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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’ participation.

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

, 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.,
Feinstein 400

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.

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