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9/18/14

Visiting Artist Lecture with Hannah Niswonger

Presented By Ceramics Program
Boston-area artist Hannah Niswonger creates work that embraces both the sculptural and the utilitarian form, using bright, colorful pattern systems and imagery from the natural and animal world. Hannah will share examples of her work, studio process and her dedication to the Boston area arts community as she prepares for the launch of POW! (Pots on Wheels), a collaborative mobile outreach and gallery project slated to hit the streets later this year.
Filed Under: Visual Arts
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9/23/14

New Voices Lecture with Arthur Halvorsen

Presented By Ceramics Program
The “New Voices Lectures” are an on-going series highlighting some of the most talented emerging artists utilizing the ceramic medium in the field of contemporary art.
Filed Under: Visual Arts
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9/25/14

Artist-in-Residence Lecture with Jessica Brandl

Presented By Ceramics Program
Join us in welcoming our 2014-2015 Ceramics Program Artist-in-Residence, Jessica Brandl to Boston as she shares her work with us. A native Midwesterner, Brandl works in ceramics, drawing and painting and will be teaching “Image on Clay” this Fall at the Ceramics Program.
Filed Under: Visual Arts
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9/26/14

master class with actor/vocalist CAROLEE CARMELLO

Presented By Learning From Performers
Currently playing the role of Mrs. du Maurier in the new musical “Finding Neverland” at the American Repertory Theater, Tony Award nominee and Drama Desk Award winner Carolee Carmello will lead a master class for undergraduate singers. Observers are welcome; admission is free (tickets/RSVPs not required). This event is presented in collaboration with American Repertory Theater.

Filed Under: Theater Music
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10/09/14

Visiting Artist Workshop with Ben Carter

Presented By Ceramics Program
This workshop with Ben Carter focuses on integrating surface design with altered wheel-thrown and hand-built pottery. Workshop participants will learn methods for throwing with less water to create a softer surface and the use of quick manipulations of form for expressive, gestural pots. Surface-design methods will include slip decorating, sgraffito and underglaze painting.
Filed Under: Visual Arts
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10/09/14

Live Podcast with Ben Carter – Tales of a Red Clay Rambler

Presented By Ceramics Program
The Tales of a Red Clay Rambler podcast is based on the idea that casual, but focused, conversations between creative individuals can lead to deep insights into the nature of creativity and the human experience. Ben Carter, after a full day workshop at the Ceramics Program, will record a live podcast interview of two of the Boston’s great scholars – Ethan W. Lasser, Margaret S. Winthrop Associate Curator of American Art at the Harvard Art Museums and Ezra Shales, Associate Professor at Massachusetts College of Art and Design. The discussion will involve the new role of the hand-crafted object within the academic arena, the museum and the marketplace.
Filed Under: Visual Arts
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10/16/14

violinist REGINA CARTER

Presented By Learning From Performers
Master of improvisational violin and recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, Regina Carter will participate in a conversation entitled “Down Home: The Musical Heritage of the American South,” co-sponsored by the Celebrity Series of Boston. Moderated by Prof. Ingrid Monson, Quincy Jones Professor of African American Music, the conversation will cover Carter’s career and her latest recording, “Southern Comfort,” which she describes as “music suggested by my grandfather’s roots in Alabama”—interpretations of Cajun fiddle music, early gospel, and coal miner’s work songs in addition to some more contemporary tunes.

Filed Under: Music
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10/24/14

film screening: AMERICAN BEATBOXER with director Manauvaskar (Manny) Kublall, producer Rich McKeown and executive producer Chesney Snow

Presented By Learning From Performers
Documenting one of the most neglected genres of Hip Hop culture, “American Beatboxer” depicts the first ever American Beatbox Championship, held in July 2010 in Brooklyn, New York. The art of beatboxing is vocal percussion: producing drum sounds and beat patterns using the lips, tongue, mouth, throat, and voice. Contestants of all races and from all over the United States competed in the 2010 Championship, with the film portraying the artistry and dedication of the eight finalists. A post-screening discussion will include director Manauvaskar (Manny) Kublall, producer Rich McKeown and executive producer Chesney Snow. Presented by Learning From Performers, Harvard’s Graduate School of Education and Hiphop Archive and Research Institute.
Filed Under: Film
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10/25/14

Beatboxing workshop with CHESNEY SNOW

Presented By Learning From Performers
Experience the history and art of beatboxing, or vocal percussion—producing drum sounds and beat patterns using the lips, tongue, mouth, throat, and voice—at this workshop and “beatboxing battle” led by Chesney Snow, an award-winning actor, beatboxer, poet, musician and songwriter, co-sponsored by Harvard’s Hiphop Archive and Research Institute.

Space is limited; RSVP to Deena Anderson, dmanders@fas.harvard.edu Snow is executive producer of the documentary “American Beatboxer,” which will be screened at Askwith Lecture Hall at the Graduate School of Education on Friday, October 24, at 5:30 pm; admission is free (RSVPs are not required).
Filed Under: Film Music
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10/30/14

Francesca Harper: Master Class

Presented By Dance Program (Office for the Arts)
Francesca Harper is a choreographer/singer/video artist, a 2012 Living History Awardee, founder of The Francesca Harper Project, Broadway performer, and former dancer with Dance Theater of Harlem and principal dancer in William Forsythe’s Frankfurt Ballet. Ms. Harper will teach an improv master class.

Participants: Prior dance experience required, free, open class.
Observers: Free and open to the public.
Pre-registration by participants is required. All Dance Program master classes are open to participants 18 years of age and older.

Register online: http://form.jotform.us/form/32315890439155
Filed Under: Dance Master Class
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10/30/14

master class with pianist JONATHAN BISS

Presented By Learning From Performers
A pianist the New Yorker has described as “playing with unerring sophistication,” Jonathan Bliss will lead a master class for undergraduate musicians. Observers are welcome; admission is free (tickets/RSVPs not required). Presented in association with the Harvard Piano Society.

Filed Under: Music
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