Visual Voices – “Willful Wondering and Disorderly Notions”

Visual Voices, a professional lecture series sponsored by the School of Art, invites eight nationally recognized visiting artists and designers to speak about their work and the world of art and design. In addition to providing a look inside the studios of these top professionals, the series offers students the opportunity to interact with them during daytime seminars and studio visits.

School of Art welcomes Patricia Bellan-Gillen to the 2017-18 lecture series. Bellan-Gillen’s work has been describe by writer Paul Krainak as, “Formalist canon meets zoological illustration, penetrated by medieval spiritualism and glossed with personal dream imagery.” After years of studying cultural, dream, mythological and religious symbols, Patricia began to believe that the most interesting signs are the images that appear and keep pressing on one’s mind with no explanation. Her work combines ideas and imagery generated through study and research with ideas and imagery that are felt, intuitive, and enigmatic. 

To learn more about Patricia Bellan-Gillen click here.  

Lectures are open to the public and take place in Harris Theater on select Thursday evenings from 7:30 to 9 p.m.

For more information, please contact, Harold Linton.

Past Speakers have included: Anne Harris, Dean Kessmann, Kevin Wyllie, Alyce Myatt, Barry Nemett, R.G. Brown, Karen Kunc, Lynell Burmark, Lucy Lippard, Krzysztof Wodiczko, Steve Heller, Rusty Smith, W.C. Richardson, William Dunlap, Lori Nix, Robert Whitman, Steve Kurtz, James Elkins, Ellen Lupton, Pyllis Rosenzweig, Terry Barret, Kuiyi Shen, Renee Stout, Sam Gilliam, John Moore, Bill Christenberry, Carrie and Kevin Burke.