Press Releases

February Campus Events, Films, Lectures, Performances

Date Released: 1/28/2010

Haiti Benefit, Library and Maas Gallery exhibits, Films, Lectures, Performances

Contact: Geraldine Sanderson    For Immediate Release
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Calendar 2010 February Campus Events

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

February

Purchase Repertory Theatre
Bronx Kiss: A Celebration of John Patrick Shanley

Emelin Theatre
153 Library Lane
Mamaroneck, NY 10543
Feb. 4 at 8 PM
Feb. 5 at 7:30 PM
Feb. 6 at 2 PM and 7:30 PM
Feb 7 at 2 PM

An evening of short plays and scenes by the Pulitzer-prize winning author of “Doubt” and the Oscar-winning screenwriter of “Moonstruck.” These pieces like his characters, are funny, romantic, brutal, full of longing, and haunted by demons all at the same time.
Box Office 914-698-0098

Haiti Needs Us
All- Day Benefit by Purchase College Students to Raise Funds for Haiti
February 6, Student Center
12:30 PM to 1:30 AM
Free

An- all day event in the Purchase College Student Center organized by students to raise funds for the people of Haiti.  Funds will be donated to the American Red Cross.
All day performances by Purchase student bands, art sale, talent auction, food sale, evening concert with Pharone Monch and Jean Grae, dance party with DJ Ted Smooth of radio Hot 97.FM. Event coordinators are Kazeem Famuyide and Aexis Betancourt.  Call 347-598-6165.
Launch of Project Haiti, a series of educational, cultural, and fundraising events honoring the Haitian people headed by Francisco Donoso. 

Richard & Dolly Maass Gallery
Christine Lee; Artist in Residence Exhibition
Continues through February 5
Visual Arts Building
Gallery Hours M-F 10 AM-5 PM or by appointment
Free

Christine Lee explores, stretches and refines the typical associations and intended functions of mundane materials.  Her objects and installations reflect her rhythmic, repetitive exploration of outdated, discarded or recycled materials, examining their histories while promoting alterative destinations.  She has a tendency to engage in highly process-driven tactile endeavors which draw on her training in the craft-based disciplines of woodworking and furniture design.  The work in this exhibition was produced during her residence At the School of Art + Design in the fall of 2009.  The Windgate Artist-in-Residence Program in Applied Design brings a new artist to the College each semester to explore new work.  Earlier work can be viewed at http://missleelee.com
Call 914-251-6750.

Purchase Library Art 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-2 AM

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.

AfterNoon Music
Purchase Opera Department
February 1 at 12:30 PM
Recital Hall Conservatory of Music Building
Free
Performances by Voice and Opera students from the Conservatory of Music
Call 914-251-6700

Science in the Modern World Lecture
“Lust Romance, Attachment: The Drive to Love and Who We Choose”
Helen Fisher, biological anthropologist, Rutgers University
February 2 at 7 PM
Performing Arts Center
Presented by the School of Natural and Social Sciences in collaboration with
The New York Academy of Sciences
Free

Helen Fisher has conducted extensive research on the evolution and future of human sex, love, marriage, gender differences in the brain and how personality type shapes who we are and how we love.  Call 914-251-6631

Humanities Theatre
Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie
February 4, 5, 6 at 8 PM,
Saturday matinee February 6 at 2 PM
Humanities Building
Tickets $5 at door

Directed by Stacey Juengling
The engaging story of a boy who would not grow up.  Fantasy, wonder and a little bit of pixie dust. Experience daring pirate battles, the freedom of flight, the imagination that powers Neverland. For children and grown ups of all ages.  Call 914-251-6591

BFA Dance Concert
February 5 & 6 at 8 PM
Dance Theatre Lab, Dance Bldg.

Tickets $5

The Conservatory of Dance presents a concert of repertory and original choreography in both ballet and modern dance produced by Pamela Alviar, Yon Burke, Alysia Chang, So Young Park and Jeffrey Ware for their Senior Project Dance Concert.  Tickets are $5 at the door.  For information call 914-251-6800.


Visiting Artist Lecture Series
Presented by the School of Art + Design
February 10 at 6:30 PM
Yuri Kobayashi, Furniture Designer, Artist-in-Residence
Visual Arts Building, Room 1016
Free

Yuri Kobayashi’s work is a reflection of her identity, experience and empathy.  Working predominantly in wood, she employs repetitive styles to create concept based objects that emphasize sculptural forms.  Born and raised in Japan, she studied architecture design at Musashino Art University in Tokyo.   After training in traditional Japanese woodworking, she moved to the U.S. to pursue an MFA degree in woodworking and furniture design at San Diego State University. She currently divides her time teaching at the Rhode Island School of Design and producing her own work.  Call 914-251- 6750.

BFA Dance Concert
February 12 & 13 at 8 PM
Dance Theatre Lab, Dance Bldg.
Tickets $5

The Conservatory of Dance presents a concert of repertory and original choreography in both ballet and modern dance produced by Jerami Kipp, Brian Lawson, Annie Rigney, Lucy Wilson and Guohui Chen for their Senior Project Dance Concert. Tickets are $5 at the door.  For information call 914-252-6800.

Humanities Theatre
February 13-15 at 8 PM
Futuristics by Matt Butler
Humanities Building
Tickets $5 at door
A psychedelic rock play featuring music by “Trails.”
Call 914-251-6591

AfterNoon Music
Purchase Opera Department
February 15 at 12:30 PM
Recital Hall Conservatory of Music Building
Free
Featuring Voice and Opera students from the Conservatory of Music
Call 914-251-6700

Iktus Percussion Quartet
February 16 at 8 PM
Recital Hall Conservatory of Music
Free

Presents new music for percussion quartet by students in the composition department at Purchase College.

