Stephens College will participate in this year’s One Read, Daniel Boone Regional Library’s annual community-wide reading event.
This year’s book, “Station Eleven,” by Emily St. John Mandel, is a national bestseller that takes a look at the state of art in a post-apocalyptic world. The book revolves around a traveling Shakespearean troupe attempting to preserve pre-pandemic theatre. There are also themes of art and graphic design throughout the novel.
“The Intersection of Art and Society: A Stephens College Panel Discussion” starts with a wine and hors d’oeuvres reception featuring Tom Andes on the piano at 6:30 p.m. in the Kimball Ballroom.
The panel discussion begins at 7 p.m. with Dr. Suzan Harkness moderating. Panelists are Dr. Gail Humphries Mardirosian, Dean of the School of Performing Arts; Kate Gray, Assistant Professor of Graphic Design; and Dr. Leslie Willey, Dean of the School of Interdisciplinary Studies.
Prior to the reception, Gray’s exhibit, “Dual Ties: A Creative Journey—Can Art and Design Become One?” will be open starting at 5 p.m. in the Historic Costume Gallery. Gray’s M.F.A. exhibit explores the relationship between designer and artist.
The public is invited to the event, and One Read organizers expect a large turnout, so come early to get refreshments and a seat. The discussion will conclude by 8 p.m.
“With strong theatrical and art themes, we knew this was a perfect book for Stephens,” said Rebecca Kline, Director of Marketing. “We’re thrilled to showcase our faculty and their expertise at this public event.”
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