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Eileen Sackman: The Elephant in the Room

Rotary Ice House Gallery

The Elephant in the Room calls attention to threatened and endangered animals, encapsulating their expressive nature through emotional representation. By addressing the “elephant in the room” these wood fired portrait-esque pieces bring awareness to species that have been brought to the brink of extinction due to human interference and have been forever impacted by these interactions.

Free and open to the public

Les Paul Thru the Lens

Pollak Gallery

“Les Paul: Thru the Lens” explores the life of pioneering musician and innovator Les Paul. Through a series of 24 photographs, visitors will see a chronicle of Paul’s life, career, and achievements: his early performances as Red Hot Red, his marriage to and work with Mary Ford, his explorations in the recording studio and with the electric guitar, and of course his long and influential performing career.

Free and open to the public

Katherine Dykstra

The Great Hall -104

Katherine Dykstra holds an MFA in creative writing from the New School. She served as senior nonfiction editor at Guernica for many years and taught narrative nonfiction in NYU’s continuing studies program. Her essays have been published in The Washington Post, Crab Orchard Review, The Common, Shenandoah, Gulf Coast, Brain, Child, Poets and Writers, Real Simple and the Random House anthology 20 Something Essays by 20 Something Writers, among other places. Her work has been included in the “Notables” section of both the 2015 and 2016 Best American Essays collections edited by Ariel Levy and Jonathan Franzen, respectively. She was one of three finalists for the 2014 John Guyon Literary Nonfiction Prize. She won first place in the 2012 Waterman Fund Essay Contest and placed third in the 2013 Real Simple Life Lessons Essay Contest. She was recently named an “artist to watch” by Creative Capital for her work on the Paula Oberbroeckling story, which is the topic of her debut nonfiction book What Happened to Paula: On the Death of An American Girl, published by W.W. Norton. What Happened to Paula received a starred and boxed Publishers Weekly review and was designated a New York Times Summer Read, a People magazine Best New Book, one of Crimereads’ Top Ten Books of 2021, a Boston Globe Book of Summer, an Observer Best Book of Summer, and a Crimereads Best Book of Summer.

Free and open to the public, Registration suggested, but not required.

Women in Music

Lauren K. Woods Theatre

Join us for an unforgettable evening of inspiring stories and invaluable advice from some of the most successful women in the music industry. From musicians and media personalities to business owners, our panelists will share their personal experiences and insights on how to advance in the music industry as a female in 2023.

Free and open to the public, registration requested but not required