Arts & culture

Lily Yeh: The Transformative Power of Art

Founder of Barefoot Artists to explore the transformative power of art

DATE & TIME
Friday, February 28, 2014
1:30 p.m. – 4:40 p.m.
COST

This event is free

WHERE

McConnell Library Building
1400 De Maisonneuve W.
Room J. A. De Sève Cinema, Room LB-125

WHEEL CHAIR ACCESSIBLE

Yes

Lily Yeh, founder of Barefoot Artists, has worked on many internationally significant community-based art projects.

Her work is oriented to bringing the transformative power of art to the most impoverished communities in the world through participatory and multifaceted projects that foster community empowerment, improve the physical environment, promote economic development, and preserve and support indigenous art and culture.

Yeh comes to Concordia University as the keynote speaker for The Art of Transforming Communities: Art Education Graduate Student Symposium 2014.

The Lily Yeh lecture is presented with the generous support of the Mary Ann Beckett-Baxter Memorial Fund. A workshop and screening will also take place as part of her visit to Concordia.

Lecture:       Friday, February 28, 2014 from 1:30 to 3 p.m.
Where:         J. A. De Sève Cinema, Room LB-125, J.W. McConnell Building (1400 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W.), Sir George Williams Campus

Workshop: Friday, February 28, 2014 from 3 to 4:40 p.m.
Where: Room EV-2.645, Engineering, Computer Science and Visual Arts Complex (1515 Ste. Catherine St. W.), Sir George Williams campus

On March 2, a screening of The Barefoot Artist, a film about Yeh’s life, will be presented. A Q&A with the artist and filmmakers Glenn Holsten and Daniel Traub will follow.

Screening:   Sunday, March 2, 2014, from 4 to 6 p.m.
Where:         J. A. De Sève Cinema, Room LB-125, J.W. McConnell Building (1400 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W.), Sir George Williams Campus

 

The Art of Transforming Communities: Art Education Graduate Student Symposium 2014 runs from February 28 to March 2.



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