September 2013

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School of Art Faculty Art Exhibition

  • August 26, 2013 - September 20, 2013

Fine Art Gallery of the Art & Design Building

The work displayed represents the various disciplines taught in the school and include drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, graphic design, sculpture and new media. Artists include Tom Ashcraft, Mark Cooley, Paula Crawford, Shanshan Cui, Mary Del Popolo, Edgar Endress, Peggy Feerick, Mia Feuer, Helen Frederick, Chawky Frenn, Harold Linton, Maria Karametou, Walter Kravitz, Renee Sandall, Thomas Stanley, Don Starr, Gail Scott White, Peter Winant and Sue Wrbican.

Opening Reception: Wednesday, August 28, 2013 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Gallery hours are Monday thru Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Web Site

Free

Jennet Inglis' MAGNITUDE Art Exhibition

  • August 27, 2013 - September 20, 2013

Mason Hall Alumni Gallery in Mason Hall

The exhibition MAGNITUDE offers a unified cosmology of perception. Supernovae, quantum mechanics and the vicissitudes of the human heart intersect, synthesize and reflect the origin and nature of humanity and our universe. The language of color, mass, form and light expands the class of questions we ask of science.

Opening Reception: Wednesday, August 28, 2013 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Artist Talk: Thursday, September 5, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. in Harris Theater

Gallery hours are Monday thru Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Free

Visual Voices: Jennet Inglis

  • September 5, 2013 at 7:30 pm

Harris Theater

ART, SCIENCE and SPIRIT in the 21st Century:
Curiosity, Collaboration, and Compass

Doors open at 7:15 p.m.

FALL 2013 Visual Voices DATES:

September 19, 2013 – Alyce Myatt:
Media, Art, and Money: Alyce’s Adventures in the Screen(s) Trades
 
October 3, 2013 – Lothar Osterburg:
A Bookmobile  for Dreamers
 
October 10, 2013 – Susanna Coffey
On My Work and the Portrait Image


SPRING 2013 Visual Voices DATES:

February 6, 2014 – Dale Culleton
Improvising a Living Beyond the Studio
 
February 13, 2014 – Adel Iskandar
Activist Arabia: Revolt as Medium, Street as Canvas
 
February 27, 2014 – Monica Amor
Lygia Clark: From Object to Subject
 
March 20, 2014 – Margery Amdur
Between My Selves


Visual Voices, a lecture series sponsored by the School of Art, brings nationally recognized visiting artists and designers to speak about their work and the world of art and design. In addition to providing a look inside the studios of these top professionals, the series will offer the opportunity for Mason students to interact with them during daytime seminars and studio visits.

The lectures are open to the public and take place in Harris Theater on Thursday evenings from 7:30 to 9 p.m. For more information, please call (703) 993-8898 or visit soa.gmu.edu.

Web Site

Free/Non-ticketed

Keyboard Conversations® with Jeffrey Siegel: Gershwin and Friends

  • September 15, 2013 at 7:00 pm

Concert Hall

Jeffrey Siegel opens his of season Keyboard Conversations with the very best of American popular music. For more than 40 years, this outstanding pianist has dazzled audiences with his brilliant mastery of the piano along with his clever and insightful commentary on the great composers. Mr. Siegel performs the rarely heard solo piano version of Gershwin's most popular work, Rhapsody in Blue, as well as the humorous The Cat and the Mouse by Aaron Copland.  The program also includes the intimate, lyrical Anniversaires by Leonard Bernstein, the Wall Street Rag by Scott Joplin, and the tender To a Wild Rose by Edward MacDowell. "A pianist with a bravura technique and a big, gorgeous sound…and when the artist himself offers the inside scoop, the musical experience becomes vastly more personal." (Denver Post)


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$38, $30, $19

To Swing Through the Sky

A STEAM show and discussion

  • September 18, 2013 at 2:00 pm

Harris Theater

Visual Voices: Alyce Myatt

  • September 19, 2013 at 7:30 pm

Harris Theater

Media, Art, and Money:
Alyce’s Adventures in the Screen(s) Trade
s

Doors open at 7:15 p.m.

