Highly suggested: Think/Do/Experience one, some, or all of the following things in the next few days:
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 12 (tonight) Alice Bouvrie‘s (Film & Video Fellow ’11) film Thy Will Be Done (see a clip, above) screens at the Marran Theatre at Lesley University, 7 PM, free. This documentary tells the story of male-to-female transsexual Sara Herwig in her journey to ordination in the Presbyterian Church. The artist and cast will be on hand for discussion.
THURSDAY, OCT. 13 Nathalie Miebach (Sculpture/Installation Fellow ’09) speaks at the Newton Senior Center, hosted by the Newton Art Association, free, 7:30-9:30 PM, coffee/discussion begins at 7 PM. Nathalie, who was recently featured at the Fuller Craft Museum and was a Global TED Fellow, transmutes weather data into 3D woven structures and musical multi-media art. This chance to get a glimpse into her brain is not to be missed.
FRIDAY, OCT. 14-SATURDAY, OCT. 15 The Think Art Conference takes place at Boston University. The event, which is free and open to the public and is organized by Toni Pepe (Photography Finalist ’11), is an interdisciplinary conference that brings together scholars and artists. This year, the participants explore the manipulation of memory and how the individual (and society) remembers.
SATURDAY, OCT. 15 The Boston Book Festival is a free, day-long schedule of events, readings, workshops, and other bookish happenings at Copley Square. While it’s hard to pick out a favorite happening among the power-packed day, this is pretty super: The Drum, an audio literary magazine founded and edited by Henriette Lazaridis Power (Fiction/Creative Nonfiction Fellow ’06), is sponsoring PERAMBULIT. PERAMBULIT lets you experience a fictional narrative of the Boston Book Festival by listening to stories as you walk along the festival’s routes. Find out more about how you can hear stories by Ethan Gilsdorf, Jenna Blum, Daphne Kalotay, Matthew Pearl, Steven Brykman, Catherine Elcik, Becky Tuch, and Henriette Lazaridis Power, created especially for the Boston Book Festival’s Copley Square location.