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Harlem Jazz Shrines Festival

When: May 9, 2011 at 9:00 p.m. through May 15, 2011 at 10:00 p.m.

Location: Columbia University and venues through Harlem

The Apollo Theater, Harlem Stage and Jazzmobile present the HARLEM JAZZ SHRINES festival—“The Apple’s” latest entry into the annals of what makes New York the epicenter of the Jazz world, globally. This 7-day festival celebrates the classic clubs and venues that made Harlem USA the jazz mecca beginning in the 1920’s. It’s a nostalgic look back at the greatness of the past, but this festival’s pulse is the present, showcasing an amazing range of today’s top and emerging talent and showing that what’s happening right now in Harlem is hot. From big bands to small combos, from “jams” to swing parties, the inaugural HARLEM JAZZ SHRINES festival is destined to keep you “up,” rushing from venue to venue and set to set, for seven days straight out of jazz heaven.
 
Events Presented by Columbia University:
 
Art Exhibit
ENVISIONING JAZZ
Photographs by Kwame Brathwaite, curated by Erica Agyeman
May 9 – July 10, 2011
10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Free and open to the public. No tickets or reservations are required.
The rich history and diverse expressions of jazz can be attributed to a dedication to musical innovation and improvisation. Kwame Brathwaite, a photographer with over 50 years of photojournalistic experience in Harlem, captures some of the pivotal moments of innovation and improvisation in jazz history. This special exhibition is on view in the lobby of the Miller Theatre at Columbia University School of the Arts. Artwork on display is for sale by the artist. Exhibit information: 212-854-1324 or artsoutreach@columbia.edu.
 
Panel Discussions
VISUAL REPRESENTATIONS OF JAZZ
May 14, 2011
1:00 to 2:00 p.m.
Free and open to the public. No tickets or reservations are required.
Since its inception, jazz music has inspired artists to represent the arrangements of its rhythms and nuances of its tone through photography, painting, collage, and other media. Join curator, scholar, and author Professor Robert O'Meally, photographer Kwame Brathwaite, and curator Erica Agyeman for a brief discussion addressing the visual representations of jazz.
 
JAZZ AND THE SPIRIT: THE ARTS OF HARLEM IN THE AMERICAN RELIGIOUS IMAGINATION
May 14, 2011
2:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Free and open to the public. No tickets or reservations are required.
From the Spirituals, through Blues and Jazz and right on up to Hip Hop, religion has occupied a place of privilege in black musical repertoires. At the same time, Harlem—that premier staging ground of African-American cultural expression—has in many ways figured pre-eminently as a sacred place and space in American history. Wedding these themes together, Professor Marcellus Blount, composer, pianist, arranger Courtney Bryan, Reverend Dr. Calvin O. Butts, III and historian Josef Sorett explore the spiritual dimensions of Harlem’s aesthetic legacies and contemporary vitality.

For a full program and schedule information, please visit the Harlem Jazz Shrines website.

 

Paintings by Jing Chen

Poem in Your Pocket: Columbia University Celebrates National Poetry Month

When: Thursday, April 28, 2011, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Location: The Sundial on College Walk (116th Street between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue)

Rain Location: Columbia University Bookstore (2922 Broadway)

Bring a poem in your pocket as Columbia celebrates National Poetry Month in April. Write your own poem or borrow one from your favorite poet! Those who read receive 15% off any trade book at the Columbia Bookstore.
 
Poem in your pocket will offer a series of poetry-inpired events throughout the city. To learn more, visit www.nyc.gov/nyculture or www.nyc.gov/poem.
 
Brought to you by the Office of Community Outreach, Columbia University School of the Arts and the Columbia University Bookstore

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Paintings by Jing Chen

Art Exhibit and Reception: Negro League Baseball in the '40's: Paintings by Lou Grant

Exhibition Date: March 21 - June 30, 2011
Opening Reception Date and Time: Thursday, March 24, 2011, 5:30-7:00 p.m.

Location: Russ Berrie Medical Science Pavilion, 1150 St. Nicholas Avenue (at 168th Street)

For more information, please email communityaffairs@columbia.edu or call 212-854-1324. Please note that all artwork on display is for sale by the artist.
 
For information about the art exhibition program at Columbia University, please click here.
 
To visit the artist’s personal website, please click here.

For more information: Download flyer (pdf)

 

Fall 2010 Newsletter

The Columbia Newsletter—Fall 2010

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Call for Artist 2011

Call for Artist Applications

Deadline: Apr. 1, 2011

Columbia University’s Office of Government and Community Affairs offers art exhibition spaces for artists residing in upper Manhattan that do not have affiliation with Columbia University.  Exhibition spaces are located in the reception areas of the Russ Berrie Medical Science Pavilion at 1150 St. Nicholas Avenue @ 168th Street and the Lasker Biomedical Research building at 3960 Broadway @ 166th Street. 

Applications are now being accepted for the 2011-2012 exhibition season.  Please see links below for further information about the program.

 

Paintings by Jing Chen

Art Exhibit and Reception: Parallel Process—Paintings by Jing Chen

Exhibition Date: Jan. 17 - March 3, 2011
Opening Reception Date and Time: Jan. 19, 2011, 5:30-7:00 p.m.

Location: Russ Berrie Medical Science Pavilion, 1150 St. Nicholas Avenue (at 168th Street)

The Office of Government and Community Affairs at Columbia University is pleased to present the works of Harlem-based artist Jing Chen, a graduate of Columbia University’s School of Social Work. Jing discovered her passion for creating oil painting and other media art works while she worked as a Social Worker in NYC. Jing began developing her vision as a channel for renewed understanding, using oil painting and other media art works to express her complex vision and thoughts.

For more information: Download flyer (pdf)

 

Let's Read!

Let's Read! Book Readings and Activities for Kids ages 4-12

Date and Time: Sunday, Nov. 14, 12:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Location: Columbia University, Low Memorial Library, 535 West 116th Street, NYC (between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue)

Featuring: Book readings, book signings by authors, musical performances, resource fair for parents, parent workshops

For more information: Download flyer (pdf)

 

Paintings by the Alliance for Dominican American Visual Artists at Columbia University

Art Exhibit and Reception: Paintings by the Alliance for Dominican American Visual Artists at Columbia University

Date: Nov. 4, 2010 through Jan. 13, 2011

Locations: Russ Berrie Medical Science Pavilion, 1150 St. Nicholas Avenue (at  168th Street); Lasker Biomedical Research Building, 3960 Broadway (entrance on 166th Street)

Hours: Monday-Friday during regular business hours (Russ Berrie Medical Science Pavilion); 24 hours, seven days per week (Lasker Biomedical Research Building)

For more information: Download flyer (pdf)