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Virtual Lectures & Events

West Shore Community College is proud to bring you the fifth year of the humankind series, focusing on Movement. Here, you can experience LIVE virtual lectures from presenters around the globe from the comfort of your own home.  We hope you enjoy!

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Thank you for joining us this year as we explored Movement


Year 5

Upcoming Events

The Current Impact of Automation on the American Workforce

April 6th, 2022 : 7pm

The presentation will take place via Zoom at the following link: bit.ly/humankindwinter2022.  It will be recorded and posted on the college’s YouTube page afterward.

The presentation will be held by West Shore Community College Professor of Information Technology, Mr. Kellon Petzak. 

The presenter will explain how the current digital revolution is reshaping the American workforce. “Audience members looking to decide on a career path or make a change in their career will enjoy learning more about how developing technologies are having an impact on the workforce,” said Petzak. “Anyone with young people in their life can benefit from this discussion.”


Sergio Gomez: Live Art Performance 

April 12 & 13 2022

The West Shore Community College Humankind Series is hosting an exhibition and Live Art
performance of artist Sergio Gomez’s artwork at College’s Manierre Dawson Gallery.
Artist Sergio Gomez will produce the large-scale artwork live in the gallery, working with WSCC
students and community members on Tuesday, April 12th and Wednesday, April 13th, from 9am
until 4pm each day. After the work is completed it will be presented in the Gallery until Friday,
April 22nd.
Sergio Gomez is a Chicago-based visual artist, curator and educator. He studied at the School
of the Art Institute of Chicago, received a MA degree from Governors State University and MFA
degree from Northern Illinois University.
He is known for his large-scale figurative abstraction paintings and charcoal drawings exploring
the cycles of life. He has exhibited nationally and internationally and has many works in the
National Museum of Mexican Art, Brauer Museum, and other public and private collections.
Besides his studio work, Sergio Gomez is a curator with a career of over 100 curated exhibitions
since 2010. He is curator and Director of Exhibitions at the Zhou B. Art Center, director, and
founder of 33 Contemporary Gallery, co-founder of the coaching academy Art NXT Level®, and
founder of Amplified Art Network.
Additional information and on the artist may be found at :
Artist Website: www.sergiogomezonline.com
33 Contemporary Gallery: www.33contemporarygallery.com
Art NXT Level: www.theartistnextlevel.com
Instagram: @sergiogomezart
Twitter: @sergiogomezart
Facebook: sergiogomezart
LinkedIn: sergiogomezprojects
“Sergio is the contemporary version of the renaissance artist,” said WSCC’s Professor of Art
and Curator, Eden Ünlüata-Foley. “With his boundless energy, he makes art, curates, teaches
and mentors many artists and curators like myself. He is always looking for ways to build
community, and share experiences. With this event and exhibition folks may observe, converse
and participate in the making.” Any community member who is interested in participating is
encouraged to contact Prof. Ünlüata-Foley at nfoley@westshore.edu for details.
The theme of the 2021-2022 humankind series is movement. Topics to be explored under this
theme include bodily ability (in the context of disability rights), socio-economic mobility,
transportation, immigration, and even traveling and movement through society post-Covid.
The exhibition and presentation are free and open to the public. As the gallery space is
relatively small, for everyone’s safety, masks are encouraged.


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humankind series

Come together with West Shore Community College as we embark on an exciting adventure to explore what it means to be human.

This series of lectures, exhibits, texts, film, activities and performances will provide diverse perspectives on a regions throughout our world . Connect with the cultures and peoples across all cultures and open yourself up to this opportunity to explore similarities and differences with our lives here in the US and lives half a world away.

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Manierre Dawson Gallery

M-TH: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m
F : 9 a.m. – 1 p.m
Weekends during performances
on Center Stage Theatre

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