February 27, 2006

High-profile artists visit campus to share expertise

Striking and edgy art will be on display this spring as Sacramento State’s Art Department presents a palette of installation artists and their work.

Sacramento State Art Professor Andrew Connelly will present his sculpture entitled “Indifferent Space” at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 27 in the Art Sculpture Lab, Room 110. Connelly will speak about the trials and tribulations of designing, fabricating and constructing his work, which will eventually be installed in New York.

Anne Naldrett, Associate curator of the Nelson Gallery at UC Davis, will speak about her recent work in a lecture called “Diva Screams: Sound Sculpture” at 6 p.m. on March 2 in Mariposa Hall, Room 1000. Naldrett’s work focuses on opera and its relationship to culture and social interactions. Her work has been reviewed by publications nationwide and has been displayed in exhibitions throughout the country and the world.

Folk artist William T. Wiley, renowned for his vibrant and abstract paintings, prints and drawings will lecture at 6:30 p.m. on March 23 in Mariposa Hall, Room 1000. Wiley is a respected member of the Northern California art community and his work contains references to diverse sources of inspiration from to Zen Buddhism to environmental concerns.

Sacramento State Art Professor Robert Ortbal will give a presentation about his work at 6:30 p.m. on March 30 in the Art Sculpture Lab, Room 110. Ortbal creates objects and installations that explore the distinct and interrelated worlds of natural phenomena and human nature. Ortbal’s work has been in various galleries in the Bay Area including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

Media artist Ed Osborn, who has performed, exhibited, lectured and held residency internationally, will also visit Sacramento State to speak about his work at 6:30 p.m. on April 6 in Mariposa Hall, Room 1000. From rumbling fans and noisy train sets to squirming music boxes, Osborn’s pieces are playful, oblique and engaging. He has received grants from institutions including the Guggenheim Foundation, the Creative Work Fund and Arts International.

All events are free and open to the public. For more information contact Catherine Turrill, chair of the Art Department at (916) 278-7515. For media assistance contact the Public Affairs Office at (916) 278-6156.

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