In conjunction with the exhibition “Pigment on Cloth: Tradition, Family, and the Art of Indian Pichvai Painting,” the Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery will host a First Friday performance featuring North Indian artist Pankaj Desai at 5 p.m. Nov. 2.
Desai’s performance will feature traditional Hindustani instruments such as the sarangi and the tabla. It will be held in baithak style, in which the audience and the artist are seated on the gallery floor in an informal and intimate setting.
The event is one of several upcoming First Friday celebrations on campus, which are free and open to the public. Other First Friday events on campus include:
- Opening reception for “New Farmers,” 5 to 7 p.m. Nov. 2, Great Plains Art Museum
“New Farmers” is an observation of today’s independent farmer. It aims to tell the story of first-generation, small-scale, sustainable farming. Project collaborators Bryon Darby, Tim Hossler and Paul Stock will give a short talk in the lower-level gallery at 6 p.m. More information about the exhibition can be found here.
- “For Freedoms” discussion and viewing, 5 p.m. Nov. 2, Sheldon Museum of Art
In conjunction with Sheldon’s current exhibition, “For Freedoms: In the future days…,” students will share their thoughts on creative expression and civic discourse. The exhibition draws inspiration from Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s 1941 “Four Freedoms” address — invoking freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom from want and freedom from fear.