On Wednesday, February 3, 2010, at 12:30 pm, Kent Library will be proud to begin the Athenaeum offerings for the spring semester by hosting the presentation, “speaking while listening,” by Chris Wubbena, Southeast MO State University professor of sculpture. The current sculpture project involves expressing, through sculptural installation, the experience of a Vietnam veteran’s return to a former war zone. The veteran, Ed Wubbena, Chris’ father, has been diagnosed with post traumatic stress disorder which has had a lasting effect on his life and the people around him. The project is an attempt to learn not what Vietnam was then but what it can be now. Wubbena will discuss the recent trip to Vietnam with his father and the resulting artwork as it begins to take shape.
The event is free and open to all. Refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Kent Library’s director’s office at 573-651-2235.