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Bard College at Simon’s Rock January Line-Up: Affordable, Year-Round Culture in the Berkshires

GREAT BARRINGTON, MA—Bard College at Simon’s Rock announces its event line-up for the month of January. All events listed are free and open to the public. From visual and performing arts to lectures and readings, the campus moves into high gear as the numerous cultural venues in the Berkshires wrap up the summer season. For more event information, or parking instructions, visit the college’s frequently updated online calendar.

Monday, January 19, 2009 — Friday, February 20, 2009
The Atrium Gallery at Alumni Library

Artist Peggy Reeves exhibits her work in her show, “Re-Collections.” An artist’s reception will be held on Saturday, January 24, 2008 from 4:00 p.m. -6:00 p.m.

The Atrium Gallery is open from Monday- Friday, 8:30 a.m. – midnight. Saturday – Sunday 11:00 a.m. – midnight.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009 — Sunday, March 15, 2009
 The Gallery at Liebowitz

Art faculty member Tanya Marcuse exhibits her photographs in her show “Seeing & Knowing.” Marcuse will discuss her work during an artist’s reception on Thursday, January 29 at 5:00 p.m.

The Gallery at Liebowitz is located across the street from Simon’s Rock main campus and is open daily noon to 5:00 p.m.

Friday, January 23, 2009 — Friday, February 06, 2009
The Daniel Arts Center, lower lobby

Senior Jessi Li exhibits ceramics work created as part of her senior thesis project
. An opening reception will be held on Friday, January 23, at 6:00 p.m.

Sunday, January 25, 2009; 3:00 p.m.
Kellogg Music Center

Vocal students offer a studio recital, led by Jack Brown
. Hilda Shapiro will accompany. A reception will follow.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009; 5:00 p.m.
The Oak Room at the Blodgett House

Provost and women in American politics expert, Mary B. Marcy will review and discuss women in the 2008 presidential elections
. Considering successes of the Obama campaign, Marcy will examine what the next female presidential bid will look like in terms of themes, style, and tone. What can female politicians learn from the triumphs achieved by the Clinton and Obama campaigns?

Saturday, January 31, 2009
The Daniel Arts Center

The Tectonic Theater Project will inaugurate the college’s new visiting artists bridges program series with a performance. An award winning company, Tectonic is dedicated to developing innovative theatrical work that elicits dialogs surrounding transgender and homosexual issues. Their work has been lavished in praise by the New York Times, Time, Entertainment Weekly and USA Today, among scores of others. From Gross Indecency to The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde, to I Am My Own Wife to The Laramie Project, Tectonic’s groundbreaking plays have been performed to wide national and international acclaim. Drawing from traditions of documentary performance, the company constructs plays based on interviews, transcripts, and biographies.

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 by Elizabeth Hall, 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 400 full-time students, and grants both Associate of Arts and Bachelor of Arts degrees in more than 40 academic concentrations.