Denison University presents a Central Asia textile exhibition with an artist talk by members of VOICES International Art Initiative. The exhibit is on display in the Provost Dining Room from April 5 to April 6.
Examples of traditional textiles, including weaving, embroidery, felt, patchwork, will be displayed to show the cultural traditions from regions of Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, and beyond. Some objects are contemporary and some are from the beginning of the last century. Come for a peek into the diverse textile traditions of Central Asia.
This year’s Celebration of Central Asia, which takes place from March 26 to April 18 at various locations on the Denison campus, features a textile exhibit, panel discussion, student-led panel and multiple lectures. Events include:
Global Studies Seminar at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, March 26, in the Shepardson College Room of Slayter Hall. Damira Sikhimbayeba, a Fulbright Scholar from Kazakhstan, and Vernon Schubel from Kenyon College will speak about Religion in post-Soviet Central Asia.
Public forum titled “Central Asia in Liberal Arts Education” with faculty from Denison and Ohio State University at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, April 3, in the Lecture Hall of the Burton D. Morgan Center.
Central Asia Textile Exhibition from VOICES International Art Initiative on display Thursday, April 05 and Friday, April 06, with an artist talk Friday at noon. Objects will represent culture of specific regions, including traditional embroidery, weaving, felt and patchwork.
“Post-Soviet Transition in Central Asia” with Ohio State University professor Morgan Liu at 4:30 p.m. on April 11, in the lecture hall of F.W. Olin Science Hall.
Student Led Panel about Central Asian Students at U.S. Colleges at 5 p.m. on April 18, in the Lecture Hall of the Burton D. Morgan Center.