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Eve Sussman and The Rufus Corporation
Thursday, Sept. 7, 5:30 p.m.
Nasher Museum of Art, Duke University campus, 2001 Campus Drive, Durham

Video artist Eve Sussman and members of The Rufus Corporation--musician Algis Kizys and actors Walter Sipser and Annette Previti--will discuss their newest project, The Rape of the Sabine Women. This international, improvisational collective gathered at five sites in Germany and Greece for the creation of TRSW, on view at Duke's Nasher Museum of Art through Sept. 24. Their collaboration included choreographer Claudia de Serpa Soares, composer Jonathan Bepler, costumer Karen Young, dramaturg Ricoh Gerbl and casts of hundreds. Find out how they managed the complicated logistics and how the group has developed since its inception. The talk is in the museum auditorium; entrance is free with admission ($5, $4 for seniors, $3 for non-Duke students and free for Durham residents and Duke students, faculty and staff). A reception with cash bar follows. For more information, call 684-5135 or visit

Lou Proctor
Thursday, Sept. 7, 7 p.m.
Gallery of Art and Design, North Carolina State University campus, Talley Student Center, 2610 Cates Ave., Raleigh

Sid Oakley, along with his wife, Pat, founded the popular Cedar Creek Gallery in Creedmoor in 1968, gathering an important community of artists and art-lovers in the process. He was named a North Carolina Living Treasure in 1989, before his death in 2004. Lou Proctor, ceramist Sid Oakley's longtime friend and art dealer, will speak about Oakley's life and work in conjunction with the show Sid Oakley--Artist, Mentor, Friend, on view at the NCSU-GAD through Dec. 21. For more information, call 515-3503 or visit

click to enlarge Gayle Stott Lowry, "Interior Progression," oil on canvas, 42 in. x 30 in. - PHOTO COURTESY OF TYNDALL GALLERIES

Gayle Stott Lowry
Friday, Sept. 8, 7 p.m.
Tyndall Galleries, University Mall, 201 S. Estes Drive, Chapel Hill

Gayle Stott Lowry will talk about her new series of paintings, Considering the Interior. Lowry moves from the moody, large-scale landscapes of Scotland recently on view at Raleigh's Artspace, to the contained architectural interiors of mysterious portals and thresholds explored in this body of work on display at Tyndall Galleries through Sept. 30. This event is part of the Chapel Hill/Carrboro 2nd Friday ArtWalk. For more information, call 942-2290 or visit

Svetlana Mintcheva
Tuesday, Sept. 12, 5:30 p.m.
Hanes Art Center Auditorium, room 121, UNC campus, 101C E. Cameron Ave., Chapel Hill

Art historian Svetlana Mintcheva, director of the arts program at the National Coalition Against Censorship, will speak on "Censorship and its Disguises." Mintcheva received her Ph.D. from Duke University in 1999 and has taught at the University of Sofia, Bulgaria. She also directs the online projects "Art Now: Art After September 11" and "The Patriotism of Dissent: Artists Responding to the Political Present," as well as "Law, Art and Free Expression," a reference of legal case summaries available to the public. Her talk is part of the Hanes Visiting Artist Lecture Series. Reception to follow. For more information, visit

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