February 18, 2004

Charles Harmon Director of University Relations

South African contemporary art is focus of upcoming VSU Lecture

Valdosta State University's Spring Focus Series 2004 will hold a special lecture on Monday, February 23, titled ?Contemporary Art in South Africa: From Resistance to Reconciliation.? The speaker will be Jessica Stephenson, associate curator of African and Ancient American Art at the Michael Carlos Museum in Atlanta. The program begins at 7 p.m. in VSU's University Center Magnolia Room #2. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Stephenson's lecture is part of the overall Spring Focus Series theme, ?Africa: Achievements and Challenges in the 21st Century.? The annual lecture series includes a combination of lectures and films, which are scheduled into April. The lecture series is sponsored by VSU's Center for International Programs and co-sponsored by the Departments of African-American Studies, Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice, and Political Science. Films are offered in conjunction with the Cinema International film series. For more information about the overall series of lectures and films, please call the Center for International Programs at 229-333-7410.

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