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November 2021
Sam Cusumano
Mon Nov 1, 2021
3 PM Virtual

ArtNow: Performance, Art, and Technology

Sam Cusumano

Join us for a virtual Arts-Engineering talk/performance/workshop with Sam Cusumano. Cusumano is an Engineer for the Arts living in Philadelphia working with students, artists, musicians, and curators to create educational interactive electronic devices and installations. As part of his creative practice, he has connected plants and fungi with synthesizers to make music. Biodata Sonification is the process of representing invisible changes in plants to create music. By detecting microcurrent fluctuations across the surface of a plant’s leaf, these changes are used to generate MIDI notes which can be played through a synthesizer or computer to create sound. In this virtual presentation Sam Cusumano will explain methods used to tap into the secret life of plants, showing how to translate data for making music, and discuss the implications of interpreting biodata. Audio examples of Biodata Sonification will be performed live using analog synthesizers, digital audio workstations, and synth apps along with a Snake Plant, large Monstera, and various Cacti.

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Tuesday Night Book Club: Octavia E. Butler, Parable of the Sower
Tue Nov 2, 2021
7:30 PM Virtual

Tuesday Night Book Club

Tuesday Night Book Club: Octavia E. Butler, Parable of the Sower

Join us for Tuesday Night Book Club! Hosted by Monmouth University’s Ken Womack and Michael Thomas, each month we’ll explore a different novel. All you have to do is Zoom in and join the discussion! This month’s novel is Octavia E. Butler’s Parable of the Sower.

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Saïd Sayrafiezadeh
Tue Nov 9, 2021
4:30 PM Virtual

Visiting Writers

Saïd Sayrafiezadeh

Join us for a zoom reading and Q&A with author Saïd Sayrafiezadeh. Saïd Sayrafiezadeh is the author, most recently, of the story collection, American Estrangement. His memoir, When Skateboards Will Be Free, was selected as one of the 10 best books of the year by Dwight Garner of The New York Times, and his story collection, Brief Encounters With the Enemy, was a finalist for the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Fiction Prize. His writing has appeared in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, The Best American Short Stories, Granta, McSweeney’s, The New York Times, and New American Stories, among other publications. He is the recipient of a Whiting Writers’ Award for nonfiction and a Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers’ fiction fellowship.

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Atlantics Virtual Panel Discussion
Wed Nov 10, 2021
7:30 PM Virtual

World Cinema Series

Atlantics Virtual Panel Discussion

Join us for a World Cinema Series zoom discussion illuminating the theme “Living on the Edge: Displacement, Identity, and Resilience” by analyzing the message and impact of the 2019 film, Atlantics. Atlantics (French: Atlantique) is a internationally co-produced supernatural romantic drama film directed by Mati Diop, in her feature directorial debut. It was selected to compete for the Palme d’Or at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival. Diop made history when the film premiered at Cannes, becoming the first Black woman to direct a film featured in competition at the festival.

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Self-Publishing, Step-by-Step
Nov 11 - 18, 2021
11/11 at 7:30 PM11/18 at 7:30 PM Virtual

Adult Education Series

Self-Publishing, Step-by-Step

This two-session virtual course taught by Christy Schmidt, provides participants with a complete roadmap to guide them through the self-publishing process.

Class Schedule: Thursdays - Nov. 11 and Nov. 18 | 7:30 - 9:00 PM

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Tuesday Night Record Club: Simon and Garfunkel, Bridge over Troubled Water
Tue Nov 16, 2021
7:30 PM Virtual

Grammy Museum Affiliation

Tuesday Night Record Club

Tuesday Night Record Club: Simon and Garfunkel, Bridge over Troubled Water

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 to discuss some of the greatest records of all-time! Listen to the album beforehand and then come prepared to discuss. This event will feature Simon and Garfunkel, Bridge over Troubled Water.

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December 2021
Journey
Dec 2, 2021 - Jan 27, 2022
8 AM Pollak Gallery

Gallery Exhibitions

Journey

In recognition of their 50th Anniversary, Monmouth Arts is reflecting on their journey over the past half-century as well as where they’re headed. The Center for the Arts is pleased to partner with Monmouth Arts to present the group show, Journey, an exhibition of works by Monmouth Arts members that express “Journey” as it relates to each artist’s experience.

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Tuesday Night Record Club: Paul McCartney & Wings, Band on the Run
Tue Dec 7, 2021
7:30 PM Virtual

Grammy Museum Affiliation

Tuesday Night Record Club

Tuesday Night Record Club: Paul McCartney & Wings, Band on the Run

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 to discuss some of the greatest records of all-time! Listen to the album beforehand and then come prepared to discuss. This event will feature Paul McCartney & Wings, Band on the Run.

