Every First Friday, we invite you to join us for Gallery Talks, and Receptions for Artists of the Month whose art we are pleased to display in our Museum Shop.
(Click here for information on artist memberships and how to apply for the opportunity to display your work.)
Friday, July 7
7 PM to 8 PM – GALLERY TALK
Illustrator Dan Springer will talk about the meaning of caricature and then will draw caricatures of Lincoln and Washington, inviting questions and reactions to his work.
Dan Springer graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design. He has illustrated for The New York Times, The Village Voice, and Avenue magazine. He has worked as a caricature artist since 1991, including work at Six Flags-Great Adventure and has been living on commissioned caricature paintings and freelance illustration projects since 1999.
Friday, August 4
6 PM – Reception for Artist of the Month Suzanne Clothier
7 PM to 8 PM – GALLERY TALK: POETRY READING
Nick Norwood is a professor of creative writing at Columbus State University and the director of the Carson McCullers Center for Writers and Musicians in Columbus, Georgia, and Nyack, New York.
His poems have appeared widely in such journals, online sites, and national broadcasts as The Paris Review, Shenandoah, Oxford American, Poetry Daily, PBS NewsHour’s Art Beat, U.S. Poet Laureate Ted Kooser’s American Life in Poetry, NPR’s Writer’s Almanac with Garrison Keillor, and many others. He is the winner of a Pushcart Prize, the Hollis Summers Prize in Poetry, an International Merit Award from Atlanta Review, and both a Tennessee Williams Scholarship and Walter E. Dakin Fellowship to attend the Sewanee Writers Conference. His third and most recent full volume, Gravel and Hawk, was published by Ohio University Press in 2012. He has collaborated with artist and master printmaker Erika Adams on two books featuring his poetry--Wrestle (2007) and Text (2016), with photographer Chuck Hemard on the book The Pines: Southern Forests due out later this year, and with sculptor Mike McFalls on the permanent art installation “powerhouse,” which features Nick’s poem of the same name and is mounted in corten steel on the RiverWalk in Columbus, Georgia. In March 2016 his article on “Tone and the International Style” in the work of the Northern Irish poet and Nobel laureate Seamus Heaney appeared in the international Irish studies journal Estudios Irlandeses, published at the University of Barcelona. Nick has been the sole poet representing the United States at the Euroscience Open Forum’s session “Science Meets Poetry” on four separate occasions—in Munich (2006), Turin (2010), Copenhagen (2014), and Manchester (2016). An award-winning teacher, Nick served as the co-director of the EC-Ireland study abroad program from 2013-2015, as site director of CSU’s Spencer House in Oxford, England, in spring of 2008, at which time he was also a visiting fellow of Greyfriars Hall, and he has taught in study abroad and study away programs in Oxford, Swäbisch Gmünd, Germany, and New York City. As director of the Carson McCullers Center, he has made frequent appearances to speak on McCullers’s life and work in the United States and abroad—including at the University of Sofia (Bulgaria) in April 2017—and will do so again at the international Carson McCullers scholars conference at John Cabot University in Rome in July 2017.