Griffiths Arts Center

Art Lecture: Chika Okeke-Agulu

Noted Nigerian art historian and artist Chika Okeke-Agulu, Associate Professor, Department of Art and Archaeology, Princeton University will give a public lecture on Thursday, September 15 at 7 pm in conjunction with the exhibition of Obiora Udechukwu's work, OJEMBA: A Fifty-Year Retrospective | Selected Drawings, Paintings, and Prints by Obiora Udechukwu, 1966 - 2016. For more information on the exhibition, please see the event listing on the arts calendar. 

Exhibition: Obiora Udechukwu OJEMBA

Obiora Udechukwu OJEMBA: A Fifty-Year Retrospective: Selected Drawings, Paintings, and Prints 1966-2016. The Richard F. Brush Art Gallery is pleased to mark 2016 with an exhibition to honor the 20-year anniversary of Obiora Udechukwu at St. Lawrence University, as well as the artist's own 70th anniversary. "Ojemba", which means "[A] traveller to distant towns/places/countries", is taken from the Igo adage "Ojemba e nwe ilo", or "A traveler to distant lands does [or should] not have enemies." A range of paintings, prints and drawings spanning five decades will be included in the exhibition.

Ghen Dennis: Film Screening/Lecture

Visiting Artist Ghen Dennis will be here screening and sharing insight into a collection of several short experimental documentary pieces. The screening will highlight her feature-length essay film, which is an ongoing 10-year long investigation of post-Katrina New Orleans. Mixing both traditional filmmaking and video, Ghen’s work focuses on disaster areas and the politics surrounding how those affected areas begin to recover. Please join us on Monday, April 18th at 6pm in Griffiths 123 for the screening and lecture.

Muslim Women's Religious Authority: The Possibilities and Limits of the Past for our Future

Laury Silvers is an academic and activist. She is the author, co-author, and co-editor of books and articles on Sufism in the Formative Period, Pious and Sufi Women, Muslim women's religious authority, and Muslim women's encounter with the Qur'an. She teaches courses on Islam and Gender and Religion at the University of Toronto. She co-founded the first Gender-Equal/LGBTQ-Open mosque in the U.S. and Canada.


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