FALL 2013 Visual Voices DATES:

October 3, 2013 – Lothar Osterburg:
A Bookmobile  for Dreamers
 
October 10, 2013 – Susanna Coffey
On My Work and the Portrait Image


SPRING 2013 Visual Voices DATES:

February 6, 2014 – Dale Culleton
Improvising a Living Beyond the Studio
 
February 13, 2014 – Adel Iskandar
Activist Arabia: Revolt as Medium, Street as Canvas
 
February 27, 2014 – Monica Amor
Lygia Clark: From Object to Subject
 
March 20, 2014 – Margery Amdur
Between My Selves


Visual Voices, a lecture series sponsored by the School of Art, brings nationally recognized visiting artists and designers to speak about their work and the world of art and design. In addition to providing a look inside the studios of these top professionals, the series will offer the opportunity for Mason students to interact with them during daytime seminars and studio visits.

The lectures are open to the public and take place in Harris Theater on Thursday evenings from 7:30 to 9 p.m. For more information, please call (703) 993-8898 or visit soa.gmu.edu.

Web Site

Free/Non-ticketed

Fairfax County Criminal Justice Academy

  • September 20, 2013 at 7:00 pm

Harris Theater

Fairfax Symphony Orchestra Opens 2013-2014 Season With Copland and Beethoven

Christopher Zimmerman, Conductor
Ricardo Morales, clarinet

  • September 21, 2013 at 8:00 pm

Concert Hall

The Fairfax Symphony kicks off its second season of "Mischief in Music" with two works by the great American artist, Aaron Copland.  Philadelphia Orchestra's principal clarinetist, Ricardo Morales, will bring his exquisite musical grace to the stage for Copland's Clarinet Concerto.  The performance will conclude with a symphony by one of history's most prolific composers, Ludwig van Beethoven.

Repertoire:
COPLAND: Music for the Theatre
COPLAND: Clarinet Concerto
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 7

Web Site

$60, $45, $25

The School of Music presents A Grand Piano Celebration

Celebrating our all-Steinway school

  • September 22, 2013 at 3:00 pm

Concert Hall

Featuring the artistry of Dr. Linda Apple Monson in collaboration with faculty colleagues:
- Dr. Anna Balakerskaia, piano
- Prof. Lisa Berger, soprano
- Prof. Claire Eichhorn, clarinet
And outstanding student piano artists

Reception to follow in lobby

Proceeds support student scholarships for Mason's School of Music

Adults: $20
Seniors: $15
Students of all ages: $5
Free to Mason students with ID

Vision Series Fairfax: Understanding the Arab Uprisings and Their Aftermath  

Bassam Haddad, Middle East Studies Director

  • September 23, 2013 at 7:00 pm

Concert Hall

This talk addresses the causes of the Arab uprisings and the seemingly troubled aftermath. Read more here.

Learn more about Bassam Haddad by clicking here.

The 2013-2014 Vision Series consists of 13 lectures spread across the Arlington, Fairfax, and Prince William campuses. View the entire Vision Series schedule by clicking here.

Free

Fall for the Book: Ralph Nader

  • September 23, 2013 at 7:30 pm

Harris Theater

Ralph Nader was recently named by the Atlantic as one of the 100 most influential figures in American history, one of only four living people to be so honored. The son of immigrants from Lebanon, he has launched two major presidential campaigns and founded or organized more than one hundred civic organizations. His groups have made an impact on tax reform, atomic power regulation, the tobacco industry, clean air and water, food safety, access to health care, civil rights, congressional ethics, and much more. His latest book, Seventeen Solutions: Bold Ideas for America's Future, offers fresh perspectives on how to "rescue our country from corruption, complacency, and corporate domination."

