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(with introduction by Professor Yvonne Petkus)
Wednesday, February 28, 5:30pm, Grise Auditorium

Reception to follow in University Gallery, FAC, second floor
(with Bosnian fare, sponsored by the Office of International Programs)

It's happening!

Hamo Bešlagić, Anel Lepić, & Ilhana Babić of the HAD Artist Collective are coming to WKU from Bosnia!

You are invited to participate and/or come observe HAD as they create two five-foot tall pieces with workshop participants in the courtyard of the KY Museum.

Damir, Hamo, and Anel at work on Silence, their piece commemorating the Srebrenica Genocide. Photo by Ilhana Babić.

HAD's process is to cut into wall-like surfaces, transforming that destruction into beautiful, powerful portraits – often of those lost during the Bosnian War.

HAD Artist Collective Workshop Session Schedule (and Artist Talk)

(all events are open to the public to observe - if you would like to participate in a session, please contact yvonne.petkus@wku.edu)

Monday, Feb 26
10:00–12:00 Initial Workshop Meeting (FAC 420)
2:00–5:00 Workshop Session 1 (KY Museum Courtyard)

Tuesday, Feb 27
9:15–12:00 Workshop Session 2 (KY Museum Courtyard)

Wednesday, Feb 28
9:15–12:15 Workshop Session 3 (KY Museum Courtyard)
5:30 Artist Talk in FAC 156, followed by Reception in Gallery

Thursday, March 1
9:15–12:15 Workshop Session 4 (KY Museum Courtyard)
2:00–5:00 Workshop Session 5 (KY Museum Courtyard)

Friday, March 2
9:30–12:00 Workshop 6 (final) (KY Museum Courtyard)

And a reminder to come see the full exhibition of 12 artists: 

Proof of Existence:
An Exhibit of Work by Contemporary Artists of Bosnian and Balkan Origin
January 22 - April 6, 2018, University Gallery, FAC, second floor

gallery hours: Monday through Friday 8:00 - 4:30 with extended hours on Mondays and Wednesdays until 6:30pm
(or by arrangement by emailing request to yvonne.petkus@wku.edu

All events are part of the WKU 2017/2018 International Year of Bosnia and Herzegovina and have been made possible through support from the WKU Office of International Programs, the Office of the Dean of Potter College of Arts & Letters, the WKU Department of Art, the Kentucky Museum, and all those who generously contributed to our WKU SpiritFunder Campaign.


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