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McNeese Hosts Mixon Visiting Artist Lecture

McNeese Hosts Mixon Visiting Artist Lecture

(February 3, 2014) Grenade artwork by Christa AssadThe McNeese State University Department of Visual Arts will host the Debi and Bill Mixon Visiting Artist Lecture Series Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 10 and 11, featuring Christa Assad, a studio ceramics artist from the San Francisco Bay Area.   
She will present a ceramics workshop on both days from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. in Room 119 of the Shearman Fine Arts Annex. On Tuesday, she will present a lecture at 1 p.m. in Room 113 of SFAA detailing her artistic work and influences. All events are open free to the public.

Assad, a native of Pittsburgh, Pa., is best known for her "Re-objectification" series, which involves teapot designs based on objects and buildings from American industry.

"Growing up in Pittsburgh," she explained, "I was strongly influenced by the Steel City's dying industry and the grit of these oft-abandoned sites. Tagged with graffiti and other remnants of trespassers and squatters, the physical remains of these sites serve as archaeological artifacts in the study of human behavior and societal evolution."    

The Debi and Bill Mixon Visiting Artist Lecture Series is sponsored by an endowment through the McNeese Foundation by the Mixons. For more information, call the visual arts department at 337-475-5060.

Persons needing accommodations as provided by the Americans with Disabilities Act should contact the ADA Coordinator at 337-475-5428, voice; 337-475-5960, fax; 337-562-4227, TDD/TTY, hearing impaired; or by email at