Visiting Artists, Public Talks, Gallery Openings!

It's an exciting week in the Art Department with lots going on.

The Art Department and University Art Gallery are hosting two visiting artists this week, Prof. Peter Fine  and Prof. Carmen Gimenez Smith, both from New Mexico State University.  Prof. Fine is a designer and maker of collage who emphasizes green design and design history in his work.  His collaborator, Prof. Gimenez Smith, is a poet who also won an American Book Award for her memoir "Bring Down the Little Birds".

They will be installing some collages with lyric essays in the Side Gallery, will each visit some classes, and then there will be some key events on Thursday, January 24:

  • 12:00 Noon:  informal brown-bag lunch & talk in the University Art Gallery (OP 1114)
  • 5:00 p.m.:  a reading and further discussion of art, University Art Gallery (OP 1114)
  • 6:00 p.m.  exhibition opening, University Art Gallery (OP 1114)

Also opening that day in the main gallery is an exhibition of work by three Art Department faculty members:  Prof. Jamie Bates (Ceramics), Prof. Aaron Fine (Gallery Director, Painting, Foundations), and Prof. Priya Kambli (Photography).  Stay tuned for more information about Prof. Bates' talk about the exhibition (Tuesday, February 19 at 6:00 p.m.)

As always, all of these events are free and open to the public.  Hope to see you there!