Public Events

"Art Happens Here" SMC Art Faculty Exhibition

9/2/2016

9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Exhibit/Showcase

For more information on the McCarthy Art Gallery, please visit http://knightsite.smcvt.edu/mccarthygallery/current-exhibitions-2/ On display Sept. 2 - Sept. 30, Opening reception Sept. 7, from 4pm-6pm.This exhibition will feature work from nearly all of the excellent instructors teaching our studio art courses. This is intended to showcase our faculty as professional artists and to help connect students to the work these individuals do outside the classroom. Exhibiting artists are: Jeremy Ayers, Maea Brandt, Brian Collier, Jordan Douglas, Gordon Glover, Val Hird, Meg McDevitt and Will Mentor.

English Choral Music Workshop

9/3/2016

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Performance

Dr. Geoffrey Webber, Director of the Choir of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge University, leads a workshop for singers of all levels on singing the English choral repertory.

Concert by the Gonville and Caius College Choir

9/3/2016

8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Performance

A free “English Choral Music Workshop” for local singers, presented by Dr. Geoffrey Webber, director of the Gonville and Caius College Choir from England, will be offered at 2:30 p.m. in the McCarthy Arts Center. At 8 p.m., the Gonville and Caius College Choir will present a free concert in the Chapel of Saint Michael the Archangel, singing a selection of sacred choral works and music from the court of Henry VIII. The ancient colleges of Oxford and Cambridge University preserve the English Choral Tradition at its height. Vermont audiences have very few opportunities to hear choirs in this tradition, which sound significantly different from American choirs, singing with a cleaner, lighter tone, almost no vibrato, and an extraordinary attention to tuning. In addition, the performance will showcase the College chapel’s cathedral acoustics, while the choir’s talented young organ scholars will make superb use of its 1966 Casavant organ. The concert, sponsored by the College’s Department of Fine Arts and funded by the Marc and Dana vanderHeyden Endowment, forms one of a series of musical events at Saint Michael’s College celebrating the 50th anniversary of the organ. Under Dr. Webber, this group has become one of England’s leading collegiate choirs, with a world-wide reputation based on extensive touring, an exciting program of concerts and broadcasts, and highly acclaimed recordings. During the school year the choir’s 24 singers and two organists, mostly undergraduates at the College studying a wide range of subjects, provide music for three Anglican chapel services per week and several College feasts.

"Art Happens Here" Opening Reception

9/7/2016

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Reception

For more information about the McCarthy Art Gallery, please visit http://knightsite.smcvt.edu/mccarthygallery/current-exhibitions-2/ On display Sept. 2 - Sept. 30, Opening reception Sept. 7, from 4pm-6pm.This exhibition will feature work from nearly all of the excellent instructors teaching our studio art courses. This is intended to showcase our faculty as professional artists and to help connect students to the work these individuals do outside the classroom. Exhibiting artists are: Jeremy Ayers, Maea Brandt, Brian Collier, Jordan Douglas, Gordon Glover, Val Hird, Meg McDevitt and Will Mentor.

9th Annual Vermont Sings for Peace Concert

9/18/2016

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Concert

Supporting the Vermont Refugee Resettlement ProgramVermont's premiere vocal ensemble Counterpoint, directed by Saint Michael’s College Professor of Fine Arts/Music Nathaniel G. Lew, announces their ninth annual 'Sing for Peace' concert. In light of recent world events, this year's donations will benefit the Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program. In the neighborhoods surrounding Burlington, Vermont, the Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program (VRRP) opens doors for uprooted people, helping the world's most vulnerable rebuild their lives. This year's celebration of singing and peace includes the Winooski Community Chorus, Solaris Vocal Ensemble, Caledonia Children's Chorus, Robert De Cormier and Friends, and host group Counterpoint. In addition to singing their own repertory focused on peace and social justice, the five choruses will combine in 'Lift Every Voice and Sing' and 'Blowin' in the Wind,' with an audience sing along.Admission is free, and donations to the Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program will be gratefully accepted. Saint Michael's College Edmundite Center for Peace and Justice has provided sponsorship for this concert.

