SUU's Art Insights to Feature
Architect / Sculptor / Installation Artist,
March 7, 2013
Southern Utah University, Cedar City, Utah: Exploring the practical use of art in disciplines outside of the arts is the realm in which architect, sculptor, and installation artist, Peter Stempel lives. This specialized artisan shares his craft during his presentation for SUU’s Department of Art and Design’s insightful weekly lecture series, Art Insights, on Thursday, March 7, 2013. The lecture begins at 7pm in the Great Hall within SUU’s Hunter Conference Center. Admission is free and the general public is encouraged to attend.
Peter Stempel believes that the discipline of sculpture is essential to understanding the landscape and our relationship to the larger world. Since graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1993, he has worked as an installation artist and an architect, alternating between the disciplines. He has taught at a diverse array of institutions, including the Rhode Island School of Design and the Chinese Academy of Art. In addition to his professional work, he is also the director of Form Tomorrow, a 501(c)(3) non-profit that provides planning support to small communities. For more information about his nonprofit, please visit his website at StempelForm.com.
Using examples from his own work, Peter will make an argument for the productive engagement of artists in disciplines outside of the arts. He will encourage attendees to consider the larger need for their artistic talents in our changing world. This talk will be useful for any person wondering "what happens after school?"
Art Insightsis a weekly program hosted during the fall and spring semesters by SUU’s Art and Design faculty. Students and community members meet weekly to experience presentations and discussions by visiting artists and art educators from around the nation who share their work and insights and attend gallery openings. Admission is free, and the general public is invited to attend.Take advantage of this amazing opportunity to hear Peter Stempel share his insights about the practical use of art within other disciplines. For more information on the SUU College of Performing and Visual Arts events, please call the Arts Hotline at (435) 865-8800, or visit www.suu.edu/arts.