The Fullerton College Art Gallery is launching its 2016 Artist in Residence event on Feb. 11 with renowned artist Lesley Dill. Working in sculpture, photography and performance, Dill uses a variety of media and techniques to explore themes of language, the body and transformational experience. Included in this year’s events are an art exhibition, art demo and lecture that is free and open to students and the community.
“Students always learn a lot from our visiting artists, but I believe Lesley has the most cross-discipline appeal of any of the artists I have seen,” said Fullerton College Gallery Director Carol Henke.
Titled “The Poetic Voice,” the selections are on loan from the Frederick Weisman Art Foundation through April 4. The schedule of events for the residence is as follows,
- Opening Reception in the Gallery
Thursday, Feb. 11 from 5 to 7 p.m.
- Artist-in-Residence Lecture in the Wilshire Auditorium
Monday, March 14 at 1 p.m., featuring an excerpt from her opera
- Artist Demonstrations in the Gallery
Tuesday, March 15 to Thursday, March 17 from 8:30 to 11 a.m. and noon to 3:30 p.m.
The Artist in Residence program is a continuing project coordinated by the Fullerton College Art Department and was originally established in 1972 when Wayne Theibaud participated. Through this program, world-renowned artists are invited to the Fullerton College campus to exhibit their work and interact with students while providing insight into their artistic careers. All listed events are free and open to the public.
The gallery is located in Room 1004 in the Art Building, 1000. For more gallery information, please call 714-992-7116 or visit http://art.fullcoll.edu.