Arts Calendar

Oct 13

Conversations about Unspeakable Things

From site: Public Works Events

Clay Artist, Ehren Tool and Playwright, J.A. Moad II

Saturday, October 13th, 2018
9:00 am – 2:00 pm / Boliou Hall
Conversations about Unspeakable Things

Conversations about Unspeakable Things

Sponsored by the Minnesota Humanities Center and Carleton College's Mellon Foundation Funded Initiative: Public Works: Arts and Humanities Connecting Communities

Ehren Tool is a ceramic artist and Senior Laboratory Mechanician at the Ceramic Department at University of California, Berkeley, and Marine Veteran of the 1991 Gulf War. Ehren will introduce us to his Million Cup Project, about which he has written: "I am compelled to make work that talks about the strange places where military and civilian cultures collude and collide. My intention when I make and share my work is to make and share MY work. I have made and given away more than 18,000 cups since 2001. I believe the cup is the appropriate scale to talk about war. The cups go into the world hand-to-hand, one story at a time."

Saturday, Oct. 13, Boliou Hall, Carleton College

9:00-12:00 Ehren Tool Workshop

Hands-on ceramic experience with the Cups of War Project

12:00-1:00 Lunch

1:00-3:00 Readings by writers from military families

Ember Johnson lives and writes in Center City, Minnesota. She was a winner of the 2013-14 Loft Mentor Series in nonfiction and her work has appeared in Georgetown Review and Fourth Genre. She completed her BA in creative writing from Metropolitan State University in 2016 and is now pursuing her MFA degree from the University of Minnesota.

Emily Oliver is a poet living in Minneapolis. Her work has appeared in Prairie Schooner, OmniVerse, Water~Stone, DIAGRAM and elsewhere. She has been awarded a Sicca Grant, the Corson-Browning Poetry Prize and a Queens Council on the Arts New Work Grant. Her manuscript, Sound Circuit, was a finalist for the 2017 Lexi Rudnitsky First Book Prize at Persea Books. Emily works in the Center for Community and Civic Engagement at Carleton College.

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Sponsored by Public Works. Contact: Terra LaChance, x4341