Columbia College Chicago

April 13, 2009

Critical Encounters & Topless America

Topless America Appalachian Art Show & Premiere of New Work by Doug Lofstrom

Tuesday, April 14th, 2009

Reception: 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Location: Library, 624 S. Michigan Ave., 2nd floor

Critical Encounters, in conjunction with Topless America, a group of students, artists, and activists who document the fight against mountaintop removal mining in the Appalachian Mountains, present an art show and follow-up discussion about last fall’s showing of Mountaintop Removal during a reception on Tuesday April 14, 2009 in the Library, 2nd floor from 5:00 – 7:00. Refreshments will be served.

The artwork includes a piece by artist Jeff Champman-Crane entitled The Agony of Gaia as well as other works by Appalachian artists. Jeff and Gaia have traveled throughout Kentucky to educate others about the horrors of mountaintop removal.
Doug Lofstrom, Music Department faculty, has composed an original musical work, Mountaintop Breakdown, that will premiere during the reception. This original work continues the celebration of Doug’s milestone birthday year. Learn more about him from the exhibit about his career featured on the first floor of the Library.

The Appalachian Art Show exhibit is on the second floor of the Columbia College Chicago Library, 624 S. Michigan Ave. It runs through May 10, 2009 and can be viewed during normal Library hours.

Please visit the Kentuckians for the Commonwealth website for more information.

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