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Tuesday Night Book Club: Bruce Springsteen, Born to Run
Tue Dec 14, 2021
7:30 PM Virtual

Tuesday Night Book Club

Tuesday Night Book Club: Bruce Springsteen, Born to Run

Join us for Tuesday Night Book Club! Hosted by Monmouth University’s Ken Womack and Michael Thomas, each month we’ll explore a different novel. All you have to do is Zoom in and join the discussion! This month’s novel is Bruce Springsteen, Born to Run.

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January 2022
Tuesday Night Record Club: Velvet Underground & Nico
Tue Jan 11, 2022
7:30 PM Virtual

Grammy Museum Affiliation

Tuesday Night Record Club

Tuesday Night Record Club: Velvet Underground & Nico

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 to discuss some of the greatest records of all-time! Listen to the album beforehand and then come prepared to discuss. This event will feature Velvet Underground & Nico.

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Tuesday Night Book Club: Thomas Pynchon, The Crying of Lot 49
Tue Jan 18, 2022
7:30 PM Virtual

Tuesday Night Book Club

Tuesday Night Book Club: Thomas Pynchon, The Crying of Lot 49

Join us for Tuesday Night Book Club! Hosted by Monmouth University’s Ken Womack and Michael Thomas, each month we’ll explore a different novel. All you have to do is Zoom in and join the discussion! This month’s novel is Thomas Pynchon, The Crying of Lot 49.

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February 2022
Tuesday Night Record Club: Prince, Sign o’ the Times
Tue Feb 15, 2022
7:30 PM Virtual

Grammy Museum Affiliation

Tuesday Night Record Club

Tuesday Night Record Club: Prince, Sign o’ the Times

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 to discuss some of the greatest records of all-time! Listen to the album beforehand and then come prepared to discuss. This event will feature Prince’s Sign o’ the Times.

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Tuesday Night Book Club: Toni Morrison, Beloved
Tue Feb 22, 2022
7:30 PM Virtual

Tuesday Night Book Club

Tuesday Night Book Club: Toni Morrison, Beloved

Join us for Tuesday Night Book Club! Hosted by Monmouth University’s Ken Womack and Michael Thomas, each month we’ll explore a different novel. All you have to do is Zoom in and join the discussion! This month’s novel is Toni Morrison’s Beloved.

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March 2022
Tuesday Night Record Club: Carole King, Tapestry
Tue Mar 15, 2022
7:30 PM Virtual

Grammy Museum Affiliation

Tuesday Night Record Club

Tuesday Night Record Club: Carole King, Tapestry

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 to discuss some of the greatest records of all-time! Listen to the album beforehand and then come prepared to discuss. This event will feature Carole King’s Tapestry.

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Tuesday Night Book Club: Patti Smith, Just Kids
Tue Mar 22, 2022
7:30 PM Virtual

Tuesday Night Book Club

Tuesday Night Book Club: Patti Smith, Just Kids

Join us for Tuesday Night Book Club! Hosted by Monmouth University’s Ken Womack and Michael Thomas, each month we’ll explore a different novel. All you have to do is Zoom in and join the discussion! This month’s novel is Patti Smith, Just Kids. 

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April 2022
Tuesday Night Record Club: David Bowie, Low
Tue Apr 5, 2022
7:30 PM Virtual

Grammy Museum Affiliation

Tuesday Night Record Club

Tuesday Night Record Club: David Bowie, Low

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 to discuss some of the greatest records of all-time! Listen to the album beforehand and then come prepared to discuss. This event will feature David Bowie’s Low.

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Tuesday Night Book Club: Maggie O’Farrell, Hamnet
Tue Apr 12, 2022
7:30 PM Virtual

Tuesday Night Book Club

Tuesday Night Book Club: Maggie O’Farrell, Hamnet

Join us for Tuesday Night Book Club! Hosted by Monmouth University’s Ken Womack and Michael Thomas, each month we’ll explore a different novel. All you have to do is Zoom in and join the discussion! This month’s novel is Maggie O’Farrell’s Hamnet.

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May 2022
Tuesday Night Record Club: Led Zeppelin, Physical Graffiti
Tue May 3, 2022
7:30 PM Virtual

Grammy Museum Affiliation

Tuesday Night Record Club

Tuesday Night Record Club: Led Zeppelin, Physical Graffiti

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 to discuss some of the greatest records of all-time! Listen to the album beforehand and then come prepared to discuss. This event will feature Led Zeppelin’s Physical Graffiti.

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Tuesday Night Book Club: Jonathan Franzen, Freedom
Tue May 10, 2022
7:30 PM Virtual

Tuesday Night Book Club

Tuesday Night Book Club: Jonathan Franzen, Freedom

Join us for Tuesday Night Book Club! Hosted by Monmouth University’s Ken Womack and Michael Thomas, each month we’ll explore a different novel. All you have to do is Zoom in and join the discussion! This month’s novel is Jonathan Franzen’s Freedom.

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