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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 27, 2014

Contact: Karen Anderson
Associate Director of Communications
Bard College at Simon’s Rock
kanderson@simons-rock.edu
413-528-7209

Bard College at Simon’s Rock: Affordable, Year-Round Culture in the Berkshires
GREAT BARRINGTON, MA— Bard College at Simon’s Rock offers residents and visitors numerous opportunities to delve into cultural events—from visual and performing arts to lectures and readings. Events are open to the public and free, unless otherwise noted.

Coming Events

Discovery Day
Saturday, April 5, 8:30am, Bard College at Simon's Rock
Simon’s Rock will host an open house for 8 – 11th graders, their parents and guidance counselors interested in learning more about residential early college. Registration required.

BODY COUNTS, a reading by Sean Strub
Monday, April 7, 4:00 p.m., Library
Veteran AIDS activist and author Sean Strub reads from his new book, Body Counts, chronicling 35 years on the frontlines of LGBT and AIDS activism.

Earth and Fire: Wood-Fired Ceramics by Visiting Artist Tim Rowan
Daily Tuesday, April 8 - Sunday, May 11, Hillman-Jackson Gallery at the Daniel Arts Center.
Join Tim Rowan Thursday, April 10, 5:00 p.m. for a Gallery Talk.

Racing Against Racism
Saturday, April 12, 11:00am, Kilpatrick Athletic Center
Run and/or swim in this 2nd annual fundraising event to combat racism and promote social justice.

South Berkshire Concerts presents The Frederick Reynolds Memorial Concert
Saturday, April 12, 8:00 p.m., McConnell Theater, Daniel Arts Center
Boston-based pianist Stephen Porter performs “Late Style,” a selection of works by Beethoven, Chopin, Debussy, and Schubert. The program includes all works created later in the composers' careers.

A Place at the Table: Film & Discussion
Wednesday, April 16, 7:00 p.m., Lecture Center
Directors Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush examine the issue of hunger in America as part of the THINKFOOD series, co-sponsored by the Bard College at Simon's Rock Center for Food Studies, Berkshire Grown, and The Nutrition Center.

THE thinkfood CONFERENCE
Saturday, April 19, 9:30am, Bard College at Simon's Rock
This conference, co-hosted by the newly established Center for Food Studies at Bard College at Simon’s Rock and The Nutrition Center is for anyone interested in the local food movement, from regional food culture, studies, to sourcing.

South Berkshire Concerts presents Violinist Ida Kavafian and Pianist Peter Serkin
Sunday, April 20, 3:00 p.m., McConnell Theater, Daniel Arts Center
Ida Kavafian and Peter Serkin in a Duo Recital, featuring works by Tartini, Schubert, Nielsen, Wolpe, and Schumann. Minimum donation: $10.

The Future of Seeds: GMO & Heirloom Seeds
Wednesday, April 23, 7:00 p.m., Lecture Center
A panel discussion with Dr. Abby Kinchy, Faculty in Earth Sciences at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) and Dominic Palumbo, Farmer, Moon in the Pond Farm, Sheffield, MA. Part of the THINKFOOD series, co-sponsored by the Bard College at Simon's Rock Center for Food Studies, Berkshire Grown, and The Nutrition Center.

Lecture: Photography, the Bastard Child of Art and Science
Monday, April 28, 3:30 p.m., McConnell Theater, Daniel Arts Center
Presented by Laurie Dahlberg, faculty in art history and photography at Bard College in Annandale.

For more information, a complete list of events, directions, or parking instructions, visit the College’s frequently updated visit www.simons-rock.edu/events.

Bard College at Simon’s Rock is the only four-year residential college of the liberal arts and sciences specifically designed for bright, highly motivated students ready to begin college after the tenth or eleventh grade. Students are taught exclusively in small seminars by a supportive, highly-trained faculty. Degrees are granted in over 40 areas of study. Most graduates proceed to earn graduate and professional degrees at highly selective universities. Simon's Rock was founded in 1966 and joined the Bard College network in 1979. For more information visit www.simons-rock.edu.

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