Monday, September 8, 2014
CSP Lecture: Gary Younge
Gary Younge, author of The Speech, presents the first CSP Lecture of the 2014-15 academic year.
Gary Younge is an author, broadcaster, and award-winning columnist for Britian’s The Guardian newspaper. He has written four books, including The Speech: The Story Behind Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Dream (Occidental’s 2014-15 Summer Reading), Who Are We—And Should It Matter in the 21st Century? (2010), and No Place Like Home: A Black Briton’s Journey Through the American South (1999). Younge has also made several radio and television documentaries on subjects ranging from the tea party to hip hop culture. Based in Chicago, he writes a monthly column, “Beneath the Radar,” for The Nation magazine and is the Alfred Knobler Fellow for The Nation Institute.
Each year the Cultural Studies Program hosts six distinguished speakers from outside the Occidental community, deliberately chosen to represent different fields and perspectives. All CSP Lecture Series events are held in Thorne Hall and begin at 11:45am and typically run about an hour. All of lectures are open to the public and admission is free. The CSP Lecture Series is supported by a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Thursday, September 11, 2014
I Think We're Alone Now Opening Reception
Join us for a public reception of I Think We’re Alone Now, an exhibition of new work by Los Angeles artist Robert Fontenot.
Occidental College is pleased to present I Think We’re Alone Now, an exhibition of work by Los Angeles-based artist Robert Fontenot. I Think We’re Alone Now presents the artist’s work depicting nostalgia for a less complicated past using watercolor, multi-media collage, photographic portraiture, and bread dough sculpture. The exhibition will be on view from August 22 to October 18, 2014 in the College’s Weingart Gallery.
I Think We’re Alone Now is made possible by generous support from the Pasadena Art Alliance.
About the Artist
Robert Fontenot is a Los Angeles-based artist whose work explores contemporary themes using traditional craft techniques such as bread dough sculpting, hand embroidery, appliqué and other forms of needlework. His current series of works uses bread dough sculpture depicting scenes of love, violence, and historical importance as a means to explore the macabre undertones of gothic and neo-classical decorative schemes. Fontenot has exhibited at the Salt Lake City Art Center, Elizabeth Dee Gallery, Enview Gallery, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Mark Moore Gallery, Jancar Gallery, and QED Gallery. He is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design.
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Wanna get involved? Don't know where to start? Come to the annual Involvement Fair!
Over 100 student organizations and departments will be present to talk to you about what their organization is about and how your interests might connect with them. Check it out!