Artist Elizabeth Ward will lecture Oct. 10.
By Francia Rivera
The artist who has created the “Floating Life: Mississippi River Drawings” exhibit in the gallery of the visual arts center will give a lecture Oct. 10.
Elizabeth Ward will speak 10:50-12:05 a.m. in Room 120 in visual arts.
Ward has examined what has happened historically and culturally in different regions of the Mississippi River and the environmental effects.
“Ward called them drawings as the media, but the art has some mix of water colors, pastels and sometimes collage material,” art Professor Debra Shafter said Sept. 26.
The exhibit is curated by Schafter and Professor Eduardo Rodriguez.
Ward’s work can be found in corporate and public art collections throughout Texas.
Ward joined the faculty art and art history department at Trinity University in 1999. She currently serves as studio faculty and chair. She also teaches in the environmental studies program at Trinity University.
Ward received a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Houston in 1990.
“People have to be aware that artists do not work in a vacuum. They are always picking up scientific, technological, engineering ideas to convert them in artistic interpretation,” Schafter said.
The science aspects to the art work come from her interest in environmental and nature studies.
The exhibit is made possible by a U.S. Department of Education HSI Puentes Grant.
The Department of Education is sponsoring this exhibit because it involves art and science, Schafter said.
For more information, contact Schafter at firstname.lastname@example.org or 210-486-1042.