Events, Fall 2014
- Gallery talk with artist Wes Kline, Thursday, September 11, at 12:00 noon
- Artist's lecture, Tuesday, September 23, at 7:00 p.m., in Griffiths 123, reception to follow
- Lecture by artist Le Quoc Viet and exhibition curator C. David Thomas, Tuesday, October 21 at 7:00 p.m., in Griffiths 123
Artist Le Quoc Viet was born in 1972 in Thanh Hoa Province, Vietnam, and has spent most of his time living and working there in a remote pagoda. In this environment, he has perfected the ancient techniques of woodcut printing and Chinese calligraphy. His artwork has been internationally recogized and can be found in major public collections, including the British Museum. He has also exhibited and traveled worldwide. However, with his teeth lacquered black, a statement of intent, he assumes a curious figure walking down the streets of New York City, where he has exhibited regularly.
In 1988, C. David Thomas founded the Indochina Arts Partnership (IAP). The IAP is a nonprofit organization which promotes reconciliation between the United States and the countries of Indochina through cultural and educational exchanges. The Partnership has sponsored residencies in America for more than one hundred Vietnamese visual artists, writers, teachers and leaders of national cultural institutions; and has arranged working journeys to Vietnam for dozens of American counterparts.
Poetry for Peace
The first reading of the fall 2014 series will be held in the gallery on Monday, September 8, at 4:30 p.m.
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. Poetry for Peace readings are eligible for the First Year Cup.
Be sure to check out the Poetry for Peace blog!