Arts & Culture Calendar

October 2017

Sunday, October 1 -
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Stedman Gallery, Fine Arts Building

Be inspired by the artists of Picturing Camden and the story of Cooper Street! Join us for a walking tour of historic Cooper Street and the surrounding public art in Camden. Bring along your sketchbooks, cameras, watercolors, and journals to capture your own vision of Camden and its many scenic treasures. Sites will include Johnson Park, historic homes of Cooper Street, and several others along the way.

Monday, October 2 - 11:20 am
Black Box Studio, Fine Arts Building

A showcase of new and innovative music from music technology students under the direction of Steven Kemper, assistant professor of music, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Throughout the series, professional musicians bring new and cutting-edge music, with an emphasis on digital music and intermedia performances, to Rutgers–Camden. These free lunchtime concerts are unlike anything you've ever heard or seen before, weaving music, digital technology, video, and more into one searing performance.

Tuesday, October 3 -
12:45 pm to 1:45 pm
Student Works Gallery, Campus Center

Students in the Fine Arts Department will present a mural they created for the Office of Student Health Services. Refreshments will be provided in the Student Works Gallery, where the mural will be on display for the remainder of the week until it is installed at its permanent location. 

Tuesday, October 3 -
4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Stedman Gallery, Fine Arts Building

The Teacher Open House will include an interactive museum tour and a hands-on workshop for local and regional teachers, as well as a brief talk by exhibition artist Bruce Garrity. Explore the exhibition, learn more about the artworks in Picturing Camden, discuss topics with colleagues, and schedule your class for the RCCA Museum Education Program. Light refreshments will be served.

Wednesday, October 4 - 11:20 am
Mallery Music Room, Fine Arts Building, second floor

Featuring soprano Charlotte Mundy and guitarist Jordan Dodson. 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, October 4 - 7:00 pm
Multi-Purpose Room, Campus Center

Founder Frank Warren discusses his ongoing community mail art project, PostSecret. Created in 2005, the website publishes homemade postcards that have been sent by anonymous contributors. This event is part of our month-long celebration of LGBTQ History Month.

Friday, October 6 - 12:15 pm
Armitage Hall, Faculty Lounge, Third Floor

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.

Saturday, October 7 -
8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Campus Center, 326 Penn Street

This daylong event will feature presenters who work across genres, from audio fiction to oral history projects, news podcasts to cultural commentary. Co-presented by the Rutgers–Camden Writers House, the WCCR student radio station, and the Writing and Design Lab.

Sunday, October 8 - 2:00 pm
Black Box Studio, Fine Arts Building

This film is a collaboration between Maurice Kaplow and Eric Porter, in conjunction with the exhibition Picturing Camden, which is currently on display at the Stedman Gallery. It features original music composed by Kaplow reflecting Porter's personal photographic vision of the urban environment. Artist Zola Bryen will present an introduction and light refreshments will be served. 

Monday, October 9 - 11:20 am
Room 110, Fine Arts Building

Nationally and internationally acclaimed visual artists present lectures about their work and professional practices. Visiting artists have a chance to meet with students and the community to continue the dialogue about perspectives on contemporary art. "Beyond the Medium" is the theme for fall 2017. Learn more

Tuesday, October 10 - 8:00 pm
Multi-Purpose Room, Campus Center

Olivia Gatwood has received national recognition for her poetry, writing workshops, and work as a Title IX Compliant educator in sexual assault prevention and recovery. As a finalist at the National Poetry Slam, she has been featured on HBO, Verses & Flow, and Huffington Post, among others. This event is part of our celebration of LGBTQ History Month.

Wednesday, October 11 - 11:20 am
Multi-Purpose Room, Campus Center

Suicide, self-harm, depression, anxiety, and shame are becoming increasingly prevalent today. The #SAYITANYWAY campaign is the simple belief that speaking openly and authentically about our emotions, thoughts, and experiences will help eliminate our feelings of shame. This event is part of our celebration of LGBTQ History Month.

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

Featuring pianist Clipper Erickson. 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, October 11 -
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Campus Center, South ABC Conference Room

Celebrate LGBTQ+ History Month with a special screening of The Imitation Game. Following the film will be a discussion led by Jillian Sayre, assistant professor of English, and Robert Emmons, associate director of the Digital Studies Center, assistant teaching professor of theater, and head of the Filmmaking Concentration. Light sandwiches and refreshments will be available. 

Monday, October 16 - 11:20 am
Multi-Purpose Room, Campus Center

Poet and performer Raymond Luczak is best known for his books, films, and plays. He lost much of his hearing due to double pneumonia at the age of eight months. His forthcoming book, The Kinda Fella I Am: Stories, explores the disabled gay male experience. This event is part of our month-long celebration of LGBTQ History Month.

Monday, October 16 - 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. Leslie Garcia is an artist and researcher who works in the field of sound prosthesis.

