The Arts Experience


If I Can’t Dance

A discussion with Lucy Bowen McCauley, award-winning dancer and choreographer facilitated by Michelle Jungermann, Ontario ARC and Donna Davenport, Hobart and William Smith Colleges. Ideal for direct support professionals, movement/music/art program staff or instructors.
Date: April 9
Time: 8:45 - 10:10 am
Location: Winn-Seeley Studio

“Water, Nature, and What We Make of It” – Opening Reception

This exhibit celebrates the 2012 ARTS Experience theme: Water. The exhibit features a collection of artwork created by people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and Hobart and William Smith College students. The exhibit is on display until April 19. Artists, their guests, and the general public are invited to this opening reception. Light refreshments provided.
Date: April 9
Time: 12 – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Finger Lakes Institute

Day of Service at Hobart and William Smith Colleges

During each, volunteers from campus and the surrounding area come together with the common purpose of giving back to the greater Geneva community. A welcome by President Gearan, Rain Barrel Construction at the HWS Barn on St. Clair St., Geneva, among other activities. Open to direct support professionals and people supported. Click here for more information.
Date: April 13
Time: 1-4 p.m. (Revised start time.)
Location: Various locations on campus

At the Root of Identity: and the Threat to Personal Achievement

Catherine Branch is a passionate advocate of integrating disability advocacy and the arts.  As a flutist with diplegic cerebral palsy, she holds a unique perspective on music’s ability to act as a catalyst for conversations and an instigator of positive change. Catherine and the Music of Difference chamber music ensemble perform with composer, Robert J. Bradshaw. A great event for people supported, their families, direct supports, and musicians. Click here to learn more.
Date: April 14
Time: 2 – 3:30 p.m.
Location: St. John’s Chapel on Hobart and William Smith Colleges campus 

Music Backwards

Presented by HWS Pride Alliance with songs by student a capella groups that are typically performed by a single gender. Open to all audiences.
Date: April 15
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Albright Auditorium

Who Cares About Kelsey?

A documentary screening followed by Q & A with film-maker, Dan Habib and star, Kelsey Carroll. Hosted by Mary Kelly, Hobart and William Smith Colleges. Dan Habib’s new film project Who Cares About Kelsey? documents the lives of students with emotional/behavioral challenges, and shows innovative educational approaches that help these students to succeed – while improving the overall school culture and climate. Ideal for school personnel and students, family and friends, service coordinators, and people supported. Click here to see the trailer.
Date: April 17
Time: 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Location: Albright Auditorium

Autism around the World; The Travels of Wretches and Jabberers

Lauren Shallish, Fernanda Orsati, and Jenn Seybert will facilitate discussion with the audience members in response to a series of film clips from the acclaimed documentary, Wretches and Jabberers. Click here to learn more about this documentary.
Date: April 19
Time: 3 – 4:30 p.m.
Location: Albright Auditorium

The Gala

The ARTS Experience Gala - a celebration of local artists featuring Matt Giordano, President of Drum Echoes. Diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome at a young age, Matt has a unique understanding of people with various abilities. Matt is a composer, director, presenter and percussionist who will combine musical performance, audience interaction, and presentation for an exciting main event. Click here to find out more about Matt. Also enjoy an art exhibit by various local artists, rain barrel art display, and global water dance performance. Light refreshments provided. Open to all audiences.
Date: April 19
Time: 5 – 7:30 p.m.
Location: Scandling Center Patio & Café  


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  • National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)
  • The Collaborative of the Finger Lakes (representing 12 NYSARC agencies)
  • HWS Office of the President
  • HWS Office of the Provost
  • HWS Center for Teaching and Learning
  • HWS Education Department

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