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Curiosity Forum: Art for the Living World with Patricia Johanson (4/22/15) 7pm

Event date: Wednesday, April 22, 2015 – 7:00pm Event address:  Freight Depot Theater Hubbard Hall, 25 E. Main St. Cambridge, NY 12816 Join us for a talk by renowned landscape

Curiosity Forum & Book Talk: Mah Jongg – The Art & History of the Game (11/13/14)

Location: Battenkill Books Start: 11/13/2014 7:00 pm The premiere event – first event on the book tour!  Show-and-Tell Author Gregg Swain invites attendees to bring in their own Mah Jongg

Curiosity Forum: Art for the Living World with Patricia Johanson (4/22/15) 7pm

Event date:
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 – 7:00pm
Event address: 
Freight Depot Theater
Hubbard Hall, 25 E. Main St.
Cambridge, NY 12816

Join us for a talk by renowned landscape architect Patricia Johanson.

Art for the Living World  

For the past 40 years, Patricia Johanson’s multi-disciplinary designs have combined art, ecology, landscaping, and functional infrastructure–redirecting her education in art and architecture and her deep study of the natural world. She has been a repeated keynote speaker for the International Federation of Landscape Architects; her work has been seen in over 150 exhibitions and housed in the permanent collections of many museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Museum of Modern Art in New York; and her writings have been translated into 11 languages.

Recent studies of her work include the books Patricia Johanson and the Reinvention of Public Environmental Art (2013), A Field Guide to Patricia Johanson’s Works (2012), Patricia Johanson’s House and Garden Commission: Reconstruction of Modernity (2008), and the biography Art and Survival: Patricia Johanson’s Environmental Projects (2006).

Through examples of her work, Patricia Johanson shows how art, ecology and infrastructure can be combined into multi-functional public landscapes. Her projects in Dallas, San Francisco, Petaluma, California, Salt Lake City and Scranton, Pennsylvania incorporate municipal basins, sewers, water-treatment systems, flood control structures and restored wildlife habitats into public parks and trails that are framed and made accessible by sculpture. Her work embodies her attunement to the meaning of each place and her vision of the city as an ecological art form.

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On Light with Russ Leslie (4/12/15) 4 PM

Start: 04/12/2015 4:00 pm Freight Depot

Join us for a talk on light given by Russ Leslie, professor and associate director of the Lighting Research Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Lighting and Life:

The Astounding World of Lighting Research

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RPI’s Lighting Research Center (LRC) is at the nexus of a revolution. Lighting affects us in so many ways: sleep quality, airline comfort and safety, Alzheimer’s care, submarines, snow plows, pedestrian safety, milk production, school performance, star gazing, and economic development to name but a few. Professor Russ Leslie, Associate Director and co-founder of the LRC, will give some examples of what’s cooking behind the façade of Troy’s historic Gurley Building, the home of the world’s preeminent center for lighting research and education. The LRC’s work spans basic science to full scale application of new techniques and technologies that are changing society and are increasingly affecting your daily lives.

Russ Leslie is a practicing architect, Professor of Architecture at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and Associate Director of the Lighting Research Center (LRC), the world’s largest multi-disciplinary center for lighting research and education. Co-founder of the LRC, Leslie is responsible for program development and operation of the LRC’s $6 million dollar annual research and education operation. He is the program head for the LRC’s graduate programs in lighting. Leslie teaches and conducts research in architecture, lighting, daylighting, and energy efficiency. He holds degrees from Brown University in psychology, Rhode Island College in teaching, and Rensselaer in architecture.

Russ Leslie  professor and associate director of the Lighting Research Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Russ Leslie professor and associate director of the Lighting Research Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Location:
Freight Depot Theater Hubbard Hall, 25 E. Main St. Cambridge, New York 12816 United States

 

CANCELLED AND RESCHEDULED FOR JUNE –The Underground Railroad Revisited

CANCELLED AND RESCHEDULED FOR JUNE. As soon as we settle on a date, we will let you know. Thank you!

Location: Freight Depot

Paul and Mary Liz Stewart, independent researchers and Scholars in Residence at Russell Sage College, bring their seminal research on the Underground Railroad movement to Hubbard Hall this June. The Underground Railroad, often remembered as being characterized by tunnels, dark of night escapes, coded language and hidey-holes, was far more extensive and complex than these ideas have led us to believe.  In the midst of significant pro-slavery sentiment, New York State was home to many abolitionists working to abolish the institution of slavery in our state and nation and it was visited by many who had escaped enslavement and sought a life of freedom. Join with the Stewarts as they share a new interpretation of a very old story and explain the various initiatives in which Underground Railroad History Project of the Capital Region, Inc. is engaged as it works to connect the public with this local history and its relevancy for us today.

 

Location:

Freight Depot Theater Hubbard Hall Cambridge, New York 12816 United States