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Native American Artist Jaune Quick-To-See Smith


Cultural Events

Spring 2014

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Engage, Educate, Inspire

During our 2013-2014 season of cultural events, Salem College seeks to engage, educate and inspire through the fine arts; scholarship and discussion; the written and spoken word; and performances of all kinds, from music to dance.
Salem College has been educating women for more than 240 years. Today we offer undergraduate majors and minors for young women; graduate programs in education for both women and men; and a range of degree, certificate and non-degree programs for women and men ages 23 and older through the Fleer Center for Adult Education. We are proud to present a wide variety of events each year including authors, performing arts programs, music recitals and art exhibits by distinguished artists, as well as by our faculty and students.

Black History Month Interfaith Worship Service The Vagina Monologues Seventh Annual ScottCares Foundation Step Show The Writers Among Us: Salems Creative Writing Faculty Drawings by Ben Perini Exhibit through March 21 Black History Month Panel: My Sisters Keeper Reception for Artist Ben Perini Celebrating Black History Month: Retracing the Underground Railroad Black History Month Finale Show: My Sisters Keeper

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Sandresky Series: The Pivetta Duo Electricity in Sound Noche Bohemia Craft Talk and Generative Writing Workshop: Prose with Bushra Rehman The Salem College Pierrettes Present Little Shop of Horrors Craft Talk and Generative Writing Workshop: Poetry with Bianca Spriggs Sandresky Series: Flentrop Organ Renovation CelebrationVirginia Vance Pritchard Lecture Series Presents Roberta J. Hill Jaune Quick-to-See Smith Exhibit Salem Choirs Mathias Concert: Masses from Around the World Jaune Quick-To-See Smith: Artist and Arts Worker Barbara Lister Sink Piano Studio: Celebrating Spanish and Latino Culture A Salem College Cabaret! Spotlight on Salem Student Writers Salem Academy Theatre Presents Annie, the Musical Salem Choirs Spring Concert: Honoring our Past, Celebrating our Present Senior Thesis Exhibit through May 24 Reception for Senior Thesis Exhibit Salem Academy Theatre Presents Annie, the Musical Salem College Dance Company Studio Performance

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Cover: Native American artist Jaune Quick-To-See Smith and details from her selected pieces, including her lithograph Modern Times (original 30x 22)

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The June Porter Johnson Series

for the Visual and Performing Arts

Jaune Quick-To-See Smith

Jaune Quick-to-See Smith: Artist and Arts Worker
Thursday, April 10, at 7:30 p.m. Hanes Auditorium, Elberson Fine Arts Center In a distinctive post-expressionist and fusionist style, artist Jaune Quick-to-See Smith addresses the complexities of Native American identity, both on the personal level and as a communal experience. Many of her works draw attention to important issues, including preservation of the environment, racial and gender stereotyping, consumerism, reservation life and war. On this special occasion, she will discuss Native American art and artists of today, with a brief history, while sharing her own creative process and in painting, printmaking, public art and social practice. Free event with general admission seating. Reservations not required. Reception follows talk.

Art ExhibitJaune Quick-To-See Smith

April 4 April 28 | The Galleries at the Elberson Fine Arts Center Gallery hours: Monday Friday, 8:30 a.m. 5:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 1:00 5:00 p.m. Jaune Quick-to-See Smith employs a wide variety of media, working in paint, printmaking and richly textured mixed media pieces. Images and collage elements, including commercial slogans, petroglyphs, rough drawings and layering of text, are unusually intersected into a complex vision. The artist reception is held immediately after her talk on April 10.

