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OneCard Resources

  • Exhibition: Observations of a Box (View)
    When: All Day - Event ends on Monday, March 6th, 2017
    Where: McCabe Library 0 0 - McCabe Lobby

    McCabe Library features work made by students in Professor Logan Grider's Foundation Drawing course from the fall of 2016. The students were given the problem of constructing a three-dimensional composition inside a box built from recycled cardboard. The compositions were inspired by specific paintings by Giotto, Poussin, Titian, and Caravaggio. The students had to think carefully about how light would play inside the boxes and then create windows for either natural light or artificial light to inform their compositions. To complete the project, students made drawings based on close observational study of the compositions inside their boxes.


  • Food for Thought - Records Management (View)
    When: Thursday, January 19th, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    Where: Bond Complex 0 0 - Bond Memorial Hall
    On Thursday, January 19th in Bond Hall from Noon to 1:00pm, we will learn about the College’s new Records Management initiative, facilitated by Melinda Kleppinger and Celia Caust Ellenbogen (http://www.swarthmore.edu/information-security/records-management). 

    Many of us feel overwhelmed by the volume of emails, memos, paperwork, forms, and other documents (both paper and digital) that bombard us on a daily basis. Records Management at Swarthmore is here to help! We will discuss the basics of records management and how some principles can save you time, effort, and space in the workplace and at home.  Come and enjoy lunch with colleagues, meet new people, build connections, and bring your questions, ideas, and an open mind!
  • Alexis Petroff: Floating Drawings (View)
    When: Thursday, January 19th, 2017 12:00pm - 5:00pm
    Where: Lang Performing Arts Center 0 0 - LPAC List Gallery - List Gallery

    The List Gallery Presents: Alexis Petroff: Floating Drawings

    January 19–March 12, 2017

    The List Gallery, Swarthmore College is pleased to host Floating Drawings, an exhibition of mixed-media works by Alexis Petroff, the 2017 Marjorie Heilman Visiting Artist. Petroff will lecture about his work on Thursday, January 19 at 4:30 p.m. in the Lang Performing Arts Center Cinema, Swarthmore College. The List Gallery reception will follow 5:30-7:00 p.m. All are welcome and admission is free. A color catalog will accompany the exhibition, which will remain on view through March 12.

    Inspired by diverse sources, including junk mail, newsprint, personal photographs, and the art of Venezuelan geometric abstractionist, Gego (Gertrud Louise Goldschmidt), Petroff translates linear elements observed in art and nature into volumetric paper forms painted with gouache and supported by wire armatures. His three- dimensional forms float in front of and behind cloth grounds that are appliquéd with opaque or semi-transparent silk shapes and through which other layers and elements can be seen. Building upon and moving beyond his experience as a printmaker and painter, he creates a layered space—an imaginative terrain that parallels the gallery walls but challenges predictable boundaries.

    Since 2010, Petroff has also taken inspiration from found satellite images of long docks and boat houses that jut out into tributaries of the Mississippi and the Saint Johns Rivers. Drawing on an iPad, he interprets the long docks as thin, linear sculptural elements and he renders the boat houses as silk panels that float before the gallery wall as if on a river. His most recent work takes inspiration from the ways in which utility lines attach to the facades of buildings and explores the evocative relationships between transparent and opaque cloth panels. Exploring the poetry of light, matter, and space, Petroff conjures diverse associations with art history and the built environment.

    Alexis Petroff was born in 1956 in Bordeaux, France. His family relocated to Jamaica, Queens, where he attended public school before studying with Jack McCaslin at James Madison University and ultimately receiving a BFA from Indiana University in 1984 and an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1987. He has mounted numerous one person exhibitions in the Chicago area including at the Art Institute, A.R.C. Gallery, and Klein Art Works Gallery and Evanston Arts Center, Evanston, Ill. His work is held in The Joan Flasch Artists' Book Collection, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago; the Ryrerson and Burnham Libraries, The Art Institute of Chicago, the Prints and Drawings Collection at The Art Institute of Chicago, and numerous private collections.

    The List Gallery is located in the Lang Performing Arts Center, Swarthmore College.

    For more information or directions, please contact: apackar1@swarthmore.edu

  • College Possible Info Session (View)
    When: Thursday, January 19th, 2017 12:30pm - 1:00pm
    Where: Parrish 0 0 - Parrish 159

    Alum, Kelly Smemo '15 and Natalie Gainer’15, are coming back to campus to talk to students about their work with College Possible through AmeriCorps. 

    The session will provide a broad overview on what College Possible is, it’s mission and the positions available within the organization. College Possible is a college access and success program serving low income students across the nation. We have a host of AmeriCorps positions available, from coaching high school and college students directly, to more behind the scenes work such as communications, event planning and grant writing. Because we hire through Americorps, we will also discuss the benefits of being an Americorps member.

    Pizza provided
  • Artists Talk: Alexis Petroff (View)
    When: Thursday, January 19th, 2017 4:30pm - 5:29pm
    Where: Lang Performing Arts Center 0 0 - List Gallery - Cinema

    Inspired by diverse sources, including  junk mail, newsprint, personal photographs, and the art of Venezuelan geometric abstractionist, Gego (Gertrud Louise Goldschmidt), Petroff translates linear elements observed in art and nature into volumetric paper forms painted with gouache and supported by wire armatures. His three-dimensional forms float in front of and behind cloth grounds that are appliquéd with opaque or semi-transparent silk shapes and through which other layers and elements can be seen. Building upon and moving beyond his experience as a printmaker and painter, he creates a layered space—an imaginative terrain that parallels the gallery walls but challenges predictable boundaries.

