May 18, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mo., May 18, 2015 — The Summer Institute for Visual Arts (SIVA) at Drury University is pleased to present SIVA Currents, a new summer lecture series presented in partnership with the Springfield Art Museum. SIVA Currents gives the public an opportunity to hear from the program’s Visiting Artist Fellows, a diverse group of international artists representing a range of contemporary practices and disciplines. The artists will discuss their work and careers during the presentations.
All lectures are free and open to the public and begin at 6:30 p.m. More information about each artist can be found at the SIVA website.
Thursday, June 11: Visual artist Matt Borruso. Borruso’s work examines processes of replication in various forms such as paintings, wax castings, found sculptural objects and digital files.
Thursday, June 25: Performance artist Ben Kinsley. Kingsley’s projects have ranged from directing surprise theatrical performances in the homes of strangers to planting a buried treasure in the streets of Mexico City (yet to be found).
Thursday, July 9: Video artist and educator Chelsea Knight. Knight’s recent subjects include a United Nations diplomat, interrogators from the Iraq War and Tea Party members.
Thursday, July 23: Artist Christine Laquet. Based in Nantes, France, Laquet uses of different forms of expression to challenge binary constructs such as self versus other and nature versus culture.
Since 2007, SIVA has offered students an opportunity to earn a Master of Arts degree by working alongside visiting artists in a critically driven environment. Participants study under the guidance of visiting artist fellows, faculty and staff, who provide first-hand understanding of contemporary art issues. The program – a unique model in the Midwest – allows students to earn a Master of Arts in Studio Art and Theory over the course of three two-month summer sessions.
Applications are currently being accepted for this year’s session, which runs from June 1 to Aug. 7. For more information, go to www.drury.edu/SIVA.
Media Contact – Sarrita Hunn, Director of Summer Institute for Visual Arts: firstname.lastname@example.org.