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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. 

Mindful Movement
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

Art Crawl
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

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

Or join us on LIVE STREAM:

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 16, 5-7pm
Join us to celebrate the opening of Revisiting 5+1! On Wednesday, November 16 from 5-7pm, the Zuccaire Gallery will host the Opening Reception of  Revisiting 5+1, a group exhibition featuring Black artists working in abstraction in the '60s and '70s. Join us for light refreshments, music and a toast to Distinguished Professor of Art Howardena Pindell, a participating artist and curatorial collaborator. We look forward to seeing you at the Zuccaire Gallery, first floor Staller Center.