Events, Fall 2018

Kristin V. Rehder
Through the Narrows:
Meditations on an Adirondack River

  • Artist's lecture, Monday, September 10, at 7:00 p.m., in Griffiths Room 123, with reception to follow

    A native of Wilmington, North Carolina, Rehder holds a B.A. with honors in English literature from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College. In 2013 she earned an M.A. in liberal studies with a focus in the cultural history of photography from Skidmore College. She was an intern at the Center for Photography in Woodstock, N.Y., and has taken courses in the documentary arts program at Duke University's Center for Documentary Studies.

    Her first documentary, The Way to Wanakena, centered on an Adirondack hamlet in upstate New York. Her second project, Where Hope Finds Home, recognizes refugees who have resettled in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

    Rehder first worked digitally in color in 2008. In 2016, she began revisiting the black-and-white tradition with a Rolleiflex medium format camera, often photographing from her kayak on the waters of the Adirondacks.

Celebrate People's History
Organized and curated by Josh MacPhee

  • Curator's lecture, Monday, October 29, at 7:00 p.m., in Griffiths Room 123, with reception to follow
  • Josh MacPhee is a designer, artist, and archivist. He is a founding member of the Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative and the Interference Archive, a public collection based in Brooklyn, NY, of cultural materials produced by social movements. MacPhee is the author and editor of numerous publications, including Signs of Change: Social Movement Cultures, 1960s to Nowand Signal: A Journal of International Political Graphics and Culture.




Poetry for Peace

Readings are held on Mondays at 4:30 p.m. in the Gallery.

  • September 24
  • October 22, featuring Melissa Tuckey
  • November 26, featuring Joe Hall

This Fall, in addition to our student readers, we have guest readers joining us for Poetry for Peace.  Poets Joe Hall and Melissa Tuckey will be reading their poetry alongside St. Lawrence’s talented writers. 

  • Joe Hall is the author of three collections of poetry: Someone’s Utopia, The Devotional Poems, and Pigafetta Is My Wife (Black Ocean  2013 & 2010). With Chad Hardy, he co-authored The Container Store Vols I & II (SpringGun 2012). With Cheryl Quimba, he co-authored May I Softly Walk (Poetry Crush 2014). With Ryan Kaveh Sheldon and Angela Veronica Wong, he runs Hostile Books, a publishing collective dedicated to radical materiality. His work has been translated into Dutch and he has read at universities, bars, squats, and rivers in the majority of the 50 states as well as Canada and Washington, DC.

  • Melissa Tuckey lives, writes, and gardens in Ithaca, New York. She’s the author of Tenuous Chapel, selected by Charles Simic for the ABZ Press First Book Prize (2013) and editor of Ghost Fishing: An Eco-Justice Poetry Anthology (University of Georgia Press 2018).  Co-founder of the annual Split This Rock poetry festival, her poems have been anthologized in DC Poets Against the War Anthology; The Ecopoetry Anthology; Fire and Ink: An Anthology of Social Action Writing; Poets for Palestine Anthology; The Quarry: A Social Justice Poetry Database; and Truth to Power, Writers Respond to Rhetoric of Hatred and Fear.  In 2017, Tuckey collaborated with violinist Lina Bahn and cellist Matt Haimovitz to create a composition for the “Voices of the Ocean” concert at the National Gallery of Art 2017 West Garden Court Music Series.

Please come to read a poem you've written, a poem by a favorite poet, or just to listen to poems on a different theme. And bring your friends! You are welcome to read poems in languages other than English, but you should provide an English translation as well. Because we believe the empathetic community created by sharing ANY kind of poetry can lead to peace and social justice, we welcome all poems, not just those that touch directly on those themes. Visit Poetry for Peace on Facebook!

The first Poetry for Peace was on January 28, 2003, at the Richard F. Brush Art Gallery. The event was coordinated by Dr. Marina Llorente from the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures and was the opening of the New York State Peace Conference held at SLU. An international poetry reading, 13 poems in 9 different languages (English, Italian, French, Spanish, Navajo, Arabic, Hebrew, Swahili and Vietnamese) were read by poets, students, professors, staff and members of the North Country community. The theme was the need for peace in the world, and every poem read acknowledged the unique revolutionary power of poetry.