In Conversation: Laura Hendrickson, National Quilt Museum

Saturday, May 22, 2021 - 12:00pm

Join National Quilt Museum Registrar and Collections Manager Laura Hendrickson for a conversation about contemporary quilting and gain insights into National Quilt Museum exhibitions and programming. 

Based in Paducah, Ky, the National Quilt Museum first opened its doors 30 years ago and serves tens of thousands of patrons every year through on-site and traveling exhibitions of contemporary quilters. 

Songs for the Holy Coyote: Ghost Smuggling Ballads and the Migrant Journey

Friday, April 30, 2021 - 3:30pm

Teresita Lozano
Post-Doctoral Fellow, West Virginia University

Based on musical testimonies circulating on social media, several undocumented migrants are sharing a collective ghost story of survival, religious devotion, and an apparition who guides them across the U.S.-Mexico border. This talk will discuss the new phenomenon of corrido (Mexican ballad) composition and performance that narrates the near-death experiences of undocumented migrants and their ghostly encounters with El Santo Coyote (Holy Smuggler).

World Voice Day

Friday, April 16, 2021 - 9:00am to 5:30pm

World Voice Day (WVD), an international celebration of the voice, is held annually on April 16th.

Human communication is essential to the health and well-being of the individual throughout their lifetime. Voice creates mood, melody and intent of our spoken words. Please join us for an exciting, interdisciplinary day of discovery and celebration of the voice on Friday, April 16, 2021, presented in a virtual format. Our day will include a wide range of presentations, experiential workshops, performances and more.

Artist Discussion: Jay Bolotin & The Book of Only Enoch

Friday, April 16, 2021 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Join acclaimed interdisciplinary artist Jay Bolotin for a conversation about his current animated film, based on his 2011-2014 print portfolio of 20 woodcut and relief etchings. 

The Book of Only Enoch is the story of a sensitive Jewish boy from Kentucky and his journey of self-awareness and spiritual clarity. Created using countless drawings and sets made by the artist, the film possesses the magic realism of Bolotin’s 2019 film, The Silence of Professor Tösla, a collaboration with writer Ilan Stavans, that has won prizes at festivals around the world.  

Sew What: Materials & Methods

Wednesday, April 7, 2021 - 5:30pm

Join us for a conversation about recycling, heavy metal music, and site-specific installation, with exhibiting artists, Bruce Burris, Elana Herzog, and Ben Venom.  

They each add something unique to the venerable tradition of collage and assemblage. Moderated by director Stuart Horodner.  

This conversation will take place on Zoom. 

UKOT Vocal Master Class with J'Nai Bridges

Friday, April 9, 2021 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

UK Opera Theatre continues its master class series with J'Nai Bridges, mezzo-soprano.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

American mezzo-soprano J’Nai Bridges, known for her “plush-voiced mezzo-soprano” (The New York Times), has been heralded as “a rising star” (Los Angeles Times), gracing the world’s top opera and concert stages.

UKOT Vocal Master Class with Jud Perry

Tuesday, May 11, 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

UK Opera Theatre continues its master class series with Jud Perry, countertenor.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Jud Perry (Univ. of Kentucky School of Music 1997-2001), an American countertenor, has been living in Germany and working throughout Europe since 2005.