Lamar University art professor, Xenia Fedorchenko, will give a talk on JOOYOUNG CHOI: Big Time Dreaming in the Age of Uncertainty and JULES BUCK JONES: Future Fossils at the Art Museum of Southeast Texas’s spring Taste of the Arts Lecture Series, Monday, April 29 at 12:30 p.m. The talk, which is free and open to the public, will be held in the galleries with lunch to follow in the Two Magnolias café, Dutch treat style.
Fedorchenko received her Master of Fine Arts in printmaking from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and her Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting from Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts. Joining Lamar’s art department in 2006, Fedorchenko serves as the associate professor of color theory, drawing and printmaking. She is represented by Water Street Studio in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Her work is in the permanent collections of several museums as well as university, corporate and private collections throughout the country.
Per Fedorchenko’s faculty bio on the Lamar University website, in teaching, she aims to balance formal training and commitment to a high level of craftsmanship with an environment that cultivates community, honesty, curiosity and willingness to push the challenge inherent to any piece. Instruction in her courses occurs through incremental skill-building exercises that lead to assignments based on content. Overall, Fedorchenko wishes her student to find the visual language that propels her or him to get excited, discover and articulate his or her knowledge. In her research, Fedorchenko is drawn to the human figure as a universally comprehensible symbol for our kind and to the baggage it contains.
JOOYOUNG CHOI: Big Time Dreaming in the Age of Uncertainty and JULES BUCK JONES: Future Fossils will be on view from March 16-June 2, 2019 in the main galleries.
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