Adelphi’s annual Fall Arts Festival is an opportunity for the University’s arts departments to collaborate various sectors of the University community to reflect on and illuminate a particular theme.
This year, the theme will be “Resilience, Reflection and Rebuilding Connection: Healing through the Arts” and will take place on Wednesday, October 6.
Striving to honor the resilience of our community in moving through the COVID-19 crisis and everything that was experienced around it, the festival will reflect on the ongoing issues of racial, gender and identity injustice we continue to experience or witness, and seek to find a way to rebuild our connection as human beings living in tumultuous times. The goal is for the University to come together to use arts as a tool for social connection and change through creative translation and collaboration.
Inspiration for creative translation exists in the words of creative writing alumna Gabrielle Deonath ‘18’s anthology: untold: defining moments of the uprooted. Other alumni invited to create original pieces for Fall Arts Festival include:
- Dori-Jo Guttierrez (Music)
- Marlee Koenigsberg (Theatre)
- Samantha Dominik (Visual Art)
- Sol Esther Mejia(Communications)
- Akua Mireko-Bass (Communications)
- Kait Estevez (English)
- Michelle Yakubov (English)
- Gabrielle Deonath (English)
- Hannah Franz (Dance)
They will be creating pieces for both live and digital performances.
Studio Art faculty Hannah Allen and Christopher Saucedo will lead students in collaborative art installations and experiences on campus. Artivism: The Power of Art for Social Transformation will host a roundtable discussion, coordinated by alumna Carolina Cambronero, and John Bunn has been invited to bring a group of students to perform on campus. Bunn spent 20 years in prison for a crime that he did not commit and is fully exonerated. Now, he helps keep young musicians out of incarceration and encourages young artists. All students will be invited to participate in Chalk Up, an interactive and communal art-making with chalk drawing throughout campus.
In addition to the departments mentioned above, other University collaborators include Sociology, Criminal Justice, Levermore Global Scholars, Bridges to Adelphi, Center for Student Involvement, Student Government Association, The Performing Arts Center, General Studies, Peace Studies and History.
Schedule of Events Flyer
View the flyer designed by Olivia Sasso for the 2021 Fall Arts Festival events.
- Student Dance performance with Alumna, Choreographer, Hannah Franz
- Student Music performances with Alumna, Dori-Jo Gutierrez
- Creative Writing Event with Creative Writing Alumna, Gabrielle Deonath, untold: defining moments of the uprooted, including open mic readings
- Live outdoor theatre event performed by Adelphi students directed theatre Alumna Marlee Koenigsberg
- Interactive sculpture installations by current Adelphi students coordinated by Studio Art Alumna Samantha Dominik
- Film screenings of student work from the Communications Department
- Chalk Up, an interactive Chalk Drawing event across the campus walkways, with all students and Adelphi community invited to participate
- Large-scale interactive pin-hole camera coordinated by Professor Hannah Allen
- Large-scale outdoor installation of piñata sculptures by current Adelphi Art students coordinated by Professor Christopher Saucedo.
- Artivism Round-Table, coordinated by Art and Languages Department Alumna: Carolina Cambronero. A 90-minute round-table conversation with four artivist panelists, a moderator and audience members. Part of the Artvism: The Power of Art for Social Transformation initiative.
- Join the Center For Students and Community Engagement for a screening of A Ballerina’s Tale.