For Immediate Release – Wednesday, February 21, 2007

SUNY Geneseo Calendar of Events for Mar. 1-7

THURSDAY, MARCH 1:

MAYA EXHIBITS: Two new exhibits about Maya life are open for viewing at Milne Library through March 7, 2007.  "Maya Portraits: Poverty and Community Transformation, Coba Quintana Roo, Mexico" and "Yucatec Maya Huipiles | Vestidos de los Indigenas" seek to raise awareness of the lives, rural poverty and community transformation among Yucatec Maya women. Photographs, sculptural carvings, and other artifacts portray the activities in a small village in Quintana Roo, Mexico. All of this is based on Dr. Ellen Kintz's fieldwork and development work with a growing number of women in the village since 1982.  The community is invited to attend. The College's Anthropology department and Milne Library sponsor the displays. For more information, contact kintz@geneseo.edu or paradis@geneseo.edu.

DRAMA:  The School of the Arts presents "The Grey Zone," by Tim Blake Nelson and directed by Randy Barbara Kaplan. The play is a harrowing Holocaust drama which takes place in the crematoria complex of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp during World War II. Performances will be at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 1, and Saturday, March 3, and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 4, in the Alice Austin Theater in Brodie Hall.  General admission is $7. Tickets may be purchased at bbo.geneseo.edu or the Brodie Box Office (585-245-5833).  

FILM SERIES:  The Alan Lutkus International Film Series presents the Spring 2007 Program: Celebrating the Strength of Women.  The second film, "Raise the Red Lantern," will be screened at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 1, in 204 Newton Hall and runs 125 minutes. The film is an enthralling, beautifully filmed story about Songlian, the fourth wife of a rich landowner, who was married against her will.  Censured by the Chinese government, this film presents a parable of the corruption of Chinese society and the plight of women in modern China.  In Mandarin with English subtitles.  Discussant: Bob Owens (Communicative Disorders and Sciences). 

LEDERER GALLERY:  The Bertha V.B. Lederer Gallery in Brodie Hall presents "Excellence in Action: Juried Student Exhibit." Guest jurors judge student submissions for excellence. A reception and awards ceremony will be held from 12:45-2 p.m. Thursday, March 1.  The gallery is open from noon-4 p.m. Sundays-Wednesdays and 5-8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays. The exhibit runs from Thursday, March 1 through Thursday, March 8, 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 "Girl Power: The Supremes as Cultural Icons."  Relive the '60s celebrating one of the most important and influential of American music groups, The Supremes.  This collection, amassed by SUNY Geneseo alum Tom Ingrassia '74 includes original photographs, records, record covers, films, trade ads, newspaper and magazine clippings and promotional material follows The Supremes through their first attempts to "make it" as teen-agers to worldwide fame in just a few years. The gallery is open from noon-4 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and noon-8 p.m. Thursdays. The gallery will be closed for the College's spring break, March 10-18.  The exhibit runs Thursday, March 1, through Friday, April 13, and is free and open to the public. For more information, go to http://lockhartgallery.geneseo.edu.

KINETIC GALLERY: The exhibition entitled "Altered States" features the work of Rochester area photographer Betsy Phillips and is an exploration of the full range of photographic media as well as "the transient nature of time through the effect of time on man-made surfaces." Featuring photographs which resemble abstract paintings and mark the passage of time on tangible materials, Phillips work looks at how "Objects and their parts deteriorate at different rates and in different ways, leaving sometimes interesting results, as the objects loose their original character and purpose. They become bent, frayed, fragmented and distorted and can be viewed as new creations." The exhibit will be held in the Kinetic Gallery, MacVittie College Union and will run from Thursday, February 22, through Tuesday, March 20. Gallery hours are 12-4 p.m. weekdays and 12-2 p.m. weekends. The gallery is free and open to the public. For more information, e-mail kinetic@geneseo.edu.

FRIDAY, MARCH 2:

DRAMA:  The School of the Arts presents "The Arabian Nights" by Mary Zimmerman and directed by Leah Garland at 8 p.m. Friday, March 2, and Sunday, March 4, and 2 p.m. Saturday, March 3, in the Alice Austin Theater in Brodie Hall.  General admission is $7. Tickets may be purchased at bbo.geneseo.edu or the Brodie Box Office (585-245-5833).  

RECITAL:  The School of the Arts presents a cello and piano recital with Joseph Dechario on piano and James Kirkwood on cello.  Works of Igor Stravinsky, Soulima Stravinsky, Zoltan Kodaly and James Wiley will be performed. The concert is at 8 p.m. in Wadsworth Auditorium and is free and open to the public.

MAYA EXHIBITS:  (See Thursday, March 1).

KINETIC GALLERY: (See Thursday, March 1).

SATURDAY, MARCH 3:

DRAMA: The School of the Arts presents "The Grey Zone" by Tim Blake Nelson and directed by Randy Barbara Kaplan. The play is a harrowing Holocaust drama which takes place in the crematoria complex of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp during World War II.  Performances will be held at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 3, and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 4, in the Alice Austin Theater in Brodie Hall.  General admission is $7. Tickets may be purchased at bbo.geneseo.edu or the Brodie Box Office (585-245-5833).  

DRAMA: The School of the Arts presents "The Arabian Nights" by Mary Zimmerman and directed by Leah Garland at 8 p.m. Sunday, March 4, and 2 p.m. Saturday, March 3, in the Alice Austin Theater in Brodie Hall.  General admission is $7. Tickets may be purchased at bbo.geneseo.edu or the Brodie Box Office (585-245-5833).  

MAYA EXHIBITS:  (See Thursday, March 1).

KINETIC GALLERY: (See Thursday, March 1).

SUNDAY, MARCH 4:

DRAMA:  The School of the Arts presents "The Grey Zone" by Tim Blake Nelson and directed by Randy Barbara Kaplan. The play is a harrowing Holocaust drama which takes place in the crematoria complex of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp during World War II. Performance will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 4, in the Alice Austin Theater in Brodie Hall.  General admission is $7. Tickets may be purchased at bbo.geneseo.edu or the Brodie Box Office (585-245-5833). 

DRAMA: The School of the Arts presents "The Arabian Nights" by Mary Zimmerman and directed by Leah Garland at 8 p.m. Sunday, March 4, in the Alice Austin Theater in Brodie Hall.  General admission is $7. Tickets may be purchased at bbo.geneseo.edu or the Brodie Box Office (585-245-5833).  

 ORCHESTRA:  The School of the Arts presents the Geneseo Symphony Orchestra with Gerard Floriano, conductor.  Annual Concerto Competition Winners Concert.  Music of James Walker, Cesar Franck, Handel, Popper, Rosauro and others at 3 p.m. in Wadsworth Auditorium.  Admission is free and open to the public.

MAYA EXHIBITS:  (See Thursday, March 1).

KINETIC GALLERY: (See Thursday, March 1).

MONDAY, MARCH 5:

MAYA EXHIBITS:  (See Thursday, March 1).

KINETIC GALLERY: (See Thursday, March 1).

TUESDAY, MARCH 6:

MAYA EXHIBITS:  (See Thursday, March 1).

KINETIC GALLERY: (See Thursday, March 1).

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7:

CONCERT:  The School of the Arts presents a Pre-St. Patrick's Day Concert at 7:30 p.m. in Wadsworth Auditorium with an evening of Irish and Scottish music and dance with the Geneseo String Band and guests.  General admission is $4, students $2, and children under 12 free.  Tickets may be purchased at the door.

MAYA EXHIBITS:  (See Thursday, March 1).

KINETIC GALLERY: (See Thursday, March 1).

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