Artist Talks

Driskell Center and University of Maryland Department of Art Present Willie Cole

Buddha Chandelier, 2012 by Willie Cole, Plastic bottles and galvanized steel, 84 x 72 in diameter/213 x 183 cm diameter. Photo by Joerg Lohse. Image courtesy Alexander and Bonin, New York.

Buddha Chandelier, 2012 by Willie Cole, Plastic bottles and galvanized steel, 84 x 72 in diameter/213 x 183 cm diameter. Photo by Joerg Lohse. Image courtesy Alexander and Bonin, New York.

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Artist Talk: Thursday, February 18 at 5:30pm

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This lecture is presented in collaboration with the University of Maryland’s Department of Art. Light refreshments will be served at the reception preceeding the lecture.

Willie Cole is an artist from Somerville, New Jersey. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the School of Visual Arts in New York in 1976, and continued his studies at the Art Students League of New York from 1976-79. He is the 2006 recipient of the Driskell Prize given annually by High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA.

He is known for using domestic and recycled items in his sculptures such as water bottles, heeled shoes, and suitcases. This lecture is being held in conjunction with the exhibition, WILLIE COLE: ON SITE, which will be on display at the Driskell Center in Fall 2016.

Parking is available at meters or at the Union Lane Garage adjacent to Cole Student Activities Building. Free parking at Lot 1 after 4PM.

David C. Driskell Center Gallery is located at 1207 Cole Student Activities Building. Please visit driskellcenter.umd.edu for information about hours and accessibility.

 

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