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May 4th VOICES Community Project

Posted Apr. 6, 2010

Kent State University School of Art Galleries and the Wick Poetry Center with support from the School of Theatre and Dance present a multifaceted, intergenerational community arts project to promote dialogue, healing and reconciliation around the traumatic events of the May 4, 1970 shootings at Kent State University.

May 4th Voice Installation - A community-driven, interactive installation at the Downtown Gallery. Created by Anderson Turner and School of Art graduate students Sean Scully, Lesley Sickle and Emily Sullivan.

April 28 - May 29
Opening reception on Tuesday, April 27 from 5 – 7 p.m
The Downtown Gallery is located at 141 E. Main Street in Kent.

May 4th Voices Community Story Quilt - A community-generated story quilt created by Ohio Arts Council artist Kate Gorman. This story quilt will patch together community members' memories as a healing process to the May 4th shootings. Patches will be accepted April 27 - May 29 at the Downtown Gallery. The community is invited to participate in two quilting workshops: Saturday, May 1, from noon to 2 p.m. and Thursday, May 13, from 5 to 7 p.m. also in the Downtown Gallery.

VOICES – A Staged Reading
Sunday, May 2, 2010 at 7 p.m.
E. Turner Stump Theatre
1325 Theatre Drive
Kent, OH 44242

The premiere of a dramatic staged reading comprised of excerpts from the oral histories as presented by theatre students, Kent State faculty, staff, community members, veterans and former guardsmen. Written and arranged by David Hassler, director of The Wick Poetry Center. Directed by Katherine Burke.  For more information contact the School of Theatre and Dance at 330-672-2082.

This project has been funded in part by the Ohio Arts Council and Ohio Humanities Council.  

All events of the 40th May 4 Commemoration are free and open to the public.

For information on this and other May 4 events, visit the 40th Commemoration Events page at May 4th Commemoration.