Archive for November, 2012

Poor Yokelist’s Almanack: Upcoming Events

Monday, November 19th, 2012

Tuesday, Nov. 20, 12:30 p.m.
Scoli Acosta speaks at the Alfond Auditorium, Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave., Boston. Free.

Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2 p.m.
Pauline Ross, Dijana Milosevic, Claudia Bernardi,and George Ongomon speak on a panel about the “uses of performance and visual art in address to healing from trauma, in cases of genocide and war” at Brown University’s Granoff Creative Arts Center, 154 Angell St., Providence.

Tuesday, Nov. 20, 6 p.m.
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer and U.S. Judge for the District of Massachusetts Douglas Woodlock speak about the architecture of courthouses at the Boston Public Library central branch’s Rabb Lecture Hall, 700 Boylston St., Boston. Free.

Tuesday, Nov. 27, 5:30 p.m.
Lisa Saltzman, Professor of the History of Art at Bryn Mawr College, speaks about “Daguerreotypes: Fugitive Subjects, Contemporary Objects” at the Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street, Williamstown, Massachusetts. Free.

Wednesday, Nov. 28, 7:30 p.m.
Art Technology New England Salon featuring the authors of the book “10 PRINT CHR$(205.5+RND(1)); : GOTO 10” at Boston Cyberarts Gallery, 141 Green St., Boston. Free.

Boston Bhangra Competition

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

Bhangra began as a celebratory harvest dance in India, but today it’s popular at South Asian weddings, and even the basis of exercise routines. It was the focus of the 2012 Boston Bhangra Competition, featuring 11 teams from across North America performing before a packed house at Boston’s Orpheum Theatre Saturday night, Nov. 10. It feels like an ecstatic mix of traditional Indian folk dancing, hip hop and cheerleading. Wow!

More words and photos here.

Photos by The New England Journal of Aesthetic Research.

Pictured at top: Nachdi Jawani Waris dancer from Toronto with musicians in the background.


Nachdi Jawani Waris, a Bhangra team from Toronto.

Boston University Bhangra dancers.

Poor Yokelist’s Almanack: Upcoming Events

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

Tuesday, Nov. 13, 5:30 p.m.
Jean Campbell, Professor of Art History at Emory University, speaks about “Pisanello’s Parerga: Painting and the Invention of Knowledge in the Fifteenth Century” at the Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street, Williamstown, Massachusetts. Free.

Tuesday, Nov. 13, 6 p.m.
Boston Globe architecture critic Robert Campbell and photographer Peter Vanderwarker speak at the Boston Public Library central branch’s Rabb Lecture Hall, 700 Boylston St., Boston. Free.

Tuesday, Nov. 13, 7 p.m.
Yale Law School professor Dan M. Kahan speaks about “Cultural Pollution in the Science Communication Environment” at Brown University’s Martinos Auditorium in the Granoff Center, 154 Angell St., Providence.

Wednesday, Nov. 14, 6 p.m.
Artists Syd Carpenter , Annabeth Rosen, and Paul Swedbeck and Museum of Fine Arts curator Emily Zilber speak at MassArt’s Tower Auditorium, 621 Huntington Ave., Boston. Free.

Thursday, Nov. 15, 12:30 p.m.
Trenton Doyle Hancock speaks at the Alfond Auditorium, Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave., Boston. Free.

Thursday, Nov. 15, 6 p.m.
The Brown RISD Art Science Evening Rendezvous (BRASER) presents talks on interdisciplinary art, science and technology projects by artists, scientists, inventors, and scholars at Brown University’s Martinos Auditorium in the Granoff Center, 154 Angell St., Providence. Speakers include Roger Hanlon, Ben Lillie and Rebecca Kamen.

Thursday, Nov. 15, 6:30 p.m.
MIT Visiting Artist Tomás Saraceno discusses “the speculative context and experimental materials of his ‘Cloud Cities’” with MIT School of Architecture and Planning faculty Nader Tehrani and Antón García-Abril at MIT, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, room 10-250,Cambridge, Massachusetts. Free.

Thursday, Nov. 15, 7 p.m.
The Boston Center for the Arts hosts “The Future Looks Like This: An evening of rational and irrational charette and conversation,” a chance for participants to “Draw the landscape of the future as you imagine it using the science fiction strategy of world building” at the Mills Gallery, 539 Tremont St., Boston. Free.

Saturday, Nov. 17, 11 a.m.
David Driskell hosts a screening of Richard Kane’s 33-minute documentary “David Driskell: In Search of the Creative Truth” and answers questions afterward at the Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Squre, Portland, Maine.

Tuesday, Nov. 20, 12:30 p.m.
Scoli Acosta speaks at the Alfond Auditorium, Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave., Boston. Free.

Tuesday, Nov. 20, 6 p.m.
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer and U.S. Judge for the District of Massachusetts Douglas Woodlock speak about the architecture of courthouses at the Boston Public Library central branch’s Rabb Lecture Hall, 700 Boylston St., Boston. Free.