Browsing: Arts & Entertainment

Hear Jeremy Dennis ‘13 speak about his art on Wednesday, September 20th as part of the “Race, Love and Labor” exhibition at Stony Brook’s Zuccaire Gallery. Fine art photographer, Stony Brook alumnus and Shinnecock Nation member Jeremy Dennis ‘13 uses his creativity and craft to send a strong message to Americans of all origins — that indigenous people, their places and their culture deserve true representation in our postcolonial country. “My work is about improving our perception of indigenous people — both their identity and their history,” Jeremy said. “Art is so important because you can talk about anything through…

Wolfieland, a carnival hosted by the Undergraduate Student Government (USG), returned to campus for the second year in a row on Saturday, September 9. Even more popular than last year’s festivities, more than 6,000 students enjoyed carnival rides, games and food. Popular rides at the event were the Ferris Wheel, Tornado, Swings and the Searay. When Seawolves weren’t getting an amusement ride thrill, they had the option of snacking on popcorn and cotton candy. There were also food trucks available with Puerto Rican cuisine, bubble tea and fried shrimp. If students didn’t want to wait in line for a ride, they were able to…

Race, Love and Labor, on display from September 12 through October 21 at the Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery, presents photographs by 20 artists of color from the artist-in-residency program at the Center for Photography at Woodstock (CPW). Since 1999, more than 100 artists of color working in the photographic arts have created vital images during their residencies at CPW, forming a corpus that captures the shifting currents of contemporary photographic practices. All are invited to join a campuswide Art Crawl on Thursday, September 14, beginning at the Melville Library at 3 pm, followed by the Zuccaire Gallery at 4 pm, and ending at the Wang…

Visit the Charles B. Wang Center, and get inspired by an array of new exhibitions of traditional and contemporary Asian and Asian American art. Walk through the Center’s revitalized outdoor gardens, which now include a Japanese Zen rock garden and three sculptures by Korean American artist Jongil Ma. The Wang Center’s opening reception of fall cultural programs will be held on Thursday, September 14, from 5 pm to 7 pm in the Zodiac Gallery. This event is free and open to the public; please RSVP here. Upcoming performances at the Wang Center include Indian classical dance with Nataraja Vandanam: Love…

In the wake of what turned out to be a deadly protest over the removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee in Charlottesville, Va., some citizens and elected officials across the country are pushing to remove public art, such as statues and monuments, that memorialize the Confederacy. The Charlottesville incident [see President’s statement]  and several others have kindled a nationwide debate over memorializing American history. Michele Bogart, professor of art history in the College of Arts and Sciences and one of Stony Brook’s experts on public art and urban design, took a moment to offer her own perspective on…

Tickets are now on sale for the upcoming 2017-18 performance season at Staller Center for the Arts, with highlights ranging from the renowned Emerson String Quartet, to jazz with The Hot Sardines, to unique theatrical extravaganzas including the Martial Artists and Acrobats of Tianjin, China. “With the season in place, we are reaching out to loyal patrons and adding programs to entice first time visitors. It’s always great to hear newcomers remark ‘I’m so glad I finally came to Staller Center’” said Alan Inkles, director of the Staller Center. “This season we have rising stars—the county singer Stephanie Quayle and the…

Come cheer on the docs who rock in bands from Stony Brook University Hospital, Good Samaritan Hospital, Northport VA, St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center and Southampton Hospital. Proceeds benefit the best ideas in medicine at Stony Brook Cancer Center. The battle of the bands will be held on Sunday, September 17, from 2 pm to 8 pm at 89 North, located at 89 North Ocean Avenue, Patchogue, NY. The price is $20 per person (cash bar) and includes hot buffet, desserts and giveaways. Register online now For more information, please call (631) 444-1088.

“I’m happy and honored to get this award from my colleagues in the industry. They have a sense of what I do because they do it themselves,” said Isobel Breheny-Schafer, who has been the assistant director of Student Media and General Manager of WUSB 90.1FM at Stony Brook University for the past 11 years. The award, the College Media Advisers Four-Year School Broadcast Adviser Award for 2017, acknowledges that Isobel went well beyond the normal scope of her duties, especially during the past year. Her predecessor, Norman Prusslin, who served as WUSB general manager and broadcast adviser until Isobel took…

The University Orchestra includes 70 to 75 undergraduate students and presents a series of concerts at Staller Center each semester. Auditions will be held on Monday, August 28, and Tuesday, August 29, in Staller 2342. The sign-up sheet for auditions will be posted next to Staller 3304 the week before classes begin, so students can sign up for an audition when they arrive on campus. For the audition, students need to play two short, contrasting excerpts from a solo or concerto of their choice or three contrasting standard orchestral excerpts. University Orchestra is made up of both music majors and…

Stony Brook University’s own radio station, WUSB 90.1FM, celebrated 40 consecutive years on the air last month, looking back on a rich history of entertainment, news and public service. WUSB has been staffed by over 2,000 volunteers since its first sign-on, remaining a voice in the campus community while playing acclaimed artists and inviting newsmakers, public figures and educators to participate in live broadcasts. “For forty years, WUSB has been a source of continuous programming and served as a leader in college radio,” said Jeff Barnett, Stony Brook’s Interim Associate Dean of Students. The university hosted an award ceremony and anniversary brunch…

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