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October 23, 2018

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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Kelly Hider Art Exhibit

Lincoln Memorial University's School of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences' Art Program would like to invite you to a reception for Kelly Hider's exhibition Dear Andrea at the LMU Center for the Arts on Thursday October 4, from 5-7pm. The artist will give a short gallery talk at 6pm. Light refreshments will provided. The exhibition and opening are free and open to the public.

The work in Dear Andrea is influenced both in form and composition by Byzantine and Proto-Renaissance iconographic imagery. These contemporary iterations use accessible materials and familiar subjects. The glitter, flocking, and rhinestones are modern craft-store-versions of punched gold-leaf; photography and photo-editing software used as a modern substitution for oil paint. Not unlike common historical depictions of biblical stories such as the Ascension, the Annunciation, and the Transfiguration, there are elements of the supernatural and the surreal. Hider's work employs a visual language of decoration and cancellation to support reoccurring themes of death and resurrection.

These new works by Hider manipulate an archive of slides taken in the 1950's and 60's. Hider is playing upon the viewer's own nostalgia associated with vintage images; remnants of forgotten domestic experience. The sparkling embellishments suggest human care, and by altering these found images, they are given new life and purpose. They evoke emotions ranging from melancholic to celebratory, leading viewers to contemplate their own personal family histories

Paul V. Hamilton Center for the Arts - ((101) Ceramic Studio)
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Tad's Tots: My Best Friend
October’s special program for children ages 0-5 focuses on friendship! Together, we'll read the story My Best Friend, Abe Lincoln: A Tale of Two Boys from Indiana. We'll talk about Lincoln's best friends, what it means to be a friend, and then we'll make a special friendship craft!

Tad's Tots is always a free event, but registration is required. If you register and are unable to attend, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can make spaces available for this popular program.
Abraham Lincoln Library & Museum (MUSE) - (Arnold Auditorium)
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Firelight Learners: Digging into the Past

The Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum is proud to announce its new program for homeschool families: Firelight Learners. This monthly program will introduce children from a range of ages about topics such as history, science, civics, and the arts!

For our October program, students will be introduced to archaeology. Learn about some of the Civil War artifacts that have been uncovered in the nearby area, and see some up close! Be prepared the older clothes that can get dirty, too - participants will have the opportunity to do a dig of their own to see what they can uncover. Children of all ages are welcome to attend this event.

The program is free, but the regular $2.00 museum group rate will apply for all children. Adult chaperones are free. For more information, please contact Program Coordinator Natalie Sweet at or call 423-869-6607.

Abraham Lincoln Library & Museum (MUSE) - (Arnold Auditorium)
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Meditation at the Museum
Try the newest trend in museums - yoga! This FREE class is open to the entire community. Whether you are a beginner or experienced, you are welcome to bring your yoga mat and experience the solitude of the museum after hours. Wear comfy clothes!
Abraham Lincoln Library & Museum (MUSE) - (2nd Gallery)
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM SCAAEP Open Meeting
SCAAEP Open Meeting
Hamilton Math & Science Building (MANS) - (300-B Dining Area)

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