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UW-Green Bay to host Egyptian artist as part of international program

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A contemporary Egyptian artist will visit UW-Green Bay during the week of Monday, March 31-Friday, April 4, as part of the International Visiting Scholars Program of UW-Green Bay and St. Norbert College.

Mohamed Abla will present lectures, serve as a panelist for a film discussion and more during his time in the area, which will culminate with an off-campus potluck and open house event on Saturday, April 5. Events are as follows; all are free and open to the public:

— Screening and discussion of “The Square” (2014), a documentary film by Jehane Noujaim that follows six revolutionaries during the Egyptian Revolution; 7 p.m. Monday, March 31, Christie Theatre, UW-Green Bay University Union.

— Lecture on his artwork, 5 p.m. Thursday, April 3, Studio Arts Building, Room 411.

— Talk, “Egypt at the Crossroads: Mohamed Abla at the Global Studies Discussion Forum,” 2-3 p.m. Friday, April 4, MAC Hall Room 301 (Vista Room).

— Open house and potluck, 6 p.m. Saturday, April 5, 908 Talbot Ave., De Pere. Attendees can meet Abla in an informal environment.

For further information, please contact Stephen Perkins, curator of the Lawton Gallery at UW-Green Bay. He can be reached at 920-465-2916 or by e-mail.

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