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December 2011 and January 2012 Events at Pomona College

An image from the "It Happened at Pomona, Part 2: Helene Winer" show at Pomona College Museum of Art - William Wegman, Basic Shapes in Nature: Square (Variant), 1970.

An image from the "It Happened at Pomona, Part 2: Helene Winer" show at Pomona College Museum of Art - William Wegman, Basic Shapes in Nature: Square (Variant), 1970.

Dec. 1

Lecture: “The Heart in Hard Drive: Motion Capture and the Role of the Actor in Emerging Film Technology”—4:30 p.m., Pomona College Rose Hills Theatre (Smith Campus Center, 170 E. Sixth St., Claremont). A public lecture about what emerging technology ("motion capture") means for the entertainment industry. Ana Maria Quintana, with 35 years in the entertainment industry and over 50 films to her credit, will take part in a facilitated conversation with Nicholas Gonzalez, a professional film and television actor who has worked extensively since entering the entertainment business in 1998. Contact: alma.martinez@pomona.edu or Anna_Whitford15@Pitzer.edu or fkp04747@pomona.edu.

Dec. 1 & Dec 2

Pacific Basin Institute: Student Film Screenings—12:00 p.m., Pomona College Oldenborg Center (350 N. College Way, Claremont). Student-produced videos include: Ruiwen Huang ’14, Catholic Migrant Workers in China; Sam Holden ’12, Demographic Decline, Adaptation, and Renewal in Japanese Countryside; Colleen Howe ’13, The Linguists; Cassandra Martinez ’13, Korean Traditional Wear for Today’s Korean Women; Pauline Wang ’12, Public School Education System in Taiwan. Contact: Kayo.Yoshikawa@pomona.edu.

Dec. 1

Pomona Student Union Debate: On U.S. Aid—7 p.m., Pomona College Rose Hills Theatre (Smith Campus Center, 170 E. Sixth St., Claremont). PSU will sponsor a debate on whether U.S. has an obligation to aid the Third World. The panel members are: Debra Satz, professor of philosophy (Stanford University), the author of Why Some Things Should Not be For Sale: The Moral Limits of the Market  (2010); and David Schmidtz, professor of philosophy and economics (University of Arizona) and founding director of Arizona’s Freedom Center, whose work is mainly in ethics, environmental ethics, rational choice and political philosophy. Contact: kmg02009@mymail.pomona.edu

Dec. 1-3

“In the Works-Pomona/Scripps Dance Concert”—8 p.m., Pendleton Dance Center. Original works in progress by senior dance majors with lighting by theatre design students. Contact: (909) 607-4375.

Dec. 2

Friday Noon Concert—12:15 p.m., Balch Auditorium, Scripps College. Quartet Euphoria: Rachel Huang, violin; Jonathan Wright, violin; Cynthia Fogg, viola; Tom Flaherty, cello will perform music by Ravel Contact: concerts@pomona.edu or (909) 607-2671.

Dec. 2 & 4

Pomona College Choir—Fri., 8 p.m., Sun., 3 p.m., Pomona College Bridges Hall of Music (150 E. 4th St., Claremont). Donna M. Di Grazia, conductor, leads the ensemble in Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms and works by Lauridsen, Chesnokov, and others. Contact: concerts@pomona.edu or (909) 607-2671.

Dec. 3, 2011 – Feb. 19, 2012

“It Happened at Pomona: Art at the Edge of Los Angeles 1969-1973 ‘Part 2: Helene Winer at Pomona’”— Tues.-Fri. 12-5 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., 1-5 p.m., Pomona College Museum of Art, 330 N. College Ave., Claremont). This exhibit chronicles an era of intense artistic ferment at Pomona College and provides revelatory insight into the art history of post-WWII Los Angeles. The second of the three-part exhibition, “Part 2: Helene Winer at Pomona,” includes: John Baldessari, Ed Moses, Allen Ruppersberg and William Wegman, as well as work by Bas Jan Ader, Ger van Elk, Jack Goldstein, Joe Goode, Hirokazu Kosaka, William Leavitt, John McCracken, Allen Ruppersberg, Wolfgang Stoerchle and John White. The show and related events are part of the Getty Foundation’s Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945-1980 initiative. Contact: (909) 621-8283 or visit www.pomona.edu/museum.

