Fisk's Letter From Iraq Artwork Included in Art of the State Exhibit
Posted by Sean Flynt on 2012-01-19
A work by School of the Arts faculty member Scott Fisk is included in “Art of the State,” a juried show featuring pieces by 26 full- and part-time studio-art faculty from two- and four-year Alabama colleges and universities.
Fisk, an associate professor of art and design at Samford, received his bachelor of fine arts in graphic design from Henderson State University and graduated first in his class from Memphis College of Art with a master of fine arts in computer art. He taught at Memphis College of Art and has lived and worked in the United States and Britain. His work is part of permanent collections in numerous galleries and museums including the U.S. National Archives. He is a Road Scholar for the Alabama Humanities Organization, member of the American Institute of Graphic Arts and a Birmingham AIGA board member. His exhibition piece is the mixed media “Letter from Iraq.”
“Art of the State” opens at the Tennessee Valley Museum of Art, 511 N. Water St., Tuscumbia, with a free reception, 1-3 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 22 and continues through Friday, March 2. The body of work then travels to museums in Troy and Gadsden. Museum hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 1-3 p.m. Sunday. Cost is $5 adults, $3 children, Sundays free, members free and group rates available.
Selections and awards juror was Nandini Makrandi, curator of contemporary art at the Hunter Museum of American Art in Chattanooga and assistant professor of art history at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. She will give a free gallery talk at the opening reception. Also attending will be several of the artists included in the exhibition.
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