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1-3 Homecoming and Family Celebration: Come celebrate the University and your ties to PSU. Last year’s participants enjoyed fantastic weather, great entertainment and a football victory over Nichols College. Visit the new PSU Savage Welcome Center and the Ice Arena for a tour, and skate on Hanaway Rink; see Music, Theatre and Dance students perform, play golf, help Biederman’s celebrate 35 years of business, hear “Hawthorne Heights” or Wyatt Cenac, join the Foley Foot Race, watch women’s soccer or field hockey or football… get the details at Plymouth.edu/celebration.
1-3 Student Theatre. Music Theatre Showcase. Smith Recital Hall, Silver Center. Oct. 1 at 8 p.m., Oct. 2 and 3 at 2 p.m. Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance students and alumni showcase their talents by performing popular works from musical theatre and opera. Tickets are $11 for adults; $9 for seniors and youth at the Silver Center Box Office, (603) 535-ARTS or (800) 779-3869; online at silver.plymouth.edu. Contact: Beth Cox,
2 Silver Series. Wyatt Cenac. 8:30 p.m. Hanaway Theatre, Silver Center. Writer and noted improvisational comedian Wyatt Cenac spent three seasons as a writer for Fox Television’s animated show, King of the Hill, and performed stand-up comedy at the Upright Citizens Brigade and Improv Olympic before landing his current gig as a correspondent for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. His work on the Daily Show has earned him an Emmy and listing by Variety Magazine as one of the top 10 comics to watch. Tickets are $30-20 for adults; $28-18 for seniors and $25-15 for youth at the Silver Center Box Office, (603) 535-ARTS or (800) 779-3869; online at silver.plymouth.edu.
8 Guest Recital. Jaren Hinkley. 7 p.m. Smith Recital Hall. Free. A recital of works featuring clarinet and piano by Jaren Hinkley, associate professor of clarinet at Brigham Young University.
12 Concert. Jazz Standard Time. 7 p.m. Studio Theatre. The PSU faculty jazz ensemble performs jazz standards from the past four decades. Tickets are $6 for adults, $4 for seniors and youth at the Silver Center Box Office, (603) 535-ARTS or (800) 779-3869; online at silver.plymouth.edu. Contact: Rik Pfenninger, firstname.lastname@example.org.
14-17 Student Theatre. Still Life with Iris. Hanaway Theatre, Silver Center for the Arts. Performances are Oct. 14 and 16 at 8 p.m., Oct. 15 at 7 p.m., Oct. 16 at 2 p.m. and October 17 at 3 p.m. An adventure fantasy drama by Steven Dietz centering on a little girl’s search for the simplest of things—home. The play’s story line is in the tradition of Alice in Wonderland. Tickets are $13 for adults; $11 for seniors and $9 for youth at the Silver Center Box Office, (603) 535-ARTS or (800) 779-3869; online at silver.plymouth.edu. Contact: Elizabeth Cox,
19 Gallery Opening: Old Wives Tales: What Women Know. Silver Center for the Arts. Women’s Caucus for Art–New Hampshire juried exhibition provides a forum for each artist to bring her own unique perspective and response to the exhibition title. See below. Contact: Karl Drerup Art Gallery, (603) 535-2614.
25 Sidore Lecture: A Better World is Possible: International Education and the Culture of Peace. 7 p.m., Smith Recital Hall. David Adams, retired research psychologist and key figure in the culture of peace movement. Adams’s interest in the causes of human aggression led him to his pioneering work on anger and aggression and the human brain in the 1960s and 1970s. Following a 23-year career as professor of psychology at Wesleyan University, Adams spent more than a decade at UNESCO, developing national culture of peace projects, researching and developing the culture of peace concept, and training in peace-building and conflict resolution. His books include The History of the Culture of War, World Peace through the Town Hall, and I Have Seen the Promised Land: A Utopian Novella. Free tickets are available at the Silver Center Box Office, (603) 535-ARTS or (800) 779-3869.
Mark J. Fischler, (603) 535- 3143.
