Arts Preview: Spring Semester Brings Art From Around the World to Trinity

African Textiles and Japanese-Peruvian Mural Painting Give Arts Calendar a Global Feel

Hartford, CT, January 26, 2015 – The spring semester’s arts calendar at Trinity College has a distinct global feel, thanks in part to an exhibit of West African textiles and a public mural painting by Jorge Alberto Miyagui Oshiro, a Japanese-Peruvian artist and activist and Trinity's human rights advocacy fellow-in-residence. These exciting events are joined by a variety of musical and theatrical performances and, of course, the ninth annual Samba Fest at Hartford’s Mortensen Riverfront Plaza on May 2.

One of the West African textiles to be displayed at the Widener Gallery from February 9 to March 14.
Photo by John Polak.
Oshiro will give two talks at Trinity on February 5: a Common Hour lecture in the Rittenberg Lounge and a formal presentation at 6:00 p.m. in the McCook Auditorium. On February 6 and 7, Oshiro will be doing a public mural painting on Broad Street. All the events are free and open to the public. Contact Teresita Romero for more information.

On February 9, 2015, at 3:00 p.m., a gallery talk and opening reception at the Austin Arts Center’s Widener Gallery will kick off a month-long exhibit called It’s a Wrap. The gallery will feature examples of woven, stamped, appliqued, and resist-dyed textiles from Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Nigeria, and Cameroon. The exhibit runs through March 14, 2015.

On May 2, 2015, Samba Fest will be held at the Mortensen Riverfront Plaza, featuring the Trinity College Samba Ensemble and other artists to be announced. The event, in its ninth year, is presented by Trinity College and Riverfront Recapture with support from the City of Hartford Arts Heritage and Jobs Grant, Greater Hartford Arts Council, and the UConn Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies.

For more on the spring arts calendar, including two alumni-directed theater pieces, Spring Dance, performances by nationally-renowned organists, and a variety of student performance theses, visit the Austin Arts Center’s website.