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Fine Arts Featured Story

Professor Gallagher's Drawing Connections class

Students in Professor Sheila Gallagher's "Drawing Connections" class last fall embarked upon a project that involved a real-life mystery: what had happened to a group of pagoda sculptures created a century ago by students in an orphanage in China? Professor Gallagher developed the project along with Reverend Jeremy Clark in the History Department, who assigned to the students in his Chinese history class research papers documenting the process of their research into this question. Professor Gallagher's class would instead create visual expressions mapping their research experience. This novel-worthy story has a surprise ending

Student Profile

Daniel Zawodney '14

Daniel Zawodny '14 has known since before starting college that he wanted to combine his interest in photography and film with his ambition to help "bring the world together." In this first-person account, the Film Studies major describes how his courses and relationships with his instructors and peers at BC have prepared and supported him in this endeavor. Traveling to Guatemala last summer with Actuality Media, a program for documentary filmmaking students, Danny was able to put his skills and knowledge to work in order to share with a greater public the story of a Mayan fishermen's cooperative dedicated to preserving the health of Lake Atitlan and their native culture. Photograph by Robin Canfield, Actuality Media

Upcoming and Ongoing Events

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Lecture: Kodak, Polaroid & Facebook: The Shaping of Memory, Family Pictures, Photography of the Self
Marita Sturken, NYU
Thursday, April 24
4:30 p.m., Cushing Hall 101

Boston College Arts Festival
Thursday, April 24 –
Saturday, April 26
Noon-11:00 p.m. each day
Complete Arts Festival Schedule*

Artweek Boston
Friday, April 25 –
Sunday, May 4
Visual and performing arts events – many of them free – at dozens of venues around the city. Schedule of events*

Recital & Lecture: Camerata Mediterranea*
Wednesday, April 29
5:00 p.m., Devlin 101
The Fine Arts Department co-sponsors this event exploring the Arabic/Muslim roots of today's Arabo-Andalusian music.

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