The BU Arts Initiative presents the 2013 Student Arts Crawl!
Friday, September 20 from 11 am to 8:30 pm
8:30 pm – After party at 808 Gallery with food, drinks, and raffle prizes - featuring BU student band – Hall of Mirrors!
Start the year off in the know about the arts at BU!
Make your way along the Charles River Campus and participate in more than a dozen arts events while gathering information on how you can get and stay involved all year!
Visit more than half of the locations and we will enter you into a raffle (to be done at the after party) to win some great prizes including an iPad mini!
You can invite friends via the Facebook Event.
To date participants include (more participants and details to come!):
11 am – 7 pm. The BU Arts Initiative will be at the GSU plaza with swag, art projects, Boston Symphony Orchestra Cards and more info on our programs this year.
11 am – 4 pm. School of Visual Arts – Still Running: The Boston Art Marathon. 808 Gallery (808 Com. Ave.) CFA students will provide supplies and space for anyone to create an art work that will either be exhibited or given to first responders and others involved in the Boston Marathon tragedy.
11 am – 5 pm. Campus Galleries (no credit toward raffle prizes). Check out the Alumni Showcase at Gallery 5 (5th floor – CFA – 855 Com. Ave), and the Undergraduate Showcase at 808 Gallery (808 Com. Ave.) – but be sure to return to 808 by 8:30 pm for the Crawl After Party!
12 – 2 pm. Live Musical Chairs. School of Music – 855 Comm Ave. College of Fine Art Music students provide live music for a rousing game of Musical Chairs!
1 – 3 pm. History of Art & Architecture at Marsh Chapel. The narthex of Marsh Chapel. Meet faculty and student reps from the Architecture Club and the Art History Society and learn about the architecture and history of BU and Marsh Chapel.
2 – 4 pm. West Campus Coffee House and Irish Arts. College of General Studies Lounge – 871 Com. Ave. Irish step dance (and a lesson in step dance), live Irish music, two student rock bands, and poetry reading. There will also be a group mural and a group poem (anyone who comes can add to them).
3 – 5 pm. School of Theology. Shower of Stoles. School of Theology Community Center Garden Level 745 Commonwealth Avenue. The Shower of Stoles is a collection of over a thousand liturgical stoles and other sacred items representing the lives of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people of faith. These religious leaders have served in thirty-two denominations and faith traditions, in six countries, and on three continents.
3 – 5 pm. 50 Years of Collecting the Arts at the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center. Gotlieb Memorial Gallery, Mugar Memorial Library, 771 Commonwealth Avenue, First Floor. A talk and tour of the exhibitions and collections of the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center. Some of the arts collections held at the Center include, Robin William, Leonard Nimoy, Robert Merrill, Lauren Bacall, Sarah Caldwell, Betty Buckley, and Forest Whitaker.
3 – 4:30 pm. Live Poetry Reading with Creative Writing at the BU Art Gallery. 855 Com. Ave. First Floor. Join alumni and faculty from Creative Writing for live poetry. You can also take in the exhibit of NY painter Leidy Churchman entitled Lazy River and chat with BU Art Gallery Director, Kate McNamara.
3 – 5 pm. Boston Playwright’s Theatre. 4×10 – Readings of four ten-minute plays, read by local professional actors. People can stop by to watch one short play, or stay for an hour and see all four. The program will repeat – each play will be read twice.
4 – 6 pm. Gallery Talk with curator Lynne Cooney – Hamid Kachmar: Reviving the Ancient Tifinagh Script. Sherman Gallery – 2nd Floor – George Sherman Union. Hamid Kachmar is a multifaceted, internationally trained artist of indigenous Moroccan Amazigh ancestry. (regular gallery hours 11-5)
4:15 – 5:45 pm. Open Dance Rehearsal. BU Dance Theater – FitRec L240. Watch choreography be spontaneously created by Micki Taylor-Pinney with students for the Dance Theatre Group concert. Come see the process of creating new movement and arranging phrases into sequences. Cards will be provided for to record your impressions and comments on the images that you see.
5 – 8 pm. From Creation to Curtain: Theatre making for non majors. CFA Room 105. A theatre making workshop geared to introduce students who are interested in studying theatre as a minor. The evening will be spent working with theatre professionals as we explore collaborative theatre making including acting, design and production elements, culminating in presentations by groups.
100 Bay State Road – Study Abroad Arts Programs
7 – 8 pm. Jazz Ensemble. Tsai Center for the Performing Arts – 685 Com. Ave. (check out upcoming events at the Tsai). Come here them play and learn more about Jazz and other music ensembles and bands on campus.
7 pm – Cinematheque. An Evening with Bobcat Goldthwait. (This is not a drop in event – you must attend the entire event from start to finish). The explosive, off-the-wall, stand-up comedian became a movie star with the popular Police Academy series, then TV director of Jimmy Kimmel Live! , and then filmmaker of his own wild movie scripts (Robin Williams in The World’s Greatest Dad). Tonight’s film is his self-financed Willow Creek (2013), his new mockumentary about a young couple’s search to find the real-life Bigfoot, a voyage both hilarious and creepy and terrifying.
8:30 – 10:30 pm. Arts Crawl After Party. 808 Gallery – 808 Com. Ave. Featuring BU Student Band Hall of Mirrors. Refreshments provided. Raffle prizes will also be given out at this time – you must be present to win.