Web Site

Free/Non-ticketed

Fall for the Book: Kojo Nnamdi & Mark Plotkin

  • September 24, 2013 at 7:30 pm

Harris Theater

Free/Non-ticketed

Fall for the Book: Poetry Slam

Featuring: Lauren Parker, Saidu Tejan-Thomas, and Rashid White

  • September 24, 2013 at 8:00 pm

Grand Tier III

Free/Non-ticketed

Fall for the Book: Making Hope Happen with Dr. Shane Lopez

  • September 25, 2013 at 4:30 pm

Grand Tier III

Learn how to create, use, and share hope.

4:00 pm - Light reception and time with the author.
4:30 pm - Discussion
Discussion and reception are FREE and open to the public.

About the author: Shane J. Lopez, Ph.D., a Gallup Senior Scientist, is the world’s leading authority on the psychology of hope. He has published seven professional books, including the Encyclopedia of Positive Psychology. He lives in Lawrence, Kansas. You can !nd him on Twitter @hopemonger.

Click here to view the PDF flyer for this event.

Free and open to the public

Fall for the Book: Busboys and Poets Awards: Sonia Sanchez

  • September 25, 2013 at 6:00 pm

Grand Tier III


Free/Non-ticketed

Fall for the Book: Cheryl Strayed

  • September 25, 2013 at 7:30 pm

Concert Hall

Fall for the Book: Conversations

With Alen Cheuse, Jean Marie Blas de Robles, Simon Fruelund

  • September 26, 2013 at 4:30 pm

Grand Tier III

Free/Non-ticketed

Fall for the Book: Short Story Writers

With Scott Garson & Amber Sparks

  • September 26, 2013 at 6:00 pm

Grand Tier III

Free/Non-ticketed

Fall for the Book: MFA Alumni

With Sarah Colona, Joe Hall, Tara Laskowski, Elizabeth Winder

  • September 26, 2013 at 7:30 pm

Grand Tier III

Free/Non-ticketed

Fall for the Book: Mystery Writers of America

With Ellen Crosby, Allison Leotta, Brad Parks, David O. Stewart

  • September 27, 2013 at 6:00 pm

Grand Tier III

Fall for the Book: David Baldacci

  • September 27, 2013 at 7:30 pm

Concert Hall

David Baldacci is the winner of this year’s Mason Award, celebrating authors who have made an extraordinary contribution to connecting literature to the wide reading public. Baldacci’s novels—ranging from his debut, Absolute Power (the basis for the acclaimed Clint Eastwood film), to his latest release, The Hit—have sold more than 110 million copies worldwide, with sales in more than 80 countries and in more than 45 languages. Additionally, Baldacci has spearheaded two organization devoted to spreading a love of reading. He and his wife founded the Wish You Well Foundation to support adult and family literacy in the United States; the organization fosters and promotes the development and expansion of literacy and educational programs. And he also established the innovative Feeding Body & Mind program in partnership with Feeding America, the largest domestic hunger-relief organization in the U.S., to donate books to families in need.

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Laura Benanti

  • September 28, 2013 at 8:00 pm

Concert Hall

This Broadway star, who has enchanted audiences from the stage and the screen, presents an extraordinary evening filled with the emotional ballads and sensational showstoppers that skyrocketed her to fame at the ripe, young age of 19. Benanti has won critical acclaim and accolades for her diverse portrayals of a nun-turned-governess in The Sound of Music and a wallflower-turned-stripper in Gypsy (for which she won a Tony Award in 2008), as well as appearances in The Wedding Singer, Swing!, Nine, Into the Woods, and Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown. She recently had a recurring role on Law & Order and recently starred as a group grief counselor opposite Matthew Perry on NBC's sitcom, Go On. Don't miss this dazzling soprano whom The New York Times has praised as "one of the most beautiful voices in musical theater."

This concert is part of the ARTS, by George! benefit.

$70, $55, $40

Amtrak GPAM Season Sponsor

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