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JUXTAPOSITION—Local photographer Gabriela Ponce contrast two themes—the glamorous and the mundane—in a showing of her recent work now on display through Friday, July 22, in the Gallery at the Art and Music Library. Gabriela Ponce: Photographs 2003-05 is free and open to the public and includes images of men and women in private but stressful moments, such as the one above, part of a series set in a bathroom—a setting Ponce describes as "innocuous yet full of social expectations and implications."

Born in Quito, Ecuador, Ponce received her bachelor of fine arts degree in photography from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore. She is a member of the staff of the Visual Resources Collection in Rush Rhees Library, also home to the Gallery at the Art and Music Library. For more details and gallery hours, call 5-4476.

Events scheduled for Tuesday, July 5 (after 5 p.m.) through Monday, July 25 (after 5 p.m.)


Memorial Art Gallery—x5-3081;

July 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24Wendell Castle Video. View Tom Muir Wilson's award-winning film on The Music Stand, the 1964 work that brought Castle national acclaim. Offered in conjunction with the exhibition Wendell Castle in Rochester. Green Room, 3 p.m.

July 23Rochester-Finger Lakes Opening Party. This sneak preview features live music and entertainment by Rochester Brass and Electric, the Jonathan Feldman Trio, and harpists Roxanne Ziegler and John Gaspar. Learn which artists were selected for the prestigious jurors' prizes and then cast a ballot for the Harris Popular Vote Award. Reservations required; refreshments served. Patron's preview 6 to 8 p.m., all others 8 to 11 p.m. For information, call 473-7720, ext. 3510.

July 24Free Admission Day. Bring a friend to the opening day of the 60th Rochester-Finger Lakes Exhibition. Admission and tour underwritten by Rosemary and James C. MacKenzie. Open to the public, noon to 5 p.m.; tours 1, 2, and 3 p.m.


Memorial Art Gallery

Gallery Highlights Tour—Free with admission. Meet at the admission desk. July 7, 14, 21; 6:30 p.m.

July 24 through September 1860th Rochester-Finger Lakes Exhibition. This exhibition showcases recent work by emerging and established artists from upstate New York. This juried show features 53 works by 49 artists selected from a field of 712 submissions. Grand gallery.

Through July 31A High Style: Alex Katz's Alex and Ada Portfolio. Arriving on the New York art scene in the 1950s, Alex Katz rejected the popular Abstract Expressionist movement and gained a respected position within the contemporary art world. This 1990 portfolio of eight prints is based on earlier paintings of the artist and his wife Ada. Lockhart Gallery.

Through August 5Rochester Art Club Juried Exhibition. Presented every three years, this show features works in all media by members of the club, which is one of the country's oldest. Lucy Burne Gallery.

Through 2005Wendell Castle in Rochester. Features furniture and sculpture along with preliminary drawings and photos of some of Castle's corporate and public commissions.

Through 2005Protected for Eternity: The Coffins of Pa-debehu-Aset. This exhibition showcases the lavishly decorated inner coffin of an Egyptian official of the fourth century B.C.E. and other ancient artifacts.

River Campus

Through July 12George Eastman and His University: How the Relationship Grew. Celebrates the 150th anniversary of Eastman's birth and centers on his relationship with University President Rush Rhees. Great Hall, Rush Rhees Library.

Through July 22Gabriela Ponce: Photographs 2003-05. Includes images taken by photographer Gabriela Ponce, a member of the staff of the Visual Resources Collection in Rush Rhees Library. For hours, call x5-4476. Gallery at the Art & Music Library, Rush Rhees Library.

Through October--A Nation at War. The display, which commemorates the 60th anniversary of the end of World War II, features letters, drawings, photographs, and memorabilia all drawn from the department's collections. Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Rush Rhees Library.


CPR Classes—Offered by the Office for Educational Resources (OER) from January through June. Registration required. All classes held in the OER Department (2-7500 area of the Medical Center). To register, call x5-7666.

July 8Basic Life Support Refresher Class. 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

July 11, 18Basic Life Support Original Classes. Sessions one and two. 9 a.m. to noon.

July 20Basic Life Support Refresher Class. 1 to 5 p.m.

Health Bites—Informal series of useful and timely health and wellness topics. For more information, visit html or call x5-4987.

July 12Adolescent Substance Abuse: What Parents Need to Know. Glenn Palmer, clinical coordinator for Strong Recovery and acting director of clinical operations of Strong Behavioral Health, provides valuable information about the warning signs of substance abuse in adolescents and resources available for parents. Call for location.

Highland Hospital Family Classes—Call 473-2229 for details on fees and registration.

Through JulyChildbirth Classes. See Web site for class schedules.

July 5, 12, 19Infant Care and Safety. Classes one, two, and three. 7 to 9 p.m.

July 6Managing Labor Pain. Covers options from breathing and relaxation to medications and epidurals. 7 to 9 p.m.

July 9, 20Breastfeeding. Basics of breastfeeding taught by certified lactation consultants. July 9: 9 a.m. to noon; July 20: 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

July 14Cesarean Birth. Designed for mothers and support persons who are preparing for a planned Cesarean birth. Registration required. 7 to 9 p.m.

July 14, 16Big Brothers- and Sisters-to-Be Class. The "ins and outs" of being a big brother or sister are covered in this class for expectant siblings and their parents. July 14: 6:30 to 7:15 p.m., 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.; July 16: 10 to 10:45 a.m., 11 a.m. to noon.

