Colorado College’s Cornerstone Arts Week, which runs Monday, Jan. 30 through Friday, Feb. 3, is part of the college’s Cornerstone Arts Initiative, an annual event that features a week of thematically related art, performances, lectures, films and discussions. Started in 2002, Colorado College’s Cornerstone Arts Initiative examines a theme —posed in the form of a question — and explores that theme through a variety of artistic media. This year’s theme is “Is it Me, For a Moment?
Acclaimed filmmaker, artist, and writer Miranda July will be the keynote speaker, presenting “Lost Child!”, an autobiographical talk in which she discusses the making of books, shoes, friends, movies, performances, and personal protection devices at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 1.
The complete 2017 Cornerstone Arts Week schedule:
Monday, Jan. 30
5:30-7 p.m., Opening Reception for “After Before” featuring a panel discussion with artist JoAnn Verburg in conversation with CC faculty members. IDEA Space and Cornerstone Arts Center Main Space, 825 N. Cascade Ave. Free and open to the public.
Tuesday, Jan. 31
12:15-1:30 p.m., Lunch and Conversation with JoAnn Verburg, featuring a conversation with acclaimed photographer Verburg, IDEA Curator Jessica Hunter-Larsen and Professor of Philosophy Jonathan Lee. Lunch provided. Sold out.
Gaylord Hall, first floor of the Worner Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave.; $15.
5:30-7 p.m., “Moment to Moment: A Student Art Experience” curated by Sophie Capp, a Colorado College senior. This is a one-night event featuring installation, time-based, and other works by CC student artists. All works and experiences will be housed in the Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center, 825 N. Cascade Ave.; free and open to the public.
Wednesday, Feb. 1
12:15-1 p.m., Music-at-Midday featuring “Moments Musicales.” Packard Hall, 5 W. Cache La Poudre St.; free and open to the public.
7 p.m., Keynote event with Miranda July presenting “Lost Child!” Celeste Theatre, Cornerstone Arts Center, 825 N. Cascade Ave.; free and open to the public.
Thursday, Feb. 2
7-8:45 p.m., Film screening of “Me and You and Everyone We Know,” directed, written by, and starring Miranda July. Cornerstone Arts Center Screening Room, 825 N. Cascade Ave.; free and open to the public.
Friday, Feb. 3
5:30-7 p.m., Critical Karaoke, “The Who, Quadrophenia, and Others: Is It Me For A Moment?” featuring CC professors Ryan Banagale (music), Idris Goodwin (theatre) and Steven Hayward (English) with music, insight, and banter. Cornerstone Arts Center Screening Room, 825 N. Cascade Ave., free and open to the public.