November 03, 2008

Sculptor Ron Klein presents lecture on Wednesday

by Andrea Hahn

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Visiting Artist sculptor Ron Klein presents a free lecture at Southern Illinois University Carbondale at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 5, at the University Museum. Please note this is a change of date for the lecture.

Images of Klein’s work are posted at the School of Art and Design Web site at under the link for Visiting Artists. Klein focuses on the outline forms of objects from the natural world and of practical objects, often mixing the two in a single installation art piece. His work uses objects picked up during his travels, most notably in Burma and in the Amazon. His compositions incorporate motifs from many artistic traditions, including modern, Islamic and medieval.

Klein is the recipient of grants from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts and The Pollack-Krasner Foundation.