Visiting Artist Akagawa to Present Two Public Lectures

September 30, 2015--The University of Wisconsin-River Falls Art Department will host two public lectures by the Fall 2015-16 Walker D. and Helen Bryant Wyman Visiting Professor Kinji Akagawa, an internationally recognized artist who is lauded for his pioneering work in site-specific sculpture and public art. The lectures are free and open to all.
The first presentation, “Artistic Journey from the Egotistical Self to the Ecotistical Self: Shifting focus from Maker to Relationship,” on Tuesday, Oct. 13, at 10:30 a.m., in the Kinnickinnic River Theater in the University Center, will focus on Akagawa’s personal artistic explorations. The lecture will be followed by a question and answer session led by Kaylee Spencer, chair of the UWRF Art Department.
Akagawa’s second presentation is “Art in Public Places - Public Art?: Art as a Process of Inquiry,” is Monday, Oct. 19, at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room of the River Falls Public Library. A reception from 6-6:30 p.m. precedes this lecture.
Based in the Twin Cities, Akagawa is a professor emeritus at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, where he served as head of the sculpture program. His work is featured in public and private collections around the nation and world.
Questions may be directed to the UW-River Falls Art Department at 715-425-3266.

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