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Pomona College December 2010 Events

Exhibitions

Through Dec. 19 

Art Exhibit: “Steve Roden: when words become forms”

The exhibition consists of a series of new paintings and a newly commissioned, large-scale installation, bowrain, created specifically for the Museum. A publication, featuring a collaborative project with Michael Ned Holte, accompanies the exhibition. Supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts’ program, Challenge America: Reaching Every Community.

The Pomona College Museum of Art  (330 N. College Ave., Claremont) is open: Tues.-Fri., 12-5 p.m.; Thursdays, 5-11 p.m. for “Art After Hours” with live music entertainment; and Sat.-Sun., 1-5 p.m. Information: (909) 621-8283 or www.pomona.edu/museum.

Through Dec. 19

Art Exhibit: “Project Series 42: M.A. Peers”

Combining delicately rendered figures and forms, within an enigmatic, but brilliantly colored field, Peers selects subject matter that ranges from portraits of generic dogs and the 1950s Soviet space dogs, to portraits of corporate and political figures. In her most recent work, the grounds have gradually engulfed the figures, crossing into pure abstraction.

The Pomona College Museum of Art  (330 N. College Ave., Claremont) is open: Tues.-Fri., 12-5 p.m.; Thursdays, 5-11 p.m. for “Art After Hours” with live music entertainment; and Sat.-Sun., 1-5 p.m. Information: (909) 621-8283 or www.pomona.edu/museum.

Lectures, Events, Discussions, Concerts and Other Events

Nov. 30 & Dec. 2

“PBI Student Research  Video Screenings” - 12 p.m., Oldenborg Center (350 N. College Way, Claremont). The students and their films are: Chien-Wei Chen ‘11, Japan, “Okinawa civilian suicides”; Nydia Ekasumara ’11, Bali, “Ngaben Hindu cremation ceremony/Balinese culture”; Cheickna Fofana ‘12, Jamaica, “Black and Chinese Jamaican identity”; Samuel Pang ‘12, Hawaii, “Hawaiian sovereignty”; Anderson Wright ‘12, Philippines, “Jeepneys of Philippines”; Patricia Weng ‘11, China, “Moving from home”; and Samuel Trachtman ‘12, China, “Beijing rock music.” Information: (909) 607-8065.

Dec. 1

English Literary Series: Reading by Eileen Myles – 4:15 p.m., Ena Thompson Reading Room, Crookshank Hall (140 W. 6th St., Claremont). Eileen Myles's new novel is titled Inferno. Her work includes the poetry collections Sorry Tree and Not Me and the novel Cool for You. Information: (909) 607-2212.

Dec. 1

Pomona College Stonehill Lecture: Performance-Event by Jamie Wagg - 4:15 p.m., Smith Campus Center (170 E. 6th St., Clarmeont). The 2010-11 Pomona College Brian Stonehill Lecture is a performance-event by the British artist, Jamie Wagg, involving a "magic-realist" take on the history of the 20th century using "Quantum Theory and Volume" as shaping forces that bring together "Atom Bombs, Bass Pedals and Solid Bodied Electric Guitars." Wagg will act as a guitar-playing raconteur--and the event culminates with him performing Jimi Hendrix's rendition of the "Star-Spangled Banner." Information: (909) 607-2212.

Dec. 1

“How Milton Sounds” – 7 p.m., Founder’s Room in the Honnold Mudd Library (800 N. Dartmouth Ave., Claremont). Jeff Dolven, associate professor of English at Princeton, will give a talk on John Milton’s poetics. This event is sponsored by the English Departments of Pomona and Scripps College. Information: (909) 607-2212.

Dec. 2

“Marathon Reading of John Milton’s Paradise Lost– 8 a.m.- sundown Mudd Quadrangle in front of the Claremont Colleges Honnold Mudd Library (800 N. Dartmouth Ave., Claremont). From approximately 8 a.m. to sundown under a tent, a rotating series of speakers from the Claremont Colleges community will take turns reading from Paradise Lost, transporting readers from the competing courts of Heaven and Pandemonium to the gastric and erotic feasts of Eden, from epic battles to the temptation of Satan’s alluring style. While many will stay throughout the day, all are welcome to come in and out, as schedules permit, to read and to listen.

Refreshments will be served throughout (there will, of course, be apples) and extra copies of Paradise Lost will be available for those who would like to follow along. Information: (909) 607-2212.

Dec. 2

Tortured by Fashion: Making Memory through Corporate Advertising - 4:15 p.m., Pomona College Smith Campus Center (170 E. Sixth St., Claremont), Room 208. Ksenija Bilbija, professor of Spanish at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, analyses torture imagery that appears in Diesel and Ripley advertising campaigns for jeans in Argentina (1998) and Chile (2006) and offers a possible answer to the following question: What happens to a society when an image associated with the collective trauma, an image that was never recorded, a snapshot that was never taken, gets unknowingly and carelessly recreated with a purpose completely foreign to any commemorative function? Information: (909) 621-8938.

Dec. 2

Pomona College Jazz Ensemble - 4:30 p.m., Pomona College Thatcher Music Building (340 N. College Ave, Claremont), Lyman Hall. Jazz legend and Pomona College Prof. Bobby Bradford directs the Pomona College Jazz Ensemble in this afternoon concert. Information: (909) 607-2671 or concerts@pomona.edu.

