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Artweek Includes Visit from Argentine Artist


October 11, 2010
Press Release #10-177

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A talk by Argentine artist Mirta Kupferminc, the daughter of Holocaust survivors, is part of St. Mary's College of Maryland's annual Artweek   October 25-28, which also includes a wide range of art-related events. All are free and open to the public. They include:

 An opening reception, 4:45 p.m. Monday, October 25, Boyden Gallery, to the month-long exhibition, Tenterhooks: Karley Klopfenstein and Anja Marais. The exhibition confronts issues that arise when one society or culture dominates another, whether through war, occupation, or in the name of freedom, religion, or civilization. Topics include the current political situation in Iraq and colonialism. Boyden Gallery, October 25 – November 19, weekdays 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Faculty/Art St. Mary's Projects Studios and Curatorial Lab, public reception, 6 p.m., Tuesday, October 26, Anne Arundel Hall, second floor.

Faculty Throwdown, a spirited debate between Art and Art History faculty members on art-related topics,  4:45 p.m., Wednesday, October 27, Montgomery Hall, Upper Commons. 

And the week's culminating event, Kupferminc's lecture, "The Skin of Memory: Space of Repression and Expression," 4:15 p.m., Thursday, October 28, Cole Cinema in the Campus Center.

 Kupferminc employs magical realism in her art to illustrate loss, dislocation, and renewal as a path to healing. To create her art, she combines photography, video, and embroidery.

St. Mary's College of Maryland, designated the Maryland state honors college in 1992, is ranked one of the best public liberal arts schools in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. More than 2,000 students attend the college, nestled on the St. Mary's River in Southern Maryland