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John and June Allcott Gallery: Dark Humor: Peter Williams

August 31 @ 8:00 am - September 28 @ 5:00 pm

Peter Williams received his BFA from Minneapolis College of Art and Design and his MFA from Maryland Institute College of Art. He is a professor of art at the University of Delaware. The N-Word: Paintings by Peter Williams (Rotland Press: Detroit, 2016) is a timely monograph of recent and compelling work by Williams, that caustically confronts the recent attacks, killings, and murder of Black people by police across the United States. The book contains an introduction to Williams' work, an in-depth conversation between he and acclaimed playwright, poet, critic and novelist Bill Harris, and an original short story by author Lynn Crawford inspired by Williams' urgent vision.

Hanes Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Sonya Clark

October 5 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Sonya Clark served as Chair of the Craft and Material Studies Department at Virginia Commonwealth University from 2006 through 2017. In 2016, she was awarded the Distinguished Faculty Award in Scholarship from the University. Formerly, she was Baldwin-Bascom Professor of Creative Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She holds an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art and was awarded their first Mid-Career Distinguished Alumni Award. She earned a BFA from the Art Institute of Chicago. In 2015, she was awarded an honorary doctorate from Amherst College where she received her B.A. in psychology.

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