Southeastern spring series ‘Let's Talk: Art’ begins Feb. 26

Thursday, February 13, 2014
by: Tonya Lowentritt

HAMMOND – The spring series of "Let's Talk: Art," sponsored jointly by Southeastern Louisiana University's Department of Fine and Performing Arts, the Hammond Regional Arts Center, and the Friends of Sims Memorial Library, kicks off on Wednesday, Feb. 26, at 5 p.m. at the HRAC, 217 E. Thomas Street, across from the Columbia Theatre.

Marianna Kunow, instructor in Foreign Languages, will speak on "Women of Silver: Mexico's Twentieth-Century Silver Renaissance."

"Although Mexico has long been known for creative metalwork of all kinds, the Silver Renaissance of the early to mid-Twentieth Century was a unique period for the production and sales of jewelry," Kunow said. "This presentation focuses on the lives and work of some of the outstanding women designers of that time."

Future talks are scheduled as follows:

•    Wednesday, March 26:  "Body Circuitry: Feminism and Technology in Art" by Assistant Professor of Media and New Animation Cristina Molina; 5 p.m., Southeastern Contemporary Art Gallery.

•    Wednesday, April 9:  "Charles Dickens and William Hogarth:  Image and Word" by Department Head and Professor of English David Hanson; 5 p.m., in the Hammond Regional Arts Center.

For more information, call the library at (985) 549-3962.


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