Upcoming Events

For a complete and updated list of events hosted by The College of New Jersey School of the Arts & Communication, please visit the TCNJ Center for the Arts Calendar. Click on any event in the calendar to find out more details, including a description of the event as well as the date, time, and venue.

*Please make note of whether the event is free and open to the public or if it is ticketed (for ticketed events, please visit the TCNJ Box Office website for more information).

Spring 2014 Events

TCNJ Student Events:

T = Ticketed | FOP = Free & Open to the Public
MCH = Mayo Concert Hall | KMS = Kendall Main Stage Theater

Concert of Two Orchestras: TCNJ Orchestra and the Bravura Youth
Orchestra
[T][MCH]
Sun, Feb 23, 2014 from 7:30PM – 9:30PM

TCNJ Wind Ensemble Presents: “Pulse” [T][MCH]
Fri, Feb 28, 2014 from 8:00PM – 10:30PM

TCNJ Contemporary Music [FOP][MCH]
Thurs, April 3, 2014 from 8:00PM – 10:00PM

Artworks Trenton Exhibition [FOP]
Sat, April 5 through Sat, May 3
Gallery Hours: Wed, Thurs, & Friday 11-6, Sat 11-4
Student exhibition of painting, sculpture, and performance. For more information about Artworks Trenton, please visit www.artworkstrenton.org.

TCNJ Woodwind Quintet [FOP][MCH]
Tues, April 8, 2014 from 8:00PM – 10:00PM

TCNJ Percussion Ensemble[FOP][MCH]
Fri, April 11, 2014 from 8:00PM – 10:00PM

TCNJ Women’s Ensemble, College Choir, and Orchestra[T][MCH]
Sat, April 12, 2014 from 8:00PM – 10:00PM

IMM Spring Laboratory [FOP]
Fri, April 25, 2014 at 5:00PM
Art and Interactive Multimedia Building

TCNJ Wind Ensemble and Concert Band: “Blasorchester: Original Works by German Composers” [T][KMS]
Fri, April 25, 2014 from 8:00PM – 10:00PM

Senior BFA Exhibition [FOP]
Wed, April 30 – Fri, May 16, 2014
TCNJ Art Gallery (www.tcnj.edu/artgallery)

TCNJ Chorale and Orchestra with special guest soloists: Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana: Secular Songs for Singers and Choruses to be Sung Together with Instruments and Magic Images [T][KMS]
Wed, April 30, 2014 from 8:00PM – 10:00PM
7:15pm pre-performance lecture, Dr. Wayne Heisler, Associate Professor of Historical and Cultural Studies in Music

Brown Bag Series:

Fridays, 11:30AM–12:20PM
Mildred & Ernest E. Mayo Concert Hall [Music Building]
Free and Open to the Public [Bring Your Lunch]
More information: www.tcnj.edu/bbs

Jan. 31: Life as a Professional Production Designer / Presented by Blythe R.D. Quinlan, Boardwalk Empire
Feb. 7:
Curtain of Water: Cuba (Inside the Documentary) / Presented by Filmmaker Joe Guerriero
Feb. 14
:
Inside Independent Filmmaking / Presented by Matthew Lawrence  **Due to inclement weather, this presentation will be postponed to a later date **
Feb. 21: Art as an Agent in Public Space / Presented byKelly Kivland, Assistant Curator at Dia Art Foundation
Feb. 28: Plants: They Whisper, Talk, and Even Move / Presented by Dr. Roger P. Hangarter, Chancellor’s Professor of Biology, Indiana University
March 21: The Exciting Field of Crisis and Emergency Risk / Presented by Tom Hipper
March 28: Styles Advancing Graffiti’s Evolution / Presented by Presented by Will “KASSO” Condry
April 4: Music of Charles Mingus / Presented by Gene Santoro, Writer for the NY Times and Rolling Stone Magazine
April 11: The Evolution of Opera / Presented by Bohem Opera NJ
April 25: Learning Interaction Design from the Real World / Presented by Anh Dang, Lead Experience Strategist at the NY Times

TCNJ Art Gallery:

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 12:00PM-7:00PM | Sunday 1:00PM-3:00PM
AIMM Building
Free and Open to the Public
More information: www.tcnj.edu/artgallery

Through the Window of My Mind…Ruane Miller, Paintings and Prints
Thurs, January 23 – Thurs, February 20, 2014
Exhibition Opening Reception rescheduled for Wed, January 29 at 5:00pm
A retrospective exhibition of forty-six works of art created during the past fifteen years. The exhibition is presented on the occasion of Miller’s retirement as Professor of Digital Art at TCNJ, where she has taught since 1986.

