CLAREMONT, Calif. (April 25, 2013) — “Re/Fractions,” the annual senior art show highlighting the final thesis projects of graduating studio art majors, will be on display from May 3 to May 19 at Scripps College’s Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery. An opening reception is scheduled at 6 p.m. on May 3 in Bixby Courtyard. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.
CLAREMONT, Calif. (April 19, 2013) — Former Czech Ambassador Karel Kovanda, who also managed the European Union’s relations with the United States until retiring in 2010, shares his expertise and insights at Scripps College as a visiting professor through April 25.
CLAREMONT, Calif. (April 12, 2013) — As metropolitan areas grow, preserving spaces for community gardens becomes ever more challenging. As cities construct more freeways and homes, small unused patches of land become ubiquitous and remain as the only viable spots for open public spaces. Award-winning urban designer, Sarah Moos ’09 speaks on “Reclaiming Remnant Urban Spaces” at noon April 17 in the Hampton Room of the Malott Commons, 345 E. 9th St. The free lecture is open to the public.
CLAREMONT, Calif. (April 9, 2013) — Gospel music is one of the most distinctive forms of music in African American worship settings. Mellonee Burnim and Portia Maultsby, professors in the Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology at Indiana University, Bloomington, probe the influence of this genre in their lecture “Gospel Music in Global Contexts: Tropes of Continuity and Disjuncture” at 7:30 p.m. April 16 in Garrison Theater of the Scripps College Performing Arts Center, 231 E. 10th St. The talk is free and open to the public.
CLAREMONT, Calif. (April 5, 2013) — Scripps College hosts two panel discussions and a film screening on April 13 to mark the weekend-long launch of the “Stop the Torture” campaign, which calls for the end of long-term solitary confinement in California. All events are free and open to the public and take place in the Humanities Auditorium, 981 N. Amherst Ave.
CLAREMONT, Calif. (April 3, 2013) — “Scripps Dances,” the annual spring concert of the Scripps College Dance Department, takes place on April 12 at 8 p.m. and on April 13 at 2 p.m. and at 8 p.m. in Garrison Theater of the Scripps College Performing Arts Center, 231 E. 10th St. The program features original dance pieces choreographed by students and faculty.
Scripps College Presents Encountering Indigeneity: Mexico City Virgen de Guadalupe Basilica Celebrations
CLAREMONT, Calif. (April 1, 2013) — Associate Professor of Music Cándida Jáquez lectures on indigenous dance and music and religious pilgrims who pay homage to La Virgen de Guadalupe in Mexico City’s Basilica plaza beginning at noon on April 3 in the Hampton Room of the Malott Commons, 345 E. 9th St. This talk is free and open to the public.
CLAREMONT, Calif. (March 14, 2013) — Anger, passion, love, power. These are all words associated with the color red. Across time and culture, red has played an influential role in art. The Ruth Chandler Williamson Wilson and Turk interns present¬¬ Searching for the Perfect Red: Selections from the Scripps College Collections, an exhibition showcasing work from around the globe radiating the color red. The exhibition, on view from April 1st through April 12th, 2013, illuminates the use of the color red in textiles, ceramics, and prints. The opening reception, which will feature live music and light refreshments, will be held on April 2, 2013, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Gallery 112, in the Lang Art Building at Scripps College, located at 250 E. 12th St., between Columbia and Dartmouth avenues.
CLAREMONT, Calif. (March 6, 2013) — The Six Nations Women Singing Society, one of the most influential female Native American contemporary singing groups, performs at 7:30 p.m. March 26 in Garrison Theater of the Scripps College Performing Arts Center, 231 E. 10th St. Consul General of Canada David Fransen introduces the group, which was formed at the Six Nations of the Grand River First Nations in Ontario, Canada. This event is free and open to the public.
Scripps College and Mount St. Mary’s College Host Opening Ceremony of the Inaugural Institute for Women’s Leadership in Latin America
CLAREMONT, Calif. (March 5, 2013) — Scripps College and Mount St. Mary’s College will co-host the first Women in Public Service Project (WPSP) Institute for Women’s Leadership in Latin America with the opening ceremony scheduled at 7 p.m. on March 12. The ceremony will feature former Deputy Chief of Staff for President Bill Clinton Maria Echaveste and 2012 Mexican presidential candidate Josefina Vázquez Mota.