For Immediate Release – Friday, October 20, 2006

SUNY Geneseo Calendar of Events for Nov. 2 – 8

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2:

LEDERER GALLERY:  The School of the Arts and the Bertha V.B. Lederer Gallery in Brodie Hall present "Inspired by Her," a two-woman show featuring the work of Dawn Hunter Phelps and Kate Kretz and inspired by the physical and psychological states of women.  The gallery is open noon-4 p.m. Sundays–Wednesdays and 5-8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays.  The exhibit runs through Sunday, Nov. 19.

MUSCIAL:  "Urinetown" by Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis, directed and choreographed by Melanie Blood; musical director Jack Johnston.  8 p.m., Alice Austin Theatre in Brodie Hall. The musical runs through Sunday, Nov. 5.  Sunday's performance is at 2 p.m.  Admission: General public $7, Faculty/Staff/Seniors $6, and Students $5.  Ticket may be purchased at bbo.geneseo.edu, at the Student Union (245-5873) until dates of performance, then in Brodie Box Office (245-5833). 

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3:

LEDERER GALLERY:  (See Thursday, November 2).

MUSCIAL: (See Thursday, November 2).

SPORTS: Men's hockey vs. Cortland.  7 p.m. at Wilson Ice Arena at Merritt Athletic Center. Students free with ID card, adults $6 and children $4.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4:

LEDERER GALLERY:  (See Thursday, November 2).

MUSCIAL: (See Thursday, November 2).

ORCHESTRA: Limelight & Accents presents the Philadelphia Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra. 8 p.m. in Wadsworth Auditorium.  Tickets are $5 for students, $12 for faculty/staff/alumni, $15 for general public.  To purchase tickets, call the Student Association Ticket Office at (585) 245-5873 or (800) 525-2070.  Redefining the classical music experience for the 21st century, Philadelphia Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra brings together energetic and skilled musicians for a night of unforgettable orchestrated music.  Virtuosi shows off a repertoire of popular masterworks, world music, and newly commissioned works from guest artists.  For more information see www.philadelphiavirtuosi.com. The SUNY Geneseo Limelight & Accents Series is funded by mandatory Student Association fees and coordinated by the college's Activities Commission.

SPORTS: Men's hockey vs. Oswego.  7 p.m. at Wilson Ice Arena at Merritt Athletic Center. Students free with ID card, adults $6 and children $4.

SPORTS: Men's and women's swimming hosts MCC.  11 a.m. in Merritt Athletic Center.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 5:

LEDERER GALLERY:  (See Thursday, November 2).

MUSCIAL: (See Thursday, November 2).

QUINTET:   The School of the Arts presents The Geneseo Wind Quintet. 3 p.m. at the Central Presbyterian Church, 31 Center Street, Village of Geneseo.  Free and open to the public.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 6:

LEDERER GALLERY:  (See Thursday, November 2).

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7:

LEDERER GALLERY:  (See Thursday, November 2).

LOCKHART GALLERY:  The Lockhart Gallery, located in the McClellan House, 26 Main Street, Geneseo, presents The Art of Science.  The gallery is open noon-4 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and noon-8 p.m. on Thursdays.  The event runs from Nov. 7 through Dec. 12.  The opening reception is Nov. 7 from 5-7 p.m.  This event is in conjunction with the dedication of the Integrated Science Center at SUNY Geneseo.  

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 8:

LEDERER GALLERY:  (See Thursday, November 2).

DOCUMENTARY: Africana Studies and the Office of the Provost will co-sponsor a showing of "Belly of the Basin," a documentary on Hurricane Katrina, at 3:30 p.m. Nov. 8 in 202 Newton Hall. The screening is free and open to the public. The documentary was made by Roxana Walker-Canton and Tina Morton, who will be on hand taking questions and leading a discussion after the screening. Bombarded with sensationalized media coverage of Hurricane Katrina for months after the hurricane ravaged the Gulf Coast, audiences around the world watched as the media portrayed demoralizing images of African Americans looting in the midst of the chaos. As a result, the media focused on the criminalization of African-American survival as opposed to focusing on the overwhelming psychological and physical displacement and dislocation that the hurricane created for the black, indigenous and poor communities affected by the hurricane and flood. "Belly of the Basin" asks New Orleans to tell its story through the voices of its ordinary residents. One woman says that they were left to die like rats. One man says that no one cares about the little man.  One child says that she's afraid that she will never be as happy as she used to be. Since the hurricane, much has been said about the destruction of homes and businesses. But for the survivors, the emotional and psychological loss of home has been the most difficult to handle. Through individual stories of survivors and volunteers of grassroots organizations "Belly of the Basin" poses questions about the value of human life in relationship to race, class and politics. The running time is 54 minutes.

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