Lens-Based 2014: Photography I + Video I
Thurs, January 23 – Thurs, February 20, 2014
Exhibition Opening Reception rescheduled for Wed, January 29 at 5:00pm
“Lens-Based 2014” celebrates the new Lens-Based Arts major specialization offered by TCNJ’s Art & Art History Department, which offers digital and traditional practices of still photography and video in which students fluidly explore diverse methods of telling stories.

Hakuna Kama Mama: A Photo-Voice Exhibition
Thurs, January 23 – Thurs, February 20, 2014
Exhibition Opening Reception rescheduled for Wed, January 29 at 5:00pm
This exhibition is a result of a three-day Photo-Voice workshop in the rural island community of Nungwi, Zanzibar approximately 75 km off the coast of mainland Tanzania. Ten students from TCNJ, led by Dr. Marla Jaksch (faculty in Women’s and Gender Studies at TCNJ), traveled to Tanzania as a part of the summer faculty-led program, “Gender Politics of Development in Tanzania.” On display are photographs and artifacts created by Zanzibari women who participated in the Photo Voice workshop during summer 2013. TCNJ students facilitated this project.

Art Amongst War: Visual Culture in Afghanistan, 1979-2014
Wed, March 5 – Thurs, April 17, 2014
An interdisciplinary exhibition and series of five public programs that will examine the effects of 35 years of war in Afghanistan on the visual culture of the country. The exhibition, organized by Professor Deborah Hutton, will include contemporary video art, installation pieces, paintings, and drawings, and traditional art forms, like carpets, that have been transformed by the decades of war.

Kappa Pi Biennial Student Exhibition: Light & Dark
Wed, March 5 – Thurs, April 17, 2014
Showcasing works by the chapter’s own members, the exhibition centers on the theme of light and dark and includes print, drawing, painting, photography, and sculpture.

“Beyond the Images of the Eventing News: Afghanistan’s Visual Culture in Context” Presented by Dr. Deborah Hutton
Wed, March 5, 2014 at 4:00PM
AIMM Building, Room 125

“History of Histories, Afghan Films, 1960-Present” Presented by artist Mariam Ghani
Wed, March 19, 2014 at 6:30PM
Library Auditorium

“Kandahar Treasure: Empowering Afghan Women One Stitch at a Time” Presented by Rangina Hamidi
Wed, March 26, 2014 at 5:30PM
Library Auditorium

“Combat Paper: Creating a New Language for US Veterans from Afghanistan and Iraq” Presented by artist and veteran David Keefe
Wed, April 2, 2014 at 4:00PM.
AIMM Building, Room 125

“Skatistan: Using Skateboarding to Empower the Youth of Afghanistan”
Wed, April 9, 2014 at 5:30PM.
Library Auditorium

Interactive Multimedia Winter Lab
Fri, December 6, 2013 from 5:00PM – 9:00PM

Performance Series and Co-Sponsored Events:

T = Ticketed | FOP = Free & Open to the Public
MCH = Mayo Concert Hall | KMS = Kendall Main Stage Theater | BB = Don Evans Black Box Theater

Princeton Symphony Orchestra Chamber Series: Momenta in Motion [T][MCH]
Thurs, January 23, 2014 at 8:00PM
Works by Claude Debussy, Tomas Luis de Victoria, Agusten Fernandez
Presented by TCNJ Center for the Arts in partnership with The Princeton Symphony Orchestra!

