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State Dining Room 3:25 P.M. EST THE PRESIDENT:  Thanks for being here, everybody.  This is important, and I appreciate you being willing to come and tell your stories. I wanted this to be a conversation about what the impact of the $1,400 that our plan has for every American out there, and to make sure that I understand what you think is important about it, if you think it’s important. And I also want to — you know, the people you’re about to meet, the millions of people who are going to help with this — I think — with this check, that’s going to make a big difference in terms of their lives.  And people in the country are hurting right now, with less than two weeks from enhanced unemployment checks being cut out.  And 7 million kids don’t have enough food; 13 million people are behind in their rent.  And the American Rescue Plan, I believe — and according to the polling data, the vast majority of Americans believe — is essential to giving them some help and to turn it around. A

Editors’ Picks: 11 Events for Your Art Calendar This Week, From a Hunter College MFA Show to Greg Goldberg at the National Arts Club - artnet News

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Editors’ Picks: 11 Events for Your Art Calendar This Week, From a Hunter College MFA Show to Greg Goldberg at the National Arts Club - artnet News

Editors’ Picks: 11 Events for Your Art Calendar This Week, From a Hunter College MFA Show to Greg Goldberg at the National Arts Club - artnet News

Posted: 14 Feb 2021 10:00 PM PST

Each week, we search for the most exciting and thought-provoking shows, screenings, and events. In light of the global health crisis, we are currently highlighting events and digitally, as well as in-person exhibitions open in the New York area. See our picks from around the world below. (Times are all EST unless otherwise noted.)

Monday, February 15

Sophie Kahn. Photo courtesy of the artist.

Sophie Kahn. Photo courtesy of the artist.

1. "POW Arts & Art Mamas Alliance Present: Career Disruption During COVID

Artist Sophie Kahn will lead an informal discussion about the difficulties facing mothers in the workforce in 2021, why so many have left their jobs, and how women can support each other, especially during uncertain time.

Price: Free with registration
Time: 7 p.m.–8 p.m.

—Sarah Cascone

Tuesday, February 16

This mural, housed at a Chicago Public Schools office building in Garfield Park, is among early 20th century and WPA-era works in the schools' collection that have been criticized for their outdated depictions of Native Americans and other races and ethnicities. (Chicago Public Schools)

This mural at a Chicago public school building is among several early 20th-century works in the city's collection that have been criticized for having outdated depictions of Native Americans and other races and ethnicities. Photo courtesy of Chicago Public Schools.

2. "Resolving Tensions Over Race and Representation in Public Art" at the National Coalition Against Censorship, New York

The National Coalition Against Censorship is hosting a virtual luncheon to consider the delicate issue of historic WPA murals that whitewash problematic aspects of US history, and whether or not to remove them. Karyn Olivier, an artist and professor at Temple University in Philadelphia; Adriene Lim, dean of libraries at the University of Maryland; and scholar and curator Anthony Huffman will discuss.

Price: Free with registration
Time: 12:30 p.m.

—Sarah Cascone

Tuesday, February 16–Monday, February 22 

Amir Zaki, <em>Concrete Vessel 47</em> (2019). Photo courtesy Edward Cella Art & Architecture.

Amir Zaki, Concrete Vessel 47
(2019). Photo courtesy Edward Cella Art & Architecture.

3. "Intersect 21

The latest offering from the Intersect Art and Design fair (the rebranded Art Aspen, SOFA Chicago, and Art Palm Springs) is a virtual fair with 21 galleries from California, the Middle East, and North Africa. A full slate of digital programming includes a series of talks on art and culture in the US and Middle East (Saturday, 3:30 p.m.) and art in conflict zones (Monday, 9:30 a.m.).

Price: Free
Time: VIP preview Tuesday; open daily at all times

—Tanner West

Tuesday, February 16–Saturday, April 24

Peter Joseph, <i> Bright Pink with Lilac</i> (1990)
 ©Peter Joseph; Courtesy Lisson Gallery

Peter Joseph, Bright Pink with Lilac (1990)
 ©Peter Joseph; Courtesy Lisson Gallery

4. "Peter Joseph: The Border Paintings" at Lisson Gallery

Peter Joseph, who died in November at 91 while planning this exhibition of works from the 1980s and 1990s, is perhaps best known for these meditative, two-tone works that stem from a seminal moment in the late 1960s, when he fell asleep watching a Luis Buñuel film and woke up to the residual light of the projector on the silver screen. Check out a studio visit with the artist in Gloucestershire and an interview with Hans Ulrich Obrist.

