class art

Samples of classmate art (slideshow displayed during reunion)

In addition to our reunion weekend displays celebrating classmate authors and visual artists, we plan to share a sample of the work of classmate filmmakers and to enjoy once again a selection of the live performances put on when we were students. In the spirit of inclusion, we have also reserved a time for other classmates to share their musical and/or vocal talents. Please read on for details.

Thursday evening Classmate Film Screening and Discussion:

This will be the first reunion at which our class shines a spotlight on a handful of the many talented classmates involved in filmmaking. Over a glass of beer/wine and some popcorn/pretzels/movie candy, we will view clips of classmate-created films and listen to the filmmakers comment on their art. We are excited to announce that the following four classmates have agreed to participate (click on links for more info): Andrew HerwitzAtsushi OgataJohn StimpsonDavid Van Taylor 

PLEASE NOTE: We hope to engage additional filmmaker classmates in the conversation both during this pre-dinner event and again, more informally, upstairs at dinner after the screenings. So, as you make your way along the red carpet to the theater, if you are yourself a filmmaker (or are otherwise involved in the filmmaking industry), please identify yourself to Reunion Committee members who will be handing out stickers for your nametags to enable classmates to readily find you.

Friday evening Classmate Reprise Performances:

As a nostalgic prelude to our Winthrop House Dining Hall dinner, take a step back in time as classmates perform songs, scenes, and monologues from the shows they were in as undergrads. Full bar opens 15 minutes before performances begin so plan to grab a cocktail and settle in.

Friday evening Jam Session/Open Mike:

If all this talent gives you an itch to perform, we have reserved the performance space and equipment for after dinner as well, hoping to encourage an impromptu jam session during and after dessert. So, if you can carry a tune or play an instrument, bring your axe and plan to join the jam.

  • Know already that you will want to perform? Contact Art Mallette aemallette@aol.com (ideally by 5/15 but, if it takes you longer to get your courage up, just show up). 

  • Just like to listen? Drop by to hear classmates riff on everything from pop to classical. 

  • Not your cup of tea? No worries. You can continue to hang out in the dining room for a quieter dessert and conversation.