Open House

Summer Open House

Jul 21, 2013   12–5pm

Come roam the various buildings of our campus, engage with Artists in their studios, experience new work and works in progress, see performances, hear readings, and stay for a homemade lunch in the Mess Hall. Let us know you’re coming on Facebook! Click here

Schedule of Events

A mother-daughter duet, readings, soothing saxaphone, readings, a site-specific hike/performance to Battery Alexander, and more readings. Put on your good walking shoes and your thinking cap, it’s Summer Open House!

12:30 – 1:15PM
Performance, Building 953, The Gym

Esther Baker-Tarpaga (AIR ’13) performs a short installation solo, Hijab Uncovered in the Bowling Alley, followed by a duet with her daughter, Windega Tarpaga titled Chapstick, followed by audience participatory movement exercises and fun border crossing improvisation.

1:00 – 1:30PM
Readings, Building 944 Eastwing

3 x 10 – Three Headlands writers each give 10-minute readings.

  • Brent Armendinger (AIR ’13) is a poet, and his work explores the boundaries of private and public space, the way that human experience is inscribed upon a landscape, and the limitations of language.
  • Kristi McGuire (AIR ’13) is a writer/artist from Chicago, whose practice attempts to blur the boundaries and attend to the marginalized voices and figures present in historical narratives surrounding performance writing, experimental poetics, theory and criticism, and lecture-based forms.
  • Christian Nagler (AFF ’13) is a fiction writer who tries to make worlds that depart from the ordinary only by virtue of language.

1:30 – 2:00PM
Lecture/Performance, Building 945, Studio 13

Patty Chang & David Kelley (AIR ’13) present Spiritual Myopia, a work in progress.

2:00 – 2:30PM
Readings, Building 944 Eastwing

3 x 10 – Three Headlands writers each give 10-minute readings.

  • Laurel Braitman(AFF ’13) writes about animal insanity, outlaws and history of science. Her book, Animal Madness, is forthcoming with Simon and Schuster in June 2014.
  • Graham Gremore (AFF ’13) is a reclusive misanthrope/nonfiction writer from St. Paul, MN, a contributor at Queerty, the world’s leading LGBT online magazine, and is currently finishing up a collection of humorous essays.
  • Samin  Nosrat (AFF ’13) is at work on a book that will teach readers how to cook by defining and demystifying the four most basic, and most essential, elements of cooking.  Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat is forthcoming from Simon & Schuster (Spring 2015).

2:30 – 3:00PM
Lecture/Performance, Building 945, Studio 13

Patty Chang & David Kelley (AIR ’13)  present Spiritual Myopia, a work in progress.

3:00 – 3:30PM
Readings, Building 944 Eastwing

3 x 10 – Three Headlands writers each give 10-minute readings.

  • Pireeni Sundaralingam (AIR ’13) Sundaralingam is both a cognitive scientist and a poet who is intrigued by how language and metaphor impact the way in which we perceive our physical environment.
  • Karen Schubert (AIR ’13) is an Ohio poet exploring humor, imagery and story in a series of poems of imagined places or dreamscapes.
  • Erin Wilson’s (AFF ’13) poems use traditional librarian tools like annotated bibliographies and indexes as disruptions revealing the collaboration and subjectivity necessary for the creation of texts. Her current poem is a mystery novel set in Marin.

4:00 – 4:45PM
Walk/Performance, From Building 961 to Battery Alexander

Poet, Brent Armendinger (AIR ’13), Dancer/Choreographyer, Esther Baker-Tarpaga (AIR ’13), Poet, Claudia La Rocco (AIR ’13), and musician, Phillip Greenlief (AIR ’13) present a site specific hike/performance to Battery Alexander. Meet on the front deck of Building 961, limited to 15 participants maximum.


Performance/Installation, Location TBD

Durational acoustic performance composed by Martijn Tellinga (AIR ’13).

Performance, Building 961

Saxophonist Phillip Greenlief (AIR ’13), solo and then together with fellow saxophonist Jon Raskin in the mid-afternoon, performing duos. At 3:30 pm, they will be joined by poet, Claudia La Rocco (AIR ’13). 

Invitational Performances, Basketball Court

Martijn Tellinga (AIR ’13) invites Open House attendees to create personal performances from his pamphlet guidelines. Look for the music stands!

Art-Making for Families, Building 944, Second Floor, Westwing

Join in the creative process with a hands-on art project—all ages welcome!