Category: Events

Share your talents and skills at the Geneseo Maker Fest! Apply by midnight, December 17!

The Geneseo Maker Fest is a one-day celebration to promote and share the creative pursuits of our local makers and what they create. This year’s festival is March 30, 2019. Makers range from kitchen scientists or garage tinkerers to coders or teachers to choreographers or dance enthusiasts. Share your talents and skills with our local community. Are you a budding inventor? Do you have ideas to combine technology and woodworking? Or something else not-yet thought of? This is the opportunity for you! 

makers-ideasAt this point we are accepting applications to be a Maker at the event. This will be a great way to to show off your skills and talents and introduce others to new Maker ideas! Students are welcome!

Maker Application form is here:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfuzSmN3_ur_O7Jx-2_qTIeUL2jWwmXeitxUiKvf4ZIb_Rr7A/viewform

Deadline  to apply:  Midnight, December 17th, 2018.

All applicants will be notified by January 18, 2019.

Geneseo Maker Fest website: https://www.geneseomakerfest.com/

Registration information and and more details (such as information about the Makers) will come at a later date.

Artwork from Guantanamo Bay Prison: Exhibit at Milne, November 8-14

Located in the Milne Lobby Display cases, “Artwork from Guantánamo Bay Prison” highlights  artwork by different Guantánamo Bay prisoners.  Each painting contains a plaque that gives a brief description of the artist’s detainee life and the title of the piece.

This exhibit was previously featured during  the SUNY Geneseo Cultural Harmony Week, October 2018. The exhibit runs from November 8 – November 14 in Milne Library.

Each work represents how the detainees feel in such an isolated and constrictive setting.  “Untitled (Shipwreck)”(2011)  is the  example shown in this article. The artist, Djamel Ameziane, was detained from 2002 until 2013, when he was transferred to Algeria.

Some of the artists in this exhibit have since been released from Guantánamo; others have been detained for 16 years, with no end in sight. None of the artists have ever been charged with a crime. In November 2017, the US military banned any more artwork from leaving the prison.

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