Location: Lisson Gallery

504 West 24th Street
Time: Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

—Eileen Kinsella

Thursday, February 18

Azikiwe Mohammed, "The Tales Told From Fold Out Chairs, 2020. Photo courtesy of Roy Groething.

Azikiwe Mohammed, "The Tales Told From Fold Out Chairs, 2020. Photo courtesy of Roy Groething.

5. "Tamika Palmer, Breonna Taylor's Mother, in Conversation" at the Monira Foundation

Tamika Palmer will be in conversation with Michelle Vitale, Hudson County Community College's director of cultural affairs, and Dorothy Anderson, an assistant professor of history, at an online event in tandem with the exhibition "Azikiwe Mohammed: Tales Told from Fold Out Chairs, and Rashad Wright: in Heaven's Wakanda." Palmer is the mother of Breonna Taylor, the EMT who was killed by police in a no-knock warrant in March 2020, becoming an iconic figure  in the Black Lives Matter movement.

Price: Free with registration
Time: 12 p.m.

—Brian Boucher

Thursday, February 18—Sunday, February 28

Lily Wong. Courtesy of Hunter College.

6. "Mirror/Stage" Hunter College MFA Thesis Exhibition at Hunter College MFA building, New York

Artists Jenna Beasley, Anthony Cudahy, Néstor Pérez-Molière, and Lily Wong present their thesis show at Hunter College, which will run for only 10 days. The show can be visited only by appointment, so be sure to book a time. This will be the first group of six shows from the fall 2020 and spring 2021 classes.

Location: 205 Hudson Street, New York
Time: By appointment only

—Cristina Cruz

Friday, February 19–Friday, March 19

Josh Allen, Torso in Business Suit #13, 2020. Courtesy of REGULARNORMAL.

7. "Flame Tree" at Regular Normal, New York

Bony Ramirez curates Regular Normal's third exhibition, "Flame Tree," a group show highlighting LGBTQ+ artists Mariah GW⁣, Cielo Félix Hernández, Anthony Peyton Young, Ricardo Osmondo Francis, Josh Allen, and Devin Osorio⁣, among others.

Location: Regular Normal, 76 Bowery, New York
Time: Wednesday and Thursday, 12 p.m.–7 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 12 p.m.–8 p.m.; Sunday, 12 p.m.–6 p.m.

—Cristina Cruz

Through Sunday, February 28

Euginia Popesco, Lockdown Still Life (In the One Bed), 2020 Courtesy of Young Space

8. "20 Seconds or More" at Young Space

The website Young Space presents "20 Seconds or More," a group show of 14 international emerging artists guest curated by dealer and curator Sim Smith. The title of the show refers to the health guidelines of washing your hands for 20 seconds or more in order to maintain proper hygiene during the pandemic. The works each reflect humorously on how everyday life has been affected during the past year.

Price: Free
Time: Ongoing

—Neha Jambhekar

Through Sunday, March 7

Xiao Wang, Untitled, 2019 Courtesy of The Java Project

9. "Xiao Wang: Hyperfoliage" at the Java Project, Brooklyn

Java Project presents "Hyperfoliage," the first New York solo show of Chinese artist Xiao Wang, in collaboration with González Jassan. Wang's creates images of brightly colored vegetation interspersed with figures, usually his friends and family, and sometimes self-portraits. He finds inspiration in movements such as Romanticism and Symbolism, and uses the flora that he grew up around in California as his subject matter. "Wang wants his paintings to speak to contemporary anxieties in the face of ideological uncertainty and environmental crisis," the gallery said in a statement.

Location: The Java Project, 252 Java Street, Brooklyn, NY
Time: Open by appointment

—Neha Jambhekar

Through Friday, March 13

Julie Blackmon <i>Stolen Kiss</i>(2005) © Julie Blackmon, Courtesy Robert Mann Gallery

Julie Blackmon, Stolen Kiss (2005). © Julie Blackmon, Courtesy Robert Mann Gallery

10. "Love in the Time of Covid" at Robert Mann Gallery

Valentine's Day may have come and gone, but this virtual amore-focused photography exhibition is still a fun dive into colorfully depicted scenes that explore themes of kinship, romance, and love. The works presented range from Cig Harvey's vivid, hyper-saturated image of flowers, to Jeff Brouws' monochromatic pink California house-scape and Margaret Watkins's still life of a chocolate-toned lover's gift. 

Price: Free
Time: Open daily at all times

—Eileen Kinsella

Through Tuesday, March 30

Greg Goldberg, <i>Perimeter Painting #4, 11/29/18-6/17/19</i>. Courtesy the National Arts Club, New York.

