"The Arts at Wellesley Spring 2012" calendar is now available, view it online or request a copy of your own. The theme this semester is improvisation -- but feel free to go ahead and plan a few visits.
There are some incredible events to look forward to this spring, here are some highlights (Remember, most events are free and so is parking):
VIJAY IYER AND GEORGE LEWIS IN CONCERT | February 10, 8 PM
George Lewis, professor of American music at Columbia University, recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, and pioneer in computer music, will collaborate with Vijay Iyer, one of the most exciting jazz pianists on the contemporary scene. They will preform with Lewis' "Voyager" system, a digital improvising device capable of listening and responding to human performers. Wellesley College, The Susan and Donald Newhouse Center for the Humanities, free and open to the public.
RADCLIFFE BAILEY: MEMORY AS MEDICINE | February 15 - May 6
Internationally-known artist Radcliffe Bailey explores American history and memory to encourage healing and transcendence through art. The exhibition features over 30 works ranging from heroic to intimate scale, including installations, paintings, sculptures, mixed media, photos on metal, and works on paper. Wellesley College, the Davis Museum, free and open to the public.
There are several events connected to the Radcliffe Bailey exhibit as well; join us for "A Conversation With the Artist" on March 28 and a "Family Day" on April 21 (themed "Memory in Mixed Media").
DANCE|MUSIC|SPACE | Saturday, March 3, 3 PM
Dance/Music/Space was named one of top 10 dance events to look forward to in 2012 by The Boston Phoenix. Powerful performers Rashaun Mitchell and Silas Riener, who danced with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, improvise in dialogue with multi-instrumentalist and composer Eyvind Kang. Wellesley College, Tishman Commons, Wang Campus Center, free and open to the public.
These are just a few of the highlights -- check out the full calendar for more information. Hope to see you on campus for an arts event this spring!