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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

UALR panel tonight: "Women Call for Peace"

Posted By on Tue, Feb 22, 2011 at 8:37 AM

The UALR Art Department and Arkansas WAND tonight are hosting "Women Call for Peace," a panel discussion that ties into the exhibition there. Brad Cushman, the UALR gallery director; Randi Romo, founder of CAR; Hamid Ebrahimifar, artist and teacher, and David Montieth of the Clinton School for Public Service will talk about the issues raised in the exhibition in the Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall of the Fine Arts Center at 6:30 p.m.; a reception will follow at 7:15 p.m.

The exhibit "Women Call for Peace: Global Vistas" was curated by Lisa Farrington, professor and chair of the College of Art and Music at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York, and the author of "Creating Their Own Image: The History of African-American Women Artists" (Oxford University Press). You will recognize the names of most of the artists in the show, which features work by Siona Benjamin, Chakaia Booker, Judy Chicago, Linda Freeman, Irene Hardwicke Olivieri, Leila Kubba, Grace Matthews, Faith Ringgold, Aminah Robinson, Betye Saar, Flo Oy Wong and Helen Zughaib. The show goes down March 10.

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