Bjørnard will give visiting artist lecture April 14

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Bjørnard will give visiting artist lecture April 14

An example of Kristian Bjørnard’s design work.

Baltimore-based designer Kristian Bjørnard will present the Hixson-Lied Visiting Artist Lecture at 5:30 p.m. April 14 via Zoom. His lecture is presented by the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s School of Art, Art History and Design.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

Bjørnard is an educator, designer, sustainabilitist and open-sourcerer. He works at the nexus of visual communication, the public domain, climate change and technology. He holds a M.F.A in graphic design from Maryland Institute College of Art and a bachelor’s in studio art from Kalamazoo College.

In his spare time, Bjørnard dabbles in permaculture farming and attempts to make an old stone house, where he lives with his wife and children, energy efficient.

In 2005, he created The Office of Kristian Bjørnard, a print, web and letterpress studio currently located in Baltimore. It is staffed by Bjørnard, along with a rotating cast of friends, grad-school colleagues, writers, photographers and remote programmers. Their goal is true sustainability, not just environmental sustainability.

To learn more, visit his website.

The remaining spring schedule for the Hixson-Lied Visiting Artist and Scholar Lecture Series is:

• 5:30 p.m., April 21: Annette Lawrence. Lawrence recently retired as professor of studio art in the College of Visual Arts and Design at the University of North Texas. She will be a visiting faculty member at Bennington College in Vermont from 2021-2023.

Underwritten by the Hixson-Lied Endowment with additional support from other sources, the series enriches the culture of the state by providing a way for Nebraskans to interact with luminaries in the fields of art, art history and design.

For more information on the series, contact the School of Art, Art History and Design at 402-472-5522.

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