This Week in Arts & Ideas

This Week in Arts & Ideas

2023-02-21 Amy Lilek 0 Arts&Ideas Events

Midterms are right around the corner, so now is the perfect time to take a break and take in some wonderful Arts & Ideas events.

On Tuesday at 7:30pm, cellist Craig Hultgren performs at Convocation Hall. Known as the farmer-cellist, Hultgren has been active in new music for decades. Tuesday's performance will feature "Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame", 15 one-minute compositions on the theme of pataphysics, or the science of creating solutions to problems that don't exist. The concert will also feature additional works by living composers.

Thursday is a busy day on the Arts & Ideas calendar.

First, check out the English Alumni Career Panel at 4pm in AS158. Amatur Yumna teaches ELA at Abraar Academy; Rachel Fugett is an associate attorney at Copi Law LLC; Stephanie Raga is a J.D. candidate at Chicago-Kent School of Law; and Melissa Cortez teaches 11th grade at Intrinsic Schools. These alumni will speak on their lives and work after graduation.

Then, at 7pm, there will be a gallery talk and reception for Beyond Representations: Seeking New Forms. The group art show on display from artists Ben Dallas, Sally Havlis, Burleigh Kronquist and Jenny Roberts features a common interest in the ambiguous space between representation and abstraction. Each artist intuitively experiments with materials in distinctly different ways to explore various possibilities of abstract expression. The talk will take place in the Brent and Jean Wadsworth Family Gallery and will last around an hour.

Or, if art is not your thing, check out the Sczepaniak Lecture Series at 7:30pm in Convocation Hall. Elisabeth Griffith will speak on her new book: Formidable: American Women and the Flight for Equality: 1920-2020, which chronicles the efforts of white and black women to advance sometimes competition causes.

So take your pick and enjoy a variety of amazing events this upcoming week!

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