Events at Reed
Welcome to the Reed College events site! All events listed below are open to the public and are free, unless noted otherwise.
An Evening with Barbara Ehrenreich ’63: “The History and Politics of Festivities”
8 p.m., Kaul Auditorium
Writer Barbara Ehrenreich is the 2012 recipient of the Thomas Lamb Eliot Award for Lifetime Achievement by a Reed College Graduate. Ehrenreich is the author of 21 books, including the New York Times best sellers Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America (2001) and Bright-Sided: How Positive Thinking Is Undermining America (2010), as well as Dancing in the Streets: A History of Collective Joy (2007), and she is a frequent contributor to the New York Times, Harpers, the Progressive, and Time magazine. Ehrenreich will receive the award and give a talk based on her research for Dancing in the Streets.
Ongoing through June 15
Exhibition: Lena Lencek
Geochromes: The Spirit of Place in Line and Color
Exhibition viewing hours: Noon–5 p.m., Sundays: May 19 & 29; June 2 & 9, Vollum lounge
The Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery is proud to present an exhibition of recent paintings by Lena Lencek, celebrated author and professor of Russian and humanities at Reed College. The works in Geochromes were created in 2011–2013 in some of the world’s most magical environments, including Tuscany, Puglia, the U.S. Southwest, Baja California, and the Oregon coast. “I sketch on the road, the air, and the sea because only when I look with my pen and brush do I catch and fix the fleeting conjunction between the timeless geography of land and my moment and the memories to come.” Lencek’s paintings vibrate with a brilliant synesthetic resonance. Request more information about the exhibition and make a viewing appointment by email. For more about her work and art, please visit this website.
June 24–July 28
Chamber Music Northwest: 43rd Annual Summer Festival
Mondays, Thursdays, Saturdays, 8 p.m., Kaul Auditorium
Final concert: July 28, 4 p.m., Kaul Auditorium
Open rehearsals in Kaul Auditorium begin at 11 a.m. on July 3, July 12, July 17, and July 26. Informal Q&A sessions conclude each rehearsal. Supervised children age 7 and up are welcome to attend. Free, half-hour, musical conversations begin at 7 p.m. before evening concerts. (There are no conversations scheduled for July 25 and 28). Preconcert catering is furnished by Bon Appétit. For the final concert, catering is post concert. Single tickets are $15–50. Senior Rush (65+ years) is 30 minutes prior to each concert; any available ticket may be purchased for $20 (call ahead for availability). Student tickets, for ages 7 and up, require valid full-time ID; seating is in sections A or B. Student subscriptions are available at $10 per ticket or $15 per single ticket. For tickets: 503/294-6400, email, or purchase online.
Ongoing through July
Hauser Library Exhibition: William Dickey ’51, Everyday Poet
Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m., flat cases
William Dickey is another excellent poet to come out of Reed College. Graduating the same year as Gary Snyder and Phil Whalen, who became the Beat Poets, Dickey had a very different voice, focusing on love and change and experience, both serious and humorous. Widely published and winner of poetry prizes, Dickey taught creative writing and poetry all his life, for the final 30 years at San Francisco State University. His papers are now at Reed. Shown are his published books, the progress of one title through publication, and various aspects of his life and experience, courtesy of special collections.