Events, Spring 2019

Alootook Ipellie:
Walking Both Sides of an Invisible Border

  • Gallery discussion with curators Sandra Dyck and Christine Lalonde, Monday, February 4, at 7:00 p.m.

    Sandra Dyck is the director of the Carleton University Art Gallery (CUAG). She is keenly interested in contemporary and historical art made by First Nations and Inuit artists, as well as in the art produced out of encounters between indigenous and settler societies. This is a key focus of her curatorial and writing work. She has also mentored many first-time (student) curators of Inuit art exhibitions at CUAG and supervised graduate research assistants conducting relevant collection-based research.

    Christine Lalonde is curator of indigenous art at the National Gallery of Canada. She has worked with Inuit artists across the North since the mid-1990s. She remains actively engaged with the arts community, frequently travelling to events in northern communities and urban centers in Canada and abroad. Recognized for her commitment to new methodologies, Lalonde has explored experimental approaches to presenting work by indigenous artists, providing a balance between commemorating their artistic accomplishments and raising awareness of critical issues. She is widely published in exhibition catalogues, critical essays, and articles.

Too Tired for Sunshine
Photographs by Tara Wray

  • Photographing the Invisible: a Dialogue with Three Contemporary Photographers - Joshua Lutz, Kerry Payne, and Tara Wray, Thursday, February 21, from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m., Herring-Cole Hall
  • untitled photograph by Tara Wray

    Tara Wray is a photographer, writer, and filmmaker. She is a regular contributor to Vice, BUST Magazine, and is photo editor of the literary journal Hobart. She created and curates “Some Days Just Are,” a collaborative photo series pairing photographers from around the world to tell their stories simultaneously. Her work has been featured in The Washington Post, Vice, Archive Collective Magazine, La Presse, Lenscratch, Humble Arts Foundation, Burn Magazine, Thought Catalog, Bloomberg Businessweek, and
    Aint-Bad Magazine, among others, and is held in collections at major institutions including Yale University, the University of Notre Dame, Dartmouth College, George Eastman House, and the Amon Carter Museum.

Sewn in Protest: Chilean Arpilleras from the 1970s and '80s

  • Keynote address by Dr. Katherine Hite, Vassar College, Monday, March 4, at 7:00 p.m., Griffiths 123
  • Blackboards of the People: Murals and Activism from the Americas, lecture by Francisco Letelier, Wednesday, March 17, at 7:00 p.m., Griffiths 123

Poetry for Peace

January 28 - cancelled

  • February 18
  • Tuesday, April 23, at 7:00 p.m. , Winston Room, Sullivan Student Center

Please come to read a poem you've written, a poem by a favorite poet, or just to listen to poems on a different theme. And bring your friends! You are welcome to read poems in languages other than English, but you should provide an English translation as well. Because we believe the empathetic community created by sharing ANY kind of poetry can lead to peace and social justice, we welcome all poems, not just those that touch directly on those themes. Visit Poetry for Peace on Facebook!

The first Poetry for Peace was on January 28, 2003, at the Richard F. Brush Art Gallery. The event was coordinated by Dr. Marina Llorente from the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures and was the opening of the New York State Peace Conference held at SLU. An international poetry reading, 13 poems in 9 different languages (English, Italian, French, Spanish, Navajo, Arabic, Hebrew, Swahili and Vietnamese) were read by poets, students, professors, staff and members of the North Country community. The theme was the need for peace in the world, and every poem read acknowledged the unique revolutionary power of poetry.