    Alexis Petroff was born in 1956 in Bordeaux, France. His parents, who were Russian immigrants, relocated the family to Jamaica, Queens, where he attended public school before studying with James McClasin at James Madison University and ultimately receiving a BFA from Indiana University in 1984 and an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1987. He has mounted numerous one person exhibitions in the Chicago area including at the Art Institute, A.R.C. Gallery, and Klein Art Works Gallery and Evanston Arts Center, Evanston, Ill. His work is held in The Joan Flasch Artists' Book Collection, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago; the Ryrerson and Burnham Libraries, The Art Institute of Chicago, the Prints and Drawings Collection at The Art Institute of Chicago, and numerous private collections.

    The List Gallery is located in the Lang Performing Arts Center, Swarthmore College.

  • Reception, Alexis Petroff: Floating Drawings (View)
    When: Thursday, January 19th, 2017 5:30pm - 7:00pm
    Where: Lang Performing Arts Center 0 0 - List Gallery

    Gallery Reception: Alexis Petroff: Floating Drawings

    The List Gallery, Swarthmore College is pleased to host Floating Drawings, an exhibition of mixed-media works
    by Alexis Petroff, the 2017 Marjorie Heilman Visiting Artist. Petroff will lecture about his work on Thursday, January 19 at 4:30 p.m. in the Lang Performing Arts Center Cinema, Swarthmore College. The List Gallery reception will follow 5:30-7:00 p.m. All are welcome and admission is free. A color catalog will accompany the exhibition, which will remain on view through March 12.

    Inspired by diverse sources, including junk mail, newsprint, personal photographs, and the art of Venezuelan geometric abstractionist, Gego (Gertrud Louise Goldschmidt), Petroff translates linear elements observed in art and nature into volumetric paper forms painted with gouache and supported by wire armatures. His three- dimensional forms float in front of and behind cloth grounds that are appliquéd with opaque or semi-transparent silk shapes and through which other layers and elements can be seen. Building upon and moving beyond his experience as a printmaker and painter, he creates a layered space—an imaginative terrain that parallels the gallery walls but challenges predictable boundaries.

    Since 2010, Petroff has also taken inspiration from found satellite images of long docks and boat houses that jut out into tributaries of the Mississippi and the Saint Johns Rivers. Drawing on an iPad, he interprets the long docks as thin, linear sculptural elements and he renders the boat houses as silk panels that float before the gallery wall as if on a river. His most recent work takes inspiration from the ways in which utility lines attach to the facades of buildings and explores the evocative relationships between transparent and opaque cloth panels. Exploring the poetry of light, matter, and space, Petroff conjures diverse associations with art history and the built environment.

    Alexis Petroff was born in 1956 in Bordeaux, France. His family relocated to Jamaica, Queens, where he attended public school before studying with Jack McCaslin at James Madison University and ultimately receiving a BFA from Indiana University in 1984 and an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1987. He has mounted numerous one person exhibitions in the Chicago area including at the Art Institute, A.R.C. Gallery, and Klein Art Works Gallery and Evanston Arts Center, Evanston, Ill. His work is held in The Joan Flasch Artists' Book Collection, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago; the Ryrerson and Burnham Libraries, The Art Institute of Chicago, the Prints and Drawings Collection at The Art Institute of Chicago, and numerous private collections.

    The List Gallery is located in the Lang Performing Arts Center, Swarthmore College.

    For more information or directions, please contact: apackar1@swarthmore.edu

  • Film Screening: Boycott & Discussion with Film Maker Clark Johnson (View)
    When: Thursday, January 19th, 2017 7:00pm - 10:30pm
    Where: Lang Performing Arts Center 0 0 - LPAC Cinema
    Boycott is a 2001 American television film directed by Clark Johnson, and starring Jeffrey Wright as Martin Luther King Jr. The film, based on the book Daybreak of Freedom by Stewart Burns, tells the story of the 1955-1956 Montgomery Bus Boycott. Discussion with filmmaker Clark Johnson to follow the screening.
  • Seattle Alumni Author Talk (View)
    When: Thursday, January 19th, 2017 7:00pm - 12:00am

    Attention Seattle Area Alumni, Parents, and Friends, 

    Emily Robbins '07, author of A Word For Love, a novel set in Syria, will be giving a talk and short reading on Thursday, January 19 at 7 p.m. at the Elliot Bay Book Company, 1521 Tenth Avenue in Seattle. Emily welcomes the chance to meet area alumni and their friends at the event and would be happy to extend conversations after the reception to a local café if anyone would like to join her. She will be joined in the event by Cindy Corrie.  

     Some reviews of the book are here. It will be released January 17, by Penguin/Riverhead Books. 

     It is said there are ninety-nine words for “love” in Arabic.  A WORD FOR LOVE is a melodic meditation on the culture, language, and familial devotion that account for the ninety-nine different ways a language expresses the idea we call “love,” told through the story of a young American woman living with a host family while studying Arabic in Syria circa 2008, amid political unrest and on the brink of the war and atrocities we know all too well today. 

    http://www.elliottbaybook.com/event/emily-robbins 

    Emily has studied and worked across the Middle East and North Africa, starting from when she was a student at Swarthmore.  She has been awarded two Fulbright Fellowships for research and writing in Syria and Jordan, and has written for the New York Times.  A Word for Love is her first novel.

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Student Government Organization

Student Government Organization meets Sunday at 7PM in Parrish Parlors for executive board meetings and in Science Center 104 for full general meetings. Visit sgo.swarthmore.edu for more information and a contact form for anyone who would like to send the Chair of Student Outreach questions, comments, or concerns.