These events are made possible by a generous gift from June Porter Johnson.
Salem College continues to bring world-class artists and performers to Winston-Salem through this exciting series. For its inaugural year, in 2012, the June Porter Johnson Series for the Visual and Performing Arts showcased the work of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company in the fall and performance artist Laurie Anderson in the spring. This spring, we will welcome one of todays most acclaimed Native American artists, Jaune Quick-To-See Smith. The internationally renowned painter and printmaker was born on the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Reservation in Montana where she is an enrolled Salish member. Her art addresses tribal politics, human rights and environmental issues with humor. Smith became a working artist while in her 30s and was earning a living as a painter before completing her master of fine arts degree at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. By the mid 1970s, she had founded artists groups, curated exhibitions and organized grassroots protests to express concern for the land and its Native people. Smiths work is held in collections of the Metropolitan Museum, N.Y.; the Whitney Museum, N.Y.; MOMA, N.Y.; the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. She has received four honorary doctorate degrees, received the Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters Grant, a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Womens Caucus for the Arts, the College Art Associations Committee on Women in the Arts Award; New Mexico Governors Award in the Arts; New Mexico Womens Hall of Fame, among other honors.

Author Forums

Visual Art
Salem Choirs Mathias Concert:

Masses from Around the World

Sunday, April 6, 7:30 p.m. Hanes Auditorium, Elberson Fine Arts Center The Salem Choirs will present a concert featuring the Stabat Mater by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi with mezzo-soprano Cristy Lynn Brown and organist Timothy Olsen. There will also be selections from Paul Baslers Missa Kenya and Gyrgy Orbns Mass No. 6, featuring pianist Carmine Mann. This concert is dedicated to musicians Mr. and Mrs. William Mathias, celebrating their lives and love of music. Sonja Sepulveda, conductor.

Drawings by Ben Perini: Random Thoughts and the Fictional Portrait

Exhibition dates: February 17 -March 21 Reception: Friday, February 21, 6:00 8:00 p.m. Mary Davis Holt Gallery, Elberson Fine Arts Center This solo exhibit of fictional portraits consists of large-scale charcoal drawings on paper. The drawings celebrate the simplicity of black charcoal and the beauty of charcoal markings as they are layered, blended, rubbed, brushed, erased and further manipulated by the imagination to portray expressions and thoughts. Scale is an important factor in Perinis work, with some drawings in this show measuring up to seven feet tall. The intent is for the viewer to be absorbed and engulfed by the whole work of art, as he or she decides if the layers of imagery are part of a story or just abstract musings.

An artist all of his life, Perini was born in Brooklyn, New York, and grew up among the great museums of the city, which he visited often from an early age. His first educational art experience was at age eight, attending the Saturday art classes at the Brooklyn Museum. Inspired onward, he never looked back. He is currently a professional illustrator.

Celebrating Caribbean, Latin American and Spanish Culture through the Piano
Friday, April 11, 7:30 p.m. Shirley Recital Hall, Elberson Fine Arts Center Join us for an evening of exciting and haunting piano works inspired by Caribbean, Latin American and Spanish culture, as well as slides of art reflecting the musical content. Students of Salem College Distinguished Professor Barbara Lister-Sink will perform music by Albniz, da Falla, Turina, Lecuona, Gottschalk, Debussy and Ginestera, as well as movements from Granadoss beautiful and virtuosic Goyescas.

Barbara Lister-Sink Piano Studio Recital:

Senior Thesis Exhibit

Exhibition dates: May 2 24; Reception: Friday, May 2, 6:00 8:00 p.m. Gallery hours: 8:30 a.m. 5:00 p.m., Monday Friday 1:00 5:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday The Galleries of the Elberson Fine Arts Center Salems senior interior design and studio art students exhibit their senior thesis projects. Some works may contain mature content.

Musical Performances
The Pivetta Duo Electricity in Sound
Friday, March 7, 7:30 p.m. Shirley Recital Hall, Elberson Fine Arts Center The dynamic Pivetta Duo is known for extreme musical versatility and accomplishment ranging from classical to jazz. Flutist Debra Reuter-Pivetta and pianist Federico Pivetta will present an eclectic program featuring the exciting Sonate by Japanese composer Yuko Uebayashi in honor of International Womens Day.

