Events at Reed
Welcome to the Reed College events site! All events listed below are open to the public and are free, unless noted otherwise.
June 14 EVENT CANCELED
An Evening with Barbara Ehrenreich ’63: “The History and Politics of Festivities”
8 p.m., Kaul Auditorium
Writer Barbara Ehrenreich is the 2012 recipient of the Thomas Lamb Eliot Award for Lifetime Achievement by a Reed College Graduate. Ehrenreich is the author of 21 books, including the New York Times best sellers Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America (2001) and Bright-Sided: How Positive Thinking Is Undermining America (2010), as well as Dancing in the Streets: A History of Collective Joy (2007), and she is a frequent contributor to the New York Times, Harpers, the Progressive, and Time magazine. Ehrenreich will receive the award and give a talk based on her research for Dancing in the Streets.
Artist Reception & One-Day Video installation: Tiffany Lee Brown
Anakena: The Easter Island Project
1–4 p.m., Hauser Library lobby
Conversation with the artist, 3 p.m.
The Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery, Reed College, is proud to present a one-day video installation by Portland artist, author, and PLAZM editor Tiffany Lee Brown in conjunction with her installation, Anakena: The Easter Island Project, housed in the Cooley's Case Works project space in the Hauser Library. The artist will speak about the work with Cooley Gallery curator Stephanie Snyder.
Ongoing through June 15
Exhibition: Lena Lencek
Geochromes: The Spirit of Place in Line and Color
Exhibition viewing hours: Noon–5 p.m., Sunday, June 9, Vollum lounge
The Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery is proud to present an exhibition of recent paintings by Lena Lencek, celebrated author and professor of Russian and humanities at Reed College. The works in Geochromes were created in 2011–13 in some of the world’s most magical environments, including Tuscany, Puglia, the U.S. Southwest, Baja California, and the Oregon coast. “I sketch on the road, the air, and the sea because only when I look with my pen and brush do I catch and fix the fleeting conjunction between the timeless geography of land and my moment and the memories to come.” Lencek’s paintings vibrate with a brilliant synesthetic resonance. Request more information about the exhibition and make a viewing appointment by email. For more about her work and art, please visit this website.
June 24–July 28
Chamber Music Northwest: 43rd Annual Summer Festival
Mondays, Thursdays, Saturdays, 8 p.m., Kaul Auditorium
Final concert: July 28, 4 p.m., Kaul Auditorium
Open rehearsals in Kaul Auditorium begin at 11 a.m. on July 3, July 12, July 17, and July 26. Informal Q&A sessions conclude each rehearsal. Supervised children age 7 and up are welcome to attend. Free, half-hour, musical conversations begin at 7 p.m. before evening concerts. (There are no conversations scheduled for July 25 and 28.) Preconcert catering is furnished by Bon Appétit. For the final concert, catering is post concert. Single tickets are $15–50. Senior Rush (65+ years) is 30 minutes prior to each concert; any available ticket may be purchased for $20 (call ahead for availability). Student tickets, for ages 7 and up, require valid full-time ID; seating is in sections A or B. Student subscriptions are available at $10 per ticket or $15 per single ticket. For tickets: 503/294-6400, email, or purchase online.
Reed College Tango Music Institute Closing Concert
7:30 p.m., Eliot Hall chapel
The concert features renowned tango musicians Pablo Aslan, Octavio Brunetti, Nick Danielson, and Julian Hasse, and Reed Tango Music Institute student ensembles. Information about the Tango Music Institute is available online.
Reed College Tango Music Institute Milonga
9 p.m., student union
A lesson and demonstration will be given by tango musician and instructor Alex Krebs ’99 with live music by Tango Music Institute faculty and ensembles. Admission: $15, at the door. Information about the Tango Music Institute is available online.
Ongoing through July
Hauser Library Exhibition: William Dickey ’51, Everyday Poet
Viewing Hours, flat cases
William Dickey is another excellent poet to come out of Reed College. Graduating the same year as Gary Snyder and Phil Whalen, who became the Beat Poets, Dickey had a very different voice, focusing on love and change and experience, both serious and humorous. Widely published and winner of poetry prizes, Dickey taught creative writing and poetry all his life, for the final 30 years at San Francisco State University. His papers are now at Reed. Shown are his published books, the progress of one title through publication, and various aspects of his life and experience, courtesy of special collections.
Exhibition: Anakena: The Easter Island Project
Artist: Tiffany Lee Brown
Viewing Hours, Case Works in the Hauser Library
The culmination of an interdisciplinary artwork spanning five years, seven cities, and the island of Rapa Nui, Anakena explores the human urge to create and procreate, and our potential to transform through art, collaboration, and ritual. Tiffany Lee Brown will change the installation every few weeks and will provide the project story in an online format. “I hope Anakena furthers the cultural conversation about childlessness and parenting in our culture, the human urge to create, and the ability of art to make meaning.” Presented by the Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery.