Jeremy Bolen, “Slow Pause”
Monday, January 11 – Friday, February 12
Art installation, Gallery 406, Arts West
Jeremy Bolen’s exhibition features a collection of images, videos, hybrid objects and sculptures that explore human and non-human interaction with the invisible. During this time when all are intimately dealing with a pandemic, issues of what can and can’t be perceived have become paramount. Using the resources and archives of several scientific institutions including Yerkes Observatory in Williams Bay, Wisconsin and Argonne National Laboratory in Lemont, Illinois, as well as makeshift seismographs and early writings on climate change, “Slow Pause” incorporates unique, material-based, site-specific recordings to explore modes of understanding the unseen and how our patterns of movement impact the world in which we live. Much of Bolen’s work involves the invisible presence that remains from various scientific experiments and human interactions with the earth’s surface. His work has been exhibited widely at locations around the world. Bolen is assistant professor of photography at Georgia State University and a co-founder and co-organizer of the Deep Time Chicago collective. He is represented by Andrew Rafacz Gallery, Chicago.
Tectonic Plates, Alamance County’s Science Café:
“COVID-19 vaccine: Is it safe for me?”
Tuesday, January 12, 7 p.m.
Learn cutting-edge science in a relaxed informal atmosphere without all the technical jargon. Programs are held on the second Tuesday of each month (September through May). In January, Jessica Merricks, Elon assistant professor of biology, will discuss COVID-19 vaccines.
Information is available at https://www.facebook.com/TectonicPlatesScienceCafe.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Address
Tuesday, January 19, 7:30 p.m.
Virtual discussion available at www.elon.edu/live
Participants: Deena A. Hayes-Greene, Racial Equity Institute of Greensboro, NC; Randy Williams, Elon University Vice President and Associate Provost for Inclusive Excellence; and Stephanie Baker, Elon University Assistant Professor of Public Health Studies
Deena A. Hayes-Greene is a racial equity consultant, trainer and community/institutional organizer whose work focuses on the impacts of race and racism on individuals, systems, institutions and organizations. Her work examines the impact of the broader environmental and social determinants of well-being and opportunity and the power analysis that guides institutions and organizations to dismantle racism. Hayes-Greene is the co-founder and managing director of the Racial Equity Institute LLC, a minority-owned business based in Greensboro, North Carolina, focused on racial equity training and consulting throughout the United States. As a community leader, she has served on the Guilford County Board of Education since 2002 and as its chair since 2018. Her advocacy has challenged the school district to investigate the structural causes of the disparate outcomes of African American and other students of color as chair of the Achievement Gap Committee, the Historically Underutilized Business Advisory (HUB) Committee and the School Safety/Gang Education Committee. As chair of the HUB Advisory Committee, she illuminated the disparities in school construction and goods and services data and initiated efforts to examine institutional practices and systemic barriers. Hayes-Greene is also the chair of the board of directors for the International Civil Rights Center and Museum and a judge for the Roddenbury Foundation. She is a member of the NC State DMC-RED Subcommittee (Disproportionate Minority Contact – Racial and Ethnic Disparities), Guilford Anti-Racism Alliance and the Ole Asheboro Street Neighborhood Association. She has also served on the Human Relations Committee for the City of Greensboro and the Guilford Gang Commission.
Phoenix Piano Trio presents
“Happy Birthday Beethoven (and many more!)”
Virtual performance from Whitley Auditorium available on Facebook Live, date TBD
To commemorate the birthday of Ludwig van Beethoven, the Phoenix Piano Trio (Victoria Fischer Faw, piano; Dan Skidmore, violin; and Meaghan Skogen, cello) will perform a recital of works by the admired German composer and pianist.
Department of Performing Arts presents
“Beast Mode Champion”
Thursday, January 28, 7:30 p.m.
Directed by Kirby Wahl
Virtual performance available at www.elonperformingarts.com
“Beast Mode Champion” is a high-octane rock musical set in the sweaty and hilarious world of professional wrestling. The show, slamming to life in and around the wrestling ring, plumbs the murky depths of masculinity, identity and performance through a team of unlikely heroes, thrust into the arena of pro wrestling in search of power, fame and love. “Beast Mode Champion” is receiving its workshop premiere at Elon University, after being developed at the Graduate Musical Theatre Writing program at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts by Dan Gibson ’10 and Alex Higgin-Houser.