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On Saturday, Oct 25th, MFA Graduate students Jeremy Stewart and david allen will collaborate with a diverse team of regional artists to produce Sculpted Guardian Illumined at the first annual ILLUMINUS Boston Festival 2014. 

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At MIT's Hacking Arts 2014 held October 3rd, MFA graduate students Jeremy Stewart and david allen helped form team "Harlequin" around the idea of creating an art installation which would allow viewers to navigate entire databases of corporeal images using only body movement as an interface.

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On August 31, 2014, Professor Ade Knowles will lead Ensemble Congeros in a performance at the Kingston Festival of the Arts. 

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On August 27, 2014, Ade Knowles, Professor of Practice in the Arts Department, is scheduled to perform with the Electric City Afro-Cuban Quartet at Johnny’s Italian Restaurant in Schenectady, New York.

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All students wishing to register for Rensselaer Orchestra, Concert Choir and Chamber Ensemble for the first time must audition before they are allowed to register.  Sign up in the Arts main office, West Hall 107. 

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Prof. Ade Knowles is scheduled to perform with Elizabeth Woodbury Kasius’ World Jazz Ensemble, Heard, at Troy’s Confectionery.

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Professor Ade Knowles is scheduled to begin a week-long Artist in Residency on August 11, 2014, at the Schoharie Colonial Heritage Association’s Summer Cultural Arts Program for youth. 

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On Wednesday, July 30 at 7:30pm, The Hyde Collection and its summer exhibition Larry Kagan: Lying Shadows will be highlighted on PBS/WMHT-TV’s AHA! 

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Opening June 6th at the Leedy-Voulkos Art Center in Kansas City 
This exhibition will mark the first in an international tour, traveling to the Guilin Museum in Guilin, China, the Studio Art Centers International in Florence, Italy and the International Center for the Arts in Montecastello di Vibio, Italy throughout the upcoming academic year.

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​The exhibition will feature over twenty wall-mounted steel sculptures, illustrating the development of a conceptual idea, by the contemporary artist Larry Kagan.

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Arts Professor Caren Canier will give a guest lecture at Haverford College on April 1st, 2014 from 4:30 – 6:00 pm.  Professor Canier will discuss “The Present Moment of the Past: Paintings and Collages.” 

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Arts Professor Pauline Oliveros will install her Deep Listening Room in the Ehrenkrantz Gallery in the Whitney Museum for the Biennial, May 21-25.

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Alison Berkoy presents Company, an interactive multimedia experience of stories, games, and performances.
Recption on Fri, May 2nd @ 7pm
Sat/Sun, May 3+4, 3 to 7pm  Installation
Admission: FREE
Harvestworks: 596 Broadway, #602 | New York, NY 10012

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Artist and Arts Dept. Lecturer Ken Ragsdale is currently featured in Felt & Wire, the blog of Cohoes-based Mohawk Fine Papers, discussing his memory-inspired paper installations.

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Raven Kwok (aka Guo, Ruiwen), Master of Fine Arts student's work "1194D" was awarded second prize in Reykjavík Visual Music Punto y Raya Festival 2014 Official Competition.
 

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The exhibition, currently at the Art Department Gallery of Meramec College in St. Louis, is part of Metz's Laborers series, in which he uses printmaking, collage, video, and sculpture to critically investigate the intersection of labor and technology.

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On Wednesday, February 12 at 10:00 pm EST, the nationally syndicated television program "UnSung" will air a documentary on Gil Scott-Heron on TVOne (Channel 184 on Time Warner Cable). Professor Ade Knowles appears as one of the former members of Gil Scott-Heron and the Midnight Band.

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A specific childhood memory is represented in foam board, graphite, ink, and fishing line in 5th Floor Lounge in Sage Labs. 

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December 8th, 2013 6 pm- 8:30 pm in West Hall, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

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Through their hands on work, undergraduate students in Arts 2020 – Computer Music have utilized a variety of hardware and software including Pro Tools, Reason and Ableton Live. The class focuses on music composition in the context of modern computerized production methods. December 4th, 6pm  West Hall, Room 118

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Study no. 30 explores the concept of the musical score as installation. Inspired conceptually, compositionally, and sonically by tubular wind chimes, a ring of tuned bells appear to float in space, providing simply the potential for performance, and an invitation for audience interaction.    EMPAC Studio 1  •  December 5, 2013, 9am-10pm •  December 6, 2013, 9am-10pm

 

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Rensselaer is pleased to invite community participation from across the Capital District for its annual Holiday Festival Choir performance on Sunday, December 15th at 3:00 PM at EMPAC.  Revised schedule available by clicking on title "Revised Rehearsal Schedule for 2013 Festival Choir," above. 

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Co-sponsored by RPI's Arts Department and iEAR Presents! and The Sanctuary for Independent Media.   Tuesday, December 3, 2013 - 7pm – 10pm  at The Sanctuary for Independent Media, 3361 6th Avenue, Troy, NY 12180   ​Admission: by donation ($10 suggested, $5 student/low-income)

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Dr. Ade Knowles, Arts Professor of Practice will be the keynote speaker at the College of Holy Cross’ UNITY Week.  He will also lead Ensemble Congeros with guest artists Jeanine Ouderkirk, Jeff Nania, and David Cudzilo performing African, Afro-Cuban, and New World Percussion.  The event will take place on November 10, 2012, 3:00 pm, at the Seelos Theatre in Worcester, Massachusetts.

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In January 2014, Lecturer in the Department of the Arts Nathan Meltz opens his solo exhibition Laborers at Southern Illinois University’s Vergette Gallery.   Laborers uses printmaking, collage, video, and sculpture to critically investigate the intersection of labor and technology.  Told through images and narratives of robotic characters in technological dystopias, Laborers shows technology’s influence on the institutions of school, war, and the factory as characters struggle to escape jobs that threaten to bore, brainwash, and kill them.   www.nathanmeltz.com

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In this 30 minute interview recorded in Riga for the Latvian State Radio, Century presents and discusses his music, influences, and ideas about media art and technology with Latvian musicologist and radio producer Edgars Raginskis.

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The School of Humanities, Arts and Socials Sciences is seeking candidates for several Faculty positions.  Candidates must possess an appropriate terminal degree (e.g., PhD, DMA, MFA, or foreign equivalent) by the start of the appointment.  The positions will remain open until filled.  

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Screening: The Yes Men Are Revolting! with Mike Bonanno
November 4, 2014 7:00 PM
The Sanctuary for Independent Media, 3361 6th Avenue, Troy, NY

At a time when corporate forces have bought and sold democracy, how can we effect real change? The Yes Men are at it again with their new feature film The Yes Men Are Revolting! Sponsored by Rensselaer's School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, iEAR Presents, NYSCA, NEA, and The Sanctuary for Independent Media