Arts & Culture Calendar

September 2017

Wednesday, September 13 -
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Writers House, 305 Cooper Street, Room 102

Writers in Camden guest Eileen Pollack leads a workshop in fiction and nonfiction, open to the community. Submit up to 10 pages of prose to by Sept. 1 to be considered for the workshop. If you'd like to attend just to observe, you may also request the writing samples. Learn more and submit your work.

Wednesday, September 13 -
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Stedman Gallery, Fine Arts Building

Authors Eileen Pollack and Diane Seuss will read from their work. Learn more and RSVP for the reading.

Friday, September 15 - 12:15 pm
Faculty Lounge, Third Floor, Armitage Hall

The Center for Urban Research and Education (CURE) monthly seminar series provides the Rutgers–Camden community with opportunities to hear about interesting, cutting-edge research and initiatives by scholars, community activists, and others engaged in urban research and/or urban change.

Friday, September 15 -
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Law School, Room E112

"Designer Babies: Choosing Our Children's Genes" will be presented by guest lecturer Bonnie Steinbock, professor emerita of SUNY–Albany. Steinbock will discuss how new technology gives us hope to one day cure or prevent genetic diseases, but also raises ethical issues. A reception will follow. Free admission.

Saturday, September 16 - 8:00 pm
Walter K. Gordon Theater, Fine Arts Building

American composer Aaron Copland wove the Shaker tune "Simple Gifts" into his "Appalachian Spring Suite." evoking the pioneer spirit of our country. Pianist Roman Rabinovich performs Mozart's brooding and brilliant "Piano Concerto No. 20." For sheer, sublime beauty, few works exceed Tchaikovsky's "Serenade."

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Wednesday, September 20 - 11:20 am
Mallery Music Room, Fine Arts Building, second floor

Featuring the Gabriel Schaff Violin Trio. Take a midday break and listen to live music performed by visiting professional artists. Free parking is available between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on concert days only. See more information about parking for the Mallery Concert Series.

Saturday, September 23 -
11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Third and Pearl Streets

Part of the Rutgers–Camden Homecoming 2017 Friends and Family Weekend. Students, alumni, and the entire Rutgers–Camden community are invited to the  Scarlet Block Party. Enjoy food trucks, a beer garden, fun activities, and more! Learn more

Saturday, September 23 -
2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Stedman Gallery, Fine Arts Building

Rounding out the trilogy of exhibitions on Camden, including Visions of Camden (2013), and Sounds of Camden (2014), Picturing Camden explores Camden's environment through the eyes of six contemporary artists: Tim Portlock, Shuli Sadé, Michael Bartmann, Bruce Garrity, Ken Hohing, and Eric Porter. Picturing Camden is on exhibit at the Stedman Gallery through Dec. 8. 

Monday, September 25 - 11:20 am
Digital Studies Lab, Fine Arts Building

Noteworthy artists weigh in on the theme of "Art and Technology," curated by Elizabeth Demaray, associate professor of art. Leigh M. Smith and Jordan Yerman are co-authors of the Street Cat Photo Booth. These autonomous feline-scale shelter spaces utilize computer vision to identify and then photograph stray cats in dense urban centers.

Tuesday, September 26 - 11:20 am
Black Box Studio, Fine Arts Building

The acclaimed Electric Café series continues with Retroglyphs. Frank Cervantes and Joshua Dowiak created this 80s-inspired synthwave project. The duo will give an exclusive performance and presentation detailing their creative process. Throughout the Electric Café series, professional musicians bring new and cutting-edge music, with an emphasis on digital music and intermedia performances, to Rutgers–Camden.

Wednesday, September 27 - 11:20 am
Mallery Music Room, Fine Arts Building, second floor

Featuring a jazz quartet led by guitarist Bob DeVos with vibraphonist Behn Gillece, organist Dan Kostelnik, and drummer Steve Johns. Take a midday break and listen to live music performed by visiting professional artists. Free parking is available between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on concert days only. See more information about parking for the Mallery Concert Series.

Wednesday, September 27 - 7:00 pm
Walter K. Gordon Theater, Fine Arts Building

Margot Shetterly, author of the book Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race, will give a public lecture. Set against the backdrop of the Jim Crow South and the civil rights movement, Hidden Figures tells the true story of NASA's African-American female mathematicians who played a crucial role in America's space program.

Thursday, September 28 -
4:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Student Works Gallery, Campus Center

Celebrate the conclusion of a successful exhibition with free food and refreshments at the Student Works Gallery. Artists exhibiting in Art in the Landscape are: Ken Hohing, assistant professor of art, head of photography concentration; Bruce Garrity, part-time lecturer, painting and drawing; and students Austin Cuttino, Jacob Foster, Jennifer Freire, Jess Grear, Steve Hastings, Tiana McMillian, Kelly Budesa, and Deemarie Valenza.