Art Out of Sudan

March 17 - April 22, 2000

The Sudan. Africa's largest country. Muslim, Christian, and Animist.
Civil war. Bombed pharmaceutical plant. Wondrous Creativity.

We know little about Sudan. What we do know is usually connected to the long civil war. As in all regions of conflict in the world, there is so much more to Sudan - if we care to look. We invite you to an unprecedented opportunity to see this exhibition curated by Ray Dirks, director of the Mennonite Heritage Centre Gallery, Manitoba Canada.

Sudan has an ancient history. This distant past, along with the influences of 500 tribal groups, Arab cultures, Islam, Animism and Christianity, harsh desert and the swamps and savannas of the south have molded a distinct country that is culturally rich and complex. The top contemporary artists of Sudan have taken this richness and developed art that is unlike anything else in Africa. It is Sudan for you to experience at the Puffin Room.


Friday, March 31. 7:00 p.m.
Dr. Clyde Snow and Dr. Freddie Peccerelli of the Guatemalan Forensic Anthropology Team present a slide lecture on their recent findings regarding the massacres and atrocities committed during the Reagan years against the indigenous Mayan communities by the Guatemalan Armed Forces. Many of the officers involved were trained by the notorious US Miltary School, the School of the Americas. This project has been funded by the Soros Foundation of Guatemala.