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Alumni News and Event Round-Up 10/31/14


“Slide”, Nancy Marks 78F

November 6 – Art exhibition by Nancy Marks 78F

Visual artists Nancy Marks 78F and Richard Youngstrom are having an art opening at Taylor House B&B in Jamaica Plain, MA, on Thursday, November 6, from 6-8pm. Nancy marks is a painter and mixed media artist whose work explores themes of community and publish health. Richard Youngstrom specializes in one-of-a-kind found-object mosaics. The show runs from November 1 to December 23.

For more information about Nancy Marks, click here.>>

For more information about Richard Youngstrom, click here.>>


November 7 – December 28 – Art exhibition by Emily Roz 90F

Emily Roz 90F’s new exhibition, Ripe will open at the Front Room Gallery in Brooklyn on November 7. The paintings featured in “Ripe” explore both the visceral and the sensual qualities of the reproduction system of the Magnolia grandiflora, the Southern Magnolia.

The opening reception will be held on Friday, November 7, from 7-9 p.m. The show runs until December 28.

For more information about the show, visit Roz’s website here.>>


 November 8 – December 20 – Yusef Lateef Art Exhibition organized by Alhena Katsof 98F

White Columns gallery in NYC will be hosting “Towards the Unknown”, a solo exhibition of drawings by musician and former Hampshire professor Yusef Lateef. Organized by Alhena Katsof 98F, the exhibition will have its opening reception from 6-9 p.m. on November 8 and will run until December 20.

For more information about the exhibition, visit the gallery’s website here.>>


December 13 –  Jessica Hendrickson 02F Film Screening

Jessica Hendrickson 02F writes, produces and acts in her new dramedy, “The Pradys”, which will be showing as part of the North Hollywood Valley Film Festival’s “Flights of Fantasy” shorts program on December 13. “The Pradys” has also been picked as one of 15 short films to compete in the First Glance Film Festival Online Shorts Contest.

For more information about the film festival, click here.>>

For more information about the contest, click here.>>


Jeff Bergman 96F’s art blog celebrates its 100th post!

Jeff Bergman 96F’s contemporary art news and reviews blog, Atlas, published its 100th post this morning. The 100th post features New York-based artist Christian Marclay’s new film “The Clock”.

To visit Atlas, click here.>>


Check out Sharon Steuer 77F’s newsletter, ARTNews

Artist and writer Sharon Steuer 77F has released a new issue of her newsletter, ARTNews. Get info on her upcoming presentations for Adobe, and her upcoming art exhibitions in STUDIO Gallery’s “Tiny” and Artspan OpenStudio’s show at the SOMArts Gallery.

For more information about Sharon Steuer’s work or to view the newsletter, visit her Facebook page here.>>


New film by Akil Gibbons 08F

Akil Gibbons 08F’s new film, “Paper City – Stop the School to Prison Pipeline” has been selected for many upcoming festivals including the Global Peace Film Festival, the Chicago International Social Change Film Festival and A3C Hip Hop Festival. The film, including the corresponding Kickstarter, is designed to help youth achieve their dreams through education, empowerment, and nonviolence.

For more information, visit their Kickstarter page here.>>

Hampshire College Announces the R. W. Kern Center

Hampshire College will build its new R. W. Kern Center according to the most rigorous environmental design standards in the world. The building will create its own energy, treat its own waste, and meet all …

Alumni Profile: Sascha Rice 91F

Sascha Rice 91F, filmmaker, public speaker and teacher, made her mark on the film industry in 2012 with her award-winning documentary, California State of Mind: The Legacy of Pat Brown. In this film, Sascha, granddaughter of …

President Jonathan Lash Writes to Education Week about Grade-Based Evaluations

President Jonathan Lash wrote to the editor of Education Week last week, highlighting the drawbacks of grade-based evaluations and the value of narrative evaluations as teaching tools.
To read the letter, click here.>>

Alumni News and Event Round-Up 10/15/14

September 25 – October 31, 2014 – Exhibition by Jamie Maxtone-Graham 80S
Hanoi-based photographer Jamie Maxtone-Graham 80S presents his first solo exhibition entitled “That Little Distance,” at the Galerie Quynh in Ho Chi Minh City. The …

Nov. 6: Eqbal Ahmad Lecture by Randall Robinson

Randall Robinson, an internationally respected social justice advocate and author, will deliver Hampshire College’s 17th Annual Eqbal Ahmad Lecture on November 6 at 4 p.m. His talk, “International Human Rights and the Need for Global …

Tanja Hollander 90F and the Art of Friendship

Tanja Hollander 90F is on a mission to photograph all of her 600 Facebook friends in their homes all over the world as part of her project entitled “Are You Really My Friend?”. This project explores what …

New Film by Holen Sabrina Kahn 90F

Holen Sabrina Kahn 90F’s feature documentary, A Quiet Inquisition, had its World Premiere at Lincoln center in June with the Human Rights Watch Film Festival. Upcoming screenings include October 6 at AFI LATIN AMERICA, (Washington, …