Find Yourself Confronting Scale
"I used to be afraid of big installations. Art that could fit in the palm of my hand felt safe, controllable, relatively risk-free. But as time passes I feel like I am outgrowing that need for small, intricate art. I want to push the boundaries farther, leave my comfort zone and create work that takes more than two hands to assemble. I have been shirking this reality for a while, but my time left at Brandeis is fleeting. I have a versatile, sprawling, lush campus that is begging me for one big last hurrah."
--Sarah Bierman '14
See Sarah's "Grass Waltz" on the Great Lawn during the Festival!
Find yourself admiring original artwork by Brandeis students, created specifically for the festival, all across campus.
Find yourself in art.
During the festival, the Brandeis campus is transformed by innovative original artwork made by students, staff and faculty and funded by the Office of the Arts.
THE GRASS WALTZ
Undulating hollow hills and shallow bridges of grass by Sarah Bierman ’14 punctuate the Great Lawn.
Find value and meaning in this participatory collage space designed and built by Olivia Leiter ’14. Great Lawn.
The traditional symbol of protection and defiance, rendered in steel and wood by Paul Belenky ’14. Rabb Steps.
Portraits painted by the Brandeis community become gifts for children around the world. Project coordinator: Marissa Lazar ’14. Participants: Scott Edmiston (Office of the Arts), Alexa Katz '14, Vikki Nunley '14, Paul Belenky '14, Laura Ben Moore '14, Shona McAndrew Okoshken '13, Julia Wolfe, Yi Wang '14, Maya Himelfarb '14, Jun Zhao '14, Mara Sassoon '14, Natasha Frye '14, Elisha Katz '14, Molly Channon '14, Gustavo Lopes '15. Shapiro Campus Center.
Learn more at the Memory Project website.
HOME SWEET HOME
Yarn bomber Sarah Hershon ’14 softens and domesticates a table and chairs, blurring public and private. Fellows Garden.
MYCORRHIZAS AT WORK
Discover the fascinating and vital symbiotic relationships between trees and mushrooms. LB Moore ‘14.
“I WALKED A MILE IN YOUR SHOES AND NOW I'M A MILE AWAY AND I'VE GOT YOUR SHOES"
Thursday-Saturday, witness Aliza Sternstein, Ashley Freinberg, Rachel Sevanich, Mark Ferrell and Clare Churchill Seder paint a series of six-by-six-foot canvases outside the following locations: International Business School, Spingold Theater Center, Rabb Steps, Science Complex, the chapels, and Goldfarb Library. On Sunday, the paintings will be displayed outside the Goldman-Schwartz Art Studios.
Participate in a symbolic planting of the spectacular carnivorous northern pitcher plant, rendered in copper by Allison Clears ’14.
Find yourself in the maw of a mythical beast designed and constructed by David Yun ‘14 and Vincent Wong ‘14. Shapiro Campus Center Atrium.
NOTHING OF ME IS ORIGINAL: UNFRAMING KASSANDRA
Curated by New York art world veteran Kassandra Wrutherby '90, this exhibition of student work explores concepts of identity, art patronage and portraiture. The opening celebration on Thursday, April 24th from 3 - 5 p.m. in the Shapiro Campus Center Atrium is part of a documentary in progress. Refreshments will be served.
CREATING A VISUAL DEFINITION OF SOCIAL JUSTICE
Exhibition of tiles created by participants in 'Deis Impact, the Brandeis festival of social justice, in 2013 and 2014, to represent their vision of social justice. Coordinated by Lindsay Mitnik ‘16. Shapiro Campus Center Art Gallery.
ALSO ON VIEW
PROSPECT II, DREITZER GALLERY, SPINGOLD THEATER CENTER
Accomplished studio artists in the postbaccalaureate program exhibit painting, sculpture, drawing, and printmaking. Gallery hours: Thursday and Friday 8 a.m. – 10 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.; Sunday 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.