Lectures and art highlight Fanfare's second week


Monday, September 30, 2019 
by: Tonya Lowentritt 

     HAMMOND – Lectures and an art exhibit are some of the events highlighting the second week of Fanfare, Southeastern Louisiana University’s annual fall arts festival.
     First up is the return of the Fanfare lecture series titled “Your Best 10 Minutes” on Monday, Oct. 7. Scheduled at 1 p.m. in Pottle Auditorium, the series brings in four individuals to speak about anything they choose. This edition will feature Ben Bell of Sims Memorial Library, Todd Delaney of KSLU radio, Bill Robison of the History and Political Science Department, and Joe Burns of the Communication and Media Studies Department.
     On Oct. 8, the 18th annual Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi Homecoming Intramural Quiz Bowl will be held from 2 to 5:30 p.m. in the Student Union Theatre. Matchups will include faculty versus faculty and student versus student teams in this fast-paced competition.
     The Department of History and Political Science’s “Then and Now Lecture Series” continues on Oct. 9 with the second presentation of the free series. Zachary Isenhower, a visiting assistant professor of history, will present “The Wild Sawmills of Upstate New York: The Fight for Land and Legitimacy on America’s Frontiers” at 1 p.m. in Pottle Auditorium.
     “In the 1840s a contest between New York settlers and the Seneca tribe over land, cabins, and sawmills blurred the legality of land claims with the larger issue of U.S. expansion,” Isenhower said. “From ‘pioneers’ settling ready-made Seneca cabins and sawmills, to the first Native victory before the Supreme Court, each side staked claims within American expansion that challenge the nation’s most cherished myths.”
     Southeastern’s Contemporary Art Gallery will open a new exhibition titled “Liminal Landscapes: a video art exhibition” on Oct. 10 with a free opening reception from 5 – 7 p.m. in the gallery.
Guest curated by Southeastern Associate Professor of New Media + Animation
Cristina Molina, the exhibit brings together the works of contemporary video artists whose work explores the connection between identity and landscape.
     “Explored through a variety of techniques such as video collage, projection mapping and immersive audio video installation, the artists in this exhibition work to reveal terrains both real and imagined through their own unique visual language,” Molina explained.
     Rounding out the week is a free book festival titled “Helping Hands-Build a Better World” at the Hammond Library, located at 314 East Thomas St. in downtown Hammond. Scheduled Oct. 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the community event features local nonprofits and other organizations, local authors, and free refreshments.
     For a complete Fanfare schedule, contact the Columbia/Fanfare office at 985-543-4366 or visit columbiatheatre.org.

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