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Artist Gerard Haggerty to speak March 8

February 22, 2011

Erica Blust
(315) 443-5891

Artist Gerard Haggerty will give a talk on Tuesday, March 8, at 6:30 p.m. in Shemin Auditorium in the Dorothea Ilgen Shaffer Art Building. The free, public lecture is sponsored by the painting program as part of the Department of Art’s Visiting Artist Lecture Series in the College of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA). Parking is available for $4 in Booth Garage. Patrons should mention that they are attending the lecture to receive this rate.

haggertyAlthough they are drawn from life, Haggerty’s luminous works illuminate his concern with mood and myth. His work has been featured in the “XXIIII American Drawing Biennial,” the “XXIV American Drawing Biennial” and the Smithsonian Institution’s “Contemporary American Drawings IV” and “Contemporary American Drawings V” (Purchase Prize). He has won fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Ford Foundation.

Haggerty’s one-person exhibitions have been presented at such venues as Space Gallery in Los Angeles and Dome Gallery in New York City. His art is included in the collections of the Bowdoin College Museum of Art, the Chrysler Museum of Art, the Laguna Museum of Art, the Portland Art Museum, Michael Douglas, Jack Nicholson and others. He currently teaches at Brooklyn College, City University of New York (CUNY) and the Chautauqua Institution.

For more information about the lecture, contact Stephen Zaima, professor of painting, at (315) 443-9400 or szaima@syr.edu.

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