Sculptor Lobdell presents Hixson-Lied Visiting Artist Lecture April 13

David Lobdell, “Binary Mandala.”
David Lobdell, “Binary Mandala.”

Sculptor Lobdell presents Hixson-Lied Visiting Artist Lecture April 13

calendar icon07 Apr 2017    

Lincoln, Neb.--Sculptor David Lobdell will present the next lecture of the Hixson-Lied Visiting Artists & Scholars Lecture Series on Thursday, April 13 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 UNL each semester to enhance the education of students.

Lobdell is Professor of Fine Art and Chair of the Visual and Performing Arts Department at New Mexico Highlands University.

He was born and raised in southwest Louisiana, and he earned his Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Notre Dame.

Lobdell was founding President of the Western Cast Iron Art Alliance, and he currently serves on the board of the organization.

His interests are in thermal processes that include ceramics, metal working and performance works that incorporate fire.

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. Every visiting artist or scholar gives at least one major lecture that is free and open to the public.

The remaining lecture in the series this spring is:

• Photographer Lawrence McFarland on April 20 at 5:30 p.m. McFarland, who received his M.F.A. from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln in 1976, is professor emeritus from the University of Texas at Austin, where he taught from 1985 until 2013. He was awarded the first William and Bettye Nowlin Endowed Professorship in Photography in 2003.

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