Tuesday, November 27th

Time Event Title
All day-Dec 3rd

Midnight Sun: Works by Julie McNiel

First Street Gallery
Humboldt State University’s First Street Gallery presents Midnight Sun: Works by Julie McNiel. Produced and curated by the students in HSU’s Museum and Gallery Practices Program, the exhibit runs Nov. 27 to Dec. 3.

In the exhibition Midnight Sun Julie McNiel riffs on the theme of seasonal change from autumn to winter. She states that, “The drawings in Midnight Sun are winter tales that situate the viewer in the space between. I do not try to draw or tell a literal description of winter, but prefer to evoke and reflect upon its characteristic elements and particular beauty.”

McNiel’s multi-layered drawings take the viewer into an imagined netherworld where the winter’s landscape is populated by fantastic, mythic figures. She writes that, “These are the characters and situations to be found in a winter’s tale, by fireside. As in a musical nocturne, darkness recalls the vigil that takes place during the transition from the night hours towards dawn. In my drawn form, the vigil is suggested by a lack of clear distinction between dark and light, night or day – this is an imaginary, intermediary world where anything is still possible, or may have already happened.”

A native of San Francisco, McNiel currently resides with her family on California’s North Coast. She has traveled across the United States, Asia and Europe, and performed with interdisciplinary arts troupes such as The Three-Legged Puppet Troupe, Vent, and Aqua. She received a two-year California Graduate Fellowship at the San Francisco Art Institute, and graduated with an M.F.A. in painting in 1999.

There will be a gallery reception for the artist, which will take place at the HSU First Street Gallery Dec. 1 from 6 to 9 p.m. during Eureka’s Arts Alive program. The gallery is open Tuesday through Sunday from 12 to 5 p.m. and is located at 422 First Street, Eureka, California. Admission is free. Group tours are encouraged to call ahead. For more information call (707) 443-6363.
All day-Dec 23rd

Works by the Giant Squid: A Print Makers Collective

First Street Gallery
Humboldt State University’s First Street Gallery presents Works by the Giant Squid: A Print Makers Collective featuring affordable works of art for the Holiday Season. The exhibition, which is produced by students in HSU’s Museum and Gallery Practices Program, runs Nov. 27 to Dec. 23.

This exhibition consists of a wide variety of mediums such as woodcuts, etching, engravings, lithographs and serigraphy, all covering a broad array of subjects. Many of contributing artists are students and alumni of Professor Sarah Whorf’s Printmaking classes at Humboldt State University.

Based in Eureka, California, Giant Squid formed as an artists collective earlier this year in an effort to pool and share the technical resources necessary to make fine art prints. This show is their debut exhibition as a collective. The artists included in the show are Crystal Azul, Isaac Bluefoot, Brittany Britton, Tim Camp, Tim Clewell, Kristy Eden, Rhianna Gallagher, Max Garcia, Jorden Goodspeed, Jeff Jensen, Ruth Jensen, Sam Kirby, Justin Skillstad, Crystal Thorpe and Sarah Whorf.

An opening reception in honor of the artists will be held at HSU First Street Gallery on Saturday, December 1st, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. The exhibition will run from November 27th – December 23rd, 2009. The gallery is open Tuesday through Sunday, noon to 5:00 p.m., and is located at 422 First Street, Eureka, California. Admission is free and those planning group tours are encouraged to call ahead at 707-443-6363.
All day-Dec 7th

Wilderness First Responder Training

Arcata, CA
This challenging course is designed to provide outdoor leaders, instructors, guides, rangers and travelers with the knowledge needed to deal with emergencies in remote settings. It is an 80-hour curriculum that meets national standards for both urban and extended care situations. Special topics include but are note limited to: wilderness wound management and infection, realigning fractures and dislocations, improvised splinting techniques, patient monitoring and long-term management problems, up-to-date information on all environmental emergencies, plus advice on drug therapies. Please contact HSU Center Activities or the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) for more course information!
1:00 pm-2:00 pm

HOP Schedule Planning UnWorkshop

Siemens Hall
Students, need help scheduling your classes for Spring semester? Attend a workshop with HOP counselors 11/27, 11/28 or 11/29.
5:00 pm

Woodwinds Studio Recital

Fulkerson Recital Hall
5:00 pm-6:00 pm

Carpooling Discussion

Siemens Hall
Zimride is an online carpooling system for the university community that easily links up drivers and passengers with common destinations. If you want to see something like this at HSU attend a carpooling discussion Nov. 27 or Nov. 28. If you can't make it to the meetings, but have suggestions, email Brietta Linney at bjl45@humboldt.edu.
5:30 pm

Of Green Institutions and Incremental Politics: Marijuana Regulatory Reform

Native American Forum
Humboldt State University lecturer Jason Plume of the Department of Politics will discuss medical marijuana reform on Tuesday, Nov. 27, at 5:30 p.m. in the university’s Native American Forum adjoining the Behavioral and Social Sciences Building.

As an increasing number of states adopt medical marijuana statutes, Plume will examine what regulatory guidelines and agencies they might employ to harness the presumed economic windfall from codification. Have federal, state or local governing institutions updated their resources in readiness either for legalization or for more medical allowance? Will reform trigger a backlash from illegal growers? What might the impact be on so-called “marijuana communities?”

Plume will also address the various strategies marijuana advocates have employed via ballot initiatives or through legislative and judicial channels to counter the federal status quo.

The talk, titled “Of Green Institutions and Incremental Politics: Marijuana Regulatory Reform,” is one of a series hosted by the university’s new Humboldt Institute for Interdisciplinary Marijuana Research.
8:00 pm

Ahmad Jamal

Van Duzer Theater
Pianist Ahmad Jamal has long been recognized as a bona fide jazz giant, a living legend who has been inspiring audiences and fellow musicians since the 1950s. None other than Miles Davis wrote in his autobiography: “He knocked me out with his concept of space, his lightness of touch, his understatement.” Jamal’s classic album Live at the Pershing became a runaway hit in 1958, perfectly capturing his distinctive style and selling millions of records in the process. Now a half century into his career, “Ahmad Jamal is still confounding expectations right and left." (JazzTimes) Performing here with his long-time quartet, Jamal offers a rare opportunity to witness a jazz history-maker in action!

"No musician has had a more profound effect on the orchestral approach to small groups than Ahmad Jamal."—The Village Voice
8:00 pm-11:00 pm

Open Mic Night

Campus Center for Appropriate Technology
Join us at the CCAT house for a fabulous night of poems, songs, stories and art. Hosted by Chelsea Anan.

Ongoing Events:

Time Event Title
Aug 20th-Dec 31st

Six Rivers Planned Parenthood Medical Outreach Clinic

HSU Campus
Sep 12th-Dec 12th

Private Pilot Ground School

Nelson Hall East
Sep 27th-Dec 1st

Down the Hill Home: Art by Rick Bartow

Native American Arts Gallery
Nov 1st-Nov 29th

Exploring Watercolor III

Nov 6th-Dec 6th

HSU Holiday Food Drive and Hunger Fighter Challenge

Various locations around campus

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