Chautauqua Institution Music Festival

Monday, Aug 9, 2021 at 1:00pm

Various Venues in Chautauqua, NY
Chautauqua, NY 14722

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The State of the Economy: Where Do We Go From Here?
What drives the rebuilding of the economy in the wake of COVID-19? In the summer of 2021 — a year and a half after the pandemic plunged the U.S. into recession — we examine the state of “recovery” from Main Street to Wall Street; what has been lost and what has thrived; and what the crisis has laid bare in terms of necessary investments and structural reforms. How do we make our economy more resilient?
During this week we consider what building a new economy can and should look like, beyond high employment and growing businesses. Do we want an economy that looks like the one we had on January 1, 2020, or one that is more just in the distribution of wealth? What will we have learned during the months following the re-opening of the economy, and what are we learning from the approaches of other nations? What — and who — have we deemed essential in this new and evolving economy?

Interfaith Lecture Theme :: Creating an Economy that Works for All
A society failing to uphold justice for all is not a just society. A just society supports health care, work opportunity and wage justice, and bridges the divides that create life-diminishing inequalities in education and access to essential services. It bridges wealth gaps and promotes the opportunity to thrive for all. How do religion and ethical humanism make demands upon economic policy, and what difference does this make?


1:00pm Sr. Joan Chittister, OSB

Joan Chittister is one of the most articulate social analyst and influential religious leaders of this age.  For over 40 years she has dedicated herself to advocating for universal recognition of the critical questions impacting the global community.

Location: Amphitheater

1:00pm 2021 CVA School of Art Participants Exhibition

One of our most popular exhibitions of the summer will once again be displayed on the second floor of Fowler- Kellogg Art Center. This year each Participating Artist, who will be attending the summer program at the Chautauqua School of Art, will exhibit one original work created pre-season...

Location: Fowler-Kellogg Art Center/Second Floor

1.00 pm Tenacity

Tenacity was curated in conjunction with the 100th Anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment in 2020, guaranteeing and protecting women's constitutional right to vote. Being tenacious is a common link the Suffragette women have in common with these seven artists.

Location: Strohl Art Center/Gallo Family Gallery

1:00pm Materials Redefined

This exhibition focuses on seven contemporary artists who work with their selected materials in non-traditional ways. The result will be a thought provoking, inspiring show of pieces that have not been seen before in Chautauqua.

Location: Fowler-Kellogg Art Center/First Floor Galleries and the Angela Fowler Memorial Gallery

1:00pm Improvising: New Photographs by Julie Blackmon

Improvising features new work by Julie Blackmon, a photographer from Springfield Missouri. Her photographs are inspired by her experiences of growing up in a large family, her current role as both photographer and mother, the timelessness of family dynamics...

Location: Strohl Art Center/Bellowe Family Gallery

1:00pm Pour Spill Drip Stain

This vibrant exhibition in the Main gallery of Strohl Art Center, highlights surface and fluidity as both technique and inspiration. Multi colored paintings, encaustics, works on paper, and ceramics will be shown together creating a symmetry of styles by six nationally recognized contemporary artists.

Location: Strohl Art Center/Main Gallery

1:00pm Resilience: New Works by VACI Members (Online Only)
In conjunction with Chautauqua’s overall theme for week 9 in 2021 / Resilience, we invite our members to create and show work based on what Resilience means to them. How did you survive financial and emotional issues during 2020?

Location: Chautauqua Visual Arts

8:15pm School of Dance: Student Gala I

Chautauqua School of Dance presents an outstanding mixed repertoire evening of new and established works featuring the most exceptional young talent in the country.

Location: Amphitheater

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