Exploring Deafness in Cece Bell’s El Deafo: A panel discussion

9/26/2016

6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Lecture/Speaker

The first event in the Education Department's Common Read program, this panel will explore themes of deafness and identity in the context of Cece Bell's graphic novel El Deafo. The panelists will be Rayona Silverman, recipient of a Cochlear implant, Jonathan Silverman, parent of Rayona, Dr. Margaret Sicotte, Rayona’s audiologist, Bill Hudson, counselor with the State Vocational Rehab, and Blair Rasmus, a Sign Support Coordinator with Nine East Network. Sign language interpreters will be available for this panel.

Publishing discussion

10/4/2016

11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
Lecture/Speaker

Visiting writers Ned and Elizabeth Stuckey-French will talk about the publishing industry today and share their experiences, with plenty of time for your questions. She is a fiction writer who has published a collection of stories and three novels; he is a nonfiction writer and Director of the Certificate Program in Publishing and Editing at Florida State University, where both also teach. Sponsored by the vanderHeyden Fund for the Arts.

A reading by our visiting writers

10/4/2016

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Lecture/Speaker

Visiting writers Elizabeth and Ned Stuckey-French will read from their own work. Sponsored by the vanderHeyden Fund for the Arts.

Is War Necessary?

10/5/2016

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Lecture/Speaker

St. Michael's College Annual Peace Pledge CeremonyDavid Swanson, author of War is a Lie and founder of World Beyond War, and Mark Allman, author of Who Would Jesus Kill? and Professor of Christian Social Ethics at Merrimack College, will bring their different perspectives to bear on the issue of just war vs. pacifism in the 21st century. Audience involvement will be encouraged. This event is sponsored by the Peace and Justice Club.

Angus McCullough, "This Was the Future"

10/6/2016

9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Exhibit/Showcase

For more information on the McCarthy Art Gallery, please visit http://knightsite.smcvt.edu/mccarthygallery/current-exhibitions-2/ On display Oct. 6 - Nov. 4, Opening Reception, Oct. 6, 5-6PMArtist Lecture, Oct. 6, 4-5PM, Cheray 101This Was the Future is a large, multi-media project dealing with the nature of space-time from a personal perspective. The work picks apart global synchronized time, using research, logic, and direct experiences of time like dreams, grief, deja vu, and cyclical events. Intended for site-specific installation, TWTF presents multi-channel video, writings/books, drawings, and sculptures that are all in dialogue. It uses the viewer as a cohesive element - active engagement in the subject matter and the physical space are necessary for the expression of the work.

Angus McCullough artist lecture

10/6/2016

3:45 PM - 5:15 PM
Lecture/Speaker

Multidisciplinary Artist Angus McCullough will speak about his work and his exhibition in the McCarthy Art Gallery titled 'This Was the Future.' An opening reception of the exhibition will follow the talk from 5-6PM in the McCarthy Art Gallery.

Angus McCullough, "This Was the Future" Opening Reception

10/6/2016

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Reception

For more information on the McCarthy Art Gallery, please visit http://knightsite.smcvt.edu/mccarthygallery/current-exhibitions-2/ On display Oct. 6 - Nov. 4, Opening Reception, Oct. 6, 5-6PMArtist Lecture, Oct. 6, 4-5PM, Cheray 101This Was the Future is a large, multi-media project dealing with the nature of space-time from a personal perspective. The work picks apart global synchronized time, using research, logic, and direct experiences of time like dreams, grief, deja vu, and cyclical events. Intended for site-specific installation, TWTF presents multi-channel video, writings/books, drawings, and sculptures that are all in dialogue. It uses the viewer as a cohesive element - active engagement in the subject matter and the physical space are necessary for the expression of the work.

Faculty Colloquium Series in the Humanities

10/7/2016

12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
Lecture/Speaker

The Humanities Center is pleased to invite you to listen to our colleague, Shefali Misra (Political Science) on the following topic: 'When fanatical responses are psychologically necessary -- Rousseauian insights into the limits of tolerance.'

Latin American Dance

10/8/2016

8:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Dance

Latin American dance night: Salsa, Mambo, Merengue, Rumba, Bachata, Bomba, Plena and more

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