• There's always something to do.

    The Village experience is perhaps best defined by the many activities that bring our neighbors together. We believe the charm and appeal of a small town come not from just the structures and spaces we create, but from the lively gatherings - both planned and spontaneous - that spring up among its people.

    From movies on the green to local produce stands at the farmers market...from live music to playful children's performances...the range of neighborhood happenings draws people to our outdoor spaces. Whether your interests are artistic, culinary, sporting, or all of the above, there is something for every taste, in every season.

    Just across the street, Hendrix College features an event calendar full of academic lectures, theatre performances, concerts and discussions, many of which are free and all of which are located just steps away.

  • Thursday, October 5

    Anthropologist and Immigration Expert Jason De León

    Mills B, 7:00 PM

    Jason De León, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Undocumented Migration Project at the University of Michigan, is a National Geographic Emerging Explorer and the recipient of the 2016 Margaret Mead Award from the American Anthropological Association and the Society for Applied Anthropology for his book Land of Open Graves: Living and Dying on the Migrant Trail (UC Press, 2015). Dr. De León’s work addresses migration through an innovative combination of archeology, anthropology, and visual documentation. His talk, titled “Soldiers and Kings: Photoethnographic Practice in the Context of Human Smuggling Across Mexico,” is sponsored by the Charles S. and Lucile Esmon Shively Odyssey Professorship and is free and open to the public. 

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    Saturday, October 7

    Fall Family Weekend Concert(2)

    Staples Auditorium, 10:00 AM

    Fall Family Weekend Concert is Saturday October 7 at 10:00 AM in Staples Auditorium, featuring performances by the Hendrix College Choir Dr. Andrew Morgan conductor, Wind Ensemble Dr. Gretchen Renshaw-James conductor, and Chamber Orchestra Karen Griebling conductor. 

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    Saturday, October 7

    Conway ArtsFest Concert

    Conway First United Methodist Church, 3:00 PM

    The Hendrix College Chamber Orchestra will be performing works by Hendrix student composer Danielle Rosson and faculty composer Karen Griebling at the Conway ArtsFest concert at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 7 at Conway First United Methodist Church. Alumna Sydney Hickok '17 will also have a new scene from her opera, "Abelard and Heloise" premiered by Hendrix students Bridget Yelk, mezzo soprano, and Joshua Beggs, tenor, at the Conway ArtsFest Concert at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 7. The concert is free and open to the public.

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    Monday, October 9

    Faculty Recital and CD Release Party for Karen Griebling, composer

    Reves Recital Hall, 7:30 PM

    Join us fro a concert of music by Karen Griebling from her two new CDs, "Richard III" and "Fractal Heart" on Centaur.  Griebling will be joined by alumna Stephanie Smittle and Adjunct Instructor of Voice Kara Claybrook, sopranos, and colleagues from UCA, Dr. Stefanie Dickinson piano, and Larry Jones trumpet. A reception in Treischmann Gallery will follow.

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    Monday, October 16

    Exhibition of Artists Roxanne Everett and Maria Michaelson

    Art Department Building A Gallery , 4:00 PM

    This exhibition includes two artists who are at relatively early stages in their art careers.  Roxanne Everett has been an architect, a backcountry wilderness ranger and most recently, a painter.  She divides her time between Seattle, WA and Stehekin, WA. Many of her paintings come from a recent residency in Iceland.Maria Michaelson builds ceramics sculptures and cast bronze sculptures in a studio on San Juan Island, WA.  She has had exhibits of her life-size ceramic figures in museums and galleries across the nation.


    Reception will be held on Monday, October 16, 2017 from 4 to 5p.m.

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    Monday, October 16

    Opening Reception for Artists Roxanne Everett and Maria Michaelson

    Art Department Building A Gallery , 4:00 PM

    Opening reception for artists Roxanne Everett and Maria Michaelson, whose work will be on display.


    This exhibition includes two artists who are at relatively early stages in their art careers.  Roxanne Everett has been an architect, a backcountry wilderness ranger and most recently, a painter.  She divides her time between Seattle, WA and Stehekin, WA. Many of her paintings come from a recent residency in Iceland.Maria Michaelson builds ceramics sculptures and cast bronze sculptures in a studio on San Juan Island, WA.  She has had exhibits of her life-size ceramic figures in museums and galleries across the nation.

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    Wednesday, October 18

    Vanishing Acts: Black Labor, Social Absence, & Civil Rights Reform, a Lecture by Visiting Mellon Scholar Dr. GerShun Avilez '02

    Murphy House , 4:15 PM

    In this talk, Dr. Avilez '02 explores how literary culture takes up the question of civil rights reform in the 1960s, which sought to integrate Black citizens more fully into the social and working world. Avilez argues that literature can help us to recognize the gap between advancements in civil rights policy and the actual lived experiences of target populations. Specifically, he demonstrates how limited employment opportunities reflect impediments to Black civic equality even in the context of legislative reform. He shows how representations of Black labor reveal the unsteady state of Black citizenship.


    Reception to follow. 

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    Monday, October 30

    Hendrix College Chamber Orchestra All Souls Observance

    Greene Chapel, 7:30 PM

    On Monday, October 30 at 7:30 p.m. in Greene Chapel, the Hendrix College Chamber Orchestra will perform the All Souls Musical Meditation. HCCO will be joined by student organist Thomas Alexander and the Compline Choir to present Maurice Durufle's Requiem, an Odyssey Project undertaken by Mr. Alexander. The program will also include a new work by Griebling, "Rainbow Man." The title is a reference to a Native American spirit from Zuni tribe of New Mexico.

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    Friday, November 17

    South Central Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy

    Murphy Seminar Room , 3:00 PM

    The Marshall T. Steel Center will host the eighteenth annual meeting of the South Central Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy. The conference will be held Friday through Saturday, November 17 - 18, 2017 at Hendrix College, in Conway, Arkansas. As with other Seminars in Early Modern Philosophy held throughout North America and Europe every year, the papers presented here will cover subjects in philosophy from (roughly) the period from Montaigne to Kant.  Ten papers will be presented during the conference. For more information, please visit: http://people.tamu.edu/~sdaniel/seminar17.html for a complete list of titles and presenters.  The conference organizer is Dr. Fred Ablondi, Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Marshall T. Steel Center for the study of Religion and Philosophy. Questions may be directed to Dr. Ablondi at ablondi@hendrix.edu.
     
    As a prelude to the conference, guest speaker - Dr. Gideon Manning, Scholar of Philosophy (and presenter at the conference) will give a public talk, Death: A History,  on Thursday evening, November 16th at 7 pm in the Mills Center, Room B. The talk will be followed by an opportunity to meet and visit with Dr. Manning in the Mills Center lobby.
     
    Attendance to both the conference and the talk by Dr. Manning are free and open to all.
    A reservation is required for conference attendance; please contact Tammy Vanaman at vanamant@hendrix.edu to make your reservation by November 1.

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    Monday, November 20

    Hendrix College Chamber Orchestra Performs Thanksgiving Concert

    Reves Recital Hall, 7:30 PM

    On Monday, November 20 at 7:30 p.m., at Reves Recital Hall, Hendrix College Chamber Orchestra will perform a Thanksgiving Concert featuring Dr. Gabriel Ferrer as soloist in Vivaldi's Concerto for Mandolin and Strings. Other works on the program will include Holst's St Paul's Suite and Haydn's Symphony No. 101, "The Clock."

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