Bunker Hill Community College Celebrates “National Poetry Month” April 1-30, 2023
Poetry’s Diverse Voices
BHCC Library and Learning Commons
Explore the collection from the BHCC’s Library of published poets’ work that celebrates a wide range of style, theme and language.
BHCC Museum Partner with related Current Exhibit
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
Betye Saar: Heart of A Wanderer
February 16 – May 21, 2023
My secret heart is a wanderer.
It sails the sea of imagination.
It soars beyond the clouds, seeking mysterious.
It moves through time (dreamtime) and space (mindspace)
- excerpt from poem My Secret Heart, 1993
Born in California in 1926, Betye Saar is known for her work with assemblage and visual storying. This exhibit explores Saar’s trips to Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas, highlighting work influenced by her many trips and her engagement with global histories of travel.
The Mary L. Fifield Art Gallery
Bunker Hill Community College, Charlestown Campus
Turbulent Remains: Three Women Artists Explore the Boundaries of Climate Change
Erica Lemberg Flores, Gillian Frazier, and Susan Jaworski-Stranc
March 6 - April 28
Explore these provocative works that chronicle the ravages of climate change on our natural world and ask us to thoughtfully consider how both awareness and activism may yet save our devastated landscapes and altered existence from an uncertain, bleak future.
Sunday, April 2 | 3 p.m. | A-300 Lobby
BHCC and VOICES 21C present Bridging and Breaking
Join the BHCC community for a special series of Bridging and Breaking performances on the impact of mass incarceration in our communities with performance collaborators Truth and Onyx White. This performance interrogates our understanding of race and the prison industrial complex in the United States through music and spoken word reflecting on our country, our voices in it, lived experiences of incarcerated and formerly incarcerated artists, and how we can build stronger relationships on a path toward justice.
A post-concert discussion will conclude the program to reflect on what the audience has experienced, and hear from the artists regarding their artistic process and personal experience.
Welcome by Misael Carrasquillo, Assistant Director of the HOPE Initiative
Remarks by Dr. Riikka Pietiläinen Caffrey, Professor, Performing Arts Department
Sponsored by the Mary L. Fifield Art Gallery, the Performing Arts Department and The HOPE Initiative
This performance deals with sensitive topics and issues, including the subjects of race and mass incarceration in the United States. To learn more visit www.voices21c.org
BHCC events are free and open to the public.
Tuesday, April 11 | 6 p.m.
“Whose Imagination Created You?
‘Now Futures – Poetry and Possibility’”
Series 3 of 3
Welcome back facilitator, author and multi-hyphenated creative Julia Mallory. This third and last session of a three-part series uses poetry as a tool for time-travel so that we may write ourselves into the future. The first and second series were presented during Black History and Women’s History Months.
Q & A to follow the presentation.
Facilitated by Julia Mallory, Founder of the creative literary arts brand, Black Mermaids
Welcome by Denise Turner, Manager, the Office of College Events and Cultural Planning
Sponsored by the Office of College Events and Cultural Planning
Join by Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88457675601?pwd=ZWNDNTBUZlVNQVVCbGlGL0lVeHNBdz09
Meeting ID: 884 5767 5601
Dial by location: +1 646 876 9923 US (New York)
Meeting ID: 884 5767 5601