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Cooper Series 2012-2013


An example of Tom Uttech's works.

Tom Uttech
Exhibition: Nov. 1 to Dec. 15
List Gallery, Lang Performing Arts Center (LPAC)

Tom Uttech’s vibrant paintings portray woodlands teeming with the wildlife he observes in northern Wisconsin and Quetico Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada. Blending close observation and memory with visionary invention, he evokes liminal states—moments infused with heightened awareness, drama, and imminent transformation.

Kyle Abraham/Abraham.In.Motion
Performance: “Pavement”
Nov. 9, 8 p.m., LPAC, Pearson-Hall Theatre

Born into hip-hop culture in the late 1970s and grounded in Abraham’s artistic upbringing in classical cello, piano, and visual arts, Kyle Abraham/Abraham.In.Motion’s goal is to delve into identity in relation to personal histories. The work is interdisciplinary, with dance at its helm.

Jane McGonigal
Lecture: “Games to Change the World”
Nov. 14, 7:30 p.m., LPAC, Pearson-Hall Theatre

Game designer Jane McGonigal is harnessing the power of Internet games in new ways to help solve some of the biggest challenges facing our world. Based on her book Reality Is Broken: Why Games Make us Better and How They Can Change the World, her talk features visuals about game theory.

Islamism vs. Secularism: The Arab Spring, Phase II
Lecture: Nov. 15
Science Center 101

Ahmed Benchemsi founded two publications in Morocco that analyze political issues and advocate for democracy and secularism. He ponders why the activists who sparked the Arab Spring backed off after regime change, among other topics.

Jane Comfort and Company Performance: “Beauty” and “Underground River”
Feb 15, 8 p.m., LPAC,
Pearson-Hall Theatre

For the last 25 years, Jane Comfort has created critically acclaimed, socially conscious dance. She presents “Beauty,” a provocative dance/theater work exploring the American notion of female beauty through the lens of Barbie; and “Underground River.”

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