Pivetta Duo


Sandresky Artist Faculty Series

Recognizing the extraordinary musical heritage of Salem and honoring the leadership and contributions of Clemens Sandresky, who served as Dean of School of Music (from 1952 to 1986), and Margaret Sandresky, renowned organist, composer, professor and alumna (Salem Academy 38;
Salem College 42)

Flentrop Organ Renovation Celebration Distinguished Salem Alumna Virginia Vance C69
Tuesday, March 18, 7:30 p.m. Shirley Recital Hall, Elberson Fine Arts Center Concluding the first full season featuring the renovated 1965/2013 Flentrop organ is a recital by esteemed Salem College alumna Virginia Vance C69. As a student of Dr. John Mueller, and a Fulbright Scholarship recipient who studied with Anton Heiller in Vienna, Vance has enjoyed a distinguished career as college organist and coordinator of music studies at Peace College. Her recital will include works by Bach, Haydn and Mendelssohn.

Salem College has been an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) since 1933.

A Salem College Cabaret!

Sunday, April 13, 7:30 p.m. Shirley Recital Hall, Elberson Fine Arts Center Enjoy an evening of cabaret music featuring the vocal studio of Cristy Lynn Brown. Cabaret, a form of entertainment featuring music, song, recitation, comedy and drama, is having a revival in the 21st century. This concert will be the culmination of a weeklong workshop led by Salem College alumna Sarah Lee Michaels, who will guide the voice students in creating their own individual Cabaret experiences.

5 Salem Choirs Spring Concert: Honoring our Past, Celebrating our Present
Friday, April 25, 8:00 p.m.| Hanes Auditorium, Elberson Fine Arts Center The Salem Chamber Choir, Chorale and SuperTonix will present an eclectic program of music from the medieval period to Adele. Join us as we combine forces with the Salem Alumnae Choir to honor the work of Salem faculty emeriti, conductor Paul Peterson and voice professor Joan Jacobowsky. Enjoy highlights from Salem College choirs European tours of the 1960s as well as highlights from last summers Greece tour. This concert offers a musical gift for everyone as we connect the past, the present and the future of the Salem College choirs. Conducted by Dr. Sonja Sepulveda; accompanied by Carmine Mann.

Performing Art
The Vagina Monologues
Thursday Saturday, February 6 8, 8:00 p.m. Drama Workshop, Elberson Fine Arts Center V-Day Salem College 2014 presents studentled benefit performances of The Vagina Monologues to raise awareness of violence against women. Originally written and performed by award-winning playwright Eve Ensler, The Vagina Monologues is based on interviews with women of different ages, nationalities, ethnicities and circumstances. Admission by ticket only: $10 general admission, $8 all students. Reservations: or 336-917-5493. Proceeds from this performance will be donated to Family Services and the International V-Day Campaign. Recommended for a mature audience. their hands, chests, feet and legs. The decibel level during the event is high as the vibrations from the heavy steps shake the stage. Admission is by ticket only. Tickets and information: or call 336-525-1723. $7 students and adults in advance; $15 at the door on the day of the show; $5 children ages 6-14; ages 5 and younger free. (No checks accepted on site. Credit cards will be accepted.) ScottCares is a 501C3 organization, and proceeds will fund scholarships for local deserving students. Co-sponsored by Black Americans Demonstrating Unity (BADU) and the Salem College step team, The Ghost Ryders.

Seventh Annual ScottCares Foundation Step Show

Friday, February 8, 7:00 p.m. | Hanes Auditorium, Elberson Fine Arts Center Help support local student scholarships. The public is invited to witness college and university Greek letter organizations participate in a high-energy, high-impact step show. Stepping is choreographed music produced from peoples own instruments:

Celebrating Black History Month

Interfaith Worship Service
Thursday, February 6, 4:30 - 5:15 p.m. | Shirley Recital Hall Celebrate black heritage through readings, prayers and music. Various forms of spirituality and faith in the black tradition will be highlighted. Sponsored by the Chaplains Office and BADU (Black Americans Demonstrating Unity)

My Sisters Keeper
Panel Discussion
Thursday, February 20, 4:30 - 5:45 p.m. | Shirley Recital Hall An open discussion on issues of inclusivity related to (but not limited to) race, class, gender and sexual orientation will be offered as panelists, including Salem students, faculty and representatives from the greater Winston-Salem community, respond to questions. Free admission

