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Events

Friday, April 10, 2015

Whatu: An Insight into the Māori World”

Location: Notre Dame Center for Arts & Culture 1045 W. Washington Street

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Coming April 2015, Crossroads Gallery for Contemporary Art at the Notre Dame Center for Arts and Culture (NDCAC) will host New Zealand Māori Artist Derek Lardelli.
 
Whatu can be translated as many things. Literally whatu is translated from Māori to English as "eye." However, whatu can also be defined as an "all-seeing eye" that gives insight, it can mean to weave or to bring together, and in ancient schools of learning the "Whatu" was an initiation stone fed to scholars.  It is in combination with each of these meanings that Whatu was chosen to name this exhibition.  With aims of promoting knowledge and introductory experiences to Māori culture in the South Bend area, these events fall under the NDCAC Global Experience series The Indigenous World  a project that promotes, through various community and campus entities, the sharing of knowledge and generation of events surrounding indigenous cultures.  …

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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Opening Reception "Whatu: An Insight into the Maori World" by Derek Lardelli

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Location: Crossroads Gallery

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Derek Lardelli, a Maori artist from New Zealand, will be having an exhibition titled "Whatu - an insight into the Maori World".  

"Whatu" can be literally translated as meaning 'Eye' but also encompasses a variety of meanings. The "Whatu" or 'All-seeing eye' is one that gives insight. In ancient schools of learning the 'Whatu' was an initiation stone fed to the scholar and "Whatu" can also mean to weave or bring together.

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Programming

At The Crossroads Gallery,  featured collections will inspire conversation and creativity of area artists and residents.  Please join us:

  • Portraits of the Past: The Potawatomi as Painted by Van Sanden is open from February 11th - April 3rd.
  • Cielo Rojo is open from February 2nd - March 31st at 2 locations:
    • Galería America in the Institute for Latio Studies, University of Notre Dame
    • Notre Dame Center for Arts and Culture
  • Colectivo Altepee Photo Exhibition March 24, 2015 - April 5, 2015 located in the upstairs classroom 201.

Stay tuned for more information about Derek Lardelli's exhibition, 

"Whatu: An Insight into the Maori World." April 16 - June 9, 2015.