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Alena Graedon

Sep 19

Alena Graedon 

Wilson Auditorium - 4:30 PM

Alena Graedon's first novel, The Word Exchange, was a New York Times Editors' Choice and Paperback Row pick, and selected as a best novel of 2014 by Kirkus. It has been translated into eight languages. She has twice been a MacDowell Colony Fellow (2012 and 2017), and has also received fellowships at Yaddo, Ucross, The Virginia Center for the Arts, The Vermont Studio Center, and Jentel. Her nonfiction has been published in The New York Times Book Review, newyorker.com, The Believer magazine, Guernica, and Post Road among other publications. A native of Durham, NC, Graedon is a graduate of Brown University and Columbia University's MFA program, and she is an Assistant Professor of English at Monmouth University. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Free Event


Artist Talk with Weili Shi

Oct 9

Artist Talk with Weili Shi 

Wilson Auditorium - 6 PM

Weili Shi is an artist who designs through the media of digital technologies. He creates unconventional experiences with the aim of provoking people’s consciousness. In his most recent work, Shan Shui in the World, he transformed the information of the buildings in Manhattan, NY, into traditional Chinese shanshui (landscape) paintings by a custom algorithm. This project revisits the ideas implicit in Chinese literati paintings of shan shui: the relationship between urban life and people’s yearning for nature, and between social responsibility and spiritual purity. With generative technology, Shan Shui in the World has the ability to represent any place in the world—including the city where the audience is—in the form of a shanshui painting. Weili Shi is currently a developer at Bluecadet and teaches at Parsons School of Design.

Free Event


TUESDAY NIGHT RECORD CLUB: Fleetwood Mac, Rumours

Nov 7

TUESDAY NIGHT RECORD CLUB: Fleetwood Mac, Rumours 

Wilson Auditorium - 7:30 PM

It’s just like book club but with albums! With new advances in technology, the way we consume music through our devices, apps and on demand streaming services like Pandora, Spotify and iTunes is making the idea of the “album” as an art form extinct. Get together with other music enthusiasts on Tuesday nights in Woods Theatre to discuss some of the greatest records of all-time! Listen to the album beforehand and then come prepared to discuss… there will be special guest moderators and panelists at each event! This discussion will feature Fleetwood Mac Rumours. This event is free but registration is required.

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Film Screening and Discussion:  Paul D. Miller, aka DJ Spooky’s Rebirth of a Nation

Feb 20

Film Screening and Discussion: Paul D. Miller, aka DJ Spooky’s Rebirth of a Nation 

Wilson Auditorium - 4:30 PM

To create his film Rebirth of a Nation, Paul D. Miller, aka DJ Spooky, remixed D.W. Griffith’s 1915 epic film The Birth of a Nation. His re-telling of this overtly racist story depicted in the Reconstruction-era Southern United States hurtles Griffith’s images into the twenty-first century, a sociopolitical landscape that has evolved beyond all expectations. The original film was based on a novel and theater play by Thomas Dixon entitled The Clansman. By applying dj technique to cinema, DJ Spooky’s new film parallels, deconstructs, and remixes the original. DJ Spooky has presented the remix as an engagement with film, music, and contemporary art. He likes to think of it as “film as found object” in the same sense that artists such as Marcel Duchamp, Jeff Koons, Andy Warhol, and David Hammons, among many others, have fostered creative investigations into the idea of found objects, cinema, and “appropriation art.” Following the film screening, Monmouth University faculty will lead a discussion about the connections of race, with an emphasis on its connection to place.

Free Event


TUESDAY NIGHT RECORD CLUB: Radiohead, OK Computer

Mar 6

TUESDAY NIGHT RECORD CLUB: Radiohead, OK Computer 

Wilson Auditorium - 7:30 PM

It’s just like book club but with albums! With new advances in technology, the way we consume music through our devices, apps and on demand streaming services like Pandora, Spotify and iTunes is making the idea of the “album” as an art form extinct. Get together with other music enthusiasts on Tuesday nights in Woods Theatre to discuss some of the greatest records of all-time! Listen to the album beforehand and then come prepared to discuss… there will be special guest moderators and panelists at each event! This discussion will feature Radiohead OK Computer. This event is free but registration is required.

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Eleanor Hooker & Clodagh Beresford Dunne

Mar 20

Eleanor Hooker & Clodagh Beresford Dunne 

Wilson Auditorium - 4:30 PM

Clodagh Beresford Dunne was the recipient of the Arts Council of Ireland Emerging-Writer Award Bursary, 2016. Her poems have appeared in Irish and international print and online journals, including Poetry Ireland Review, The Irish Times, The Stinging Fly, Southword, The Moth, The Pickled Body, Spontaneity and Pittsburgh Poetry Review. In April, 2016, as part of Culture Ireland’s International Programme, she delivered a series of readings, interviews and lectures, in Carlow University and Robert Morris University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She is the recipient of a number of Literature awards from Irish Artlinks and Waterford City and County Arts Office. Born and raised in a regional newspaper family, her writing was first committed to print at age 8. She holds degrees in English and Law. Described by Irish poet, Thomas McCarthy as “A writer of great seriousness and purpose,” Beresford Dunne’s poetry has been hailed as “Announcing a new vision to us, a new vortex of energy that localises human experience and domesticates genius.” She currently resides with her husband and their four young children, in the Irish harbour town of Dungarvan in County Waterford. Eleanor Hooker is a poet and writer. She lives in North Tipperary with her husband Peter, they have two sons. Her second collection of poems A Tug of Blue (Dedalus Press) was published October 2016. In 2013, her debut collection of poetry, The Shadow Owner's Comapnion (Dedalus Press) was shortlisted for the Strong/Shine Award, for Best First Irish Collection from 2012. In 2016 she was included as one of Poetry Ireland Review’s ‘Rising Generation’ of Irish poets. Eleanor's profile and poems are featured on the Irish page of the Poetry International website.

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Artist Talk with Chris Clavio

Apr 3

Artist Talk with Chris Clavio 

Wilson Auditorium - 4:30 PM

Chris Clavio is an Electronic Artist and Entrepreneur living and working in Santa Fe, NM. His work explores the sublime and perception using light, sound, and interactive environments. He currently develops interactive lighting systems for the artist collective Meow Wolf and was a lead designer on the low voltage infrastructure for Meow Wolf's House of Eternal Return. Clavio has shown work across the United States, most recently in Pittsburgh, PA, with Energy Flow, a project in collaboration with Andrea Polli that highlights the Rachel Carson bridge with wind-turbine powered LEDs. His current projects integrate several software platforms and various hardware configurations to create immersive and interactive environments that stimulate the senses in order to evoke the imagination and push the limits of our perceived reality.

Free Event


CLASSICAL FUN

Apr 17

CLASSICAL FUN 

Wilson Auditorium - 7:30 PM

A joyous program of music by some of the greatest composers of all time presented by the Monmouth University Chamber Orchestra. This spring concert also features music for chamber ensembles from within the orchestra-solos, duos, trios and quintets.

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