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. (


  • Gallery reception for the artists, Friday, March 3, at 5:00 p.m.

Re-Writing the Streets: The International Language of Stickers
Paper Bullets: 100 Years of Political Stickers from around the World
Urban Art from the Permanent Collection
Post 9/11 to Occupy Wall Street to Present Day: A Street Art Installation by Meg Chandler '17

  • Gallery discussion with Meg Chandler '17, Tuesday, March 28, at 4:30 p.m., with reception to follow. Please note the change of date.
  • Beats in the Gallery: It Ain't No Joke
    funk, Latin, and hip-hop jams with David Sommerstein, a.k.a. DJ Tapatio, host of NCPR's The Beat Authority, April 1, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

And later in the semester:

Arguing with Images: Photographs from the Permanent Collection
Flipping the Script: The Female Body and the Politics of Representation
Flux: Art & Art History SYE Exhibition

  • Opening reception, Friday, April 28, at 5:30 p.m.


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

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

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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