Princeton Symphony Orchestra Chamber Series: A Pulitzer Partita and More: Roomful of Teeth, a Vocal Octet [T][MCH]
Thurs, March 6, 2014 at 8:00PM
Works by Caroline Shaw, William Brittelle, Merrill Garbus, Brad Wells and others.
Presented by TCNJ Center for the Arts in partnership with The Princeton Symphony Orchestra!

Dido and Aeneas[T][BB]
Thurs, March 20 – 22, 2014 at 8:00PM
Sun, March 23, 2014 at 2:00PM
Presented by TCNJ Lyric Theater and TCNJ Orchestra.
The evening will feature the student soloists of TCNJ’s Lyric Theater and Orchestra, and is directed by Professor Lars Woodul and conducted by Professor Michel Galante. Dido and Aeneas tells the tragic tale of supernatural deception, betrayal, and heartbreak of the famous and strained love relationship in the days of Troy and Carthage, based on Virgil’s Aeneid.

La Traviata [T][KMS]
Fri, March 28, 2014 at 8:00PM
Sun, March 30, 2014 at 3:00PM
Presented by Boheme Opera NJ. The opera is in three acts, with running time at approximately 2 hours 30 minutes with two intermissions.
*Pre-curtain lecture one hour prior to each performance.

Princeton Symphony Orchestra Classical Series: Nights and Dreams [T][MCH]
Sat, March 29 at 8:00PM
Works by Grant (Dances in the Dark), Britten (Serenade for Tenor, Horn, and Strings), and Berlioz (Symphonie fantastique).
Presented by TCNJ Center for the Arts in partnership with The Princeton Symphony Orchestra!

Charles Mingus’ EPITAPH Symposium
Fri, April 4, 2014
Hosted by the Department of Music
11:30am, Mayo Concert Hall: Brown Bag presentation by Gene Santoro, writer for the NY Times and Rolling Stone Magazine.
5:30pm, Mayo Concert Hall: A panel discussion featuring writer Gene Santoro (NY Times and Rolling Stone Magazine), Dr. Lewis Porter (Jazz scholar and pianist), and Michael Conklin (TCNJ Music Faculty).
8:00pm, Kendall Main Stage: TCNJ Jazz Ensemble performs works by Charles Mingus. Only the evening performance is ticketed.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream With Special Bonus Feature, Graduation Ball [T][KMS]
Sat, May 3, 2014 at 7:00PM
Sun, May 4, 2014 at at 2:00PM
Presented by DanceVision.
*Pre-performance chat one hour prior to each performance.
DanceVision Performance Company is pleased to present the original ballet A Midsummer Night’s Dream, based on William Shakespeare’s classic comedy and set to Mendelssohn’s lush score.


Visiting Artist Series:

Ellen Lupton
Wed, February 5, 2014 at 7:30PM
Don Evans Black Box Theater
Hosted by the Department of Art & Art History
Ellen Lupton is curator of contemporary design at Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in New York City and director of the Graphic Design MFA program at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in Baltimore.

Michael Schudson, “Trust vs. Transparency in Modern Democracies”
Thurs, April 10, 2014 from 11:30am-12:20PM **NEW DATE
Education Building, Room 212
Hosted by the Department of Communication Studies and co-sponsored by TCNJ Politics Forum.

Hans Haacke
Mon, February 24, 2014 at 7:30PM  ** NEW DATE AND LOCATION
Education Building Room 212
Hosted by the Department of Art & Art History
Hans Haacke’s work is known for its institutional critique. His ongoing interest in real-time systems undergirds his social and political criticism. He focuses on the art world and the system of exchange between museums and the corporate world, the exchange of “symbolic capital” and “financial capital.”

Douglas Rushkoff
Wed, March 19, 2014 at 4:00PM
Mayo Concert Hall
Hosted by the Departments of Interactive Multimedia and Communication Studies
Douglas Rushkoff is an American media theorist, writer, columnist, lecturer, graphic novelist, and documentarian. He is best known for his association with the early cyberpunk culture, and his advocacy of open source solutions to social problems.

Steve Mumford
Wed, April 16, 2014 at 7:30PM
Library Auditorium
Hosted by the Department of Art & Art History

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