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  Events for February 20, 2013

Shannon Stratton: threewalls Chicago

- Location: Nevins Theater
(9:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
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Shannon Stratton: Founder and executive director of threewallls Chicago

Date: Wednesday, Feb. 20
Time: 9 - 11 A.M.
Location: Nevins Theater
Cost to Attend: Free
Sponsored By: Sculpture/Dimensional Studies

Shannon Stratton is a founder and current Executive and Creative Director of threewalls Chicago, a not-for-profit residency and exhibition space. Founded in 2003, threewalls has grown from a start-up exhibition space to a vital visual arts organization that supports contemporary visual arts in Chicago through solo exhibitions for regional artists, residencies, grants to artists, publications, conferences and commissioning programs.

Stratton’s background is both in studio practice and art history, theory and criticism with a focus in craft practice and artist-run administration. Her writing on contemporary craft, fiber art and exhibitions has been published by Berg Publishing and Ronsdale Press as well as university galleries, art centers, commercial galleries and magazines throughout the United States and Canada.

With Green Lantern Press she founded and published (via threewalls) PHONEBOOK, a guide to contemporary independant and artist-run projects, now in its third volume, and The Artists Run Chicago Digest, a companion, appraisal and extension to the exhibition of the same name at The Hyde Park Center.

In the Fall of 2012 Shannon was in residence on the Critical Studies Fellowship at the Cranbrook Academy of Art.
LINKS: http://www.shannonstratto...;

Class Rings

- Location: Powell Campus Center
(10:00 AM - 3:00 PM)
Stop by the table in the lobby of Powell to look over the class ring selection and make your order!

Class rings are an enduring memento of your college years - don’t miss out on getting one!

Representatives from Balfour will be available to answer your questions and help with ring sizing.

Wellness Walk

- Location: Health Services at the Wellness Center
(3:00 PM - 3:45 PM)
Why not come to a Wellness Walk with us on Wednesday 2/20 at 3 p.m. We are meeting at the Health Services in the Wellness Center and going for a 45-minute walk. Lets get to the heart of the matter, care about Heart Health.

Somali Women Escape Violence ... Could You Do It?

- Location: Judson Leadership Center
(5:30 PM - 6:30 PM)
The Women of Influence Series Presents ... Marnie Shaffer! Her talk explores the challenges and opportunities for Somali refugee women in Johannesburg as they adopt new gender roles, manage their households, and provide for their families in the face of Somali patriarchy and persistent threats to their personal safety as foreigners in South Africa.

2/20-23 - Swim @ Ithaca

- Location: Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY
(All Day)
The Swim team will be away for the Empire 8/UNYSCSA. This multi day event will be held at Ithaca College.

Open Call For Collaborators

- Location: McGee 207
(All Day)
Open Call for Collaborators

Date: Wednesday, Feb. 20th
Time: All Day (except 1:20-4:10)
Location: McGee 207
Cost to Attend: Free
Sponsored By: Institute for Electronic Arts and the Division of Expanded Media

Incoming IEA visiting artist Kristen Lucas is looking for participants to collaborate with. Specifically, Kristen is looking to make improvisational video "demonstrations" of performers interacting with various props (such as a vase, Frisbee, a tire).

The goal of this project is to defamiliarize, ambiguate, and exaggerate the language and function of gestures and objects, reaching a level of communication beyond readability.

Participants are also encouraged to bring props of their own. No need to make appointments, participation is drop in, drop out for as long as you’d like. No acting experience is necessary, and participants will be showered with compliments and complimentary snacks!

If you would like more information, please send an e-mail to Devin Henry at

Examples of Lucas’s work can be viewed at: