From the CFA, complement to the exhibition in the Zilkha Gallery:
Genre-defying composer, artist, and performer R. Luke DuBois discusses “In Real Time,” the first major gallery presentation of his work, which includes recent and commissioned pieces that take as their basis real-time data flows, topical statistics, and contemporary media footage. The talk will be followed by an opening reception from 5:30pm to 6:30pm in Zilkha Gallery.
Date: Wednesday, September 16
Time: 4:30-6 PM
Place: CFA Hall, 287 Washington Terrace
CFA link: here.
From the CFA:
Quiara Alegría Hudes is the Shapiro Distinguished Professor of Writing and Theater at Wesleyan University. Her play “Water by the Spoonful” received the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Her other works include the book for the 2008 Tony Award-winning “Best Musical” “In the Heights,” and the plays “Elliot, A Soldier’s Fugue” (2006) and “The Happiest Song Plays Last” (2013).
Her younger cousin grew up in “the barrio,” graduated public school, enlisted at the age of seventeen, sustained a leg injury in Iraq, and became a veteran, all by the ripe age of eighteen. This talk tells the true backstage story of what happened after Ms. Hudes turned her cousin’s life into a trilogy of plays. For him, opening night was only the beginning. Reception and book signing to follow the talk. An Outside the Box Theater Series event presented by the Theater Department and the Center for the Arts.
Date: Monday, April 27
Time: 7-9 PM
Place: Memorial Chapel
From Rajaa Elidrissi ’16:
“The Long Way ‘Home'” is an artist talk by Sundus Abdul Hadi about re-claiming identity, overcoming struggle, and using art as a vehicle for social change.
More info: Sundus Abdul Hadi is an Iraqi-Canadian multimedia artist. She was born in the UAE, raised and educated in Montreal, where she earned a BFA in Studio Arts and Art History and a graduate diploma in Communication Studies. Her work is a subversive and sensitive documentation of current crises in the Middle East, often using manipulated photographic imagery, mixed-media painting, artist books and sound. Abdul Hadi is the co-founder of The Medium, a global multidisciplinary artist collective.
Date: Monday, March 30
Time: 4:15 – 6 PM
Place: Department of Romance Languages Lounge, 300 High Street
More info from Elidrissi about the talk and Abdul Hadi’s work after the jump.
From Andrew Chatfield:
The exhibition “A World of Dreams” includes new large-scale paintings in which Professor of Art Tula Telfair presents monumental landscapes and epic-scale vistas that are simultaneously awe-inspiring and intimate. She combines stillness with motion, solitude with universality, and definition with suggestion in her bold and quiet works. Ms. Telfair’s paintings are fully contemporary in their inspiration and execution, demonstrating the spirit and potency of the genre adapted to a new century. Each painting evokes a sense of wonder and calls attention to the power and fragility of the environment. Her work has been described as a meditation on the field itself, fueled by memories of her experiences living on four continents. Ms. Telfair shares her private vision of the beauty and majesty of the natural world. More than a single moment in time, each scene is a continuum that develops a narrative of past, present, and future, indicative of nature itself.
Tula Telfair is a winner of the Binswanger Prize for Excellence in Teaching. Ms. Telfair’s work has been exhibited extensively in one-person and group exhibitions, and her work is in numerous public collections around the world. She is represented by Forum Gallery in New York City and Los Angeles.
Date: Saturday, September 27th, 2014
Place: CFA Hall