We hope you will join us for the William Simpson Fine Arts Series at Springfield College.

Experience the arts with magnificent work from artists and performers from both inside and outside the Springfield College community. Attendees will be dazzled by dance performances and theater presentations, captivated by art exhibitions, and delighted by concerts and literary events.

All programs are open to the public, and most events are free of charge, unless otherwise indicated.

William Blizard Gallery, Open Monday-Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

One after Another - Zea Mays Printmaking Member Artists

Selections from the flat files of Zea Mays Printmaking will be on exhibit at the William Blizard Gallery. Located in Florence, Mass., Zea Mays Printmaking is dedicated to research, practice, and dissemination of safe printmaking.

Demonstrating the high quality and creative possibilities of original prints made with health consciousness is at the core of their mission. Member artists work in intaglio, relief, serigraphy, photopolymer, monotype, collagraph, and mixed-media printmaking.

A gallery reception for the artists and the public will be held Thursday, February 20, 4-6 p.m. at the William Blizard Gallery.

Havana in Hindsight IV by Liz Chalfin

One after Another - Zea Mays Printmaking Member Artists
Marsh Memorial Chapel - Feb. 21, 2020 - 7:30 p.m.

Criollo Clasico Trio

The Criollo Clasico Trio will bring the festive rhythmic excitement, color, and passionate energy of authentic Latin, Spanish, and world music to Marsh Chapel. The members are a Caribbean powerhouse bringing to life the high energy of Puerto Rico Cuatro (Jibaro music), the excitement of Afro-Boricua drums (bomba and plena), and the elegant guitars of Spanish Old San Juan.
 

Criollo Clasico Trio
Townhouse Conference Room - March 26, 7:30 p.m.

Allison Amend

Allison Amend will read from her fourth novel, Credence, which explores the impact of a hate crime on two very different faith communities and follows the victims and perpetrator as they wrestle with their religion, their community, and their place in contemporary America.

Amend is the author of the IPPY award-winning short story collection Things That Pass for Love and the novels A Nearly Perfect Copy and Stations West, the latter of which was a finalist for the 2011 Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature and the Oklahoma Book Award. Her third novel, Enchanted Islands, was on the longlist for the International Dublin Award. 
She teaches creative writing at Lehman College in the Bronx, N.Y.

Photo Credit: Stephanie Pommez
 

Allison Amend
Freely adapted and directed by Martin Shell and presented by Springfield College Theater

Antigone

Appleton Auditorium, Fuller Arts Center
March 27-29, 2020
Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m.


This fresh adaptation of a classic Greek drama tells the story of a rebellious young woman, Antigone, who resists a tyrannical political leader, the new king Creon, who happens to be her uncle. Stubborn in her service to invisible truths in the face of a blindingly superficial and overbearing world, Antigone provides religious burial for her brother who fought alongside the invaders of their country. A masterpiece of civil disobedience that explores the struggle of the individual with the laws of the state, our new version features the modern-day setting of a war-torn country, where personal destinies ricochet off of a confusingly fragmented society.  

Do the proud ever find joy?  Is every triumph, even a triumph of the soul, destined to be followed by suffering and heartache? Where is the wisdom in that? “Whose truth matters?”

Suggested general admission: $5; Students and senior citizens: $2

Antigone
April 20-27

Graduating Undergraduate Student Exhibition

Graduating Undergraduate Student Exhibition  
Featuring works by Senior Art; Art Education; Art Therapy; and Digital, Web, and Multimedia Design Majors 

William Blizard Gallery, Open Monday-Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The exhibit showcases the work of graduating seniors in the Department of Visual and Performing Arts. Works include graphic design, ceramics, photography, printmaking, painting, drawing, sculpture, and mixed media.

A gallery reception for the artists and the public will be held 
Sunday, April 26, from 2-4 p.m. at the William Blizard Gallery.

Art by Pat Lavoie, Art Therapy major

Art by Pat Lavoie, Art Therapy major
April 28

Annual Spring Concert

Springfield College Department of Music
Marsh Memorial Chapel, 7:30 p.m.

Join the Springfield College Music Department for our celebratory end-of-the-year concert featuring the Springfield College Band and the Springfield College Community Chorus. Jazz, rock, and rhythm and blues will get you moving and singing along!

Chorus
Appleton Auditorium, Fuller Arts Center Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m.

Springfield College Dancers - Annual Spring Concert

The Springfield College Dancers will perform choreographed works created by its members that span contemporary, jazz, hip-hop, modern, ballet, and tap dance genres.  

General admission: $4; students $3; senior citizens and children ages 12 
and younger, $2. Tickets can be purchased at the door or by calling (413) 748-3805.

SC Dancers
William Blizard Gallery, Open Monday-Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Graduate Art Therapy/Counseling Majors Exhibition

This exhibit showcases graduate students of art therapy. Works include graphic design, ceramics, photography, printmaking, painting, drawing, sculpture, and mixed media.

A gallery reception for the artists and the public will be held 
Saturday, May 16, from noon to 2 p.m. at the William Blizard Gallery.

Art by Meghan Reed

Art by Meghan Reed

If you have a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to fully participate in this event, please contact the Office of Visual and Performing Arts as soon as possible, at (413) 748-3930 to discuss your accessibility needs. Springfield College is a smoke-free/tobacco-free campus.

 

Art Exhibits Theater Literature Music Dance
Jessica Poser
(413) 748-3041
Martin Shell, Co-Chair
(413) 748-3443

Rebecca Lartigue
(413) 748-3189

Justine Dymond 
(413) 748-3902

Alexandra Ludwig, Co-chair
(413) 748-3463
Sarah Zehnder
(413) 748-3805