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Mixon Visiting Artist Lecture Series Set

Mixon Visiting Artist Lecture Series Set

The McNeese Department of Visual Arts will host the Debi and Bill Mixon Visiting Artist Lecture Series Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 26-27, which will feature Jeff Brown, a ceramic artist and assistant professor of art at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux.   
               
He will present a ceramics workshop from 8 a.m.-noon on Wednesday in Room 119 of the Shearman Fine Arts Annex and then give a lecture at 3 p.m. in the Room 113 of Shearman Fine Arts Annex detailing his artistic work and influences. His workshop will continue from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday in Room 119. All events are open free to the public.

Brown, a native of Daytona Beach, Fla., received his Master of Fine Arts degree from Ohio University.

Brown works primarily with clay, exploring both functional pottery and sculptural forms. He also builds contemporary furniture and sculpture, according to Lynn Reynolds, visual arts department head.

"Brown strives to create balance between the esthetic properties of the utilitarian object and it functional purpose," said Reynolds. "He challenges himself to create pots that reflect our contemporary time while drawing from the vernacular of pottery shapes that have lasted for ages."
  
Brown's work has been exhibited in regional, national and international exhibitions. He was an artist-in-residence at the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg, Tenn.                                           
               
The Debi and Bill Mixon Visiting Artist Lecture Series is sponsored by an endowment through the McNeese Foundation by Debi and Bill Mixon of Lake Charles. 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 cdo@mcneese.edu.