This Week at SJC Annapolis

Here are some events happening October 27 to November 2 on the Annapolis campus. To see more programs and events, click here.

Students: Check your SJC e-mail for the weekly calendar that lists information about activities, clubs, math and writing assistance, and more.

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Brian Ganz to Perform at St. John's College

Friday, October 31 at 8 p.m. Brian Ganz will perform a concert of music for solo piano. Ganz is currently on a quest, begun in 2011, to perform all the piano works of Chopin. He says, “Recently I had the privilege of visiting Poland, the homeland of Chopin, for the very first time. I knew that Chopin was a national treasure, but had not known that he is the national treasure. There are pictures of him everywhere, sometimes with no caption of any kind. He is truly the spirit of his country.”

Also on the program is Beethoven’s great Sonata in E major, Op. 109, one of his last three sonatas.

La Libre Belgique on Brian Ganz: "We don't have the words to speak of this fabulous musician who lives music with a generous urgency and brings his public into a state of intense joy."

The concert will be held in the Francis Scott Key Auditorium. There will be a reception after the concert in the Mellon Café for people who wish to meet Ganz and to talk together about the concert.

Author and Alum Dr. Jim Bailey To Do The End of Healing Reading

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Gather by the Coffee Shop fireplace as Dr. Jim Bailey’s reads a chapter from THE END OF HEALING

Friday, October 31, 4-5pm in McDowell Coffee Shop
Q&A and book signing to follow afterward in the College Bookstore

“Jim Bailey pulls back the exam room curtain to reveal a giant healthcare industry spiraling out of control. This literary tour de force resonates with core themes of classical literature, medical history, and science. The End of Healing brings Dante’s Inferno to life for a new era and proves hell is alive and well in American healthcare today. This book will change your perspective on the U.S. medical system forever…and give you the insight you need to find real healing in today’s world.” —From The End of Healing's website

Jim Bailey graduated from St. John’s in Annapolis in 1983.  He is a fellow in the American College of Physicians and professor of medicine and preventive medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, where he directs the Center for Health Systems Improvement, cares for the sick, and teaches doctors in training. His research appears in many peer-reviewed medical journals, including JAMA, Journal of General Internal Medicine, and Annals of Internal Medicine. Dr. Bailey has an abiding passion for the classics, medical history, and ethics, and believes that sharing our stories can heal. This is his first novel.

First Full Week of Mitchell Gallery Exhibition

Along the Eastern Road:
Hiroshige's Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido

October 24 – December 12, 2014

This outstanding exhibition features 55 revolutionary woodblock prints by Utagawa Hiroshige (Japanese, 1797-1858), recording the scenic views along the famous "Eastern Road" that linked Edo (now Tokyo) with Kyoto, the ancient imperial capital of Japan. This popular series, known as the Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido Road, was published in 1833-1834 and established Hiroshige's reputation as the foremost artist of the topographical landscape.

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Utagawa Hiroshige, Sixteenth Station: Yui, 1833-34,
from Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido Road, wood-block print, 1933.326.17/55

In 1832, Hiroshige journeyed along the historic Tokaido, visiting the fifty-three towns and villages that dotted the road, which provided lodging, refreshments, and souvenirs for travelers. The route was traveled frequently by merchants, religious pilgrims and tourists. Hiroshige stayed at these overnight stations and recorded numerous views of the surrounding landscape, towns and people.

Hiroshige was trained in the tradition of the ukiyo-e—"floating world"—wood-block print making. As a genre, landscape developed late in the ukiyo-e period and was greatly influenced by the prints of Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849).

For more information, please go to the Mitchell Gallery's 2014-2015 Exhibition Schedule.

Along the Eastern Road: Hiroshige’s Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido is organized by the Reading Public Museum, Reading, Pennsylvania. This exhibition is generously supported by the Helena Foundation.

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