March 22, 2018

Metalsmith Aimee Howard to present lecture tonight

A metalsmith whose work has been shown nationally and internationally will present a visiting artist lecture at 7 p.m., March 22, in Morris Library’s John C. Guyon Auditorium.

Aimee M. Howard, an assistant professor of metalsmithing and head of the program in the Department of Art and Design at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, will present a visiting artist lecture.

The event is open to the public and the lecture is free.

Howard’s artwork focuses on “complex issues relating to advancements in Western medicine, particularly dilemmas produced by the marvels of medical technology juxtaposed with the often intrusive procedures used to sustain and prolong life,” according to her artist’s statement.

Howard has been at SIU-Edwardsville since 2013. Prior to that, she was an assistant professor of metalwork/jewelry at University of Louisiana-Lafayette. She earned her Master of Fine Arts in 2009 from the University of Kansas and her Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2006 from Ball State University.

Howard’s work has been exhibited at venues including the Brunswick Street Gallery in Fitzroy, Australia, the Gil-gum Research Center in Seoul, Korea, the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum in Tokyo, Japan, the Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center in Covington, Ky., Kawliga Studios in New Orleans, La., and First Street Gallery in New York, NY. She also holds a US Design Patent.