For Immediate Release – Wednesday, February 7, 2007

SUNY Geneseo Calendar of Events for Feb. 15 - 21

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15:

LEDERER GALLERY: The Bertha V.B. Lederer Gallery in Brodie Hall presents "Pins and Needles: A Pointed Look at Domestic Tradition."  The two-person multi media exhibit includes embroidery work by Maggy Rozycki Hiltner and sculpture, drawings and wood block prints by Melissa Haviland. Each artist uses familiar domestic imagery-the sewing pin, the sweet "Dick and Jane" children-in unfamiliar settings to jolt the viewers into looking and thinking again. The gallery is open from noon-4 p.m. Sundays-Wednesdays and 5-8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays. The exhibit runs through Monday, Feb. 19, and is free and open to the public. For more information, go to http://lockhartgallery.geneseo.edu.

LOCKHART GALLERY:  The Lockhart Gallery, located in the McClellan House, 26 Main St., Geneseo, presents "Alumni Scene: Enid Crow (Lori Barrett '89)."  The gallery is open from noon-4 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and noon-8 p.m. Thursdays. The exhibit runs through Friday, Feb. 16, and is free and open to the public. For more information, go to http://lockhartgallery.geneseo.edu.

ENSEMBLE:  The School of the Arts presents the Geneseo Wind and Jazz Ensembles with Jonathan Kruger, Conductor at 8 p.m. in Wadsworth Auditorium.  The concert is free and open to the public.

FILM SERIES:  The Alan Lutkus International Film Series presents the Spring 2007 Program: Celebrating the Strength of Women.  The first film "The Magdalene Sisters" will be screened at 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 15, in 204 Newton Hall.  The story depicts the strength of three Dublin women in 1964 who were placed in the Magdalene Sisters Asylum for committing moral transgressions considered dangerous to themselves and society.  Based on survivor accounts of the dehumanizing abuse to which young women were subjected in Magdalene institutions until 1996.  Discussant:  Dr. Robert Dogget (English Department). 

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16:

LEDERER GALLERY: (See Thursday, February 15).

LOCKHART GALLERY:  (See Thursday, February 15).

FILM SERIES:  The Northern Ireland and the Troubles Film Series presents "In the Name of the Father" at 3:15 p.m., Friday, Feb. 16, in 201 Newton Hall. This film presents the story of Gerry Conlon (played by Daniel Day Lewis), an Irish laborer living in England who was falsely convicted of participating in the Irish Republican Army bombing of a pub in Guildford.  The film charts Conlon's arrest and torture by British authorities, conviction, and ultimate exoneration and raises important questions about human rights in the context of counter-terrorism.  Sheridan's film was nominated for 8 Academy Awards. In the midst of a march to protest the British government's suspension of due process rights for suspected Irish Republican Army supporters, British soldiers fired on protestors, killing 13 civilians.  Although controversy surrounds the events of  "Bloody Sunday," it is universally recognized as a key date in the history of Northern Ireland. Coinciding with the 35th anniversary of Bloody Sunday, this February, six Geneseo students will present a series on the history of the "Troubles" in Northern Ireland.  These students spent the fall 2006 semester participating in a directed reading group on the Troubles, exploring firsthand accounts and scholarly works on sectarian conflict and the civil rights movement in Northern Ireland.  On Friday, February 2, the students presented a 90-minute introduction to the history of Northern Ireland and the Troubles. A short student presentation outlining the historical context will precede each film, and there will be time for discussion at the end of the sessions. For more information, go to http://mlk.geneseo.edu/.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17:

LEDERER GALLERY: (See Thursday, February 15).

CELTIC BAND: Limelight & Accents presents "The MacKenzie Project," at 8 p.m. in Wadsworth Auditorium.  Tickets are $5 for students, $12 for faculty/staff/alumni, and $15 for the general public.  To purchase tickets, call the Student Association Ticket Office at (585) 245-5873 or (800) 525-2070.  "The MacKenzie Project" is the hottest new young band on the Celtic scene, a veritable supergroup featuring members from across the Celtic world.  The group is the brainchild of 16-year-old Cape Breton fiddler, step-dancer, and singer Roseanne MacKenzie.  "The MacKenzie Project's" performances are unforgettable, blending virtuoso instrumental medleys, stunning vocals, and thunderous step-dance routines. The SUNY Geneseo Limelight & Accents Series is funded by mandatory Student Association fees and coordinated by the college's Activities Commission.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 18:

LEDERER GALLERY: (See Thursday, February 15).

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19:

LEDERER GALLERY: (See Thursday, February 15).

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 20:

WEDNESDAY, FEBRARY 21:

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