While the title of our festival employs the word “art,” we are emphasizing the interdisciplinary nature of Sensation. Both student and professional artists will appropriate campus as stage and scenery for poetry readings, dance pieces, theatrical and other performance works, live music, and, of course, the display of visual art. Featured artists and performers include: international olfactory artist Maki Ueda; poet Marty McConnell; fashion designer Eda Yorulmazoglu; animator Eric Dyer; artist Stephanie Gervais; poet Esther Belin; photographer Parker Day; 11:Dance Co.; photographer DJ Meisner; and musical performers Marquii and DJ Manny Petty.
This year’s Reed Arts Week will take place from November 15 – November 18, 2018, on Reed College campus. While a group of Reed faculty initially introduced Reed Arts Week in 1990, the festival has come under the jurisdiction of students and this is the first year in which the annual event will be institutionally stewarded by the Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery. All events are free and open to the public.