The Flagler College Ideas & Images series features an international composition of artists and authors, each introducing a fresh and creative component to the community. This season, the College is proud to host a series of special events focused on the celebration of the 125th Anniversary of the construction of the Hotel Ponce De Leon, Flagler’s most beloved and prominent campus structure.
All events are free and open to the public.
Michael Miller, President and Founder, The Actors Center
Lecture: "The Role of the Actor as Artist in Our Society"
January 29, 7pm, Flagler Room
Bio: J. Michael Miller, actor and director, was a co-founder of New York University's Tisch School of the Arts in 1966. He served there for thirty years as Director of the Theatre Program and as the Dean of Academic Affairs, and then took on the causes to which he currently devotes himself. He was the Founding President in 1972 of the League of Professional Theatre Training Programs, and in 1978 founded the Alliance for the Development of Theatre Artists, Inc. Upon his retirement. Upon his retirement, 1996, he formed The Actors Center to work with all actors who trained for careers in the theatre, but found themselves in sit-coms to earn a living. The Actors Center is the artistic home of the Workshop Company, the Teacher Development Program (for acting teachers), the National Congress of Actors, and The Actors Center Journal.
R. Barton Palmer and Murray Pomerance, Film Scholars
Three-Part Film Screening and Discussion Series: “The Sixties on Screen: Movies in the Age of Cultural Transformation”
February 12, Psycho
February 13, Easy Rider
February 14, Zabriskie Point
All screenings and discussions 7 pm, Gamache-Koger Theater
Barton Palmer’s description of event:
The Sixties on Screen: Movies in the Age of Cultural Transformation
In this series of screenings and discussion, two leading historians of the Hollywood cinema revisit the signature films of an era of upheaval and change, as much for the film industry as for American society at large. The screenings feature films that were met with controversy and acclaim because they spoke to current social issues. questions of gender identity, sexual violence, and psychopathology (PSYCHO); drug use, the frustration of the American dream, murderous cultural conflict (EASY RIDER); and alienation, political protest, and the generation gap (ZABRISKIE POINT).
Bio: R. Barton Palmer is Calhoun Lemon Professor of Literature at Clemson University, where he also directs the Cinema and World Cultures program. He is the author or editor of many volumes on Hollywood and world cinema, including studies of Alfred Hitchcock, the Coen Brothers, Steven Soderbergh, Michael Mann, and Joseph L. Mankiewicz.
Anna von Mertens, Artist
EXHIBITION: “What Could Be”
Exhibition Dates: March 1 – April 12
Opening Reception: March 1, 5 to 9 pm, Crisp-Ellert Art Museum
ARTIST TALK: February 28, 7 pm, Crisp-Ellert Art Museum
Jonathan Imber, Jean Glasscock Professor of Sociology, Wellesley College
LECTURE: “Vocation and Vacation: Advice for Grownups”
April 4, 7:00, Flagler Room
Link to bio: http://new.wellesley.edu/sociology/faculty/imber
Daniel Heyman, Artist
EXHIBITION: “Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring”
Exhibition Dates: May 3 – June 14
Opening Reception: May 3, 5 to 9 pm, Crisp-Ellert Art Museum
ARTIST TALK: May 3, 4 pm, Crisp-Ellert Art Museum
In addition to the events noted above, the Ideas and Images series also welcomes Scholars and Artists in Residence to Flagler College. Spring 2013 featured Scholar in Residence:
Documentary filmmaker, journalist, public relations specialist and champion of The Andrew Young Foundation, Hackworth will teach a seminar entitled “The St. Augustine Civil Rights Project.”