|November 7, 2005||
LIFE WORKS OF JAN CAREW ON EXHIBIT AT U OF L
LOUISVILLE, Ky. � An exhibit of the artwork of Jan Carew will be on display through Dec. 7 in the Rare Books Gallery of Ekstrom Library on the University of Louisville’s Belknap Campus.
Titled “Message from Manaharva: Save Our Rainforest,” the exhibit includes paintings, books, articles, photos and artifacts that reflect Carew’s lifelong relationship with the Amazon rainforest and the inhabitants of his native Guyana.
Carew is author of “Black Midas” and other novels, essays, histories, poems, plays and children’s books. He entered academia after living for years in Britain as a writer and was a founder of the field of Pan-African studies. Recognized for his expertise in Third World studies, Caribbean literature and race relations, he has taught at many universities, including London, George Mason, Princeton and Northwestern, from which he retired in 1987. In 2000 he was a scholar in residence in U of L’s Pan-African studies department through the university’s Liberal Studies Project.
His career, however, has been more varied. Carew was an actor with Laurence Olivier’s theater company; is an activist for environmental, feminist and political issues; and has served as an adviser to heads of state of African and Caribbean nations.
There will be a reception with Carew and a program Nov. 29 outside the Rare Books Gallery in Ekstrom Library. The reception will begin at 5 p.m., with the program starting at 5:30 p.m. It is free and open to the public, as is the exhibit. The Rare Books Gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
For more information, call Amy Purcell at 502-852-1861.