Schools of Dance, Art present 'The Ecology of Wonder'

March 17, 2010

The ASU Herberger Institute Schools of" target="_blank">Dance and" target="_blank">Art present David Abram, a cultural ecologist and philosopher who lectures and teaches widely around the world. Abram is in residence in the Schools of Dance and Art as part of an evolving discussion on the interdisciplinary shape of the arts and our human responsibility in the 21st century.

His dynamic lecture, titled "The Ecology of Wonder," examines the ecological dimensions of consciousness, grounding itself in the cross-cultural study of perception and language. The presentation draws upon science and our own direct experience, as well as the life ways of various indigenous, oral cultures. Download Full Image

Abram is the author of "The Spell of the Sensuous: Perception and Language in a More-Than-Human World," for which he received the Lannan Literary Award for Nonfiction. His new book, "Becoming Animal: An Earthly Cosmology," is due out this summer.

Join Abram March 24, from 12:15-2 p.m., in" target="_blank">ASU Herberger Institute School of Music's Katzin Concert Hall on the ASU Tempe campus, 40 E. Gammage Parkway, Tempe. This lecture is free and open to the public, but a reservation is required. Please RSVP to Robert.Kaplan">">

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Local artists show work at ASU Gammage exhibit

March 17, 2010

Oil, acrylic, watercolor and pastel – there will be something for everyone when members of the Scottsdale Artists League exhibit their artworks at ASU Gammage April 6-May 9.

Scottsdale Artists League, now with more than 250 members strong, was founded in 1961 as a nonprofit organization to encourage the practice of art, promote the appreciation and application of all forms of art, and foster good fellowship amongst artists and members of the community. Download Full Image

The league, formed by a group of Arizona artists, now provides scholarships each year to worthy art students, sponsors workshops, encourages outdoor paint-outs and has juried as well as nonjuried exhibitions.

For more information about the league, which is open to amateur and professional artists, and even to non-artists, go to" target="_blank">

Exhibition hours at ASU Gammage are 1 to 4 p.m. Mondays, or by appointment. Due to rehearsals, event set-up, performances, special events and holidays, it is advisable to call (480) 965-6912 or (480) 965-0458 to ensure viewing hours, since they are subject to cancellation without notice.

Visitor parking is available at meters around the perimeter of ASU Gammage. Entrance is through the east lobby doors by the box office.

For more information, call Brad Myers at (480) 965-6912.