Calling All Performance, Writers, and Visual Artists,

Calling all artists who want to be represented at our reunion in May!
Please note these deadlines!

PERFORMING ARTS

Musicians, composers, dancers, actors, film makers, videographers, animators and other performing artists:

For our 50th reunion we are providing an opportunity to showcase the performing arts as well as visual and literary arts. Samples of your performances will be assembled on a DVD loop to be shown on a monitor in our class headquarters.

Format for submissions:

• Please email your electronic submissions
• Digital slide shows of any performing art forms including head shots, scenes, programs, performances
• Excerpt or trailer for a film or video in FLV or MOV
• Digital recording of music, with or without visuals
• Video (FLV or MOV) of dance, music, theater or any other performance art

To be included, you need to send a description of your performance art to Amy Scott no later than November 1st. The actual materials need to be sent to Amy by December 1st!

Amy Scott
amy@amyfinleyscott.com

LITERARY ARTS: “The Written Word”

“Let me live, love, and say it well in good sentences.”
—Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

As we did for our 45th reunion, we would like to have a representation of the literary arts and other published pieces (Op Eds, scientific papers, scholarly essays, etc.) from class members at our 50th reunion “The Written Word” presentation. These would be beautifully displayed throughout reunion weekend for all to peruse in the Ziskind library along with an electronic display of our classmates’ performing arts accomplishments and class memorabilia. We would ask for prolific authors to choose no more than 2 or 3 books to bring to reunion. No books or papers should be sent to me in advance. Rather, all pieces should be brought to and taken home from reunion. I will be sending reminders in the future. If you would like to participate, drop Jean an email by November 1st for planning purposes.

Jean Merrill
jeanmerrill47@gmail.com

THE VISUAL ARTS

Good news! For our 50th Reunion, we have secured a genuine gallery space to exhibit the artwork of our class. The Oresman Gallery is a dedicated visiting artists gallery in the Brown Fine Arts Center. This means that, for the first time, that we can show art the right way – hanging on the walls! We are hoping to have a reception in the gallery one evening or afternoon and it will be open during reunion.

The Oresman Gallery has limited space. We will be able to show 2-dimensional artwork that is ready for hanging. I believe that we will probably also be able to show some sculptural work on pedestals, but that remains to be confirmed.

How to submit work:

NOW: Email us at the addresses below to let us know of your interest, so we can begin to gauge how many of you will be participating.

BY NOVEMBER 1, 2018, submit:

1. 5-10 digital images of your work, all of which must be available to be shown. These should be JPEGs or PDFs, no larger than 1 MB.
2. a document describing each piece by title, size, media.
3. Anything else you think we should know – website, exhibitions, etc.

BY JANUARY 15, 2019: We will let you know which work has been selected for the show.

You will be told how and when to ship your work to the Gallery.

We can’t wait to see your art – and you, of course!

Ellyn Weiss
eweiss@ucsusa.org; ellynweiss@gmail.com

Amy Finley Scott
amy@amyfinleyscott.com

THEN AND NOW PRESENTATION

Dig out those old pictures and videos! In preparation for our reunion in May of 2019, we are once again going to put together a presentation of the dynamic times our class experienced while at Smith. We need pictures, and in a first for us, VIDEO in all areas – from fire rope leaping in the gym, to friends, house life, parties, classes, protests, faculty, Mountain Day, Rally Day, concerts, and, in particular, Ivy Day and Commencement.

We are still looking for an artistic/technical producer working with what is submitted and what we have from past years to create a DVD presentation to be shown at the dinners at reunion.

We really need a producer for this. Please get in touch with me if interested.

Please send digital images in JPEG or PDF format and video in FLV or MOV format to:

Lisa Getto
eogae@aol.com