Events, Spring 2017

More is More: The Maximalist Paintings of David Gaither

  • Gallery discussion with the artist, Monday, February 6, at 7:00 p.m., with reception to follow

    David Gaither is an international contemporary artist known for his expansive paintings, which combine warm, bright colors with innovative shapes, organic feeling/expression, contemporary technology and pioneering methods. Gaither constantly experiments with various types of media, materials, and methods to bring new depths to his art.  His paintings blur the boundaries of the figurative and the abstract, reality and fantasy.

    Gaither’s works have been exhibited all over the world, from leading US cities such as New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Atlanta, to as far as London, Lausanne, Paris, Dubai, Hong Kong, and Tokyo.  His works are in the permanent collections of institutions such as the Tubman Museum and the National Center of African-American Artists, as well as corporate and private collections. (

And later in the semester:

  • Re-Writing the Streets: The International Language of Stickers
  • Paper Bullets, Silent Agitators, and Night Raiders: 100 Years of Political Stickers from around the World
  • Post 9/11 to Occupy Wall Street to the Present Day: A Street Art Installation by Meg Chandler '17
  • Urban Art from the Permanent Collection
    • Lecture by Dave and Holly Combs, co-authors of PEEL: The Art of the Sticker, Wednesday, March 8, at 7:00 p.m., in Griffiths 123, with gallery reception to follow
    • Gallery discussion with Meg Chandler '17, Tuesday, March 14, at 4:30 p.m., with reception to follow
  • Art & Art History SYE Exhibition
  • Arguing with Images
    • Opening reception, Friday, April 28, at 5:00 p.m.


Poetry for Peace
Readings are held on Mondays at 4:30 p.m., in the Brush Gallery, unless noted otherwise.

    • January 30, "Reflections on the Women's March," Winston Room, Sullivan Student Center
    • February 20
    • Wednesday, March 29, "World Language Week," Carnegie 10
    • April 17, "Activism"

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.  



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