EVENTS

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Jan
20
Sat
IN THE ABSENCE OF SIGHT Exhibition @ (SCENE) Metrospace
Jan 20 – Mar 10 all-day
IN THE ABSENCE OF SIGHT Exhibition @ (SCENE) Metrospace | East Lansing | Michigan | United States
IN THE ABSENCE OF SIGHT
A Solo Exhibition featuring the work of Alejandro T. Acierto, MSU Artist-in-Residence: Critical Race Studies
January 19 – March 10, 2018
RECEPTION January 19, 6-8PM, REMARKS 7PM

Join us Friday, January 19, 2018 from 6-8PM for the opening reception for In the absence of sight, a solo exhibition featuring the work of Alejandro T. Acierto at (SCENE) Metrospace. Opening Remarks will be offerd at 7PM.

Artist Statement:
In the absence of sight is a new body of work that draws on the erasures of Pilipinx people by American occupiers during the era of US colonialism in the early 1900s. Through an investigation of American archival photographs, postcards, and images housed in various collections in Michigan and Washington DC, this work reimagines erasure as an opening to speculate other forms of presence. While early depictions and characterizations of the Philippines projected a “savage” people “unfit for self-government”, US colonial officers, journalists, and writers used images of Indigenous Pilipinx people as a mechanism of persuasion to justify their sustained occupation to the American public. Though visual abjection often manifested in images of Pilipinx people either dead or in captivity persisting over three decades, this intervention draws on Pilipinx mythology of the Aswang, a shape shifting ghost-like spirit that wreaks havoc on its targets and their communities. In positioning Indigenous and mestizx resistance to US occupation as a metaphorical permutation of the Aswang, this work foregrounds Pilipinx sovereignty as a way to begin to challenge the formations of representation by the American colonial political agenda.

Alejandro T. Acierto is a Michigan State University, Artist-in-Residence: Critical Race Studies. Acierto joins us from Chicago, IL for the 2017-2018 Academic Year. His exhibition is sponsored by the Department of Art, Art History, and Design along with the generous support of others including the College of Arts & Letters, Creating Excellence Funding Program from the Office for Inclusion & Intercultural Initiatives, Office of the Provost, and the MSU Federal Credit Union. Additionally he will be offering a public lecture about his work on February 13 at 6PM in 107 S. Kedzie Hall.
WATER Puerto Rico……Flint a Human Right Exhibition @ MSU Union Art Gallery
Jan 20 – Mar 23 all-day
WATER Puerto Rico......Flint a Human Right Exhibition @ MSU Union Art Gallery | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

WATER Puerto Rico……Flint a Human Right Exhibition Reception

A solo exhibition featuring Karen Hampton, MSU Artist-in-Residence: Critical Race Studies.

JANUARY 19 – MARCH 23, 2018
RECEPTION JANUARY 19, 5-7PM, REMARKS AT 6:15PM

Join us Friday, January 19, 2018 from 5-7PM for the opening reception for WATER Puerto Rico……Flint a Human Right a solo exhibition featuring the work of Karen Hampton at the MSU Union Art Gallery. Opening Remarks will be offered at 6:15PM.

Artist Statement:
I am a conceptual mixed media artist, addressing issues of colorism and race in my works. I seek to break stereotypes and address issues related to my life. My artwork is steeped in oral history and expresses the narrative of those whose stories have not yet been fully told. As a storyteller, I impart conceptualized stories about the “other” in society. I view myself as a vehicle for ancestral stories to transcend history and remain part of the historical record. The canvas of my artwork is fabric, which I age and imbue with conceptualized images of a forgotten part of the American story. Using images and text, I embed the cloth with the hopes and visions of my ancestors, particularly those whose stories that have remained invisible. Whether woven or stitched, every time my weft crosses the warp or my needle pierces the cloth, I reach through another layer of scorched earth that slavery has left behind and work to reframe critical issues of race.

Karen Hampton is a Michigan State University, Artist-in-Residence: Critical Race Studies. Hampton joins us from Los Angeles, CA for the 2017-2018 academic year. Her exhibition is sponsored by the Department of Art, Art History, and Design along with the generous support of others including the College of Arts & Letters, Creating Excellence Funding Program from the Office for Inclusion & Intercultural Initiatives, Office of the Provost, and the MSU Federal Credit Union. Additionally she will be offering a public lecture about her work on January 30 at 6PM in 107 S. Kedzie Hall.

