These events are free and open to the public.
July 6, 12-1pm, Thomas Adams Room, Fuller Hall
Leslie is a faculty member in the Visual Arts Department at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA. Leslie will discuss the history of her work in the last 20 years. Her work explores autobiography through drawing and sculpture using cloth as the main medium. She creates a series of stitched sculptures and drawings that act as her memoirs. Her work is an examination of relationships, roles, and moments. Through her drawings, she examines herself as a biological, visual, and psychological being. She also explores cloth as a medium, one that can be added to or excavated into, folded, and layered or bundled up to create density.
July 10, 12-1pm, Thomas Adams Room, Fuller Hall
Tom O’Malley began studying ceramics in high school and received his BFA from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University in 1985. He received his MFA, from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1994.
O'Malley has exhibited nationally and internationally, winning numerous awards. He received an LCC Grant in 1998 and his pottery was the recipient of the People's Choice Award at the 2002, Strictly Functional Pottery National, where he has exhibited numerous times, as recently as 2016.
His work has appeared in a number of publications, including Lark Books 500 Tiles, and in the 2012 publication, The Best of 500 Ceramics – Celebrating a Decade in Clay. He has taught at RISD, Rhode Island College, Becker College, Worcester State University, Worcester Polytechnic Institute and the Worcester Center for Crafts. He has presented a variety of workshops and lectures throughout New England. He was a board member of The Studio Potter from 2005 to 2012 and currently is the Studio Liaison and Ceramics Department Head of the Worcester Center for Crafts. His talk will be about: Form and Practice in the Studio.
July 19, 12-1pm, Thomas Adams Room, Fuller Hall
Bruce was born in Waterford, Michigan in 1966. He was awarded an MFA in painting from Wayne State University in 1994. Following his graduate studies, Bruce was an instructor of fine art at Tabor Academy, MA, and an instructor of art and art history at Bristol Community College in Fall River, MA. In 2005, Bruce McColl was appointed the Director of the Currier Museum Art Center. A recent graduate of the National Guild's Community Arts Education Leadership Institute, today Bruce is Director of Art Education at the Currier Museum of Art and Art Center, overseeing educational programs that engage and inspire over 8,000 students each year.
Recently, Bruce's paintings were the subject of two solo exhibitions at AVA in Lebanon, NH, and the Alva de Mars Chapel Art Center, St. Anselm College, in Manchester, NH. In 2012, Bruce and poet Jim McCord were the subject of an exhibition at the Mandeville Gallery, Union College, Schenectady, New York, featuring works created in collaboration over a 10 year span from 2000-2010. In 2014, Bruce curated "Transforming Lives Through Art: 75 Years at the Currier Art Center" at the Currier Museum of Art, and was the subject of a solo exhibition "Flowers, Orchards and Mountains: Paintings by Bruce McColl" at McGowan Fine Art. In June of 2017, Bruce will be exhibiting new watercolor paintings at McGowan Fine Art in Concord, New Hampshire.
Bruce will discuss his career as artist and educator—especially the work he does at the Currier Museum of Art