2010 Family Alumni Weekend

October 11, 2010

Dear students, alumni, family, and friends,

Join us for a weekend of activities that showcase the Corcoran and the excitement and diversity of Washington, D.C. Please check out the schedule below for the weekend’s events. Space is limited, so we encourage you to register online today to reserve your place. If you have any questions regarding Family and Alumni Weekend, please contact Stephanie Moos at (202) 639-1831(202) 639-1831 or smoos@corcoran.org.


Shahdeh Ammadi, Alumni Relations and Development Officer


Stephanie Moos, Associate Director of Student Affairs


Friday, November 5

Student Exhibitions on View
10 a.m.–5 p.m., Downtown campus

Faculty Choice: New Work by Recent Corcoran Photography and Photojournalism Graduates, Gallery 31

Fine Art Photography Thesis Preview, White Walls

Continuing Education Exhibition, White Halls

Student Docent Tours of NOW Spencer Finch: My Business, with the Cloud
2 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Student docents will lead tours of the inaugural exhibition of NOW at the Corcoran by artist Spencer Finch. NOW Spencer Finch: My Business, with the Cloud features sculptural installations, photographs, and drawings that seek to capture the elusive space between perception and the outside world, probing the intersections of science, nature, and memory.

Panel Discussion and Reception
Corcoran Alumni: Where are they Now?
3:30 p.m., Armand Hammer Auditorium and Gallery 31
Join Corcoran alumni as they discuss their lives after graduation. The panelists will share memorable anecdotes from their Corcoran experience, provide current students with advice and insight on how to make the most out of a Corcoran degree, and answer questions from the audience.
A reception for parents, students, and alumni will immediately follow the panel in Gallery 31.

This reception is generously sponsored by alumni Mihae Kim, Graphic Design (1985) and Greg Braun, Fine Art (1982).

Saturday, November 6

Family and Alumni Weekend Brunch at Sequoia
11 a.m.–1 p.m., 3000 K Street NW, Washington, DC 20007
Current Students, alumni, and their families are invited to join Corcoran faculty, staff, and administrators for a relaxing brunch at Sequoia. Located along the Waterfront in bustling and historic Georgetown, Sequoia offers amazing views of the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and the Potomac River.
$10 suggested donation taken at the door. Proceeds will benefit the Undergraduate Scholarship Fund.

Tour of House of Sweden
1:30 p.m., 2900 K Street NW, Washington, DC 20007
Participants will enjoy a guided tour of House of Sweden, a stunning example of contemporary Scandinavian architecture in D.C. Designed by Gert Wingårdh and Tomas Hansen, House of Sweden houses the Embassies of Sweden and Iceland and serves as a physical representation of Swedish values such as openness, transparency, and democracy. Three special exhibitions will be on view, including Facing the Future: Infrastructure & Intelligent Mobility, Cross Water: Bridges in Focus, and Room to Play: Build Your Own Infrastructure. House of Sweden is conveniently located near the Georgetown Waterfront and is just a short walk from Sequoia.

All-Photo Alumni Exhibition Opening Reception
6–8 p.m., Pepco Edison Place Gallery, 702 8th St. N.W., Washington, DC 20001
In conjunction with this year’s FotoWeek DC festival, the Corcoran’s 2010 All Photo Alumni Exhibition will be held at Pepco’s Edison Place Gallery. Running through December 21, the show features work by Corcoran alumni Margaret Adams (2001), Greg Braun (1982), Vivienne Foster (2010), Carrie Greenwood (2010), Abigail Gunnels (2003), Avi Gupta (2004), Chandi Kelley (2004), Michelle Repiso (2000), Michelle Rogers Pritzl (2001), Collin Sundt (2009), Dawn Whitmore (2005), and Jenny Yang (2010).

Arnold Newman Memorial Lecture: Bruce Davidson
7 p.m., Armand Hammer Auditorium, Corcoran College of Art + Design
Bruce Davidson is a veteran photojournalist and has been a member of Magnum since 1958. His most notable photo projects include Brooklyn Gang, Freedom Riders, and East 100th Street. In 1967 he received the first National Endowment for the Arts grant given to a photographer. His work of more than 50 years has just been collected in a three-volume compendium published by Steidl.
This lecture is presented in conjunction with FotoWeek DC.

Sunday, November 7

Ceramics Fun for SOME
10 a.m.–12 p.m., Downtown Campus
Join current students and ceramics faculty members for a fun and informal workshop where you will learn to create ceramic bowls. Participants will be helping the Corcoran to meet its pledge to donate bowls to So Others Might Eat (SOME) Empty Bowls event. Benefiting SOME's meal programs, Empty Bowls is an annual event where guests enjoy a simple soup supper and may select and take home gorgeous hand-crafted bowls. Check out CNN’s coverage from last year’s Corcoran “Bowl-A-Thon.”

Additional Events

Pyramid Atlantic Book Arts Fair
November 6–7, Silver Spring Civics Building and Veterans Plaza
Students from the Corcoran’s MA Art and the Book program will be exhibiting and selling their work at the 11th Biennial Book Arts Fair and Conference, the preeminent book arts event on the east coast. This year’s fair will feature dynamic and innovative art by book artists, printmakers, and papermakers as well as handcrafted and specialty tools and fine materials.

For more information, visit http://www.pyramidatlanticbookartsfair.org/.

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