A Flea Market Documentary


The American flea market is the star of this quirky documentary from filmmaker Rick Sebak, who journeys across the country to various noteworthy markets and interviews fellow bargain hunters along the way. The stops include Seattle’s Fremont Market, vintage clothing shops in New York City, Texas’s First Monday Trade Days and the staggering Highway 127 Sale, which stretches across four states for a record-breaking 450 miles. (Netflix Description)

Annual Gwen Frostic School of Art Student Exhibition

Lecture: Thursday, March 26
RCVA #2008, 5:30 PM

Don Harvey

This year’s juror is the artist Don Harvey. Harvey has lived and worked in Cleveland Ohio for the last 25 years, where he has produced gallery works in various media, from industrial materials to digital images. He is also well known for his public art commissions and work with Cleveland’s Committee for Public Art agency, an organization he co-founded in the early 1980’s.

Harvey has had numerous one person and group exhibitions, including a recent exhibition at William Busta Gallery in Cleveland, and Don Harvey, Invented Landscapes at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland. Group shows include Artists and the Art of the Book and One of a Kind Artists Books, both shows that traveled throughout the United States and South America. Harvey taught at the Meyers School of Art, the University of Akron from 1973-2000, and is now a Visiting Professor of Art at Oberlin College, in Ohio.

Albertine Monroe Brown Gallery
April 2-16, 2009

Christine Carr Lecture – 3/23


Color as Perception: Space, Light and Intuition
Visiting Artist Christine Carr

Monday, March 23rd.
3:30-4:30 pm

Visiting Artist Christine Carr will be here to speak about Color and her photo work with it.


Hailing from Portsmouth, Virginia, Christine Carr received degrees from the Corcoran College of Art and Design and the Tyler School of Art. Her work has been included in the 4th edition of Exploring Color Photography and in the 3rd edition of Photographic Possibilities, both by Robert Hirsch. She is two-time recipient of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowship, and has recently lectured on contemporary landscape photography at the Taubman Museum of Art. She has exhibited in solo shows in Washington, DC, Richmond, VA and Roanoke, VA, and in numerous group shows. Carr is currently teaching photography at Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia.

Call for Entries – Student Exhibition

Call for Entries
2009 WMU Annual Frostic School of Art Student Exhibition

April 2-16
Albertine Monroe-Brown Gallery
Richmond Center for Visual Arts

The submission dates for the annual student show are Tuesday, March 24 from 10 to 6 p.m. and Wednesday, March 25 from 10 to 6 p.m.

Submission guidelines can be pick up at the front desk of the Albertine Monroe-Brown Gallery during regular gallery hours: 10 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday.

Dr. Vandana Shiva Lecture


KALAMAZOO–Eco-feminist and conservationist Dr. Vandana Shiva will speak at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 12, in ther Bernhard Center Ballroom as part of the 2009 Whitney Young Scholars Award Celebration at Western Michigan University. Admission is free for students and $5 for all others.

The annual event memorializes renowned social activist and civil rights leader Whitney M. Young Jr. and also honors WMU School of Social Work students who fit the ideals Young represented.

Shiva, a physicist, environmental activist and author, is respected in her native India and throughout the world as an expert in sustainability, especially in the areas of food and water. Her activism started in the 1970s when she joined the nonviolent Chipko movement, a group of women in the Himalayas who protected forests by hugging trees.

Since then, she has authored several publications, received numerous honors and awards, and established the Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Ecology and Navdanya, a movement to protect nature and people’s rights to knowledge, biodiversity, water and food.

Her stop at WMU will be one of only five such engagements on her U.S. speaking tour and is co-sponsored by the WMU School of Social Work, the Kalamazoo Peace Center, the Alliance for Socioeconomic Justice and the WMU Division of Minority Affairs, with primary funding from the WMU Student Activity Fund.

Students to be honored at the celebration are Sasha Acker and Allen Hearn, who will be awarded a certificate and monetary stipend as this year’s Whitney Young Scholarship recipients. They were recommended and evaluated by a committee of faculty and staff and selected based on their scholarship, community service, awards and recognitions, and leadership roles related to a social justice program, event or project. For more information, contact Dr. Donald Cooney, WMU associate professor of social work, at (269) 387-3190 or donald.cooney@wmich.edu.