Visiting Ceramic Artist to Give Lecture
Feb. 5, 2013
Artwork by Lisa Marie Barber
BLOOMINGTON, Ill.— Nationally acclaimed ceramic artist, Lisa Marie Barber, will give
a lecture on Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 6 p.m. in Room 218 of the Joyce Eichhorn Ames School
of Art Building (6 Ames Plaza West, Bloomington). The event, which is sponsored by
the Anthony E. Stellaccio Visiting Artist and Lecture Series fund, is free and open
to the public.
A native of Tucson, Ariz., Barber works in a wide variety of artistic media including,
paintings, drawings, assemblage sculpture and quilts. Her primary body of artwork
consists of large ceramic installations that loosely represent playful embodiments
of cities or fanciful worlds often populated with ceramic figures of life-size children.
These works are composed of hundreds of individually made parts with bright colors
and decorative features derived from Mexican folk art and alters – all influences
from her cultural heritage and childhood.
Currently the Associate Professor and Chairperson of the Art Department at the University
of Wisconsin-Parkside, Barber studied art at Northern Arizona University and has a
master of fine arts degree in ceramics from the University of Texas at Austin.
Barber’s work has been featured in American Craft Magazine, Ceramics Monthly Magazine, Critical Ceramics and in numerous books related to ceramic art. Honored by the National Council of
Ceramic Art with an Emerging Artist Award in 2002, she has held internationally competitive
artist-in-residence positions at the Watershed Center for Ceramic Art, Mendocino Art
Center, Northern Clay Center and the City University of New York, Hunter College.
For additional information, contact Carmen Lozar, director of the Merwin and Wakeley
Galleries, at (309) 556-3822 or by email at email@example.com.
Contact: Katherine Filippo, ’12, (309) 556-3181 firstname.lastname@example.org