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Lougheed-Kofoed Festival of the Arts

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Tuxedo Tailgating
Bring your favorite snacks and join us for tailgating fun before the Crane Chorus and Crane Symphony Orchestra Concert on Saturday, April 30.  Learn More
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Martin Espada
Martin Espada will read from his latest collection of poems, Vivas to Those Who Have Failed. The Washington Post call this collection of poems, “deeply moving” and his “most powerful writing in years.” Thursday, May 5 at 6 p.m.
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Kathy (Kofoed) and Don Lougheed
Kathy (Kofoed) ’54 and Don Lougheed (Hon. ’54) with members of Team NV during the Lougheed-Kofoed Festival of the Arts.

 

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Festival of Lights
The ever popular Festival of Light will take place on Wednesday, May 4 at dusk. Illuminated sculptures, wearable art and a steel wool photoshoot.

April 29 - May 8, 2016

Are You LoKo for the Arts?

Thanks to the spirit and generosity of the festival’s benefactors Kathy (Kofoed) ’54 and Don Lougheed (Hon. ’54), SUNY Potsdam celebrates the campus culture of creativity and reinforces how important the arts are to informing innovated learning environments for every discipline as well as a lifetime of creativity for anyone who is crazy for the arts. For ten days the campus and community experience a diversity of both traditional and contemporary visual, written, musical, dance and theatrical performances.

At Potsdam we are not "loco" for the arts, we are LoKo for the arts. Being LoKo for the arts means, like Kathy and Don Lougheed, we embrace the diversity of the human experience, challenge individuals to look at life from a variety of perspectives and embody the creative spirit that informs a rich and innovative life.

 

 
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Events

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4.28.16

The Craft of Translation: LoKo Festival

Randall Couch: The Craft of Translation - Burning Down the House: What Should Poetry Translation Pre...

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4.28.16

Poetry Reading: Randall Couch

Bilingual poetry reading of his book Mad Women / Locas Mujeres Randall Couch and Dr. Liliana Trevi...

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4.29.16

Voice Masterclass with Christopher Feigum, Baritone

Select voice students from the Crane School of Music will receive instruction from renowned opera si...

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4.29.16

Tesfa Alexander, Photographer

Discussion about his powerful "I AM photo project" that highlights the self-defined identities of bl...

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4.29.16

PureInk Poetry Workshop

Join the nationally certified Poetry Slam collective and explore your writing and performance potent...

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4.29.16

Presentation: Douglas Beasley, Photographer

Explore personal expression and style by finding your own voice and vision that goes beyond just mak...

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4.29.16

Opening Reception: Bachelor of Fine Arts, Art Alumni and I Am Exhibit

Features the work of Bachelor of Fine Arts students and accomplished SUNY Potsdam alumni. Loug...

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4.29.16

Performance: Senior Choreography Concert

Features the work of graduating dance majors: Vianela Benitez, Mollie Bonnier, Fatima Simmons, Laura...

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4.29.16

Reading: Blueline College Edition & North Country Literary Magazine

The night of poetry and prose will feature writers reading pieces from the student edited literary m...

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4.30.16

Workshop: Douglas Beasley, Photographer

Learn photo techniques from a renowned photographer. Some large format and “toy” film cameras will b...

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4.30.16

Reading: North Country School's Peace Poetry Contest

Local K-12 students read their peace poetry contest entries. \nLougheed-Kofoed (LoKo) Festival of t...

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4.30.16

PureInk Poetry Workshop

Join the Nationally certified Poetry Slam collective and explore your writing and performance potent...

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4.30.16

Performance: Senior Choreography Concert

Features the work of graduating dance majors: Vianela Benitez, Mollie Bonnier, Fatima Simmons, Laura...

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4.30.16

Tuxedo Tailgating

Bring your snacks and join us for tailgating fun before the concert! No car? Find a spot at the prov...

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4.30.16

Pre Concert Lecture with Dr. Nelly Case

Fauré’s Requiem: Analysis and Local History, a summary of the work and its prominence in the history...

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