Saturday, October 11, 2008

Oct 15/16: Chris Anderson, painter, Distinguished Lecturer, TWU

If it were not the case that I'd by lying if I said there is anything I'd rather be doing than rehearsing a play, then I would say I was kicking myself that I won't be able to attend these Distinguished Lecturer addresses at Trinity Western this coming week. But it is, so I won't. But you could. So, do.

Chris Anderson will be speaking on the following topics on campus next week, as Trinity Western University's 2008 Distinguished Lecturer

Oct 15 Chapel hour 11:00-11:40 "Till We Have Faces Revisited: The Image of Christ in Culture"
Oct 16 Chapel hour 11:00-11:40 "Beauty in the Ordinary Places of Life"
Oct 16 Verge Series Talk 7:30 "Art Overcome by Grace: New Hope for the Good, the True, and the Beautiful Community"

Bio for Chris Anderson

For over a decade, the art of painter Chris Anderson has addressed the theme of American cultural traditions and life in the contemporary home and neighborhood.

Anderson studied visual art in Italy, at the Tyler School of Art in Rome, in New York at the Pratt Institute of Art, and in California, at Scripps College (BA, 1971) and the Claremont Graduate University (MFA, 1973).

The artist has received numerous awards and honors for her work, including fellowship grants from The National Endowment for the Arts (Painting), New York Foundation for the Arts (Painting), and Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation (Painting) among others.

From 1996 to 2000, Anderson lived and worked as a Fulbright Senior Scholar in the Arts in Berlin. In addition, Anderson has been the recipient of numerous residency fellowship awards from foundations in the U.S. and abroad, most recently from the Fieldstead Foundation for work in Austria, England, and Scotland.

She has guest lectured or taught for numerous art institutions, including the Columbia University Graduate Department of Art, the University of Notre Dame, and Regent College in Vancouver, Canada.

The work of Chris Anderson has been shown extensively here and abroad and may be found in over fifty public and corporate collection, including The Art Institute of Chicago; Kebble-Villa Museum, Germany; Bilbao International Exhibition Centre, Spain; The Washington Gallery; and The Rockefeller Arts Center.

Chris now lives in Lower Manhattan and works in her studio at the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts in New York City's Garment District.

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