Denison Departments Host Visiting Artists for Lectures
Posted: November 10, 2004
Two artists will give lectures at Denison University this coming week. Barbara Bosworth, a professor of photography at Massachusetts College of Art in Boston, will discuss photographing landscapes and human interactions with nature at her presentation at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday (Nov. 11) in Cleveland Hall Annex, Room 104. Jean Ormaza, who will be a Vail visiting artist-in-residence at Denison, will present a lecture on how language both shapes individuals and provides a mechanism for unique expression at her lecture at 7:30 p.m. on Monday (Nov. 15) in Cleveland Hall Annex, Room 104. Both lectures are free and open to the public.
A native of Cleveland, Bosworth graduated from Bowling Green State University and earned her master of fine arts degree in photography at the Rochester Institute of Technology. In 1987 she was one of 17 photographers selected to participate in "America's Uncommon Places: Sites from the National Register of Historic Places," a traveling exhibition sponsored by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. She has had solo exhibitions at the Cleveland Museum of Art and at the University Art Museum at California State University, Long Beach. Her works have also been included in numerous group exhibitions, most notably in the "Between Home and Heaven: Contemporary American Landscape Photography," organized by the National Museum of American Art in Washington, D.C. Her works are in the permanent collections of Hallmark, Kansas City, Mo. and the Polaroid Collection, Cambridge, Mass. as well as the Houston Museum of Fine Arts, The Nevada Museum of Art and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
Ormaza is a sculptor and educator. She is interested in the intersection between art and education as an opportunity for collective engagement with the problems of our time. Her current work investigates narrative structures in fiction and nonfiction. Ormaza earned a bachelor of fine arts degree,magna cum laude, at Alfred University (N.Y.) and she is a candidate for a master's degree at Vermont College. She has taught art to young children and at Hamilton College and at Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute and has exhibited at Galeria Imaginar in Quito, Ecuador, as well as at several other galleries in that country. She works in wood, ceramics, glass, neon, metal and non-traditional materials. Ormaza has also produced a CD titled "Environment-based Creativity Training: A guide to exercising children's individual creative voice in a self-regulated environment."
CALENDER LISTINGS: Denison University,Barbara Bosworth to discuss landscape photography and human interactions with nature; 7:30 p.m., Thursday (Nov. 11), Cleveland Hall Annex, Room 104. Free and open to the public. Call 740-587-6207 to confirm information.
Denison University,Jean Ormaza, sculptor, will discuss art education; 7:30 p.m. Monday (Nov. 15), Cleveland Hall Annex, Room 104. Free and open to the public. Call 740-587-6596 to confirm information.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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