Events, Fall 2014

    Wes Kline: Voice Remainders

    • Gallery talk with artist Wes Kline, Thursday, September 11, at 12:00 noon
    • Artist's lecture, Tuesday, September 23, at 7:00 p.m., in Griffiths 123, reception to follow
    Wes Kline is assistant professor of photography and video in St. Lawrence's art and art history department. He earned his MFA in studio art from the University of Illinois, Chicago, in 2005. His research and work looks at "minor" pivots in modernist narratives, focusing specifically on aesthetics, language and performance in proximity to architecture. He has shown his work nationally and internationally and teaches courses in photography and extended media, including video, installation and sound.

    Secret Mantra

    • Action painting by Le Quoc Viet, Tuesday, October 21, at 12:15 p.m., in front of the Sullivan Student Center
    • Lecture by artist Le Quoc Viet and exhibition curator C. David Thomas, Tuesday, October 21 at 7:00 p.m., in Griffiths 123

    secret mantra image


    Artist Le Quoc Viet was born in 1972 in Thanh Hoa Province, Vietnam, and has spent most of his time living and working there in a remote pagoda. In this environment, he has perfected the ancient techniques of woodcut printing and Chinese calligraphy. His artwork has been internationally recogized and can be found in major public collections, including the British Museum. He has also exhibited and traveled worldwide. However, with his teeth lacquered black, a statement of intent, he assumes a curious figure walking down the streets of New York City, where he has exhibited regularly.

    In 1988, C. David Thomas founded the Indochina Arts Partnership (IAP). The IAP is a nonprofit organization which promotes reconciliation between the United States and the countries of Indochina through cultural and educational exchanges. The Partnership has sponsored residencies in America for more than one hundred Vietnamese visual artists, writers, teachers and leaders of national cultural institutions; and has arranged working journeys to Vietnam for dozens of American counterparts.

    Special thanks to the Indochina Arts Project, Aaron Thomas, and members of the Class of 1999 for bringing the artist to campus.



    Poetry for Peace

    Readings are held on Mondays at 4:30.

    • September 8, Brush Art Gallery
    • October 6, Zen Garden (Sykes)
    • November 3 and December 1, Winston Room, Sullivan Student Center


    Please come to read a poem you've written, a poem by a favorite poet, or just to listen to poems on a different theme. And bring your friends! You are welcome to read poems in languages other than English, but you should provide an English translation as well. Because we believe the empathetic community created by sharing ANY kind of poetry can lead to peace and social justice, we welcome all poems, not just those that touch directly on those themes.  Poetry for Peace readings are eligible for the First Year Cup. 

    Be sure to check out the Poetry for Peace blog!