MAY 2010

Contact: Geraldine Sanderson
For Immediate Release
Mobile 914-400- 7654


Calendar 2010 May Campus Events

Purchase College, State University of New York is located at 735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase, NY   Web site: www.purchase.edu

May

Humanities Theatre
For the Birds, A New Musical in Two Acts
Directed by Kris Wellman

May 1 at 8 PM
Humanities Building
Tickets $5, $3 Purchase students

Based on the ancient Greek comedy The Birds by Aristophanes.  It is the story of two downtrodden philosophy salesmen and a forgotten muse who embark on a search for a mythic sanctuary in the sky inhabited by birds.  Music and lyrics by Andy Roninson, written and directed by Kris Wellman, choreographed by Alana Kyriak and Selena Coburn, set design by Sasha Piltser, costume design by Beth Scorzato, stage managed by Lisa Finger.  Call 914-251-6591.

MFA Graduation Exhibition
Presented by the School of Art + Design
Continues through May 1
Visual Arts Building
Hours Monday-Friday 10-5 PM
Free

This series of rotating thesis exhibitions showcases the range of approaches and the individual skills of the graduate students in the School of Art + Design.  The exhibitions span a wide variety of media, illustrate the range of instruction available at the School and provide insight into the trends in art making today.  Call 9140251-6750.

Purchase Library Exhibition
“Down the Rabbit Hole”
Paintings and sculpture by Robert Fuerer, School of Art + Design
Continuing through August, 2010
Exhibited on three floors of the Library
Free
Hours: Monday-Thursday 8 AM- 2 AM
Friday 8 AM-10 PM
Saturday 11 AM- 8 PM
Sunday 12 noon-2AM

A series of 50 fanciful sculptures and paintings exhibited in the main art gallery and throughout the Library’s central spaces.  “Down the Rabbit Hole” refers to the portal where the strange world of the artist’s childhood memories enters his art.  The works are a reflection of the dark side of modern society and are a reaction to the global economic crisis of 2008.  Capitalism, corporate greed, war, and loss of innocence are among the themes explored in these neo-social works.

Spring Choral Concert
Presented by the Conservatory of Music
May 3 at 8 PM
Recital Hall, Music Building
Free

Featuring Voice and Opera students from the distinguished School of the Arts Conservatory of Music.  Call 914-251-6700.

Chamber Winds
Presented by the Conservatory of Music
May 4 at 6 PM
Recital Hall, Music Building
Free

Performances by students from the Conservatory of Music.
Call 914-251-6700.

Piano & Strings Chamber Music 1
Presented by the Conservatory of Music
May 5 at 4 PM
Recital Hall, Music Building
Free

Performances by students from the Conservatory of Music.
Call 914-251-6700.

Piano & Strings Chamber Music II
Presented by the Conservatory of Music
May 5 at 8 PM
Recital Hall, Music Building
Free

Performances by students from the Conservatory of Music.
Call 914-251-6700.

Visiting Artist Lecture
Presented by the School of Art + Design
May 5 at 6:30 PM
Sarah Walker, painter
Visual Arts Building, Room 1016
Free

Abstract painter Sarah Walker examines how information overload looks when refracted through the prism of obsessive-compulsive hoarding disorder.  She peers into the world of hoarders and surveys how strategies for saving everything can create new systems that address maximum states of complexity. A graduate of the California College of the Arts, she has an MFA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She exhibits her work at Pierogi Gallery in Brooklyn and the Gregory Lind Gallery in San Francisco. Born in Bethesda, MD, Walker lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.  Call 914-251-6750.

Chamber Winds
Presented by the Conservatory of Music
May 6 at Noon
Recital Hall, Music Building
Free

Performances by students from the Conservatory of Music
Call 914-251-6700.

Interdepartmental Chamber Music
Presented by the Conservatory of Music
May 7 at 8 PM
Recital Hall, Music Building
Free

Performances by students from the Conservatory of Music.
Call 914-251-6700.

MFA Graduation Dance Concert
May 7 & 8 at 8 PM
Dance Theatre Lab, Dance Building

Tickets $5

The Conservatory of Dance presents a concert of repertory and original choreography in both ballet and modern dance produced by graduating MFA candidates Melissa Bobick, Shiji Cai, Elizabeth Dibble, Shawn Garnier, Iquail Johnson, Stephanie Koltiska, Wen-chun Lui, Jiyoung Park and Gillian Tan.  Tickets $5 available at the door.  For information call 914-251-6800.

BFA Graduation Exhibition
Presented by the School of Art + Design
May 8-14
Richard  & Dolly Maass Gallery

Reception May 8, 2 - 5 PM
Free
Hours Monday –Friday 10 Am- 5 PM

Located throughout the Visual Arts Building, the graduation exhibition features the work of over one hundred seniors from the School of Art + Design. Spanning a wide variety of media, the work illustrates the range of instruction available at the School, as well as trends in art making today.

Purchase College Commencement
Friday, May 14, 2010
1 PM
West Lawn adjacent to Performing Arts Center
By invitation