Dec. 3

Opening Reception: “It Happened at Pomona: Art at the Edge of Los Angeles 1969-1973 ‘Part 2: Helene Winer at Pomona’”—5 p.m., Pomona College Museum of Art (330 N. College Ave., Claremont). Contact: (909) 621-8283 or visit www.pomona.edu/museum.

Dec. 3

The Rembrandt Club Annual Holiday Tea and Bake Sale—12 p.m. Pomona College Seaver House (305 N. College Ave., Claremont). The Rembrandt Club will present it’s 31st annual holiday celebration, with a decorated tree, the Claremont Recorder Ensemble, refreshments, a party for children and an appearance by Santa for photo opportunities from 1-2:30 p.m. The bake sale will have Rembrandt's popular sherry wine cake. $5 donation at the door, three for $10 in advance. Proceeds support the Club’s Junior Art Student Award. Contact: (909) 624-9382.

Dec. 3 & 4

Pomona College Orchestra—Sat., 8 p.m., Sun., 8 p.m. Scripps College Garrison Theater (Performing Arts Center, 241 E. 10th St., Claremont), Scripps College. Eric Lindholm, conductor, leads the orchestra in the world premiere of Scott Jespersen’s ’12 Rhapsody, Respighi’s Fountains of Rome and Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra. Contact: concerts@pomona.edu or (909) 607-2671.

Dec. 5

Giri Kusuma: Pomona College Balinese Gamelan—8 p.m., Pomona College Bridges Hall of Music (150 E. 4th St., Claremont). An evening of traditional and contemporary Balinese music and dance led by Nyoman Wenten, music director and Nanik Wenten, dance director. Contact: concerts@pomona.edu or (909) 607-2671.

Dec. 6 & 7

Student Recitals—7 p.m., Tues., 7 p.m. Wed., Pomona College Lyman Hall, Thatcher Music Building (340 N. College Ave., Claremont). Students taking private lessons perform in recital. Contact: concerts@pomona.edu or (909) 607-2671.

Dec. 7

Claremont Center for Mathematical Sciences Colloquium—4:15 p.m., Pomona College Millikan Auditorium (610 N. College Ave., Claremont).  Speaker: Mario Bonk (UCLA). Contact: kris.graham@cgu.edu.

Dec. 8 & 9

“Collective Creation” —8 p.m., Pomona College Seaver Theatre Complex, large studio (300 E. Bonita Ave., Claremont). A new performance piece inspired by the writings of Eduardo Galeano, Uruguayan journalist, writer and novelist. Directed by Tom Leabhart. Contact: (909) 607-4375.

Jan. 21

Performance at Pomona—4:30 p.m., various locations on the Pomona College campus. In conjunction with the "It Happened at Pomona" exhibition and as part of the Pacific Standard Time Performance and Public Art Festival, "Performance at Pomona" consists of a series of three performance pieces by artists represented in each of the three segments of the exhibition:

  • A Butterfly for Pomona: A new pyrotechnic performance by Judy Chicago (Merritt Football Field), based on her Atmosphere performances of the early 1970s.
  • Burning Bridges: A recreation of James Turrell's flare performance (Bridges Auditorium).
  • Preparation F: A 1971 performance by John M. White involving the Pomona College football team (Memorial Gymnasium, The Rains Center Athletic Complex).

For more information, visit www.pomona.edu/museum.

Jan. 25

Geology Lecture Series: “Alteration and Au-Ag mineralization at the Veladero high-sulfidation epithermal deposit, Argentina”—noon, Pomona College Edmunds Building Room 130 (185 E. 6th St., Claremont). Speaker Elizabeth Holley ’04 (Colorado School of Mines). Contact: lmk04747@pomona.edu.

Jan. 30

Lecture: ‘The Paradox of Choice”—7 p.m., Pomona College Seaver North Auditorium (645 N. College Ave., Claremont). Speaker: Barry Schwartz (Swarthmore College). Contact: (909) 607-2227.