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IU Southeast and Bellarmine University partner to host free artist symposium

NEW ALBANY, IN (Nov. 4, 2013) – Indiana University Southeast and Bellarmine University have joined forces to bring 10 international artists and curators to share their works and paint a picture on where they find their inspiration.

symposium_poster_iusThe symposium is entitled “Ephemeral Art and Practice,” and kicks off at IU Southeast on Thursday, Nov. 7, in the Recital Hall at the Paul W. Ogle Cultural and Community Center. The event starts at 2:15 p.m. with three artists, Linda Swanson, of Quebec; Courtney Kessel, of Ohio; and Joyce Ogden, of Kentucky; participating in a panel discussion on their work, moderated by Emily Sheehan, IU Southeast visiting assistant professor of fine art.

Following the panel discussion at 4:30 p.m. there will be an opening reception for “The Ephemeral, The Evolving,” exhibit at the Barr Gallery at IU Southeast, curated by Brian Harper, assistant professor of fine art at IU Southeast.

On Friday, Nov. 8, events begin at 10 a.m. at Bellarmine University with a meet-and-greet at Hilary’s Café.  Following the meet-and-greet, there will be another panel discussion featuring art curators Ginger Shulick Porcell, of New York; Yasmeen Siddiqui, of Toronto; and Joey Yates, of Kentucky. The discussion will be moderated by Karen Gillenwater, curator at the Carnegie Center for Art & History in New Albany.

Following this panel discussion McGrath Gallery at Bellarmine will open the “The Ephemeral, The Fleeting” art exhibit, curated by Tiffany Carbonneau, assistant professor of art at Bellarmine University.

The symposium is a free event and open to the public, registration is not required. For more information and an event schedule, please visit http://tinyurl.com/BUArtEvents.

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