February 9, 2015
The Carnegie Center will host a tribute to the late Kentucky poet (and former Kentucky Poet Laureate) Jane Gentry, on her birthday. Light refreshments will be served and Gentry’s books will be for sale courtesy of Morris Book shop.
February 19, 2015
The Norton Center and Centre College will host a Japanese Winter Plum Festival to explore the rich culture of the “Land of the Rising Sun.” The evening event will include demonstrations in Japanese tea tasting, flower arranging, calligraphy, Sake tasting and karaoke. The highlight of the Festival is a sampling of traditional Japanese Sagi-ryu Kyogen Theatre. These short plays originated …
February 28, 2015
Performing on the larger-than-life taiko drum, the Kodo drummers reinterpret traditional Japanese arts with astounding energy and athleticism. Infusing rhythms and movements from across the globe, Kodo creates an exhilarating performance for audiences of all ages. www.ekucenter.com
March 5, 2015
Groundbreaking author, actor, and monologist Mike Daisey’s new work, “Life During Wartime” was inspired by his father, a veterans’ counselor, and focuses on the lives of veterans after they come home, and the changing face of our military. A captivating piece by an artist The New York Times calls “one of the finest solo performers of his generation.” www.ekucenter.com
April 19, 2015
Hiroshima-born Sadako faces the battle of her life when she is told that she has leukemia, the “atom bomb disease.” Recalling a Japanese legend, Sadako sets to work folding paper cranes. According to the legend, if a person folds 1,000 cranes the gods will grant them a wish. Will Sadako finish making the cranes in time to have her health …
May 1, 2015
Art majors and non-art majors alike contribute work in a wide variety of media to this joyful exploration of creativity.