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October 2018

Sarah Maline, “Banksy in Context”

October 3, 2018 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Bjorn Lounge (Education Center), University of Maine at Farmington, 168 High Street
Farmington, ME 04938 United States
Sarah Maline, “Banksy in Context”

Dr. Sarah Maline, Associate Professor Art History at UMF, explores the social, political, and artistic context of the radical graffiti of the mysterious Banksy.

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The New Commons Film Series: ​EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP

October 4, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Emery Community Arts Center, University of Maine at Farmington, Academy Street
Farmington, ME 04938 United States
The New Commons Film Series: ​EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP

The New Commons Film Series Presents EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP, a 2010 documentary film directed by Banksy about a French immigrant in the United States who becomes increasingly obsessed with street art.

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Keynote Event: Nick Tobier, “Pardon the Interruption: Art as an Agent of Change in the Civic Sphere”

October 10, 2018 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Emery Community Arts Center, University of Maine at Farmington, Academy Street
Farmington, ME 04938 United States
Keynote Event: Nick Tobier, “Pardon the Interruption: Art as an Agent of Change in the Civic Sphere”

Join Nick Tobier, artist and Professor in the School of Art & Design at the University of Michigan, as he explains his unique artistic vision of being a participant-observer of street life and the social life of public places.

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Water Bear Confabulum 2018

October 27, 2018
Downtown Farmington Farmington, ME 04938 United States
Water Bear Confabulum 2018

The Water Bear Confabulum is an annual alternative arts festival and series of events in Farmington, Maine that celebrate diverse artistic and community voices. This year's installment includes art alleys in downtown Farmington, an art walk, and a 5K trail run.

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Keynote Event: Anthony Davis, ​“Race, White Backlash and the Spiritual Quest: Jazz Responds to the Struggle for Civil Rights”

October 31, 2018 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Emery Community Arts Center, University of Maine at Farmington, Academy Street
Farmington, ME 04938 United States
Keynote Event: Anthony Davis, ​“Race, White Backlash and the Spiritual Quest: Jazz Responds to the Struggle for Civil Rights”

Join composer Anthony Davis for a lecture and performance to initiate the New Commons Project's programming for John Coltrane's "Alabama."

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November 2018

The New Commons Film Series: CHASING TRANE

November 1, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Emery Community Arts Center, University of Maine at Farmington, Academy Street
Farmington, ME 04938 United States
The New Commons Film Series: CHASING TRANE

The New Commons Film Series presents CHASING TRANE: THE JOHN COLTRANE DOCUMENTARY. This 2016 film (directed by John Scheinfeld) gives a thoughtful and thorough overview of the saxophonist's life and music.

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G​ustavo Aguilar Get Libre Collective, ​“We Insist! Max Roach’s ‘Freedom Now Suite’ (with Coltrane’s ‘Alabama’)”

November 7, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Emery Community Arts Center, University of Maine at Farmington, Academy Street
Farmington, ME 04938 United States
G​ustavo Aguilar Get Libre Collective, ​“We Insist! Max Roach’s ‘Freedom Now Suite’ (with Coltrane’s ‘Alabama’)”

The Gustavo Aguilar Get Libre Collective featuring ​Christine Correa​ (vocals), ​Jon Hallstrom​ (guitar), and ​Eric Thomas​ (woodwinds) perform dynamic renditions of two classic jazz works of the 1960s civil rights movement: "We Insist! Max Roach's 'Freedom Now Suite'" and John Coltrane's "Alabama."

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Anthony Green, “Today’s Music Through Activism”

November 20, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Emery Community Arts Center, University of Maine at Farmington, Academy Street
Farmington, ME 04938 United States

Join musician Anthony Green for a lively consideration of the relationship between contemporary music and political activism.

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Keynote Event: ​Wendy Lee, ​“PERSUASION’s​ Long Goodbye: Jane Austen and the End of Life”

November 28, 2018 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Emery Community Arts Center, University of Maine at Farmington, Academy Street
Farmington, ME 04938 United States
Keynote Event: ​Wendy Lee, ​“PERSUASION’s​ Long Goodbye: Jane Austen and the End of Life”

Dr. Wendy Lee, Assistant Professor of English at New York University, situates Jane Austen's PERSUASION (her final novel) as a work uniquely attuned to questions of mortality.

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Panel Discussion of ​PERSUASION ​with Wendy Lee, Dan Gunn, Misty Krueger, and Stephen Grandchamp

November 28, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Mantor Library (second floor), University of Maine at Farmington, 116 South Street
Farmington, ME 04938 United States
Panel Discussion of ​PERSUASION ​with Wendy Lee, Dan Gunn, Misty Krueger, and Stephen Grandchamp

Join the discussion of key issues in Jane Austen's PERSUASION with: Dr. Wendy Lee, Assistant Professor of English at New York University; Dr. Dan Gunn, Professor of English at UMF; Dr. Misty Krueger, Assistant Professor of English at UMF; and Dr. Stephen Grandchamp, Postdoctoral Fellow of…

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December 2018

Panel on Gender and Literary Form with ​Kate Colby​ and ​Anna Moschovakis

December 4, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Mantor Library (second floor), University of Maine at Farmington, 116 South Street
Farmington, ME 04938 United States
Panel on Gender and Literary Form with ​Kate Colby​ and ​Anna Moschovakis

Join poet and essayist Kate Colby and poet, novelist, and translator Anna Moschovakis for an examination of key issues surrounding gender and literary form as part of the New Commons Project's consideration of Jane Austen's PERSUASION.

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Dan Gunn, “Some Sentences from ​PERSUASION​”

December 5, 2018 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Emery Community Arts Center, University of Maine at Farmington, Academy Street
Farmington, ME 04938 United States
Dan Gunn, “Some Sentences from PERSUASION”

Dr. Dan Gunn, Professor of English at UMF, provides insight into the intricate writing style of Jane Austen's PERSUASION.

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