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Lecture-Concert Series to Feature Visual Artist, Heather Deyling


JONESBORO – Arkansas State University’s Lecture-Concert Series welcomes visual artist Heather Deyling for a presentation on Monday, March 17.

Deyling will discuss the development of her work and its evolution over the past 10 years. This lecture is appropriate for students, faculty and anyone who is interested in contemporary art and the creative process.

The presentation will begin at 7 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center Recital Hall, 2412 Quapaw Way.  Admission is free to this and all Lecture-Concert Series events.

Her current practice has expanded to include installations in which organic forms spillover into architectural space, creating a tension between the organic and the man-made. According to Deyling, the prevalence of unnatural hues invites the viewer to consider whether they originate from man or nature.

"Heather Deyling is a multi-disciplinary artist whose work encompasses elements of sculpture, collage, painting, and installation,” said John Norris, assistant professor of art at A-State.  “This will be a great opportunity for students and the public to gain a deeper understanding of the inherent connections between these diverse approaches and to get a glimpse of Deyling's unique and ever-changing studio practice."

Deyling currently lives and works in Savannah, Ga., where she is a professor of foundation studies at the Savannah College of Art and Design. She has shown her work in numerous exhibitions throughout the Northeast, Southeast and Midwest, including a group show at ADA Gallery in Richmond, Va. Deyling has a Master of Fine Arts degree in painting from Tyler School of Art.

The program at Arkansas State will be presented with generous funding support from the
A-State Department of Art and the College of Fine Arts.

The Lecture-Concert Series serves A-State and the surrounding communities in bringing notable guest speakers and performers of diverse backgrounds and wide appeal to the A-State campus. The Lecture-Concert Series supports A-State’s mission to educate leaders, enhance intellectual growth and enrich lives.

The complete schedule for the 2013-14 Lecture-Concert Series, including performers’ biographies and photographs, is available on the A-State website, AState.edu.

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Art by Heather Deyling
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