What’s Up at PSU in March

February 15th, 2008 by Adam


EXHIBITIONS. Contact: Karl Drerup Art Gallery (603) 535-2614.

March 5–April 12. 2008 Juried Student Exhibition. Silver Center for the Arts. Any PSU student who is taking courses in the art department is invited to submit work to be juried for this annual show. Jurors are professionals from the field of art education, graphic design and studio art. This exhibition provides the opportunity to celebrate the achievements of PSU students and invites them to become cultural emissaries as exhibiting artists.

1 Theatre. Vagina Monologues. Boyd 144, 8 p.m. Admission charged. A Women’s History Month Event.

2 Eagle Pond Authors’ Series. Maria Flook. 3 p.m. Silver Center for the Arts. Flook is a 2007 Guggenheim Fellow and a distinguished writer in residence at Emerson College. She is the author of three novels: Lux, Open Water, and Family Night. The latter received a Hemingway Foundation/PEN special citation and was a New York Times Notable Book. She has also written two nonfiction books,a collection of short stories and two books of poems. Eagle Pond readings are followed by a reception and book signing. Free tickets are available at the Silver Center Box Office, (603) 535-ARTS.

3 Celebrating Women Making History. Information tables about women making history in our community, on our campus, and throughout the world. 10 a.m. –3 p.m. HUB Fireplace Lounge. A Women’s History Month Event.

4 Discussion. Uppity Women Heeding the Call. HUB Multipurpose Room, 7 p.m. Hear how Olympia Brown, Dorothy Day and Suzanne Hiatt followed their religious convictions, made history and transformed this nation’s conversation about many social issues. A Women’s History Month Event.

5 Gallery Opening. 2008 Juried Student Exhibition. 4–6 p.m. Silver Center for the Arts.

6–9 PSU Student Theatre. Into the Woods. Silver Center for the Arts. Performances: March 6–8 at 8 p.m., March 8 at 2 p.m. and March 9 at 3 p.m. Stephen Sondheim’s Tony Award-winning musical uses classic fairy tales as expressions of living in modern society and the difficult choices we encounter in our lives. Tickets are available at the Silver Center Box Office, (603) 535-ARTS or online at http://silver.plymouth.edu. $18 adults, $16 seniors, $8 youth, $10 group rate, $5 PSU student with ID.

8 Contemporary Piano Festival. Silver Center for the Arts. Festival and competition for high school students and their teachers. The final concert at 3:15 p.m. features festival winners and PSU piano students. Free.

13 Readings and Music. Sojourns through Interior Landscapes. Silver Center, 7 p.m. Women of Words, a Plymouth writing group, presents fiction and poetry on the theme of “how I see the world,” touching on the unique voices, stories and perspectives of women. Musical performances by local women follow the presentation. A Women’s History Month Event.

14-23 Undergraduate Spring Vacation begins at 3:20 p.m.

19–23 Graduate Spring Vacation.

25 Sidore Lecture Series. The International Arms Trade,Joshua Rubenstein. Silver Center for the Arts, 7 p.m. Rubenstein is the Northeast regional director of Amnesty International USA. AI’s mission is to undertake research and action focused on preventing and ending grave abuses of the rights to physical and mental integrity, freedom of conscience and expression, and freedom from discrimination, within the context of its work to promote all human rights.

All Sidore events are free and open to the public. Advanced reservations are recommended and can be made at the Silver Center Box Office, (603) 535-ARTS. Each talk is followed by a reception with refreshments.

25 Discussion. Abortion Diaries. HUB multipurpose room, 7:30 p.m. Planned Parenthood presents a lively discussion examining the history of reproductive rights and it’s impact on today’s women and men. A Women’s History Month Event.

27 Concert. The Grascals. Silver Center for the Arts. 7 p.m. Presented by Friends of the Arts Regional Arts Council. With an abundance of vocal and instrumental talent, The Grascals follow in the bluegrass footsteps of legendary artists like Flatt & Scruggs and the Osborne Brothers. Polished harmonies and fiery picking transform into a seamless, soulful ambiance of sound that carries on the fine tradition of its musical roots.Tickets are available at the Silver Center Box Office, (603) 535–ARTS or order online at http://silver.plymouth.edu. $30–25 adults, $28–23 seniors, $19–14 youth, $5 PSU student with ID.

27 Presentations. Mysticism and Marriage: Medieval Women. Boyd Science Center Room 144. 6:30–7 p.m. The PSU Medieval Society presents examples and explanations of medieval clothing. 7–7:15 p.m. Professor of Art History Naomi Kline discusses marriage boxes. 7:15–7:35 p.m. Julia Chesley and Assistant Professor of Medieval and Early Modern Literature Karolyn Kinane discuss extreme forms of religious behavior. 7:30–9:10 p.m. Film: The Anchoress. A Women’s History Month Event.


through May 16. Penelope Bennett: The Artist as Witness. Lamson Library and Learning Commons. Penelope Bennett, a printmaker from Vermont, documents the consequences of war as displayed in the daily news. Her depictions of military brutality leave no doubt about her view of the deceit of political leaders. Her etchings on industrial themes express the isolation that the individual experiences in today’s society. The images of naked flesh against steel pipes carry an implicit message of the toxicity to humankind of today’s industrialized world.

through April 12. Standing on One Foot. Karl Drerup Art Gallery. Curated by Barbara O’Brien. This exhibition of works in a variety of media by four artists presents the human figure as a “poetic spark.” How the human body holds and expresses states, both emotional and visceral, is an inspiration for the artists. “The works have the ability to make us intensely aware of our own body, while we find ourselves intellectually engaged with the ideas, concepts and history behind the works of art,” said O’Brien.

April 1 All New England Jazz Festival

April 6 Eagle Pond Authors’ Series: Jeffrey Lent

April 8 PSU Guitar Ensemble

April 9 Silver Series: Joseph Kaiser, Tenor

April 10–13 PSU Theatre: Fifth of July

April 11 & 13 Piano Master Classes

April 16 Silver Series: Catch 22 by Aquila Theatre Company

April 17 Sidore Lecture Series: Marc Mauer: Incarceration Nation.

April 19 PSU Chamber Singers and Chorale

April 22 PSU Jazz Ensembles

April 23 Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition openings

April 27 PSU Symphonic Band:The Greatest Generation

April 28 PSU a cappella groups, Mixed Emotion and Vocal Order

April 29 PSU Percussion Ensemble