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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Events scheduled for Monday, June 12 (after 5 p.m.), through Monday, July 3 (before 5 p.m.)



MEMORIAL ART GALLERY EVENTS

MAG--x5-3081; www.rochester.edu/MAG

June 12--Computer Workshop. In "Digital Photography," participants learn how to make and manipulate high-quality images on almost any computer. Fee/registration required. Creative Workshop, 7-10 p.m. Call the gallery at ext. 3056 to register.

June 13--Lecture. Stephen Phillips, associate curator of the Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C., speaks on works in the current exhibition Twentieth-Century Still-Life Paintings from the Phillips Collection. Free with gallery admission. Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.

June 16, 18, 23, 25, 30--Exhibition Tour. Highlights works from Twentieth-Century Still-Life Paintings from the Phillips Collection. Free with gallery admission. Meet at the admission desk, 2 p.m.

June 17--Garden Tour: Artists in the Garden. See and hear area artists and musicians alfresco during a self-guided tour of seven city and country gardens. This year's tour includes the formal garden at the former home of gallery benefactor Charlotte Whitney Allen. The gallery's Alexander Calder mobile, originally commissioned in 1935 for this garden, will be reinstalled for the day (weather permitting). Admission charge; tickets available at the gallery admission desk. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

June 20--Lecture. Still-life painter Sydney Licht speaks on the still-life genre and her own work. Free with gallery admission. Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.

June 24--Arena Group Invitational Opening Reception. With light refreshments and a cash bar. Free and open to the public. Entrance pavilion, 7-9 p.m.



ONGOING EXHIBITS AND TOURS

At MAG--x5-3081; www.rochester.edu/MAG

Gallery Highlights Tour--Features works from the gallery's permanent collection. Free with gallery admission. Meet at the admission desk. June 13, 20, 27, 6:30 p.m.

June 23-August 13--Arena Group Invitational. This exhibition showcases 45 works of various media by contemporary artists in the Arena Group, an organization made up of 64 unaffiliated professional artists. Lucy Burne Gallery.

June 30-September 24--Representations: New Work by Joan Lyons. The exhibition, featuring new work by Rochester artist Joan Lyons, focuses on the human figure in Western art. Fragments of historical paintings and sculpture, photographed in Europe and North America, are displayed alongside pictures of more contemporary artwork. Lockhart Gallery.

Through June 18--Stephen Johnson: Alphabet City and City by Numbers. While walking in New York City, artist Stephen Johnson noticed that the keystone of an archway formed the letter S. Eventually, he managed to find all 26 letters of the alphabet--and the numbers 1 through 21--in the various shapes and objects of the cityscape. This adventure inspired Johnson to illustrate two children's books: Alphabet City and City by Numbers. Fourteen of his original pastel paintings for the books are on view. Children's Corridor.

Through June 25--Custer, Crazy Horse, and the River of Electricity: A Painter's Response to Poetry. This exhibition, created especially for MAG, includes mural-sized paintings that California artist Deloss McGraw created in response to poems by William Heyen. Lockhart Gallery.

Through August 20--Twentieth-Century Still-Life Paintings from the Phillips Collection. The Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C., lays claim to the title "America's first museum of modern art." Running the gamut from the purely representational to the abstract, this exhibition includes 60 still-life paintings by such European and American masters as Pierre Bonnard, Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, Henri Rousseau, Ben Shahn, and Milton Avery. Grand Gallery.

Through 2001--About Face: Copley's Portrait of a Colonial Silversmith. In this interactive installation families can learn about John Singleton Copley, the most famous portrait painter in Colonial America, and his friend, silversmith Nathaniel Hurd, whom Copley painted. The installation offers a view of life in Colonial Boston. Dorothy McBride Gill Education Center.


