(all events, unless noted, are free)
Artist’s Talk: Richard Renaldi and Opening Reception
Saturday, September 12, 3-6pm
Murphy Recital Hall and Laband Art Gallery
Photographer Richard Renaldi will discuss his work at 3pm followed by a reception celebrating the opening of the exhibition at 4pm. The talk is co-organized by the Laband Art Gallery and KaleidoLA: The Speaker Series of the Department of Art and Art History.
Monticello Wakes (World Premiere Opera on the Life of Sally Hemings)
October 16, 17 & 18, Times TBA
Murphy Recital Hall, Tickets TBA
Garrett Fisher music & libretto I Tim Appelo libretto I Ken Cerniglia director I Tori Ellison visual design
Monticello Wakes investigates American identity at a nexus of conflicting ideals and actions.
Wednesday, October 21, noon-3pm
Laband Art Gallery and Dunning Courtyard
In collaboration with the William H. Hannon Library, the Laband will host LMU’s fourth annual Human Library, as a part of an international movement designed to promote dialogue, reduce prejudices, and encourage understanding between strangers simply through the art of one-on-one conversation.
Dancing Touching Strangers
Tuesday, October 27 and Wednesday, November 4, 7pm
Laband Art Gallery
For two nights, a series of dance duet—inspired by Richard Renaldi's photographs and his concept of "touching strangers"—will enliven the gallery space. Like the people in Renaldi's photographs, the dancers will come together from various communities. The duets are choreographed by LMU Professor Rosalynde LeBlanc Loo. The event is in collaboration with LMU’s Dance Program.