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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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Ken Ragsdale, lecturer in the Department of the Arts, has received a commission from the Port of Portland (Oregon) to install his work “The Quest” in the international wing of the Portland international Airport.

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The concert will take place on Tuesday evening from 6:30 to 8:30 pm in EMPAC Studio 2

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Re-New Digital Arts Festival is a a platform for artists, technologists, curators, researchers and scientists alike, and facilitates networking, knowledge sharing and dissemination."

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Nov 1st  Eyebeam, 540 W. 21st., New York City.   Book signing @ 7 pm,  Interactive, Multimedia Concert @ 8 pm.  

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Eddie Ade Knowles, Professor of Practice in the Arts, will lead Ensemble Congeros in a performance at the African & Caribbean Student Association’s Pride of Africa celebration on October 25, 2013, at 8:30 pm in the Rensselaer Union, McNeil Room.

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Arts Professor Dr. Ade Knowles and Ensemble Congeros will perform at Ione's 18 Annual Dream Festival on October 20th at 3:00 pm at the Uptown Gallery, 296 Wall Street, Kingston, NY.  

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Continuing the tradition, Rensselaer is pleased to invite community participation from across the Capital District for its annual Holiday Festival Choir. This SATB volunteer choral group will present a concert at the Experimental Media & Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) on the RPI campus in partnership with the Rensselaer Orchestra and Concert Choir under the direction of Nicholas DeMaison on Sunday, December 15th at 3:00 PM.

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Arts Professor Michael Century performs October 12 in the opening concert of  the Art+Communication 2013 Festival in Riga, Latvia.  The concert features audiovisual and electronic music by composers from Italy, Canada, United Kindgdom, Latvia and the U.S., and occurs at Riga's historic Spīķeri Concert Hall.   Art+Communication 2013 is the fifteenth in an annual International Festival for New Media Culture that this year is happening in conjunction with the Fifth International Conference on Media Art Histories, from Oct 8-11.  Century is also presenting a paper at the conference, and will be interviewed on Latvia State Radio Classical music channel. http://festival.rixc.lv/eng/aboutfestival.php http://renew.rixc.lv/index.php

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RPI Arts Professor of Practice Ade Knowles and Ensemble Congeros will perform on September 13th at the Opening Ceremonies for Latino Heritage Month at 7 pm at the Student Union, McNeil Room.  The group will perform pieces including; Bembe, Signifiyin Monkey, Nikrumah, Guaguanco, Afro-Blue and Samba/Comparsa.  Guest artist and co-leader of the Chronicles, Jeff Nania will accompany the group. 

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On Friday, August 30, Michael Century will perform on piano and accordion at a benefit for the Collar City Ramble at Carmen’s Café, 198 First Street in Troy.  He will be accompanied by James Hanford (violin) and Kimberley Dolanski (voice)

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Arts Professor Nao Bustamante will screen her short film: TABLEAU at NewFest: Experimental Showcase at Lincoln Center on September 11th at 10:00 pm.   Information and Tickets can be found on www.filmlinc.com.

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Arts Professor Pauline Oliveros to perform Pauline Oliveros at 80 with International Contemporary Ensemble at Lincoln Center’s Clark Studio Theater on August 20th at 7:30 pm.  This event is part of Mostly Mozart Festival’s series Power of Ten; 10 Concerts performed by ICE featuring 10 world premieres by 10 NY artists.   For more information Visit Mostly Mozart

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Arts Associate Professor Nao Bustamante is one of seven recipients awarded the 2013 Maker’s Muse Award.  The award is given to cross-disciplinary artists, whose work breaks boundaries with tenacity and grace.  The Makers Muse Award is supported through the Kindle Project, an organization that supports people and projects working towards solutions and alternatives to systems in transition. 

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The following music ensembles will be offered by the Arts Department of the School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) in academic year 2013–14:Rensselaer Orchestra, Rensselaer Concert Choir, Rensselaer Chamber Music Ensemble and Roots of Africa Music Ensemble. To register for an audition timeslot, please log onto: https://doodle.com/hass_rpi. Audition is required for new and returning students. Auditions will be held as follows: Instrumentalists (Orchestra/Chamber Ensemble and Roots of Africa Music Ensemble): SATURDAY, AUGUST 24, 1–5 pm, West Hall, room 326 (orchestra) West Hall, room 112 (Roots of Africa Music Ensemble) Instrumentalists (Orchestra/Chamber Ensemble): SUNDAY, AUGUST 25, 1–5 pm, West Hall, room 326 Vocalists (Concert Choir): TUESDAY, AUGUST 27, 10 am–4 pm, West Hall, room 326.

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Michael Oatman, Associate Professor of Architecture and Kenneth Ragsdale, Lecturer of Arts present a three month long exhibition entitled 'AN ARMORY SHOW', which will take place at the Opalka Gallery on the campus of the Sage College of Albany at 140 New Scotland Road in Albany, NY. From August 26th through December 15th, 2013.       

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FRAMING THE VIEWSHED: GROUNDSWELL
Sunday, September 22, 2013 2 p.m. – 6 p.m., Olana State Historic Site 5720 Route 9G Hudson, NY 12534 

The Olana Partnership and Wave Farm’s WGXC 90.7-FM are pleased to announce Framing the Viewshed: Groundswell, a groundbreaking event which features site-specific works in sound, text, installation, and movement. Over a dozen artists will reflect on and react to Olana as an ambitious and early environmental work. Installation, performance, and participation from: DJ Spooky, Pauline Oliveros, Japanther, eteam, robbinschilds, Bobby Previte, Maximilian Goldfarb, Greg Fox, Nadja Verena Marcin, David Kermani, Archie Rand, Nancy Shaver, Beth Schneck, and Cara Turett. 

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The live recoriding of percussionist and composer Susie Ibarra's "Circadian Rhythms" which premiered at EMPAC on April 21, 2013 as part of Earth Week, can now be heard here

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The School of Humanities, Arts and Socials Sciences is seeking candidates for several Faculty positions for Fall 2014.  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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The concert features audiovisual and electronic music by composers from Italy, Canada, United Kindgdom, Latvia and the U.S., and occurs at Riga's historic Spīķeri Concert Hall.

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