Luther College’s Moore is next Hixson-Lied Visiting Artist
calendar icon08 Sep 2023
Lincoln, Neb.—Ben Moore, associate professor of art at Luther College in Iowa, will present the next Hixson-Lied Visiting Artist Lecture on Wednesday, Sept. 20 at 5:30 p.m. in Richards Hall Rm. 15. The lecture is free and open to the public.
The 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.
Moore makes two-dimensional, mixed-media works based on perceptions of reality and time travel. He is the department head of Luther College’s Visual and Performing Arts Department. His areas of specialty include painting, drawing, foundations and digital media.
He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in art from Luther College, and his Master of Fine Arts in painting from the University of Iowa. He also studied printmaking and drawing at Scuola Internazionale di Grafica in Venice, Italy.
Moore has exhibited extensively throughout the United States and done guest artist talks and workshops at the University for Creative Arts in Canterbury, U.K.; Primary Art Centre in Nottingham, U.K.; and Stella Maris College, the Government College of Fine Arts and the Chomandal Artists Village in Chennai, India.
The remaining lectures in the series are:
• Oct. 4: Raymond Meeks. Meeks has been recognized for his books and pictures centered on memory and place, the way in which a landscape can shape an individual, and, in the abstract, how a place possesses you in its absence. He lives and works in the Hudson Valley in New York.
•Oct. 25: Christine Hult-Lewis Hult-Lewis is the interim pictorial curator at the Bancroft Library, the special collections library at the University of California Berkeley. She co-authored the award-winning “Carleton Watkins: The Complete Mammoth Photographs” (Getty, 2011).
• Nov. 30: Terry James Conrad. Conrad is assistant professor and program head of printmaking at the University of Iowa and an Iowa Print Media Faculty Fellow. He also serves as the University of Iowa liaison to Frogman’s Print Workshops.
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 or e-mail email@example.com.