The Disabled Body in Contemporary Art Discussed in Craft Lecture
Tue, 03/01/2011 - 11:43am
Educator and author Ann Millett-Gallant will present a lecture based on her book, "The Disabled Body in Contemporary Art," in the next installment of the UNC Asheville Craft Studies Initiative lecture series, "Meet the Maker: Conversations of Meaning with Craftspeople." Millet-Gallant will discuss the work of disabled artists and the representation of disability in visual culture. The presentation will begin with a reception at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 17, in UNC Asheville's Owen Hall, room 302. The event is free and open to the public.
Millett-Gallant is a lecturer for the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where she teaches art history and liberal studies courses. Her research in "The Disabled Body in Contemporary Art" crosses the disciplines of art history and disability studies. She examines Western art history through this unique lens and draws parallels to sexism, racism, classism, heterosexism and homophobia. Millett-Gallant has published a number of journal articles, as well as several art and film reviews. She is also an amateur artist, practicing painting, drawing and collage.
The "Meet the Maker" lecture series is generously supported by the Windgate Charitable Foundation. One additional series lecture will be held during the spring semester. Amy Tavern and Daniel Marinelli, resident artists at Penland School of Crafts, will speak at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 4, in UNC Asheville's Owen Hall, room 302.
For more information about this series, call 828.250.2392 or go to the "Meet the Maker" series Web site.