LECTURE: The Sports Show
David E. Little, Curator of Photography
Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Thursday, February 23, 2012, 7:00 p.m.,
Ryan Concert Hall, Smith Center for the Arts
David E. Little will discuss The Sports Show,
an exhibit currently showing in Minneapolis,
that looks at the role of photography and media (television, video, and digital
technology) in transforming sports from a
casual leisure activity into a spectacle of mass participation. Sports, as personal entertainment, have been
a favorite subject of photographers at least since the early
20th century, and media imagery quickly moved sports into
the public sphere by the end of the century. Since the 1960s,
the marriage between sports and media has radically altered
the nature of sports, athletes, cultural standing, and fans’
The Sports Show runs from February 19 to May 13, 2012 at the
Minneapolis Institute of Arts.
SPORT:ART Public Mural
Featured Artist: Peter Tigler and the PC Community
Saturday, February 11, 2012, 12:00-2:00 p.m.,
Ruane Atrium, Concannon Fitness Center
Peter Tigler, a mural artist based
in Santa Monica, CA, creates
large-scale public works aimed
at engaging audiences from all walks of life in making/
performing art. He has designed
a mural to coordinate the efforts of PC students, artists, athletes, alumni, and other PC community participants in a collaborative painting
process that connects the themes of art, sport, and identity.
In particular, he has created a composition that combines an ancient Greek vase painting representing athletes with a
contemporary photograph of an award-winning moment for
PC female track athletes by Dominic Channon, ’13.
Women in Sports Film and Speaker Series
March 1, 8, 22 and 29, 2012, Speaker 7:00 p.m.,
Reception 7:30 p.m., Film 8:00 p.m.,
Moore Hall 1
Thursdays in March will be devoted to a film and speaker series
on the theme of Women in Sports. It will honor Women’s
History Month, the SPORT:ART Project, and the landmark
Providence College celebration, “40 Years of Providence
College Women in Sports,” and is a collaboration of the
Women’s Athletics Program, the Women’s Studies Department,
and the Art History Department. The series is a curricular
component of classes in the Departments of Liberal Arts
Honors, Women’s Studies, and Psychology. The following films will be shown: A Hero for Daisy, Whip It, A League of their Own, and Girlfight.
Community Forum on Athletics and Academics
Tuesday, March 20, 2012, 4:00-5:30 p.m.,
A Providence College community discussion of the relationships between athletics and academics, the student-athlete academic and social experience, and the ways in which academics and athletics work together to shape the identity of student-athletes.
Prospective speakers include Catherine Little Bert, member of the Board of Trustees; Rev. Brian J. Shanley, O.P., President of Providence College; Bob Driscoll, Athletic Director; John M. Sweeney, Senior Vice-President and CFO; Margaret Ruggieri, Assistant Dean of Undergraduates Studies/Director of Academic Advising; Jonathan Gomes, Associate Director for Academic Services; and former student-athletes.
The Forum is sponsored by the Center for Teaching Excellence, the Department of Art and Art History and the Athletic Department.