July 16Childbirth Express: One-Day Class. Late pregnancy class that provides preparation for labor, delivery, postpartum, and newborn care. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

July 23Infant and Child CPR. Training for parents, grandparents, and child care providers taught by certified American Red Cross instructors. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

July 23Childbirth Refresher. This three-hour "express" class is for expectant parents who have attended childbirth classes within the past five years. 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Medical Center Fitness and Wellness Center—Call x5-2437 for information.

July 7, 11, 14, 18, 21Karate: Goshin Jutsu. Medical Center, G-5680, 6:15 to 7:30 p.m.

Strong Beginnings Classes—Call x5-0096 for information and x5-4058 to register.

Through JulyPrepared Childbirth Classes. Lund Room (3-3211/3-3213), 7 to 9 p.m.

July 2, 9Sibling Class. Children learn about becoming a big sister or brother. For children ages 3 to 10. Lund Room (3-3211/3-3213), 10 to 11:30 a.m. (part 1)/11:30 a.m. to noon (part 2).

July 10, 17, 24Orientation Class and Walking Tour. Learn what to expect during a hospital stay and take a walking tour of obstetrics services. Meet at information desk in main lobby, 3 to 4 p.m.

July 10, 24Prenatal Newborn Care Class. Outlines newborn appearance, behaviors, and reflexes. Also covers bathing, diapering, taking a temperature, cord care, safety equipment, and when to call the doctor. Free. Conference Room A&B (2-1318/2-1322), 1 to 2:30 p.m.

July 16Infant Massage. Learn the basics of infant massage. Thiede Room (2-2355), 1 to 3 p.m.

July 17Grandparents Class. Grandparents can learn the latest information on baby care. Lund Room, 3-3211/3-3213, 1 to 3 p.m.

July 23Exploring Breastfeeding. Information about health benefits, techniques, feeding cues, and common problems. Conference Room A&B (2-1318/2-1322), 1 to 3 p.m.


Eastman School of Music—24-hour Music Line x4-1100. Events are free unless otherwise noted.

July 5Eastman Summer Sing. William Weinert, conductor. Kilbourn Hall, 7:30 p.m.

July 5High School Jazz Students. Open masterclasses/performance with Ralph Lalama. Room 120, 7:30 p.m.

July 6Jazz Guitarist Bob Sneider. Kilbourn Hall, 7:30 p.m.

July 7Faculty Recital: Paul Hoffman. Kilbourn Hall, 7:30 p.m.

July 7High School Jazz Studies Student Combo Concert. Kilbourn Hall, 3 p.m.

July 8Middle School Band Adventure Concert. Priscilla Brown, director. Kilbourn Hall, 11 a.m.

July 8High School Jazz Studies Student Big Band Concert. Kilbourn Hall, 3 p.m.

July 9Hindustani Music Concert. Asawari Maggirwar, vocalist. Tickets required. Kilbourn Hall, 7:30 p.m.

July 9Canadian Brass Weekend: Special Concert. Tickets required. Eastman Theatre, 7:30 p.m.

July 10Canadian Brass Weekend: Participant's Concert. Kilbourn Hall, 11 a.m.

July 12Eastman Summer Sing. William Weinert, conductor. Kilbourn Hall, 7:30 p.m.

July 13Mitzie Collins and Friends. World music. Kilbourn Hall, 7:30 p.m.

July 14Percussionist Colin Tribby. Kilbourn Hall, 7:30 p.m.

July 16Eastman Community Music School Recital. Kilbourn Hall, 10 a.m.

July 18Trombonist Mark Salatino . Faculty recital. Kilbourn Hall, 7:30 p.m.

July 19Eastman Summer Sing. William Weinert, conductor. Kilbourn Hall, 7:30 p.m.

July 20Violinist Oliver Steiner and Pianist Bonnie Wagner. Kilbourn Hall, 7:30 p.m.

July 21Middle School Summer Strings: Participant's Concert. Kilbourn Hall, 11 a.m.

July 23Eastman Community Music School Recital. Kilbourn Hall, 10 a.m.

River Campus

July 11Hopeman Memorial Carillon Summer Recital Series. First of four concerts, features Laurel Buckwalter of Alfred University. Selections include classical works by J.S. Bach and Robert Schumann, folk and popular songs, and music written specifically for the carillon. Eastman Quadrangle, 7 p.m.

July 18Hopeman Memorial Carillon Summer Recital Series. Features Jeremy Chesman of Southwest Missouri State University. Selections include American classics and other works. Eastman Quadrangle, 7 p.m.

July 25Hopeman Memorial Carillon Summer Recital Series. Features the Groningen Carillon Duo of the Netherlands. Program includes Baroque and classical music, marches, and selections composed for the carillon. Eastman Quadrangle, 7 p.m.


River Campus Interfaith Chapel—x5-4321;

Roman Catholic Mass

July 10, 17, 24—River Level, 10:30 a.m.


July 7, 21Daybreakers Toastmasters Club. Learn about Toastmasters, a public speaking support group. Open to the public; refreshments provided. Seneca Room (1-2604), Strong Memorial Hospital, 7:30 to 9 a.m.

July 19—Vender Showcase. The Conference and Events Office sponsors a showcase of event-related services and products. For more details, call x5-0840. May Room, Wilson Commons, noon to 3 p.m.


Discounts for activities are available to all University staff and faculty. Specific discounts also are extended to students (call for details). All tickets are available at the hospital Cashier's Office and the Customer Service Center in the Susan B. Anthony Hall on the River Campus. The Eastman School of Music carries movie theater tickets only. For more information, check the University Activity Connection flyer or call x5-7942. The current discount list can be accessed at

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