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Family & Friends Weekend

Fall foliage on the farm

Family and Friends Weekend: October 20-22, 2017

Ongoing Activities

Friday, 8:30 a.m.–6 p.m.;
Saturday, 9 a.m.–2 p.m.: Franklin Patterson Hall, Lobby

Please check in and pick up a name tag, snacks, and a program. The name tag will enable you to attend activities and events, so do keep it visible at all times.

The HampStore
Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Sunday, closed
Harold F. Johnson Library, ground floor. The HampStore is your source for all officially licensed College apparel as well as a selection of food, drinks, and other supplies.

Kern Center Kafe
Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Sunday, closed
Stop by and pick up one of their delicious, made-from-scratch blondies, breakfast pastries, soft pretzels, and cookies. Thirsty? They’ve an espresso, a latte, or a daily-drip brew (hot or cold) just for you!

MultiSport Center Weight Room
Friday, 8 a.m.–8 p.m.;
Saturday and Sunday, 1–6 p.m.

Note: You must present your name tag in order to use the weight room.

SOURCE Wall of Resilience
Franklin Patterson Hall, Exterior

Created as a Div III project by Mikaela Gonzales 13F, this new mural reflects the power, connectivity, and divinity of femmes and trans femmes of color in the fight for Black and Brown liberation. The medium was chosen for its ability to express political realities through collective imagination. A mural takes the form of a monumental public installation, a work of art that is accessible and reflects community dialogue. From the conception of the project, the artist recognized the importance of working collaboratively, valuing the voices of many, and the mural was imagined and co-created by members of Hampshire College SOURCE (Students of Under-Represented Cultures and Ethnicities). This public artwork responds to a need to simultaneously claim space and build resilience in community. The mural is installed on the west-facing exterior wall of Franklin Patterson Hall, where it stands as a permanent offering to past, present, and future communities of color at the College, working against white supremacy, patriarchy, and transphobia within the campus culture and far beyond. (Description taken from the artist’s statement)

Sometimes by Chance the Two Collide
Friday, 9 a.m.–7 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday; 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Harold F. Johnson Library Center, Art Gallery
A Faculty Showcase Featuring: Bill Brayton, Naomi Darling, Andrea Dezsö, Naya Gabriel, Thom Haxo, Baba Hillman, Cynthia Madansky, Billie Mandle, Patricia Montoya, Claudio Nolasco, Lauren Pakradooni 03F, Abraham Ravett, Alexis Salas, Daniel Schrade, John Slepian, Kane Stewart 85F
Curated by Gallery Alumni Fellow Charlotte Hawkins 13F
Featuring new and recent work by faculty teaching across the visual arts, architecture and art history, this exhibition showcases the rigorous research, formal acuity and experimentation, and creative and critical questioning that underpins arts pedagogy at Hampshire.

Wayfinding: Bill Brayton and Naomi Darling
R.W. Kern Center, Gallery
Wall sculptures by Bill Brayton, professor of art, read like architectural drawings in space across the walls of the Kern gallery. They are inspired in part by Polynesian nautical stick charts: early navigational aids that mapped ocean swells. They are sculpted from locally-sourced steam-bent white oak and a lightweight hybrid concrete of Brayton's own devising. The sculptures are presented in dialogue with etchings by Naomi Darling, assistant professor of sustainable design, in which she layered historical maps and geological surveys of the Connecticut River Valley and Long Island Sound with markers of her own movement and memory in each region. The etchings' frames are made of leftover pine from the Kern Center construction, reflecting Hampshire's ethic of reuse and sustainability.

Natalie in Her Garden by Olivia Dalmedo 14F
Emily Dickinson Hall, Main Stage Theatre
Natalie in Her Garden is a magical-realist play about healing and finding community in the aftermath of trauma. Natalie, a woman who just left an abusive relationship, finds herself trapped in an icebox. In there she meets three other mysterious women. Together, they look for ways to escape while trying to protect another from the same fate.
Show times include:
Thursday, October 19, 8 p.m.
Friday, October 20, 8 p.m.
Saturday, October 21, 8 p.m.
Sunday, October 22, 8 p.m.
Click here for ticket information.

Schedule subject to change

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