The University Art Gallery presents Flat Earth Unfolded (Oct. 17-Dec. 12), an installation by sculpture and new media artist Greg Pond, artist and musician Jesse Thompson, and ceramicist Archie Stapleton. Flat Earth Unfolded brings together disparate media to explore the materiality of sound—sound as sculpture, treated and experienced as a tactile, spatial medium. Ceramic vessels and stainless steel plates become acoustic structures that resonate with music composed for the exhibition and tuned to the materials.
The University Art Gallery will open the 2014-2015 exhibition season with "David Southwood: N1 and Beach Boys," an exhibition that brings together two connected bodies of work by the internationally recognized South African artist: The N1 (National Road One) project, and Beach Boys. Both projects combine photography with social commitment, and both explore transitional, marginal places and the question of what it takes to make a “place.”
Celebrating its 25th summer session, the Sewanee Writers’ Conference will run from Tuesday, July 22, through Saturday, August 2, and will feature readings, panels, and lectures by distinguished faculty and nationally recognized editors, publishers, and literary agents.
Banjo virtuoso and composer Béla Fleck will be back in Sewanee July 16–20 during the final week of Sewanee Summer Music Festival.
The exhibition, "Windows into Heaven: Russian Icons from the Robicsek Family Collection of Religious Art," brings together almost three dozen Russian icons dating from the 18th and 19th centuries, during the time of the Romanovs.