Pedal for Peace: Retracing the Underground Railroad

Thursday, February 27, 7:30 p.m. Shirley Recital Hall, Elberson Fine Arts Center An estimated 100,000 enslaved Americans traversed the Underground Railroad to find freedom in free states and Canada. Adrienne Barnette, licensed professional counselor, and Claire Huller, K-12 intervention specialist, will recount their own 800-mile journey by bike along the Underground Railroad, a mission for character education, historical investigation, scientific exploration and humanitarian engagement. Hear this duo share their experiences through video, pictures and song and learn about the North Carolina The Pedal for Peace project that encourages students to seek out history, study character within individuals, and reflect upon their own character in order to develop a strong responsibility to implement positive social interaction throughout and within their global community. Free event, sponsored by the Office of Cultural Events.

Finale Show
Friday, February 28, 7:00 p.m. | Hanes Auditorium Families and the community are invited to celebrate Black History Month through historical presentations, dance, song, skits, spoken word and more. Refreshments follow. A percentage of the proceeds will support The Power of T.E.E.N.S., Inc., a charitable organization working to empower teens and to combat the spread of HIV/AIDS. Tickets: $5 in advance (adults), $7 at the door (adults), $3 children ages 4-10, free for children 3 and under. Sponsored by BADU (Black Americans Demonstrating Unity). For more information, please contact Alicen Brown at or Krishauna Hines-Gaither, at

All Performing Arts and Black History Month events will take place in the Elberson Fine Arts Center.

Noche Bohemia
Friday, March 7, 7:30 p.m. | Bryant Hall Noche Bohemia is a celebration with students, professors and members of the community, offering performances to explore the cultures and identities of different Spanish-speaking countries. It is a time to celebrate with music and food! The event will include a small catwalk in which students and visitors will model traditional clothing from different Hispanic countries. Dont miss out! For information and to purchase tickets contact: Sponsored by the student group H.O.L.A. (Helping Organize Latin Americans)

Little Shop of Horrors

Salem College Pierrettes Present

Thursday - Sunday, March 13 - 16, 8:00 p.m. Drama Workshop, Elberson Fine Arts Center

Once upon a time, there was a young orphan named Seymour who worked for the fatherly Mr. Mushnik in a flower shop on Skid Row. But business was slow until Seymour acquired a small Venus flytrap-like plant for the shop. He named it Audrey II in honor of another Audrey, his beloved, beautiful co-worker. As Seymour learns how to properly feed and nurture his plant, Audrey II undergoes a series of remarkable growth spurts. Business in the shop booms as Audrey II becomes an irresistible attraction. What happens next in this musical botanical love story will reach out and grab you until you are totally consumed. Book and lyrics by Howard Ashman with music by Alan Menken. Tickets: $10 general admission, $8 for all students.

Salem College Dance Company

Spring Student Performance
Thursday and Friday, May 8 9, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 10, 2:00 p.m. Drama Workshop, Elberson Fine Arts Center Enjoy a celebration of dance as students present choreography from different dance genres. Tickets: Free for Salem students; $5 Salem faculty, staff and all other students; $10 general admission. Sponsored by the Salem College Dance Company.

Womens History Month

March 2014

Salem Academy Theatre Presents Annie

Thursday Sunday, April 24 27, 7:00 p.m. Friday - Saturday, May 2-3, 7:00 p.m.; Sunday, May 4, 2:00 p.m. Drama Workshop | Admission is Free. Join us for a special performance of Annie, a heartwarming musical about love, luck and eternal optimism. After losing her parents, a young girl named Annie dreams of a family of her own from the confines of a drab and dreary orphanage run by greedy, uncaring Miss Hannigan. When Annie gets the chance to experience life at Daddy Warbucks opulent mansion, she discovers that a family can form wherever there is love. Featuring favorite songs including Maybe, Tomorrow, and Hard Knock Life, Annie is a delightful musical for the whole family.
Produced with permission from Music Theatre International, from the book, Annie, by Thomas Meehan, with music by Charles Strouse and lyrics by Martin Charnin.

Join Salem in honoring women, whose courage and contributions have helped shaped the world around us. For Womens History Month event information, visit culturalevents

The Written Word

These free events are sponsored by the Center for Women Writers at Salem College.

