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Poly Community Is Invited to Events in The Living Room on the Oval


The Liiving Room Is Part of Six-Week Artist Residency of Alum Jill Sigman '85 at Poly

The Living Room is a site-specific structure and gathering place being built on the Oval by artist and alum Jill Sigman ’85 during her artist residency. The structure is created out of detritus from Poly’s grounds and facilities, including yard waste, palettes, cafeteria cans, and the uninvited plants we call “weeds.” Simultaneously a sculpture, mini-stage, temporary classroom, social space, and garden for weedy edibles, The Living Room continues Sigman’s ongoing work with temporary structures, spontaneous urban plants, and relationship as performance, and supports Poly’s goals to build community through art and increase environmental awareness.
 
 
Here is a schedule of events in The Living Room:
 
Wednesday, May 15 at 3 PM
Rain location: Gazzani Terrace
HUT TALK: An inaugural discussion event to explore themes raised by Sigman’s installation, particularly refuge, belonging, and immigration. Sigman will be joined by special guest Luba Cortes of Make the Road NY who will talk about immigration in NYC. Wild edible tea will be served. Please come ready to listen and discuss.
 
 
Friday, May 17, 12:00-12:30 PM
HUT HANG: A session organized by students in the Art and Social Change elective that aims to bring diverse members of the community together for activities and discussion.
 
Friday, May 17, 3:30-5:30 PM
Rain location: Student Center
COFFEEHOUSE: An afternoon of music, stand-up, language, and special readings of poetry and fiction from the Creative Writing elective. Refreshments will be served.

Tuesday, May 21, 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
HUT BOOKS: "The Living Room” becomes a FREE BOOK STORE. Stop by to browse discarded books from the library, read in the space, or take home anything you like! Books can be for you, and they also make great gifts for friends and family members.
 
Friday, May 24, 12:00-12:30 PM
HUT HANG: A session organized by students in the Art and Social Change elective that aims to bring diverse members of the community together for activities and discussion.
 
 
 
Wednesday, May 29 at 3 PM
Rain date: May 30 at 3:30pm
HUT PERFORMANCE: A closing performance that marks the culmination of Sigman’s residency at Poly Prep. This intimate performance grows out of the process of building The Living Room and is designed for the installation and the site. Movement by Jill Sigman. Live music by Kristin Norderval.
 
 
 
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