Greg Goldberg, Perimeter Painting #4, 11/29/18-6/17/19. Courtesy the National Arts Club, New York.

11. "Greg Goldberg: Perimeter Paintings" at National Arts Club, New York

For the new series of paintings in this show inaugurating the renovated galleries at the National Arts Club, artist Greg Goldberg built his paintings from the outside in, using the edges of each canvas as his starting point. The meditative works, which were made over the course of months, are partly reflections on the time of day at which they were made. The artist has previously shown at Artists Space in New York and James Barron Art in Kent, Connecticut.

Location: 15 Gramercy Park South, New York
Time: By appointment only

—Nan Stewert

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March 2021 - Ohio Wesleyan University

Posted: 15 Feb 2021 07:01 AM PST

March 2021

Ohio Wesleyan Announces University's Upcoming Public Events

By Cole Hatcher

DELAWARE, Ohio – Ohio Wesleyan University today announced its March 2021 lineup of public events. Nearly all events will be virtual. Unless otherwise noted, admission is free. For the latest OWU event information, visit or "like" For Battling Bishop athletics events, visit

Now through April 8 – Ohio Wesleyan's Richard M. Ross Art Museum will feature two exhibits connected by the theme "Cityscape/Landscape." The Kuhlman Gallery will feature "Pattern Drift: Cityscape," a mid-career survey of art by Philadelphia-based printmaker Amze Emmons, a 1996 Ohio Wesleyan graduate and associate professor at Tyler School of Art at Temple University. The West Gallery will feature "Landscape through the Lens: Responses to William Henry Jackson," bringing the works of contemporary photographers Mark Klett and Byron Wolfe, Zig Jackson, and Martina Lopez into conversation with the work of 19th-century landscape photographer William Henry Jackson. During the academic year, the Ross, 60 S. Sandusky St., Delaware, is open for in-person visits on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The museum is handicap-accessible and admission is always free. Visitors must follow the latest coronavirus public health guidelines. The exhibits also will have virtual tours available online at Call (740) 368-3606 or visit the website for more information.

7 p.m. March 2 – Jim Sterne, author of "Artificial Intelligence for Marketing," presents "Artificial Intelligence in Marketing: Current Practice and Ethical Considerations." During the online event, he will discuss how AI is being used in business today and what ethical questions business leaders must consider as they implement AI tools. Sterne's presentation is part of the 2020-2021 Sagan National Colloquium* and is Ohio Wesleyan's 2021 Heisler Business Ethics Lecture. To register for the free event and receive the presentation link, visit

8 p.m. March 5 and March 6 – Ohio Wesleyan's Spring Senior Project Production featuring a modern retelling of Georg Büchner's "Woyzeck," written in the late 1830s. Senior Logan Kovach, a theater major and German minor, has translated and adapted Büchner's work to depict "the plight of everyday workers." The free performance will be held in OWU's Chappelear Drama Center, 45 Rowland Ave. The audience will be limited and masks required. A recorded performance will be made available at For more information, call the box office at (740) 368-3855 or visit

8 p.m. March 5, 12, 19, and 26 – Virtual evening programs offered by Ohio Wesleyan's Perkins Observatory. Content of the online events will vary based on sky conditions and may include a planetarium show, observatory tours, and stargazing with the 32-inch Schottland Telescope. Tickets are $5 and may be reserved by calling (740) 363-1257. Only 100 tickets will be sold for each event. Learn more at

8 p.m. March 13 – "Scenes! 2021" showcasing the work of students in the directing class who, for their first main class project, each will direct a brief scene. Their scenes will feature the acting talents of first-year and new transfer students. The performance may contain adult themes and language. Admission is free, and seating will be limited. Tickets will not be issued. The event will be held on the Main Stage of Chappelear Drama Center, 45 Rowland Ave., Delaware, and will follow the latest coronavirus public health guidelines. For more information, visit

7 p.m. March 18 – Jennifer Delton, Ph.D., a history professor at Skidmore College in New York and author of "Racial Integration in Corporate America," presents "Racial Integration in Corporate America." During the online event, she will discuss how some businesses led the way in creating an integrated society in the era before the Civil Rights Act. Delton's presentation is part of the 2020-2021 Sagan National Colloquium*. To register for the free event and receive the presentation link, visit

