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Artist Trenton Doyle Hancock to Lecture

4:15PM 5:30PM

Visiting Artist Series presents Trenton Doyle Hancock. Hancock’s prints, drawings and collaged-felt paintings work together to tell the story of the Mounds—a group of mythical creatures that are the tragic protagonists of the artist’s unfolding narrative. Each new work by Hancock is a contribution to the saga of the Mounds, portraying the birth, life, death, afterlife and even dream states of these half-animal, half-plant creatures. Hancock’s paintings often rework Biblical stories that he learned as a child from his family and local church community. Hancock was featured in the 2000 and 2002 Whitney Biennial exhibitions, one of the youngest artists in history to participate in this prestigious survey. His work has been the subject of one-person exhibitions at Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston; Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth; and Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami. Hancock was included in the American Folk Art Museum’s exhibit, “Dargerism,” which showed the influence of Henry Darger on contemporary artists. He was also featured on PBS’s “Art21” series—a chronicle of contemporary art. Hancock is currently represented in New York by the James Cohan Gallery. FREE Bradford Auditorium in the Kirner-Johnson Building at Hamilton College

Proctor High School Donkeyball

The wackiest and funniest donkeyball show is coming to town! Proctor High School's Senior Class is sponsoring the Green Mountain Donkeyball show out of Danby, Vermont on Wednesday March 6. The show will take place at Proctor High School at 6:30 P.M. The Senior Class is using the donkeyball show as one of its fundraising efforts for their Senior Ball, Senior Award Ceremony, and Senior Picnic. Spectators attending the show can look forward to two wildly funny matches between the Proctor High School Seniors and Proctor High School's Faculty and Staff; the second game is between The Utica Police Department and the Utica Fire Department. The biggest challenge for these brave, if not foolhardy competitors, is to save face as they try to maintain some sort of dignity as they attempt to ride their donkey counterparts. Although, the players/riders object of the game is to actually score some baskets- the donkeys object is to make complete clowns out of the would-be riders. These four-legged ball-pros take their job very seriously and treat the spectators to a show full of spills and thrills! So come on out for some side splitting laughter and fun that the whole family can enjoy! Advance tickets are $8.00 and At-door tickets are $10.00. Children 4 and under are FREE. Children under 12 get FREE donkey rides during intermission. You can purchase Advance tickets for the upcoming show at Proctor High School or call 368-6401 ex. 6243.