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Kaspar T. Locher Summer Creative Scholarships Presentations

Thursday, October 10, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Performing Arts Building rm 320
This event is open to the public.

The four recipients of the 2013 Kaspar T. Locher Summer Creative Scholarships will present the work they produced on Thursday, October 10th at 6:00 p.m. in the Performing Arts Building.
The presentations will begin in the Choral Rehearsal Room, PAB 320 , then move downstairs to the
Performance Lab.

Dylan Richards will present Adventitious, a chamber music composition inspired by the rhythmic sounds of his bedroom heater.
Santiago Leyba will present Asymmetrical Video Piece #1, a video involving systems of communication, camouflage and the death drive.
Grace Poetzinger will present Black Angels, a dance composition and performance involving an infra red motion detector device and projection.
Jeannie Yoon will present Second Generation, a video essay based upon the experiences of her South Korean relatives.

The Kaspar T. Locher Summer Creative Scholarships competition is held each spring to fund independent summer projects in the arts.  The four $1750.00 scholarships are supported by the endowed Locher Fund and matching student body funds. The competition is open to all students who are returning the following fall. Last spring the selection committee received 26 proposals for projects and interviewed ten applicants before deciding on the awards. The committee members were Mark Burford (Music), Michael Knutson (Art), Peter Rock (Creative Writing), Lisa Steinman (English), Hannah Kosstrin (Dance) and Peter Ksander (Theater).

Michael Knutson
Chair, Kaspar T. Locher Summer Creative Scholarship

The fellowships are named in honor of Kaspar T. Locher, who was a literary scholar and professor of humanities and German at Reed College for nearly 50 years. Locher was born in St. Gall, Switzerland, on December 15, 1920, and came to the U.S. in 1946 under the auspices of the Institute of International Education after studying medicine at the University of Geneva and literature at the University of Zurich. He received a Ph.D. in comparative literature in 1949 from the University of Chicago. He taught there and at Vanderbilt University before coming to Reed as an instructor in German. Locher wrote a number of books and articles on German literature that were published in the U.S., Germany, and Switzerland. He received research and travel grants from the American Philosophical Society, the American Council of Learned Societies, and other institutions. He was visiting professor of German at the University of Washington in 1963 and at the University of Oregon in 1978. He was granted emeritus status at Reed in 1988. Locher, an active supporter of the arts in Portland, collected numerous works by Northwest artists. Locher established the summer creative scholarship competition in the late 1980s and chaired the selection committee until shortly before his death in 1998.

For more information, contact Michael Knutson.

Posted on Oct 2, 2013

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