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Diamonds, Rings and Courts: Sport Is More Than a Game

Sep 22, 2017
4:30 pm — 7:00 pm
Dr. M. T. Geoffrey Yeh Art Gallery
Open to Public
September 22, 2017 4:30 pm

Exhibit: September 5 - November 17, 2017

Opening Reception:  Friday, September 22, 2017, 4:30 - 7 p.m.

This exhibition is inspired by SJU’s legendary athletic achievements. It brings together fifteen artists who repurpose and deconstruct the ubiquitous language and symbolism of sport. 

Participating Artists
Gina AdamsEmma Amos
Holly BassDerek Fordjour
Shaun LeonardoJC Lenochan
Andrea KatzRay Materson
Leah ModiglianiMaria Molteni
Cheryl PopeRonny Quevedo
Karen ShawJean Shin
Kevin J. VarroneLee Walton

Friday, September 22, 4:30 p.m.
Dr. M. T. Geoffrey Yeh Art Gallery
"Poetry for Shelter and Social Justice" open mic at reception

Monday, September 25, 1:30 p.m.
Dr. M. T. Geoffrey Yeh Art Gallery
Conceptual artist team JEFF&GORDON (Jeff Foye and Gordon Winiemko) will talk about their own special version of the elite racquet sport squash, which they learned to play for their performative video piece “How You Play The Game,” which was made in response to the subprime mortgage crisis of the late 2000s. 

Monday, September 25, 7 p.m.
D'Angelo Cafe
Join us to admire the poignant sounds of the veena - a classical Indian instrument played by Rajastan-born, Queens-based musician Nivedita Shivraj. 

Tuesday, October 10, 2 p.m.
D'Angelo Cafe
"Love and Football (Amore e Calcio)" play reading
Translated by Dave Johnson and Laura Caparrotti
A production of Kairos Italy Theater

Friday, October 20, 10 a.m.
Dr. M. T. Geoffrey Yeh Art Gallery
"Game Devices for New Aesthetic Positioning"
Artist Lee Walton will discuss his system and sports-based strategies for creating new aesthetic experiences.

Saturday, October 21, 10 a.m.
Dr. M. T. Geoffrey Yeh Art Gallery
Lee Walton hosts a walk through New York City followed by an 18-hole round of golf. The artist invites students and the public to join him.

Thursday, October 26, 5 - 9 p.m.
Auditorium, SJU Manhattan Campus
"Make a Shot, Take a Shot" with Dave Johnson, poetry marathon
"Diamonds, Rings and Courts: Sports Is More Than a Game" artists in conversation: Cheryl Pope, Shawn Leonardo, JC Leochan, Dave Johnson

Monday, October 30, 1:50 p.m.
Dr. M. T. Geoffrey Yeh Art Gallery
"Sports & Propaganda" lecture by Associate Professor of History Mauricio Borrero, Ph.D.

Monday, November 13, 1:50 p.m.
Dr. M. T. Geoffrey Yeh Art Gallery
Sports Management Chair Ermese Ivan, Ph.D., along with Simon Pack, Ph.D., and Maria Molteni will discuss issues of sport and social justice. Join us to learn how sports managers and artists are working together for a better world. 

Please note that all events are free and open to public. Light refreshments will be served after the late events. We recommend you contact Yulia Tikhonova to RSVP.