Fall 2022 Events
Weekly Ice Melts
Wednesdays in September, Thursdays in October
Watch Jaanika Peerna’s Ice Memory transform over the course of the exhibition as ice melts onto the drawing. Each week, ice is inserted into the perforated tube at top and allowed to melt onto the drawing. Through the release of water, the drawing itself will slowly be transformed over the course of the exhibition.
Science & History Talk at the Zuccaire Gallery featuring the Ashley Schiff Preserve
Monday, September 26, 4-5pm
Presentation by Sharon Pochron, Associate Professor of Practice at Stony Brook University and the President of the Friends of Ashley Schiff Preserve. The Ashley Schiff Preserve is 26.6 acres of natural land on Stony Brook University’s campus. Located near Roth Quad and South Campus, the preserve is a place for visitors to walk, bike, run, and relax in the forest. It is home to 75 plant species including American Chestnuts. It has also been used as a teaching tool for professors across disciplines for over 50 years.
Connecting the Drops Reception and Performance
Thursday, September 29, 5-7pm
A participatory performance by artist Jaanika Peerna with audience members that explores the question “What would you do if you were handed the very last piece of natural ice left on Earth”? Followed by light refreshments.
Monday, October 3, 1-1:30pm
Drop in for a Peer Led mindful moment session in the Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery located at the Staller Center for the Arts - 1st floor! Hosted by SBU Center for Prevention & Outreach. **SBU Students Only
Thursday, October 6, 1-3:30pm
A Guided Exhibition Tour of Campus Galleries. Stony Brook University hosts a variety of renowned art galleries that provide unique spaces and opportunities for cultural and artistic exchanges and collaborations.Click here for the full schedule.
Art Walk to the Ashley Schiff Preserve
Monday, October 24, 4-5pm
To help raise awareness of the preserve, as well as the importance of protecting the land, join us Monday, October 24 for an Art Walk to the preserve. Led by the Zuccaire Gallery, Professor Nobuho Nagasawa's Socially Engaged Art Seminar, and Stony Brook University's Environmental Club, Marine Science, and Sunrise SBU club. Departing from the Zuccaire Gallery, 1st Fl Staller Center around 4:15pm. A guided nature walk will occur once guests arrive at the preserve, presented by the Environmental Club, Marine Science, and Sunrise SBU club. Nature-inspired costumes encouraged! All welcome!
Panel Discussion: Indigenous Art and Environmental Issues
Thursday, October 27 at 4pm
Staller Center Recital Hall
Connecting the Drops artists Courtney M. Leonard (Shinnecock) and Erin Genia (Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate) discuss their work as it relates to the environment and indigenous issues, in dialogue with Shavonne F. Smith, Environmental Director Shinnecock Nation and Dr. Ellen Pikitch, Endowed Professor of Ocean Conservation Science and Executive Director, Institute for Ocean Conservation Science at Stony Brook University. Moderated by Dr. Abena Ampofoa Asare, Associate Professor of Modern African Affairs & History.
This program is made possible by a generous donation from Drs. Barry and Bobbi Coller. Co-sponsored by the Humanities Institute of Stony Brook. Reception to follow at the Zuccaire Gallery.
Opening Reception: Revisiting 5+1
November (check back for date and details)
Revisiting 5+1, a reflection on the historic 5+1 exhibition at Stony Brook in 1969, features the work of twelve Black artists working in abstraction, including Stony Brook University Distinguished Professor of Art Howardena Pindell. The exhibition includes over twenty large-scale paintings and sculptures, along with photographs and archival material from this era of student activism and racial justice on campus.