Applewild Speaker Series

06 Feb


Monday, February 23, 7:00 pm
 -The Applewild Speaker Series
 presents Laurie Woodard, Professor at New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study and former Dance Theater of Harlem performer, who will provide insight into the history of the Harlem Renaissance. This talk will provide background for the Marshall Fund for the Arts program (described below). Laurie’s PhD is from Yale in History and African-American Studies. She will speak in the Lavarack Room in Crocker.

Canceled due to scheduling conflict – March 3, 4, and 5 -Continuing this theme, Marshall Fund for the Arts welcomes In Ears ‘n’ Eyes (IENE) to campus. IENE is an ensemble of artists who will lead students in grades 4-8 in exploring the common language between visual art and music, offering hands-on experience creating artwork and jazz music. The experience replicates in some ways and takes as its inspiration the energy that led to the Harlem Renaissance.

Thursday, March 5, 4:00-5:30 pm– Further continuing this theme and including a culminating program with In Ears and Eyes, the annual Applewild About Artsprogram will be a tribute to the Harlem Renaissanceduring the ’20s and ’30s. There will be displays, poetry readings, as well as actual art being created on group canvases in real time. Students and adults will be playing music, and there will be dancing and period-authentic food.