Craft Talks & Generative Writing Workshops

Two prominent authors will lead craft talks that end with a generative writing workshop. Bring your stamina, pencils and paper!

The Writers Among Us

Monday, February 10, 7:00 p.m. Saal, Single Sisters House

Salems Creative Writing Faculty

Prose with Bushra Rehman

Saturday, March 8, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Room 113, Single Sisters House Author Bushra Rehmans first Rehman novel,Corona (Sibling Rivalry Press), is adark comedy about being South Asian in the United States and was noted among this years Best Debut Fiction by Poets & Writers. She co-edited the anthologyColonize This! Young Women of Color on Todays Feminism, which was included inMs. Magazines100 Best Non-Fiction Books of All Time.Her writing also has been featured on BBC Radio 4, WNYC and KPFAl and inPoets & Writers, TheNew York Times, India Currents, Crab Orchard Review, Sepia Mutiny, Color Lines, The Feminist Wire and Mizna: Prose, Poetry and Art Exploring Arab America.

Members of the creative writing faculty will discuss the writing process and read from published and new material. The work of Joseph Cooper, author of Touch Me(BlazeVox 2009) andAutobiography of a Stutterer(BlazeVox 2007), has appeared in numerous journals, including Bombay Gin, Dear Sir, Diode and Ditch. Neina Gordon received her BA in philosophy from the University of California, Los Angeles, and an MFA in creative writing from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where she was the Fred Chappell Fellow and worked as fiction editor forThe Greensboro Review. Sheryl Monks is the recipient of a NC Regional Artist Project grant as well as the Reynolds Price Short Fiction Award. Her short story collection,All the Girls in France,was a recent finalist for the Hudson Prize, sponsored by Black Lawrence Press. Metta Sma is author of Nocturne Trio(YesYes Books 2012) andSouth of Here(New Issues Press 2005, published under Lydia Melvin). Her poems, fiction, creative non-fiction, interviews and reviews Cooper have been published or are Sma forthcoming inAll About Skin, The Baffler, Blackbird, Bluestem, Crab Orchard Review, Drunken Boat, The Drunken Boat, Esque, among others.

Poetry with Bianca Spriggs

Saturday, March 15, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Room 113, Single Sisters House An Affrilachian Poet and Cave Canem Fellow, Bianca Spriggs is a Spriggs multidisciplinary artist who lives and works in Lexington, Ky.Named as one of the Top 30 Performance Poets byThe Root and a Pushcart Prize nominee, Spriggs is the recipient of a 2013 Al Smith Individual Artist Fellowship in Poetry and multiple Artist Enrichment and Arts Meets Activism grants from the Kentucky Foundation for Women. In partnership with the Kentucky Domestic Violence Association, she createdThe SwallowTale Project,a creative writing workshop designed for incarcerated women,and is creator and artistic director of the Wild Women of Poetry Slamfeatured at the Kentucky Women Writers Conference. These free events are limited to 20 participants in the greater Winston-Salem area, including Salem Academy and College faculty, students and staff.



Roberta J. Hill

Pritchard Lecture Series Presents

Wednesday, April 2, 7:30 p.m. Shirley Recital Hall, Elberson Fine Arts Center Celebrate National Poetry Month with poet Roberta J. Hill, a member of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin. Hill is the author of Philadelphia Towers, Star Quilt and Cicadas: New and Selected Poems. She is a professor of English and American Indian studies at the University of WisconsinMadison.Her doctoral dissertation is a biography that documents the life of her grandmother, Dr. Lillie Rosa Minoka-Hill, a member of the New York-based Mohawk tribe. Minoka-Hill graduated from the former Philadelphia Womens Medical College in 1899, making her the second Native American woman to hold a medical degree in the United States.

Spotlight on Salem Students

Wednesday, April 16, 7:00 p.m. Shirley Recital Hall, Elberson Fine Arts Center This event showcases the creative talent of Salems students. Join us for a lively evening of readings of original poetry and prose and the unveiling of Incunabula,SalemColleges literary and artistic magazine.

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