Monday, October 17, 2011

Artist to Speak at UWG

John W. Ford, a sculptor, installation artist, painter, printmaker, lecturer, curatorial liaison, and international organizer, will give an Artist Talk on Tuesday Oct. 18 in Humanities 312 at 6:30pm.

Ford currently teaches at University of North Carolina at Charlotte, where he has been
assistant professor of art since 2006.

He was born in Nigeria in 1958. At the age of five he and his family moved back to America where he spent most of his childhood and young adulthood in southeastern Missouri, living on a small farm near the town of Jackson. Though formally trained, much of Ford's work is informed by a life practice that is typical of the first culture in which he lived (Nigeria) and the lower middle-class, agrarian influences of his life in the midwest of America.

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