At Rush Rhees Library

Through June 30--What Holds the Words: Selections from the William and Hannelore Heyen Collection. The Heyen collection, part of the University's new Hyam Plutzik Library for Contemporary Writing, is an approximately 10,000-piece assemblage of inscribed first editions, manuscripts, and correspondence from major American writers during the past 30 years. Selected works are on display in the Alan F. Hilfiker Gallery, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, 2nd Floor. Free and open to the public. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Through June 30--Elmer Adler and the Pynson Printers. An exhibition of books and articles documenting printer, book collector, and Rochester native Elmer Adler's many contributions to the world of books and bibliography. Free and open to the public. Great Hall, 2nd Floor. Call x5-7600 for a recording of summer hours or check the Web at www.lib.rochester.edu/circ/hourcir.htm. For more information about the exhibit call x5-9338.

Through July 15--Commencement: 150 Years of Tradition and Ceremony. A look at the costumes and pageantry of graduation, through photographs, programs, and memorabilia. Free and open to the public. Call x5-7600 for a recording of summer hours or check the Web at www.lib.rochester.edu/circ/hourcir.htm. Friedlandler Lobby.

At C. E. Kenneth Mees Observatory

Through August 26--Observatory Tours. The tours consist of a short slide presentation, a description of the facilities, and, when the sky is clear, a look through the observatory's 24-inch reflecting telescope. Tours are conducted by undergraduate students rain or shine and last approximately two to three hours. C. E. K. Mees Observatory, Bristol, Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 p.m. Free. To make reservations, call the observatory reservation office, x5-4385, as soon as possible, as the tours fill up quickly.



HEALTH AND WELLNESS

Noon Hour Health Bites--Informal monthly series of health-/wellness-related topics; sponsored by the Strong Employee Assistance Program. No fee or preregistration is required. Feel free to bring a lunch. For more information call x5-4987.

June 13--Herbal Alternatives: Do They Really Help Your Mood? Jane Sundberg, chief pharmacist at Strong Behavioral Health, discusses the advantages and disadvantages of using over-the-counter herbal remedies to alleviate problems with sleep or mood. Gowen Room, Wilson Commons, noon-1 p.m.

June 15--Weight Watchers. New program beginning on River Campus. Fee charged. Sixteen weekly meetings starting June 15, Thursdays, noon-1 p.m., 278 Wallis Hall. Call x5-5931 for more information.



RELIGION

River Campus Interfaith Chapel--x5-4321

Roman Catholic Mass
Sunday Mass: June 18, 25, July 2, 10 a.m.


Medical Center Interfaith Chapel

Roman Catholic Mass
June 14, 19, 21, 26, 28, July 3, 12:30 p.m.; June 18, 25, July 2, 11:15 a.m.

Roman Catholic Communion Service
June 16, 23, 30, 12:30 p.m.

Interdenominational Protestant Worship
June 18, 25, July 2, 10:15 a.m.



MEDICAL CENTER LECTURES

June 13--Physiological Bases of Temporal Integration in the Central Auditory System. Presented by Ann Eddins, Department of Communicative Disorders and Sciences and the Center for Hearing and Deafness, SUNY at Buffalo. Part of the Frazer Colloquia in Hearing and Language. Room 1-9624, Kornberg Research Building. Refreshments, 3:45 p.m.; colloquium, 4 p.m.



MISCELLANY

June 14--Kindercare Enrollment Fair. The event offers attendees an opportunity to learn more about Kindercare--which recently partnered with the University to manage the on-site child-care center--and its learning-based child-care curriculum. House of Six Nations Cafeteria, Medical Center, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. For more information call x5-4641.

June 15--Medical Center Administrative Group (MCAG) Brown Bag Lunch. Cynthia Coates, crime prevention specialist with the Security Division, speaks on personal safety. McCann Room (3-6232), Medical Center, noon-1 p.m.



ACTIVITIES PROGRAM

Discounts for activities are available to all University staff, faculty, and students through the University Activities Program. All tickets are available at the hospital Cashier's Office and the Customer Service Center in Susan B. Anthony Hall on the River Campus. The Eastman School and Memorial Art Gallery carry movie theater tickets only. For further information check the University Activities Program flier or call x5-7942.



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