virtual Web

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

7:00pm-8:30pm

Join us for a dynamic discussion of the disruptive effects of COVID-19 on the arts and cultural institutions moderated by John Jasperse '85, Dance Program Director, at 7:00 PM Eastern Time. The coronavirus has had a devastating impact on America's arts sector. How have theaters, museums, filmmakers, performing and visual artists adapted to survive the past year? As widespread vaccination gives us hope, how can arts and cultural institutions continue to apply the lessons learned over the past year and continue to prepare themselves for the future? Featuring: Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan '07, Director of Content Strategy, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago; Hannah Gottlieb-Graham '17, Founder and Director, ALMA Communications; Tiffany LaTrice Williams MFA '14, Visual Artist, Founder and Executive Director, TILA Studios; Samantha Stark '05, Director of "Framing Britney Spears", Director/Producer for "The New York Times Presents" documentary series on FX and Hulu; Jay Arthur Sterrenberg '05, Filmmaker and Co-Founder of Meerkat Media Collective.

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Wednesday 28 Apr

Integrating Environmental Justice into Climate Action with Dr. Christian Braneon

Virtual Online

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

1:30pm-3:00pm

Join Dr. Christian Braneon, an urban climate expert and scientist at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in New York for a discussion on how the current moment offers a unique opportunity to imagine alternative futures in which policies, infrastructure, governance, and value systems are recalibrated with equity and sustainability at the center.

Diane Seuss on the Craft of Poetry – Restless Herd: The Intimate Work of Making a Book of Poems

Virtual Online

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

6:00pm-7:00pm

The talk will address the deeply personal work of writing and bringing order to a book of poems, with references to Dickinson's process, Gregory Orr's notion of poetic temperaments, and how autobiography and my own writing process have converged.

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Thursday 29 Apr

Public Art in Yonkers: A Virtual Gallery & Discussion

Virtual Online

Open to the public

/ Thursday

6:30pm-7:30pm

Join us for a virtual gallery tour curated by local artists Haifa Bint-Kadi, Evan Bishop, and Katori Walker. Followed by a discussion on the impact of public art in Yonkers with the artists and Sarah Lawrence faculty member Una Chung (Global Studies, Media Studies, Women’s History).

This event is presented by Sarah Lawrence College in partnership with the Yonkers Public Library through a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

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Friday 30 Apr

Climate Justice Student Symposium

Virtual Online

Open to the public

/ Friday

10:00am-4:00pm

A continuation of our series presented by “The Sarah Lawrence Interdisciplinary Collaborative on the Environment,” join us for students' presentations of their Climate Justice conference projects from varied disciplines across the college.

 

Climate Justice: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow with Dr. Michel Gelobter P’24

Virtual Online

Open to the public

/ Friday

4:00pm-5:30pm

Join Dr. Michel Gelobter P’24 for a discussion on the history of climate justice as both a concept and a movement, particularly with respect to President Biden’s administration and more comprehensive, youth-led actions.

CDI Longfellow Lecture: The Relational Foundations of Reflection with Arietta Slade ’73, Ph.D.

Virtual Online

Open to the public

/ Friday

6:30pm-8:00pm

Arietta Slade ’73 Ph.D. is an internationally recognized theoretician, clinician, researcher, and teacher will center on reflective parenting, supporting the development of attachment and symbolization in young children and their caregivers.

May 2021

Thursday 6 May

Faso Foli: West African Percussion

Outdoor Spaces The Remy Theatre

Open to the public

/ Thursday

3:00pm-6:00pm

West African drumming ensemble performs music inspired by festive dance rhythms, praise songs, and balafon melodic themes from Guinea; an exciting, uplifting experience. Student ensemble featuring master musician Famoro Dioubate and other guest artists. Andy Algire and Niko Higgins, directors. Performance at the Remy Theatre.

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