Please visit the gallery website for open hours and other information: http://knightsite.smcvt.edu/mccarthygallery/ On view in the McCarthy Art Gallery from August 31 - Sept 14: 25 New Testament artworks by Julia Stiles. All works are painted in pen and ink with watercolor. From the collection of Saint Michael’s Alumni Kyle Albee.
Free and open to the public.Bilingual literary reading featuring Reina María Rodríguez (Havana, Cuba), with translation from Kristin Dykstra, followed by conversation.Reina María Rodríguez is the author of more than 30 books to date, including three in bilingual editions with translations by Dykstra. In addition to a long list of earlier awards, among them two Casa de las Américas awards for poetry in the 20th century, she won Cuba’s National Prize for Literature in 2013 and the prestigious Pablo Neruda Ibero-American Poetry Prize (awarded by the Chilean Ministry of Culture) in 2014. Rodríguez is known not only for the quality and range of her own writing, but for her commitment to artistic community and cultural independence for writers and artists. Her home, known as the “azotea” or rooftop, served as an alternative cultural salon in the 1990s. She hosts occasional events there today; she also oversees events at the “Torre de Letras” (Tower of Letters, currently offering events on Obispo St. in the Old Havana district) and coordinates small-press publishing under the same name. Kristin Dykstra has served as principal literary translator into English for Ms. Rodríguez for nearly two decades and has published scholarship connected to their work. She is Distinguished Scholar in Residence at St. Michaels.Co-sponsored by the Academic Enrichment Fund, the College Events Committee, and Mandorla: New Writing from the Americas / Nueva escritura de las Américas. For additional information, contact Dr. Kristin Dykstra at firstname.lastname@example.org
Saving our Common Home: A Symposium on Integral Ecology Pope Francis’s encyclical, Laudato Si, is an urgent call for politicians, policy makers, and all citizens of planet earth to make care for the environment central in our decision making. He appeals for recognition of the “seamless garment of life” which connects the smallest micro-organism in the biosphere to the life of humans and demands that we extend the notion of rights to all living creatures. Linking environmental degradation to war and poverty, he maintains that only a radical shift in our relationship with the earth will allow future generations to survive and flourish. John Allen, Associate Editor of the Boston Globe and foremost commentator on the Catholic Church, will keynote the symposium. He will be followed by a panel of environmental professors and activists including Jon Erickson of the UVM Gund Institute for Ecological Economics, Sister Bernadette Bostwick of Green Mountain Monastery, and Clive Gray, retired Third World Development economist, formerly of the Harvard Institute for International Development. Date: September 8, 2015Time: 6:00-9:00 P.M.Place: McCarthy Recital Hall, St. Michael’s College
The Colorado-based contemporary Dance company Rogue Co., which features Sarah Ryan, SMC class of 2009, will present two free performances in the McCarthy Art Center Theatre on September 11 & 12 at 7:00 pm. Rogue Co. 'strays from the expected and pushes the limits of creativity with their courageous and cutting edge style.'
The Saint Michael's Fine Arts Department, in conjunction with the Wit Palliative Care Project, are pleased to announce a guest appearance by Ms. Margaret Edson, the Pulitzer Prize winning playwright of Wit. The event will take place Saturday, September 12th at 1:00 PM in the Recital Hall of the McCarthy Arts Center, on the Saint Michael's campus. Ms. Edson will give an overview of how Wit came about, its journey from a vision to a Broadway show, and more. She is an entertaining speaker, open to questions and comments. Be prepared for an enjoyable, informative session! This event is FREE and open to the public. Performances of Wit will be held at the UVM Medical Center, Davis Auditorium, 111 Colchester Ave., Burlington, September 11, 12 & 13. Proceeds will be donated to the UVM Palliative Care Collaborative and used to foster adult and pediatric palliative care. For more information and ticket reservations visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wit-the-palliative-care-project-tickets-17382146468 or Google-search: eventbrite wit palliative care.
Now in its eighth year, “Vermont Sings for Peace” is a concert, a choral festival, a community event, and a fund-raiser. Counterpoint, Vermont’s professional vocal ensemble, invites four other Vermont choral ensemble to prepare songs on the theme of Peace and Justice, and join in a concert where each ensemble sings individually and as a massed chorus with the audience. This year’s concert will include The Champlain Echoes, Robert De Cormier and Friends, The South Burlington Community Chorus, and The Thetford Chamber Singers. Admission is free, but a collection is taken each year for a charitable organization working for Peace either domestically or internationally. This year, honoring the legacy of the great American troubadour and activist Pete Seeger, the beneficiary is the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater.
Srdja Popovic was a founder and leader of the student group OTPOR! which helped topple Serbian dictator Slobodan Milosevic. With Mathew Miller, he has just written a book, Blueprint for Revolution: How to Use Rice Pudding, Lego Men and other Nonviolent Techniques to Galvanize Communities, Overthrow Dictators, or Simply Change the World. Currently, he is executive director of the Center for Applied Nonviolent Action and Strategies (CANVAS) which has worked with pro-democracy activists from more than 50 countries including India, Iran, Zimbabwe, Burma, Ukraine, Palestine, Belarus, Tunisia, and Egypt.
The first film of the series will be The Legend of Sarila. Shown in French with English subtitles.