28 Eagle Pond Authors’ Series. Maxine Kumin, poet. 7 p.m., Smith Recital Hall, Silver Center. Free.
Maxine Kumin, (U.S. Poet Laureate 1981-82) is referred to as a “regional poet” because her verse is deeply connected to her native New England. She has received the Pulitzer and the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prizes, the Poet’s Prize and the Aiken Taylor Award, the 2005 Harvard Arts Medal, the Robert Frost Medal and the 2009 Paterson award to distinguished achievement. Her 17th poetry collection, Where I Live: New & Selected Poems 1990-2010, and The Roots of Things: Essays were both published last spring, along with a children’s story, What Color is Caesar? Kumin and her husband live on a horse farm in Warner, N.H. Free tickets are available at the Silver Center Box Office, (603) 535-ARTS. A reception and book signing follow the reading.
EXHIBITIONS — Contact: Karl Drerup Art Gallery (603) 535-2614.
October 19-December 11 Old Wives Tales: What Women Know. Silver Center for the Arts. Opening reception 4–6 p.m. October 19. The Women’s Caucus for Art-New Hampshire presents a juried exhibition that includes a wide range of approaches to the theme of women’s knowledge, knowledge that is passed through the generations, from woman to woman, or gained through experience. Not limited to old wives, this exhibition provides a forum for each artist to bring her own unique perspective and response to the title of the exhibition. Gallery hours are Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, noon–6 p.m.
through October 23—Karl Drerup: A Modernist Drawn to Life. Karl Drerup Art Gallery.
Exhibitions of paintings in 2005 and enamels in 2007 presented opportunities for visitors to explore Drerup’s subject matter, careful craftsmanship and rich iconography in different media. The focus of this exhibition is Drerup’s innate ability as a draftsman—an ability that provided the foundation for all of his work. Curated by Jane Port. Sponsored in part by a grant from the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts. Gallery hours are Monday–Saturday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.; Wednesday 10 a.m.–8 p.m. and by appointment. Closed most PSU holidays.
through October 3—Journey through the Arctic Refuge and After Drerup: Student Artwork Inspired by Karl Drerup. Created by the National Geographic Society, Journey through the Arctic Refuge is an exhibition of photographs by John Burcham and Jonathan Waterman celebrating the 50th anniversary of the 19.2-million-acre refuge, its inhabitants and the challenges it faces. PSU is the final destination of this nationally touring project.
After Drerup features works by students in Professor Kathi Smith’s spring 2010 class: “Objects, Interiors and Landscapes.” The works were inspired by the ideas, practices and visions of Drerup himself, or by the students’ own individual explorations. Works were judged by Gallery Director Catherine Amidon and Department of Art faculty members Smith and Annette Mitchell.
Drerup Gallery Hours are Mon.–Sat. 10 a.m.–4 p.m., Wed., 10 a.m.–8 p.m. and by appointment; closed most PSU holidays. All gallery events are free and open to the public.
Contact: (603) 535-2614 or log on to plymouth.edu/gallery.
through December 22 W.D.’s Midnight Carnival, Lamson Library and Learning Commons.
A collaboration between poet and painter – a collection of 10 poems by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet W.D. Snodgrass, and 10 vibrant etchings by artist DeLoss McGraw. This collaboration began in 1976, when McGraw discovered Snodgrass’s poetry. The artist sent the poet a series of mixed-media paintings that incorporated the poet’s text into their composition. Snodgrass, in turn, responded with new poems inspired by these images, and thus occurred a melding of media and ideas between the artists, illustrating how the artist and poet inspire each other’s work, rather than simply describing it with images and words. Lamson Library and Learning Commons is located on Highland Street in Plymouth. The display is on the main level, and hours are posted at a href=”http://library.plymouth.edu.hours”>http://library.plymouth.edu/hours
2 2010 Faculty Art Exhibition opening
4 All New England Choral Festival
6 Silver Series: Bluegrass virtuoso Susan Jarosz
9 USAF Band of Liberty Bay State Winds clarinet quartet
12-14 & 18-20 PSU Theatre: Little Women
15 Sidore Lecture: Deity Freak: Sacred Comedy for Profane Sensibilities (Mature audiences)
22 All New England Band Festival
30 PSU Guitar Ensemble