March 12, 2010

School of Art and Design hosts two visiting artists

by Andrea Hahn

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- The School of Art and Design at Southern Illinois University Carbondale returns from spring break ready to roll with two visiting artists in one week.

First up is Joe Segura, printmaker, with his presentation, “Seeing Eye to Eye: The Art of Collaboration in Fine Art.” His free lecture is 7 p.m. on Monday, March 15, in Lawson Hall, Room 101.

Segura, an SIUC alumnus, works in printmaking and film. His studio, the Segura Publishing Co. in Tempe, Ariz., is a member of the International Fine Print Dealers Association, and produces limited-edition prints by current artists. Part of Segura’s mission for his company is to keep fine art more accessible and not just for deep-pocketed collectors.

Segura’s collaborative work is part of collections in such venues as the Brooklyn Museum of Art, The Center for Creative Photography, National Museum of American Art, Museum of Contemporary Art-Chicago and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. His films appear in national film festivals, including international festivals in San Francisco, New York City and Chicago.

Art critic James Yood comes to campus for a free lecture at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 18, in the University Museum Auditorium. His lecture topic is “The Persistence of Place: Contemporary Midwestern Art.”

Yood teaches contemporary art history, theory and criticism at the School of the Art institute of Chicago. He is a regional correspondent for several art publications, including Artforum, Art and Auction and GLASS. He is also the author of several books, including “William Morris: Animal/Artifact,” “Jon Kuhn: The Story of a Glass Sculpture,” and “Feasting: A Celebration of Food in Art.”

The Fine Arts Activity Fee contributes to funding for the Visiting Artist Program in the School of Art and Design.