And one curator remains! I am on my way to Round V. Somehow I missed meeting up with my partner for Round IV (sorry to miss you Evren), but we both managed to get our games in and I squeaked by with 260pts. While the win is nice in and of itself, I’m mostly excited that I’ll have the opportunity to make a pledge in Round V to the exhibition’s winner. Now I have to get creative. What can I do for the winner that would be truly special? I’ve been learning to bake recently. Perhaps I can bake 2 dozen cookies for them? Guess we’ll have to wait and see.
Shortly after 11:00 a.m. today Wendy Smith (Athletics) and Terry Snyder (Library) met in the Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery to play their Round IV match against one another. The build-up of expectations and excitement had begun on email, then spilled to this site, and went as far as Facebook. In the end there could only be one winner and today that winner was Terry. Congrats Terry on the win. Keep on rolling! As she departs the tournament (but not the exhibition!) we’d like to say thanks to Wendy for participating and supporting this exhibition and competition in countless ways.
For those of you who have never seen the inside of a skee-ball machine, here you go! It’s nothing fancy. Just a plastic channel, some thin wire triggers, and some other electrical wires. Over the course of the past few weeks these machines have seen more use than they probably do in a year. So, we’ve called in a pro to come on by and make the necessary repairs and tune-ups to get the machines as accurate as possible. Soon we’ll be all set to keep rolling straight to the finals!
Artist Shaun El C. Leonardo arrived at the gallery today to play some skee-ball and check on a delivery of jerseys for his collaborative performance work The Orchestra of Failure taking place in Ryan Gym on Wednesday, April 11 at 8:00 p.m.. The jerseys, created specifically for this work at Haverford, were printed to Shaun’s specifications by R & M Sporting Goods in Long Island City. This is the same company that printed the jerseys Shaun played football in as a kid. Come out and participate in the Orchestra with Shaun and you can walk away not only with an artifact from the performance work, but a piece of the artists own history.
This is a picture of my brother Ted en route to finishing 31st in the 2004 Olympic Trials Marathon. This was no small feat for a guy who had run 3 other marathons in the previous 6 months just to get the qualifying mark to compete in the race. Ted is a fierce competitor and has won hard fought races over everyone from the hometown hero to Olympians from around the globe. However, in college, there was one person Ted had always hoped to beat that he never did. That person was Haverford’s own, Karl Paranya. What an unfortunate piece of timing that Ted, a miler at the time, would end up in college at the same time as the most celebrated Div. III athlete of the last quarter century and the divisions first sub-4 minute miler. However, like Ted, what Karl achieved did not come to him alone. It came with guidance and assistance from others. Tonight hear from the man who led Karl and continues to lead so many others at Haverford to amazing achievements. Coach Tom Donnelly speaks tonight at 7:30 p.m. in the Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery as part of Versus: an interdisciplinary conversation about competition.
Can you picture this man dressed up? Well if you can’t imagine it, then come and see it in person! Join artist Jong Kyu (aka Dave Kim) for some formal fun and games from 6 – 7:30 p.m. on Thursday April 5, 2012 at the Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery where he will host the official Black Tie Tailgate for Versus: an interdisciplinary conversation about competition.
For those of you who missed out on Sal Randolph’s talk today, you really missed out. She did in fact “give” money away. A cup full of bills was handed around and you could take, add, or pass on as you saw fit. It was hard to ignore that there were $20 bills in the mix. However, I could only bring myself to take a single $1 bill. And at that I’m concerned about what use I’ll put it to. Here’s hoping I come up with something interesting and not just use it to buy another song on iTunes. Though I wonder what it would mean if I used my $1 bill to buy the song “Million Dollar Bill” by Dawes?