Arts Events

Archive 2018 Spring

Parallel Realities at Collar Works: Opening Reception Jan.26th
Collarworks Gallery
January 26, 2018 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

RPI arts lecturer Kenneth Ragsdale has curated the exhibition Parallel Realities to be held at Collarworks Gallery in Troy NY from January 26th to March 17th

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Arts Lecture: Stories and Traditions from the Iroquois Longhouse
West Hall 326
February 21, 2018 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Mohawk storyteller Kay Olan (Ionataiewas) will visit Rensselaer to share traditional Mohawk stories to help inform the Augmented Reality for Cultural Heritage Design course's collaboration with the City of Cohoes to produce an AR application for cultural heritage.

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Screening of 'Kakooza' a handdrawn animated film by Kasalina Maliamu Nabakooza
West Hall Gallery
February 26, 2018 4:00 PM - February 28, 2018

Screening Dates:

Feb 26, 2018 / 4-5 PM
Feb 27, 2018 / 10-11AM
Feb 28, 2018 / 10-11AM

Light Refreshments

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The Ninth: Destiny of a Symphony
EMPAC Concert Hall
February 28, 2018 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Film screening and panel discussion on Beethven's 9th symphony.    Co-sponsored by Student Life with the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences.

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Martin Dombey, clinician and manager for Professional Audio with Yamaha Corporations, addresses career opportunities in the field of audio production. 

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iEAR Presents! : VIRUS RISING, with filmmaker Shu Lea Cheang
CBIS Auditorium
March 21, 2018 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

As an artist and filmmaker, Shu Lea Cheang has worked with a range of art mediums and film formats, including installation, performance, net art, public art, video installation, feature film and mobile web serial. From homesteading cyberspace in the 90s to her current retreat to BioNet,  Cheang takes on viral love, bio hack in her current cycle of works.

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March 28, 1977
Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center, Studio 1
March 28, 2018 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

A video installation of an essay film meditating on the 1977 Oscars and a documentary on Rhodesia which aired at the same time one month and one day before the essay filmmaker, Maureen Jolie Anderson, was born.

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Spring Evening of Chamber Music
Chapel + Cultural Center
April 6, 2018 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Students in the Chamber Music course present a concert of music for a variety of small ensembles.

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Rensselaer Concert Choir Spring Concert
Chapel + Cultural Center
April 7, 2018 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The Rensselaer Concert Choir presents a concert of French and nearly French music.

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Popup Concert
RPI Playhouse
April 10, 2018 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

An evening of electronic music @ the RPI Playhouse featuring Ensemble Nonlinear. 

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Advanced Digital Imaging Spring 2018: Bring on Spring: a class exhibition of short studies
SAGE Lab 5th floor Dean's Gallery.
April 12, 2018 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

You are cordially invited to our opening reception.  Please bring your mobile devices (there are many AR and google cardboard works to be experienced). 

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Ruderal Ecologies Symposium
The Sanctuary for Independent Media
April 13, 2018 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

A weekend-long symposium to commence Earth Week. Art, urban ecology, and social justice activities focus on living in urban environments shaped by stress. “Ruderal ecologies” are formed by hardy and adaptive organisms and grassroots activist communities that grow out of the ruins of urban wastelands.

Friday, April 13th, 7pm - 10pm
Saturday, April 14th, 9:30 am - 6:15 pm 
Sunday, April 15th, 11am - 2 pm 
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Rensselaer Orchestra Concerto Project
EMPAC Concert Hall
April 14, 2018 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

The Rensselaer Orchestra presents its annual Spring Concert, featuring student soloists.

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nötr: 43-channel acousmonium _ An evening of electronic music
EMPAC, Studio 1
April 20, 2018 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

“nötr” is an asymmetrical loudspeaker architecture to be performed in EMPAC Studio 1 on 4/20. It is comprised of an irregular mix of speakers with varying qualities, sizes and shapes, in line with the acousmonium concept in electronic music. The composition aims to be “neutral” towards the space, enabling the entire room to listen, explore and meditate in.

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The Sanctuary for Independent Media
April 21, 2018 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

iEAR Presents!  Joe Diebes' OYSTER, a modern multimedia opera about iconic folklorist Alan Lomax and his Cantometrics system of categorizing world music.

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iEAR Presents: "Sembene" w/ Filmmakers Samba Gadjigo & Jason Silver
The Sanctuary for Independent Media
April 23, 2018 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

African freedom fighter Ousmane Sembène used stories as his weapon and blazed the trail for generations of writers, filmmakers and scholars.  Join filmmakers Samba Gadjigo and Jason Silverman to see their acclaimed documentary about Sembene's impact on African creatives

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Printmaking Sculpture 2018 Show
West Hall Gallery, room 111
April 27, 2018 1:00 PM - May 5, 2018

Featuring student works from Printing and Sculpture courses. Opening Reception on April 27th, 1-2 pm

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A Celebration of Rhythm
Mother's Rensselaer Union
May 2, 2018 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Free and Open to the Public.

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Contemporary Improvisation Ensemble
EMPAC Theatre
May 3, 2018 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Featuring collectively created and spontaneous works by the students of the Contemporary Improvisation Ensemble. The concert is free.
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Creative Seminar Show: ALT-F4
The Arts Center
May 3, 2018 5:00 PM - May 5, 2018

ALT-F4 features students’ year-long thesis art works in digital storytelling and graphic design, music and text, gaming and world building, video and animation, robotics and sculpture. The show is open to the public and on view from May 3-5.

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Arts Graduate Show: "PLEASE. PEOPLE. PLEASE."
Collar Works
May 6, 2018 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Graduate students from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Department of the Arts will present their annual exhibition which  will be on view through May 9th.

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