BGSU Africana Studies Conference to host Caribbean artist
Kenwyn Crichlow, one of Trinidad and Tobago's leading contemporary artists, will be the keynote speaker for the Art History Association's annual symposium, New Perspectives on Visual Culture, on Saturday (March 23). His 9 a.m. address in 204 Fine Arts Center will launch the symposium, an opportunity for undergraduate students selected from submissions received from across the nation to present their research in a professional environment. His talk is free and open to the public.
Crichlow is an abstract artist reimagining the Caribbean aesthetic through the personal wrestling with cultural identity and the interconnectedness of Africa, its diaspora and the contemporary art world. He expresses these lines through vibrantly colored, deeply textured oils informed by Caribbean light, color, musical forms and ritual performance. A prolific artist and scholar, he exhibits internationally and is a lecturer in the Department of Creative and Festival Arts and a professor and coordinator of the Visual Arts Program at the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad.
For more information, contact Rebecca Skinner Green at 419-372-8514 or email@example.com.
Environmental activist to keynote BGSU Latino studies conference
Dr. David Cleary, director of agriculture at The Nature Conservancy, will be the keynote speaker for BGSU's fourth annual Latin America and Latino/a Studies Conference on March 28.
Cleary earned his doctorate from Oxford University in anthropology. At the Nature Conservancy, based in Arlington, Va., he oversees conservation strategies for Latin America and global efforts to achieve eco-sustainable food security. Cleary's efforts have also focused on the protection of indigenous lands and minimizing the impact of agricultural expansion in Latin America.
His keynote talk, "Latin America and Globalization: What Are the Environmental Implications?" will take place from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union Theater (Room 206).
The Latin American and Latino/a Studies Faculty Cluster at BGSU's Institute for the Study of Culture and Society hosts the annual conference, an all-day academic forum to present research and discuss ideas among members of the BGSU community with interests in Latin America and Latino/a Studies. The research and creativity of 25 graduate and undergraduate students will be showcased in six panels from 8 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. in 201 Union.
The conference and Cleary's keynote address are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Dr. Amy Robinson at 372-2168 or Dr. Francisco Cabanillas at 372-2469.