Kent State-East Liverpool is hosting a two-day event, Thursday-Friday (Jan 21st) to celebrate the birthday of Daniel Johnston, a musician and artist who once attended the local campus.
The public is encouraged to attend the celebrations, taking place 6:30 p.m. Thursday and 11:30 a.m. Friday, both in the Brown Room of the Mary Paterson Building.
Aside from showcasing a mix of Johnston's music the events will feature the showing of the short film "Hi, How Are You, Daniel Johnston?," directed by Gabriel Sunday.
Adjust instructor and local psychologist Dr. Bob Walker will lead discussions about mental illness, recognizing Johnston's well-known struggles with manic depression, paranoia, and schizophrenia.
Local musician Gregg Harding will perform some of Johnston 's songs during the Thursday event.Tags: 1