Featuring “Two Coats of Paint” art blogger and artist Sharon Butler and New Zealand multimedia artist Shigeyuki Kihara, this panel will explore the contemporary art world from two perspectives. What are the emerging trends in contemporary art? How can young artists get their work shown? How does social media affect what happens in art? Sharon Butler is a long-time commentator on and participant in the New York art scene, and Shigeyuki Kihara is a visitor to New York, currently serving as artist-in-residence at the International Studio and Curatorial Program in Brooklyn. Kihara has exhibited recently at the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; the Trondheim Museum, Norway; and the Utah Museum of Fine Arts. Butler is represented by Pocket Utopia gallery in New York, and has exhibited at Real Art Ways in Hartford and Season in Seattle, WA.
“Brave New Art World” will take place Thursday, September 19, at 6 pm. This event is co-sponsored by the Department of Art and Art History and the William Benton Museum of Art, with the generous support of the Gene and Georgia Mittelman Lecture Fund. It is free and open to the public. All Art and Art History students are required to attend.