EVENTS

 
Date/Time Event
04/09/2018
7:00 pm

CONVO: Lady Pink — Be Loud and Be Large
CONVO: Lady Pink — Be Loud and Be Large
Crounse Hall – Vahlkamp Theatre, Danville KY

 
Lady Pink: Be Loud and Be Large
In the late 1970s, Lady Pink was known as one of the only females who could compete with male artists in the graffiti subculture of New York City. She had her first solo show at the age of 21 at the Moore College of Art. As a feminist, she continues to challenge the contemporary art world, which is still comprised primarily of white males. Her work has since entered the collections of the Whitney Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Brooklyn Museum. Today, she runs a mural company with her husband, creating large, graffiti-based work around New York City. She is a passionate advocate for locating public art in culturally neglected communities. She also shares her more than 20 years of experience as an artist and feminist by holding mural workshops and lecturing at colleges throughout the country.
 
FREE — OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
 

04/09/2018
7:30 pm

CONVO: Language Variation in Kentucky
CONVO: Language Variation in Kentucky
Young Hall – Auditorium (Room 113), Danville KY

 
Language Variation in Kentucky: Exploring You Guys’, Y’all’s, and You All’s speech
Kentucky is located at a particularly interesting crossroads in the dialect landscape of the United States. This talk by Professor Jennifer Cramer of the Linguistics Department at the University of Kentucky will introduce listeners to the specific linguistic situation of the state and its many diverse regions. A major portion of the talk will focus on Louisville, and on how Louisvillians produce and perceive their regional identities through the language they speak. We will also go beyond Louisville to understand the folk beliefs Kentuckians have about the varieties of English spoken across their state, including in the Appalachian region. In the process, we will discover how varied the Englishes of Kentucky can be.
 
FREE — OPEN TO THE PUBLIC