Activities & off-campus events

Silence and Pedagogy

Friday, September 22, 2017

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Center for Mission, Coeur de Catherine 210, St. Paul Campus

Join faculty and staff at this Center for Mission workshop with Mihret Kebede Alwabie.

Mihret Alwabie, an Ethiopian Artist-in-Residence, is a creative force who defies disciplinary boundaries. As a continuity of her research, Silence has become her main topic; she investigates unwritten and non-verbal communicative language in different cultures when negotiating with varieties of social and political happenings.

Mihret is a featured artist of the Amy Marie Sears Memorial Visiting Artist Program, and is co-sponsored by Art and Art History Department, Abigail Quigley McCarthy Center for Women, The Center for Mission, J1 Scholar Program, Multicultural and International Programs & Services (MIPS) and the Sociology Department.

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About the Amy Marie Sears Visiting Artist program

Established in memory of Amy Marie Sears, a promising 1995 studio art major who passed away in 1997, the annual Amy Marie Sears Memorial Visiting Artist Series invites a distinguished artist to St. Catherine University for a short-term residency.

About the artist

Mihret Kebede was born in Dessie, Ethiopia, and graduated from Addis Ababa University School of Fine Arts and Design. She was recognized as best practicing female artist in 2013 by the Ethiopian Ministry of Culture and Tourism. Her work defies disciplinary boundaries. She is also a poet and conceptual artist who frequently collaborates with other artists in Africa and Europe.