7 p.m. March 18 – Sydnie L. Mosley and Sharon Udoh participate in a virtual roundtable discussion on "Body Positivity: Radical Self-Love and Social Transformation." The conversation will be moderated by OWU dance instructor Rashana Perks Smith. Mosley, M.F.A., is an award-winning artist-activist and educator from Harlem, New York. She produces experiential dance works with her collective, SLMDances. Udoh is s a queer, first-generation Nigerian-American composer, pianist, vocalist, educator, speaker, and cultural critic from Columbus, Ohio. She has served in residence at the Wexner Center for the Arts at The Ohio State University. The roundtable is part of a "Moving Bodies and Social Justice" series of events created in collaboration with dance faculty from the Five Colleges of Ohio, which also includes Oberlin College, Kenyan College, Denison University, and The College of Wooster. For more detailed descriptions of all series events, presenter biographies, and access to each free virtual presentation, visit

8 p.m. March 18 – Michael Stamatikos, Ph.D., assistant professor of physics and astronomy at The Ohio State University, Newark, presents "Legacy of The Hubble Space Telescope: Celebrating Over Three Decades of Discovery." His online discussion is part of the New Vistas lecture series offered by Ohio Wesleyan's Perkins Observatory. Tickets are $5 and may be reserved by calling (740) 363-1257. New Vistas series subscriptions, including archive access, also are available. Learn more at

3 p.m. March 21 – Ohio Wesleyan Symphonic Wind Ensemble concert, conducted by faculty member Richard Edwards. Featuring works by Omar Thomas, Norman Dello Joio, Michael Markowski, and Carolyn Bremer, this online performance will be performed without an audience. It will be streamed live and archived at Learn more at

7 p.m. March 22 – Courtney McCluney, Ph.D., an assistant professor of organizational behavior in the ILR School at Cornell University, presents "The Detroit Hustle: Creating New Ecosystems for Entrepreneurship." During the online event, she will discuss her research in Detroit's entrepreneurial ecosystem and how the work of entrepreneurial support organizations can promote equity and inclusion for Black women entrepreneurs. McCluney's presentation is part of the 2020-2021 Sagan National Colloquium*. To register for the free event and receive the presentation link, visit

7 p.m. March 25 – Miroslav Volf, D.Theol., a professor of theology at Yale University and author of "Work in the Spirit," presents "Faith and Work." During the online event, he will discuss what religion has to teach us about the role of work in our lives and what it means to work well. Volf's presentation is part of the 2020-2021 Sagan National Colloquium*. To register for the free event and receive the presentation link, visit

Noon March 29 – A panel of women entrepreneurs will discuss "Women in Entrepreneurship," focusing on the opportunities and challenges they face in their work and how they address them. Scheduled panelists for the online discussion are Kara Trott, founder and CEO of Quantum Health; Sonya Trent-Pellom, founder and CEO of Exquisite Wines and Cigars; Suzan Kounta, co-founder of Thiossane West African Dance Institute; and Barbara MacLeod, Ph.D., Ohio Wesleyan professor of business administration and an active angel investor. The panel is part of the 2020-2021 Sagan National Colloquium*. To register for the free event and receive the presentation link, visit

4:30 p.m. March 30 – T Kira Madden, M.F.A., essayist and the author of "Long Live The Tribe of Fatherless Girls: A Memoir," presents a virtual reading of her work, which The New York Times calls "a fearless debut." Madden's memoir is a coming-of-age story exploring her identity as a queer, biracial teenager living in an environment of "cult-like privilege, shocking racial disparities, rampant white-collar crime, and powerfully destructive standards of beauty hiding in plain sight." Her reading is part of the Poets and Writers Reading Series offered by the Ohio Wesleyan Department of English. To register for the free event and receive the presentation link, send an email to Learn more at

About the Sagan National Colloquium

Titled "The Intersection of the Liberal Arts and Business," this year's Sagan National Colloquium will explore how the liberal arts contributes to the best business ideas and how businesses can create positive social change. Established in 1984, the colloquium annually addresses in-depth an issue of national or global importance. Past speakers have included social activist Gloria Steinem, authors Barbara Ehrenreich and Kurt Vonnegut, Nobel Peace Prize winner Jody Williams, and former President Gerald Ford. Learn more at

About Ohio Wesleyan University

Founded in 1842, Ohio Wesleyan University is one of the nation's premier liberal arts universities. Located in Delaware, Ohio, the private university offers more undergraduate majors than many universities its size and competes in 24 NCAA Division III varsity sports. Through its signature program, The OWU Connection, Ohio Wesleyan teaches students to integrate knowledge across disciplines, build a diverse and global perspective, and apply knowledge in real-world settings. Ohio Wesleyan is featured in the book "Colleges That Change Lives" and included on the U.S. News & World Report and Princeton Review "best colleges" lists. Learn more at


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