Hixson-Lied visiting artists series begins

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Hixson-Lied visiting artists series begins

Althea Murphy-Price's "Points of Interest," a lithography on wax paper.
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Althea Murphy-Price's "Points of Interest," a lithography on wax paper.

Printmaker Althea Murphy-Price will present the first lecture of the spring Hixson-Lied Visiting Artists & Scholars Lecture Series at 5:30 on Feb. 4 in Richards Hall, Room 15. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Murphy-Price received her M.A. in printmaking and painting from Purdue University and her M.F.A. in printmaking from the Tyler School of Art at Temple University in Philadelphia.

She has exhibited in venues throughout the U.S. and abroad. Juried and group exhibitions include the 2009 International Printmaking Exhibitions in Jingdezhen, China; the 79th Annual International Print Center Competition in Philadelphia; the 2007 and 2005 Boston Printmakers Exhibition; and the 2009 Piccolo Spoleto Invitational Exhibition, in Charleston, SC.

Murphy-Price has been an artist in residence at the Frank Lloyd Wright School, University of Hawaii-Hilo and Vermont Studio Center. Her work has been featured in such publications as Art Papers Magazine, Contemporary Impressions Journal, Art in Print, Printmaking: A Complete Guide to Materials and Process and Printmakers Today. She resides in Tennessee, where she teaches at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.

The Hixson-Lied Visiting Artists & Scholars Lecture Series is underwritten by the Hixson-Lied Endowment, with additional support from other sources. The program brings notable artists, scholars and designers to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Department of Art and Art History.

Richards Hall is located at Stadium Drive and T sts. For more information, contact the Department of Art and Art History at (402) 472-5522.

The remaining Hixson-Lied Visiting Artists & Scholars Lectures are:

• Photographer Bryan Schutmaat, at 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 11 in Richards Hall, Room 15. Schutmaat is an American photographer whose work has been widely exhibited and published in the U.S. and overseas.

• Studio Potter Steven Rolf, at 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 23 in Richards Hall, Room 15. Rolf lives and works as a studio potter in River Falls, WI, creating one-of-a-kind functional pots.

• Diane Favro, at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 29 in Richards Hall, Room 15. Favro is professor of architecture and urban design and associate dean of the UCLA School of Arts and Architecture. As a founder of the UCLA CVRLab and the UCLA Experiential Technologies Center, Favro was an early adopter of 3D, real-time digital modeling for historical research.

• Artstream, the mobile pottery gallery, will be at UNL March 7-8. Three guest artists will be coming, including Ayumi Horie, Lorna Meaden and Lisa Orr. Lecture and demonstration times to be announced.

Horie is a full-time studio potter from Portland, Maine, who makes functional pots, mainly with drawings of animals. She was recently awarded a Distinguished Fellow grant in Craft by the United States Artists and is the first recipient of Ceramics Monthly’s Ceramic Artist of the Year award.

Meaden, who is from Durango, CO, is a studio potter who creates work that is soda-fired porcelain. She says her work begins with the consideration of function, and the goal is for the form and surface of the pots to be interdependent. She received her B.A. from Fort Lewis College and her M.F.A. from Ohio University.

Orr has been a professional potter and a student of ceramics for more than 25 years. She completed an M.F.A. at the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University and later received grants, including a Fulbright and a MAAA/NEA. She teaches, lectures and shows nationally and internationally.

The Artstream Nomadic Gallery has been putting contemporary ceramic art on the street since 2002. It is a traveling exhibition space housed in a restored 1967 Airstream trailer. Based in Carbondale, CO, it has exhibited in more than 150 locations.

• Sculptor Carlton Newton at 5:30 p.m. on March 31 in Richards Hall, Room 15. Newton is currently on the faculty of the sculpture department at Virginia Commonwealth University, where he teaches courses in studio sculpture, contemporary art criticism and video and computer technology.

• Photographer Takashi Arai at 5:30 p.m. on April 5 in Richards Hall, Room 15. Beginning in 2010, Arai used the daguerreotype technique to create individual records or micro-monuments of his encounters with surviving crew members and the salvaged hull of the Daigo Fuküryumaru, a nuclear fallout-contaminated fishing boat. This project led him to photograph the deeply interconnected subjects of Fukushima, Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

• Deb Sokolow at 5:30 p.m. on April 28 in Richards Hall, Room 15. Sokolow is a Chicago-based artist and a lecturer at Northwestern University. She is a 2012 recipient of an Artadia Grant and has participated in residencies nationally and internationally.

Additional artists may be added to the schedule. For updates, visit http://go.unl.edu/63pf.

Althea Murphy-Price, “Hair Rug No. 1” (installation).
Althea Murphy-Price, “Hair Rug No. 1” (installation).