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**POSTPONED** Jon Kay Lecture for Potter College Alumni Speaker Series

  • Date: Wednesday, March 18th, 2020
  • Time: 4:00pm - 5:30pm
  • Location: Kentucky Museum
Description:

This event has been postponed, as WKU has activated contingency plans to address the rapidly-evolving COVID-19 situation. Please refer to wku.edu/covid19 for more information.

WKU Folk Studies alumni Dr. Jon Kay will present "Making Resilience: The Power of Creative Practice in Later Life" as part of the Potter College Alumni Speaker Series. The lecture will be on Wednesday, March 18th, at 4:00pm, in the Kentucky Museum. This event is free and open to the public. 

Dr. Kay directs Traditional Arts Indiana at Indiana University, where he serves as a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology. He is the author of Folk Art and Aging: Life-Story Objects and Their Makers and the edited volume The Expressive Lives of Elders: Folklore, Art, and Aging. Kay has produced more than sixty exhibitions, and thirty documentary films. His research into the artmaking practices of older adults has led to invited talks at public agencies throughout the United States, including for the Library of Congress, Missouri Arts Council’s Arts and Aging Conference, and the Indiana Arts Homecoming.

More information about the PCAL Alumni Speaker Series can be found here.

Contact: Kelly Scott (kelly.scott@wku.edu)

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