Thursday, April 24

Bronte Velez

Find yourself part of an underground creative tribe.

WAKE AND SHAKE
Time 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Location Outside of Usdan Student Center
Description Join the folks from Student Events and the Festival of the Arts planning committee as we celebrate the start of the Festival of the Arts and the upcoming Springfest concert. There will be free refreshments from Dunkin' Donuts and free face painting so you can begin to find yourself in art!

CREATIVITY AND COLLABORATION: A SYMPOSIUM
Time 12:30 p.m.
Location Women's Studies Research Center
Description Col·lab·o·rate: to work with another person to create; or to give help to an enemy. In their annual symposium, WSRC artist-scholars consider the true complexities of collaboration: Does it enhance artistry or bring too many cooks to the kitchen? Moderated by WSRC scholar Rosie Rosensweig.

ONE TO ONE: LENDING A HAND TO WOMEN IN AFGHANISTAN 
Time 2:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Location Women's Studies Research Center
Description Lend a hand with an image of your own hand and learn some simple embroidery techniques. Join WSRC artist/scholar Linda Bond in her collaborative project to bring attention to the importance of educating women around the world, especially those affected by war. Installed collectively, our hands signify power, strength, blessing, protection, and justice. All materials provided. RSVP to ljgbond@brandeis.edu

 

NOTHING OF ME IS ORIGINAL: UNFRAMING KASSANDRA
Time 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Location Shapiro Campus Center Atrium
Description 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. is part of a documentary in progress. Refreshments will be served. 

PLAYS IN PROGRESS WORKSHOP
Time 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Location Crawford Studio, Spingold Theater Center
Description Caryl Churchill found her Top Girls, Suzan-Lori Parks found her Venus. These and other playwrights have inspired Alicia Hyland (THA) and members of the Feminist Playwrights class to offer you a peek into the playwriting process. Hear short scenes from students' plays in progress, provide feedback on the works presented and even present work of your own to the group. RSVP to ahyland@brandeis.edu.

 

HOW TO MAKE MOVIES AT HOME
Time 6:30 p.m.
Location Wasserman Cinematheque, Sachar International Center
Description Are you and your friends making movies? If not, are you crazy? The wall between "pro" and "am" has crumbled and a new wave of folk cinema is rolling in.  “How to Make Movies at Home” is a wild, infectious celebration of the Do-It-Yourself  world — peppered with  practical lessons on cinema  craft. Director Morgan Nichols ’94 says: “Filmmaking can be a vital, bonding, soul-enhancing endeavor. Today, a new wave of microcinema, made with HD cameras and home editing, is potentially in millions of hands.” Featuring John Andrew Morrison '95, Oded Gross '93, Micia Mosely '95. Music by Josh Kantor '94 and Scott Rabin '90. Additional screenwriting: Laura Lee Bahr '95. Cosponsored by the Film, Television and Interactive Media program and the Brandeis Alumni Association.

ROSE ART MUSEUM
Time 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location Rose Art Museum
Description Enjoy the museum’s extended evening hours with sketching in the galleries and guided tours, presented by the Student Committee for the Rose Art Museum (SCRAM).

 

A CAPPELLA FEST
Time 7:30 p.m.
Location Shapiro Campus Center Atrium
Description Starving Artists presents the 15th annual A Cappella Fest, featuring the Brandeis groups Ba'Note, Company B, Jewish Fella A Cappella, Manginah, Proscenium, Rather Be Giraffes, Starving Artists, Too Cheap for Instruments, Up the Octave, VoiceMale and Voices of Soul. Suggested donation of $5 goes to a charitable organization.



SINGER-SONGWRITER-SPOKEN WORD SHOWCASE
Time 9 p.m.
Location Chum's Coffee House, the Castle
Description Whether personal and confessional or political and inspirational, Brandeis has hosted the greats from Pete Seeger to Paul Simon. Discover a new generation of singer-songwriters with performances by Jonah Hirst '16, Clay Williams, Harris Cohen, Jason Henry Simon-Bierenbaum '12, Bronte Velez '16 and others. Hosted by Nate Shaffer '16.