Iktus, the ensemble in residence at Purchase College is committed to expanding the boundaries of percussion. Their concerts range from funky to cerebral, old school to new, plywood and clay pots to carefully mapped electroacoustic mayhem. Their aim is to emphasize the synergy of diverse global influence with new music and contemporary classics.  Their music has been described as serial, minimalist, post-minimalist, groovy, and just plain bizarre.  Call 914-251-6700.

David Schwarz Project 12: Dannielle Tegeder
Richard & Dolly Maass Gallery
School of Art+Design, Visual Arts Building
February 15-March 26, 2010
Free
Hours Monday-Friday 10 AM-5 PM or by appointment

Reception: Thursday, February 17 at 6:30 PM 
Public Artist Talk” Thursday February 17 at 6:30 PM
Call 914-251-6750

Dannielle Tegder’s interconnected drawings, paintings and sculptures are inspired by blueprint and technical sketches, composed of architectural fragments with abstract objects in precarious arrangements.  She is a Purchase BFA alumnus ’94 who is represented by Priska C. Juschka Fine Art, NY.

She is the recipient of numerous grants and residencies including: the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Yaddo Foundation Residency, the Elizabeth Foundation, Lower East Side Print Fellowship Edition Award, and an award from the Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation Studio.

Recent solo exhibitions have included Priska C. Juschka Fine Art, NY, Museo de Arte de Queretaro in Mexico, Gregory Lind Gallery in San Francisco, CA, and Bodybuilder and Sportsman Gallery in Chicago, IL.

The David Schwarz projects are made possible through the support of Jeanne and David Schwarz.

Visiting Artist Lecture Series
School of Art + Design
February 17 at 6:30 PM
Dannielle Tegeder, Painter
Visual Arts Building, Room 1016
Free

Painter Dannielle Tegeder uses a broad range of media including drawing, painting, sculpture, sound and digital media to compose conceptual spaces inspired by architectural blueprints and technological sketches.  A Purchase alumnus, she earned her masters degree from the Art Institute of Chicago, IL and currently resides in New York City.  Recent solo exhibitions have included Priska C. Juschka Fine Art NY, Museo de Arte de Queretaro in Mexico, Gregory Lind Gallery in San Francisco CA and Bodybuilder and Sportsman Gallery in Chicago, IL.  Her work is exhibited the Richard & Dolly Maass Gallery in the David Schwarz Project 12  from February 15-March 26.
Call 914-251-6750.

Humanities Theatre
February 18-20 at 8 PM
“WA(i)STED” by Constance Tarbox
Humanities Building
Tickets $20 at door

A multi-media solo performance focused on American consumption and self-destruction.  Conceived and performed by Constance Tarbox with back up dancers. Designed by Jennifer Carroll.  Live Funk music by Mokaad & the Flexpoints. Call 914-251-6591.

BFA Dance Concert
February 19 & 20 at 8 PM
Dance Theatre Lab, Dance Bldg.
Tickets $5

The Conservatory of Dance presents a concert of repertory and original choreography in both ballet and modern dance produced by Caitlin Dutton, Candace Luther, Taylor McFadden, Marie McNair and Jingyue Wang for their Senior Project Dance Concert. Tickets are $5 at the door.  For information call 914-251-6800.

Purchase Symphony Orchestra
February 19 at 8 PM
Performing Arts Center
Michael Adelson, Conductor
Tickets $20

Performance by the renowned Purchase Symphony Orchestra.
Concert theme, Finnish Currents:
Lindberg: Corrente II
Sibelius: Symphony no. 5
Box office 914-251-6200  or online at www.artscenter.org

Purchase Soul Voices
Black History Month All Arts Celebration
February 24 from Noon-3 PM
Recital Hall Conservatory of Music Building
Free

The Soul Voices under the direction of Pete Malinverni present an all arts celebration of Black History Month with performances by students from Dance, Acting, Theatre and Visual Arts Programs. Call 914-251- 6700.

Visiting Artist Lecture Series
Presented by the School of Art + Design
February 24 at 6:30 PM
Patty Chang, Performance Artist
Visual Arts Building, Room 1016
Free

Patty Chang was trained as a painter and is now a performance artist who is notorious for testing the limits of endurance and taste.  She graduated from the University of California at San Diego and moved to New York where she became involved with the Performance scene.  Her cutting edge performances are recorded in short films.  She was in residence as a faculty member in 2003 at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture.  She has received grants from the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation,  and the Rockefeller Foundation.  Call 914-251-6177.

BFA Dance Concert
February 26 & 27 at 8 PM
Dance Theatre Lab, Dance Bldg.
Tickets $5

The Conservatory of Dance presents a concert of repertory and original choreography in both ballet and modern dance produced by Theodora Boguszewski, Amanda Fairweather, Sara Hays, Breegan Kearney and Xiangyi Yan for their Senior Project Dance Concert.  Tickets $5 at the door.
For information call 914-251-6800.

Humanities Theatre
February 26-28 at 8 PM
The Serenade of Water
Humanities Building
Tickets $5, $3 Purchase students

An original student production by Brandon Beck and Zach Siechem.  Everything’s impossible ‘till it ain’t. Call 914-251-6591