For this exhibit, Buffalo-based artist Ani Hoover revisited her childhood pastimes of craft making and used found materials to create work that speaks to both her personal history and contemporary art making practice. The exhibition includes large-scale crocheted items, quilts made from recycled plastics, weavings made with plastic shopping bags, and a flock of delicate tulle fabric “yo-yo’s.”
Storyteller Paul Leone will recite Walt Whitman's "When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd," an elegy on the death of Abraham Lincoln. The work was written immediately after Lincoln's assassination. The reading will be accompanied by Kerry Byard on Flute, Marian Byard on cello, and Hannah Byard on violin.
Virtuoso saxophonist Andy Wen graces the Scharmann Theatre stage performing 20th and 21st century works for saxophone and piano. Wen premiered his fifth concerto in February 2017 with the Little Rock Wind Symphony with a three movement concerto composed by JCC music faculty member Neil Flory.
Vocal and instrumental talent will be displayed during the semester's end performance. Virtuoso classical saxophonist Andy Wen will present the New York premiere of Neil Flory’s Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Wind Ensemble during the concert.