Writer, artist, and Champlain College professor Tim Brookes blends linguistics, calligraphy, politics and art in an exhibition that opens on the college campus on February 21, International Mother Languages Day–a day that celebrates the principles of embracing diversity and cultural acceptance on a global scale.
The exhibition is the latest manifestation of Brookes’ Endangered Alphabets Project. The project aims to draw attention to the importance of preserving regional and minority cultures worldwide by using their writing systems to make hand-carved artwork. Since the project was founded in 2010, he has made more than 100 carvings in almost all the world’s minority or threatened scripts, and those carvings have been displayed in colleges, universities and libraries all over North America including the Smithsonian Institution.
WHERE: Second floor of the Communications and Creative Media building, Champlain College, 375 Maple Street, Maple St, Burlington
WHEN: Opening Tuesday, February 21, 2017. It will run from February 20 – March 10. Official gallery hours for the public are 10-5 Monday through Friday, and 11-3 on Saturdays, though members of the Champlain community may visit it at any time.
FREE and open to the public