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Two Prominent Artists to Give Free Guest Lectures in the Art Building May 23 and 25

Posted May. 15, 2013

Michelle LopezKent/Blossom Art will present two guest lectures the week of May 20 as part of the 2013 Public Lecture Series. Thursday, May 23 the series will feature sculptor Michelle Lopez, and Saturday, May 25 it will feature printmaker Stefan Hoffmann. All public lectures take place in room 202 of the Art Building at 6 p.m., free and open to the public.

Michelle Lopez creates sculptures from a variety of materials and surfaces, including industrial aluminum sheeting and grip tape, as well as more organic items like tree limbs and leather.

Her solo exhibitions include shows at Galerie Christophe Gaillard, Simon Preston, LA><ART and Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions. Lopez received her bachelor's degree in art history from Barnard College and her master of fine arts degree from the School of Visual Arts. For more information on Michelle Lopez, visit michellelopez.com.

Stefan Hoffman, a printmaker from the Netherlands, creates site-specific wall and window installations with a focus on screen-printing techniques. Hoffmann received his B.A. from ArtEZ Academy of Art and Design Arnhem, and his M.A. at Jan van Eyck Academy, Maastricht.

He has held solo and group exhibitions across Europe and North America, including shows at Rankin Christian Center in Pittsburgh, a wall printing at the Duke University Perkins Library and a wall/window printing at CBK Amsterdam. For more information on Stefan Hoffman, visit stefanhoffmann.nl.

The Public Lecture Series gives the general public an opportunity to hear from the top artists in the fields of painting, sculpture, printmaking and ceramics. The Kent Blossom Art program also includes two-week intensive workshops in these areas of study, available at the undergraduate and graduate levels. For more information, visit dept.kent.edu/art or call 330-672-2192.

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For more information contact:
Effie Tsengas, etsengas@kent.edu, 330-672-8398