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Alfred Summer Arts Fesitval

July 14, 2022

Making Meaning in an Uncertain World

JULY 10 – 16, 2022


Five-day festival designed to embrace the creativity of the community. Immerse yourself in workshops with an ensemble of world-renowned artists. In the evenings, gather for performances, installations, and participatory projects.


  •  Sandy Silva // Rhythm, Movement, and Voice
  • Kathy Kennedy // Low-Watt Radio & Echolocation
  • George Ferrandi // Still A Ray sculpture / performance / collaboration
  • Melanie Aceto // Animating Materials mixed media

FULL DAY FULL WEEK WORKSHOP William Contino // Experimental Printmaking


  • George Ferrandi // Be Coming small Birds sculpture / performance / collaboration
  • Jonathan Golove // Learning to Play Experimental Instruments
  • Bill Gilbert // Walking Constellation Maps  social practice
  • Vincenzo Di Nicola // The Manifesto in the 21st Century writing


7pm-10pm   Concerts, Lectures, and Screenings *open to the public

ENROLLMENT Workshops are for adults 18+ years of age and all levels of experience.

Class size is limited!

Sign up now: go.alfred.edu/summerarts

$500 per workshop



*free and open to the Public

Sunday July 10th
Opening Night Party
Hosted at the Cohen Center for the Arts, “The Cohen Barn” // Lantern making with George Ferrandi // Live Music by The Badgeman + Emerging Artists

Monday July 11th
Creating an Open System
7pm – 9pm
Hosted at Miller Performing Art Center with Festival Visiting and Emerging Artists

Tuesday July 12th
Commedia Dell’arte and Other Influences
Hosted at Susan Howell Hall with Jasmine Nagano (piano) and Ana Kim (cello)

Selections from the Light Matter Film Festival 
Hosted at The Bandstand // Curated by James Hansen and Eric Souther

Wednesday July 13th
How to: Slow Down
Hosted at Miller Performing Arts Center // Music by Thelonius Garcia / Choreography by Melanie Aceto / Writing by Vincenzo Di Nicola / joined by emerging artists // Photo credit: Paul Hokanson, Continuum, choreography: Melanie Aceto, 2017

Thursday July 14th
A Letter from the Treetops + Dance Party
7pm – 10pm
Hosted at the Cohen Center for the Arts, “The Cohen Barn” // Performance and music by Jesse Chandler // Collaboration by visiting and emerging artists // Followed by: DJ set by John Lewis

Friday July 15th
Be Coming Birds
Hosted on Main Street followed by a performance at the Village Hall // Parade artwork designed by George Ferrandi / music composition by Kathy Kennedy / Village Hall choreography by Sandy Silva

Saturday July 16th
Making Meaning in an Uncertain World
Hosted at the Cohen Center for the Arts, “The Cohen Barn” // Choreography by Melanie Aceto / visual installation designed by Bill Gilbert / music by Jonathan Golove with Matias Homar and Bill Sacks / after show by emerging artists // Photo credit: Michael Mandolfo, Indeterminacy Festival 2019



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Alfred, NY 14802 United States
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