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September 02 at 10:00 AM - September 29, 2014 at 7:00 PM
The bodies in Leah Yerpe’s large-scale works are multiplied in different poses, twisting, floating and falling on a ground purged of contextualizing marks. The models are not posed and have free reign to move in an immediate, improvised dance. This looseness contrasts with a fastidious drawing technique, wherein the bodies are captured as if formal elements in a collage.
Yerpe sees the figures as transformed from free individuals into symbolic ones, akin to the transformation of human experience in mythology and religion. The influence of mythology is often hinted at in the titles, though the work is not a direct illustration of the stories. Rather, the artist is after that kernel at the heart of the story, the core that will always resonate human experience.
September 02 at 10:00 AM - September 30, 2014 at 7:00 AM
The scale of Jenny Morgan’s works amplifies the intimate relationship her audience has with each painting and helps to create a larger-than-life version of her subjects. Morgan builds on the technical intricacies of her hyperrealism by wearing down, scrubbing away or painting over many of the features of her subjects. For the artist, wearing away at the subjects is at times an emotional roller coaster that is derived from the personal relationship and feelings she has towards the painting’s subject.
The figures “are naked and frontal, their explicit bareness tempered with raw fragility and meditative strength. Embodying the psycho-social dichotomy that often exists in the artist’s canvases, they appear to occupy their own realm, contemplating themselves and their bodies, and seeking balance between the id and the super-ego.”
September 23, 2014 | 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Local Native American artist, Teresa Webb (Anishinaabe) will lead the craft circle in making storytelling masks. Purdue students, faculty and staff are invited to learn about history of Native Americans and different traditions behind the artwork. Reservations are required. Contact NAECC at 765-494-4540 or email@example.com reserve your spot.
September 24, 2014 | 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Purdue Arab Society will host a cultural tent that will expose the Arabic culture to the Purdue community and allow cultural exchange. The event will consist of the following:
- Tents will be set up in Academy Park. In each tent, there will be glimpses of the Arabic culture. Spectators and/or visitors will get the opportunity to dress up in the Arabic attire and their photos taken. Arabic calligraphy and poetry will also be included in the event.
October 07, 2014 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
“Black Latinos & the Civil Rights Movement”
For over 30 years, Sonia Manzano has inspired, educated, and delighted children and families as "Maria" on Sesame Street. Breaking ground as one of the first Hispanic characters on national television, she continues to contribute to enriching diversity on television, on the stage, and in the educational realm. As a Hispanic actress and activist, she has been honored by many organizations, including the Association of Hispanic Arts, The Congressional Hispanic Caucus in Washington DC, The National Hispanic Media Coalition, The Committee for Hispanic Children and Families, and the Hispanic Heritage Award for Education. In 2013, she was named among the “25 greatest Latino role models ever” by Latina Magazine. A staunch advocate for education, Manzano shares her extraordinary talent to help students to succeed. Whether speaking out for literacy, diversity, or addressing the issues we face in our media saturated life, she is a familiar, engaging voice that brings new light to her roles and to our lives.
In collaboration with the Black Cultural Center (BCC)
October 10, 2014 | 12:00 AM
We are now accepting short video works for the second installment of this series titled, “Under the Surface”. Narrative, experimental, abstract, stop motion and animated films are invited exploring this theme. Each video should not exceed 15 minutes in duration.
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