Ceramists Dickey, Levin present next Hixson-Lied Visiting Scholar Lectures Nov. 7
calendar icon31 Oct 2018
Lincoln, Neb.—Ceramists Kim Dickey and Simon Levin will present the next Hixson-Lied Visiting Artist & Scholar Lectures on Wednesday, Nov. 7 at 5:30 p.m. in Richards Hall Rm. 15. The lectures are free and open to the public.
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s School of Art, Art History & Design’s Hixson-Lied Visiting Artist & Scholar Lecture Series brings notable artists, scholars and designers to Nebraska each semester to enhance the education of students.
With support from the Hixson-Lied Visiting Artist & Scholar Lecture Series, the Clay Club is bringing Dickey and Levin to campus for ceramics demonstrations Nov. 7-10 in Richards Hall, in addition to their consecutive public lectures on Nov. 7.
Dickey received her master of fine arts degree from Alfred University. She has had solo shows in New York, Los Angeles, Kansas City and Denver and has participated in invitationals in Australia, Denmark, France, Germany, Japan, Korea, Sweden, Taiwan, the United Kingdom and the United States.
Dickey has made permanent installations at MCA Denver, The Lab at Belmar; the Danish Ministry of Culture in Slagelse, Denmark; and Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas. She is Professor of Art at the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Levin has been working in clay since 1990, when an elective ceramics course in college changed the direction of his life. He is a full-time studio potter working exclusively with wood firing.
His award-winning work is exhibited internationally and appears in several contemporary ceramic books. Levin is a writer for many ceramic journals, and in 2013 he traveled to Taiwan as a Senior Fulbright scholar researching local materials. As a kiln builder, Levin has built wood fired kilns for both U.S. colleges and universities, as well as schools in Taiwan and China.
The remaining lecture in the series is:
• Nov. 14: Lynne Avadenka, printmaking. Avadenka is an American artist/printmaker who creates multimedia work informed by explorations of text, image and the Jewish experience. Avadenka received a Kresge Fellowship in 2009 and has received individual artist grants from The National Endowment for the Arts and The Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs. Avadenka’s work is exhibited and collected internationally at The Israel Museum, Jerusalem; The Hague, The Netherlands; and The British Library, London; as well as at The Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.; The New York Public Library; and The Watson Library at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
Underwritten by the Hixson-Lied Endowment with additional support from other sources, the series enriches the culture of the state by providing a way for Nebraskans to interact with luminaries in the fields of art, art history and design. Each visiting artist or scholar spends one to three days on campus to meet with classes, participate in critiques and give demonstrations.
For more information on the series, contact the School of Art, Art History & Design at (402) 472-5522.