The Unexpected Caribbean Symposium


The Unexpected Caribbean Symposium is a two-day interdisciplinary symposium and an educator workshop for regional teachers focusing on art, culture, and history of the archipelago, to be held at the University of Kansas, in Lawrence, Kansas, on October 18-20, 2018. [See previous post CFP: The Unexpected Caribbean Symposium.] The planning committee co-chairs Cécile Accilien and Giselle Anatol remind us that the final deadline to register for Symposium is Monday, October 1, 2018.

The symposium will open at 5:30pm on Thursday, October 18, 2018 with a keynote by visual artist Ulrick Jean-Pierre, whose work is featured in the exhibit “The Ties that Bind: Haiti, the United States and the Work of Ulrick Jean-Pierre in Comparative Perspective.” A welcome reception will follow this keynote address. Jean-Pierre, a visual artist born in Haiti whose work explores the connections between the histories and cultures of Haiti and Louisiana. His paintings will be on display at KU’s Spencer Museum of Art during Fall 2018, and will highlight the Mary Lou Vansant Hughes Haitian art collection, including pieces by Rigaud Benoît, Wilson Bigaud, Charles Ermistral (Thialy), Max Gerbier, Edith Stephane.

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Also see previous post

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