Photographer Adams to present Hixson-Lied Visiting Scholar Lecture Oct. 26

David Emitt Adams, Signal Hill #3, Los Angeles, California.
David Emitt Adams, Signal Hill #3, Los Angeles, California.

Photographer Adams to present Hixson-Lied Visiting Scholar Lecture Oct. 26

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Lincoln, Neb--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.

The next lecture in the series will be presented by Photographer David Emitt Adams on Thursday, Oct. 26 at 7 p.m. in Woods Art Building Rm. 11. Adams’s lecture is free and open to the public.

Adams is an artist whose current practice engages historical photographic methods in order to create an informed contemporary dialogue about the past and present.

Born in Yuma, Arizona, he obtained his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Bowling Green State University and a Master of Fine Arts from Arizona State University. He is a recipient of the Clarence John Laughlin Award, the Puffin Foundation Grant and the Arizona Commission on the Arts Research and Development Grant.

His work is in the permanent collection of The Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, The Center for Creative Photography, The George Eastman Museum and numerous private collections. He has exhibited nationally and internationally including museum exhibitions at Wichita Art Museum, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Phoenix Art Museum, Tucson Art Museum and the Roswell Museum and Art Center.

The remaining lectures in the series this Fall include:
• Bonna Wescoat, art history, on Nov. 8 at 5:30 p.m. in Richards Hall Rm. 15. Wescoat is the Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Art History at Emory University. She holds a PhD and M. Phil. from Oxford University, an MA from the University of London, and AB from Smith College. Her research interests are ancient Greek art and architecture, particularly sacred architecture, and digital modeling to investigate the interaction of landscape, architecture and ritual experience. Her work now centers on the Sanctuary of the Great Gods on Samothrace, where she has directed excavations.

• Linda Lopez and Cristina Córdova, ceramics, on Nov. 14 at 5:30 p.m. in Richards Hall Rm. 15, sponsored by the Clay Club. Lopez has exhibited her work in New Zealand and throughout the United States including Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art; Robischon Gallery; Long Beach Museum of Art; The Clay Studio; and the Jane Hartsook Gallery at Greenwich House Pottery. She has been an artist in residence at The Clay Studio and the Archie Bray Foundation. Lopez received the Lighton International Artist Exchange Program Grant to be an artist in residence at C.R.E.T.A. Rome Residency Program. She is represented by Mindy Solomon Gallery.

Córdova lives and works in Penland, North Carolina. She has taught at Penland School of Crafts, Haystack Mountain School, Santa Fe Clay, Mudfire, Odyssey Center for Ceramics and Anderson Ranch, among others. She founded Travel Arte, an ongoing platform that provides educational experiences within the ceramics medium while immersing students in the creative culture of a specific setting.

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.

Each lecture in the series is free and open to the public.

For more information on the series, contact the School of Art, Art History & Design at (402) 472-5522.