Events for: #ArtsFest
Kelly Writers Series presents: Natalie Diaz
Add to Calendar7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Natalie Diaz, author of When My Brother Was an AztecNatalie Diaz was born in the Fort Mojave Indian Village in Needles, California. She is Mojave and an enrolled member of the Gila River Indian community. She earned a BA from Old Dominion University, where she received a full athletic scholarship. Diaz played professional basketball in Europe and Asia before returning to Old Dominion to earn an MFA. She is the author of the poetry collection When My Brother Was an Aztec (2012), which New York Times reviewer Eric McHenry described as an “ambitious … beautiful book.” Her honors and awards include the Nimrod/Hardman Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry, the Louis Untermeyer Scholarship in Poetry from Bread Loaf, the Narrative Poetry Prize, and a Lannan Literary Fellowship. Diaz lives in Mohave Valley, Arizona, where she has worked with the last speakers of Mojave and directed a language revitalization program. In a PBS interview, she spoke of the connection between writing and experience: "for me writing is kind of a way for me to explore why I want things and why I'm afraid of things and why I worry about things. And for me, all of those things represent a kind of hunger that comes with being raised in a place like this.” (Bio from the Poetry Foundation Website). #TalksAndArts #Artsfest
Location: Peeler Art Center Aud
Organizer: Weltz, Annie Harris
Artsfest Faculty Panel on "Art and Origins"
Add to Calendar11:40 am – 1:30 pm
Can art help us understand origins? Please join an ArtsFest lunch panel with Wayne Glausser (English), Elissa Harbert (School of Music), Michael (Mac) Mackenzie (Art History), and Lydia Marshall (Sociology and Anthropology) to tackle this question. With discussion encompassing Hamilton the musical, European modernist painting, English Romantic poets, and modern artistic reconstructions of Neanderthals, the event promises to be a lively hour. Elissa will consider why Broadway depictions of the Revolutionary War maintain such broad bipartisan appeal. Mac will unpack modernist artists’ obsession with origins, originality, and authenticity. Wayne will reflect on the close interconnectedness between nature, autobiography, poetic genius, and the work of art in English Romanticism. Lydia will discuss how artistic reconstructions of human ancestors and human evolution reflect modern social and cultural norms.
Location: Julian AUD 147
Organizer: Nightenhelser, Keith E Convocations
ArtsFest: Coffee with a Curator
Add to Calendar4:15 pm – 5:15 pm
Join Assistant Curator Alexandra Chamberlain for coffee and a peek into a couple of objects from the University collection. Free and open to the public, this event is part of Arts Fest 2017: Art & Origin.
Location: Peeler Art Center Lobby
Organization: Art and Art History
Organizer: Scott, Misti D