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December 8, 2014

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Monday, December 08, 2014

All Day Bodhi Day
Buddhist holyday: Bodhi Day (Day of Enlightment) celebrates Siddharta Gautama’s attainment of Enlightenment while meditating under a fig tree 2,600 years ago, when he perceived the nature of the world and the cause of suffering, becoming the Buddha (Awakened One). On this day of remembrance and meditation, Pure Land Buddhists reflect on the cycle of life, the Eightfold Path, and the Four Noble Truths throughout the night and eat a meal of rice and milk, which the young girl Sujata offered the Buddha after his Awakening. Homes may be decorated with fig trees and images of the Buddha, and candles may be lit or lights may be turned on in the evening for the next 30 days to symbolize Enlightenment.[i] 

[i] A Global World. “Bodhi Day is a Religious Observance for Buddhists.”

All Day Final Exams and NESAD Portfolio Week
Final Exams and NESAD Portfolio Week
All Day Karl Stevens + Raul Gonzalez Two Artists and Their Books: The Lodger and Lowriders in Space

Karl Stevens  + Raul Gonzalez, Two Artists and Their Books: The Lodger and Lowriders in Space from December 4, 2014 to January 25, 2015. There will be a reception and Book signing Thursday, December 4, 2014 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

This exhibition focuses on each of the artist’s published books. They both straddle a range of influences – illustration, graffiti, comic books, as well as nods to the history of painting.  Stevens and Gonzalez will present original drawings and paintings from their respective books.  This is an exciting opportunity to peer behind the text, and experience the work of these two extraordinary Boston artists.

Karl Stevens’ book The Lodger is so carefully and convincingly drawn from life that it’s tempting to assume the whole thing is real. It is built around a year’s worth of the weekly comic strip “Failure” which he drew for the Boston Phoenix, having spent several years there as the official cartoonist. The strip’s title is both a characteristic bit of self-deprecation and a sequel to Stevens’ earlier work “Succe$$.” His award winning series consisted of realistic renditions of people and the creation of small, slice-of-life profiles filled with wit and profundity.

Raul Gonzalez’s first graphic novel is co-created with writer Cathy Camper; Lowriders in Space, is published by Chronicle Books and debuts in the fall of 2014. The three main characters, Lupe Impala, El Chavo Flapjack, and Elirio Malaria love working with cars. Their favorite cars of all are lowriders—cars that dip and drop, go low and slow, bajito y suavecito. Striking art from debut illustrator Raul the Third recalls ballpoint-pen-and-Sharpie desk-drawn doodles. With a glossary at the back to provide definitions for Spanish and science terms, this delightful book educates and entertains in equal measure.


12:00 AM Immaculate Conception of Mary
Roman Catholic Christian holyday: The Immaculate Conception of Mary celebrates that Mary was conceived in the womb of her mother, Saint Anne, free from the stain of Original Sin, by a singular grace granted by God. The Immaculate Conception of Mary on December 8th is exactly 9 months before the Nativity of Mary on September 8th.[i]

[i] About. “What Is the Immaculate Conception?”

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Grading Daze (Faculty Event)

Looking for a quiet spot to grade?

Need coffee and a snack to keep you going during grading?

The Center for Teaching & Scholarly Excellence space will be available the week of December 8th-12th from 9am-4pm each day for faculty to drop in and work on their grading.

Coffee, tea and snacks will be provided. We hope to see you there!

9:00 AM - 7:00 PM Imaginal/Imagining the World at the Adams Gallery

An exhibit of artwork from the faculty of the New England School of Art & Design

The theme "Imaginal" refers to the imaginary, to the image, and also to certain cells in butterflies that allow for metamorphosis and transformation. 

The Adams Gallery is free and open to the public.

Reception: 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014.

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM New England Consortium of Academic Support Professionals Conference
Using Hybrid Learning and Flipped Classroom Principles in Academic Support & Opportunities to Present Scholarly Works in Progress

(ASP Topics)

 Registration fee $25.00

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