march, 2017

07mar7:30 pmCulture Talk: Barry Lopez and Deke Weaver

Event Details

National Book Award winner Barry Lopez is acclaimed for his passionate essays on ethics and ecology, but what defines his voice is a poetic narrative on humanity itself. Lopez paints a broad picture of our acknowledgment of, reciprocity with, and frequent dissociation from the land, water, and animals that sustain us. By blending notions of spirituality, intimacy, imagination, and art, Lopez has created a unique voice for exploring our next steps in environmental interdependence. In particular, his insights into the human/animal connection have informed the work of University of Illinois Art + Design professor Deke Weaver. Noted for The Unreliable Bestiary, his catalogue of captivating site-specific works which includes Elephant, Wolf, and Bear, Weaver has been inspired by Lopez’s ability to balance myth and assumptions with biological facts to “bring these beautiful, disparate details into focus, at the precise point where they come into contact with each other.”

Date: Mar 7, 2017
Time” 7:30 pm
Location Krannert Center, 500 S Goodwin Ave, Urbana, IL 61801
Cost: Free, Tickets Required
Sponsor: Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
Contact: Krannert Center Ticket Office


(Tuesday) 7:30 pm


Krannert Center for the Performing Arts

500 S Goodwin Ave, Urbana