Tuesday, October 17 -
4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
401 Penn Street classroom

This event is being postponed. A new date will be announced once it is rescheduled. 

Steve Janas CCAS'91 will discuss his career in film, including his work as a screenwriter on the upcoming James Franco movie "The Long Home," during this lecture.  Selections from his work, which includes "Better Living Through Circuitry" and "Future World," will be shown.  Free.  Sponsored by the film studies program.

Wednesday, October 18 - 11:20 am
Mallery Music Room, Fine Arts Building, second floor

Featuring pianist Michael Yanovitsky. 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, October 18 - 11:30 am
Stedman Gallery, Fine Arts Building

Patrick Rosal, associate professor of English, is the author of the full-length poetry collection Brooklyn Antediluvian (Persea, 2016), which examines race and multiracial histories. 

Wednesday, October 18 -
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Writers House, 305 Cooper Street, Room 102

Writers in Camden guest Lydia Millet leads a fiction workshop. Submit up to 10 pages of fiction to writers@camden.rutgers.edu by Oct. 1 to be considered for the workshop. Participants who wish to observe may request the writing samples in advance. Learn more and submit your work.

Wednesday, October 18 -
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Campus Center, Conference Room West AB

Celebrate LGBTQ+ History Month with a special screening of The Dallas Buyers Club. Following the film will be a discussion led by Cyril Reade, associate professor of art history and director of the Rutgers–Camden Center for the Arts.

Wednesday, October 18 -
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Stedman Gallery, Fine Arts Building

Author Lydia Millet will read from her work. Learn more and RSVP for the reading

Thursday, October 19 - 12:45 pm
Stedman Gallery, Fine Arts Building

Martin Rosenberg, professor of art history, will discuss the artwork used as illustration throughout the book Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine. His specialties include art theory, criticism, and practice.

Thursday, October 19 -
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Stedman Gallery, Fine Arts Building

Bruce Garrity, part-time lecturer of art, will discuss his work in the Picturing Camden exhibition on display at the Stedman Gallery. Part of the Camden Third Thursday Art Crawl

Saturday, October 21 -
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Northgate Park, Sixth and Elm Streets, Camden

The kick-off event will feature a storyteller to delight listeners, as well as art activities, book discussion group sign-ups, and giveaways. Each participant will receive a copy of Citizen: An American Lyric or an age-appropriate companion book. For more information or to have your own Citizen: An American Lyric book group, call Noreen Scott Garrity at 856-225-6306 or visit rcca.camden.rutgers.eduLearn more about The Big Read.

Monday, October 23 - 11:20 am
Black Box Studio, Fine Arts Building

Violinist Todd Reynolds is known as one of the founding fathers of the hybrid-musician movement, with a compositional and performance style that combines old and new technology. Throughout the series, professional musicians bring new and cutting-edge music, with an emphasis on digital music and intermedia performances, to Rutgers–Camden. These free lunchtime concerts are unlike anything you've ever heard or seen before, weaving music, digital technology, video, and more into one searing performance.

Wednesday, October 25 - 11:20 am
Mallery Music Room, Fine Arts Building, second floor

Featuring the Aligheri Duo: pianist Candace Chien and violinist Nicholas Pappone. 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.

Thursday, October 26 - 12:45 pm
Stedman Gallery, Fine Arts Building

Gregory Pardlo, assistant professor of English, won the Pulitzer Prize for his poetry collection, Digest (Four Way Books, 2014).

Thursday, October 26 - 3:30 pm
Campus Center

Outside the Wire is an annual discussion series focused on wartime narratives and featuring the perspectives of veterans, artists, and scholars. This year's discussion features Jane Schultz, professor of English and director of literature at Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis, along with Rutgers–Camden faculty Tyler Hoffman, professor of English, and Kate Epstein, associate professor of history. Learn more

Thursday, October 26 - 7:00 pm
Multi-Purpose Room, Campus Center

A professional model and TED speaker, Geena Rocero came out as transgender in 2014 and launched Gender Proud as an advocacy and awareness campaign. She’ll share her journey from the Philippines where she was born to the New York runways. This event is part of our celebration of LGBTQ History Month.

Friday, October 27 -
8:30 am to 12:30 pm
Black Box Studio, Fine Arts Building

Looking for more ways for your students to connect to poetry? Join us for this free workshop. The New Jersey Poetry Out Loud Program has lesson plans, tips and tricks for engaging students, and great classroom resources. Professional development credit is available. Register to attend.

Monday, October 30 - 11:20 am
Room 110, Fine Arts Building

Nationally and internationally acclaimed visual artists present lectures about their work and professional practices. Visiting artists have a chance to meet with students and the community to continue the dialogue about perspectives on contemporary art. "Beyond the Medium" is the theme for fall 2017. Learn more