Expressions Sessions

KEET-TV, Humboldt Arts Council/The Morris Graves Museum of Art and the Humboldt State University Library are offering Expression Sessions, a series of cultural and educational events for families and teachers. By examining various forms of artistic expression, this outreach project aims to offer inspiration, understanding and opportunity to our community through screenings and discussions, cultural events, teacher's workshops and lectures. All events are FREE.

Thursday, OCTOBER 5
7pm, Morris Graves Museum of Art
The Life and Times of Frida Kahlo

Never before has the extraordinary life of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo been framed in relation to the full spectrum of the historical and cultural influences that shaped her. The Life and Times of Frida Kahlo explores the 20th-century icon who became an international sensation in the worlds of modern art and radical politics. Rita Moreno – the Oscar, Emmy, Tony and Grammy Award winning actress – narrates the film. Following the film will be a discussion facilitated by Barbara Brinson Curiel. Barbara Brinson Curiel is Program Director of Ethnic Studies at HSU and a professor in English and Women's Studies.

Thursday, NOVEMBER 2
7pm, Morris Graves Museum of Art
Indian Country Diaries: Spiral of Fire

Indian Country Diaries: Spiral of Fire explores the challenges faced by the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians on their reservation in North Carolina. Through the eyes of Choctaw writer LeAnne Howe, we see how tribal members are retaining their sense of identity and culture in the midst of America.A post-screening discussion will be led by Marlon Sherman, Assistant Professor of Native American Studies at Humboldt State University.

Friday, NOVEMBER 3
7pm, Kate Buchanan Room, HSU
“Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes” screening followed by a keynote speech by
Byron Hurt

Director Byron Hurt, former star college quarterback, longtime hip-hop fan, and gender violence prevention educator, will present his critically acclaimed documentary which provides a riveting examination of sexism, manhood and homophobia in hip-hop culture.

Tuesday, NOVEMBER 7
3 – 4:30pm, Fishbowl Room, HSU Library

HSU Library will host its 3rd Annual Multicultural Poetry Reading featuring Daryl Ngee Chinn, Barbara Brinson Curiel, Jerry Martien, Marlon Sherman, Mark Shikuma, and Richard Arlin Stull.