Edwina & Charles Milner Women in the Arts

Beyond Metal: Edwina and Charles Milner Women in the Arts Lecture Series brings, metal artist, Linda Joanou's metal sculptures of bronze, copper, and steel together with a hanging array of recycled bicycle tires to create a whimsical and inspiring installation. Lecture 6pm at Light Hall Theater Opening Reception 7pm McCray Gallery The Exhibit runs through October 6, 2022 Free admission for this...

Gila River Festival Events on Campus

Themed One Water, Many Currents, this year’s Gila River Festival includes an on-campus lecture and panel discussion plus an evening event in Regents Square with the Fort Sill Apache Fire Dancers. The keynote speaker, Nuevomexicana writer and biologist Leeanna Torres, will talk tonight at 6 p.m. in the WNMU Global Resource Center auditorium about the Gila as a place of her querencia. Querencia is a word derived from two Spanish words. The first “querer” meaning to desire, or deeply love. The second word “herencia” meaning inheritance or heritage. Then, panelists will examine the indigenous connections to the Gila River. At 6:30 p.m. Saturday, the Fort Sill Apache Fire Dancers with the Gooday Family will present the Dance of the Mountain Spirits "to drive away sickness and evil and bring good health and good fortune.”...

Gili Yalo

The charismatic Ethiopian Israeli rock star came to Israel as a child during Operation Moses - the mass "aliya" of Ethiopian Jews who made their way to the Promised Land via the deserts of Sudan in the appropriately named Operation Moses.  Gili performs in Amharic, Hebrew, and English, combining an Ethiopian musical legacy with genres such as funk, jazz, & soul. His band is made up of five musicians, including guitar, bass, keyboard, drums, and trumpet. Today Gili’s music gives a new meaning to traditional Ethiopian music. The expression of his story through an advanced music production represents his own personal triumph. Gili Yalo music: Hyloga, Sab Sam and Zelel Zelel. Free admission for this...