Monday, Oct. 8
Paraphrase the Invisible — Sculpture by Seattle artist Erin Meyer opens in Fairbanks Gallery and runs through Nov. 1. An artist receptions will be held in the gallery from 9-11 a.m. with coffee and pastries.
Reverance — As part of OSU150’s anniversary celebration, The Little Gallery proudly presents “Reverance,” an exhibition showing a selection of works from Ka’ila Farrell-Smith, Natalie Ball and Rick Bartow. Deeply influenced by their Northwest indigenous heritages and cultures, the exhibition presents work that explores the artists’ native relationship to the land, as well as themes of activism and autobiography through painting, installation, textiles, and sculpture. The opening reception will take place in 210 Kidder Hall from 1:30-3 p.m. and run through Dec. 13.
School of Psychological Science Fall 2018 Colloquia — Dr. Stephanie Cacioppo (University of Chicago) will give a talk on the neuroscience of meaningful arrangements. Memorial Union, La Raza 208., 4 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 9
The School of Arts and Communication’s Visiting Artists and Scholars Lecture Series — Presents “Past Time: Troubled Visions of the Good Old Days” by artist Paul Shambroom. 7 p.m., LInC 128. The talk is preceded by a reception at 6 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 10
The Rebirth of East-Germany Since 1990 — The development of east-Germany since reunification in 1990 has been a unique experiment of social engineering at unprecedented financial cost. This multi-media presentation will outline the economic and environmental changes since 1990 as well as discuss developments in agriculture and villages, show how the architectural heritage has been restored and try to answer the question why right-wing populism is particularly strong in east-Germany. Lightly catered. 4 p.m., Memorial Union, Asian Pacific, Room 206.
The OSU Album Club — Hosted by Director of Performing Arts Bob Santelli. 7 p.m., Fairbanks Art Underground (basement of Fairbanks Hall). It’s like a book club, but some of the greatest albums of all time, will be assigned and discussed.
Friday, Oct. 12
Interested in Disability Studies? — Want to help promote diversity, equity, and inclusion? If so, join the OSU Disability Network and the Disability Studies Center for the Humanities Research Cluster for our upcoming events. Join us at 12 p.m. in Milam 301 for a Disability Studies Research Cluster Planning Meeting.
Music à la Carte — The OSU Music Faculty Showcase, 12 p.m., Memorial Union Lounge.
Sunday, Oct. 14
SAC Presents — The Branford Marsalis Quartet. Tickets available online here and at the door. 7:30 p.m., LaSells Stewart Center.
The Yoga of the Buddhist Noble Eightfold Path — Stuart Sarbacker, associate professor in OSU’s School of History, Philosophy, and Religion, will discuss the first teachings of the historical Buddha and how the Noble Eightfold Path has defined both inner and outer aspects of spiritual life—from its role in traditional Indian ethics and soteriology to its use in contemporary contexts. Monday, October 15, 4 p.m. OSU Center for the Humanities, Autzen House, 811 SW Jefferson Avenue.
We Are All Treaty People — Kirby Brown, writer and associate professor of Native American Literatures at the University of Oregon, will give a talk titled, “Tribal Sovereignty 101: Tribes, Treaties, and Contemporary Contours” at 1:30 p.m. before reading from his book “Stoking the Fire: Nationhood in Cherokee Writing, 1907-1970” at 4 p.m. Monday, October 15, Native American Longhouse Eena Haws.
Drop-in Art Reception — The Need To Know Comes In Waves, a collection of paintings by Samm Newton will be on view at the OSU Center for the Humanities through December. Newton studies in OSU’s Environmental Arts and Humanities program, and worked alongside scientists to create this series exploring how we think, feel, and make decisions about the ocean. Drop in to meet the artist during the Corvallis Arts Walk on Thursday, October 18, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m., or attend one of two mini-talks that day at 4:30 and 5:30. Autzen House, 811 SW Jefferson Ave.
OSU Center for the Humanities 2019-2010 Research Fellowships — The Center for the Humanities is now accepting applications for 2019-2020 Research Fellowships. The deadline to submit proposals is Friday Nov. 9. Application forms, instructions, and information about awards may be found online at https://humanities.oregonstate.edu/fellowship-program.
Current Research, Publications and Creative Activity
David Kerr, associate professor in the School of Psychological Science, co-authored a paper in the journal “Development and Psychopathology” entitled “Intergenerational associations in physical maltreatment: Examination of mediation by delinquency, substance use, and anger.”
Assistant Professor Bradley Boovy gave a guest lecture titled “Pictorial Prosthetics: Martial Masculinities and Veteran Amputees in Early Weimar Visual Culture: at Miami University, Ohio. He also presented a paper titled “Textual Topographies of Cruising: Literary and Visual Representations of Same-Sex Eroticism in 1950s West Germany” at the annual meeting of the German Studies Association in Pittsburgh, PA.
The PBS historical documentary “Birth of a Movement” featuring a soundtrack recorded and edited at Boxwood Labs in Corvallis was nominated for a 2018 EMMY Award. The project featured composer Paul Miller (DJ Spooky) and used an ensemble directed by Coordinator of Contemporary Music and Research Dana Reason. Performers included OSU music faculty members Ryan Biesack (drums), Mike Gamble (guitar), and Dana Reason (piano) and OSU students Jayanthi Joseph, Ryan Zubieta and Jon Thomson. Eugene-based saxophonist Sean Peterson was also a member of the ensemble.
Coordinator of Music Technology Jason Fick’s recently recorded interview with artist Joan Truckenbrod has been included as part of an exhibit titled “Programmed: Rules, Codes, and Choreographies in Art, 1965-2018” at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City.
Instructor of Voice Amy Hansen will be performing a solo recital titled “Summer in the North: Nordic songs of love and longing” at Lincoln Hall in Portland, Oregon. Hansen will be joined by pianist Chuck Dillard. The event is free and open to the public.
Instructor of Art Katherine Spinella has a solo exhibition “At the Horizon” running Oct. 1 – 26 at White Gallery on the Portland State University campus. Spinella uses printmaking, sculpture, and photography as a means of archiving and deconstructing commonplace objects and materials in search of their embedded ideological meaning. In this exhibition, she transports the refuse of commerce into fractured, elevated, and philosophically personified artifacts.
Instructor of Photography Evan Baden will have work in an upcoming exhibition titled “Civilization: The Way We Live Now”. The exhibition will open October 18 at the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Seoul, Korea, before traveling to The Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing (2019), National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia (2019), Musée des Civilisations de l’Europe et de la Méditerranée, Marseille, France (2020), and other venues to be announced. Some artists include: Edward Burtynsky, Mitch Epstein, Lee Friedlander, Katy Grannen, Lauren Greenfield, Candid Höfer, Pieter Hugo, Chris Jordan, An-My Lê, Jeffery Milstein, Richard Misrach, Richard Mosse, Victoria Sambunaris, Paul Shambroom, Taryn Simon, Alec Soth, Thomas Struth, Larry Sultan, Brian Ulrich, Penelope Umbrico, Michael Wolf, Raimond Wouda. There is also a book of the exhibition available from Thames and Hudson.