OUr kind of Monday…

Who says Mondays are no good?

This Monday (March 15), why not make it yOUr kind of Monday?

Bernice A. King

Visit the Conant Center from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m., to meet Bernice A. King, the youngest child of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. She’s also the president-elect of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.

King will be interviewed by several OU students about the topic Women as Leaders and Peace Makers in a Time of War and Economic Crisis. Following the program, she’ll sign copies of her books, available for purchase at the event. Brought to us by the Oglethorpe Women’s Network (OWN) and is co-sponsored by OU’s nationally-recognized Center for Civic Engagement and the Rich Foundation Urban Leadership Program. There is no cost to attend.

Poet Linda Bierds (photo: mary levin)

You can then stroll across the parking lot to the Oglethorpe University Museum of Art (OUMA) for two more events.  From 5:00-6:30 p.m., national award-winning poet Linda Bierds will read from her most recent book Flight: New and Selected Poems, followed by a reception and book signing. 

Then you can stick around for a couple cocktails, the current Matisse exhibition, and some scrumptious food by Two Urban Licks. OUMA hosts Mondays in March: Martinis with Matisse, presented by Grey Goose, every Monday this month, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. This event is $15.

Is there a better way to spend a Monday? We think not.

Matisse Exhibition at Oglethorpe Museum

Featured at the Oglethorpe University Museum of Art: the exhibition Henri Matisse: A Celebration of French Poets & Poetry, a collection of 47 lithographs and16 etchings, that examines the poetic interest of one of the greatest French painters of the 20th Century.

In 1930, when Matisse returned to France from an extended vacation in Tahiti, he was invited by the famous French publisher, Albert Skira, to illustrate selected poems title poesies by the 19th Century poet Stéphane Mallarmé.  It was the first of several commissions to follow involving poetry and the graphic arts of etching and later lithography.

The exhibition ran through May 9, 2010. Continue reading