"Erased from the Landscape" consists of photographs, oral histories, and nonfiction narrative writing. This work ponders the experiential and geographical topographies of mystery – a society inundated with symbols that advocates a world unidentifiable through empirical means; the psychological architecture of those who embrace trials with the hope of reward in the afterlife; and the complicated motivations and supernatural signs that compel each woman to this place.
Get ready for an emotionally powerful, artistic voyage that breathes new life into songs from the old Sephardi communities of the Balkans and Mediterranean. Epic tales of sailors and love lost to the seas, fantastic dreams and the intrigue of kings abound in arrangements that crackle with rich musical storytelling. Shifting from spare to sweepingly cinematographic, it’s a return to this music’s roots as songs of the streets and of fiestas: A music alive with adventure and humour and grit.
April 18 @ 7 pm
Mary Swander - Author, Poet
Mary Swander is an award-winning poet and essayist and the author of eight works of nonfiction. Her work has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, New Republic, and USA Today. A regular commentator on Iowa Public Radio, Swander teaches at Iowa State University. In 2009, Governor Chet Culver appointed Swander the Poet Laureate of the State of Iowa. Swander will share readings from her recent memoir, The Desert Pilgrim, and entertain questions about her work.
April 30 - September, 2013
DWC Student Salon
This unique exhibit will showcase creative works by students of Divine Word College. Artists in various mediums will display their most recent works for this one-of-a-kind gallery presentation. Plan to join us for a celebration of art, photography, poetry and much more from the talented members of the DWC student body. The reception for the Creative Salon will be held on April 30, from 1 - 3 p.m. immediately following the end-of-semester music jury. Don’t miss this afternoon of artistic creativity!