Dec. 2

PSU Panel: "Bad Romance: Lady Gaga, Sexuality, and Power"– 8 p.m., Pomona College Smith Campus Center (170 E. Sixth St., Claremont), Edmunds Ballroom. Pomona Professors Susan McWilliams, politics; Kyla Tompkins, English and gender and women's studies; and Kevin Dettmar, English, discuss sexuality, women in the media, and the connection to modern feminism, using Lady Gaga as a framing tool. Information: www.psu.pomona.edu.

Dec. 2

Planetarium Show – 8 p.m., Pomona College Millikan Planetarium (610 N. College Ave., Claremont). Bryan Penprase, Frank P. Brackett Professor of Astronomy at Pomona College, will present a star talk on "Stargazing and Astrophysics through the ages--a brief history of our modern cosmology" and will offer a chance to explore the sky with the Millikan planetarium and afterwards, weather permitting, stargaze at Brackett Observatory. Information: (909) 621-8727.

Dec. 2-4

“In the Works – Pomona Scripps Fall Dance Concert” – Thu.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sat, 2 p.m.; Pendleton Dance Center (210 E. 2nd St., Claremont). The Pomona and Scripps fall dance concert will showcase original works in progress by senior dance majors with lighting by theatre design students. Information and tickets: (909) 607-4375.

Dec. 3

Friday Noon Concert - 12:15 p.m., Balch Auditorium (1030 Columbia Ave., Claremont), Scripps College. Quartet Euphoria (Pomona faculty Rachel V. Huang, violin; Jonathan Wright, violin; Cynthia Fogg, viola; Tom Flaherty, cello) will perform music of Schubert. Information: (909) 607-2671 or concerts@pomona.edu.

Dec. 3-4

The Claremont Dance Festival - 10:30 a.m., Smith Campus Center (170 E. Sixth St., Claremont), Edmunds Ballroom. The Clarmeont Colleges Ballroom Dance Company is hosting its annual Claremont Dance Festival, a weekend of lessons and dancing featuring outside pro instructors and the annual Black and White Ball held Friday night from 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. The event is open to all; prices are $3 for each lesson or ball (student), $10/lesson (faculty and staff), or $15/lesson (general admission), with options for day and weekend passes. For more information on pricing and the exact schedule of dance lessons, visit www.claremontballroom.org or email leadership@claremontballroom.org.

Dec. 3 & 5

Pomona College Choir - Fri., 8 p.m.; Sun., 3 p.m., Pomona College Bridges Hall of Music (450 N. College Way, Claremont). Donna M. Di Grazia will conduct the Pomona College Choir in a performance of music by Britten, Bruckner, Howells, Poulenc, Whitacre and others. Information: (909) 607-2671 or concerts@pomona.edu.

Dec. 4

Rembrandt Club Festival of Lights – 12-2:30 p.m., Pomona College Seaver House (305 N. College Ave., Claremont). The Rembrandt Club presents “A Festival of Lights: 30th Annual Holiday Tea and Bake Sale at Seaver House,” with a decorated tree, refreshments, the Claremont Recorder Ensemble, a party for children and an appearance by Santa for photos opportunities (from 1-2:30 p.m.). The bake sale includes Rembrandt’s Sherry Wine Cake. Admission is $5 donation at the door or three for $10 in advance, with proceeds supporting the Junior Art Student Award. Information: (909) 624-9382.

Dec. 4 & 5

Pomona College Orchestra - Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 8 p.m.; Garrison Theater (231 E. 10th St., Claremont), Scripps College. Eric Lindholm will conduct the Pomona College Orchestra performing the  Brahms selections Tragic Overture; Britten: Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes; Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis; Strauss: Death and Transfiguration. Information: (909) 607-2671 or concerts@pomona.edu.

Dec. 6

Giri Kusuma - 8 p.m., Pomona College Bridges Hall of Music (450 N. College Way, Claremont). Pomona College Balinese Gamelan. Nyoman Wenten, Music Director; Nanik Wenten, Dance Director. Traditional and contemporary Balinese music and dance. Information: (909) 607-2671 or concerts@pomona.edu.

Dec. 6

Sustainability Dialog – Regional Water Problems – 7 p.m., Pomona College Hahn Building (420 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont). Rich Atwater, executive director of the Southern California Water Committee and former CEO of the Inland Empire Utility Agency, will discuss "The Region's Water Problems - and How to Solve Them." The event is sponsored by the Pomona College Sustainability Integration Office and Sustainable Claremont in partnership with the Pomona College Environmental Analysis and Public Policy Analysis programs, The Interfaith Council and The League of Women Voters of the Claremont Area. Presentation with discussion to follow. Information: (909) 607-1765.

Dec. 7

Student Recitals - 7 p.m., Lyman Hall, Thatcher Music Building (340 N. College, Claremont). Information: (909) 607-2671 or concerts@pomona.edu.

Dec. 8

Psychology Poster Session – 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Pomona College Smith Campus Center (170 E. 6th St., Claremont). Students present their research at the Introductory Psychology Poster Session. In case of rain, session moves to Edmunds Ballroom. Information: (909) 607-2227.

Dec. 8

Student Recitals - 7 p.m., Lyman Hall, Thatcher Music Building (340 N. College, Claremont). Information: (909) 607-2671 or concerts@pomona.edu.