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Monday, January 21, 2019 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Join us for a special Martin Luther King, Jr. Day event in conjunction with the exhibition The View From Here: Contemporary Perspectives From Senegal.  This panel discussion titled “Mobility, Migration, and Movement: Contemporary Diasporas on Displacement” features Talise A. Campbell (Djapo Cultural Arts Institute), Sylvie Coulibaly (Kenyon College), Lindsey Phillips (World Relief in Akron), and Joseph Underwood (Kent State University). It will be moderated by Kent State alumna, Abby Hermosilla (School of the Art Institute of Chicago).  

Friday, January 25, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Join us for an artist talk with ceramicist and entrepreneur, Brett Binford on Friday, January 25 from 12-1 p.m. Brett will be discussing how he built successful small businesses and a contemporary ceramics gallery in Portland with an art degree. All lectures are free and open to the public and take place in room 165 at the Center for the Visual Arts (325 Terrace Dr.).  Brett Binford is the owner and co-Founder of Mudshark Studios, Portland Growler Company, and Eutectic Gallery.

Friday, January 25, 2019 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

The View From Here: Contemporary Perspectives from Senegal

Curated by Joseph Underwood

January 17 - February 22, 2019

CVA Gallery

Opening reception - Friday, January 25, 5-7 p.m.

Sunday, January 27, 2019 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Tickets: $15, adults; $13, seniors and Kent State University faculty and staff; $10, groups of 10 or more patrons; $8, non-Kent State students and Kent State students ineligible for the Fee for Free; Free, full-time Kent State undergraduate students and those under 18. Purchase online, in-person, or over the phone at 330-672-2787. Doors open approximately 30 minutes before the start of the performance. More information on our website.

Monday, January 28, 2019 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Free and open to the public. Doors open approximately 30 minutes before the start of the performance. More information on our website.

Friday, February 1, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Austin Porter, Visiting Scholar in Art History
Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Professors Babacar M’Baye and Joseph Underwood will discuss how post-colonial ideology has shaped the landscape of Senegal to inspire writers and artists. Co-sponsored by the Read Center for International and Intercultural Education. This event is in conjunction with the exhibition The View From Here: Contemporary Perspectives From Senegal.

The discussion will take place at the CVA Gallery at noon on Wednesday, February 6. Free and open to the public.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Everyone is invited to participate in a special movie screening of Negritude: A Dialogue Between Wole Soyinka and Léopold Senghor by Manthia Diawara, followed by a discussion.  The movie will show on Tuesday, February 19 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. in Oscar Ritchie Hall, Room 250.  Free and open to the public.