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October 6

Penny W. Stamps Speaker Series

Thursday, October 6, 5:10–7 p.m.
Historic Theater, Michigan Theater
603 E. Liberty

Ann Arbor, MI 48104

"Oneness" is a consistent concept in Mariko Mori's work—a world in which human beings are one with nature, where the rhythm of humanity moves in concert with that of the natural environment. Her current projects aim to evoke this memory in our consciousness and to celebrate the existing balance in nature, using themes of life, death, rebirth and the universe. Her large sculptures such as Tom Na Hiu (2006) and Plant Opal (2009), contain elements that interact with their natural environments. Mori's most recent project is Primal Rhythm, a monumental permanent installation at Seven Light Bay in Miyako Island, Okinawa.

With support from the Department of Screen Arts and Cultures, the Center for Japanese Studies and the University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA).

Established with the generous support of alumna Penny W. Stamps, the Speaker Series brings respected emerging and established artists/designers from a broad spectrum of media to the School to conduct a public lecture and engage with students, faculty, and the larger University and Ann Arbor communities. Additional support is provided by our media sponsor, Michigan Radio.

Events in the Penny Stamps series are always free of charge and open to the public.

categories: Artists and Curators

Writers Series

Thursday, October 6, 5:10–7 p.m.
Helmut Stern Auditorium

Stacey D’Erasmo is the author of the novels Tea, which was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year; A Seahorse Year, which was named a Best Book of the Year by the San Francisco Chronicle and Newsday and won both a Lambda Literary Award and a Ferro-Grumley Award; and The Sky Below, which was also a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. She is the recipient of a 2009 Guggenheim Fellowship in fiction. Her essays, features, and reviews have appeared in the New York Times Magazine, New York Times Book Review, Boston Review, Bookforum, and Ploughshares, among other publications. She was a Stegner Fellow in Fiction at Stanford University from 1995 to 1997, and in May 2011, she was in residence at the American Academy in Rome as the 2010-11 Sovern/Columbia Affiliated Fellow. She is currently Assistant Professor of writing at Columbia University.

The author will be available to sign books after the reading. As always, books are available for purchase in the Museum Store.

categories: Writers Series