The Rutgers–Camden Center for the Arts will host a series of engaging, free events in the Stedman Gallery, where its critically-acclaimed exhibition, “Sounds of Camden,” currently is on display.
“What Good Has Come Out of Camden?”
Thursday, Nov. 20
Through sign language, poetry, music, and dance, Camden resident and poet Rocky Wilson explores the many wild stories the city has to tell.
“Songs We Sing, Camden”
Monday, Dec. 1
Elizabeth Demaray, an associate professor of art at Rutgers–Camden, will present a site-specific audio installation and performance of human bird calls. The presentation considers ways to connect the present ecological moment with humans’ cognitive and behavioral functions. The project ponders the lack of human companion species in a postindustrial Western landscape, and concludes that humans may soon have to create fictional environments to experience a sense of calm and beauty.
“Early Recording Engineers and Available Technology”
Tuesday, Dec. 2
Stefan Arnärson, co-curator of the “Sounds of Camden” exhibition, and technical coordinator for the Walter K. Gordon Theater at Rutgers–Camden, will introduce the technology available to early recording engineers, including Thomas Edison, Emile Berliner, and Victor Talking Machine’s own Harry, Raymond, and Charles Sooy.
Thursday, Dec. 18
This program will feature a collaboration of original music composed by Maurice Kaplow, the recently retired principal conductor of the New York City Ballet, reflecting Eric Porter’s personal photographic vision of the urban environment. Porter’s images of urban settings are set against original music by Kaplow in this multi-media presentation.
The “Sounds of Camden” exhibition will run through Dec. 18 in the Stedman Gallery. Hours are Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Thursdays until 8 p.m.
The Stedman Gallery is located in the Fine Arts Complex on Third Street, between Cooper Street and the Benjamin Franklin Bridge, on the Rutgers–Camden campus. For directions to Rutgers–Camden, visit camden.rutgers.edu/resources/getting-to-campus.
For further information regarding the exhibition or affiliated events, contact Nancy Maguire at 856-225-6245.