Feb
12
Mon
Foundations Juried Exhibition @ Gallery 101 & 114, Kresge Art Center
Feb 12 – Feb 23 all-day
Feb
16
Fri
Migration Studies & The Humanist Perspective: A Symposium @ 103AB Kellogg Center
Feb 16 all-day

Our aim is to promote interdisciplinary work here at our institution that crosses not only disciplinary lines to connect various departments in the humanities and social sciences but also national borders, to view migration issues in the largest context possible.

Migration Studies & The Humanist Perspective: A Symposium @ 103AB Kellogg Center
Feb 16 all-day

Our aim is to promote interdisciplinary work here at our institution that crosses not only disciplinary lines to connect various departments in the humanities and social sciences but also national borders, to view migration issues in the largest context possible.

Feb
17
Sat
Great Lakes Crossing – Outlet Mall Shopping @ Great Lakes Crossing Outlet Mall
Feb 17 @ 8:15 am – 6:00 pm

When: Saturday, February 17, 2018, 8:15 am-6:00 pm

Where: Great Lakes Crossing Outlet Mall (185 outlet stores) in Auburn Hills, Michigan. We will take a bus to the outlet mall and spend the day shopping. There are many restaurants and food shops in the mall for lunch . Meet at the west Wells Hall B entrance at the bottom of the stairway that leads to the ELC at 8:15 am. Do NOT be late!!

Cost: $20* for round-trip transportation to the shopping mall. Bring money for lunch and shopping. Learn more about Great Lakes Crossing Outlet Mall: http://www.greatlakescrossingoutlets.com/

*Please sign up and pay (credit card or cash) at the English Language Center
Office in Wells Hall B-230.
Deadline: Thursday 2/15/18 at 5:00 p.m.
NO REFUNDS!

Travel the World in a Day! @ B135 Wells Hall
Feb 17 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Travel the World in a Day! @ B135 Wells Hall

Travel the world in a day! Our free event showcases different countries and cultures. We introduce the cultures and languages, play games, sing songs, and do arts and crafts. It is an opportunity to travel the world in an afternoon.

This event takes place Saturday, February 17th from 2-4 pm in B-135 Wells Hall and are offered free of charge. Donations to support these events will be gladly accepted. Parking is available in the adjacent lots west of the building and in lots 79 (Spartan Stadium) and 39 (Engineering/International Center). Please note that lot 55 is reserved for vehicles with faculty and staff permits throughout the weekend.

To register, please contact us via email or phone (cls@celta.msu.edu, 517-355-7587) and provide the following information: name, age, emergency phone number, email, allergies. The culture events are open to children age 3 and above. Adults are welcome.

All programs are accessible for participants with special needs. CLS must be notified at least four weeks prior to a program start date in order to determine reasonable accommodations.

Thus With A Kiss I Die @ MSU Auditorium
Feb 17 @ 8:00 pm
Thus With A Kiss I Die @ MSU Auditorium | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

This immersive theatre piece follows the days and hours leading up to a murder that takes place during a performance of Romeo and Juliet at a small southern university. The audience seeks clues to identify the victim and murderer as they follow the numerous characters through the nooks and crannies of the Auditorium. Each audience member’s experience is unique in this experimental piece that diverges from traditional theatrical forms.

Feb
18
Sun
Thus With A Kiss I Die @ MSU Auditorium
Feb 18 @ 2:00 pm
Thus With A Kiss I Die @ MSU Auditorium | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

This immersive theatre piece follows the days and hours leading up to a murder that takes place during a performance of Romeo and Juliet at a small southern university. The audience seeks clues to identify the victim and murderer as they follow the numerous characters through the nooks and crannies of the Auditorium. Each audience member’s experience is unique in this experimental piece that diverges from traditional theatrical forms.

Open Mic Night @ the AUD @ MSU Auditorium
Feb 18 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Open Mic Night @ the AUD @ MSU Auditorium | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

In the wake of recent developments on campus, the Department of Theatre invites ALL MSU Students to:

Open Mic, Open Stage, Open Space at the MSU Auditorium on Sunday, February 18: 7:00-10:00PM.

  • We offer a warm place for student gathering.

  • We offer a 3,000+ seat venue for student voice.

  • We offer a stage from which to present your work, opinion, act, song, spoken word, scene, dance, or whatever you want to share.

  • No faculty talking.

  • No administration responses.

  • Just student voice.

  • This is a public forum as identified in the Relationship Violence and Sexual Misconduct (RVSM) Policy and not subject to mandatory reporting.  Disclosures at such events are not considered notice to the University for the purposes of this Policy unless a complaint is filed with the Office of Institutional Equity (OIE).
  • Sponsored by the MSU Department of Theatre