This Week at SJC Annapolis

Here are some events happening November 17 to 23 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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Announcing the Croquet 2015 Postcard/T-Shirt Design Contest

AN_Croquet_2011_Design.jpgEach year the Alumni Office uses an image for the Croquet Postcard to announce the annual St. John's College vs. U.S. Naval Academy Croquet Match—known as the "The Annapolis Cup"—to our alumni and the community. The image is then printed on hundreds of t-shirts worn by students, faculty, staff, and community members. We invite you to submit your original design/artwork to be considered.

The guidelines are simple, but all entries must be received in the Alumni Office no later than midnight, Wednesday, January 14, 2015. The contest is open to all members of the St. John’s College community (students, staff, faculty, alumni, parents and friends). The winner will receive a reserved prime viewing area at this year’s Croquet Match on Saturday, April 18, 2015 (rain date April 19, 2015) with a picnic basket full of picnic goodies. For complete details, including the Official Entry Form, see below:

→ Entry Form
→ Contest Guidelines
→ Official Contest Rules

→ More on Croquet 2015

Ongoing 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.


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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