November 26, 2012 — On Thursday, November 29, from 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. in the College Theatre, Paul Pines will present a lecture focusing on the belief system, cosmology, and artistic symbols of the Mayan and Aztec cultures and its inevitable clash with European culture at the time of the Spanish Conquistadors starting in the 15th Century entitled Reflections in a Smoking Mirror; the Aztec/Maya In and Through Time.
Author of nine books, including poetry and novels, Pines is one of the region’s most widely acclaimed writers. Pines’ 2011 book of poems, Reflections In A Smoking Mirror, focuses on mediations about the Maya and Aztec culture. His DIVINE MADNESS is his most recent of his nine volumes of poetry. “The only other person I can compare this to is Goethe…powerful stuff!” raves NPR-WAMC’S Paul Elisha.
Pines’ is being hosted by FM’s Barto Speakers’ Series and The Perrella Gallery, in conjunction with the current Perrella Gallery exhibition featuring the Mayan inspired art works by regional artist Patricia Kay, titled The Maya: An Artistic Homage.
For further information, contact Fine Arts Professor Joel Chapin at 736-FMCC (3622), ext. 8977 or Barto Committee Chair Steve Hymowech at ext. 8953.