Visiting Artists Lecture Series
Public Lecture by Melissa Wilkinson
Wednesday, October 22th, 2014, 3:00 p.m.
UCM Gallery of Art & Design
Melissa Wilkinson received her BFA in painting from Western Illinois University in 2002. She then went on to receive her MFA in painting from Southern Illinois University in 2006. Her work has been featured in wide reaching publications throughout the country including two editions of New American Paintings. She has shown in various galleries nationally and internationally including South Korea and India and has won numerous awards throughout her career. She has won numerous fellowships and grants including the Arkansas Art Council Fellowship in Painting in 2012. Her work is amongst private collections throughout the country and abroad. She serves as Assistant Professor of Art-Painting at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro. She lives in Bono, Arkansas.
Name of current exhibition: ABMASTERS
Location: UCM Gallery of Art & Design
About the Visiting Artists Lecture Series:
A “remote” location, the University of Central Missouri and the city of Warrensburg is nestled in the hills of west central Missouri with a historical past where “mules” were more precious than gold, and “a dog is a man’s best friend” was coined. It is the epigram of the University of Central Missouri and Gallery of Art and Design to provide arts programming through lectures and exhibitions emphasizing cultural and artistic diversity while maintaining the pride of legendary history. The Visiting Artists Lecture Series is a series of lectures, exhibitions, and demonstrations, presenting Missouri-based, national, and international artists, writers, and designers. With a focus on UCM students, the community of Warrensburg, and surrounding areas, the series goal is to provide support for UCM’s academic curriculum. As well as supporting multidisciplinary learning in a gallery context, while providing outreach opportunities within Johnson County.
All lectures will be held in the Gallery of ART & DESIGN unless otherwise noted. Times and dates subject to change. Please check the Gallery Calendar for the most up-to-date information.