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Thursday, February 21st, 2019

Thursday, February 21st
9:00am - 4:00am

A Culture Carried: Bosnians In Bowling Green Exhibit

  • Location: Kentucky Museum
  • Time: 9:00am - 4:00am
9:00am - 4:00pm

Even Coverlets Get the Blues

  • Location: Richardson Quilt Gallery
  • Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm

Kentuckians have practiced the art of weaving for more than 200 years.
Techniques represented in Even Coverlets Get the Blues range from overshot, double weave, and tied-biederwand to hooked rug making.

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9:00am - 4:00pm

Hammer In at the Kentucky Museum

  • Location: Kentucky Museum - Courtyard
  • Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm

Anel Lepić and Muhamed “Hamo” Bešlagic, two HAD Collective artists from Bosnia, carved murals in the Kentucky Museum courtyard.

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9:00am - 4:00pm

Highbrow, Patrick Dougherty Sculpture

  • Location: Kentucky Museum Front Lawn
  • Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm

WKU’s Cultural Enhancement Series and the Kentucky Museum host award winning artist Patrick Dougherty in October 2018 on WKU’s campus in Bowling Green, Ky. Dougherty created Highbrow, a sculpture made from intertwined tree saplings, on the Museum's front lawn.

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9:00am - 4:00pm

Jacqui Lubbers: A Legacy in Weaving

  • Location: Richardson Quilt Gallery
  • Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm

Jacqui Lubbers is a part-time weaving and art appreciation instructor in the WKU Art Department.

5:00pm - 6:30pm

Cuba con Amor: Creative Bridges through Literature and the Arts

  • Location: Russell Miller Theatre (FAC 2nd floor)
  • Time: 5:00pm - 6:30pm

In this public presentation, Cuban-American cultural anthropologist and author Dr. Ruth Behar will describe her interdisciplinary interests on diversity, her passion for sharing and preserving cultural heritage, and her life-long work listening to and passing on the stories of other peoples. She will describe how she uses literature, such as her award-winning book "Lucky Broken Girl," and the arts to share her life experiences.

The presentation is followed by the opening reception for the gallery exhibit "Building Bridges through the Arts: I Spy Art Traveling Edition" in the FAC Main Gallery, accompanied by live Cuban music.

7:00pm - 8:00pm

Poetry Reading with Sarah McCartt-Jackson

  • Location: Cherry Hall 125
  • Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm

On Thursday, February 21 there will be an evening poetry reading by Sarah McCartt-Jackson, award-winning poet and WKU Folk Studies alumnus. Sarah is a native of eastern Kentucky and much of her poetry draws on the folklore of that region. Here is a review of her recent book, and an interview with her:

https://thefridayinfluence.wordpress.com/2019/01/21/microreview-interview-stonelight-by-sarah-mccartt-jackson/

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