November 01, 2018-December 15, 2018
Location: Robert F. DeCaprio Art Gallery, Moraine Valley Community College
Reception: Thursday, Nov. 8, 10:30 a.m.-Noon
Artist Talk: 11 a.m.
In Toby Zallman’s sculptures there is always a combination of unrelated materials to represent dialectical oppositions such as hard/soft, ephemeral/enduring, open/closed and natural/fabricated. Since 2004, she has been using some form of recycled material as the basis for her pieces. The ubiquitous presence of plastic bags in our lives inspired the most recent sculpture and drawings. Their usefulness belies the damage that they wreak on the environment. The newest work combines the drawings and sculpture into multimedia installations.
Next week (October 16 – 20) MVCC is hosting the group “Innov Gnawa” on campus. Innov Gnawa is a Grammy-nominated musical collective dedicated to exploring Morocco’s venerable gnawa music tradition – often referred to as the “Moroccan blues.”
This is a rare opportunity to interact directly with some world-class musicians. There are so many curricular connections in music, dance, theater, humanities, history, etc.
They will be here for several residency activities and will perform on Saturday, October 20 at 7:30 p.m. All of the residency activities are free and the performance is free for students.
For more information, visit any of the following links:
Show information: https://www.morainevalley.edu/fpac/events/innov-gnawa/
Information about the group: http://www.innovgnawa.com/
YoTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/hopagnawa
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