Session 1 Workshops Alfred Summer Arts

Alfred University 1 Saxon Drive, Alfred, NY

WORKSHOPS SESSION 1: JUNE 26 - JULY 1 -Augustine Uzor // Figure Painting -Patsy Rausch // From Rag to Relevance, Hand Papermaking -Rachel Davis // Shades of Blue: Indigo Dye, Shibori and Other Methods Alfred Summer Arts features four weeks of week-long arts workshops for all levels; artists, teachers, community members and anyone seeking hands-on […]

Alfred Summer Arts Festival: Making Meaning in an Uncertain World

Alfred University 1 Saxon Drive, Alfred, NY

Alfred University invites you into an immersive five-day festival designed to embrace the creativity of the community in collaboration with local and international visiting artists, July 10th through 16th. FESTIVAL WEEK WORKSHOPS MORNING WORKSHOPS -Sandy Silva // Rhythm, Movement, and Voice -Kathy Kennedy // Low-Watt Radio & Echolocation -George Ferrandi // Still A Ray sculpture […]

Opening Night Alfred Summer arts Festival

Alfred University 1 Saxon Drive, Alfred, NY

Hosted at the Cohen Center for the Arts and the “Cohen Barn” in Alfred, NY, this evening will kick off our festival week of workshops and events. Come have a bite to eat, grab a drink, and mingle with the visiting and emerging artists. For your entertainment there will be live jazz and music by […]

Creating an Open System: Alfred Summer Arts Festival

Alfred University 1 Saxon Drive, Alfred, NY

This event is an informal opportunity to learn more about the creative methods of this years visiting and emerging artists. Expect a variety show format which will offer you the chance to peak inside the processes of these artists. From projected work, to musical interludes, to readings, to creative invitations you are invited to participate […]

Commedia Dell’arte and Other Influences / Selections from the Light Matter Film Festival

Alfred University 1 Saxon Drive, Alfred, NY

Inspired by early Italian comedy known for the variety of improvised sketches and exaggerated characters, this evening of Commedia Dell’arte and other Influences will introduce us to scenes from commedia as well as folk inspired imagery. Join us for an evening of music including Beethoven, Debussy, Britten, and Schumann. Pianist Jasmine Nagano and cellist Ana […]

How to: Slow Down Alfred Summer Arts Festival

Alfred University 1 Saxon Drive, Alfred, NY

Writing, Dance, Live Music, Performance Miller Performing Arts Center About this event Joined by the writer of The Slow Thought Manifesto, Vincenzo Di Niccola will serve as our “MC” for this event which will offer us a variety of disciplinary methods for…slowing down. Taking on the big questions: “what makes new things possible?” and “how […]

A Letter from the Treetops + Dance Party

Alfred University 1 Saxon Drive, Alfred, NY

Live music, performance, music, dance, party About this event Join us for this special evening with Jessie Chandler where he will perform new work from his solo album “A Letter from the Treetops”. When Chandler is not working on his own albums you can find him performing with Midlake and Mercury Rev. This event was […]

Be Coming Birds Alfred SUmmer Arts Festival

Alfred University 1 Saxon Drive, Alfred, NY

How do we be come birds? It all starts with paper and a method called Nebuta. Leading into the festival week artist George Ferrandi will teach participants this handmade process. On the evening of July 15th these creatures will take flight in a parade down Main Street accompanied by low-fi radio music orchestrated by Kathy […]

Making Meaning in an Uncertain World

Alfred University 1 Saxon Drive, Alfred, NY

Closing Night Performance About this event How do we make meaning in an uncertain world? Sometimes it can help to look skyward as artist Bill Gilbert suggests. Inspired by his workshop “walking constellations” this will be an evening dedicated to the process of making meaning by going outwards into the unknown. Whether this quest takes […]