Archives for January 2016

Yoga in the Gallery

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Every Monday at 8:30 a.m.
Sept. 11–Dec. 18, 2017*

*except Nov. 20, 2017

The University of Mississippi Museum

Class is approximately one hour in length. Bring your own yoga mat.
First come, first served.
Free of charge.

Quilting Cupids Family Activity Day

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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2016

10:00 A.M. – NOON
THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI MUSEUM

Cost: FREE

Families with children of all ages, come spend time with the ones you love making fun projects inspired by “Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry: 40 Years of Color, Light, & Motion” in a special Valentine-Inspired Family Day.

Spread the love and warmth! This family day is free but we will be collecting quilts and blankets for those in need; please consider donating!

Questions? Contact Emily Dean McCauley at esdean@olemiss.edu or 662-915-7073
 

Sponsored by Baptist Memorial Hospital: North Mississippi

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Of Rivers: Photography by Young Suh, Poetry edited by Chiyuma Elliott and Katie Peterson

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February 16–July 9, 2016

Poetry Reading: March 3, 2016, 3:30–4:30 p.m.
Poetry reading with Jericho Brown, Chiyuma Elliott, Derrick Harriell, and Katie Peterson.
Opening Reception: March 3, 2016, 4:30–6:00 p.m.

Part of the 2016 Conference of the Book

We began with Langston Hughes’s 1921 award-winning poem “The Negro Speaks of Rivers,” and asked people to write something in response. We invited poets of very different styles and sensibilities: F. Douglas Brown (Los Angeles), Jericho Brown (Atlanta), Katie Ford (Los Angeles), Rachel Eliza Griffiths (Brooklyn), Derrick Harriell (Oxford, MS), Dong Li (Nanjing, China and Stuttgart, Germany), Sandra Lim (Cambridge, MA), and Michael C. Peterson (Cincinnati). We wanted to see what each of these writers would make. We also asked the artist Young Suh (El Cerrito, CA) to visually respond to all of these poems. What you see in the gallery is the result of that collaboration—a literary and visual call and response.

Chiyuma Elliott, University of California, Berkeley

Katie Peterson, University of California, Davis

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