Texas Tech University

Fourth Annual International Arts and Culture Symposium

The Symposium, co-sponsored by Sowoon Arts and Heritage and the Museum of TTU, brings scholars from South Korea and TTU to deepen the understanding of the cultural heritage of both South Korea and America. Two TTU faculty members will lecture on how eastern and western cultures affect their research areas differently. Dr. Carolyn Tate will discuss jade of the east and west, and Dr. Robert Peaslee will compare eastern and western films on the Vietnam War. A Panel Discussion with the speakers and the audience, moderated by Dr. Aliza Wong, also from TTU, will follow. After the intermission, Prof. Alan Shinn from TTU will speak about percussion and perform with his jazz trio. Next, Dr. Eun Ha Park from South Korea will lecture briefly and perform Korean dance and music, demonstrating how percussion and dance relate to media and culture. The final performance by Prof. Shinn and Dr. Park, improvising percussion together on the stage, will demonstrate the differences between Korean and western rhythms and how dissimilar rhythms can harmonize. A reception open to the audience will follow.

When: Saturday, April 2, 2016
1:00 pm -- 6:00 p.m.

Where: Helen DeVitt Jones Auditorium and Sculpture Court
Museum of TTU, 4th Street and Indiana Avenue
Lubbock, Texas 79409

Cost: FREE admission, FREE refreshments, reception open to all

Supplementary Workshops:

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Lubbock ISD K-12 Cultural Program at International Cultural Center (ICC): "Korean Traditional Rhythm and Dance" with Dr. Park

Friday, April 1, 2016 from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Homeschooler and Parent Workshop at MoTTU: "Korean Traditional Rhythm and Dance" with Dr. Park