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More April Events at Bard College at Simon’s Rock: Affordable, Year-Round Culture in the Berkshires

GREAT BARRINGTON, MA—Bard College at Simon’s Rock announces more April events. All events listed are open to the public and free, unless otherwise noted. From visual and performing arts to lectures and readings, the Simon’s Rock campus offers residents numerous opportunities to delve into cultural events—free of charge. For more event information, or parking instructions, visit the College’s frequently updated online calendar at

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The Spring Early Music Concert featuring the Simon's Rock Collegium, Anonymous 10 and Tapestry originally scheduled for Friday, April 29, 2011 has been cancelled. The Collegium, Anonymous 10, and Tapestry will perform in the Spring Choral Concert: Hope, Faith, Life, Love, a Benefit for Haitian Relief Efforts on Sunday, May 8, 2011 at 8:00 p.m. in the Liebowitz Studio Theater.

Poetry Reading: Bruce Snider
Thursday, April 28, 2011 • 7:30 pm
Alumni Library

Bruce Snider is the author of Paradise, Indiana, winner of the 2011 Lena-Miles Wever Todd Poetry Prize (forthcoming in 2012 from Pleiades Press), as well as The Year We Studied Women, winner of the Felix Pollak Prize in Poetry (University of Wisconsin Press). His poems and non-fiction have appeared in the American Poetry Review, Southern Review, Ploughshares, Gettysburg Review and Ninth Letter, among other journals. A former Wallace Stegner Fellow and Jones Lecturer at Stanford University, he is the 2011 writer-in-residence at the Amy Clampitt House in Lenox, MA.

Dance Concert
Thursday, April 28, 2011 • 7:30 p.m. and
Friday, April 29, 2011 • 7:30 p.m
McConnell Theater, Daniel Arts Center

Directed by faculty Wendy Shifrin, this program presents original choreography and dances in a variety of styles.

FIRST EXPOSURES: A group showing of Bard College at Simon's Rock Student Works in Progress
Opening Reception: Friday April 29, 2011, 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.
The exhibition runs from April 27, 2011 through May 14, 2011.
Childs Studio Arts Gallery, on 40 Railroad Street, Great Barrington, MA

Artists include: Claire Shock, Nola Broberg, Itohen Ihaza, Lucy Zipple, Maeve Dillon, Sara Wallach, Lorenzo Rivera, and Emily Paruolo.

For further information call 413-429-1945, email, and visit


Christine Casarsa: The Figure Reconsidered
Through April 24, 2011 — The Atrium Gallery, Alumni Library

Thesis Exhibition: Itohen Ihaza
April 25—May 14, 2011
Atrium Gallery, Alumni Library

The Atrium Gallery is located within the Alumni Library at Simon’s Rock. The gallery is open during regular library hours while the college is in session: weekdays 8:30 a.m. – midnight and weekends 11:00 a.m. - midnight.

Thesis Exhibitions in the Daniel Arts Center, Lower Level Lobby,
Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Emily Calderalo: Through April 27, 2011

Nola Broberg: April 28—May 7, 2011

For a complete listing of events or more information, please visit: Event dates, times, and locations are subject to change. Visit the website for the most up-to-date information.

Bard College at Simon’s Rock is the nation’s only college designed expressly to educate bright, highly motivated students after the tenth or eleventh grade. Founded in 1966 as the nation’s first and only early college, Simon’s Rock joined the Bard College system in 1979. It maintains its own campus in Great Barrington, Massachusetts (the heart of the culture-rich Berkshires), and unique identity as a supportive intellectual home for early college students. Bard College at Simon’s Rock enrolls approximately 450 full-time students, and grants both Associate of Arts and Bachelor of Arts degrees in more than 40 academic concentrations.