April 14, 2009

Visiting Artist Program to feature Leslie Stanick

by Andrea Hahn

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- The School of Art and Design at Southern Illinois University Carbondale welcomes Leslie Stanick to campus as part of the Visiting Artist Program.

Stanick will be on campus April 27, and will offer a free, public lecture beginning at 7 p.m. in the University Museum Auditorium. Her lecture is, “Creating Art as Spiritual Inquiry: Contemporary Expressions of the Sacred.”

Stanick is a faculty member at the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design at the University of British Columbia in Canada. She teaches introductory art methods in the teacher education program. She also teaches drawing and painting at other venues and in private studios. Her expertise extends to museum and gallery exhibition curation. She also consults on arts projects.

In 2001, Stanick received a Celanese Fellowship, which she used to spend a year in India. She studied Sanskrit and Vedanta to aid in her study of Hindu literature as the basis of Hindu art. She also visited Tibet to research and document Tibetan sacred art.

The Visiting Artists Program in SIUC’s School of Art and Design brings artists of various media to campus for workshops and lectures. The Fine Arts Activity Fee funds this program.