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9/11 'Tribute in Light' co-creator to speak March 22

March 09, 2011

Erica Blust
(315) 443-5891

Paul Myoda, a sculptor and co-creator of the “Tribute in Light” 9/11 memorial installation, will present a lecture on Tuesday, March 22, at 6:30 p.m. in Shemin Auditorium in the Dorothea Ilgen Shaffer Art Building. The free, public lecture is sponsored by the sculpture 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.

myodaMyoda is an assistant professor of visual art at Brown University whose work includes more than 40 exhibitions of sculptures, drawings and short films. He has also written for various art publications, including Art in America, Flash Art and Frieze. Prior to Brown, he lived in New York City where he co-founded Big Room, an art production company, and Myoda + Ruy-Klein Architecture, an architecture-ideas collaboration.

In 2001, Myoda participated in the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s World Views Program and had a studio on the 91st floor of World Trade Center I. He co-created the “Tribute in Light” in 2001 in memory of the tragic events of 9/11, and the work has subsequently become an annual installation. More recently, Myoda has been developing “Glittering Machines,” a series of modular, interactive, kinetic, sonic and illuminating sculptures.

Myoda has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Warhol Foundation and the Howard Foundation, among others.

For more information about the lecture, contact Robert Wysocki, assistant professor of sculpture, at (315) 443-2318 or

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