Weeklong Popcorn Forum A Cultural Potpourri At Nic
Hollering poets, digital art, Pulitzer Prize-winning musical talent and free phyllo pastries are just a few of the treats North Idaho College will serve the public during its 25th anniversary celebration of the Popcorn Forum.
The weeklong cultural potpourri starts Monday and runs through April 2 at the college’s Coeur d’Alene campus. The event, titled “An Affair with the Arts and Humanities,” features music, poetry, performing arts and fine arts, as well as a smattering of storytelling and educational lectures.
All events except a play and a symphony concert will be free.
The schedule includes:
All week: Art exhibits and juried art show
Monday: “Three Forms of Censorship,” keynote address by artist Harold Balazs, Boswell Auditorium, 11 a.m.-noon.
“25 Years in Review,” panel discussion of Popcorn Forum’s history, SUB SW dining room, noon1 p.m.
Lake City Playhouse presenting highlights from “The Secret Garden,” “Bye Bye Birdie” and more, Boswell Auditorium, 1-2 p.m.
Tuesday: “Performance Poetry of the Old West,” by cowboy poet John Jay Kulm, Boswell Auditorium, 30 a.m.
“Little Altars Everywhere,” onewoman show by Rebecca Wells, Boswell Auditorium, 1-2:30 p.m.
“Book of the World/Book of Life,” slide lecture presentation by Dennis Evans, Seattle computer artist, Boswell Auditorium, 3:30 p.m.
Readings by Idaho writers, Emery Dining Room, Hedlund Building, 5-6 p.m.
Karen Swenson, New York poet and author, reading from her works, Emery Dining Room, Hedlund Building, 7-8:30 p.m., preceded by reception 6-7 p.m.
Wednesday: “The Glorious Diversity of Today’s Music,” lecture by Pulitzer Prize-winning conductor Gunther Schuller, Boswell Auditorium, 10-11 a.m.
Eastern Washington University Percussion Ensemble, Boswell Auditorium, 1-2:30 p.m.
Thursday: “Mathematics: A Key to Education for Life,” lecture by Tom Farley, Boswell Auditorium, 9-10 a.m.
“Chronicle of 25 years of the NIC Popcorn Forum” video, Boswell Auditorium, 10 a.m.
Lunch in Emery’s with guest artists, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., call ext. 3436 at the college for reservations.
“Usual and Unusual Ways of Approaching Education,” lecture by artist and professor Marilyn Lysohir, Boswell Auditorium, 1-2 p.m.
March 31: Art in Technology and sculpting demonstrations, community art project, campus tours, all day
“Art in the Environment: Confronting Ecological Issues,” slide/lecture by professor and neon artist George Wray, Boswell Auditorium, 11 a.m.-noon, followed by reception, Union Gallery, noon-1 p.m.
Poetry Yelling Contest, SW SUB Dining Room, noon-1 p.m.
Sessions on poetry writing, photogram art, music writing on computer, and oral literature with regional storytellers, all afternoon
“Camp Logan” theatre production, Boswell Auditorium, 8 p.m. Tickets: $7. Call (208) 769-3415. “Camp Logan” preview on Page 6.
April 2: Ragtime concert with Gunther Schuller and members of the Spokane Symphony Orchestra, Boswell Auditorium, 2 p.m. Tickets: $10. Call (208) 769-3415.