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Arts and Culture March 2020

March 2020

MON., MARCH 2                   6-7:30 p.m.                                
Guardo Hall

Lecture: “Unconventional Careers in Social Work: Practicing Outside the Box”

Panelists include: Allyson Trenteseaux, outreach and training manager at BOKS, an initiative of Reebok and the Reebok foundation; LeeAnn Byrne, director of legislation and outreach, Rhode Island Office of the General Treasurer; and Joshua Livingston, social innovator and visiting professor and licensed master barber.

TUES., MARCH 3                        7:30 p.m.                                   
Sapinsley Hall

Music: RIC Symphony Orchestra “Nourishing Young Talent”

 In addition to a student composition, this concert features, Cecilia Rose McCormick, Bronze Medalist at the National Young Maestro Piano Competition, performing Shostakovitch’s Piano Concerto No. 2. Ravel’s orchestral suite “Mother Goose,” a perfect way to see the world through a child’s eyes, completes the performance. General admission: $10; RIC students, faculty and staff (with ID) free.

TUES., MARCH 3                        3-4 p.m.                                     
Gaige Hall 200       

Lecture: “Rebel Girls. Girls Rock. Girls Rising”

This conversation features members of three Rhode Island organizations committed to the cultivation of positive identity formation and the empowerment of girls. Elena Favilli, co-author of “Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls” talks about launching her book series; Hilary Jones, founder of Girls Rock! Rhode Island, speaks to the role of music in empowerment; and members of Girls Rising share how storytelling can change the way the world values girls and their education.

WED., MARCH 4                        12:30-2 p.m.                           
Gaige Hall 005

Film: “The Celluloid Closet”

This documentary examines the history of the LGBTQ+ community in cinema, and shows the evolution of the entertainment industry’s role in shaping perceptions of LGBTQ+ figures.

FRI., MARCH 6               7:30 p.m.                                 
Sapinsley Hall

Music: “RIC Spring Choral Concert”

Featuring RIC Chorus, Chamber Singers and Women’s Chorus, with Teresa Coffman,  as conductor, and Michelle Beaton, pianist and assistant conductor. This performance showcases works by important composers throughout Western music history, as well as nontraditional and lesser-known composers and pieces, including Francis Poulenc’s Quatre motets pour un temps de penitence. General admission: free

MON., MARCH 16                12:30 p.m.                               
Sapinsley Hall

Music: “Playing with Fire: Celebrating Women Trailblazers in Music in Commemoration of the Centennial of Women’s Right to Vote”

Judith Lynn Stillman & Friends from the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra join forces highlighting music by pioneering women composers. The event features RIC’s Artist-in-Residence, pianist Judith Lynn Stillman, as artistic director and writer of “Playing With Fire,” brought to life by actor Jeanine Kane, dancer-choreographer duo Shura Baryshnikov and Michelle Struckholz, and RI Philharmonic Orchestra members. The music, theatre and dance experience uncover the mysteries, music and stories of selected women composers, spanning 12 centuries.

THROUGH FRI., MARCH 20                                         
Bannister Gallery

Art: “LIKE-NESS: Andy Warhol Prints and Photos”

Drawn from RIC’s permanent collection, “LIKE-NESS” celebrates the unique personalities found in Warhol’s Polaroid portraits, the candid snapshots of his street photographs and the layered colors and meanings in his silkscreen prints. On view until March 20.

WED., MARCH 25                     12:30-2 p.m.                     
Gaige Hall 005

Film: “Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart”

This documentary is the first in-depth presentation of Hansberry’s complex life, drawing on her personal papers, archives, home movies and rare photos. It portrays the writer’s lifetime commitment to fighting injustice and her use of art for activism at a crucial time for black civil rights. It also explores her concealed identity as a lesbian and themes of sexual orientation and societal norms in her works.

WED., MARCH 25                     2:30-3:30 p.m.                 
Alger 110

Lecture: “Feminist Liberation Theology”

Eboni Marshall Turman teaches constructive theology, ethics and African-American religion at Yale University Divinity School. Her research interests include the varieties of 20th-century U.S. theological liberalisms, most especially black and womanist theological, social, ethical and theo-aesthetic traditions.

THURS., MARCH 26                       7:30 p.m.                     
Helen Forman Theatre

Dance: RIC Dance Company “END IT! Modern Day Slavery”

A dance theater performance to bring awareness to human trafficking. Created by Angelica Vessella.

THURS., MARCH 26                       4-5 p.m.                      
Unity Center

Lecture: “Feminist Liberation Theology”

Eboni Marshall Turman teaches constructive theology, ethics and African-American religion at Yale University Divinity School. Her research interests include the varieties of 20th-century U.S. theological liberalisms, most especially black and womanist theological, social, ethical and theo-aesthetic traditions.

FRI., MARCH 26                              7:30 p.m.                      
Helen Forman Theatre

Dance: RIC Dance Company “END IT! Modern Day Slavery”

A dance theater performance to bring awareness to human trafficking. Created by Angelica Vessella   

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