December 08, 2008

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LEWISBURG, Pa. — Early spring semester events at Bucknell University include a Samek Art Gallery exhibition with works by Oswaldo Guayasamin, performances by musicians and dancers from across the globe, and a talk by F.W. de Klerk.

For a full listing of events at Bucknell University, including a printable calendar of events, visit

Samek Art Gallery
"Autorretrato" by Oswaldo GuayasaminThe Samek Art Gallery will host the exhibition, "Of Rage and Redemption: The Art of Oswaldo Guayasamin," from Jan. 26 through March 27 in the main gallery.

Guayasamin's work focuses on difficult subjects including the horrors of war, the injustices of inequality and discrimination, and the rights of women, children and indigenous peoples.

This exhibition, curated by Joseph Mella, is part of the University's "Peace & Resistance" program series. Mella will give the talk, "Oswaldo Guayasamin: A Life in Art, Conflict and Resistance," on Jan. 30 at 7 p.m. in the Forum of the Elaine Langone Center.

The spring semester's exhibition schedule at the Samek Art Gallery continues with the annual student show from April 10 through 28. For more information about the Samek, visit

Stadler Center for Poetry
Nance Van Winckel, poet-in-residence, will give a reading of her works on Jan. 20 at 7 p.m. in Bucknell Hall. Van Winckel is the author of five books of poetry, most recently No Starling. She is the recipient of two NEA Fellowships, a Pushcart Prize, and awards from the Poetry Society of America, Poetry and Prairie Schooner. As poet-in-residence, she will teach a poetry workshop. For more information about Van Winckel, visit

Other readings scheduled as part of the Stadler Center for Poetry series include: a poetry reading by K.A. Hays and Erinn Batykefer on Feb. 24; a fiction reading by Kelly Link on March 24; and the annual student reading on April 17. For more information, visit the Stadler Center for Poetry website at

Weis Performance Series
The Luna Negra Dance Theater will give a performance on Jan. 30 at 8 p.m. in the Weis Center for the Performing Arts.

Luna Negra Dance Theater is devoted to the creation and presentation of contemporary dance by Latino choreographers, blending ballet and modern dance techniques strongly flavored by Latino and Afro-Caribbean dance forms. Tickets for this performance are $20.

Other early spring semester events in the Weis Center series include: a concert with the Czech Symphony Orchestra on Feb. 6; a family matinee, "Jazz for Kids!" with the David Leonhardt Jazz Group on Feb. 7; a concert with pianist Paavali Jumppanen on Feb. 21; a recital by the Wind Soloists of New York on Feb. 27; and a radio show recreation by the L.A. Theatre Works of two sci-fi classics, War of the Worlds and The Lost World on March 27. For more information about the Weis Center series, visit

Bucknell Forum series
The Bucknell Forum series begins with the talk, "Bridging the Gap: Globalization without Isolation," by F.W. de Klerk on Feb. 19 at 7:30 p.m. in the Weis Center. De Klerk, whose leadership brought an end to apartheid in South Africa, jointly won the Nobel Peace Prize with Mandela in 1993. This talk is the opening event in the series, "Global Leadership: Questions for the 21st Century." For more information about events in the Bucknell Forum series, visit

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