The UMass Arts Extension Service and the Department of Art, Architecture, and Art History are pleased to welcome their first 2014 “Art Star” Visiting Artist Lecture speaker, multi-media installation artist Iman Issa to UMass at 4:30 pm on Wednesday March 5th, in the Studio Arts Building Room 240, Thatcher Way, Amherst, MA. This event is free and open to the public and is funded in part by the UMass Arts Council and the Massachusetts Cultural Council.
Issa, based in both Cairo and New York City, completed her BFA at the American University in Cairo and her MFA at Columbia University in New York. She uses videos, sculpture, and texts in her work to point out the gap between our memories and the language we use to express them. Her installations attempt to fill in that gap, using obscure combinations of media to stand in for elements lost in translation.
The UMass Arts Stars Lecture Series brings artists of distinction to UMass to share the stories of their art and their art career with student artists. For more information contact Robin Mandel, Art Department (413-545-1903) or Dee Boyle-Clapp, Arts Extension Service, firstname.lastname@example.org or (413-545-2360).