Panel Discussion: ‘The River Between Us’ April 12

| April 11, 2013

Webster University hosts “The River Between Us” Panel Discussion, April 12, in the UC Sunnen Lounge.

The “The River Between Us” Panel Discussion takes place Friday, April 12, 11:30 – 1 p.m., in the University Center Sunnen Lounge. Organized by Laumeier Sculpture Park and hosted by Webster University, the event is free and open to the public.

Laumeier Sculpture Park and Longue Vue House and Gardens, New Orleans, are co-organizing the exhibition, “The River Between Us,” that will physically and metaphorically link these two Mississippi River communities. Artists have been asked to respond to the specific social and natural opportunities found at Laumeier and Longue Vue to unpack the tangled social histories where Native American, French, Spanish and American traditions collide. The series of indoor and outdoor commissioned works responds to the remnants of the past as they impact the future; engages a variety of audiences whose interest in place will be heightened through artistic practice; and sets the stage for academic exploration that will reinterpret our nation building past in light of the social and political questions facing our communities today.

The program includes:

  • Introduction by Marilu Knode, executive director, Laumeier Sculpture Park, exhibition co-curator
  • Panel moderator, Joe Baker, former director/chief curator, Longue Vue House and Gardens and co-curator of “The River Between Us”
  • Artist panelists: Matts Leiderstam (Sweden), Ken Lum (Canada), Mel Watkin and Bernard Williams (U.S.)
  • Loans That Don’t Move: Dana Turkovic, Curator of Exhibitions, Laumeier Sculpture Park
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